Replying to @RaineyReitman

We would love someone from EFF to be represented

Sun May 01 10:29:17 +0000 2016

My post on self-sovereign identity has been cross-posted at Coindesk. In time for conversations at #Consensus2016!

Mon May 02 14:18:37 +0000 2016

RT @pjvangarderen: Self-sovereign digital identity makes limited aspects of the ineffable “I” public & accessible in a user-centric way htt…

Mon May 02 14:20:55 +0000 2016

RT @StefanSchose: Towards a #SelfSovereign #digitalidentity based on @ethereumproject #smartContracts #devcon1 @FuturICT…

Mon May 02 15:11:07 +0000 2016

RT @austinhill: @Blockstream’s @BenGorlick currently on the Digital Currencies in Emerging Markets talking Liquid #Consensus2016 https://t.…

Mon May 02 18:30:15 +0000 2016

RT @ofnumbers: with gurus: @muneeb @ChristopherA @zooko @socrates1024 at #Consensus2016

Mon May 02 18:54:28 +0000 2016

Self-sovereign identity requires that users be the rulers of their own identity: #Consensus2016

Mon May 02 19:26:05 +0000 2016

RT @ARKblockchain: Zero Knowledge Proofs will be key component for securing privacy of #SmartContracts on public #blockchains - #Consensus2…

Mon May 02 19:44:37 +0000 2016

RT @ARKblockchain: #Bitcoin will be a success when it has disappeared beneath a mountain of interconnected applications #Consensus2016

Mon May 02 19:45:02 +0000 2016

RT @schwentker: Quotable: 2 things to know about Smart Contracts are that they are Dumb & Not Contracts @virtuallylaw #Consensus2016 https:…

Mon May 02 19:46:08 +0000 2016

I agree @muneeb—too often I find someone using word blockchain & could substitute word magic with no ∆ in meaning.

Mon May 02 23:07:51 +0000 2016

RT @byrongibson: Great recap of the evolution of digital identity, a very hard problem. Thanks @ChristopherA.

Mon May 02 23:44:26 +0000 2016

RT @polemitis: 1/ Pretty clear from #Consensus2016 that we are still in the “putting radio shows on TV” phase of Bitcoin/Blockchain

Mon May 02 23:48:32 +0000 2016

RT @schwentker: In 2 years terms like public & private chains will disappear as did intranets & extranets
@austinhill #Consensus2016 https:…

Tue May 03 14:59:45 +0000 2016

RT @JasonKillmeyer: Well put by @austinhill @Consensus2016 re #Bitcoin blockchain as battle tested & generally successful @ protecting th v…

Tue May 03 14:59:46 +0000 2016

RT @caitlinflong: #blockchain is fiduciary tech so must have higher standards at production & take longer to adopt–Austin Hill, @Blockstre…

Tue May 03 15:00:08 +0000 2016

RT @coindesk: “The opportunity is in the attack surface.” @austinhill @Blockstream on security #Consensus2016

Tue May 03 15:02:58 +0000 2016

Very nice transcripts of #Consensus2016 sessions by @kanzure

Tue May 03 15:08:43 +0000 2016

RT @sytaylor: #blockchain shouldn’t store every record everywhere. People starting to get this at last. IBM right about this #Consensus2016

Tue May 03 18:11:42 +0000 2016

Replying to @zooko

certainly not here :-)

Wed May 04 02:02:44 +0000 2016

RT @muneeb: Giving a talk on blockchain identity tomorrow. Will discuss a real production system. See you! #Consensus2016…

Wed May 04 02:10:50 +0000 2016

RT @JBFintech: @brettking @JPNicols just got done at the Internet identity workshop and the concept that is being debated is sovereign iden…

Wed May 04 06:10:13 +0000 2016

I have reservations re: crypto in revokable biometrics, but they could be addressed. Of more concern is Patents.

Wed May 04 11:52:33 +0000 2016

Slides for my presentation today at #Consensus2016 “Identity on the Blockchain: Promise and Perils” is available at

Wed May 04 11:59:34 +0000 2016

10 Principles of Self-Sovereign Identity as describe

Wed May 04 12:05:12 +0000 2016

1/ Existence: Users have an independent existence — they are never wholly digital

Wed May 04 12:05:38 +0000 2016

2/ Control: Users must control their identities, celebrity or privacy as they prefer

Wed May 04 12:06:09 +0000 2016

3/ Access: Users must have access to their own data — no gatekeepers, nothing hidden

Wed May 04 12:06:25 +0000 2016

4/ Transparency: Systems and algorithms must be open and transparent

Wed May 04 12:06:41 +0000 2016

5/ Persistence: Identities must be long-lived — for as long as the user wishes

Wed May 04 12:06:54 +0000 2016

6/ Portability: Information and services about identity must be transportable by the user

Wed May 04 12:07:05 +0000 2016

7/ Interoperability: Identities should be as widely usable as possible; e.g. cross borders

Wed May 04 12:07:19 +0000 2016

8/ Consent: Users must freely agree to how their identity information will be used

Wed May 04 12:07:31 +0000 2016

9/ Minimization: Disclosure of claims about an identity must be as few as possible

Wed May 04 12:07:42 +0000 2016

10/ Protection: The rights of individual users must be protected against the powerful

Wed May 04 12:07:51 +0000 2016

Only the beginning of a conversation on self-sovereign identity: issues and pull requests accepted at

Wed May 04 12:08:31 +0000 2016

May 21-22 design workshop #RebootingTheWebOfTrust in NYC will be tackling architectures to support these principles

Wed May 04 12:25:09 +0000 2016

RT @DavidSolivan: FINALLY! Getting a deck from a presenter. Please organize deck dist for all tracks next year. #Consensus2016 https://t.c…

Wed May 04 12:51:51 +0000 2016

Replying to @pro2rat

I did code and brokered patent licensing (so glad those have expired) to PGP, Digicash, RedHat, SDNS, and many cypherpunk projects

Wed May 04 12:54:28 +0000 2016

Replying to @pro2rat

I enabled SSL and later TLS to be not dominated by Microsoft, Visa, MasterCard and other “one ring rule them all” attempts

Wed May 04 12:57:17 +0000 2016

RT @BTC_Jeff: Great presentation by @ChristopherA love his focus on collaboration in the Digital Identity arena

Wed May 04 14:00:49 +0000 2016

RT @dgwbirch: #Consensus2016 very good start from @ChristopherA - he points us to

Wed May 04 14:00:58 +0000 2016

RT @guylepage3: Identity on the Blockchain via @ChristopherA at #Consensus2016 @blockstackorg

Wed May 04 14:01:15 +0000 2016

RT @BTC_Jeff: .@ChristopherA from @Blockstream presenting at the @Consensus2016 Identity workshop

Wed May 04 14:01:19 +0000 2016

RT @ARKblockchain: Spot on @ChristopherA at #Consensus2016: PGP and #Digicash were crippled by patent wars, and we need to protect #Bitcoin…

Wed May 04 14:02:02 +0000 2016

Replying to @pro2rat

And it can happen again. When I was at Blackphone there were discussion of situations where we could be jailed for our principals.

Wed May 04 14:05:47 +0000 2016

RT @nelsonforthewin: @ChristopherA @Blockstream: need to rethink identity - 1.5 billion ppl w/o legal identity; 60 million stateless ppl/re…

Wed May 04 14:06:55 +0000 2016

.@bsuichies start by being part of the dialogue & join w/ your partners to define minimal identity and places where blinding might be of use

Wed May 04 14:14:03 +0000 2016

RT @nelsonforthewin: @ChristopherA on “self-sovereign identity”: Identity isn’t administrative mechanism for others to control, unlike citi…

Wed May 04 14:14:17 +0000 2016

Paul Ferris of ObjectChain also working toward self-sovereign identity.

Wed May 04 14:35:18 +0000 2016

Replying to @pro2rat

tell that to companies that supported human rights of Snowden like - we were partners and collaborating.

Wed May 04 14:38:23 +0000 2016

Topic paper on #Refugee #Identity submitted to this month’s upcoming #RebootingWebOfTrust #ID2020DesignWorkshop

Wed May 04 14:45:47 +0000 2016

“[We] should…create legal & tech solutions ensuring adequate, effective & timely refugee status determination (RSD)”

Wed May 04 14:53:21 +0000 2016

Verifying that +christophera is my blockchain ID.

Wed May 04 15:03:17 +0000 2016

RT @elenalitani: Enlightening talk by @ChristopherA at #Consensus2016 on Self-Sovereign Identity outlining 10 principles:…

Wed May 04 17:25:28 +0000 2016

In my talk today I referred to how more Jews died in Holland as % of population than Germany

Wed May 04 17:27:55 +0000 2016

Absolutely important use cases! Also spousal abuse, divorce in general, etc.

Wed May 04 17:28:50 +0000 2016

RT @timpastoor: @ChristopherA Perhaps in the future, forging a timestamp can save a life.

Wed May 04 17:29:00 +0000 2016

RT @bsuichies: Okay, that was seriously great stuff from @ChristopherA on #identity and #blockchain #Consensus2016

Wed May 04 22:23:14 +0000 2016

RT @dgwbirch: #Consensus2016 in the “ID on blockchain” workshop with @PartelowPati listening to Chrisopher Allen, a very smart guy https://…

Wed May 04 22:24:34 +0000 2016

RT @shepazu: I’m organizing a @w3c workshop on Blockchains & the Web, 29–30 June. Please share if you’re interested!…

Thu May 05 03:58:16 +0000 2016

RT @brucefenton: There is nothing wrong with the opinion of experts. It’s just far inferior to cryptographic proof.

Thu May 05 04:14:42 +0000 2016

RT @Melt_Dem: Well - here it is. My thoughts on women in #bitcoin and #blockchain tech - would love feedback and ideas!…

Thu May 05 04:28:36 +0000 2016

@heathervescent any chance you’d come to #RebootingWebOfTrust & help us articulate a self-sovereign identity vision?

Thu May 05 04:57:52 +0000 2016

RT @WayneVaughan: The best part about @Consensus2016 is cramming 2 months of meetings into 2 days. Thanks @coindesk @DCGco @Melt_Dem @twobi…

Thu May 05 05:24:06 +0000 2016

Replying to @heathervescent

may 20th is UN event, apply & my design workshop is 21st & 22nd

Thu May 05 13:15:22 +0000 2016

Replying to @jonmarsk, @nelsonforthewin and @identity2020

the world bank said 1.8 but revised down to 1.5 recently

Thu May 05 13:19:33 +0000 2016

This is a big deal—the claim is that unregulated natural progression of the use of the #commons leads to inequities.

Fri May 06 12:08:39 +0000 2016

This decision tree really isn’t that bad, but does need to explain more when it fails #DoYouReallyNeedABlockchain

Fri May 06 12:18:52 +0000 2016

RT @profjasonpotts: The free rider opportunity by @NGruen1 on @EvonomicsMag
We’re All Free Riders. Get over It!

Fri May 06 12:37:37 +0000 2016

Thomas Jefferson regularly amazes me with his prescient prose. This on connects #OpenSource to the #BigBang:

Fri May 06 12:41:44 +0000 2016

Replying to @jessibaker


Fri May 06 15:05:40 +0000 2016

RT @IoT2040: I have 100s of better pix of @ChristopherA & others @Hyperledger F2F but this one shows intensity of it #blockchain https://t.…

Sat May 07 01:49:09 +0000 2016

Good coverage of my identity workshop at last week’s Consensus conference:

Tue May 10 18:49:54 +0000 2016

I am optimistic about the self-sovereign identity opportunities to address some problems in the developing world:

Tue May 10 18:56:50 +0000 2016

RT @timpastoor: “During the 1930s, Holland had the best civil service structure [and] more Dutch Jews died than Jews in Germany.” https://t…

Tue May 10 21:19:56 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor and @coindesk

I talk about this more in last year’s The Four Kinds of Privacy long read.

Tue May 10 21:21:29 +0000 2016

RT @EFF: .@letsencrypt Has now issued over 3 million HTTPS certificates, bringing us even closer to our goal of encrypting the entire web.

Tue May 10 21:31:36 +0000 2016

Four steps to kind, constructive criticism. We need more of it, and please hold me to offering it! @brainpicker

Tue May 10 22:26:57 +0000 2016

I’m still at page 14 after creating/producing 3 single issue comic books. Still easier than producing a movie :-)

Tue May 10 22:30:51 +0000 2016

Some in-depth thinking and sharing of experience about federated services vs. centralized ones. /ht @petertoddbtc

Wed May 11 02:23:20 +0000 2016

.@taoeffect adds a new #ID2020DesignWorkshop paper on the topic “No Secure Protocol = No Sovereign Identity”:

Wed May 11 10:29:48 +0000 2016

My comments on #identity were picked up as one of the 10 quotes that defined #Consensus2016

Wed May 11 18:34:51 +0000 2016

RT @csuwildcat: @taoeffect cross-chain interop, open governance of the stack, etc. This is what I have been doing for the last few months ;…

Wed May 11 18:36:01 +0000 2016

My slides for the Identity workshop at Consensus are available on slideshare:

Wed May 11 23:17:43 +0000 2016

Thanks for the “vote” of confidence :-)

Thu May 12 01:03:00 +0000 2016

RT @S4Pattern: Yup. (image from slides by @ChristopherA:

Thu May 12 01:03:19 +0000 2016

This list of flaws to look for in gov-spyware could almost be used verbatim as a list against new blockchain ideas:

Thu May 12 02:36:50 +0000 2016

RT @timpastoor: @TuurDemeester I’m glad to see people are grasping the issues that come with identity on a blockchain.

@ChristopherA @Bloc…

Thu May 12 14:24:15 +0000 2016

I like this image about fundamental difference between financial & supply chain blockchains

Thu May 12 16:28:46 +0000 2016

I encourage discussion about open source as a license as opposed to open source as a transparent community: @nayafia

Thu May 12 18:30:26 +0000 2016

“Modern open source is about 1) building and 2) collaborating in public.” @nayafia

Thu May 12 18:33:05 +0000 2016

New topic paper for next week’s #RebootingWebOfTrust about an architecture for self-sovereign identity: @manusporny

Thu May 12 18:40:26 +0000 2016

I am pleased that they found that the “10 Principles of Self-Sovereign Identity” were useful as a lens to examine the architecture.

Thu May 12 18:45:24 +0000 2016

Replying to @windley, @NZN and @dsearls

Please do quibble — you can post issues on the text of the sovereign identity principles at

Thu May 12 21:10:50 +0000 2016

“We must take control of our online identities or be prepared to surrender key rights…”

Thu May 12 21:23:26 +0000 2016

Replying to @triptananda

you are who you are whether or not you or anyone else calls you Obama. At best Obama is a credential not an identity.

Thu May 12 21:34:10 +0000 2016

“The order of administrative precedence should always be Human-first”

Thu May 12 21:37:00 +0000 2016

“I respectfully suggest, it is time for technologists to take the Hippocratic Oath on ID 2020.” — @winemaker

Thu May 12 21:39:23 +0000 2016

Replying to @winemaker

Take a look at the 10 Principles of Self-Sovereign Identity at bottom of — Is that a good start to Oath?

Thu May 12 21:41:03 +0000 2016

Replying to @JockelLohkamp, @MiaHarbitz, @OuiShare, @OuiShareFest, @agile_iot, @GETDcent, @GETJolocom and @agoracollective

Look at

Thu May 12 21:42:44 +0000 2016

RT @JohnEdgex: @identity2020 “ID2020. Harnessing Innovation for Social Good.” @paulvigna @blockchainsmith @nickkristof…

Thu May 12 21:49:07 +0000 2016

Replying to @carwynedwards

registration for the design workshop the weekend immediately after #ID2020 is at

Thu May 12 21:51:02 +0000 2016

RT @NZN: Life is like a see-saw ride where #opportunity & #responsibility occupy the seats,and you are the fulcrum+apparatus #selfSovereign…

Thu May 12 21:51:27 +0000 2016

RT @NZN: Understanding self Sovereign identity means confronting “Administrative Precedence” #selfSovereignID #ID20…

Thu May 12 21:51:53 +0000 2016

RT @Steve_Lockstep: .@winemaker It’s not clear India can get #aadhaar sorted out by 2030. And that’s a single community of interest. @ident…

Thu May 12 23:41:01 +0000 2016

RT @Avisian: @identity2020 and #ID4D want legal #identity for all:

Thu May 12 23:41:08 +0000 2016

RT @nobantu: What is “Self-Sovereign Identity” ? Find out here! Even I understand this :) #IIW #selfsovereignidentity #identity https://t…

Sat May 14 17:36:35 +0000 2016

I look forward long-term to smart contracts enabling DAOs but I also share @ofnumbers reservations about #DAOhub

Sun May 15 19:08:53 +0000 2016

You don’t have to be an engineer to be a valuable contributor to open source…

Sun May 15 19:17:32 +0000 2016

Agreed! “The bottom line is that companies need self-sovereign identity as much as people do.”—@windley

Mon May 16 19:02:29 +0000 2016

RT @NoizIvy: Attending #ID2020 @UN Friday in support of #selfSovereignID as #501c3 #nonprofit as/with @NZN @kid_OYO @oyoclass IDentity stru…

Mon May 16 19:06:23 +0000 2016

Interesting discussion on Twitter on one use case for self-sovereign identity:

Mon May 16 19:09:42 +0000 2016

“I am unwilling to loose the integrity of my local life simply because of an erroneous design…”—@NZN

Mon May 16 22:08:40 +0000 2016

Notes from 1st session on Self-Sovereign Identity at #IIW last month

Mon May 16 22:11:01 +0000 2016

Notes from 2nd session on Self-Sovereign Identity at #IIW last month [](

Mon May 16 22:11:45 +0000 2016

Notes from 3rd session on Self-Sovereign Identity at #IIW last month, focusing on the challenges

Mon May 16 22:12:59 +0000 2016

RT @izakaminska: Good on the bitshares guys from at least admitting this reality

Tue May 17 14:47:30 +0000 2016

New topic paper for this weekend’s #RebootingWebOfTrust answers some questions posed by @taoeffect about #Blockstack

Tue May 17 17:27:06 +0000 2016

RT @PwC_UK: Creating legal identities for 1.5bn people. Can #Blockchain help? Patrick Spens on the background of @identity2020…

Wed May 18 10:37:36 +0000 2016

RT @NZN: I want local resiliency built into the human species. I want it to begin with the structure of human identity. #selfSovereignID #I…

Wed May 18 10:39:31 +0000 2016

New #RebootingWebOfTrust topic paper on peer-based attestations of identity for use in Africa #ID2020

Wed May 18 11:26:03 +0000 2016

RT @neirajones: #ID2020 & #ID4D Aim To Bring Legal, Binding, #Digital #Identity To All World’s Citizens #inclusion

Wed May 18 11:41:48 +0000 2016

RT @hashbreaker: The agility @moxie describes in does not need centralized messaging. A single auto-updated softwar…

Wed May 18 17:56:37 +0000 2016

Many of these #agile methods I don’t know much about. Hoping for synthesis. (Old tweet, but worthy of retweeting)

Wed May 18 18:07:42 +0000 2016

Interesting! Paper on ring confidential transactions—anonymous distributed permissionless/ed identity authentication

Wed May 18 23:19:52 +0000 2016

RT @b_fryer: The solution to patient id in healthcare.

Wed May 18 23:23:02 +0000 2016

RT @b_fryer: @ChristopherA We should talk sometime re: identity in healthcare. Wrote this piece 3 years ago:

Thu May 19 01:44:03 +0000 2016

Many people think #blockchains are the same as immutable databases—they are not. This tells database half of story:–rise.html

Thu May 19 02:17:19 +0000 2016

RT @AlanMorrison: Taken together, Apache Kafka and Samza aren’t just another sort of database; they’re parts of a new ecosystem. https://t.…

Thu May 19 11:49:07 +0000 2016

RT @Snowden: Google’s decision to disable end-to-end encryption by default in its new #Allo chat app is dangerous, and makes it unsafe. Avo…

Thu May 19 11:53:25 +0000 2016

The problem isn’t just bugs, it is also poor understanding of markets, incentives, human behavior and bad actors.

Thu May 19 11:58:26 +0000 2016

RT @el33th4xor: Lots of research needed before we know how to specify trustworthy smart contracts.

Thu May 19 12:02:11 +0000 2016

RT @Backfeed_cc: What is your opinion on this?

#TheDAO: are we taking “The Wisdom of the Crowd” too far? https://…

Thu May 19 12:13:07 +0000 2016

Relevant to #ID2020. Add identity through network of peers & social leaders attestations

Thu May 19 12:23:59 +0000 2016

Replying to @davewiner

I don’t read it all, as my professional world zig & zags, but I always find it interesting. Probably 3 or so a month pull me in.

Thu May 19 12:53:19 +0000 2016

Excellent report from AWACs crypto conference by @tnad_at “1/2 chance RSA-2048 broken by 2031” Relevant to Identity.

Thu May 19 13:07:49 +0000 2016

At the last #RebootingWebOfTrust we did a white paper on #SmartSignatures—some progress now: Dex by @petertoddbtc

Thu May 19 13:12:17 +0000 2016

RT @browningphilip1: IE #ethereum paradox designing a system to remove humans entirely ultimately depends on humans more..…

Thu May 19 13:19:02 +0000 2016

This is a possible next step toward what I’ve been calling “fiduciary smart contracts” tech, as opposed to computational #SmartContracts.

Thu May 19 13:24:16 +0000 2016

There are now 18 advance reading topics for this weekend’s #RebootingWebOfTrust #ID2020 #Identity design workshop

Thu May 19 13:43:28 +0000 2016

We welcome public comments & issues on these #RebootingWebOfTrust advance readings but get them in before weekend!

Thu May 19 13:46:08 +0000 2016

RT @vessenes: @ChristopherA @ethereumproject I generally agree that’s an issue for many schemes. harder conversation though

Thu May 19 15:17:24 +0000 2016

RT @bsuichies: Hearing this quote made my day: “lack of privacy comes at a health cost.” #healthcare #data #privacy

Thu May 19 17:31:42 +0000 2016

RT @grittygrease: Post-quantum key exchange coming to BoringSSL. That’s not boring.

Thu May 19 17:32:47 +0000 2016

RT @durumcrustulum: .@FredericJacobs I can’t find a spec anywhere, but lays out an example hybrid ECDH+Ring-LWE cip…

Thu May 19 17:35:46 +0000 2016

I have known @brianbehlendorf in a variety of contexts for almost 2 decades—I look forward to seeing what he brings!

Thu May 19 17:45:09 +0000 2016

RT @manusporny: RT @Estonia_in_US: just issued 10n000th #eresidency card to @manusporny. Congratulations! https://t…

Thu May 19 17:52:20 +0000 2016

People arriving at the Trusteeship Council in the United Nations for the first #ID2020 Digital Identity Summit:

Fri May 20 13:03:11 +0000 2016

RT @muneeb: Two years ago, a very small community cared about blockchain identity. Now, the UN is having a summit on it #ID2020

Fri May 20 13:15:46 +0000 2016

Replying to @alaeven

I’m not aware of one. Will advise.

Fri May 20 13:19:14 +0000 2016

Now 21 decentralized identity topics in advance of tomorrow’s #RebootingWebOfTrust design workshop after #ID2020

Fri May 20 13:23:30 +0000 2016

We often have very different internal models for what Privacy means—this may help: Four Kinds of Privacy #ID2020

Fri May 20 13:31:40 +0000 2016

RT @JamieXML: Towards making #identity truly global. Don Thibeau kicks off #ID2020 at United Nations HQ. @4thibeau @UN #ID4D https://t.c…

Fri May 20 13:33:12 +0000 2016

RT @abdulhbasit: Pleased to be supporting the ID2020 summit at the UN today on Digital Identity. Great turnout @InnFin @JohnEdgex https://t…

Fri May 20 13:47:57 +0000 2016

Pleased how the phase “identity is a two-edged sword” that I first used in self-sovereign identity article is now used by UN Ambassadors.

Fri May 20 13:54:34 +0000 2016

RT @caitlinflong: “Concepts of identity & statelessness are not the same” -Andrew Painter at #ID2020. Amen! Even the libertarians here woul…

Fri May 20 14:13:20 +0000 2016

RT @windley: #ID2020 Stateless people still have an identity. They lack legal documentation.

Fri May 20 14:13:26 +0000 2016

RT @globalFoEandI: #ID2020: check-out some current issues pertinent to online freedom of expression![]=all&f-expression-type[]=262&f-year-start=1917&f-year-end=2016

Fri May 20 14:14:32 +0000 2016

RT @muneeb: Work of open-source devs getting exposure: 3 ambassadors hearing about “the revolutionary blockchain tech” #ID2020…

Fri May 20 14:14:39 +0000 2016

RT @Kyle_ish: This has been a major goal of mine. Never thought I’d get here through domestic work @ConsumersFirst #ID2020 @id2020 https://…

Fri May 20 14:14:54 +0000 2016

I do hear #blockchain repeatedly offered as part of solutions for #ID2020—key point I make is we are still learning:

Fri May 20 14:26:24 +0000 2016

RT @GhelaBoskovich: Kenya v Tanzania: one has focused on govt ID programs has broadened financial health & #inclusion; & the other hasn’t,…

Fri May 20 14:30:35 +0000 2016

#ID2020 Digital Identity Summit at UN Summit. Session 1: Welcome and Opening Remarks #GraphicRecording

Fri May 20 14:49:57 +0000 2016

Graphic Recording at #ID2020 by @SueSheaGraphics

Fri May 20 14:52:14 +0000 2016

Jaz O’Hara of @worldwide_tribe shares her personal experiences of helping #RefugeeCrisis during #ID2020

Fri May 20 15:01:30 +0000 2016

RT @Historiocity: Words to live by. People need to stop talking about #Blockchain solutions as though they exist already.…

Fri May 20 15:08:17 +0000 2016

#ID2020 Digital Identity Summit at UN Summit. Session 2: What is the Reality? #GraphicRecording

Fri May 20 15:14:26 +0000 2016

RT @TanayaMacheel: We tend to overdo #identity when we do it. Establishing legal identity really about the proving aspect. @NSTICNPO’s Garc…

Fri May 20 15:25:14 +0000 2016

RT @Historiocity: .@NSTICNPO: “don’t count on #government initiation if you want #identity changes. It takes pressure and non-governmental…

Fri May 20 15:25:36 +0000 2016

RT @caitlinflong: “I’m from the govt & we do need help-we need YOUR help. Non-govt solutions can help solve identity”-M. Garcia, NSTIC #blo…

Fri May 20 15:25:55 +0000 2016

RT @DavidGoodmanCIO: “Identity can make the invisible visible”. Powerful motivator. #ID2020

Fri May 20 15:27:29 +0000 2016

RT @GhelaBoskovich: The horrendous consequences of being stripped of #identity - the #BokoHaram case study @ #ID2020

Fri May 20 15:27:37 +0000 2016

RT @johnpaulfarmer: Identity is foundational for education, healthcare, fighting slavery, voting, etc. Moving remarks make clear the stakes…

Fri May 20 15:28:49 +0000 2016

RT @katiehighet: 82% of people in Africa have access to a #mobile phone, and 1/3 are now using them to transfer $ or credit #M4D #ID2020

Fri May 20 15:29:09 +0000 2016

RT @lauraspiekerman: .@Chris_Skinner’s panel talks about “overdoing identity” - related, his post on social KYC: #I…

Fri May 20 15:29:48 +0000 2016

Self-Sovereign Identity is the only way I know of to solve the many complex requirements of the future of identity

Fri May 20 15:36:59 +0000 2016

RT @margiecheese: Ahhhh. Just 1 Facebook login has about 1400 attributes associated with your identity #Microsoft #ID2020 @identity2020

Fri May 20 15:38:01 +0000 2016

RT @adamshostack: @lauraspiekerman @ChristopherA @Chris_Skinner When 1.5B folks excluded from fin system, the problem is KYC, and the solut…

Fri May 20 15:39:26 +0000 2016

RT @mikejcasey: .@Kyle_ish nails it! We have many different valuable identities. There is no one way to define this, folks. #ID2020 https:/…

Fri May 20 15:43:05 +0000 2016

RT @Historiocity: A question I don’t hear addressed yet:
who should underwrite a digital identity? Why?

Fri May 20 15:43:32 +0000 2016

RT @caitlinflong: @yorkerhodes Nice thoughts about what identity is. Owned/controlled by individuals; organizations can harness to do good…

Fri May 20 15:43:41 +0000 2016

RT @crainbf: ‘How do you build an identity platform for the future?’ @VinnyLingham at #ID2020

Fri May 20 15:43:49 +0000 2016

#ID2020 Digital Identity Summit at UN Headquarters. Session 3: What Makes Up Legal Identity? #GraphicRecording

Fri May 20 15:51:34 +0000 2016

RT @caitlinflong: Encryption & permissioning of ID on cellphone, controlled by indivs, is where #blockchain ID projects are going-Vinny Lin…

Fri May 20 15:53:19 +0000 2016

RT @jessrenier: At #ID2020 re. Boko Haram. In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends (MLKJr)…

Fri May 20 15:53:36 +0000 2016

RT @TanayaMacheel: FinServs have 2 parts: #authentication and accounting. Once you prove you are who you say you are, it’s just moving mone…

Fri May 20 15:53:57 +0000 2016

RT @ThessyMehrain: Do we really need an overall bulletproof ID? Create reputation around roles. Privacy lies in between and controlling acc…

Fri May 20 15:54:04 +0000 2016

2-edged sword—we need to hold those in power accountable yet not weaponize identity as a tool against the powerless

Fri May 20 16:10:50 +0000 2016

I will be bringing up this repeatedly:

Fri May 20 16:17:11 +0000 2016

“The most important conversation in identity design resolves to the accurate delineation between system and human.”

Fri May 20 16:20:44 +0000 2016

RT @MarcHochstein: I keep hearing people talk about storing ID data centrally @ #ID2020 while my @AmerBanker colleagues report on add’l bre…

Fri May 20 16:20:57 +0000 2016

RT @mikejcasey: Fitting for #ID2020 topics. My tweet citing @nathaneagle ID’d wrong guy. Blame Google #fail on Twitter profile @jana https:…

Fri May 20 16:21:49 +0000 2016

#ID2020 Digital Identity Summit at UN Headquarters. Session 4: Specific Problems With Identity #GraphicRecording

Fri May 20 16:29:52 +0000 2016

RT @TanayaMacheel: People need to own their own identities. The more the government owns our identity, the more of it we lose. #ID2020

Fri May 20 16:32:44 +0000 2016

RT @drummondreed: Stuart Davis first to mention at UN #ID2020 that that we need universal digital identity for corporations too - it’s key…

Fri May 20 16:32:50 +0000 2016

RT @JuanLlanos: Governments can make any identity standard legal. If we want inclusion, ID may need to be non-government #ID2020 https://t.…

Fri May 20 18:19:20 +0000 2016

RT @JuanLlanos: Yes, if the primary purpose is fiscal. How about a self-sovereign, global identity for all? #ID2020

Fri May 20 18:22:06 +0000 2016

Replying to @rangerj

I have higher quality versions up on @ChristopherA and the order is correct

Fri May 20 18:23:31 +0000 2016

RT @anujaksingh: Powerful concept - Freedom as a Service @moniquejmorrow #id2020

Fri May 20 18:29:36 +0000 2016

@moniquejmorrow Any chance you can come to the decentralized identity #RebootingWebOfTrust design workshop tomorrow?

Fri May 20 18:33:22 +0000 2016

RT @IntermarketPR: Watch the #ID2020 Summit press conference live on @UN Web TV right now:

Fri May 20 18:34:06 +0000 2016

RT @MollyElginCossa: A whole new take on drones from @moniquejmorrow #ID2020 #RefugeeChallenge

Fri May 20 18:34:22 +0000 2016

RT @Engbrg: @ChristopherA Before creating & enforcing legal identity on all (for existence), remember to create transactional identity (for…

Fri May 20 18:34:58 +0000 2016

RT @mikejcasey: The challenge: safe, fair, self-sovereign IDs for all 7 billion of us. #ID2020 comes to the UN. Congrats @JohnEdgex https:/…

Fri May 20 18:35:51 +0000 2016

RT @dejalexander: It is only going to get worse until self sovereign person centred is adopted

Fri May 20 18:36:14 +0000 2016

RT @MetricLife: #ID2020 REPEAT AFTER ME: Access to services and rights SHOULD NOT be contingent on legal ID but based on the simple fact: “…

Fri May 20 18:41:57 +0000 2016

RT @Jim_Harper: The Boundaries of Westphalia - the coming age of individual sovereignty. @windley @balajis @openbazaar #Bitcoin https://t.c…

Fri May 20 18:42:53 +0000 2016

RT @NZN: Self-Sovereign…it’s a really important word #ID2020

Fri May 20 18:43:32 +0000 2016

RT @margiecheese: @drummondreed pleased to meet you. Self sovereign identity for refugees - yes! #ID2020

Fri May 20 18:43:56 +0000 2016

RT @lsaiz: “Identity need to be non-identifying” #bufferoverflow #ID2020

Fri May 20 18:45:47 +0000 2016

Replying to @Beautyon_

There are some Bitcoin people represented at #ID2020 – for instance I am at Blockstream

Fri May 20 18:48:28 +0000 2016

RT @Engbrg: @triptananda More - think identity as a set of non-identifying proofs adapted specific to purpose @lsaiz @ChristopherA @JuanLla…

Fri May 20 18:50:11 +0000 2016

Replying to @JPNicols and @NextMoney_

This week I’ve contracted with @SueSheaGraphics—I have used many graphic recorders across the country over the years.

Fri May 20 18:53:55 +0000 2016

RT @Engbrg: @triptananda No. We want ONLY revocable biometrics - or loose sovereignty @ChristopherA @JuanLlanos @wi…

Fri May 20 18:54:50 +0000 2016

RT @ThessyMehrain: @ethereumJoseph @UN #ID2020 “Enable the person to be at the center of their own self sovereign identity” #blockchain htt…

Fri May 20 18:56:29 +0000 2016

RT @PartelowPati: #ID2020 @moniquejmorrow shares concept of Freedom as a Service

Fri May 20 18:56:54 +0000 2016

Replying to @anujaksingh and @moniquejmorrow

Part of the motivation for this event is that last fall’s #RebootingWebOfTrust needed more local knowledge.

Fri May 20 18:59:13 +0000 2016

#ID2020 Digital Identity Summit at UN HQ. Session 5: What Can Tech Do To Make This A Reality?#GraphicRecording

Fri May 20 19:05:27 +0000 2016

RT @Beautyon_: The EU “Right to be Forgotten” is proof the world is moving away from permanent IDs tied to real names and to disposable tok…

Fri May 20 19:08:16 +0000 2016

RT @TanayaMacheel: #Identity throughout history has been weaponized. -@mikejcasey at #ID2020

Fri May 20 19:08:22 +0000 2016

RT @JoeAndrieu: #ID2020 what you can do is create and use monikers you control to facilitate desired correlation and limit undesired correl…

Fri May 20 19:09:05 +0000 2016

RT @JuanLlanos: Problem is that privacy clashes with law enforcement need for transparency. Both need to be reconciled. #ID2020 https://t.…

Fri May 20 19:09:26 +0000 2016

RT @mikejcasey: Nice: #ID2020 hashtag trending. God forbid Twitter be our metric of success for such a complicated global issue. Still, wel…

Fri May 20 19:11:21 +0000 2016

RT @NZN: Self-Sovereign ID is not a technical’s a human authority solution.It is design parameter for freedom, self-administer…

Fri May 20 19:12:01 +0000 2016

RT @amigus: Two speakers called us out for potentially being “techno-colonialists” – yep #ID2020 #identity

Fri May 20 19:20:33 +0000 2016

Excellent report that we should review in tomorrow’s #RebootingWebOfTrust design workshop

Fri May 20 19:23:54 +0000 2016

Smartphones are “blessing but also a curse” for #RefugeeCrisis @margiecheese—so is Identity!

Fri May 20 19:29:57 +0000 2016

#ID2020 Digital Identity Summit at UN Headquarters. Session 6: What Could Get In The Way? #GraphicRecording

Fri May 20 19:33:58 +0000 2016

RT @dsearls: So #id2020 knows, the self-sovereign meme began with @NZN, who is here. See this prep for @idworkshop in 2013:…

Fri May 20 19:36:06 +0000 2016

Absolutely, as well as holding accountable those who try to do harm.

Fri May 20 19:38:02 +0000 2016

RT @Ideainflux: Fear of getting it wrong / Knowing the danger of weaponised identity - both potential barriers to much needed change #id202…

Fri May 20 19:38:20 +0000 2016

RT @jgrantindc: @RuffTimo Indeed. Tech is maybe 10% of this problem, policies and business rules are much more important. #ID2020

Fri May 20 19:38:29 +0000 2016

RT @amigus: @pro2rat tell that to the stateless children born in refugee camps – neither extreme is useful. @ChristopherA #ID2020

Fri May 20 19:47:30 +0000 2016

RT @NZN: I’m thrilled that self-Sovereign authority is entering discussion so prolifically #ID2020 it’s a beginning,now needs opportunities…

Fri May 20 19:50:49 +0000 2016

I was pushed hard for a while to avoid the word sovereign at least for purposes of #ID2020–I’m glad I kept it as it is resonating well @NZN

Fri May 20 19:58:52 +0000 2016

#ID2020 Digital Identity Summit at UN Headquarters. Session 7: Lunch Group Results & Discussion #GraphicRecording

Fri May 20 20:39:39 +0000 2016

Comparing biometrics to Auschwitz “No to Bio-Political Tattooing” by Giorgio Agamben from ‘04 #ID2020 #HumanRights

Fri May 20 20:48:49 +0000 2016

#ID2020 Digital Identity Summit at UN Headquarters. Session 8: Getting Started? #GraphicRecording

Fri May 20 23:43:51 +0000 2016

#ID2020 Digital Identity Summit at UN Headquarters. Session 9 (and last): Call to Action! #GraphicRecording

Fri May 20 23:45:55 +0000 2016

RT @Melt_Dem: “i serve as a bridge between communities to create shared standards” - @ChristopherA @Blockstream is SUCH an asset to the #bi…

Sat May 21 00:34:14 +0000 2016

RT @pietromarx: Block chain at birth? Better than an unsecured and easily trolled social security number. Cogito ergo block chain? https://…

Sat May 21 00:34:47 +0000 2016

RT @MarcHochstein: Last 20 yrs every point in ID tech, there’s been fear or fact of centralization. Now can have decentralized approach–@C…

Sat May 21 00:36:14 +0000 2016

Thanks! Great close for #ID2020 & a great lead in for this weekend’s #RebootingWebOfTrust, tomorrow at Microsoft 9am

Sat May 21 00:43:22 +0000 2016

RT @MaryHodder: We have standardization problem.

Sat May 21 00:44:23 +0000 2016

RT @btincq: #Blockchain: “It is not enough to build decent. tech, you need to prevent institutional re-concentration” Y.Benkler #OSFest16 @…

Sat May 21 00:45:27 +0000 2016

My long time friend, writing partner, & colleague @Appelcline joined me today at #ID2020 to help out. His report:

Sat May 21 02:25:14 +0000 2016

The obligatory “I led a panel at the United Nations on Digital Identity” vanity shot. The place defines seriousness.

Sat May 21 02:41:40 +0000 2016

Visualizing the Future of Identity at #RebootingWebOfTrust using the #TakeAPanel process.

Sat May 21 14:53:07 +0000 2016

Next step in #TakeAPanel exercise at #RebootingWebOfTrust: Similarities & differences between our visions of future

Sat May 21 15:30:05 +0000 2016

RT @WayneVaughan: We were asked to draw what identity will be like in 2031, here’s what I came up with. #ID2020 @ChristopherA…

Sat May 21 16:23:33 +0000 2016

RT @ThessyMehrain: SueShae: great visual/ verbal recap of yesterday’s #ID2020 @UN at today’s #ID2020DesignWorkshop #RebootingWebOfTrust htt…

Sat May 21 16:24:03 +0000 2016

RT @drummondreed: OH at the #rebootingweboftrust tech workshop in NYC: “What is the IETF?” Shows how far Internet standards have evolved.

Sat May 21 16:24:08 +0000 2016

RT @globalconsent: Super excited to be participating in #rebootingweboftrust design workshop in NYC this weekend

Sat May 21 16:24:30 +0000 2016

RT @Truthcoin: Codex - Self-Sovereign Identity using the Blockchain @ChristopherA #ID2020

Sun May 22 01:04:18 +0000 2016

RT @JamieXML: #ID2020 No, seriously: lots and LOTS of #blockchain. In the @UN HQ. @chris_skinner @mikejcasey @christopherA

Sun May 22 01:05:16 +0000 2016

RT @drummondreed: Telling comment at the #rebootingweboftrust workshop: “Biometrics is the elephant on the blockchain” #ID2020

Sun May 22 01:06:24 +0000 2016

RT @Engbrg: @lsaiz Do you assume you reuse identity? I say it is an EXPLICIT requirement to minimize @triptananda @ChristopherA @JuanLlanos…

Sun May 22 01:08:51 +0000 2016

RT @Steve_Lockstep: Amidst all the #ID2020 enthusiasm for #blockchain, did anyone discuss key management for 1.5 billion people? @identity2…

Sun May 22 01:19:51 +0000 2016

RT @NZN: @guylepage3 @Historiocity @ChristopherA its not marketing slogan.its very specific to origin of problem.not invented term,directed…

Sun May 22 02:16:33 +0000 2016

RT @JamieXML: Boom; there it is. Why #ID2020? Let’s apply our tech to discrete humanitarian #IdM use cases. HT @jgrantindc

Sun May 22 02:33:10 +0000 2016

RT @NZN: Can’t propose to register all people w/ ID #ID2020 & acknowledge #1 risk profile for ID theft is child w/ unused Nat’l identifier.…

Sun May 22 10:50:05 +0000 2016

RT @NZN: Systems like to think in Terms they understand,then #shit happens & real people w/ #selfSovereign authority step up to fix human p…

Sun May 22 10:50:17 +0000 2016

Very interesting article on the nature of trust.

Sun May 22 10:57:56 +0000 2016

RT @mindspillage: Repeating only the conclusion, but read the rest of this thread, too. (It is something I also believe)…

Sun May 22 10:59:20 +0000 2016

RT @grimmelm: 12/ That kind of concerted cooperation can only happen if people are broadly persuaded to agree on what to do. (Compulsion wo…

Sun May 22 11:00:36 +0000 2016

RT @grimmelm: 16/ If we get there, we as a species don’t even get to try to deal with all of our real problems. Civilization collapses wh…

Sun May 22 11:00:50 +0000 2016

RT @zooko: I’d like to see a maker of private blockchains, like Chain/Nasdaq/Visa/Citi, announce a public, open blockchain. It’ll eventuall…

Sun May 22 11:01:17 +0000 2016

RT @NZN: #HumanRights require #selfSovereignID +supporting data structure Internationally. Make baseline access by people Universal pre-Nat…

Sun May 22 11:01:38 +0000 2016

RT @Historiocity: Thats the essential pt: “self sovereign #identity” specifically chosen to distinguish from other ID models #ID2020 https:…

Sun May 22 11:01:50 +0000 2016

RT @NZN: If #USConstitution were written & ratified w/ code,it would have begun w/ #selfSovereignID John Hancock + recursive signatory for…

Sun May 22 11:02:03 +0000 2016

Opening notes from day 1 of #RebootingWebOfTrust #GraphicRecording

Sun May 22 12:17:51 +0000 2016

Four of the 40 different visions of what is Identity in 2031. Part of #RebootingWebOfTrust #TakeAPanel exercise:

Sun May 22 12:35:17 +0000 2016

Notes summarizing the 40 different visions of the future of identity in 2031, from #RebootingWebOfTrust #TakeAPanel

Sun May 22 12:39:13 +0000 2016

RT @Engbrg: If @id2020 not careful, @un may enable genocide, dictators, persecution and digital trafficking @ChristopherA

Sun May 22 14:11:56 +0000 2016

RT @Tierion: Day 2 of the #ID2020 Design Workshop. @ChristopherA (aka Papa Bear) is keeping everyone in check. @Blockstream…

Sun May 22 19:19:33 +0000 2016

RT @AppDreamer: #rebootingweboftrust was inspiring! My brain is full! Thanks @ChristopherA and @anarchoass

Sun May 22 23:10:57 +0000 2016

RT @Bitcoinference: @petertoddbtc recent work “Dex: Deterministic Predicate Expressions for Smarter Signatures” @ChristopherA…

Sun May 22 23:26:37 +0000 2016

Public good commons are hard—Ostrom’s principles 3&4 prove you have to have transparency 1st

Mon May 23 00:03:07 +0000 2016

RT @drummondreed: From #rebootingweboftrust closing: “I am inspired by the possibility that our personal selves can be fully realized by ou…

Mon May 23 01:15:27 +0000 2016

RT @WayneVaughan: Blockchain Wayne & Manu Sporny getting krunk about @w3c’s Verifiable Claims spec! #blockchain #ID2020 @manusporny https:/…

Mon May 23 01:23:09 +0000 2016

RT @DeanLand: Dropped in at post #ID2020 workshop. Lotsa great #Identity & #PersonalData folks there. Nice space provided by #MSFT. #PDEC…

Mon May 23 01:33:52 +0000 2016

RT @NZN: I pledge allegiance to my #selfSovereign authority,guaranteed & protected. Govs derive their integrity to manage of, by & for #ID.…

Mon May 23 01:41:10 +0000 2016

RT @ThessyMehrain: #ID2020DesignWorkshop: protect self-sovereign ID against malicious actors in sub-Saharan Africa
@ID2020 #blockchain htt…

Mon May 23 01:44:46 +0000 2016

RT @think_numbers: Current Identity Paradigm vs Self-Sovereign Identity - Which one would you choose? #id2020
Tags: #identity @id2020… htt…

Mon May 23 01:45:15 +0000 2016

For long & happy life: some rich food & drink, exercise, lifelong learning, rich & mutually rewarding relationships.

Mon May 23 01:57:26 +0000 2016

RT @giyom: @Truthcoin @ChristopherA re: social theory of identity

Mon May 23 03:18:38 +0000 2016

Made real progress last weekend at #RebootingWebOfTrust on an architecture for self-sovereign identity @manusporny

Mon May 23 11:20:28 +0000 2016

Core component of the self-sovereign identity architecture is the DID—Decentralized IDentifier #RebootingWebOfTrust

Mon May 23 11:25:22 +0000 2016

We plan to have next #RebootingWebOfTrust in September, meanwhile work with other groups & increase diversity.

Mon May 23 11:30:08 +0000 2016

Our inspirations, insights and appreciations from #RebootingWebOfTrust after #ID2020:

Mon May 23 11:34:33 +0000 2016

Thank you team for a great second #RebootingWebOfTrust! I look forward to working with you over next week’s on final papers. You inspire me!

Mon May 23 11:37:00 +0000 2016

RT @AppDreamer: Beautiful summary of our panel’s session. Thanks to artist for capture, @ChristopherA for pic!

Mon May 23 15:30:59 +0000 2016

RT @sammantic: @ChristopherA @IdentityWoman @anarchoass Great #identity workshop. Big thanks for putting it together and coordinating.

Mon May 23 15:31:07 +0000 2016

A very important milestone! New Vermont law legalizing Blockchain records! at around page 307 § 1913 v/@orgoodenough

Mon May 23 16:32:08 +0000 2016

Vermont H.868 Blockchain Enabling “As used in this section, ‘blockchain technology’ means a mathematically secured…”

Mon May 23 16:39:48 +0000 2016

Given Vermont’s #blockchain enabling H.868 § 1913, maybe we should setup the first fully legal & transparent LLC/blockchain DAO in Vermont!

Mon May 23 16:47:25 +0000 2016

RT @henkvancann: .@ChristopherA: ‘in light int. crises the importance of self-sov #identity has skyrocketed’ https:…

Mon May 23 18:37:45 +0000 2016

Some interesting thoughts about using the laws around US credit unions to be guarantor of self-sovereign identities.

Mon May 23 19:54:27 +0000 2016

Replying to @angela_walch

there are some people (children, mentally incapacitated, elderly) who may need additional support in self-sovereign identity.

Mon May 23 20:45:16 +0000 2016

RT @timpastoor: @filesofnerds For objective consensus, I concur. But identity & reputation is mostly subjective consensus.

@WayneVaughan @…

Tue May 24 13:50:25 +0000 2016

RT @adam3us: .@FEhrsam @leashless I think it is best to keep identity out of the blockchain. Use encrypted, unlinkable identity at payment…

Tue May 24 13:51:44 +0000 2016

RT @Chris_Skinner: New Blog Post: The impossible dream: a digital identity for everyone: We heard the stories that set the conte… https:/…

Tue May 24 13:52:59 +0000 2016

RT @veorq:

Tue May 24 13:54:23 +0000 2016

RT @mdangear: @pdewost presenting at the @MIT @CommonAccord conference #DecentLaw

Tue May 24 16:33:01 +0000 2016

RT @NZN: @angela_walch @ChristopherA self-Sovereignty is a beginning state,not an end denotes human origin of authority,not final…

Tue May 24 16:48:29 +0000 2016

RT @RealEstateCafe: .@ChristopherA Yes “Growing demand for a new kind of business” Share links before unconference session at 5/24 at @Comm…

Tue May 24 16:51:18 +0000 2016

I’m am one of the technology advisors for this Android apps for civil rights hackathon. Code for good!

Tue May 24 20:04:25 +0000 2016

RT @Firuzeh1: Check out @IranCubator’s awesome judges! How lucky are we? @united4iran @andrecarothers to be added soon!…

Tue May 24 20:04:53 +0000 2016

RT @pdewost: Did not realize how impressive it would be to deliver a talk in @MIT @medialab until done ! #DecentLaw #Blockchain https://t.c…

Tue May 24 20:05:37 +0000 2016

RT @RealEstateCafe: #DAO-inspired session at #DecentLaw: @ChristopherA @ScottLDavid @agropper exploring #ParticipatoryEcosystem, potential…

Tue May 24 20:05:43 +0000 2016

I believe that the restrictive properties of Bitcoin’s script are key to fiduciary smart contracts as opposed to EVM

Tue May 24 20:10:41 +0000 2016

I’ve worked w/ @joncallas off & on for almost 20 years! Gives me confidence that Apple will continue to do it right.

Tue May 24 20:45:27 +0000 2016

Replying to @dakotagruener

We had representatives from Africa and third-world countries at last #RebootingWebOfTrust — but we can always use more.

Tue May 24 21:25:19 +0000 2016

Replying to @SamouraiWallet, @Firuzeh1, @IranCubator, @united4iran and @andrecarothers

open to all!

Tue May 24 21:27:11 +0000 2016

RT @manusporny: Verifiable Claims Task Force discusses DHS Blockchain R&D, UN ID2020, design workshop, work items:…

Tue May 24 21:40:16 +0000 2016

RT @bsuichies: Thx - great fun to discuss #decentlaw & #blockchain from a tech/med perspective w/ some exceptionally smart people https://t…

Tue May 24 23:20:26 +0000 2016

I’m very intrigued by this slide from @bsuichies on the mismatch between smart contracts and legal contracts.

Tue May 24 23:22:33 +0000 2016

RT @lightcoin: From the “why doesn’t this exist yet” department: Decentralized Arbitration and Mediation Network (DAMN)…

Tue May 24 23:40:56 +0000 2016

Replying to @mindspillage and @bsuichies

he said they would be available when he got back home.

Tue May 24 23:46:59 +0000 2016

Ouch! In essence, a proof-of-concept that a remote chip fab (say China) could pown your US designed CPU undetected.

Tue May 24 23:54:24 +0000 2016

“identity-enslavement by administrative process must end on planet Earth” — @NZN

Wed May 25 00:06:30 +0000 2016

RT @verisart: Excited to be presenting to this group tomorrow in San Francisco

Wed May 25 00:06:43 +0000 2016

+1 “Building a self-sovereign identity system changes that. It allows people to act and interact as themselves.”

Wed May 25 00:12:27 +0000 2016

RT @lopp: There is no such thing as a “Bitcoin Expert”

Wed May 25 00:14:37 +0000 2016

RT @torproject: We just invented a way to generate random numbers w/ “shared randomness” –many computers. https://…

Wed May 25 00:15:40 +0000 2016

Yes! Computational smart contracts have their place, but fiduciary smart contracts are ensured by math not just code

Wed May 25 00:20:19 +0000 2016

RT @ConsenSysLLC: … & @ChrisLundkvist explained how #blockchain can change the way #digitalidentity is stored #Uport #Ethereum https://t.…

Wed May 25 00:37:49 +0000 2016

Moving forward on fiduciary smart contracts starting with #SmartSignatures, latest see @masonic_tweets @lykle

Wed May 25 00:50:56 +0000 2016

Still a lot of experimenting to do on various approaches to #SmartSignatures and in general toward fiduciary smart contracts.

Wed May 25 00:56:58 +0000 2016

I’ll have to dive into understanding this UK gov approach to proof of age verification. Very sensitive privacy area.

Wed May 25 01:00:56 +0000 2016

Replying to @FGraillot and @ARKblockchain

I’ve been calling the approach that Bitcoin script uses “fiduciary smart contracts” as opposed to computational.

Wed May 25 01:35:17 +0000 2016

Replying to @FGraillot and @ARKblockchain

see #SmartSignatures & for another fiduciary approach

Wed May 25 01:37:17 +0000 2016

RT @ARKblockchain: @ChristopherA @FGraillot makes sense - if submitted with a sufficient fee, the miners are “obligated” to execute w/ trus…

Wed May 25 01:41:09 +0000 2016

RT @alfiedotwtf: @lykle @aantonop @Truthcoin Smart contracts are a good idea, but virtual machines running arbitrary code everywhere is not!

Wed May 25 02:39:31 +0000 2016

Replying to @alfiedotwtf, @Truthcoin, @lykle and @aantonop

take a look at & followup

Wed May 25 02:40:40 +0000 2016

RT @alfiedotwtf: Interesting idea: applying Bitcoin Scripts to non-Bitcoin things i.e Smart Certificates!

Wed May 25 13:31:22 +0000 2016

Replying to @lykle

in the work we are doing on self-sovereign identity everyone is a root. All can hold, issue, inspect credentials. All are peers. Web.

Wed May 25 13:34:51 +0000 2016

RT @TaylorGerring: Smart contracts suit machine-to-machine transactions. Legal contacts suit human-to-human #blockchain #ethereum https://t…

Wed May 25 13:36:19 +0000 2016

RT @muneeb: I’m excited by the pace of experimentation in Ethereum. But the app developers missed a memo that these are (still) experiments.

Wed May 25 17:18:19 +0000 2016

RT @csuwildcat: Time to stomp some decentralized/distributed systems FUD → I present to you: The Nickelback Persistence Conjecture https://…

Wed May 25 17:26:58 +0000 2016

RT @aantonop: How many years until HostileTakeoverDAO?

“News 2022: Today, activist shareholders acquired a majority of Comcast to be manag…

Wed May 25 17:27:14 +0000 2016

RT @rangerj: A plan for peace in the digital privacy wars:—0-167.fz7lt5wdn

Wed May 25 17:29:44 +0000 2016

RT @elidourado: Probably a mistake to call smart contracts “contracts” at all. Doesn’t capture the novelty and invites regulation. https://…

Wed May 25 17:33:33 +0000 2016

I consider this (opening a Microsoft doc and having it notify someone w/o consent) a serious privacy violation.

Wed May 25 17:37:13 +0000 2016

RT @beboldmedia: Proud to serve @IranCubator: global contest for Android app devs to promote social good in Iran. Learn more & join! https:…

Wed May 25 23:42:43 +0000 2016

Also a todo item for me is to integrate with original smart signatures white paper & also add fiduciary Code concept

Thu May 26 13:14:57 +0000 2016

Replying to @aantonop, @GabrielDVine and @petertoddbtc

one way to think about it is to bring UTXO-style architecture to an objects access control list.

Thu May 26 13:19:57 +0000 2016

Replying to @leashless and @georginagodwin


Thu May 26 13:35:45 +0000 2016

Replying to @leashless and @georginagodwin

I love my cards and some other decks on design patterns

Thu May 26 13:37:24 +0000 2016

RT @adam3us: here’s a p2p fair coin toss / dice protocol that could be used with MAST @BTC_JL2012…

Thu May 26 13:44:40 +0000 2016

RT @adam3us: bitcoin scripts are verifiable proofs of execution, not execution. dex: use as a self-extensible certificate format. https://t…

Thu May 26 15:20:53 +0000 2016

RT @aantonop: Dex: Deterministic Predicate Expressions for Smarter Signatures (by @petertoddbtc):

Thu May 26 15:22:03 +0000 2016

Video of @petertoddbtc explaining the approach that DEX (deterministic expressions) takes toward #SmartSignatures

Thu May 26 16:17:06 +0000 2016

Other approaches to #SmartSignatures in addition to @petertoddbtc’s DEX is Johnson Lau’s proposed merkelized BIP

Thu May 26 16:22:51 +0000 2016

I’ve also heard some interesting #SmartSignature ideas around Joi, a typed version of forth. Maybe we need a bake-off this summer?

Thu May 26 16:24:54 +0000 2016

RT @BTCFoundation: Meeting notes posted from Core Developers

Thu May 26 16:28:03 +0000 2016

This FAQ about how to ask smart questions or request help from open source communities is quite useful. Curriculum++

Thu May 26 16:35:13 +0000 2016

An interesting idea: every 3x3m loc in world addressed as 3 mnemonic words ala BIP39. FYI I’m at atoms.rainy.steps

Thu May 26 17:13:12 +0000 2016

I would like to see more work on mnemonic word lists (aka bip39 & what3words) to be more resilient against accents.

Thu May 26 20:12:50 +0000 2016

Google’s use of Oracle’s Java APIs declared “fair use”. Important as otherwise we have new gatekeepers / centrality.

Thu May 26 20:50:23 +0000 2016

RT @mjg59: Well cool now we just need to live in fear of having to litigate every re-implementation of an API in order to demonstrate it’s…

Thu May 26 20:53:12 +0000 2016

Anyone know about this service? Legit?

Thu May 26 21:05:29 +0000 2016

Replying to @apperceptions

to be clearer, some English words in bip39 wordlist when pronounced by non-English speakers are almost homonyms.

Thu May 26 21:09:31 +0000 2016

RT @laurentbenichou: My early thoughts on #blockchain and insurance

Thu May 26 21:15:02 +0000 2016

RT @brianbehlendorf: Every time we manage to slightly unbreak TLS, someone else goes and breaks it.

Thu May 26 22:32:47 +0000 2016

RT @morgenpeck: Blockchain tech ain’t all just glitter and decentralized rainbows. My Q&A with @vladzamfir about potential bad stuff https:…

Fri May 27 04:00:23 +0000 2016

RT @laurentbenichou: @antoineguidis @pdewost @_n_filali look at this great recap on identity that may inspire us for PoC Zero at labchain h…

Fri May 27 12:29:07 +0000 2016

RT @pdewost: .@laurentbenichou @_n_filali and I met with @ChristopherA at @MIT & @CommonAccord conference in Boston earlier this week (cc @…

Fri May 27 12:48:03 +0000 2016

RT @bitcoincoreorg: We published the Zurich meeting transcripts here:

Fri May 27 13:21:10 +0000 2016

“The act of registering into a database in order to be conceived of as a human is backwards to observable reality”

Fri May 27 18:25:54 +0000 2016

RT @david27501: “ID2020 conference at United Nations sparks debate on how to roll out digital identities for 1.8” by @InnFin…

Fri May 27 20:18:19 +0000 2016

I appreciate the design & aesthetic choices made in NYC’s High Line Park that preserved the old elevated tracks.

Sun May 29 17:05:48 +0000 2016

“intents of various participants are not aligned. Governments, businesses & individuals have conflicting interests”

Mon May 30 14:31:18 +0000 2016

RT @muneeb: Excited to announce our partnership with Microsoft and Consensys! Imp step towards a global blockchain identity…

Tue May 31 17:47:14 +0000 2016

RT @sama: 1/ Important point: basic income is not socialism. Basic income provides a floor, and then people can get as rich as they want.

Tue May 31 17:47:55 +0000 2016

RT @brainpicker: “You don’t always win, but if you try, you don’t always lose.” So much to love about this: https:/…

Tue May 31 18:58:11 +0000 2016