[Freedombox-discuss] Ethereum plinth integration?

Markus Sabadello markus at projectdanube.org
Sun Nov 15 10:17:37 UTC 2015

Ethereum is a fascinating project, however, what exactly do you mean by
"it is likely to be an indispensable element of FreedomBox"?

Yes, your FreedomBox could be running an Ethereum node. And/or a Bitcoin
full node.
There's another project called Bitseed <https://bitseed.org/> which is
already doing that.

Unlike everything else on FreedomBox, running a blockchain full node
doesn't have any immediate benefit for an average user!
It's true and a quite cool thought that you're helping the project, and
you can be part of the blockchain network by doing this, yes.
OTOH, running a blockchain node on a tiny box is pretty much irrelevant
for the larger network, given the existence of huge mining pools.

Another option (either as an alternative to running a full node, or in
addition to running a full node), is to run blockchain-based apps on
E.g. you can have a Bitcoin wallet on the FreedomBox, or you can install
what Ethereum calls "Dapps".

+1 to adding Bitcoin and/or Ethereum to FreedomBox, just make sure you
understand what it means.


On 11/15/2015 10:30 AM, Nick B-T wrote:
> I think Ethereum
> https://ethereum.org/
> https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/
> https://www.youtube.com/user/EtherCasts/videos
> is likely to be an indispensable element of freedombox in the future,
> and I thought i would check to see who else here feels that it is
> compatible with the core ideals of freedombox and should be a priority
> for plinth integration?
> I think that a relaunch of freedombox to the cryptocommunity might
> provide a healthy revenue stream for the freedom box foundation and
> project developers in general!
> The whole scene could do with a deal of FreeSoftware advocacy and I
> shall be posting a call to fsf-community-team mailing list submissions
> (fsf-community-team at gnu.org) calling for such.
> Thanks
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