RT @rusty_twit: #bitcoin-lightning FAQ: Why the 0.042 bitcoin limit? https://medium.com/@rusty_lightning/bitcoin-lightning-faq-why-the-0-042-bitcoin-limit-2eb48b703f3#.32dajoqiw

Wed Feb 01 15:19:56 +0000 2017

RT @adam3us: “act professionally, call out those you expect better from, and hope to god it rubs off :/” -@TheBlueMatt

Wed Feb 01 18:30:47 +0000 2017

RT @laparisa: Enjoyed @zeynep’s candid perspective on the behaviors of many activists & how our infosec tech tribe isn’t meeting their need…

Wed Feb 01 21:06:49 +0000 2017

👍@DanielSolove essay against “I have nothing to hide” https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=998565 Related to my tl:dr 4 Kinds of Privacy http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2015/04/the-four-kinds-of-privacy.html

Wed Feb 01 21:45:02 +0000 2017

RT @SatoshiLite: BU needs off-chain coordination. “In fact, this is the Byzantine Generals’ Problem. That is exactly [what] Satoshi attempt…

Wed Feb 01 21:51:58 +0000 2017

RT @Excellion: “No altcoin relies on similar assumptions, nor is there even a testnet with BUIP001 configs actively used.” Just can’t take…

Wed Feb 01 21:56:40 +0000 2017

RT @cheapsuits: Im telling you. Violence begets violence. Your masked face means little opposite a gun #FreeSpeech #miloatcal https://t.co/…

Thu Feb 02 07:00:43 +0000 2017

RT @jonasschnelli: Short answer why C++ is a good choice for Bitcoin-Core and other blockchain applications; by @JoelKatz: https://t.co/M…

Thu Feb 02 15:27:47 +0000 2017

I gave her that hat, it was a promo item from Scaling Bitcoin. We don’t agree on everything but we agree on more. 👍free speech 👎 violence. https://twitter.com/abc7newsbayarea/status/827039436596670464

Thu Feb 02 16:10:37 +0000 2017

Useful word from Okanagan tribe in BC: “En’owkan — Please give me the viewpoint most opposite of mine so I can increase my wisdom.”

Thu Feb 02 16:21:46 +0000 2017

RT @bitcoineconomy: “Make Bitcoin Great Again” Girl Pepper Sprayed in the Face During Berkeley Protests https://themerkle.com/bitcoin-supporter-pepper-sprayed-in-the-face-during-berkeley-protests/ #bitcoin #U…

Thu Feb 02 17:56:02 +0000 2017

RT @RubinReport: via @AngeTheDude and his cousin @kiarafrobles on my Facebook page. https://t.co/BUd7LocEL2

Thu Feb 02 18:50:15 +0000 2017

RT @TuurDemeester: 1/ Bitcoin miners do in the economy what mushrooms do in nature: unlocking hard to access energy sources.

Thu Feb 02 19:52:10 +0000 2017

RT @TuurDemeester: I just published “My 6 takeaways from Satoshi Roundtable” https://medium.com/p/my-6-takeaways-from-satoshi-roundtable-2e46680f0cf2

Fri Feb 03 00:56:46 +0000 2017

RT @lopp: @zooko You can find my thoughts on it here: https://blog.bitgo.com/statoshis-satoshi-roundtable-review-66054990075f#.xiz4trfjg

Fri Feb 03 01:04:54 +0000 2017

RT @JeremyRubin: 100 new Bitcoin developers being “brought up” in Tokyo at Digital Garage.

Fri Feb 03 07:12:36 +0000 2017

My long-time colleague @kallewoof is part of the Digital Garage blockchain team. It will be great to collaborate with him again! https://twitter.com/blockstream/status/827609049688535040

Sat Feb 04 01:09:40 +0000 2017

Today I’m at the #UpgradeDemocracy unconference at the Institute of the Future offices in Palo Alto—we can improve our collective decisions!

Sat Feb 04 18:39:28 +0000 2017

“Facts are notes; Stories are the song…” from @pwang’s Story of Stories (Orientation, Part 3) https://medium.com/@pwang/story-of-stories-orientation-part-3-9c42247a0083?source=twitterShare-63ba9be92e8f-1486235435

Sat Feb 04 19:13:05 +0000 2017

RT @benwerd: “Facts are notes; Ideas are chords; Stories are the song.” - @pwang

I love this so much.

Sat Feb 04 19:53:22 +0000 2017

“We must rebel against our evolutionary objectives, w/o giving an evolutionary advantage to those who refuse to do the same.”—Bret Weinstein

Sat Feb 04 20:00:19 +0000 2017

Good tweetstorm by @SatoshiLite on the topic of evaluating cryptocurrencies & altcoins… https://twitter.com/satoshilite/status/827273443112427523

Sun Feb 05 01:03:40 +0000 2017

“invisible architectures…if we are unaware of our own assumptions, we may simply re-create them in digital form” https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust-fall2016/blob/master/final-documents/WisdomEmbedding-Human-Wisdom-in-Our-Digital-Tomorrow.pdf

Sun Feb 05 01:25:54 +0000 2017

“We are experiencing today a cognitive/social/attention denial-of-service attack”— @EricRWeinstein at #UpgradeDemocracy Unconference

Sun Feb 05 03:11:14 +0000 2017

A 21st Century problem: our culture & education taught us in Occam’s Razor that simple is often right—today we need to be more skeptical.

Sun Feb 05 03:35:02 +0000 2017

Among others at the #UpdateDemocracy Unconference today, @Johannes_Ernst is worried how bad this crisis in our world systems might be:

Sun Feb 05 06:59:27 +0000 2017

RT @profjasonpotts: New paper in Org Studies on coproduction of community in #coworking spaces. @jwaterslynch @urbanizationist https://t.co…

Sun Feb 05 22:03:09 +0000 2017

Just at ScotChain last fall—I think it is plausible for a metro area (Glasgow or Edinburgh) or Scotland itself to issue a local currency. https://twitter.com/brianforde/status/828222003144441856

Sun Feb 05 22:55:46 +0000 2017

RT @bitcoinmom: Fellow bitcoin users, retweet if you are with me on this vote:



Mon Feb 06 16:57:35 +0000 2017

Replying to @BlockstackOrg

Advice: the order of this playlist seems totally off. Install should be 1st (which I can’t find) rest in some logical order.

Mon Feb 06 19:45:41 +0000 2017

Replying to @sepa4corporates and @ssawhney87

you’ll need to ask @coindesk

Mon Feb 06 22:58:24 +0000 2017

I’ve found quite charming this dialogue between Harry Potter & Hermione on the topic of money & cryptocurrencies: http://www.kalzumeus.com/2014/08/05/harry-potter-and-the-cryptocurrency-of-stars/

Wed Feb 08 04:04:19 +0000 2017

RT @alistairmilne: My ‘Capitalist View on a Bitcoin Hard Fork’: https://alistairmilne.com/2017/02/07/capitalist-view-on-a-bitcoin-hard-fork/

Wed Feb 08 17:23:04 +0000 2017

RT @Chris_Stewart_5: @adam3us @TuurDemeester More troubling is contentious hard forks are political, once a contentious hard fork succeeds,…

Wed Feb 08 17:24:05 +0000 2017

RT @okTurtles: New Post: #CONIKS vs #KeyTransparency vs #CertificateTransparency vs #Blockchains
https://blog.okturtles.com/2017/02/coniks-vs-key-transparency-vs-certificate-transparency-vs-blockchains/ https://t.co/rrguc…

Wed Feb 08 20:49:44 +0000 2017

How “newness” emerges & spreads is quite important. It connects to everything from innovation, memes, evolution, and even income inequality. https://twitter.com/lilious/status/829410376206974986

Wed Feb 08 20:59:44 +0000 2017

Replying to @sammantic

I can’t tell — are they going to try to create yet another alt-coin?

Thu Feb 09 14:18:44 +0000 2017

@refindcom Can anyone invite me to Refind? https://refind.com/

Thu Feb 09 15:57:45 +0000 2017

I’ve not thought about http error 402 “payment required” since my last microcurrency startup >10 years. @rusty_twit? re: @Chris_Stewart_5

Thu Feb 09 16:04:02 +0000 2017

I too am frustrated that Twitter doesn’t let you turn off SMS two-factor auth when you you enable a better auth—instead it disables both. https://twitter.com/jzdziarski/status/829791718337830912

Thu Feb 09 21:29:49 +0000 2017

Replying to @profjasonpotts


Thu Feb 09 21:32:19 +0000 2017

RT @mydiacc: “The notion of combining digital ID with street ID is quickly becoming a reality.” thoughts from @idgorilla https://t.co/VRZ6F…

Thu Feb 09 21:33:48 +0000 2017

RT @NickSzabo4: New blog post! Social scalability: how Bitcoin enables people anywhere to use a more secure currency.

Thu Feb 09 21:43:39 +0000 2017

Replying to @Ethan_Heilman

as the host of a 300K+ community for 16+ years, you MUST have moderation for it to survive. It isn’t censorship to moderate.

Thu Feb 09 21:52:17 +0000 2017

Replying to @lopp and @NickSzabo4

a better link to my Dunbar series of posts is http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/tags/community-by-the-numbers/

Thu Feb 09 21:54:41 +0000 2017

Looking forward to multi-asset Bitcoin sidechains being experimented on this year—there are just too many good ideas w/ bad p&d alt-coins.

Thu Feb 09 22:20:25 +0000 2017

Replying to @lykle

there are a few startups that are working on this—it is an obvious next step. My own company @Blockstream is one. Still work to do.

Thu Feb 09 22:43:22 +0000 2017

Many problems yet to be solved in sidechains—they can be federated, but merged mining an open question. @Truthcoin has some new ideas.

Thu Feb 09 22:51:49 +0000 2017

As an experiment I’d love to be able to issue a @ChristopherA future workday debt token on a sidechain & let it be auctioned against Bitcoin

Thu Feb 09 22:57:01 +0000 2017

Replying to @C1aranMurray

Yes, maybe—but combined with confidential transactions & self-sovereign identity my clients could have true confidentiality.

Thu Feb 09 22:59:37 +0000 2017

Replying to @sammantic

I don’t think it is a great idea, but an interesting experiment. Mostly I want no more pump & dump alt-coins, app-tokens, etc.

Thu Feb 09 23:01:25 +0000 2017

Replying to @sammantic

part of the value of that experiment is a debt token and that someday it may be worthless.

Thu Feb 09 23:03:36 +0000 2017

Replying to @C1aranMurray

True — I’d like to enable those experiments as well. Plus maybe a Payments Channel like Lightning but to a distributed DB.

Thu Feb 09 23:06:30 +0000 2017

Replying to @C1aranMurray

My paper (with others) on Smart Signatures may help cross chasm to DBs: https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/ID2020DesignWorkshop/blob/master/final-documents/smarter-signatures.pdf

Thu Feb 09 23:08:25 +0000 2017

Replying to @lightcoin

I just don’t want to see these experiments cause mixed incentives or pollute on the main chain. Sidechains keep it separate.

Thu Feb 09 23:10:54 +0000 2017

Replying to @lightcoin

If we can get @Truthcoin’s blind merged-mining to work, we can even more safely test new scaling options w/o risking main chain.

Thu Feb 09 23:14:10 +0000 2017

Many of the challenges of sidechains that we need answers for are not just crypto—there is game theory, behavioral economics, networks, etc.

Thu Feb 09 23:18:20 +0000 2017

I presume that all non-conservative sidechains will be flawed at first—so we have to design for recovery & resilience & not break main chain

Thu Feb 09 23:23:33 +0000 2017

Replying to @C1aranMurray

but portable (bearer?) trusted objects are difficult to move or prove. Say move my self-sovereign id from Bitcoin to Ethereum.

Thu Feb 09 23:26:26 +0000 2017

RT @lopp: “Blockchains don’t guarantee truth; they just preserve truth and lies from later alteration, allowing one to later securely analy…

Thu Feb 09 23:31:34 +0000 2017

Replying to @TuurDemeester

It is technically feasible to lock coins until exchange is fairly completed, minimizing risk—but consumers don’t demand it.

Fri Feb 10 02:22:12 +0000 2017

RT @davidmanheim: Real life is interdisciplinary.
As true in applied #crypto, #blockchain, and computer science as anywhere else.

Fri Feb 10 06:01:01 +0000 2017

Replying to @lykle and @Blockstream

See section 5D of our String Federations whitepaper https://arxiv.org/pdf/1612.05491v2.pdf

Fri Feb 10 21:27:56 +0000 2017

From BAMPFA exhibit “Hippie Modernism” from 1973. Not as much has evolved since as you might think. http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/program/hippie-modernism-struggle-utopia

Fri Feb 10 23:46:13 +0000 2017

Closeup of previous 1973 poster “The Minimal Design Team” from BAMPFA exhibit “Hippie Modernism”

Sat Feb 11 02:59:39 +0000 2017

RT @aantonop: Another great explainer by @AaronvanW, this time about Tumblebit:

Keep up the great work Aaron!

Sat Feb 11 03:50:21 +0000 2017

RT @TheBlueMatt: I’ll be talking in:

Amsterdam on Sunday,
Berlin on Tuesday,
Zurich on Wednesday,
Munich on Thursday.

Come out and say hi!

Sat Feb 11 03:55:40 +0000 2017

Cautionary tale on civic hacking. It is hard—look to past before being sure your “new” solution hasn’t failed before https://medium.com/@joshuatauberer/so-you-want-to-reform-democracy-7f3b1ef10597

Sat Feb 11 06:16:00 +0000 2017

Some important economic questions. Many will answer through a personal political lens, but answers aren’t that easy. http://slatestarcodex.com/2017/02/09/considerations-on-cost-disease/

Sat Feb 11 17:55:02 +0000 2017

RT @Truthcoin: Interview where I share some of my (more-unique) thoughts on Sidechains, Liquid, and SegWit delay. https://twitter.com/jamieCrypto/status/831881226009055232

Wed Feb 15 18:00:12 +0000 2017

I agree—often I & my colleagues fall into “perfection is the enemy of the good” where good should be that people can actually use our tools. https://twitter.com/sarahjamielewis/status/831916114779136002

Wed Feb 15 19:21:39 +0000 2017

I’ve shared my awe of the quality of the movie Arrival. Here is a video (warning:spoilers) that explains some of it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z18LY6NME1s

Thu Feb 16 17:19:51 +0000 2017

I’ve been expressing concerns about the #privacy of India’s aadhaar ID system for some time, at industry events & UN http://mashable.com/2017/02/14/india-aadhaar-uidai-privacy-security-debate/

Thu Feb 16 21:04:03 +0000 2017

RT @juanbenet: @ChrisLundkvist key mgmt much bigger than blockchain uses. I think it’s a Personal Computing and even Human Rights type of p…

Thu Feb 16 22:00:11 +0000 2017

RT @VitalikButerin: 20. Projects really should make sure they have good answers for “why use a blockchain”

Thu Feb 16 22:09:24 +0000 2017

Replying to @prezcannady

There are a number of other southeast Asian countries that are looking to emulate the Indian aardhaar system—they can do better

Fri Feb 17 07:02:57 +0000 2017

Replying to @bajshagirl and @zeynep

This is one of the best articles on the topic http://passcode.csmonitor.com/cypherpunk

Sat Feb 18 17:25:31 +0000 2017

Replying to @bajshagirl and @zeynep

that article stops pre-ssl — now over 50% of all internet is secured by it.

Sat Feb 18 17:30:51 +0000 2017

Replying to @NECSI

From “Community by the Numbers” series “Power Laws” http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2009/03/power-laws.html

Mon Feb 20 03:25:24 +0000 2017

Next #RebootingWebOfTrust Design Workshop will be on April 19th-21st in Paris at Microsoft’s offices. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/billets-rebooting-web-of-trust-paris-32228513351

Tue Feb 21 19:18:06 +0000 2017

RT @Firuzehmahmoudi: “Human rights are not something you have to apply for. They simply exist – for everybody.” The directors of best forei…

Mon Feb 27 04:00:27 +0000 2017

RT @TheBlueMatt: On Bitcoin’s Diversity of Use-Cases and its trustless properties, and what this means for changes to it https://t.co/W6fBx…

Tue Feb 28 19:47:21 +0000 2017