Imali a Blockchain Implementation: Part 0

The following is an introduction to a series of tutorials on implementing a Blockchain from first principles and an application of the Blockchain: Cryptocurrency. The on-going series will provide a theoretical overview of blockchain technology and how it relates to crypytocurrencies and an implementation in C.

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Incentives, tools and challenges for Social Cooperation

As I continue working on “Aba” (news peer-to-peer) and Sintu (Crowdsourcing of African Oral Literature) I realize some challenges and promising incentives in getting people to participate ( social cooperation). Both these mobile apps rely on the users’ participation. The strength and utility of the mobile apps increases the more users adopt the apps. For any change to be done in society, for new discoveries to be made there must be incentive — but how is incentive created? Are there models for creating incentives? Can one incentivize society into a radical change?

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