FOAM: Bridging Ethereum to the Real World

FOAM is a startup on Ethereum that is comprised of three elements:, Crypto Spatial Coordinates (CSCs), the Proof of Location Protocol, and The Spatial Index. Each of these elements work together to provide Ethereum users with a greater ability to interoperate with the physical world. I wrote about FOAM last ...
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FOAM: The Future of Geospatial Data, on the Ethereum Blockchain

I'm super excited to introduce a project that has been ongoing for two years and is coming out of stealth mode. Before we get into the details on the project, it's helpful to review protocols and some basic blockchain concepts. HTTP, SMTP, and "mapping" the Internet When the internet was ...
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FOAM: Smart Contracts for Trustless Peer to Peer Incentives

Blockchains and smart contracts create new peer to peer transactions. This simple statement is the foundation of incredible economic growth in this new asset class. Bitcoin was the first implementation of blockchain technology, while Ethereum and other blockchains have built upon it and opened up further opportunity for entrepreneurs. The ...
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FOAM: Bridging Augmented Reality and Ethereum

Incentives are everything. In 2008, a man discovered he could use peanuts to create incentives for crows to bring him coins. The blockchain has created new opportunities to incentivize human behavior. It is fairly simple to set up a smart contract that enables peer to peer interactions without a trusted authority ...
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FOAM: Smart Wallets, Smarter Space

In my introduction to FOAM, I went through the basics of how blockchain protocols work, and how basic crowdsourced geospatial systems have worked. The blockchain, invented by Satoshi Nakamoto, transformed the use of money through smart contracts and wallets. FOAM is taking the next step and transforming the use of space ...
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