Manfred Touron

Ideas / RFC

13 pages about "Ideas / RFC"

Git Blockchain

The idea

A blockchain that works over Git.

Git already supports:

  • cryptography signatures (git commit -S)
  • multi approver signatures (git commit --signoff)

It’s technically possible to port the consensus workflow using basic git commands.

By adding a CI/CD bot/script, it becomes possible to have an equivalent of smart-contracts that only allows people to open pull-requests while having a robot to make the merges.

Finally, we can find about having a proof-of-stakes approach based on git contributions or something more centralized as a .forgers.txt file that defines allowed forgers.

Challenges

Find other parts of what makes a blockchain:

  • how-to define/allow/deny a node to be a forger in a distributed way
  • create a small utility that makes the git commands automatically
  • automatically generates with the CI/CD a static blockchain explorer

Usages

No idea yet.

It can be used as a pedagogical support to learn how the blockchain works.

Volatile Blockchain / Temporary Blockchain

The idea

Merge the concepts of

  • “Connected Blockchains” (see https://cosmos.network for a good example)
  • Autonomous networks that support split & merge

To obtain a way of creating a temporary blockchain in an autonomous network that can exists over mesh network (bluetooth, isolated networks, isolated countries, etc).

Challenges

  • Determine the best consensus rules that allows a smaller network to “take decisions”
  • Offer the option to automatically convert the temporary coin to a permanent coin as soon as networks are merged

Examples

  • Create a temporary blockchain for a music festival, allow people to convert their existing permanent coins to the temporary money, lose internet during the event, and then translate-back the unused temporary coins

Book Roulette

The idea

A website / an app that suggest you a random book.

Business model

Get referral fees.

Challenges

Get interesting results: various, but with a minimal quality level.

Collaborative Little Alchemy

The idea

Remake of Little Alchemy with collaborativity in mind.

Two collaborative modes:

  1. Administrative collaboration: people can easily propose new alchemies to the community.
    • It can easily be done thanks to open-source, basically, only a README file or a CONTRIBUTING file in an open GitHub project, and voila.
  2. Playing collaboration: being able to play in teams to share the fun.

Challenges

not so much, just taking the time to setup the engine and have a decent UI.

Secret Santa - Online Edition

The idea

Just put the well-known Secret Santa tradition online.

By sending a small present to an unknown person, you are automatically enrolled to receive one by a future giver, etc.

Challenges

  • automate everything, including support (delivey issues)
  • ensure privacy