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Like many cryptocurrency enthusiasts, I am a strong supporter of open source projects and decentralized systems. I quickly became enamored with the idea of distributed systems, fair voting, and true transparency. But, why does it matter? Long-standing is the debate between open source and closed-source, decentralized and centralized. Over the last several decades, we have learned a great deal from the triumphs (or lack thereof) in innovation, and I think it’s time we took…

Kambria team members have been thinking deeply about the role of judges in the Kambria ecosystem. Specifically, they’ve been keen on developing a consensus mechanism for the Kambria Network that implements a more reliable and better governance for judges. Based on the challenges related to judges, Kambria’s Blockchain Engineer, Tu Phan, and Kambria Advisor, Michelle Tsing, have created the Kambria Innovation Judge Protocol. The Protocol will be used in hackathons and bounty challenges, two methods Kambria…

Twenty years ago, the open source movement started in Palo Alto, California, and it has continued to gather followers and gain momentum ever since. Today, some of the most recognizable names in software are open source projects. Surely you’ve heard of Wordpress, Magento, Mozilla, OpenOffice, and Linux — all are open source. What started as a response to the undue profits giant software companies were making is no longer a fringe approach to software development.…