Stories and insights from the team behind HASH

February 2023 Update

February 2023 marks our biggest ever update to the Block Protocol spec, including an overhauled semantic type system, API-powered blocks, and support for Þ blocks in WordPress.

January 2023 Update

Less than a month in, 2023 has so far seen the arrival of bitemporal versioning, block comments, and improved entity/type editing in HASH. We’ve also launched a new Block Protocol website.

December 2022 Update

Monthly updates are here! In our first, we share our vision, and introduce you to the new entity/type editors at the heart of HASH and the Block Protocol.

What is the entity layer?

Walled gardens and data silos. The separation of application data and logic. Data portability, translation and type convergence. We dive into all of these, and both the incentive structures that stand in-between, as well as those that promise to unlock, the “entity layer”.

What is the Block Protocol?

Learn how the Block protocol enables frontend components to be built once but used across many different contexts without any application-specific knowledge or support.

Basic Computational Economics

Economic theory often only describes what a system is like under ‘perfect’ conditions, which makes it hard to apply models to real-life situations. Agent-based modeling helps fill that gap by reducing the number of assumptions economists have to make.

Monkeypox infection data on HASH

While monkeypox is not typically thought of as a sexually-transmitted disease (STI), its current outbreak poses a number of challenges for health policymakers. Open-source simulations, as well as data relating to the new outbreak are already available to use on HASH.

Crypto Dynamics: Auctions

Curious about the dynamics of auctions within the NFT/web3 world? Join us as we dive into first- and second-price sealed-bid auctions, and the revenue equivalence theorem.

Open-sourcing HASH

A few months ago we revealed we were working on something new. The Block Protocol is now in public draft, and an early preview of our new product, HASH, is available for download on GitHub under an open-source license.

Coronavirus data on HASH

Data is one of the most useful tools available to health policymakers. In this post we collect a wide range of data available around COVID-19, covering transmissibility, infections, patients, treatments, vaccines and the economic impact.