Possibly as a result of some pernicious mistake, unacknowledged impulse, or unfortunate twist of fate you have reached the personal website of narrative designer Bruno Dias.
Perhaps you would like to view a list of his credits or read his blog archives? Or maybe you’re here for his back catalog of interactive fiction.
A Blockchain Primer for Blockchain Skeptics
People writing about blockchain technology are usually proponents or boosters of the technology, or at least “neutral parties.” This means that they engage in “technological realism,” in which they describe the tech without contextualizing why it is the way it is and what it’s really for.
Meanwhile, people writing critically about the crypto space often lack any technical grounding on how the whole thing works. I really recommend Stephen Diehl’s blog for a more technical person writing sensibly about this stuff; but Stephen hasn’t written a technical summary aimed at laypeople.
The goal of this article is to explain how blockchains actually work without resorting to metaphors or handwaving. I’m going to skip over details, obviously, and I’m not going to get into the mathematical or computational nitty-gritty of how this stuff works; but the goal is to give people a conceptual overview.