RT @cdespinosa: I have tweeted
the meme
that was in
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so p…

Fri Jul 01 11:57:37 +0000 2016

RT @lightcoin: “It wouldn’t hurt to focus on the real problem… the need for enhanced privacy features.” @kyletorpey #bitcoin https://t.co…

Fri Jul 01 12:00:40 +0000 2016

I definitely would’t have noticed this ATM skimmer, nor the pinhole PIN camera noticed in followup post https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/update-finding-atm-skimmer-what-missed-benjamin-tedesco-gcih-pmp @TechCrunch

Fri Jul 01 12:19:09 +0000 2016

Here are all 8 #GraphicRecording pages from this week’s #W3C #BlockchainWeb Workshop as a single pdf: https://www.dropbox.com/s/c0dbtmfs1mp7d79/W3C%20Blockchain%20Workshop%20June%2029%2C%202016.pdf?dl=0

Fri Jul 01 15:08:33 +0000 2016

I am at #W3C Web Payments Interest Group F2F today. I’m particular interested in seeing Verifiable Claims to be chartered as Working Group.

Fri Jul 01 15:09:38 +0000 2016

Here is the report being presented today by @manusporny demonstrating support for the Verified Claims WG proposal. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mL0MsPpdxdKiYFWVIyGVOFzypBsjylxepACN2MYw-yg/edit#slide=id.p

Fri Jul 01 15:10:51 +0000 2016

Here is more information on the proposal to create a Verified Claim Working Group at the #W3C https://w3c.github.io/webpayments-ig/VCTF/

Fri Jul 01 15:13:37 +0000 2016

RT @PeterBNichol: @ChristopherA Solid read! Thoughtful insight on #identity & #blockchain.Take time to read it! @weboftrustnet #claims http…

Fri Jul 01 15:46:16 +0000 2016

RT @PeterBNichol: @ChristopherA great mission with verifiable claims WG

Fri Jul 01 15:46:28 +0000 2016

Replying to @aronvanammers, @lawrencelundy and @OVioHQ

for some history & 10 Self-Sovereign Identity principles see http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2016/04/the-path-to-self-soverereign-identity.html

Fri Jul 01 15:58:22 +0000 2016

The #W3C Web Payments Interest Group had strong sentiment & positive energy to support moving forward with chartering Verifable Claims as WG

Fri Jul 01 16:21:45 +0000 2016

RT @mountielee: @ChristopherA #BlockchainWeb I have retouched #GraphicRecording with prezi.

Fri Jul 01 18:34:27 +0000 2016

This article is good—I’ve been skeptical of the dogmatism of #Holacracy, but appreciate the goals of self-governance https://hbr.org/2016/07/beyond-the-holacracy-hype

Fri Jul 01 19:34:49 +0000 2016

What is fundamentally different about newer self-management structures? Biological-like adaptability: @HarvardBiz

Fri Jul 01 19:37:48 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

the only use I want to use blockchains for identity is for provenance in the form of proof of existence, and…

Sat Jul 02 03:09:40 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

…and in some rarer cases some one-time use identifiers that can’t be “double spent”.

Sat Jul 02 03:10:59 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

no, PoE can be as simple as posting a hash or a Merkle root in a transaction, allowing proof that the object hashed existed then

Sat Jul 02 03:16:11 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

key signing and WoT does not require a blockchain if the identifiers are claimed first on a blockchain.

Sat Jul 02 03:18:37 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

well if you believe in bitcoin’s blockchain then you don’t a different form of trust.

Sat Jul 02 03:20:51 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

personally I never want to see more than a hash put on a blockchain – everything else WoT can be done offchain.

Sat Jul 02 03:22:52 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

first to post a identifier owns it, and only the key associated with that transaction can update key-value pairs offchain.

Sat Jul 02 03:25:14 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

you can prove your identity signature was the first ever used. Think about Craig’s fake PGP signature with a false date.

Sat Jul 02 03:30:10 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

yes, that is very desirable

Sat Jul 02 03:30:45 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

there are a whole bunch of these forms of blinding. I will probably use uprove, as Microsoft is freely licensing those patents

Sat Jul 02 03:32:46 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

you can in some cases use hierarchical keys for one time identifiers.

Sat Jul 02 03:33:47 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

Different ways. Blockstack requires proof of burn.

Sat Jul 02 03:35:26 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

if his claim, the public key and signature was all hashed in 2009 and put in an early transaction that is a pretty good start

Sat Jul 02 03:37:51 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

my solution is different than Blockstack’s. No Sybil attack because root identifier are just numbers. No value to Sybil.

Sat Jul 02 03:40:04 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

but once I can prove I am first to own that number, I can bootstrap into higher levels of assurance of identity.

Sat Jul 02 03:41:26 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

names become claims, not identifiers. My parents claim my name is Christopher but I am always who I am. Similar model.

Sat Jul 02 03:43:16 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

as more entities claim my identifier is Christopher the more likely it is that I am, especially if you WoT some of them.

Sat Jul 02 03:44:48 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

name uniqueness not always required, if underlying non-name identifier is unique. How many Christopher’s do you know?

Sat Jul 02 03:46:58 +0000 2016

RT @Tierion: @ConnectExecs @ChristopherA @timpastoor Christopher has been helping us with a new standard for anchoring data to the blockcha…

Sat Jul 02 12:50:18 +0000 2016

RT @sandhawke: This was my favorite part of a great workshop (because I’m even more into GOOD collaboration than blockchain tech) https://t…

Sat Jul 02 12:51:28 +0000 2016

Though Ethereum specific, the suggestions toward a general practice of having human intervention are wise. https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/749211160004681728

Sat Jul 02 15:28:23 +0000 2016

RT @TechCrunch: A brief history of cryptocurrency drama, or, what could possible DAO wrong? http://tcrn.ch/29Bf0yN by @rezendi

Sat Jul 02 15:45:30 +0000 2016

RT @wmougayar: Biggest lesson of #DAOHack (& all crypto hacks for that matter) is: programming money is not easy, just because we can. Need…

Sat Jul 02 15:59:17 +0000 2016

RT @el33th4xor: Excellent primer on The DAO heist, and where to go from here. https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/4qytqb/the_big_thedao_heist_faq_part_ii_the_path_forward/ #ethereum

Sun Jul 03 00:42:58 +0000 2016

RT @timpastoor: @Tierion I believe that @ChristopherA has done great work in the past, and is still doing a great job, to clear that up. :-…

Sun Jul 03 00:47:06 +0000 2016

RT @yorkerhodes: #blockchainweb @w3c = lots of use cases / inspiration. Thanks @dazzagreenwood @csuwildcat @christophera & @shepazu https:/…

Sun Jul 03 04:25:24 +0000 2016

RT @sacca: Last night, Garrison Keillor gave this note to each attendee of his last @prairie_home.

Sun Jul 03 04:37:22 +0000 2016

I am quoted today: “constructive collaboration is why @Blockstream began participating in standards organizations.” https://twitter.com/blr13/status/750428466546343936

Tue Jul 05 20:46:51 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: CSV is now active! Congrats to all who worked on it; I think it’ll prove a much more important change than my CLTV.


Tue Jul 05 20:51:06 +0000 2016

RT @KarlaFriede: Fintech 2.0 is more than new products. It’s about the open sourcing of financial structures, says @Chris_Skinner - https:/…

Tue Jul 05 20:55:23 +0000 2016

RT @lopp: “I had to sacrifice an old finance course to offer Innovation in Cryptoventures. This past semester was vastly oversubscribed.” -…

Wed Jul 06 00:17:02 +0000 2016

RT @rogerkver: Every person is the owner of his own life. No one is the owner of anyone else’s life.

Wed Jul 06 00:17:33 +0000 2016

Written January 12th, still true… https://twitter.com/n1ckler/status/686945947956428800

Wed Jul 06 05:10:57 +0000 2016

Some lovely thoughts and imagery by @kelvy_bird on the generative power of graphical scribing during events http://www.kelvybird.com/generative-scribing/

Wed Jul 06 05:20:36 +0000 2016

Hold me to these standards: https://designmatrix.wordpress.com/2010/11/14/ten-signs-of-intellectual-honesty-2/

Wed Jul 06 05:28:50 +0000 2016

Replying to @LorenSchmidt

Very cool! Are there ever 7 pointed digits?

Wed Jul 06 05:56:16 +0000 2016

A new participative equity approach I’ve not seen before. Adding it to my list of innovative corp practices list https://gist.github.com/jdmaturen/5830b83c1425c4767f7e1bd4c9561718

Wed Jul 06 06:01:16 +0000 2016

…another exploration is Progressive Equity: http://blog.detour.com/introducing-progressive-equity/

Wed Jul 06 06:05:37 +0000 2016

RT @TuurDemeester: Hold me to these standards: https://designmatrix.wordpress.com/2010/11/14/ten-signs-of-intellectual-honesty-2/

Wed Jul 06 06:05:54 +0000 2016

RT @ChristopherA: The are even more small-game fallacies in #theDAO that have not been discovered: http://unenumerated.blogspot.com/2015/05/small-game-fallacies.html @NickSzabo4 http…

Wed Jul 06 06:08:33 +0000 2016

Related are these four steps of constructive criticism: https://twitter.com/christophera/status/730162237843886080

Wed Jul 06 06:10:50 +0000 2016

Ignoring #TheDAO, what does the #Ethereum community need to focus on the most to protect future smart contracts?

Wed Jul 06 15:50:09 +0000 2016

Replying to @newcurrency, @TuurDemeester and @brainpicker

Yes, 140 characters is a challenge. I’m finding that sometimes I have to hack with a text image.

Wed Jul 06 15:51:41 +0000 2016

This certainly was the way Bitcoin worked early on with only 7 “standard scripts” being accepted by most miners. https://twitter.com/etherparty_io/status/750804428936982528

Wed Jul 06 21:54:29 +0000 2016

RT @BLR13: “In order to move forward…we can’t all have different data formats and APIs.” http://bit.ly/29hhMc5 @ChristopherA on #blockc…

Wed Jul 06 21:55:07 +0000 2016

Replying to @benalexander_ and @petertoddbtc

My favorite “write-in” answer so far for my poll on what #Ethereum should focus on is… “humility”

Wed Jul 06 21:58:00 +0000 2016

RT @bsuichies: @ChristopherA solid governance models

Wed Jul 06 21:59:26 +0000 2016

Replying to @ConsenSysLLC and @voidsnax


Wed Jul 06 22:56:44 +0000 2016

A legal term new to me & relevant today: “Rescission” http://www.arijuels.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Setting-Standards-for-Altering-and-Undoing-Smart-Contracts.docx /HT @billgleim @billymarino @AriJuels

Wed Jul 06 23:37:13 +0000 2016

RT @angela_walch: Hear, hear! Not just #Ethereum - all of us in #blockchain world could benefit from a dash of humility. https://t.co/Cat9w…

Thu Jul 07 02:57:42 +0000 2016

RT @jonhbit: Safety/security-first approach, has worked out so far :) Probably harder to enforce on Eth w/o static analysis, etc. https://t…

Thu Jul 07 02:58:56 +0000 2016

“To integrity, honestly, and humility” heard as a blockchain dinner table toast from @srolondon

Thu Jul 07 03:25:47 +0000 2016

RT @VladZamfir: I just published my thoughts on the #Ethereum hard fork debate! Enjoy! https://medium.com/@Vlad_Zamfir/dear-ethereum-community-acfa99a037c4#.z79f9kqr9

Thu Jul 07 15:03:01 +0000 2016

RT @eordano: It’s very paradoxical, how to lead a decentralization movement.
@VladZamfir nails it.
https://medium.com/@Vlad_Zamfir/dear-ethereum-community-acfa99a037c4#.mir7fjy9y https://t.co…

Thu Jul 07 15:03:18 +0000 2016

RT @zooko: If you’re interested in decentralized coordination (Ethereum, Bitcoin, Zcash) please read this post by @VladZamfir: https://t.co…

Thu Jul 07 15:03:46 +0000 2016

RT @byrongibson: @zooko really interesting to see how crypto in Rust will develop over time, one of the more interesting languages for it a…

Thu Jul 07 15:21:18 +0000 2016

RT @jonhbit: 100% agree; often why humans break from protocol. Need human-centered design for interactions with secure systems! https://t.c…

Thu Jul 07 15:27:43 +0000 2016

21 minutes left in poll on future #Ethereum focus—over 200 participating! Also many interesting “write-in” votes. https://twitter.com/christophera/status/750718485462806528

Thu Jul 07 15:31:05 +0000 2016

Excellent overview on how to deal with trolls online. No strategy is perfect for this problem but some solid advice. https://twitter.com/hootsuite/status/751057018597892096

Thu Jul 07 15:36:36 +0000 2016

RT @Snowden: People ask if I fear retaliation for my criticism. I do. But it did not stop me from criticizing the @WhiteHouse, and will not…

Thu Jul 07 15:46:56 +0000 2016

Much of the @Blockstream engineering team is in France this week, so take advantage of this if nearby! https://twitter.com/anwfr/status/751037534919127040

Thu Jul 07 15:50:24 +0000 2016

Excellent guide on securing a burner iPhone when traveling. Nothing is perfect but I prefer this over any Android https://blog.filippo.io/securing-a-travel-iphone/#

Thu Jul 07 15:57:00 +0000 2016

Final results of #Ethereum focus poll: 31% best practices & patterns, 28% replace Solidity. 206 votes of 7,230 users https://twitter.com/christophera/status/750718485462806528

Thu Jul 07 16:11:13 +0000 2016

Excellent article explaining why software creation not only decreases with team size, but quality can even go down. http://allankelly.blogspot.com/2015/10/software-has-diseconomies-of-scale-not.html

Thu Jul 07 16:26:22 +0000 2016

RT @bitcoincoreorg: Introducing Bitcoin FIBRE by @TheBlueMatt http://bitcoinfibre.org/ NextGen Relay Network! http://bluematt.bitcoin.ninja/2016/07/07/relay-networks/ https:…

Fri Jul 08 16:21:21 +0000 2016

“To put this in Linux terms, only the individual has root for his or her own source identity.” -> @dsearls http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/doing-user-space-what-we-did-kernel-space

Fri Jul 08 16:27:15 +0000 2016

I love a name for all the cross-discipline skills required to truly master our field: crypto, networks, economics, game theory & many more!

Fri Jul 08 18:07:43 +0000 2016

I’ll add that I prefer to wait several days, or even a week to respond, unless I truly have a nuanced POV (rare). https://twitter.com/doctorow/status/751424361660227585

Fri Jul 08 18:19:58 +0000 2016

Good article! “What’s in a Name? — The Disambiguation of Smart Contracts” by @AnthonyMacey https://medium.com/@anthonymacey/whats-in-a-name-the-disambiguation-of-smart-contracts-daca8276db4?source=twitterShare-63ba9be92e8f-1468013499

Fri Jul 08 21:34:26 +0000 2016

RT @dom: Read about some of the successful women of iOSDevCamp today in the news! https://www.thestreet.com/story/13633329/1/hackathons-rise-in-popularity-among-budding-entrepreneurs.html #developer #innovation // @GirlsW…

Sat Jul 09 17:39:54 +0000 2016

RT @d10e_con: We’re excited to have @ChristopherA of @Blockstream join us for #d10eSF! Get Tickets now–> http://buff.ly/29uRXZl https://t…

Mon Jul 11 02:45:26 +0000 2016

RT @d10e_con: Insightful words. @ChristopherA joining us @ #d10eSF! Are you coming?

Mon Jul 11 02:45:56 +0000 2016

First drafts of “a starting security baseline for intermediate Solidity programmers” #Ethereum #SmartContracts https://github.com/ConsenSys/smart-contract-best-practices

Mon Jul 11 02:50:28 +0000 2016

“How can we regulate a very complex and very smart system with unpredictable emergent properties?”—@VitalikButerin https://twitter.com/vitalikbuterin/status/750130298734645248

Mon Jul 11 04:51:46 +0000 2016

“Decentralized (D), Consistent (C), and planetary Scale (S). They get traded off in modern decentralized systems” https://medium.com/the-bigchaindb-blog/the-dcs-triangle-5ce0e9e0f1dc#.px13u1c0y

Mon Jul 11 04:57:13 +0000 2016

Two startups that I worked with last year have received research contracts on security, identity & blockchains… https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/752173095230865409

Mon Jul 11 05:01:22 +0000 2016

A new term for me—agnotology: “constructed ignorance” http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-06-27/culturally-constructed-ignorance-wins-the-day

Mon Jul 11 05:18:39 +0000 2016

RT @bitcoinmom: My son learned how to read at the early age of 4 by playing Pokémon on his GameBoy. Now 21, he’s wandering streets, loiteri…

Mon Jul 11 06:02:21 +0000 2016

I do agree that that academic research of cryptography & related fields feels too off on the edges vs practical. https://twitter.com/random_walker/status/752279011955445760

Mon Jul 11 06:07:42 +0000 2016

Useful—Cost-of-Corruption does seem to be a better measure of decentralization then Cost-of-Node-Option @digitsu https://medium.com/@digitsu/decentralization-comes-with-people-412a79a4c081#.eblpqkf8j

Mon Jul 11 06:15:06 +0000 2016

“We seem to have lost sight of the original motive that justified…trustless systems…”—@yaoeo https://motherboard.vice.com/en_uk/read/thedao

Tue Jul 12 14:38:07 +0000 2016

RT @halovast: @zooko it would be really interesting to have a DBC-like approach in #solidity or whatever other #smartcontracts-oriented lan…

Tue Jul 12 14:45:42 +0000 2016

Lovely stories about Richard Feynman, who loved to solve problems: https://backchannel.com/my-time-with-richard-feynman-8e15ef968e75#.4uoabkh2s

Tue Jul 12 16:59:53 +0000 2016

My challenge with the term DAO is “autonomous for who?” — I want the autotomy for all those people I collaborate with, not for the system.

Tue Jul 12 18:50:27 +0000 2016

RT @lopp: @ChristopherA @yaoeo Exactly; a “trustless” system just means you need not trust any individuals. You must still trust community…

Tue Jul 12 23:07:17 +0000 2016

RT @csuwildcat: @ChristopherA @yaoeo would you not agree the emancipation of the individual from coercive agents and systemic control is th…

Tue Jul 12 23:07:23 +0000 2016

I believe strongly in fungibility, but isn’t its point to protect the those with less power from those with more? https://twitter.com/lopp/status/752876823579680768

Tue Jul 12 23:09:37 +0000 2016

RT @JudeCNelson: @lopp @ChristopherA @yaoeo 1/ Trusting the community at large is a no-go when the community is also a lynch mob.

Tue Jul 12 23:09:55 +0000 2016

RT @JudeCNelson: @lopp @ChristopherA @yaoeo 2/ Immutability balances trusting the community against the rights of individuals not to be lyn…

Tue Jul 12 23:09:58 +0000 2016

I wonder if future DAO designers should play a Nomyx game first (or Nomic). I like the sand castles analogy too: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/nomyx-game/NKPpVHA2yzM/UUc2PcumBQAJ

Wed Jul 13 06:51:05 +0000 2016

RT @mindspillage: @ChristopherA the Nomic analogy has been my favorite to talk about many such systems… many people sadly unfamiliar & sh…

Wed Jul 13 15:04:04 +0000 2016

I recommend anyone developing AR (PokemonGO) read @raphkoster’s post re: legal issues: http://www.raphkoster.com/2016/07/11/ar-is-an-mmo/ also http://associatesmind.com/2016/07/11/is-pokemongo-illegal/

Wed Jul 13 15:34:27 +0000 2016

The 1st mobile AR game & toolkit I know of was created at the 3rd #iOSDevCamp in ‘09—join us next week! https://youtu.be/xnt2fPcAXpk #PokemonGo

Wed Jul 13 17:37:10 +0000 2016

A favorite story as host of #iOSDevCamp was running around asking “Anyone remember their spherical trigonometry?” https://twitter.com/christophera/status/753282131401465857

Wed Jul 13 17:40:41 +0000 2016

I hold no #Ethereum, but I’d love to listen in to the hall conversations at this meetup. Good people, tough choices. http://www.meetup.com/ethereum/events/232585731/

Wed Jul 13 17:45:22 +0000 2016

I am quite pleased to be part of raising the bar on diversity at #iOSDevCamp. More to do! http://daringfireball.net/linked/2016/06/28/iosdevcamp

Wed Jul 13 18:04:47 +0000 2016

The US gets a lot of bad press on the #privacy front due to the NSA, but in many ways I’m more worried about Britain http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/analysis/2464580/theresa-may-becoming-pm-is-a-major-blow-for-privacy

Wed Jul 13 19:12:46 +0000 2016

@2Value — Thank you for the wonderful imagery added to my quote! https://twitter.com/2value/status/753416364824653824

Thu Jul 14 03:22:01 +0000 2016

So little of this list of the Xanadu Project’s 18 objectives from 80’s are yet in the WWW https://blog.codinghorror.com/the-xanadu-dream/

Thu Jul 14 07:27:16 +0000 2016

…although what the IPFS community is doing probably comes closest to the original Xandadu vision, except for the ecosystem part. @juanbenet

Thu Jul 14 07:38:17 +0000 2016

I think the big battle of the next decade is pareto’s law & metcalfe’s law vs. diversity & decentralization, and I’m not talking just tech.

Thu Jul 14 07:42:16 +0000 2016

RT @2Value: 10 princpls: self-sov #ID can be 2-edged sword usable both beneficial + maleficent purposes http://bit.ly/20rbBWg https://t.c…

Thu Jul 14 07:54:28 +0000 2016

I like this metaphor, “Docker for companies” and the thread of replies to it are also interesting. https://twitter.com/balajis/status/750163292979535872

Thu Jul 14 17:12:36 +0000 2016

“a hugely instructive case why internet ratings need to be approached with way more nuance than they currently are” http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/ghostbusters-is-a-perfect-example-of-how-internet-ratings-are-broken/

Thu Jul 14 18:50:11 +0000 2016

I covered how difficult rating and ranking systems are in old series of posts starting at “Collective Choice”. http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2005/12/collective_choi.html

Thu Jul 14 18:51:51 +0000 2016

…and if rating & ranking systems are hard, reputation systems are even more difficult! https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust/blob/master/topics-and-advance-readings/ReputationAndTheRealWorld.md

Thu Jul 14 18:53:20 +0000 2016

After over a year @Appelcline implemented many of our own suggestions in a large ratings database (paper RPGs): http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2007/01/collective_choi.html

Thu Jul 14 19:01:14 +0000 2016

In addition to front running, parasitic trading, band saw, etc., what other traditional (i.e. non-crypto) fintech attacks are out there?

Thu Jul 14 19:35:32 +0000 2016

RT @RPGnet: This is the rating system at http://index.rpg.net that he’s talking about. https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/753665677358006272

Thu Jul 14 19:53:01 +0000 2016

RT @adamshostack: @ChristopherA salami, naked shorts, inflation, take-the-money-and-run, insufficient reserves*, CDOs ;),

Thu Jul 14 19:53:07 +0000 2016

+1 “I’m also terribly concerned by the continuing and accelerating destruction of my personal privacy”—@reneritchie http://m.imore.com/pokemon-go-just-latest-long-line-privacy-mistakes

Fri Jul 15 01:32:46 +0000 2016

Read it! An important emerging future: “This mirror worlding process is going to swallow everything.”—@raphkoster http://www.raphkoster.com/2016/07/14/i-really-did-mean-mmo/

Fri Jul 15 13:51:51 +0000 2016

Very true: “there is more to America’s purpose, more to justice, than majorities having their way.”—@GeorgeWill http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/the-limits-of-majority-rule

Fri Jul 15 14:05:32 +0000 2016

I don’t believe that this is a liberal or conservative idea—it is a fact. “Paradoxically…” http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/the-limits-of-majority-rule

Fri Jul 15 14:12:40 +0000 2016

“The challenge is to determine the borders of the majority’s right to have its way”—@GeorgeWill http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/the-limits-of-majority-rule

Fri Jul 15 14:18:43 +0000 2016

I have concerns about how a plurality (a minority majority) has become culturally equivalent to “the people’s will”. http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2015/09/a-spectrum-of-consent.html

Fri Jul 15 14:22:56 +0000 2016

“digital infrastructure needs regular upkeep and maintenance. But financial support is much harder to come by.” http://www.fordfoundation.org/library/reports-and-studies/roads-and-bridges-the-unseen-labor-behind-our-digital-infrastructure/

Fri Jul 15 15:12:58 +0000 2016

RT @MarcHochstein: “We’re getting to the point that we need to work together even if we’re competitors,” – @ChristopherA https://t.co/R6g6…

Fri Jul 15 20:57:08 +0000 2016

“We are currently witnessing the gentrification of hacker culture”—@Suitpossum https://aeon.co/essays/how-yuppies-hacked-the-original-hacker-ethos

Fri Jul 15 21:07:24 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: tl;dr: If you’re looking at tweet of a tank in #Istanbul right now, there’s a good chance @torproject got it to you. http…

Fri Jul 15 21:09:16 +0000 2016

Too true, including the next few minutes of the movie… https://twitter.com/el33th4xor/status/746155190903050240

Fri Jul 15 22:29:44 +0000 2016

RT @dom: iOSDevCamp is only a week away!

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Sat Jul 16 02:01:53 +0000 2016

“Can we uncouple identity and justice?” @pamelawjd https://medium.com/@pamelawjd/seeking-justice-no-id-required-dce4992718fb

Sat Jul 16 03:39:50 +0000 2016

RT @DarioTepoTec: @ChristopherA is identity needed for anything other than justice? @pamelawjd

Sat Jul 16 06:58:46 +0000 2016

RT @henkvancann: I will tweet 10 days in a row all of the 10 principles of self-sovereign #identities by @ChristopherA “10 princpls self-so…

Sat Jul 16 16:40:23 +0000 2016

RT @wuehler: Typical Friday night in the office discussing zero-knowledge proofs. @ConsenSysLLC @ChrisLundkvist https://t.co/CIc4nTZdkr

Sun Jul 17 17:51:13 +0000 2016

I’m moderating a panel Wednesday at #d10e conference in SF on humanitarian issues in decentralization & blockchains https://twitter.com/d10e_con/status/754737041519304704

Mon Jul 18 08:53:35 +0000 2016

RT @timpastoor: @taoeffect Incentives, network topology, and power structures. History will repeat. It’s all mathematics.

Mon Jul 18 08:56:51 +0000 2016

RT @wwcsf: Join us for iOSDevCamp 2016– Roll Call! on Fri, 7/22 at eBay Town Hall (Building 12)! http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-SF/events/230999176/

Mon Jul 18 18:49:03 +0000 2016

RT @WeVote: We Vote will be at @IPhoneDevCamp San Jose next week for 3 glorious days of hacking & idea building. #civichacking https://t.co…

Mon Jul 18 18:50:07 +0000 2016

There is a corollary—some things are worth fighting for: privacy, human rights, freedom from abuses of power, etc. https://twitter.com/blr13/status/755115357988323328

Mon Jul 18 19:06:22 +0000 2016

As we learn about the tactics of influence (both for good & bad) we need more studies on uses & ethics of influence: https://twitter.com/casssunstein/status/755136685395017728

Mon Jul 18 21:28:58 +0000 2016

Replying to @CassSunstein

via @profjasonpotts

Mon Jul 18 21:30:06 +0000 2016

Here is my old 2010 lecture “Tactics of Persuasion & Infuence”. I start talking about ethics on slide 45: https://www.slideshare.net/ChristopherA/tactics-of-persuasion-influence-bgiedu

Mon Jul 18 21:36:16 +0000 2016

We’ve worked long and hard on this defensive patent legal framework, and we hope it inspires others to do the same. https://twitter.com/blockstream/status/755431959896072192

Tue Jul 19 16:55:27 +0000 2016

Details on our defensive patent strategy. This is important—much crypto innovation in ’90s was squashed by patents. https://twitter.com/blockstream/status/755432313010266113

Tue Jul 19 16:58:05 +0000 2016

RT @mindspillage: The patent pledge/strategy is a large part of what I’ve been working on at Blockstream (with our GC); happy to finally se…

Tue Jul 19 16:58:20 +0000 2016

Re: @grittygrease: One proposal back in the ’90s when I did TLS 1.0 was to put expiration dates on ciphersuites—did that come up as a topic?

Tue Jul 19 17:04:58 +0000 2016

RT @ofnumbers: new paper from @bankofengland “The macroeconomics of central bank
issued digital currencies” by Barrdear & Kumhof https://t.…

Tue Jul 19 17:15:30 +0000 2016

RT @CarovonMX: Financial exclusion. Map via @rszbt

Tue Jul 19 17:17:20 +0000 2016

RT @TheCynja: Excited to finally get all three Cynja founders in the same place again @heathercdahl @CynjaChaseC @ShirowDiRosso https://t.c…

Tue Jul 19 17:20:25 +0000 2016

RT @theonevortex: Wow. Yet again @Blockstream
thinking both about the #bitcoin ecosystem, it’s users & more importantly the long term.

Tue Jul 19 17:24:14 +0000 2016

RT @jeffjohnroberts: Kudos to @Blockstream for patent plan to deter aggression in bitcoin land https://blockstream.com/2016/07/19/blockstream-defensive-patent-strategy/

Tue Jul 19 17:25:45 +0000 2016

RT @zmanian: Great example for the industry! https://twitter.com/Blockstream/status/755431959896072192

Tue Jul 19 17:25:59 +0000 2016

RT @Helperbit: Join us today at @d10e_con #humanitarian panel with Jason King @UnsungOrg, @etmccauley & @ChristopherA #blockchain https://t…

Wed Jul 20 16:24:56 +0000 2016

Seen at #d10e from @pamelawjd “CryptoSteel” for ‘hard’ storage of BIP-39 24-word master keys. I’m skeptical by cool.

Wed Jul 20 20:14:49 +0000 2016

Replying to @normative and @pmarca

I just want to temporarily filter words, say for a week or month, to let things quiet down. Useful beyond harassment.

Wed Jul 20 20:25:55 +0000 2016

Critical commentary on Ethereum’s hard fork from FT blogger @izakaminska: http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2016/07/20/2170463/ethereum-bailout-complete-long-live-ethereum/

Wed Jul 20 20:36:17 +0000 2016

RT @random_walker: Structurelessness is a myth. Decentralized doesn’t mean structureless. If you pretend otherwise, you get with hidden, un…

Wed Jul 20 20:36:31 +0000 2016


Wed Jul 20 20:42:32 +0000 2016

RT @Melt_Dem: “it’s impossible to be a little bit pregnant” - why the #ethereum hard fork poses long term governance questions


Wed Jul 20 20:44:44 +0000 2016

RT @EFF: Randomly-generated passphrases offer a major security upgrade over user-chosen passwords. Joe Bonneau explains why. https://t.co/B…

Wed Jul 20 20:45:26 +0000 2016

RT @ARKblockchain: @ChristopherA @izakaminska extreme, no? The key is man & machine, emphasis on the “and.” A blend of smart contract & man…

Wed Jul 20 21:57:10 +0000 2016

Replying to @Mandy_Gram, @anarchoass, @etmccauley, @Helperbit and @SeansOutpost

any quotes or stories that particularly inspired you?

Wed Jul 20 21:58:09 +0000 2016

A pleasure to be host for these committed & passionate advocates for social good using blockchain technologies. https://twitter.com/anarchoass/status/755872324553879552

Wed Jul 20 22:01:14 +0000 2016

Replying to @TuurDemeester and @pamelawjd

presumably you still put it in safe place. How is it any more secure than paper?

Thu Jul 21 00:55:39 +0000 2016

RT @lightcoin: “Bitcoin enables people to redesign mechanisms of social organization and eliminate hierarchy.” - @aantonop #d10e https://t.…

Thu Jul 21 00:57:36 +0000 2016

RT @lightcoin: “Hierarchy has a fatal flaw: as it scales, it becomes more and more corrupted. Power is concentrated, and power corrupts.” -…

Thu Jul 21 00:57:47 +0000 2016

RT @asiaiix: Why Companies Are Becoming B Corporations http://ow.ly/4SLB302bKSp #impinv #socent

Thu Jul 21 05:23:20 +0000 2016

RT @etmccauley: Presenting soon at the @d10e_con to share about @Coinsecure’s role in the humanitarian impact of the Blockchain! https://t.…

Thu Jul 21 05:27:21 +0000 2016

I like these key principles on the next generation of business, from @timoreilly’s upcoming Next:Economy conference:

Thu Jul 21 05:40:17 +0000 2016

So do art schools, design programs, and any other largely solitary professional endeavors. https://twitter.com/petervan/status/756000481885978624

Thu Jul 21 05:46:13 +0000 2016

Quality guide to the real Silicon Valley by @DerekjAndersen—might add Apple Company Store & Cupertino Apple haunts. https://medium.com/startup-grind/steve-blanks-guide-to-the-real-silicon-valley-37278610026c#.pekdgwxxa

Thu Jul 21 06:15:51 +0000 2016

So in summary @CryptoSteel is > than other forms of cold storage (paper wallets, etc) as it is fire resistant & EMP immune. Less skeptical.

Thu Jul 21 16:32:00 +0000 2016

Recording of yesterday’s #d10e panel on humanitarian blockchain is now on YouTube as VR (i.e. you need to scroll) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eup8iUDKdB0&feature=youtu.be&t=4h4m10s

Thu Jul 21 17:39:13 +0000 2016

Turkish protesters are spraying graffiti to tell people to point their computers to Google’s public DNS at https://mic.com/articles/85987/turkish-protesters-are-spray-painting-8-8-8-8-and-8-8-4-4-on-walls-here-s-what-it-means#.uzMj8pdq7

Thu Jul 21 18:01:10 +0000 2016

Despite having a professional pass, I’m not be able to make it to #ComicCon2016 this year. But do see music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTtLgaqu43k

Thu Jul 21 18:16:58 +0000 2016

“More tripwires”—I was quoted extensively about smart contract security in this @AmerBanker article by @KyleTorpey http://www.americanbanker.com/news/bank-technology/they-might-be-smart-but-these-contracts-need-to-be-more-secure-1090319-1.html

Thu Jul 21 18:28:07 +0000 2016

RT @EFF: Bitcoin company @blockstream commits to avoid patent trolling—we hope to see other developers follow its lead. https://t.co/UtZZG8…

Thu Jul 21 18:28:40 +0000 2016

RT @MarcHochstein: Come for the analysis, stay for the rat picture. https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/756194059077558272

Thu Jul 21 20:03:48 +0000 2016

RT @michael_nielsen: Terry Tao on post-rigorous math. Beginning research students sometimes struggle with this https://terrytao.wordpress.com/career-advice/there%E2%80%99s-more-to-mathematics-than-rigour-and-proofs/ http…

Thu Jul 21 20:24:18 +0000 2016

RT @crampell: this is troubling. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153973202893533&set=a.394672588532.173707.506773532&type=3&theater cc @lawfareblog @benjaminwittes

Thu Jul 21 20:27:32 +0000 2016

When I buy from Amazon, I support @EFF by using @AmazonSmile which donates % #YouShopAmazonGives

Thu Jul 21 20:58:17 +0000 2016

“Our thesis is that there are five psychological foundations of morality…” http://www.unl.edu/rhames/courses/current/readings/haidth-graham.pdf

Fri Jul 22 15:16:14 +0000 2016

RT @kyletorpey: They Might Be Smart, But These Contracts Need to Be More Secure http://www.americanbanker.com/news/bank-technology/they-might-be-smart-but-these-contracts-need-to-be-more-secure-1090319-1.html @AmerBanker cc @SDLerner @el33th4xo…

Fri Jul 22 16:18:13 +0000 2016

At #iOSDevCamp help Dreemit create app to create collect dreams & connect people to achieve them… http://dreemit.org/

Sat Jul 23 03:12:19 +0000 2016

@Blinkist Would you consider changing your Blinkcracy pdf from CC-BY-NC to a Free Cultural Work? https://creativecommons.org/freeworks

Sat Jul 23 20:25:58 +0000 2016

@Blinkist I’d like to add Blinkcracy pd to the other Free Cultural Works on dynamic governance at https://github.com/ParticipatoryOrgs/Dynamic-Governance-Collection

Sat Jul 23 20:26:52 +0000 2016

My 9th year and 10th #iOSDevCamp (we had two in 2010). First was a few weeks after release of iPhone in 2007! https://twitter.com/pcrampton/status/756702579296497666

Sat Jul 23 21:09:39 +0000 2016

@blinkist For now I’ve added it as a restricted work under https://github.com/ParticipatoryOrgs/Dynamic-Governance-Collection—as Holacracy is now CC-BY-SA I think it should be same.

Sat Jul 23 21:15:06 +0000 2016

RT @erico: 17 y.o. Siddharth Kotapati & team demo Twisted Tower – a game running inside iOS Messages app.
@iPhoneDevCamp https://t.co/gbK…

Sun Jul 24 23:05:23 +0000 2016

I’m so pleased by the diversity of age, experience, skills, gender, race, etc. of hacks created at @iOSDevCamp! https://twitter.com/erico/status/757329471321939968

Sun Jul 24 23:33:01 +0000 2016

RT @el33th4xor: Exellent presentation on brain wallets, nonce reuse, predictability used for “Stealing Bitcoin with Math”: https://t.co/XgT…

Mon Jul 25 18:25:15 +0000 2016

RT @pomeranian99: An evil but genius World of Warcraft hack, based on this single line of code: https://blog.gdatasoftware.com/2016/07/28809-world-of-warcraft-one-simple-line-of-code-can-cost-you-dearly (@HackerNews) https…

Mon Jul 25 18:55:14 +0000 2016

RT @adam3us: Digicash went bankrupt in 98, investors sold ecash patent to highest bidder. Stopped innovation for 6years #bitcoin obligation…

Tue Jul 26 07:29:11 +0000 2016

RT @profjasonpotts: “Blockchains and the Boundaries of Self-Organized Economies: Predictions for the Future of Banking” https://t.co/yZ286y…

Wed Jul 27 13:32:47 +0000 2016

RT @TuurDemeester: GMax: “lesson isn’t to not have HF … just that things r more complex & risky than a few wanted the public believe” htt…

Wed Jul 27 14:41:47 +0000 2016

Since teaching Digital Influence & Using the Social Web for Social Change classes I’ve been seeking an ethical model https://www.amazon.com/Ethics-Influence-Government-Behavioral-Cambridge/dp/1107140706/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1469625970&sr=8-5&keywords=sunstein

Wed Jul 27 15:07:38 +0000 2016

RT @Blockstream: We’re excited to announce that @GreenAddress is now part of the Blockstream team https://blockstream.com/2016/07/27/blockstream-greenaddress-acquisition/

Wed Jul 27 15:19:41 +0000 2016

RT @coindesk: Blockstream Acquires Bitcoin Wallet to Boost Sidechains Development http://www.coindesk.com/blockstream-wallet-greenaddress-sidechains

Wed Jul 27 15:39:59 +0000 2016

RT @GreenAddress: Announcing Blockstream’s GreenAddress acquisition http://blog.greenaddress.it/2016/07/27/announcing-blockstream-greenaddress-acquisition

Wed Jul 27 15:40:12 +0000 2016

For those interested, here is my 2012 syllabus for my class “Using the Social Web for Social Change” — please fork! http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2012/10/using-the-social-web-for-social-change-syllabus-sw4sx.html

Wed Jul 27 21:44:36 +0000 2016

RT @BonnieJWallace: @ChristopherA This class changed my life, gave me the tools, vision & courage to do so much of what I do today. Thank y…

Thu Jul 28 08:01:17 +0000 2016

RT @DelRayMan: “Imagine if we called Google Docs a cell matrix.” On why “blockchain is a tough term to understand. -Ryan Shea https://t.co/…

Thu Jul 28 16:04:33 +0000 2016

RT @astepanovich: Ever-enlightening Cindy Cohn on why REoP doesn’t work anymore, and we should start using human rights standards https://t…

Thu Jul 28 16:28:21 +0000 2016

RT @dhinchcliffe: Why enabling better #collaboration is vital: Top quartile teams 21% more profitable, 4x more successful: https://t.co/v5D…

Thu Jul 28 16:48:02 +0000 2016

I have respected Steven Hawking’s science & willpower for some time—now I respect his thoughts on wealth & economics https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/29/stephen-hawking-brexit-wealth-resources

Fri Jul 29 06:57:15 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: Block Publication Incentives For Miners: Why slowing down propagation of your blocks can be to your advantage.


Fri Jul 29 17:56:38 +0000 2016

Basically, for a Proof-of-Publication service like @StamperyCo, immutability is a requirement: https://twitter.com/stamperyco/status/759036419440533504

Fri Jul 29 18:31:12 +0000 2016

I glad Marissa Mayer’s compassion as leader came through—Yahoo was unsavable: https://hackernoon.com/what-marissa-mayer-brought-to-yahoo-that-cant-be-bought-or-sold-4ee82382e4ee

Fri Jul 29 18:39:53 +0000 2016

I wonder if the new #ETH qualifies as a blockchain suitable for records under recent New Hampshire law? @StamperyCo

Fri Jul 29 18:45:10 +0000 2016

RT @schneierblog: How Altruism Might Have Evolved: I spend a lot of time in my book Liars and Outliers on cooperating versus de… https://…

Fri Jul 29 19:00:04 +0000 2016

RT @pjvangarderen: “notarization” is critical to “put X on the #blockchain” business models so IMO these issues should get more focus. http…

Fri Jul 29 22:21:59 +0000 2016

Replying to @1cyrilblanc1 and @pjvangarderen

It is also quite different outside US where notarized docs mean more, like non-coercion & fairness.

Fri Jul 29 22:24:11 +0000 2016

RT @kyletorpey: Post by Greg Maxwell on /r/btc. Seems to be a response to calls for Theymos’s removal as mod of /r/Bitcoin. https://t.co/PU…

Sat Jul 30 04:14:38 +0000 2016

RT @iPhoneDevCamp: Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s iOSDevCamp! http://www.iosdevcamp.org/iosdevcamp-2016-winners/ #hackathon #diversity #women https…

Sat Jul 30 20:13:07 +0000 2016

RT @Group_Income: Our first blog post! 🎉

What Makes A Good Voting System?
https://groupincome.org/2016/06/what-makes-a-good-voting-system/ #basicincome #voting #VBI

Sat Jul 30 21:40:25 +0000 2016

Replying to @Group_Income and @nwr

Very nice start! I do think however there needs some exploration of representation vs deliberation vs collective choice.

Sat Jul 30 21:44:44 +0000 2016

Replying to @Group_Income and @nwr

mostly blockchain standards, humanitarian uses of crypto, decentralized identity, smart signatures, and strategy.

Sun Jul 31 17:50:45 +0000 2016