matthew schutte

matthew schutte

intro’d to Matthew here (holochain hackathon he’s hosting in sf):

fb live – why is blockchain diff than holochain



holochain: distributed storage system

for hosting-life-bits..? that io dance..?

in our mind.. bitcoin/ethereum.. make use of distributed computing networks.. but not distributed computing system.. a centralized system that makes use of distributed network.. subscribing to master ness for what happened in past.. specific subjective perspective of history.. et al.. ie: bitcoin has mining.. ledger as list of history.. ie: bitcoin really interested on who’s holding on to these coins..

we’re trying to solve a diff problem.. we do have some currency stuff.. but desire to enable communities to steer selves better.. to be able to form/change/disband… in fluid ways..

hosting-life-bits.. via self-talk as data.. that io dance..

blockchain.. have to be aware of everything.. in order to trust

not getting rid of trust.. switching it..

try to get to what is true.. but generating truth is really costly… nature demos that cheap enough kicks crap out of true.. ie: if you and i in a room and you are paying attention to everything going on.. you can witness the truth..  and i pay attention to one thing.. i got to eat and you did not.. one of us likely to survive..

rather than good enough.. what i mean is.. that a subset of info that is the appropriate info is more useful than all of info

spot on to self-talk as data

14 min – what we’re trying to do is enable an individual and community they’re wanting to interact with to be able to coord activities by what they care about.. don’t have to pay attention to everyone.. only have to pay attention to my activity..

talking with twain liu (

story about people grokking what matters

a nother way.. mech leaves trail.. but we don’t follow trail.. we listen to gut and live by whimsy/connections..

blockchains are one size fits all

enables us to not hold onto everything.. but most importantly allows us to evolve.. to search for better solutions..

23 min – realized need to break ceptr into smaller parts.. learning how to play this way .. bigger user base.. before build whole system… then developed holochain.. we’ve got 3 pieces… carved off larger project.. we’re trying to ship this year…

3 parts: storage.. protocol.. processing


aha moments from hackathon




matthew: *twain – aristotle ignoring plato that all reasoning has to have emotional base.. focus on logic divorced from emotion/body/present.. so 2000 yrs of western rationalistic thought.. that stems from thought out of context.. logic divorced from context.. leading us to have major problems.. why google’s deep learning isn’t solve problems hoping to solve.. because built on basis of partial set of tools that don’t have an emotional base..

*twain liu (

holodeck – housing for people interested in building distributed systems that can support a more thriving world..

highest moment for both arthur and eric: “Holochain is like a distributed system, except… distributed” –


2016 – metacurrency philosophy chat


45 min – building all this computer stuff on a mis understanding of time..

rev of everyday life ..time ing ness

48 min – together we’re a diff thing..

49 min – coherence layers.. w org’d flows.. seems separate from world around it.. yet at same time.. communicating/connected to world.. an orderliness to that layer.. both a separate and a connectedness..

ni ness..

51 min – in order to create community.. we need communication.. as soon as you get communication you get community..

2 convos ness – let’s base all on this… no? this is what gets you to your.. more appropriate info rather than all the info..

as the day [aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]

53 min – not just time/space but nature of the interaction.. what perspective..


at davos – Is Holochain Better than Blockchain? | Interview (4 min) with Matthew Schutte


we are an alt to blockchain.. we built a diff infra for running truly p2p.. no mining.. no cryptocurrency.. no business model.. so anyone can use it

a solution that doesn’t make use of consensus.. to enable communities to enable ways it works for them.. and when it stops working for any of them.. they can start playing by diff pattern.. doesn’t center around a protocol but an agent

lot of things people in blockchain in world are excited about.. but blockchain’s limitations in terms of scale, speed, cost.. prevent distributed tech to solve problems

(w holochain) don’t need an api.. natural ecosystem w bridging functions.. transforming one thing into another ..and that ‘s actually requirement for all regenerative systems..


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