Replying to @bitcoinmom

You don’t need a public key or address to sweep a Bitcoin encoded private key. They all can all be derived from it.

Mon Jan 02 06:07:18 +0000 2017

Replying to @clayforsberg

Though I agree there are inequities, I’m not sure $ the right one to focus on. Landowners would like existing system. Others?

Mon Jan 02 20:17:54 +0000 2017

Heading to #NYC for @RealWorldCrypto #RWC — l greatly appreciate the mix of academic & practical engineering experience at prior events.

Tue Jan 03 17:42:50 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: ⓿This tweet storm isn’t about the symptoms: Trump, Brexit, UN, Bitcoin scaling, etc—it is about systemic problems facing…

Tue Jan 03 17:43:39 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: ❶I’m challenged by “majoritarianism” beliefs of others: a) a plurality win is not a majority b) 50% +1 majority is 100% l…

Tue Jan 03 17:43:43 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: ❷Greg Slepak @taoeffect of @Group_Income writes in detail about flaws in May’s Theorem about majority rule:…

Tue Jan 03 17:43:47 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: ❸In @taoeffect’s analysis majority rule is best for small groups for regular, low-stakes reversible decisions. https://t.…

Tue Jan 03 17:43:50 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: ❹Related to the problems of majority rule is that Arrow’s Paradox proves that there is no perfect voting system: https://…

Tue Jan 03 17:43:55 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: ❺Collectively we must require consent of the governed. But large # number of possibilities in spectrum of consent: https:…

Tue Jan 03 17:43:59 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: ❻There are many systems for collective social choice — we need to explore more & improve them.

Tue Jan 03 17:44:02 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: ❼One insight is that we often confuse deliberation & voting systems. 1st we need better deliberation, then pick voting sy…

Tue Jan 03 17:44:05 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: ❽Another insight is that simple one-person/one-vote approach is flawed when voting results affect different people differ…

Tue Jan 03 17:44:08 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: ❾A last insight is the utility of “sortition” AKA a random sample election. This is the original Athenian democracy: http…

Tue Jan 03 17:44:11 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: ➓The US founders knew of these problems & applied the best known 18th-century solutions. It is the 21st century now & we…

Tue Jan 03 17:44:17 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: ∑ ❶-➓: 👎 majoritarianism, 🖕plurality win,🤞majority vote in small groups, 👍 consent, 👍 deliberation, ❓one-person/one-vote,…

Tue Jan 03 17:44:21 +0000 2017

Replying to @trbouma and @jonibrennan

This is what we are trying to create in #RebootingWebOfTrust community.

Tue Jan 03 23:34:30 +0000 2017

RT @gojomo: @ChristopherA ‘Quadratic Voting’ – procedure for selling extra votes at a rapidly-escalating price – may solve this: https://t.…

Tue Jan 03 23:38:04 +0000 2017

Interesting overview of quadratic voting. I need to add it to my spectrum of consent article.

Tue Jan 03 23:42:55 +0000 2017

RT @calroscow: I think we often forget how much of today’s language Shakespeare gave us. Profound.

Wed Jan 04 00:11:18 +0000 2017

X.509 In Practice session at #realworldcrypto reports that after #Heartbleed that of 27K FDIC banks 90% did not replace cert keys until ‘16!

Wed Jan 04 15:16:36 +0000 2017

RT @jschauma: Good point repeated by @ljean at #realworldcrypto: industry lacking incentives to do the right thing wrt PKI/TLS etc. That

Wed Jan 04 15:33:15 +0000 2017

Side-channel attacks of crypto, once considered impractical and rare, are increasingly easy and very relevant in a world of mobile phones.

Wed Jan 04 16:20:27 +0000 2017

RT @bal6765: Second 2017 Levchin Prize goes to Moxie Marlinspike and Trevor Perrin for the Signal protocol! #realworldcrypto…

Wed Jan 04 17:14:43 +0000 2017

RT @PatrickLonga: First Levchin prize, edition 2017, goes to Joan Daemen #realworldcrypto

Wed Jan 04 17:14:58 +0000 2017

RT @isislovecruft: “You could say NTP jumped the shark” #realworldcrypto

Wed Jan 04 17:16:01 +0000 2017

RT @durumcrustulum: “Computers are no longer for computer people. We can’t just teach everyone to be like us.” - @moxie


Wed Jan 04 18:45:07 +0000 2017

Replying to @heathervescent

There is no correlation with that. Price increases are largely due to lack of trust in local currencies of Venezuela & India

Wed Jan 04 22:35:31 +0000 2017

RT @gojomo: @BernieRihn @ChristopherA …maybe quad curve is simplest construct allowing ‘any’ balance of results-vs-payoffs to emerge via it…

Wed Jan 04 22:37:31 +0000 2017

RT @Blockstream: New post from Blockstream’s Rusty Russell on fungibility, centralization, and scalability.

Thu Jan 05 14:25:25 +0000 2017

Replying to @el33th4xor

I posted one of my more important & researched blog posts on privacy there, but the copy on my site less pretty but did better.

Thu Jan 05 14:34:00 +0000 2017

Weaponized Narrative is a good name for it. It is more than Propoganda, w/ A/B testing, neuroscience, sociology, ++.

Thu Jan 05 19:15:45 +0000 2017

RT @clayforsberg: “The Business Model of Democracy” — @elithechef—0-186.sgcvho8bt

Thu Jan 05 20:16:49 +0000 2017

RT @JonathanMohan: Check out @Blockstream ‘s @ChristopherA this Monday in NYC at BitcoinNYC

Thu Jan 05 21:26:38 +0000 2017

Replying to @durumcrustulum

I started some work to turn computer generated randomness to a more memorable iambic pentameter form

Thu Jan 05 21:36:14 +0000 2017

RT @tdierks: “Our social order depends on passwords.” 😢 Hugo Krawczyk @ #realworldcrypto

Thu Jan 05 21:36:48 +0000 2017

.@tdierks I started some work to turn computer generated randomness to a more memorable iambic pentameter form

Thu Jan 05 21:37:21 +0000 2017

.@chrisinajar created some code based on these ideas to generate iambic passphrases

Thu Jan 05 21:42:26 +0000 2017

Some other useful iambic password related files — various word lists & links to resources

Thu Jan 05 21:45:20 +0000 2017

I will be speaking Monday at BitcoinNYC about self-sovereign identity, avoiding true names, privacy, fungibility, +…

Thu Jan 05 21:47:59 +0000 2017

Replying to @DavidWarburton

#realworldcrypto Some thoughts on computer generated iambic passwords…

Thu Jan 05 21:50:38 +0000 2017

RT @Blockstream: Blockstream welcomes distinguished peer to peer professional, Ben Teitlebaum, to exec team as VP of Engineering: https://t…

Thu Jan 05 22:15:28 +0000 2017

Replying to @DarioTepoTec

Rhymes are the hardest part. Not enough of them. But even the ancient Greeks knew a little meter makes prose more memorable

Thu Jan 05 23:09:55 +0000 2017

👍True! “If we want to develop a healthy democracy, we need a diverse and highly connected social fabric.”⇒@zephoria

Fri Jan 06 18:48:09 +0000 2017

RT @darrenwalker: We must bridge America’s divides by affirming the dignity of all people. Read my full letter on our current moment: https…

Fri Jan 06 18:49:13 +0000 2017

Useful: “…removing anonymity was on the surface a good idea, but published research…have shown its ineffectiveness”

Fri Jan 06 18:54:32 +0000 2017

RT @ttaubert: I’d love to see one or two talks addressing social/moral issues next year. #realworldcrypto shouldn’t focus on only technical…

Fri Jan 06 20:22:07 +0000 2017

RT @AudunGulbrands1: @adam3us @brian_armstrong I just published “Bitcoin Lightning Network FAQ”

Sat Jan 07 14:28:29 +0000 2017

RT @brainpicker: There has never been a better time to reread Parker Palmer’s ennobling treatise on healing the heart of democracy https://…

Sat Jan 07 15:46:22 +0000 2017

RT @SteeleThoughts: A3: The sign I look at when I leave my office. Students hit the sign when they leave. It is why we’re here. I am the di…

Sat Jan 07 16:14:24 +0000 2017

RT @xkcdComic: Team Chat

Sat Jan 07 16:41:47 +0000 2017

RT @perrymetzger: Two Factor Authentication: Something you’ve forgotten + something you’ve lost.

Sat Jan 07 16:45:17 +0000 2017

RT @NickSzabo4: Permissioned finance in action

Sun Jan 08 04:54:52 +0000 2017

RT @coindesk: A Bitcoin Core developer recaps a fraught year in bitcoin development

Sun Jan 08 15:11:40 +0000 2017

Fabulous #longread from historian @Ada_Palmer on the nature of “progress”. Great Forces or Great Men? Both!

Sun Jan 08 17:15:46 +0000 2017

I first experienced NYC’s High Line Park back in May and loved the aesthetics of it. So I had to check it out after a winter snowstorm…

Sun Jan 08 22:19:57 +0000 2017

Replying to @NSmolenski

I’d like to think that existing universities can be transformed and participate in new forms of collaboration. But not so far.

Sun Jan 08 22:35:42 +0000 2017

Replying to @NSmolenski

There are many collaborative learning forms being experimented in the corporate world. My design workshops learned from one.

Sun Jan 08 22:56:06 +0000 2017

In advance of my BitcoinNYC Meetup tomorrow on self-sovereign identity, a WWII & modern day Dutch privacy story

Sun Jan 08 23:13:18 +0000 2017

RT @timpastoor: @ChristopherA First time I see a picture of that March 27th 1943 attack on the Muncipal Register in Amsterdam. My mom’s unc…

Sun Jan 08 23:43:11 +0000 2017

RT @Melt_Dem: who else is going to the #bitcoin @Meetup tomorrow? always excited to see @ChristopherA and the #blockchain identity crew htt…

Mon Jan 09 15:24:39 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: I will be speaking Monday at BitcoinNYC about self-sovereign identity, avoiding true names, privacy, fungibility, +… http…

Mon Jan 09 15:28:43 +0000 2017

RT @MarcHochstein: “No other story … so clearly shows us the dark side of storing personal data” h/t @Christophe…

Mon Jan 09 17:34:25 +0000 2017

RT @jschauma: Notes from #RealWorldCrypto 2017

Mon Jan 09 22:40:59 +0000 2017

RT @ThessyMehrain: @ChristopherA on registered identity as human right which can’t be revoked & needs to be self-sovereign. goal for @uport…

Tue Jan 10 03:38:26 +0000 2017

Replying to @robviglione and @NSmolenski

I have a page or 2 of things not taught in an MBA program that should be.

Tue Jan 10 03:40:07 +0000 2017

RT @thedeveloperj: @ChristopherA spoke about #RebootingWebOfTrust at a #bitcoinNYC meetup. Really informative and questions “identity” http…

Tue Jan 10 03:40:37 +0000 2017

RT @adam3us: pace of innovation is in overdrive, pace of adoption & industry collaboration also on an uptick.

Tue Jan 10 03:43:33 +0000 2017

RT @bergealex4: I just published “Why 2017 may be the year the industry figures out smart contracts… via Bitcoin”

Tue Jan 10 21:18:32 +0000 2017

RT @ThisIsSethsBlog: The candy diet

Tue Jan 10 21:21:55 +0000 2017

RT @adam3us: “Smart contracts are exciting way to increase #Bitcoin’s value prop & 2017 is the year Bitcoin introduces them to the world” -…

Tue Jan 10 21:30:51 +0000 2017

Those who follow me know I care deeply about human rights, freedom of speach & privacy. Learn from reading the comments on this twitter too!

Tue Jan 10 22:44:42 +0000 2017

RT @binarybits: “This is about whether our legal system will silence publications for publishing opinions public figures don’t like” https:…

Wed Jan 11 20:39:05 +0000 2017

RT @lightning: Announcing the alpha release of the Lightning Network Daemon. We’re looking for testers and contributors!…

Wed Jan 11 20:39:14 +0000 2017

RT @adam3us: Rusty Russell’s, Ted Talk, comparing 20 years of linux development with Bitcoin & future.

Thu Jan 12 00:08:48 +0000 2017

RT @rusty_twit: 10 minute background of my two-decade Open Source journey: Linux and bitcoin! #TEDx

Thu Jan 12 03:12:47 +0000 2017

RT @buster: Here’s the cheat sheet for the 4 conundrums of the universe that our brains attempt to solve with what we call biases: https://…

Thu Jan 12 05:09:05 +0000 2017

Good overview of Blockstream (the company I work for) & how it supports but is not Bitcoin-Core. Also interview with CEO Adam Back @adam3us

Thu Jan 12 21:40:13 +0000 2017

RT @adam3us: discussion thread “2017 is shaping up to be a big year for Bitcoin!” -@NTmoney yes it is, bullish: sca…

Thu Jan 12 21:40:34 +0000 2017

RT @adam3us: .@NickSzabo4 @gavinandresen all of these 3 systems failed or degraded to bank-like behaviour #digicash #egold #paypal due to…

Thu Jan 12 22:01:56 +0000 2017

RT @exiledsurfer: “A message to my doomed colleagues in the American media” by @Alexey__Kovalev

Fri Jan 13 00:58:33 +0000 2017

I’m impressed by the new Key Transparency project—it addresses one of the main problems in Web of Trust solutions:

Fri Jan 13 01:10:57 +0000 2017

Replying to @el33th4xor

I’ve been fascinated by local currencies. Not sure about econ, but tribal 👍. I’ve heard Ithaca Hours have declined in use. True?

Fri Jan 13 20:44:07 +0000 2017

I’m very uncomfortable with biometrics in India’s Aadhaar identity system. 1% error is 11m people. Can’t revoke eye.

Fri Jan 13 21:03:48 +0000 2017

RT @timpastoor: Genocide’s Best Friend: an identity system filled with around a billion people’s fingerprints and iris scans.…

Fri Jan 13 21:04:42 +0000 2017

RT @ContractCMO: @dez_blanchfield @ChristopherA Why do complex system failures so often result in the most marginalised people bearing grea…

Sat Jan 14 23:11:51 +0000 2017

RT @ContractCMO: @dez_blanchfield @ChristopherA What struck me from the article, was the burden of system failure was placed upon the inten…

Sat Jan 14 23:13:04 +0000 2017

RT @JenniferSertl: We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting ~
Kahlil Gibran

Sat Jan 14 23:15:10 +0000 2017

RT @openculture: How to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and Fake News. Read this: And then follow @slpng_…

Sat Jan 14 23:18:40 +0000 2017

RT @profjasonpotts: Our new paper is published ‘The Social Economy of #Coworking Spaces’ in Review of Social Economy @jwaterslynch

Tue Jan 17 23:13:10 +0000 2017

RT @benwerd: This report from the New York Times is required reading for everyone in digital media and journalism.

Tue Jan 17 23:25:35 +0000 2017

RT @n1ckler: MimbleWimble blockchain (non-interactive coinjoin + pruning) may be able to support Lightning

Fri Jan 20 07:12:29 +0000 2017

RT @Technom4ge: There is 0% chance that the nodes I control will be running Bitcoin Unlimited. Fork all you want, but keep in mind it will…

Sat Jan 21 03:03:49 +0000 2017

RT @rmack: We must build an internet that does a better job of sustaining human rights. #netfreedom

Sat Jan 21 03:10:47 +0000 2017

On a dark day it is great to be able to see some dark movies in SF at the Castro for Noir City 15 festival. Theme: capers, heists & fiascos.

Sat Jan 21 03:23:07 +0000 2017

A trailer for last year’s Noir City 14 at the Castro:

Sat Jan 21 05:00:09 +0000 2017

RT @Blockstream: Blockstream refreshes open source Elements sidechain codebase; better performance, stability, UX, and consensus. https://t…

Sat Jan 21 07:33:56 +0000 2017

Replying to @rusty_twit

What is the minute mark for your talk

Sat Jan 21 07:51:07 +0000 2017

RT @ElectrumWallet: Electrum just made its first #Segwit transaction (P2PKH nested in P2SH)

Sat Jan 21 07:52:29 +0000 2017

RT @Blockstream: Strong Federations: Blockstream releases second sidechains paper via arXiv for public review and comment: See…

Sat Jan 21 07:53:42 +0000 2017

I own a small ad-based community website @RPGnet — we probably loose 50% rev to keep ad quality high, but is very hard to do. @waltmossberg

Sat Jan 21 08:14:33 +0000 2017

I’m a big believer in privacy, but if you accept power over others, it must come with a commitment to transparency:

Sat Jan 21 08:52:20 +0000 2017

“In exchange for power, influence, command and a place in history, a president gives up the bulk of his privacy.”
– Roger Mudd, Journalist

Sat Jan 21 09:40:19 +0000 2017

RT @trentmc0: Self-sovereign identity principles, by @ChristopherA

  1. Independent Existence
  2. User Control
  3. User Access


Sat Jan 21 11:20:30 +0000 2017

RT @JuanLlanos: Forging self-sovereign identities in the age of the #blockchain by @ChristopherA cc @1WorldIdentity

Sat Jan 21 22:58:13 +0000 2017

I have a whole series of articles on the topic of optimal group sizes—in particular the 3 Community by the Numbers

Sat Jan 21 23:14:23 +0000 2017

RT @Snyke: I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my PhD anniversary: an #ethmedal awarded for outstanding doctoral thesis #ETHZ htt…

Sat Jan 21 23:31:38 +0000 2017

RT @adam3us: good @aantonop article explaining how #segwit fixes incentives to defrag UTXO best explainer I’ve seen…

Sun Jan 22 01:58:06 +0000 2017

Replying to @kevinakwok

answer to your question: it is different depending on energy in group—for survival is only way to max:

Sun Jan 22 02:05:44 +0000 2017

Are you a relentless multidisciplinarian? A “neo-generalist”? It requires both expertise & a beginners mind.

Sun Jan 22 02:12:22 +0000 2017

My favorite of many Japanese wood joinery designs from @TheJoinery_jp — inspiring!

Sun Jan 22 21:19:27 +0000 2017

RT @lopp: Bitcoin: a distributed system in which participants argue about what the system actually is.

Tue Jan 24 18:19:12 +0000 2017

RT @iamdevloper: You know you’re a developer if you cycle back through your bash history for a full 30 seconds to save typing a command aga…

Tue Jan 24 18:34:44 +0000 2017

RT @manusporny: Verifiable Claims Task Force discusses revocation, privacy and correlation analysis, use cases: #w3…

Tue Jan 24 18:37:19 +0000 2017

Many conversations at Satoshi Roundtable—topics ranging from Bitcoin scaling, innovation & how to improve community to be more resilient.

Wed Jan 25 15:18:44 +0000 2017

RT @Blockstream: Congrats to @TheBlueMatt on your new position with Chaincode Labs. We wish you well and look forward to our continuing col…

Wed Jan 25 20:44:02 +0000 2017

Quoted by @coindesk about respectful discussions at Satashi Roundtable to heal the rifts in the Bitcoin ecosystem.

Thu Jan 26 20:00:24 +0000 2017

RT @khannib: How much BTC is stored in each multisig setup, and more

Fri Jan 27 16:44:12 +0000 2017

Replying to @VinnyLingham

the scientific answer:

Fri Jan 27 17:07:19 +0000 2017

RT @lopp: Reddit incentivizes witty quips, funny fallacies, bullying, brigading, bad behavior, but not intellectual discourse.…

Fri Jan 27 17:09:07 +0000 2017

RT @bergealex4: Hopefully people come to their senses after today. The importance of a scientific, peer-reviewed, development process is pa…

Mon Jan 30 06:10:01 +0000 2017

RT @GeneticJen: You’re looking at a video of FOUR directly-imaged exoplanets orbiting a star. You’re looking at another solar system in mot…

Mon Jan 30 13:53:47 +0000 2017

RT @thegrugq: I wrote some operational security guidelines for resistance twitter accounts. Stay safe ✊🏿

Mon Jan 30 14:03:10 +0000 2017

Graphic recording for #Construct2017 by Sonia Sawhney @ssawhney87 — she also did one of our #RebootingWebOfTrust design workshops.

Mon Jan 30 22:42:28 +0000 2017

New idea for Bitcoin shared at Satoshi Roundtable that I liked a lot is Blind Merged Mining by @Truthcoin. Details:

Mon Jan 30 23:03:02 +0000 2017

Good progress toward deployment of a Blockchain-based time stamp standard. Includes improvements from @petertoddbtc at #RebootingWebOfTrust

Mon Jan 30 23:10:02 +0000 2017

I appreciate @Truthcoin adding economic theory to crypto & game theory in these looks at issues of bitcoin mining & centralization.

Tue Jan 31 07:43:09 +0000 2017

RT @mir_serena: Bitcoin core 2016 in a nutshell #construct2017

Tue Jan 31 17:16:59 +0000 2017

RT @digitaljoel: “beware trust laundering” Gregory maxwell at #construct2017

Tue Jan 31 17:17:18 +0000 2017

More graphic recording from day one of #construct2017 by @ssawhney87

Tue Jan 31 17:28:33 +0000 2017

Last of day one graphic recording of #construct2017 by @ssawhney87

Tue Jan 31 17:29:51 +0000 2017

RT @giacomozucco: Best talk I’ve ever heard about “blockchain”. Greg Maxwell at #construct2017. #Bitcoin

Tue Jan 31 17:31:53 +0000 2017

RT @schwentker: Each smart contract is crypto protocol operating in distributed context Greg Maxwell New field writing law for AI judges #c…

Tue Jan 31 17:32:25 +0000 2017

RT @Ferdinando1970: #construct2017 Gregory Maxwell quotes Janet Yellen on blockchain as core technology embodied in bitcoin…

Tue Jan 31 17:32:28 +0000 2017

RT @bitjson: Compiled a list of resources/articles about Bitcoin Script: Thanks @keeshux, @aantonop, @soroushjp, @k…

Tue Jan 31 17:34:23 +0000 2017

Morning sessions for day 2 of #construct2017 #GraphicRecording by @ssawhney87

Wed Feb 01 01:42:06 +0000 2017

Closing of #construct2017 - results of interactive sessions—3 gotcha’s of Blockchain identity; mutual savings & insurance; interoperability?

Wed Feb 01 05:10:13 +0000 2017

RT @brianchoffman: You can have your disagreements but there is none when it comes to whether or not Greg Maxwell commands respect from the…

Wed Feb 01 07:26:18 +0000 2017

RT @coindesk: Blockchain white boarding is still going strong #construct2017

Wed Feb 01 07:39:02 +0000 2017