One of the most recognizable names in the crypto space (and perhaps even outside of it) is using one of the least recognizable blockchains.

Overstock.com subsidiaries Medici Ventures and tZERO have been utilizing the FLO blockchain for some time in work aimed at re-organizing property rights. At one time, a video of the tZERO homepage even showed the little-known blockchain at work.

Still, if you haven’t heard of FLO before, you won’t be alone. Maybe Florincoin, the blockchain’s moniker when it first launched in 2013, shortly before the 2014 altcoin boom – will ring a bell, at least those who were in New York at the time. Keep Reading…

Coindesk

May 8, 2019


Electron Tomography Database Changes the Game for Scientific Data Distribution

Caltech researchers in collaboration with the start-up Alexandria have built the world's first blockchain-powered platform for sharing scientific data. The Electron Tomography Database (ETDB), which is free and open to the public, uses blockchain to securely distribute and track ownership of data without relying on a central authority or moderation. The database is simultaneously a powerful new tool for basic research and proof of concept for a new model of scientific data sharing. Keep Reading…

Caltech.edu

May 6, 2019


Coindesk

Dec 21, 2018

A county in the blockchain-friendly state of Wyoming is planning to put its land registry on a distributed ledger.

Teton County (pop. 23,265 ), which includes the town of Jackson and part of Yellowstone National Park, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Medici Land Governance (MLG). The startup,  majority-owned by Overstock.com’s blockchain investment arm Medici Ventures, will build the new registry on the Open Index Protocol (OIP). Keep Reading…


Bitcoin.com

Feb 15, 2016

Bitcoin.com had the opportunity to visit with DLOA’s founder and project manager, Devon Read. We asked Mr. Read to talk about this project in detail and clarify all of its brilliant specifications and allow everyone to grasp its utility. Keep Reading…


Steal This Show

Jan 11, 2016

In this episode we’re joined by Devon Read and Ryan Taylor, co-founders of peer-to-peer upstart The Decentalized Library Of Alexandria. After discussing the blockbuster hack of Amazon’s Fire TV stick, the increasing power of pirate movie release groups, and doomy announcements from China’s 3DM cracking group about the future for cracked games, we take a deep dive into the Alexandria project, which sees its mission as providing an censorship-proof safe haven for indie creators and “truth speech” alike – although, as we discover, pirates may well be able to hitch a ride. Listen To Podcast…


Cointelegraph

SEP 24, 2015

Decentralized media publishing platforms are quickly gaining momentum as the world adapts and reacts to the new possibilities brought by modern technology and the Information Age. However, many seem to have differing ideas on the best implementations of content protection and distribution, storage incentives, payment systems, and which additional features are essential. Keep Reading…


Motherboard

Jun 29, 2015

Alexandria, a new blockchain-based startup, is building a decentralized—and, its founders hope, uncensorable—storehouse of knowledge. The goal? To prevent a Library of Alexandria event, in which a critical mass of human knowledge is destroyed in one fell swoop. Keep Reading…


Cointelegraph

APR 19, 2015

In what could perhaps be the next step in the fight for freedom of information on the Internet, San Diego-based blockchain startup Blocktech launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund Alexandria, a decentralized, open-source, peer-to-peer “library” for all sorts of media. Keep Reading…


Bitcoin Magazine

Feb 28, 2014 (OpEd)

I understand and appreciate where you are coming from with your recent letter about Bitcoin, and I agree about the fundamental issues you address regarding the financial security of our country and the protection of hard-working Americans. As a US Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq war and a small business owner, these are values I share. Before I really understood Bitcoin, I had the same concerns that it was a get-rich-quick scheme for speculators and a currency only suited for nefarious individuals. Keep Reading…