RT @MarcHochstein: Same can be said for shutters, curtains, blinds, tinted windows, fourth amendment, probable cause, bathrooms that don’t…

Tue Nov 01 15:54:57 +0000 2016

RT @b0rk: slowly learning a few things about distributed systems

Tue Nov 01 16:56:58 +0000 2016

Replying to @martindale

I also like Robespierre’s “Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corruptible, is evil.”

Wed Nov 02 03:38:38 +0000 2016

👍”What really makes me happy is when I’m useful. When I create something that others can use.” Shared by my niece. https://medium.com/art-of-practicality/the-purpose-of-life-is-not-happiness-its-usefulness-65064d0cdd59

Wed Nov 02 15:41:01 +0000 2016

One of my favorite poems:

The people I love the best
jump into work head first
without dallying in the shallows


Wed Nov 02 15:45:01 +0000 2016

An example of a very sophisticated Bitcoin-style smart contract to do “covenants” using @Blockstream’s Elements: https://blockstream.com/2016/11/02/covenants-in-elements-alpha.html

Wed Nov 02 18:10:19 +0000 2016

What I like about this example that it demonstrates that bitcoin-style smart contracts are a lot more sophisticated than most people think.

Wed Nov 02 18:13:43 +0000 2016

RT @Blockstream: Advancing scripts in #Bitcoin. New post on using Covenants and Moeser-Eyal-Sirer vault: https://blockstream.com/2016/11/02/covenants-in-elements-alpha.html @el33th4xor

Wed Nov 02 18:16:20 +0000 2016

RT @oleganza: @el33th4xor @Blockstream would be interesting to compare with Chain Protocol. We also have CHECKOUTPUT and CHECKPREDICATE.

Wed Nov 02 18:52:15 +0000 2016

RT @el33th4xor: Cool new features from @Blockstream, now in a sidechain near you. Can’t wait to see this on the main chain. https://t.co/2r…

Wed Nov 02 18:52:47 +0000 2016

Replying to @WayneVaughan, @Steve_Lockstep and @JopHartog

However, @PeterTodd’s OpenTimestamps adds some additional opportunities for accuracy.

Wed Nov 02 18:55:36 +0000 2016

RT @profjasonpotts: Covenants an example of something relatively easy to do with cryptomoney + smart contracts but hard to do with governme…

Wed Nov 02 21:32:26 +0000 2016

RT @TuurDemeester: .@Blockstream demonstrates new types of Bitcoin smart contracts, a.o. the Moeser-Eyal-Sirer vault. https://t.co/I7uFt6Z4…

Thu Nov 03 00:01:26 +0000 2016

RT @iang_fc: Good analysis of smart contracts in 3 parts

“Smart Contracts and the Role of Lawyers”

http://biglawkm.com/2016/10/20/smart-contracts-and-the-role-of-lawyers-part-1-about-smart-contracts/ https://t.co/Z…

Thu Nov 03 00:07:20 +0000 2016

There are a number of interesting cooperative concepts in this law article on Nondominion https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/resilience/2013/01/16/submission-by-chris-cook-to-the-land-reform-review-group/ @taoeffect

Thu Nov 03 00:12:22 +0000 2016

I love the analogy in this article comparing The DAO hard fork to a soft drink company resisting a hostile takeover: http://biglawkm.com/2016/10/22/smart-contracts-and-the-role-of-lawyers-part-2-about-code-is-law/

Thu Nov 03 00:17:02 +0000 2016

If you are a transaction lawyer, read how smart contract technology will affect the future of your 7 basic functions http://biglawkm.com/2016/10/25/smart-contracts-and-the-role-of-lawyers-part-3-about-lawyering-transactions-on-blockchains/

Thu Nov 03 00:25:05 +0000 2016

RT @BitcoinMagazine: How Segregated Witness Is About to Fix Hardware Wallets http://btcm.ag/segwithd #bitcoin #blockchain https://t.co/IeMH…

Thu Nov 03 00:28:06 +0000 2016

RT @TuurDemeester: Paraphrasing @bhorowitz: rather than hoping/claiming one breakthrough “silver app”, Bitcoin devs keep firing lead bullet…

Thu Nov 03 00:28:31 +0000 2016

As long as we are wishing, I would like a language with native 256 bit integers. https://twitter.com/mikeal/status/793696965242474496

Thu Nov 03 01:14:30 +0000 2016

Replying to @matthew_d_green

Russell O’Connor is doing some pretty amazing work on a formally proven smart contract language. This I think was just fun.

Thu Nov 03 01:17:52 +0000 2016

Replying to @zmanian

closer to the metal :-)

Thu Nov 03 01:18:28 +0000 2016

Replying to @BrendanEich and @zmanian

I’ve also hear @epopt is working on secure enclaves for JavaScript. Chip, what is it called? URL?

Thu Nov 03 01:20:09 +0000 2016

Replying to @koeppelmann, @mikeal and @zmanian

I’m wanting something closer to the metal, more easily proven. See 6 reqs in http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2016/10/smarter-signatures-experiments-in-verifications/

Thu Nov 03 01:23:06 +0000 2016

Replying to @zmanian, @BrendanEich and @epopt

secure enclave is probably wrong term. Idea is a subset of JavaScript running in a more secure mode.

Thu Nov 03 01:45:55 +0000 2016

RT @bitcoin_experts: nullc: Chances of that are zero. I’m interested in knowing how you thought that was going to happen? https://t.co/CZqS…

Thu Nov 03 02:31:30 +0000 2016

I’d like to see a Tesla roof on a tiny home. https://twitter.com/alexsteffen/status/793960397867020288

Thu Nov 03 02:36:40 +0000 2016

dana boyd @zephoria has consistently been a solid thinker & advocate for those outside of the mainstream online. Worth reading her works. https://twitter.com/zephoria/status/793957631937351681

Thu Nov 03 02:53:30 +0000 2016

An interesting quandary: I want greater financial access & want fungibility’s coercion & censorship resistance. Hopefully we can have both! https://twitter.com/bitcoinpoet/status/793954318227570693

Thu Nov 03 03:00:16 +0000 2016

RT @zooko: Really exciting research! The vaults idea is beloved of me. https://blockstream.com/2016/11/02/covenants-in-elements-alpha.html

Thu Nov 03 03:03:49 +0000 2016

Replying to @ciphergoth and @edbrayton

I wish there was some way in twitter to block posts linking to specific link-baiting & annoying websites

Thu Nov 03 03:17:19 +0000 2016

“When we are vulnerable and estranged from each other we can be easily manipulated by demagogues” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/02/kindness-government-loneliness-mental-health /ht @ValdisKrebs

Thu Nov 03 03:21:45 +0000 2016


If not 20% for a few years, what would be a reasonable return for @zcashco founder’s efforts? 10%? 5%? 1%? Not 0%! @Ethan_Heilman @HeyRhett

Thu Nov 03 03:28:29 +0000 2016

I can’t evaluate this solution, but the variable type problems of JSON cause serious problems in securing JavaScript. For instance JWT 👎 https://twitter.com/bascule/status/793856684342992896

Thu Nov 03 03:42:24 +0000 2016

RT @bascule: An alternative proposal for TJSON based on feedback I’ve received today: https://github.com/tjson/tjson-spec/issues/30

Thu Nov 03 04:04:30 +0000 2016

Replying to @bascule

What do you think of JSON-LD?

Thu Nov 03 04:05:15 +0000 2016

@bsfarrington, what do you think? This seems remarkable from a 2014 prediction. https://twitter.com/raysfangio/status/529685338894372864

Thu Nov 03 04:09:44 +0000 2016

Frozen Realms: an interesting proposal for making JavaScript more secure. @epopt has long history here! I’m not an expert but IMHO overdue! https://twitter.com/epopt/status/794028499338076160

Thu Nov 03 04:14:23 +0000 2016

RT @SJGames: This #WorldSeries game is like everyone being at Level 9 in Munchkin. -HS

Thu Nov 03 04:17:48 +0000 2016

RT @BrendanEich: @ChristopherA @epopt @zmanian the history goes back to Mark S. Miller’s thesis under Jon Shapiro at https://t.co/B84eRUNa0…

Thu Nov 03 04:24:55 +0000 2016

Replying to @BrendanEich, @epopt and @zmanian

I worked with Mark S. Miller back in the Xanadu days. Only a contractor but I learned a lot from the team.

Thu Nov 03 04:27:13 +0000 2016

Replying to @bascule and @manusporny

↑ What do you think?

Thu Nov 03 04:33:25 +0000 2016

RT @1timstreet: #BackToTheFuture One year late.

Thu Nov 03 04:57:44 +0000 2016

RT @kfury: The Cubs haven’t won a World Series in 108 seconds.

Thu Nov 03 04:59:07 +0000 2016

RT @lynnsweet: This means President Obama will be able to host the 2016 World Series champions Chicago Cubs at the White House before he le…

Thu Nov 03 05:09:54 +0000 2016

With curse busting by Theo Epstein for the Boston Red Sox, and now the Chicago Cubs, maybe he’ll join the Cleveland Indians & go for three!

Thu Nov 03 05:18:06 +0000 2016

RT @wikkit: The overlap of cult film “They Live”, Shepard Fairey, Mozilla/Firefox, and the original dotcom bubble: https://www.jwz.org/blog/2016/10/they-live-and-the-secret-history-of-the-mozilla-logo/…

Thu Nov 03 05:22:46 +0000 2016

Replying to @petertoddbtc, @zcashco, @Ethan_Heilman and @HeyRhett

What is good for ecosystem is what I’m interested in addressing—thus http://ParticipatoryEcosystem.com

Thu Nov 03 06:39:19 +0000 2016

RT @DarioTepoTec: @ChristopherA - GREAT Q: if we could more clearly define the utility gained or innovation created or 1/

@zcashco @HeyRh…

Thu Nov 03 06:55:16 +0000 2016

RT @manusporny: @ChristopherA @bascule When we were creating JSON-LD, we tried microsyntaxes like those proposed in TJSON. They were reject…

Thu Nov 03 15:13:07 +0000 2016

RT @manusporny: @ChristopherA @bascule The reasoning was that microsyntaxes are difficult to use for JSON developers.

Thu Nov 03 15:13:12 +0000 2016

RT @manusporny: @ChristopherA @bascule Microsyntaxes work as an intermediate format, so I could see TJSON used as “the normalized thing tha…

Thu Nov 03 15:13:15 +0000 2016

RT @manusporny: @ChristopherA @bascule This is effectively the approach that we took for Linked Data Signatures: https://w3c.github.io/ld-signatures/

Thu Nov 03 15:13:18 +0000 2016

Replying to @manusporny and @bascule

In sigs I’d also like to see the capability to do ‘redacted’ like @BenLaurie’s objecthash does: https://github.com/benlaurie/objecthash

Thu Nov 03 15:30:32 +0000 2016

For a permissioned blockchain, I’m more impressed with the architecture of Hyperledger’s Sawtooth Lake over Hyperledger’s Fabric from IBM. https://twitter.com/hyperledger/status/794162636887904256

Thu Nov 03 15:43:35 +0000 2016

RT @manusporny: @ChristopherA @bascule @BenLaurie You can do redaction in LD Signatures / JSON-LD via RFC6920 - named hashes for nodes in a…

Thu Nov 03 17:16:55 +0000 2016

I’ve not been involved in TLS since v1.0 but v1.3 offers important improvements, less latency and removal of old & brittle crypto 👍❗️ https://twitter.com/durumcrustulum/status/794202304752873477

Thu Nov 03 17:45:23 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: @ChristopherA @zcashco @Ethan_Heilman @HeyRhett It’s not a matter of what’s fair or not, it’s a matter of what’s good for…

Thu Nov 03 20:57:59 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: @ChristopherA @zcashco @Ethan_Heilman @HeyRhett The loosely coupled @Blockstream model is IMO more likely to lead to ethi…

Thu Nov 03 20:58:23 +0000 2016

RT @ChristopherA: @petertoddbtc @zcashco @Ethan_Heilman @HeyRhett What is good for ecosystem is what I’m interested in addressing—thus http…

Thu Nov 03 20:58:32 +0000 2016

RT @manusporny: @bascule @ChristopherA @BenLaurie not right now, but we’re working w/ Evernym on a Camenisch-Lysyanskaya sig that does that.

Thu Nov 03 21:38:54 +0000 2016

Replying to @petertoddbtc, @zcashco, @Ethan_Heilman and @HeyRhett

how about 10% declining to 1% pegged at returning investment plus reasonable IRR?

Thu Nov 03 23:44:57 +0000 2016

Replying to @petertoddbtc, @zcashco, @Ethan_Heilman and @HeyRhett

I’m not sure I can agree with that statement. Maybe not VC levels of return, but return.

Thu Nov 03 23:47:12 +0000 2016

Replying to @petertoddbtc, @zcashco, @Ethan_Heilman and @HeyRhett

Peter, I’m personally committed to supporting your ideas that I value and expect to use.

Thu Nov 03 23:52:12 +0000 2016

Replying to @zooko, @DarioTepoTec, @HeyRhett and @petertoddbtc

I appreciate the transparency. Is it best method? Who knows. But innovation deserves ~> reward.

Fri Nov 04 00:02:07 +0000 2016

I appreciate @zcashco’s transparency posts. Is it best method to reward innovation? Who knows. But likely more fair. https://z.cash/blog/continued-funding-and-transparency.html

Fri Nov 04 00:05:14 +0000 2016

RT @chrisnoessel: Adam Back lays the foundation for the day’s talk about #NCCblockchain @dg717sf #sketchnotes #blockchain https://t.co/My3L…

Fri Nov 04 19:23:22 +0000 2016

RT @kanzure: Transcript: Adam Back http://diyhpl.us/wiki/transcripts/dgncc16/day1/adam-back/ #nccblockchain

Fri Nov 04 20:06:52 +0000 2016

Given the assumption that we want to reward early innovation & bootstrapping as well support an ecosystem long term—what is the best method?

Fri Nov 04 22:50:38 +0000 2016

Replying to @UMichLaw, @Michael_S_Barr, @moneyjoev and @mikejcasey

We are trying to solve this long-term with self-sovereign identity: http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2016/04/the-path-to-self-soverereign-identity.html

Fri Nov 04 22:54:08 +0000 2016

Great index viz of 118 alt-coins—clearly alt-coins are risky & largely a loss except for early pump-&-dumpers. http://woobull.com/data-visualisation-118-coins-plotted-over-time-this-is-why-hodl-alt-coin-indexes-dont-work/

Sat Nov 05 00:26:13 +0000 2016

RT @sammantic: The Trend Towards Blockchain Privacy: Zero Knowledge Proofs https://lnkd.in/bfRk92x

Sat Nov 05 01:07:10 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

My counter-example to your proposition is Heartbleed. Open-source promise to makes bugs shallow has largely failed in crypto.

Sat Nov 05 01:58:07 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

I’d like to see systems that have incentives to improve the ecosystem as a whole for the long term: http://ParticipatoryEcosystem.com

Sat Nov 05 02:03:58 +0000 2016

RT @TurkeyUntold: List of the VPN providers that have been banned in Turkey.

Sat Nov 05 02:12:53 +0000 2016

RT @TurkeyUntold: BREAKING: After 24-hour social media block in Turkey, now VPN services is also blocked on all Turkey’s ISPs.

Sat Nov 05 02:12:55 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

My exp is that 1% get the 90% of rewards. Need to reward risk & innovation but the $s are out of whack for healthy ecosystem.

Sat Nov 05 02:23:36 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

Bitcoin may have come close to ideal, but only because Satoshi appears to have foregone early coinbase pre-mine and pump & dump.

Sat Nov 05 02:56:52 +0000 2016

RT @VitalikButerin: @ChristopherA Give the founders X coins every time mining diff breaks a new 2**k threshold. Provides strong incentives…

Sat Nov 05 02:57:20 +0000 2016

Replying to @timpastoor

Not presuming any particular method of how rewards function yet—instead exploring what gives best incentives for health of eco.

Sat Nov 05 03:02:13 +0000 2016

I had never heard of Gandhi’s Seven Social Sins until some of my green MBA students created a video about for my class (asgmt was 1 day vid) https://twitter.com/openculture/status/794720935664226305

Sat Nov 05 03:36:16 +0000 2016

Here is that video my green MBA students collaboratively created in just a few hours on “Gandhi’s 7 Social Sins”: https://youtu.be/tmnMztfINro

Sat Nov 05 03:40:12 +0000 2016

RT @VitalikButerin: @ChristopherA Sure, PoET has better node scaling due to being PoW-style, but the loss is much slower de-facto finality.…

Sat Nov 05 03:42:27 +0000 2016

RT @timpastoor: @ChristopherA I see your point, but I don’t think -for example- Bitcoin’s rewards are unfair, or so to speak.

Sat Nov 05 03:42:41 +0000 2016

RT @VitalikButerin: @notgrubles @ChristopherA At the time, was concerned “purists” would find one-time premine less offensive than ongoing…

Sat Nov 05 03:42:52 +0000 2016

RT @VitalikButerin: @notgrubles @ChristopherA From a practical standpoint, I fully believe delayed rewards are better than front-loaded

Sat Nov 05 03:42:56 +0000 2016

RT @JaEsf: .@ChristopherA All 3 can set right incentives - if coin makes sense. Bigger point is need more BTC/ETH projects, fewer gratuitou…

Sat Nov 05 05:23:08 +0000 2016

RT @JaEsf: .@ChristopherA (@zcashco had reasonable case for launching a new coin! But vast majority haven’t, and bar should be rising w/ ti…

Sat Nov 05 05:23:21 +0000 2016

RT @pickover: Images that make us dream: Actual View of Sunset on Mars.

Sat Nov 05 05:34:16 +0000 2016

RT @stangarfield: My answer to “What are the fundamentals of building a community or culture?” https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-fundamentals-of-building-a-community-or-culture/answer/Stan-Garfield?srid=Waa

Sat Nov 05 05:34:58 +0000 2016

For @laparisa, head of Chome security, it is also personal: https://www.wired.com/2016/11/googles-chrome-hackers-flip-webs-security-model/ see also @Firuzehmahmoudi who is doing good mobile work.

Sat Nov 05 06:18:30 +0000 2016

Replying to @zooko

I just wish there was also a temp block function. I want to eliminate noise & repetition however want not be in echo chamber.

Sat Nov 05 19:11:22 +0000 2016

Replying to @leashless and @p_nathan

I like sortition — but it is quite complicated to do. Greeks segregated them. Chaum has some statistical voting ideas.

Sat Nov 05 19:14:27 +0000 2016

RT @ChristopherA: Given the assumption that we want to reward early innovation & bootstrapping as well support an ecosystem long term—what…

Sat Nov 05 19:43:14 +0000 2016

Replying to @1cyrilblanc1 and @zooko

I actively try to not be solely in a bubble/echo chamber, but it is increasingly hard as the tools are going other way.

Sat Nov 05 20:59:16 +0000 2016

RT @gendal: @zooko @ChristopherA tweetbot’s awesome! Mac & iOS apps work seamlessly together. Eliminates all the tedious crap in the twitte…

Sat Nov 05 21:00:02 +0000 2016

RT @frandallfarmer: Image picked for the effect of my sharing upcoming work by @ChristopherA and @Appelcline in a coop play workgroup… Me…

Sun Nov 06 23:12:03 +0000 2016

My thoughts on human rights privacy & regime change are unfortunately validated today: “The Four Kinds of Privacy” http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2015/04/the-four-kinds-of-privacy.html

Wed Nov 09 12:58:19 +0000 2016

RT @seamuscushley: Excellent article by @ChristopherA on #privacy and the need for a framing of the conversation as the world becomes incre…

Wed Nov 09 13:32:37 +0000 2016

Replying to @DarioTepoTec

I was ex-CTO Certicom. Blackberry acquired us after I left.

Wed Nov 09 17:01:02 +0000 2016

Replying to @virgilgr and @kragen

I do reference Solove’s in appendix https://medium.com/@christophera/the-four-kinds-of-privacy-appendices-bibliography-d2b75b269d2d

Wed Nov 09 17:02:52 +0000 2016

Game designers @Appelcline writes about the US Electoral College from perspective of a majority-control game design: http://www.mechanics-and-meeples.com/2012/11/05/the-us-elections-as-bad-game-design/

Wed Nov 09 17:52:43 +0000 2016

RT @angela_walch: Insightful article about people’s willingness to watch others get stuff while they don’t. Not just size of pie, but size…

Thu Nov 10 10:09:00 +0000 2016

@PennDesign I was told that you had one of the best academic papers on financial inclusion. Can you share link?

Thu Nov 10 11:46:15 +0000 2016

RT @dgwbirch: I just published “The Tale of Money 2020 Las Vegas” https://medium.com/p/the-tale-of-money-2020-las-vegas-da1c5478d330

Thu Nov 10 13:09:00 +0000 2016

RT @ma499: “Government ‘identities’ are really claims / authorisations, not identity.” @christopherA. Profound. #ScotChain16

Fri Nov 11 15:43:33 +0000 2016

RT @calumshepherd: Stellar job from @christopherA explaining the principles for identify - available online at http://www.weboftrust.info #sco…

Fri Nov 11 15:43:36 +0000 2016

RT @sammantic: My latest whitepaper with @bernadette_jew @gtlaw #Blockchain and Shared Ledgers: The New Age of the Consortium https://t.co/…

Fri Nov 11 15:53:39 +0000 2016

RT @DataGuv: Check out these 10 principles for ID on blockchain http://bit.ly/PathSelfSovereign from @ChristopherA @Blockstream #ScotChain16

Fri Nov 11 15:54:08 +0000 2016

RT @chrisspeed: #Blockchain technologies at “Best: hold the powerful accountable for their actions” @christophera #ScotChain16

Fri Nov 11 16:21:21 +0000 2016

RT @chrisspeed: #Blockchain technologies at “Worst: we weaponise identity as a tool against the powerless” @christophera #ScotChain16

Fri Nov 11 16:21:23 +0000 2016

RT @DataGuv: ID on blockchain at best holds powerful to account, at worst is a weapon against the powerless - Christopher Allen @Blockstrea…

Fri Nov 11 17:34:39 +0000 2016

RT @ma499: RBS rule 1/4: “If you can achieve sane outcome with database, just use a database.” #ScotChain16

Fri Nov 11 17:36:00 +0000 2016

RT @ma499: RBS rule 2/4: “Avoid digital currencies where the majority is owned by a few - including Bitcoin” #ScotChain16

Fri Nov 11 17:36:01 +0000 2016

RT @ma499: RBS rule 3/4: “Only so much fun on your own” #ScotChain16

Fri Nov 11 17:36:03 +0000 2016

RT @ma499: RBS rule 4/4: “Don’t replace one centralised business model with another. Disrupt.” #ScotChain16

Fri Nov 11 17:36:13 +0000 2016

RT @calumshepherd: “individuals are the original source of their identify. It is not an admin mechanism for others to control” #scotchain16…

Fri Nov 11 17:36:25 +0000 2016

Replying to @PennDesign

it was mentioned as part of a fintech or blockchain article but didn’t have anything but your name.

Fri Nov 11 21:07:48 +0000 2016

RT @Timothy_Edgar: I worked on privacy & NSA for Bush, Obama.
If Trump wants to grab his enemies by the data, it wouldn’t be very hard.

Fri Nov 11 21:09:41 +0000 2016

RT @legind: Foucault’s principles for living life anti-fascist

Fri Nov 11 21:15:56 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: With @Blockstream’s commitment to offering the Defensive Patent License and patent pledge this is great news: https://t.c…

Sat Nov 12 23:03:03 +0000 2016

RT @iang_fc: @angela_walch @aainslie

Identity is an edge protocol

Sat Nov 12 23:47:12 +0000 2016

One of the best & concise technical summaries of Bitcoin’s security model that I’ve read. Bravo! https://twitter.com/lopp/status/797919338204262400

Sun Nov 13 22:23:04 +0000 2016

RT @coindesk: Bitcoin’s Lightning Network could soon be deployed, but there are likely to be some kinks to iron out http://www.coindesk.com/whats-left-bitcoins-lightning-network-goes-live

Sun Nov 13 22:27:31 +0000 2016

RT @SmilieKylie: Removal of direct identifiers going to be increasingly insufficient with innovations in data linkage and science. #trustin…

Mon Nov 14 07:48:34 +0000 2016

RT @petertoddbtc: Cypherpunk Desert Bus: My Role in the 2016 Zcash Trusted Setup Ceremony


Tue Nov 15 13:48:19 +0000 2016

RT @grittygrease: Just participated in a hum vote at #IETF97 about the rebranding of TLS 1.3. The room voted to keep the name TLS 1.3.

Tue Nov 15 13:51:35 +0000 2016

RT @juanbenet: Deeply tragic and alarming. Trying to extinguish free thought – and succeeding. Getting so dire UN should intervene. https:…

Wed Nov 16 17:29:38 +0000 2016

👍 “it is not clear which agent would perform it, what its economic incentive would be, & which models it should use” https://www.swiftinstitute.org/newsletters/guest-article-bitcoin-blockchain-and-the-dlt-chimera/

Thu Nov 17 16:53:57 +0000 2016

RT @TuurDemeester: Needham’s Bogart hosted a very informative call with @wences, @adam3us and @jerrybrito. Here’s the transcript: https://t…

Thu Nov 17 20:51:11 +0000 2016

We are having a #RebootingWebOfTrust Meetup in Paris next week. So far 83 people have signed up. #self-sovereign #identity #GDPR #weboftrust https://twitter.com/laboblockchain/status/799510918476550144

Sat Nov 19 22:37:16 +0000 2016

RT @Blockstream: Andrew Poelstra is speaking on MimbleWimble at Monday’s SF Bitcoin Devs meetup at 7pm Pacific. RSVP at https://t.co/jMl0DA…

Sun Nov 20 08:30:52 +0000 2016

Autumn passage through Regent’s Canal in London…

Sun Nov 20 14:35:34 +0000 2016

Replying to @locodelbitcoin

the video for talk on Bitcoins Keys, Addresses & Wallets is at https://youtu.be/Ic76iSnCb_0 — some wallet info is not current.

Sun Nov 20 15:55:32 +0000 2016

Other’s have blogged about this new U.K. Law, but I am also concerned that was pushed post-Brexit. Next via Trump? http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/snoopers-charter-theresa-may-online-privacy-investigatory-powers-act-a7426461.html

Sun Nov 20 15:58:31 +0000 2016

RT @Blockstream: Andrew Poelstra and Lord Voldemort, inventor of Mimblewimble, pose for a picture prior to his presentation at @SFBitcoinDe…

Tue Nov 22 07:45:09 +0000 2016

RT @joergresch: #identity on the #blockchain with @ChristopherA now at #ConsumerID16

Wed Nov 23 09:07:22 +0000 2016

RT @kuppingercole: #ConsumerID16 @ChristopherA about Sovereign #Identities in the Age of #Blockchain

Wed Nov 23 09:07:34 +0000 2016

Replying to @Steve_Lockstep

For use in identity, there are only two appropriate blockchain uses today: for personal trust anchors & for time stamps.

Wed Nov 23 11:18:26 +0000 2016

Replying to @Steve_Lockstep

Longer term there may identity uses for blockchains to enable selective disclosure, correlation blinding, zk-* etc. Not now!

Wed Nov 23 11:21:25 +0000 2016

RT @adam3us: “A Generalized Birthday Problem” by David Wagner, is an important but not widely enough known paper for applied crypto people…

Wed Nov 23 19:01:39 +0000 2016

RT @a_ferron: Listening to @ChristopherA from @Blockstream exposing his #RebootingWebOfTrust projet @ Palais Brongniart #identity #infosec…

Fri Nov 25 00:13:18 +0000 2016

RT @katrynadow: #identity is not an administrative mechanism for others to control
@ChristopherA #SelfSovereign

Fri Nov 25 00:14:19 +0000 2016

RT @evoluchain: @ChristopherA has its PGP hash in his prez ;-)

Fri Nov 25 00:14:40 +0000 2016

RT @katrynadow: #Identity on #blockchain is two-edged sword @ChristopherA

Fri Nov 25 00:14:47 +0000 2016

RT @a_ferron: Great and enthusiast talk with @ChristopherA from @Blockstream about the history and future of Bitcoin w @Adrian_Sauzade http…

Fri Nov 25 00:58:44 +0000 2016

Replying to @DarioTepoTec and @a_ferron

Seeking sponsors so that next April we can have #RebootingWebOfTrust in Paris before IEEE S&P and Sec… & Blockchains

Fri Nov 25 07:04:54 +0000 2016

It isn’t all false news: top notch article illustrating echo chambers & active propaganda. https://points.datasociety.net/fake-news-is-not-the-problem-f00ec8cdfcb#.5bwzbdqq9

Sat Nov 26 09:06:13 +0000 2016

RT @Uchange_: A great week of work & progress on decentralized identity @ChristopherA, @phil_h, #aeternam cc @Uchange_ https://t.co/n38TNe…

Sat Nov 26 09:17:08 +0000 2016

RT @SarahJamieLewis: I wonder how our conversations about privacy would change if we instead used the word consent e.g. “No one has an abso…

Sat Nov 26 09:19:39 +0000 2016

RT @naval: Brilliant tweet storm viewing economics through the lens of information theory. https://twitter.com/desantis/status/802201515289145345

Sat Nov 26 09:22:02 +0000 2016

RT @RealWorldCrypto: The RWC 2017 program is out: http://www.realworldcrypto.com/rwc2017/program
See y’all in NYC January 4-6 #realworldcrypto

Sat Nov 26 22:21:39 +0000 2016

RT @katrynadow: “Self-Sovereign #identity is the natural evolution of an empowered society”

@meeco_me @TRUSTECH_Event #Cannes https://t.co…

Sun Nov 27 10:27:54 +0000 2016

RT @profjasonpotts: When he’s good he’s really good. Watch @ProfSteveFuller explain what a university is & what a lecture should be in just…

Sun Nov 27 14:04:57 +0000 2016

1st implementors draft of the DID (Decentralized IDentifiers) spec is now available at #RebootingWebOfTrust github: https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust-fall2016/blob/master/draft-documents/DID-Spec-Implementers-Draft-01.pdf

Mon Nov 28 10:34:29 +0000 2016

DIDs (Decentralized IDentifiers) are somewhat like IP addresses — not particularly memorable, but can serve as cryptographic trust anchor.

Mon Nov 28 11:11:01 +0000 2016

Replying to @desantis and @ZeroTier

The @BlockstackOrg anchor in BTC is essentially a DID. The spec is for common approaches across different chains.

Mon Nov 28 11:16:24 +0000 2016

DIDs thus serve as a “personal root”. In other systems this could be just a time-stamped public key, but DIDs allow for rotation of keys.

Mon Nov 28 11:22:49 +0000 2016

DIDs resolve to DDOs​ (DID Descriptor Objects)—signed JSON containing all the metadata needed to prove ownership and control of a DID.

Mon Nov 28 11:34:45 +0000 2016

There are multiple DID methods. Each define how it is registered, resolved to a DDO, updated, rotated and revoked on specific blockchains.

Mon Nov 28 11:37:06 +0000 2016

Replying to @desantis and @BlockstackOrg

Great! We’d love to see more use cases!

Mon Nov 28 11:40:58 +0000 2016

Once you have resolved DID and have verified its DDO, the data in the DDO can in turn authenticate other self-sovereign data or services.

Mon Nov 28 11:43:43 +0000 2016

One major client for DIDs are for use in W3Cs Verifiable Claims, a JSON format also designed for self-sovereign IDs https://opencreds.github.io/vc-data-model/

Mon Nov 28 12:53:02 +0000 2016

RT @mbnsolutions: ** ScotChain16– Identity on the BlockChain ** by Christopher Allen, Principal Architect, Blockstream. @SpiritusPtrs

Mon Nov 28 16:57:32 +0000 2016

RT @reason: The Secret, Dangerous World of Venezuelan Bitcoin Mining: How cryptocurrency is turning socialism against itself.

Mon Nov 28 17:24:04 +0000 2016

#ELI5 for @hitchslappy. You can own multiple identities with DIDs, which are tied to a blockchain’s strength. Use it to bootstrap identity.

Mon Nov 28 17:33:28 +0000 2016

RT @harryhalpin: Come to the first IEEE Workshop on Security and Privacy on the Blockchain: Paris April 29th 2017, deadline Dec 14th! https…

Mon Nov 28 19:38:44 +0000 2016

Replying to @tez0s

We have been working on some criteria for better languages in white paper on Smart Signatures https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/ID2020DesignWorkshop/blob/master/final-documents/smarter-signatures.pdf

Mon Nov 28 21:12:48 +0000 2016

Replying to @angela_walch and @izakaminska

you might like this draft from last #RebootingWebOfTrust — we are not just about tech: https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust-fall2016/blob/master/draft-documents/Wisdom/Embedding-Human-Wisdom-in-Our-Digital-Tomorrow.md

Tue Nov 29 12:54:38 +0000 2016

Replying to @angela_walch and @izakaminska

:-) Hope you can participate in next #RebootingWebOfTrust in April at Paris to add your own wisdom.

Tue Nov 29 13:52:27 +0000 2016

😖 https://twitter.com/tqbf/status/803665521216405505

Wed Nov 30 19:56:42 +0000 2016

I don’t like gag orders on anything—lack of transparency results in abuse. If we must, then gags should expire fast. https://www.eff.org/press/releases/credo-confirms-its-center-long-running-NSL-fight

Thu Dec 01 06:59:50 +0000 2016