RT @profjasonpotts: Ok, year’s not over yet but I’m calling this paper by Erwin Dekker as the most original & best of 2016 #publicchoice

Thu Sep 01 18:08:12 +0000 2016

A different view on governments vs. corporations vs. civil society: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/307465820_Corporatism_and_Civil_Society via @profjasonpotts

Thu Sep 01 18:54:22 +0000 2016

“…provide governance solutions which compete with those of the state” https://www.researchgate.net/publication/307465820_Corporatism_and_Civil_Society via @profjasonpotts

Thu Sep 01 18:59:56 +0000 2016


The Cybersecurity Canon Project @raceBannon99 reviews @TheCynja comic book series for kids: http://researchcenter.paloaltonetworks.com/2016/08/the-cybersecurity-canon-the-cynja-volume-1-and-code-of-the-cynja-volume-2/?platform=hootsuite

Sat Sep 03 18:36:25 +0000 2016

“cultivating positive emotion might be one way to actually get people to be more productive” https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/08/the-surprising-thing-you-do-when-youre-happiest

Sat Sep 03 18:42:34 +0000 2016

Good layman article on utility of zkp (zero-knowledge proofs) to protect privacy in patient care by @PeterBNichol http://www.cio.com/article/3112198/leadership-management/interactive-and-zero-knowledge-proofs-for-better-patient-interactions-with-blockchain-technology.html

Sat Sep 03 18:57:44 +0000 2016

Replying to @sytaylor, @davidbrear, @belimad, @JimMarous, @this_is_bud, @solarisBank, @monzo, @n26, @SpirosMargaris, @obussmann and @GCGodfrey

any new US neos?

Mon Sep 05 00:50:18 +0000 2016

RT @sammantic: The Trend Towards #Blockchain Privacy: Zero Knowledge Proofs
http://sammantics.com/blog/2016/8/23/the-trend-towards-privacy-how-blockchains-plan-to-accomplish-this @zmanian @socrates1024 https://t.co/XbS…

Wed Sep 07 07:43:04 +0000 2016

You can tell that I’m spending too much time thinking about secret keys when that is my first thought on seeing this http://futurism.com/harvard-scientists-create-hard-drives-that-are-alive-by-uploading-data-to-living-cells/

Wed Sep 07 16:41:23 +0000 2016

RT @harryhalpin: Here’s my last attempt at #w3c to get DRM just ‘turned off by default, turn on with user permission.’ Sigh. https://t.co/…

Wed Sep 07 16:47:55 +0000 2016

RT @NickSzabo4: Three crucial books on our origins & our natures:

Wed Sep 07 16:48:44 +0000 2016

RT @harryhalpin: Paul Cotton is overriding my objection to keep DRM off by default in browsers. He and the rest of #w3c should read: https:…

Wed Sep 07 16:50:55 +0000 2016

“Bitcoin Core developers are taking a slower, more methodical approach to the proliferation of smart contracts” http://coinjournal.net/bitcoin-succeeded-ethereum-failed/

Wed Sep 07 17:13:13 +0000 2016

NOT what we were trying to achieve when I was part of SSL/TLS design—we were avoiding ‘one ring to rule them all’: https://twitter.com/bascule/status/773555275135586305

Wed Sep 07 17:56:36 +0000 2016

RT @profjasonpotts: Public choice economics in a nutshell. High-powered incentives to get elected, weak incentives to improve policy. https…

Sat Sep 10 05:30:42 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: Gregory Maxwell is completing the retirement of the centralized Bitcoin alert system: https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2016-September/013104.html

Sat Sep 10 05:32:34 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: .@coinbase has filed for ten different patents: https://m.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/51w90o/peter_todd_more_software_companies_should_follow/d7ff7yt

@Blockstream adopted the Defensive Patent Licens…

Sat Sep 10 05:36:24 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: More software companies should follow @Blockstream’s lead and adopt the Defensive Patent License. https://twitter.com/cmuratori/status/773748539436339201

Sat Sep 10 05:41:08 +0000 2016

Excellent article by @buster categorizing & detailing the many different cognitive biases. https://betterhumans.coach.me/cognitive-bias-cheat-sheet-55a472476b18

Sun Sep 11 16:16:24 +0000 2016

I like this agility matrix. As a manager I favor decentralized but clearly some tasks need more centrality. https://medium.com/agility-scales/what-are-agility-scales-8a71e14b1719

Sun Sep 11 16:26:01 +0000 2016

An interesting academic paper that is relevant to Web of Trust — can you use social network analysis vs sybils? https://twitter.com/socrates1024/status/775037542748024832

Sun Sep 11 20:03:30 +0000 2016

RT @ARKblockchain: “The optimal balance of hierarchy versus networks is highly contextual” https://twitter.com/christophera/status/775007501670420480

Sun Sep 11 20:27:31 +0000 2016

Final draft of “Smarter Signatures: Experiments in Verifications” from #RebootingWebOfTrust at #ID2020 now available https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/ID2020DesignWorkshop/blob/master/final-documents/smarter-signatures.pdf

Mon Sep 12 15:23:25 +0000 2016

Some requirements for #SmartSignature systems from #RebootingWebOfTrust:

1 - Composable


Mon Sep 12 15:32:25 +0000 2016

Some requirements for #SmartSignature systems from #RebootingWebOfTrust:

2 - Inspectable


Mon Sep 12 15:34:28 +0000 2016

Some requirements for #SmartSignature systems from #RebootingWebOfTrust:

3 - Provable


Mon Sep 12 15:35:40 +0000 2016

Some requirements for #SmartSignature systems from #RebootingWebOfTrust:

4 - Deterministic


Mon Sep 12 15:36:52 +0000 2016

Some requirements for #SmartSignature systems from #RebootingWebOfTrust:

5 - Bounded


Mon Sep 12 15:38:42 +0000 2016

Some requirements for #SmartSignature systems from #RebootingWebOfTrust:

6 - Efficient


Mon Sep 12 15:40:36 +0000 2016

A challenge in #SmartSignature requirements is a balance between flexibility vs fungibility


Mon Sep 12 15:44:29 +0000 2016

Four different #SmartSignatures experiments: extending Bitcoin’s Script, Dex, Crypto-Conditions, & Sequent Calculus: https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/ID2020DesignWorkshop/blob/master/final-documents/smarter-signatures.pdf

Mon Sep 12 15:52:00 +0000 2016

What are #SmartSignatures good for? Changes to corp bylaws signed by accountable super-majority of board OR private majority of stockholders

Mon Sep 12 16:16:37 +0000 2016

A #SmartSignatures use case: change order only valid if 2 of 3 signers from corp A AND 1 of 3 signers from corp B https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/ID2020DesignWorkshop/blob/master/final-documents/smarter-signatures.pdf

Mon Sep 12 16:22:58 +0000 2016

A #SmartSignatures use case: legacy & future proofing — doc is valid if rsa-based sig OR ecdsa-based sig OR hash-based sig

Mon Sep 12 17:04:00 +0000 2016

A #SmartSignatures use case: app signature is valid for a minor release if signed by 2 of 7 coders, but for a major release requires 5 of 7.

Mon Sep 12 17:06:57 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: …or if not a development release, requires proof-of-publication so a backdoored, unauthorized release is detected. http…

Mon Sep 12 17:46:08 +0000 2016

A use of #SmartSignatures: PO is approved for less than $500 if signed by an employee $5K if signed by a exec $50k if signed by 2 of 5 execs

Mon Sep 12 17:53:37 +0000 2016

A use for #SmartSignatures: A file can be accessed only with a sig of patient OR the sig of health care proxy OR (Dr. AND privacy ombudsman)

Mon Sep 12 20:04:25 +0000 2016

A use case for #SmartSignatures: A server key can be revoked by my sig OR 5 of 7 of my trusted customers can revoke it if observing issues.

Mon Sep 12 20:15:41 +0000 2016

RT @TuurDemeester: @TuurDemeester Thought this might interest you @ChristopherA. New paper (http://icitech.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ICIT-Brief-Deep-Web-Exploitation-of-Health-Sector-Breach-Victims2.pdf) outlines extent of med…

Mon Sep 12 20:17:58 +0000 2016

Digital Bazaar & @manusporny have donated to support diversity expense scholarships for next #RebootingWebOfTrust https://www.eventbrite.com/e/web-of-trust-design-workshop-tickets-25937797651

Tue Sep 13 19:24:50 +0000 2016

An update on Participation Inequality—I’ve written extensively about in my series on Community By The Numbers: https://twitter.com/stangarfield/status/775778002110066688

Wed Sep 14 15:50:47 +0000 2016

Here is my 2009 article on Participation Inequality aka 90/9/1 rule http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2009/03/power-laws.html @stangarfield

Wed Sep 14 15:53:39 +0000 2016

Good series of videos by Paul Sztork @Truthcoin reviewing & rebutting risks of adding sidechain to Bitcoin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0goYH2sDw0w&list=PLw8-6ARlyVciNjgS_NFhAu-qt7HPf_dtg&sns=tw

Wed Sep 14 16:51:05 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: OpenTimestamps: Scalable, Trustless, Distributed Timestamping with Bitcoin


Thu Sep 15 16:12:02 +0000 2016

RT @kallerosenbaum: Just blogged about compact SPV proofs for #bitcoin #sidechains. My head just exploded. http://popeller.io/index.php/2016/09/15/compact-spv-proofs/

Thu Sep 15 19:36:07 +0000 2016

People participating in groups do not remember as effectively as solitary work. This is why I use Graphic Recorders: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160913100613.htm

Thu Sep 15 19:53:44 +0000 2016

“there’s nothing particularly wrong with the Chainpoint … it’s just not as good as it could be.” So let’s evolve it! https://twitter.com/petertoddbtc/status/776451069870272517

Thu Sep 15 21:29:58 +0000 2016

Replying to @petertoddbtc and @WayneVaughan

Let’s plan to meet at #RebootingWebOfTrust and iterate! @pwuille had some other rooting ideas as well.

Thu Sep 15 21:33:33 +0000 2016

The next #RebootingWebOfTrust is October 19th-21st in San Francisco. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/web-of-trust-design-workshop-tickets-25937797651 @petertoddbtc @WayneVaughan @pwuille

Thu Sep 15 21:38:10 +0000 2016

RT @WayneVaughan: @ChristopherA @petertoddbtc @pwuille I’ll be there. Join our Chainpoint Community Group and help improve the spec. https:…

Fri Sep 16 01:13:43 +0000 2016

RT @jonasschnelli: There are two #bitcoin hack-days (10th/11th oct) after the #scalingbitcoin con. in Milan. Register: https://t.co/SFmo…

Fri Sep 16 20:55:25 +0000 2016

Another day, another HALF A BILLION accounts compromised: https://yahoo.tumblr.com/post/150781911849/an-important-message-about-yahoo-user-security

Thu Sep 22 23:21:32 +0000 2016

RT @AaronvanW: In light of new attacks on the Ethereum network, @spair’s comments on DAO crisis are probably worth a repost. https://t.co/S…

Fri Sep 23 00:51:49 +0000 2016

RT @alistairmilne: Only 4 open items left. Showing 90% complete. Bitcoin is gonna scale and get itself some sidechains … https://t.co/6DW…

Fri Sep 23 00:55:54 +0000 2016

RT @ethereumJoseph: Out self-sovereign identity system, uport, just won 1st price at Int’l Blockchain Summit in Shanghai. Built on @ethere…

Fri Sep 23 00:56:55 +0000 2016

RT @margiecheese: @ChristopherA I mentioned you in my article here: http://openmigration.org/en/op-ed/global-digital-identity-goodbye-to-national-passports-the-new-geography-of-human-rights/ An anthropologist’s take on #ID2020!

Sat Sep 24 02:02:24 +0000 2016

RT @WIRED: This concept gadget is designed to explore how we might interact more meaningfully with our digital currency: https://t.co/hTfZT…

Sat Sep 24 02:07:56 +0000 2016

RT @BitcoinMagazine: The Long History and Disputed Desirability of Alternative #Bitcoin Implementations http://btcm.ag/altbtcs #blockchain…

Sat Sep 24 04:29:50 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: Do Multiple Implementations Make Ethereum More Reliable?


Sat Sep 24 04:36:57 +0000 2016

RT @agl__: Roughtime: a protocol for secure, auditable time synchronisation. https://www.imperialviolet.org/2016/09/19/roughtime.html

Sat Sep 24 04:39:34 +0000 2016

RT @flyryan: I just published “Postmortem of the Firefox (and Tor) Certificate Pinning Vulnerability Rabbit Hole” https://medium.com/p/postmortem-of-the-firefox-and-tor-certificate-pinning-vulnerability-rabbit-hole-bd507c1403b4

Sat Sep 24 04:42:21 +0000 2016

RT @morgenpeck: “I think privacy is a human right…I have also discovered that privacy is a business requirement.” @zooko #devcon2

Sat Sep 24 04:42:46 +0000 2016

A pretty amazing deep line-by-line reading and legal analysis of the open source MIT License by @kemitchell https://writing.kemitchell.com/2016/09/21/MIT-License-Line-by-Line.html

Sat Sep 24 04:56:06 +0000 2016

Replying to @kemitchell

Lunch? BTW you may appreciate https://github.com/ParticipatoryOrgs?tab=repositories

Sat Sep 24 05:03:16 +0000 2016

Replying to @kemitchell

Big supporter of collaboration both human & tech. I mostly do blockchain & identity tech work. Lunch near BART great idea.

Sat Sep 24 05:18:24 +0000 2016

RT @angela_walch: Critical issue-lawyers understanding coding &other tech specifics. Need education 2 fill gaps. X-field translation crucia…

Mon Sep 26 20:34:17 +0000 2016

Deep dive into the math behind majority rule. It isn’t egalitarian nor neutral. #spectrumofconsent #collaborativechoice #voting https://twitter.com/group_income/status/780453420981297153

Tue Sep 27 08:33:27 +0000 2016

Timestamping is one of the problems we are looking to address at the next #RebootingWebOfTrust http://www.WebOfTrust.info on Oct 19-21 in SF. https://twitter.com/petertoddbtc/status/780446224151408640

Tue Sep 27 08:37:02 +0000 2016

RT @adam3us: 1) benefit scaling, 2) accelerate pace of development & innovation, 3) augment Bitcoin’s functionality & use cases.” https://t…

Tue Sep 27 08:54:06 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: “Smart contract only need finite programs, since non-finite ones will just fail in production” - gmaxwell https://t.co/ak…

Tue Sep 27 08:54:54 +0000 2016

RT @kyletorpey: /r/btc has temporarily banned me. Peak hypocrisy has been achieved!

Tue Sep 27 20:53:23 +0000 2016

RT @bitcoin_experts: nullc: You have never banned me, no one on rbtc has. Please stop lying. I am rbtc’s token opponent that allows you ht…

Tue Sep 27 20:53:37 +0000 2016

RT @kyletorpey: Investment Bank Praises #Bitcoin Core Scaling Roadmap in Price Report http://coinjournal.net/investment-bank-praises-bitcoin-core-scaling-roadmap-price-report/ via @Coinjournal

Tue Sep 27 20:54:01 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: Call for papers, Blockchain Protocol Analysis and Security Engineering 2017 conference at Stanford, Jan 26-27th: https://…

Tue Sep 27 20:54:16 +0000 2016

RT @Melt_Dem: journalism at its finest - “like the unwanted guest who crashes your party and runs off with your girlfriend” - 😂 https://t.c…

Wed Sep 28 16:15:33 +0000 2016

RT @elidourado: “The future structure & exercise of political power will resemble the medieval model more than the Westphalian one” https:/…

Wed Sep 28 16:20:25 +0000 2016

Very interesting question! Principal of respecting/supporting the commons means Machine Learning should contribute somehow. https://twitter.com/gojomo/status/781005625048391680

Wed Sep 28 16:27:02 +0000 2016

RT @BenedictEvans: Analogue with Netflix and first sale doctrine: if I train an ML system on copyrighted data, do I have to pay the rights…

Wed Sep 28 16:27:12 +0000 2016

RT @lopp: One problem with using phone number based auth as “something you have” - an attacker can pwn your phone number. https://t.co/nrfj…

Wed Sep 28 17:13:53 +0000 2016

A followup: When is majority rule appropriate? “Regular, low stakes, reversible decisions for small groups” https://groupincome.org/2016/09/deprecating-mays-theorem/

Wed Sep 28 20:33:51 +0000 2016

This deep dive into May’s Theorem & Majority Rule is particularly relevant to my article on “Spectrum of Consent” http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2015/09/a-spectrum-of-consent.html

Wed Sep 28 20:42:08 +0000 2016

@_chjj #RebootingWebOfTrust http://www.WebOfTrust.info http://github.com/WebOfTrust.info October 19th-21st. For example: https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/ID2020DesignWorkshop/blob/master/final-documents/smarter-signatures.pdf

Thu Sep 29 03:57:16 +0000 2016

I’m quite frustrated with the many years late JOBS Act Title III aka “crowdfunding equity”—an opportunity squandered https://techcrunch.com/2016/06/07/equity-crowdfunding-is-now-legal-but-dont-expect-anything-to-change-just-yet/

Thu Sep 29 04:06:05 +0000 2016

@nayafia any chance you’d be interested in participating in next #RebootingWebOfTrust http://www.WebOfTrust.info in SF October 19th-20th?

Thu Sep 29 04:13:24 +0000 2016

RT @DoveCameron: Amplify the ones you love. Create the space for them to expand

Thu Sep 29 04:52:15 +0000 2016

“real world human gatherings have remained largely static & antiquated in their underlying approaches for millennia” https://medium.com/@paddycosgrave/maths-and-conferences-lanyards-and-legibility-59fe589c97c7#.g5na99xyn

Thu Sep 29 06:15:26 +0000 2016

RT @TuurDemeester: Brilliant analogy by Greg Maxwell: Bitcoin is no bus, train, or starbucks—it’s a court. https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/552fof/video_risk_of_scaling_bitcoin_investigated_and/d87uklq https://…

Fri Sep 30 20:14:08 +0000 2016

RT @PatrickCMiller: Computer Scientists Close In On Perfect, Hack-Proof Code Huffington Post http://j.mp/2dDXYSx < as if…

Fri Sep 30 20:56:39 +0000 2016

Replying to @ErrataRob, @geek_king, @PatrickCMiller and @HuffPostTech

actually, there is some very interesting possibilities in formal verification.

Fri Sep 30 20:57:45 +0000 2016

RT @Steve_Lockstep: Academics Put Another Dent in Online Anonymity: https://threatpost.com/academics-put-another-dent-in-online-anonymity/121015/ via @threatpost < Important research result but…

Sat Oct 01 02:21:14 +0000 2016

A business colleague had this happen to him couple of years ago to the tune of $0.5M. We need #RebootingWebOfTrust. http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0XB2US?il=0

Sat Oct 01 05:37:48 +0000 2016