RT @okTurtles: The Zcash Catch
https://blog.okturtles.com/2016/03/the-zcash-catch/ #Zcash #Zerocash

Thu Mar 03 02:10:39 +0000 2016

RT @RyanMTate: Open sourcing https://github.com/VentureEquityExchange moving on from the VEX project to new opportunities. Cheers.

Thu Mar 03 03:28:25 +0000 2016

RT @taoeffect: New post: Bitcoin! Keep Calm And RBF/CPFP On!
https://fixingtao.com/2016/03/bitcoin-keep-calm-and-rbfcpfp-on/ #Bitcoin #RBF

Sat Mar 05 17:22:59 +0000 2016

RT @koeppelmann: We can turn all IP, patents, digital goods into commons - usage will be tracked and creators rewarded w/o artificial price…

Sat Mar 05 17:37:35 +0000 2016

RT @jgarzik: #Bitcoin has a bright future that involves pegged side chains, merge-mined chains, anchored chains & data, merkle tree receipt…

Sat Mar 05 17:44:17 +0000 2016

RT @v17us: http://www.participatoryecosystem.com/ (a working def) by @ChristopherA

Sat Mar 05 18:37:08 +0000 2016

Replying to @v17us

and you can fork it to improve it.

Sat Mar 05 18:37:26 +0000 2016

Related topics to #PeakContent: tragedy of the popular, echo chambers, curation fatigue, fomo (fear of missing out). https://twitter.com/mediashiftorg/status/705242586924109824

Sat Mar 05 18:41:16 +0000 2016

I have been watching Holocracy & teal related practices for some time. Medium’s 6-point synthesis is quite good: https://medium.com/the-story/management-and-organization-at-medium-2228cc9d93e9#.m7fiz0a59

Sun Mar 06 20:20:36 +0000 2016

RT @schneierblog: Interesting Research on the Economics of Privacy: New paper: “The Economics of Privacy, by Alessandro Acquisti… https:/…

Tue Mar 08 07:06:41 +0000 2016

Too true: “Group chat is like being in an all-day meeting with random participants and no agenda.” — @jasonfried http://bit.ly/21WkokD

Tue Mar 08 07:13:31 +0000 2016

I can remember reading the original and being quite excited about the possibilities. Then the patents were filed… https://twitter.com/trentmc0/status/707128866922479616

Wed Mar 09 05:02:00 +0000 2016

Planetary alignment pyramid scheme - Bad Astronomy http://bit.ly/1TK67GE

Wed Mar 09 06:41:31 +0000 2016

RT @zmanian: The discussion of edwards curve multisignature standards here may be of interest @ChristopherA @lotharrr https://t.co/CcOh4cy5…

Wed Mar 09 16:47:23 +0000 2016

A dive into UTXO design approach (used by Bitcoin and some proposed permissionless #Blockchains) and alternatives… https://twitter.com/consensysllc/status/707608045271048192

Wed Mar 09 17:16:09 +0000 2016

I’m looking forward to this… https://twitter.com/simondlr/status/660469000799940608

Wed Mar 09 17:23:25 +0000 2016

Some thoughts on smart contracts that create a DAO (distributed autonomous org) by investing in them… https://twitter.com/simondlr/status/706113890766213120

Wed Mar 09 17:27:41 +0000 2016

The ideas here by @JeremyRubin for contest events to improve #bitcoin remind me of the design charrette process: https://medium.com/@jeremyrubin/improving-the-bitcoin-development-process-e37c3a8606e5#.r34sku4xb

Wed Mar 09 17:39:14 +0000 2016

More on design charrettes (they are a different participatory event style but related to hackathons) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charrette @JeremyRubin

Wed Mar 09 17:44:23 +0000 2016

Lamport was one of the first to work on the consensus problem, and invented Paxos, the first Byzantine solution: https://twitter.com/trentmc0/status/707607201360289792

Wed Mar 09 17:47:58 +0000 2016

Intriguing—citizens in a broad democratic consensual process create a new constitution & vote for it, but denied it: https://twitter.com/lessig/status/707589723448066049

Wed Mar 09 17:54:03 +0000 2016

Though I am currently skeptical about Proof-of-Stake, I do believe that it will have an important role in the future https://twitter.com/synereo/status/707536947409977344

Wed Mar 09 18:03:39 +0000 2016

Replying to @JeremyRubin

there are a large number of different forms of participatory events. I have tried a few & some are great for different needs.

Wed Mar 09 18:41:25 +0000 2016

I’m still can’t commit to the cool @Anchor app without some form of being able to export my voice posts and commentary. #NoWalledGardens

Wed Mar 09 20:21:11 +0000 2016

“What is needed now is a new systems-based mindset built around the idea of a regenerative economy” http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/apr/21/regenerative-economy-holism-economy-climate-change-inequality?CMP=share_btn_tw @rachelmrmaxwell

Thu Mar 10 16:41:09 +0000 2016

Replying to @aleksblumentals, @clayforsberg, @blindspotting and @pekcafe

I am considering offering talks on “Social Justice, Sustainability & the Blockchain”

Fri Mar 11 15:20:01 +0000 2016

Replying to @aleksblumentals, @clayforsberg, @blindspotting and @pekcafe

These would be held conjunction w/ green MBAs at @PinchotEDU & ideally @PresidioGrad

Fri Mar 11 15:21:56 +0000 2016

Replying to @aleksblumentals, @clayforsberg, @blindspotting and @pekcafe

You may be interested in reading about Familiar Strangers in http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2008/11/personal-circle.html

Fri Mar 11 15:30:37 +0000 2016

Replying to @aleksblumentals, @clayforsberg, @blindspotting and @pekcafe

Also, the prior article on Group Thresholds is relevant http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2008/09/group-threshold.html

Fri Mar 11 15:31:37 +0000 2016

Replying to @aleksblumentals, @clayforsberg, @blindspotting and @pekcafe

One source of problem may be related to even older article http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2005/02/dunbar_triage_t.html

Fri Mar 11 15:34:16 +0000 2016

A well-written anecdotal analysis of corporate culture supported by #slack — looking forward to real research: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/03/what-slack-is-doing-to-our-offices-and-our-minds/

Fri Mar 11 21:02:21 +0000 2016

A good article by @StevenLevy connecting the old crypto wars (which I was deeply involved in) & the new crypto wars: https://backchannel.com/why-are-we-fighting-the-crypto-wars-again-b5310a423295

Fri Mar 11 21:40:28 +0000 2016

Replying to @aleksblumentals, @clayforsberg, @blindspotting and @pekcafe

Another factor today may be Parasocial Relationships http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2005/07/cheers_belongin.html

Fri Mar 11 23:01:04 +0000 2016

This article comes closest to expressing my vision of integration of #blockchain, #sustainability & #SocialJustice: https://twitter.com/profjasonpotts/status/676123088132542465

Fri Mar 11 23:07:04 +0000 2016

My favorite paragraphs by @profjasonpotts in @mesosoupblog about this:

Fri Mar 11 23:11:21 +0000 2016

Replying to @jackhodgson

I have the same problem

Sat Mar 12 19:16:13 +0000 2016

RT @kentbye: Amazing AI analysis of #AlphaGo’s victory. Argues that human commentators inaccurately saw games as even or balanced

Sat Mar 12 19:30:23 +0000 2016

Replying to @hashbreaker

we still need hierarchical deterministic keys in 25519 to do some improvements in security learned from the blockchain world

Mon Mar 14 18:20:03 +0000 2016

A drawback in design “that the code inside of a smart contract needs to be disclosed to all parties on the network.” http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-and-public-blockchains-will-power-the-smart-contracts-revolution

Tue Mar 15 01:52:22 +0000 2016

This is one reason why Ethereum-style #SmartContracts do not fulfill the promise of what I wanted in early ‘00 ideas https://twitter.com/christophera/status/709557820555853825

Tue Mar 15 01:57:22 +0000 2016

Sharing your outrage online to change the world? Beware! “the roots of this outrage are, in part, self-serving” http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/opinion/sunday/whats-the-point-of-moral-outrage.html

Tue Mar 15 02:14:34 +0000 2016

Paradoxical consequences: “People who invest time and effort in condemning those who behave badly are trusted more.” https://twitter.com/christophera/status/709563411340722176

Tue Mar 15 02:20:02 +0000 2016

I’m quite pleased that both DHS SBIR #blockchain decentralized identity proposals I am an architect on were granted! https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/department-of-homeland-security-wants-blockchain-applications/

Wed Mar 16 19:49:05 +0000 2016

I’ve also been making progress on #SmartSignatures https://raw.githubusercontent.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust/master/final-documents/smart-signatures.pdf recently w/ @petertoddbtc & some new ideas from @Interledger

Wed Mar 16 22:49:14 +0000 2016

Great rational argument on privacy—too bad that like with global warming rational stories are not persuasive to all. https://medium.com/@ryanshea/it-s-not-about-privacy-phone-protection-21b0d4f400d5

Wed Mar 16 23:08:36 +0000 2016

RT @zmanian: Embedded scripting in the signature system is one of the great lessons of Bitcoin. Needs wider application https://t.co/sKn5qk…

Thu Mar 17 18:29:53 +0000 2016

Great example of how a supposedly deprecated algorithm (MD5) was used in an attack 8 years later. Need a better way. https://twitter.com/tdierks/status/710848028329033728

Fri Mar 18 18:38:38 +0000 2016

Interesting science fiction book “The Lifecycle of Software Objects” which treats nascent AI like raising children: http://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/fall_2010/fiction_the_lifecycle_of_software_objects_by_ted_chiang/

Sat Mar 19 17:39:16 +0000 2016

Over a decade ago at a @ForesightNano conference I suggested that we be sure that future AI can empathize with us. https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/711245669541883904

Sat Mar 19 17:45:55 +0000 2016

#QotD “Beneath [the rules] there actually is a culture of participation and of mutual support” @jaystandish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvBLSA02ih0

Sat Mar 19 17:51:37 +0000 2016

Nice link: “Kindness is not sneezed into an AI by miraculous contagion from its programmers.” /ht @ciphergoth https://twitter.com/ciphergoth/status/711249501512544256

Sun Mar 20 18:28:47 +0000 2016

On my way to Brooklyn for the Linux Foundation’s #Hyperledger meeting—expecting a deeper dive into IBM’s Open Blockchain & other submissions

Mon Mar 21 18:23:33 +0000 2016

RT @charlesfitz: First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then they talk gibberish about blockchains…

Tue Mar 22 00:54:12 +0000 2016

It feels epically surreal to have all of this #Bitcoin and #Blockchain expertise gathered in the heart of the Chase Bank HQ for #Hyperledger

Wed Mar 23 00:41:34 +0000 2016

Not everyone at #Hyperledger meeting is against permissionless ledgers — most just want more choices for federation. https://twitter.com/christophera/status/712439106203230209

Wed Mar 23 00:44:05 +0000 2016

RT @Suitpossum: Pretty useful guide to the pitfalls and potentials of Bitcoin as a tool for online financial privacy https://www.expressvpn.com/internet-privacy/bitcoin-anonymity/

Wed Mar 23 11:20:08 +0000 2016

Some interesting thoughts on #Ethereum’s limits and plans for its future starting on slide 12… https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/712872668291342336

Thu Mar 24 11:20:19 +0000 2016

Replying to @fredhicks

As a digital backer I can’t preorder a digital version of Bubblegumshoe.

Thu Mar 24 14:47:12 +0000 2016

“Open source can only have ‘my’ in the associative sense. There is no possessive ‘my’ in open source.” — @nayafia https://medium.com/@nayafia/there-is-no-my-in-open-source-c3e5555390fa

Thu Mar 24 20:41:17 +0000 2016

My @Quora answer to What recent research supports the validity of Dunbar’s number? https://www.quora.com/What-recent-research-supports-the-validity-of-Dunbars-number/answer/Christopher-Allen?share=d7d31e1f

Fri Mar 25 03:34:42 +0000 2016

I’ve been exploring using hash sigs with digital identity—they are slow & large but quantum resistant. Latest IETF: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-irtf-cfrg-xmss-hash-based-signature

Fri Mar 25 14:31:12 +0000 2016

A reference implementation for that IETF hash signature proposal is at http://www.square-up.org/downloads/xmss_2016-03-08.tar.gz

Fri Mar 25 14:32:46 +0000 2016

More info on hash signatures at Post-Quantum Hash Signatures at http://www.pqsignatures.org/

Fri Mar 25 14:33:59 +0000 2016

Results of hack at Hyperledger meeting using UTXO code from Blockstream, middle from DAH, chaincode & PBFT from IBM:

Fri Mar 25 14:51:10 +0000 2016

Pano of media wall installation in lobby of JP Morgan Chase in Brooklyn, made up of old CRTs:

Fri Mar 25 16:38:54 +0000 2016

Replying to @CalebBushner

less than a Bitcoin miner :-)

Fri Mar 25 19:02:54 +0000 2016

Pareto’s law in reverse: “Half of all free-to-play mobile gaming rev comes from just 0.19% of players” @Swrve_Inc https://www.swrve.com/landing/swrve-monetization-report-2016

Fri Mar 25 20:30:08 +0000 2016

“The PoV combined Blockstream’s validation code, IBM’s OBC/UTX Chaincode and Digital Asset Holding’s client layers” https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/713471145039818752

Sat Mar 26 03:31:02 +0000 2016

Replying to @chrismessina

mine updated fine before they pulled it.

Sun Mar 27 21:05:04 +0000 2016

We are long overdue in TLS to be able to share lists of untrustworthy CAs—soon with Certificate Transparency… https://security.googleblog.com/2016/03/certificate-transparency-for-untrusted.html?m=1

Sun Mar 27 23:44:58 +0000 2016

RT @malthe: Genius. @mortenjust made a text editor that only allow the 1,000 most used words in English. http://mortenjust-experiments.tumblr.com/post/138397510331/simpler-language-editor-inspired-by-xkcd-i-made https://t.…

Mon Mar 28 01:33:45 +0000 2016

This could be an intriguing UI for making it easier to enter BIP39 mnemonic codes/passphrases… https://twitter.com/malthe/status/713580122373132288 @malthe @mortenjust

Mon Mar 28 01:37:38 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: “The first rule of cryptography is to use someone
else’s design. The second rule of cryptography is to use someone else’s…

Mon Mar 28 14:08:28 +0000 2016

On the Hyperledger hackathon “this merges some of the best ideas that DAH and Blockstream are bringing to the table” http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ibm-blockchain-leader-jerry-cuomo-using-shadowchains-launch-moonshots-1551843

Mon Mar 28 15:20:47 +0000 2016

So are Swartz, Snowden & Assange the sacrifice of our generation to protect our rights? Who is next? https://twitter.com/profjasonpotts/status/714364562934353920

Mon Mar 28 16:54:19 +0000 2016

We need more social change this way: “Making change through norms has a momentum…” @EthanZ https://medium.com/@EthanZ/rooftop-solar-and-the-four-levers-of-social-change-8e64c40bd5d7

Mon Mar 28 17:09:11 +0000 2016

RT @driverxmovie: It’s official! Our #Kickstarter campaign is up and running. Take the ride with us! http://kck.st/1pLLbCp https://t.co/5…

Tue Mar 29 03:17:29 +0000 2016

Some good generic advice on designing modern packet protocols. To my IETF and W3C colleagues, anything to add? https://twitter.com/rusty_twit/status/714632755397570560

Tue Mar 29 03:32:52 +0000 2016

Replying to @jaredhanson

I remember seeing at the P2PFoundation wiki. I will look.

Tue Mar 29 03:42:47 +0000 2016

RT @EFF: The FBI announces it can break into the San Bernardino iPhone. We’ve got some questions. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/03/fbi-breaks-iphone-and-we-have-some-questions

Tue Mar 29 03:44:11 +0000 2016

Summary: A bit early even for early adopters “Costs vs. Benefits: My Experience with an Ethereum Smart Contract” http://youtu.be/_90Y8mw_HVY

Wed Mar 30 14:41:50 +0000 2016

We need expand the left side of Everett M. Roger’s “Diffusion of Innovation” model—before early adopters is hackers? https://twitter.com/christophera/status/715187282949505028

Wed Mar 30 14:50:23 +0000 2016

@tshepang_dev who would you suggest as the top rustlang Twitter accounts to follow? In particular crypto & rustlang? Thanks!

Wed Mar 30 14:53:32 +0000 2016

I’m disappointed in the corruption of the term “Smart Contracts”…

Wed Mar 30 15:22:26 +0000 2016

1/ I’m disappointed in the corruption of the term Smart Contracts. Bitcoin’s Script, and in particular P2SH is a good start to them, but…

Wed Mar 30 15:27:25 +0000 2016

2/ …massive multiple execution of arbitrary code is not (aka IBM’s Chain Code), and…

Wed Mar 30 15:29:00 +0000 2016

3/…I would even argue that Ethereum’s languages are not smart contracts either—just another chain code.

Wed Mar 30 15:30:45 +0000 2016

4/ I do agree that business logic is hard to do with Bitcoin’s Script, but for all of us talking about Smart Contracts in the late ‘90’s…

Wed Mar 30 15:31:46 +0000 2016

5/ …(Szaboian Smart Contracts?) we desired cryptographic composabilty,…

Wed Mar 30 15:33:34 +0000 2016

6/ …that the code could be analyzed at multiple levels to be secure (from language proofs to high level business logic atomic validation),…

Wed Mar 30 15:34:50 +0000 2016

7/ …limitable (i.e. expression complexity & evaluation cost can be determined) and could often just be validated by consensus of parties…

Wed Mar 30 15:36:39 +0000 2016

8/ …not every node in the world (which only at most need to see proof of execution, not the full contract).

Wed Mar 30 15:37:50 +0000 2016

9/ These would be true cryptographic Smart Contracts!

Wed Mar 30 15:53:28 +0000 2016

.@Aquentys We are working on them, incremental. Last published in Nov https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust/blob/master/final-documents/smart-signatures.pdf and more specs soon and code for summer.

Wed Mar 30 17:18:36 +0000 2016

RT @VitalikButerin: @ChristopherA @petertoddbtc “evaluated by consensus of parties involved, not every node in the world” Have you heard of…

Wed Mar 30 21:12:06 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: @VitalikButerin @ChristopherA Yes. After all, I seem to have been the first guy to invent them with my early work on fide…

Wed Mar 30 21:12:10 +0000 2016

RT @VitalikButerin: @ChristopherA @petertoddbtc Also, imo developer friendliness should come first and above all, composability and other g…

Wed Mar 30 21:18:50 +0000 2016

.@VitalikButerin @petertoddbtc I do believe there is a place for business logic on a blockchain (aka “chain code”) but I want more.

Wed Mar 30 21:22:50 +0000 2016

.@VitalikButerin @petertoddbtc I agree ease of use is important but not at expense of analyzability, either formal proofs or business logic.

Wed Mar 30 21:30:03 +0000 2016

.@VitalikButerin @petertoddbtc Some of the primitive #SmartSignatures & portable proofs could be also useful for EVM or other chain code.

Wed Mar 30 21:33:21 +0000 2016

Replying to @iang_fc

first draft rather basic at https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust/blob/master/final-documents/smart-signatures.pdf — @petertoddbtc and I making some progress and there are two other groups.

Thu Mar 31 00:54:44 +0000 2016

@eris_ltd @petertoddbtc A better analogy is that EVM chain code is like building a DC10 where every screw & bolt is different size and metal

Thu Mar 31 02:40:05 +0000 2016

Replying to @eris_ltd and @petertoddbtc

To continue the analogy—Great for an experimental plane and test pilot but not ready for commercial passengers yet.

Thu Mar 31 02:50:52 +0000 2016

Replying to @eris_ltd and @petertoddbtc

Not that anyone else is ready to build a commercial plane either! We need standard reliable inspectable parts first!

Thu Mar 31 02:55:50 +0000 2016

RT @adam3us: kudos @pwuille Eric Lombrozo, Johnson Lau & other contributors for fast, careful work to scale and improve Bitcoin https://t.c…

Thu Mar 31 03:24:51 +0000 2016

RT @WayneVaughan: @ChristopherA I’ve heard smart contracts described as “code that runs on a byzantine fault tolerant network”. I agree the…

Thu Mar 31 06:54:16 +0000 2016

RT @WayneVaughan: @ChristopherA How’s this for a Twitter sized definition of a smart contract? https://twitter.com/tierion/status/715518003849404416

Thu Mar 31 13:40:27 +0000 2016

Replying to @jaredhanson

I found what you were asking about regarding a revokable license: http://p2pfoundation.net/Peer_Production_License

Fri Apr 01 06:22:07 +0000 2016

Some interesting thoughts in here. I have great respect for Arthur Brock’s thoughts on “deep wealth” and currency. https://twitter.com/artbrock/status/715744595666157568

Fri Apr 01 06:29:48 +0000 2016