Presentation of La MYNE (New Ideas and Experiments Manufacture). This is the context and the place where we develop our programs. It's basically a shared hybrid space or a hackerspace.
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Micro-energy markets - The role of a consumer preference pricing strategy on microgrid energy investment.pdfThe fragility of the modern electrical grid is exposed during random events such as storms, sporting
events and often simply routine operation. Even with these obvious flaws large utilities and governments
have been slow to create robust solutions due to the need of large capital investments required to
address the issues. In this light creative economic and engineering solutions are desired to finance the
needed upgrades. Driven by the requirement to have uninterrupted power that meets customers desires
this research focuses on linking consumer preferences to a type of energy source in order to best fulfill
stakeholder priorities. This approach is in contrast to the current and prevalent lowest cost methods to
producing and consuming energy. This research yields a preliminary ‘micro-energy market’ that consists
of an energy network architecture, pricing methodology and mathematical template which quantifies
potential economic inefficiencies. If exploited these inefficiencies could be
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« Smart grids » : Les réseaux
et compteurs d’électricité
« intelligents ».
émergence d’une ère post-Carbone, ou
Avènement de la société de contrôle.
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In this position paper we propose a novel trading paradigm for buying and selling locally produced energy
in the smart grid. Unlike recently proposed techniques that rely on predictions and a day-ahead market, here
prosumers are billed by the distribute system operator according to their actual usage and rewarded based on
their actual energy input, similar to the current state of affairs. Our mechanism achieves demand response by
providing incentives to prosumers to balance their production and consumption out of their own self-interest.
All rewards and payments are carried out using NRGcoin — a new decentralized digital currency similar to
Bitcoin, that we introduce in this paper. Prosumers exchange NRGcoins with fiat currency on an exchange
market for profit, or for paying their energy bills. We study the advantages of our proposed currency over
traditional monetary payment and explore its benefits for all parties in the smart grid.
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Over the past decade, projects such as Bitcoin, Namecoin and Ethereum have shown the power of cryptoeconomic consensus networks to bring about the next stage
in evolution of decentralized systems, potentially expanding their scope from simply providing for the storage of data and messaging services to managing the "backend"
of arbitrary stateful applications. Proposed and implemented applications for such systems range from globally accessible cheap payment systems to financial
contracts, prediction markets, registration of identity and real world property ownership, building more secure certificate authority systems and even keeping track of
the movement of manufactured goods through the supply chain
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Satoshi Nakamoto's development of Bitcoin in 2009 has often been hailed as a radical development in money and currency, being the first example of a digital asset which simultaneously has no backing or "intrinsic value" and no centralized issuer or controller. However, another, arguably more important, part of the Bitcoin experiment is the underlying blockchain technology as a tool of distributed consensus, and attention is rapidly starting to shift to this other aspect of Bitcoin. Commonly cited alternative applications of blockchain technology include using on-blockchain digital assets to represent custom currencies and financial instruments ("colored coins"), the ownership of an underlying physical device ("smart property"), non-fungible assets such as domain names ("Namecoin"), as well as more complex applications involving having digital assets being directly controlled by a piece of code implementing arbitrary rules ("smart contracts") or even blockchain-based "decentralized auto
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This report, part of the work CELLABZ is doing on exploring and working with emerging technologies, multi-disciplinary teams and labs, is focusing on the Blockchain technology.
Bitcoin, the crypto-currency, known for allowing direct transfer of money between individuals, without relying on a bank, has been gaining popularity and publicity over the years. Still many people haven’t heard of it or taken the time to carefully understand the underlying technology making the Blockchain pos- sible and its potential transformations onto the world. As we will see, the real innovation on this technology relies on its distributed, consensus based and transparent protocol, allowing trusted parties to exchange information between each others, without an intermediary or central authority like a bank, company, lawyer or government that controls it or regulate it .
The rst application of this technology happened at the nancial level, but recently new ones are appea- ring; among them, juridical or ph
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The progress of mankind is marked by the rise of new technologies and the human ingenuity they unlock.
In distributed ledger technology, we may be witnessing one of those potential explosions of creative potential that catalyse exceptional levels of innovation. The technology could prove to have the capacity to deliver a new kind of trust to a wide range of services. As we have seen open data revolutionise the citizen’s relationship with the state, so may the visibility in these technologies reform our nancial markets, supply chains, consumer and business-to-business services, and publicly-held registers.
We know there will be challenges as Distributed Ledgers mature and disrupt how we think about and store data. The UK is in a unique position to explore those challenges and help maximise the bene ts to our public services and our economy. We already have world-class digital capability, innovative nancial services, a strong research community and growing private sector expertise.
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A new model for building successful and massively scalable applications is emerging. Bitcoin led the way with its open-source, peer-to-peer nature, cryptographically-stored records (block chain), and limited number of tokens that power the use of its features. Several applications are adopting the Bitcoin model in order to succeed. BitShares, Mastercoin and Open Garden are just a few of those “decentralized applications” that use a variety of methods to operate. Some use their own block chain (BitShares), some use existing block chains and issue their own tokens (Master Protocol and Mastercoin), and others operate at two layers above an existing block chain and issue their own tokens (OpenGarden).
This paper describes why decentralized applications have the potential to be immensely success- ful, how the different types of decentralized applications can be classified, and introduces termi- nology that aims to be accurate and helpful to the community. Finally, this paper postulates that
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CitizenWatt's necessary components to build the sensor
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