Jonathan Brown

DEX Development Update

The Acuity DE will be a fully autonomous and decentralized atomic swap cross-chain cryptocurrency exchange. It will support ACU, and both base coins and ERC20 tokens on all EVM compatible chains. It has a number of advantages over other cross-chain exchanges & bridges.

Posted June 15, 2022 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 4 min read

Hard Spoon Completed

The hard spoon announced in the previous blog post has now occurred. At block #3276706 a snapshot was recorded of all ACU balances and unclaimed MIX => ACU.

Posted December 14, 2021 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 2 min read

May 2021 Project Update

In line with the previous blog post and video, a new Acuity Substrate node implementation has been released.

Posted May 5, 2021 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 3 min read

Acuity Parachain Strategy

The Polkadot ecosystem is evolving rapidly. Kusama will soon have parachains and Polkadot itself will follow. Parachains are a means of connecting together different blockchains in a hierarchy for shared security and asynchronous communication. Acuity will be a hierarchy within this hierarchy.

Posted March 19, 2021 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 4 min read

Acuity hard spooned!

Due to the cessation of block production of the proof-of-authority nodes (see previous blog post), it was necessary for Acuity to hard spoon. A snapshot of blockchain state was taken at block 1049095 (the last finalized block) and a new genesis block was created.

Posted November 26, 2020 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 2 min read

Acuity Social November 2020 Project Update

There are a number of major Acuity announcements.

Posted November 19, 2020 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 7 min read

Let's enable staking on the new Acuity Polkadot blockchain

The Acuity blockchain uses standard Polkadot consensus and governance.

Posted September 25, 2020 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 3 min read

Federated Ethereum Blockchains

In the aftermath of the DAO fork it occurred to me that there might be a better way for large Ethereum projects to exist on the Blockchain.

Posted July 25, 2016 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 6 min read

Using Dapple to test Solidity with Solidity

As the Ethereum eco-system is still very immature it can sometimes be very frustrating to develop on this platform. Gradually more tools are being developed that make it much easier, such as Browser Solidity.

Posted October 20, 2015 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 3 min read

SMTP can be replaced by a 19 line Ethereum contract

One of the advantages of the blockchain is that, unlike conventional Internet services, you do not have to maintain a backend in order to offer a service. You do however need to pay to write a transaction onto the blockchain.

Posted September 12, 2015 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 3 min read

VersionedBlob: a poor man's Git built on Ethereum

One of the potential use-cases for Ethereum is to create a fully decentralized Git. Git is already decentralized in many respects, but you still need to push/pull with a specific server. If something like Git was implemented on Ethereum you just need to connect to another Ethereum node on the network.

Posted August 19, 2015 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 2 min read

Building a private blockchain on the Ethereum public blockchain

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Posted August 14, 2015 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 4 min read

Floating fees in Bitcoin Core 0.10

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Posted February 16, 2015 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 9 min read

Bitcoin transaction forwarding

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Posted February 10, 2015 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 5 min read

Using Bitcoin dust transactions to prevent website spam

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Posted January 30, 2015 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 5 min read

Ensuring security of funds and preserving anonymity when using Bitcoin for e-commerce

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Posted January 21, 2015 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 7 min read

Using HD Bitcoin wallets with Drupal Coin Tools

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Posted January 7, 2015 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 10 min read

Drupal / Bitcoin BIP 70 / PKI certificates

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Posted November 3, 2014 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 4 min read

Update on Drupal / Bitcoin Payment Protocol (BIP 70) integration

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Posted October 30, 2014 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 7 min read

How the blockchain will improve crowdfunding

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Posted October 18, 2014 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 4 min read

Drupal & Bitcoin

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Posted September 15, 2014 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 4 min read