Great article by game designer @raphkoster on the 20th anniversary of Ultima Online, it’s inspirations & influence:

Sun Oct 01 14:16:48 +0000 2017

RT @TuurDemeester: It’s 2017, and ppl still can’t identify themselves online to cast a vote. I give it 10 years. #CatalanReferendum #SelfSo…

Sun Oct 01 14:36:46 +0000 2017

I’m catching up on the last few advance readings before Tuesday’s #RebootingWebOfTrust—lot’s of exciting ideas!

Sun Oct 01 17:37:17 +0000 2017

I’m in Boston now before Tuesday’s #RebootingWebOfTrust — I have openings in my schedule (and on Friday) if any locals want to meet & chat.

Sun Oct 01 17:39:28 +0000 2017

140 characters is often unqualified & context-less speech. 280 allows qualifiers & context. I use Twitter for free speech, not poetry.

Sun Oct 01 17:44:55 +0000 2017

Replying to @jerrymichalski

I don’t think I need 280 often—but I find that I often delete important adjectives, qualifying statements, or even censor myself if I can’t.

Sun Oct 01 18:09:50 +0000 2017

Replying to @FedericoTenga

Number of times I’ve posted almost exactly 140 probably >50%. I find myself censoring some statements if I must delete important qualifiers.

Sun Oct 01 18:13:09 +0000 2017

New video of blockchain-based Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs). Soon adding testnet Bitcoin, Ethereum & Sovrin DIDs:

Sun Oct 01 18:39:15 +0000 2017

Replying to @leashless

I’m still not convinced that the blockchains of today are the right solution for supply chain. But other cryptographic transaction tech can.

Sun Oct 01 19:11:16 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: @leashless I’m still not convinced that the blockchains of today are the right solution for supply chain. But other crypt…

Sun Oct 01 19:14:20 +0000 2017

Replying to @nathanwaters, @leashless, @JScottNelson and @peerismorg

We are working on some very interesting skill tokens in the W3C Credentials CG and at #RebootingWebOfTrust using Verifiable Claims.

Sun Oct 01 19:19:37 +0000 2017

Replying to @orthograham

We are hoping to iterate it and principles at this week’s #RebootingWebOfTrust in Boston. See also more current info

Sun Oct 01 20:00:42 +0000 2017

RT @orthograham: @ChristopherA Extraordinary article. Implications of the herarchical model of identity stratification and ownership b/c of…

Sun Oct 01 20:00:46 +0000 2017

Replying to @rclemmons

Come to this week’s or future #RebootingWebOfTrust! Or join W3C Credentials CG! We are making progress!

Sun Oct 01 20:09:02 +0000 2017

Replying to @jamesAmunsch and @SatoshiLite

The Design Workshop is too dynamic of an event process for it to be streamed well. But as much of it we can is shared in our GitHub.

Sun Oct 01 21:54:35 +0000 2017

Our 5th #RebootingWebOfTrust Design Workshop begins today: functional & decentralized & self-sovereign identity, DIDs, verifiable claims &++

Tue Oct 03 11:15:39 +0000 2017

Results so far from Day One of #RebootingWebOfTrust: weak signals & decentralized identity whitepapers in progress:

Wed Oct 04 02:47:10 +0000 2017

RT @kyletorpey: “Making MAST Meaningful; Bitcoin Atomic Swaps Become Private” — Brian Deery—0-400

Wed Oct 04 04:25:20 +0000 2017

RT @patio11: The Equifax ex-CEO throwing an unnamed technician under the bus for the Equifax breach is positively maddening. Some thoughts:

Wed Oct 04 15:26:48 +0000 2017

RT @patio11: Equifax has apparently not made that considered decision, which is the same thing as making a considered decision… they chos…

Wed Oct 04 15:27:59 +0000 2017

“I now see that Google — and its peers — should have evolved to a higher standard:
‘Do good. Be good.’”

Wed Oct 04 15:37:57 +0000 2017

Companies in Scotland in Britain in EU are re-negotiating the nature of sovereignty—individuals need voice at table:

Wed Oct 04 15:48:19 +0000 2017

New emotion at #RebootingWebOfTrust — “überprüfbarkeitserfahrungslückseligkeit” aka “the bliss experiencing something that is verifiable”

Wed Oct 04 17:03:57 +0000 2017

👆 hat tip to Christian Decker (@Snyke) for this one :-)

Wed Oct 04 17:07:34 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: @martindale I also like Robespierre’s “Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corrupt…

Wed Oct 04 17:10:22 +0000 2017

Day 2 of #RebootingWebOfTrust progress on white papers & demos of apps supporting DIDs on many different blockchains

Thu Oct 05 02:34:23 +0000 2017

RT @heathervescent: With my people. Really enjoying @IdentityWoman explain the genius of DIDs to @yaoeo. Feel like something amazing might…

Thu Oct 05 02:36:00 +0000 2017

RT @moskovich: @ChristopherA I love how @patagonia here: “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, …”

Thu Oct 05 11:16:58 +0000 2017

RT @DigitalscotNews: @ChristopherA How about an adoption blueprint for Government? Scotland wants to be an early adopter.. 😎

Thu Oct 05 11:17:12 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: New emotion at #RebootingWebOfTrust — “überprüfbarkeitserfahrungslückseligkeit” aka “the bliss experiencing something tha…

Thu Oct 05 11:17:24 +0000 2017

RT @tonilanec: #BitcoinFamily #weboftrust @ChristopherA

Thu Oct 05 11:46:16 +0000 2017

RT @zeynep: MUST-READ @hahriehan oped for anyone interested in social change. The right knows how to organize. That’s their key. https://t.…

Thu Oct 05 19:00:50 +0000 2017

Last day of #RebootingWebOfTrust: Design Workshop exceeded expectations with 16 collaborative papers on identity:

Fri Oct 06 06:38:07 +0000 2017

RT @katrynadow: Incredible 3 days @ #RebootingWebOfTrust working alongside the creators of our #SelfSovereign future
Speacial thanks @Chris…

Fri Oct 06 06:40:48 +0000 2017

RT @tonilanec: coming soon to an interwebs near you… #weboftrust #selfsovereign #identity #amirastory @ChristopherA…

Fri Oct 06 06:40:58 +0000 2017

Drafted at #RebootingWebOfTrust: Amira—user story & engagement model for a hypothetical advocacy & human rights dev

Fri Oct 06 13:59:59 +0000 2017

Experiencing a participatory event (design workshop, hackathon, design sprint) really spoils you against “sage on stage” conferences.

Fri Oct 06 14:12:54 +0000 2017

At #RebootingWebOfTrust we are updating DID (decentralized identifiers) spec for ocap (object capabilities)! Draft:

Fri Oct 06 15:15:56 +0000 2017

Replying to @ChrisLundkvist and @Iiterature

I usually describe it as edges. If you can’t stop people buying and selling, stop them from entering marketplace.

Fri Oct 06 16:53:55 +0000 2017

RT @Blockstream: Blockstream CEO @adam3us will talk about Privacy, Fungibility & Scale in #Bitcoin at the Hackers Congress in Prague! https…

Sat Oct 07 13:38:15 +0000 2017

RT @heathervescent: Awesome event, awesome people.

Sat Oct 07 13:40:10 +0000 2017

RT @trbouma: Centralized systems are very efficient; long recognized as a single point of control and single point of failure


Sat Oct 07 20:17:58 +0000 2017

Replying to @naval

There are very few people calling themselves crypto-economists that are ready to be trusted. I look for humility first.

Sat Oct 07 20:31:39 +0000 2017

Replying to @naval

Don’t discount that that there are game token economists from pre-Bitcoin days (2nd Life, etc) who know more than any new crypto-economists.

Sat Oct 07 20:33:46 +0000 2017

RT @anguschampion: @timpastoor @petertoddbtc Everyone’s blinded by what seems like free money. So many resources being wasted on get rich q…

Sat Oct 07 20:34:20 +0000 2017

Replying to @kate_sills and @naval

It is very interdisciplinary—for instance here is just one paper by economist Ed Castronova pre-Bitcoin but relevant

Sat Oct 07 21:42:28 +0000 2017

Replying to @kate_sills and @naval

An earlier paper by same author: Virtual Worlds: A First-Hand Account of Market and Society on the Cyberian Frontier

Sat Oct 07 21:48:32 +0000 2017

Replying to @kate_sills and @naval

An analysis of the game economy of Star Wars Online. App Tokens will ultimately act more like this than as currency

Sat Oct 07 22:10:51 +0000 2017

Replying to @kate_sills and @naval

Sat Oct 07 22:12:11 +0000 2017

Replying to @kate_sills and @naval

A Wired article from 2004

Sat Oct 07 22:28:01 +0000 2017

Replying to @kate_sills and @naval

In general many ICO app tokens are not that different, and long term may be fundamentally broken without good faucet & sink design.

Sat Oct 07 22:31:07 +0000 2017

Replying to @kate_sills and @naval

Yes, game tokens are centrally managed, but so are almost all ICO app tokens. Only one provider can consume them.

Sat Oct 07 22:32:14 +0000 2017

Replying to @kate_sills and @naval

Another key point that someone who has some experience designing & maintaining a virtual economy knows how hard & paradoxical it can be.

Sat Oct 07 22:34:27 +0000 2017

Replying to @kate_sills and @naval

I’m not saying that the old guard of virtual world token designers understand blockchain incentive designs. But there are many connections.

Sat Oct 07 22:37:16 +0000 2017

RT @Avivz78: The call for papers for the BITCOIN’18 workshop is online!
(held with FC’18 in Curaçao)
Send your be…

Sun Oct 08 03:34:54 +0000 2017

RT @jonasschnelli: I’ll give a talk about „The Bitcoin Core project: what is Bitcoin Core and who is behind it„ at Tue Oct 17th in LA

Sun Oct 08 18:56:52 +0000 2017

RT @VladZamfir: @angela_walch @ecoinomia And even when we can objectively verify when a market participant behaves honestly, there are limi…

Sun Oct 08 18:57:41 +0000 2017

RT @VladZamfir: @angela_walch @ecoinomia The objective verification of whether or not a service has been provided isn’t possible for every…

Sun Oct 08 18:57:55 +0000 2017

RT @adam3us: @gavinandresen many underestimate risk & complexity, adversarial thinking & game theory’s counter-intuitive, hard to teach is…

Sun Oct 08 19:01:52 +0000 2017

RT @theQSLmind: Money is the most overestimated asset in life. Underestimated but more important assets are:
-Knowing the…

Sun Oct 08 19:23:06 +0000 2017

RT @Steve_Lockstep: Terrific #quantumcomputing supplement in current @nature magazine. Experts set reasonable expectations. Long read! No e…

Sun Oct 08 19:26:33 +0000 2017

Replying to @kate_sills and @naval

Another dimension is that most current crypto-economists focus only on speculative & transactional wealth, and not systemic “deep” wealth.

Sun Oct 08 21:56:30 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: @kate_sills @naval Another dimension is that most current crypto-economists focus only on speculative & transactional wea…

Sun Oct 08 21:56:52 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: @kate_sills @naval Another key point that someone who has some experience designing & maintaining a virtual economy knows…

Sun Oct 08 21:57:11 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: @kate_sills @naval Yes, game tokens are centrally managed, but so are almost all ICO app tokens. Only one provider can co…

Sun Oct 08 21:57:26 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: @kate_sills @naval In general many ICO app tokens are not that different, and long term may be fundamentally broken witho…

Sun Oct 08 21:57:27 +0000 2017

Interesting set of goals for the @PanoramixH2020 project—both network mixing for privacy but also accountability. 🤞

Mon Oct 09 00:29:20 +0000 2017

Replying to @ladislavtweet and @naval

A number of links posted elsewhere in this thread if you start at top.

Mon Oct 09 02:08:43 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: .@lightcoin The difference between disruptive and transformative is the difference between slicing a pie or growing a big…

Mon Oct 09 15:52:57 +0000 2017

Interesting MBA academic overview of “C-Form” organizations, from open source communities to flat participatory orgs

Mon Oct 09 16:56:10 +0000 2017

RT @windley: Related to my Equifax and Correlatable Identifiers post > “Must Read: Identity Cards and Terrorism.”

Mon Oct 09 19:38:45 +0000 2017

Richard Thaler, author of “Nudge” & many behavioral economics papers, has won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Mon Oct 09 19:44:08 +0000 2017

Replying to @smashthepast and @rclemmons

For #RebootingWebOfTrust you can subscribe to announcements at bottom of — for W3C-CCG info

Tue Oct 10 01:51:26 +0000 2017

RT @TuurDemeester: Killer app for self sovereign identity? Info signed by credible source will command higher value in a world of impersona…

Tue Oct 10 06:27:54 +0000 2017

RT @xmlgrrl: “We should see ourselves as part-time custodians of our customers’ data” — @sainsburys getting #trust really right attitudinal…

Tue Oct 10 06:37:07 +0000 2017

RT @qz: Before winning the Nobel Prize, Richard Thaler cameoed in an Oscar-winning film—with Selena Gomez

Tue Oct 10 14:32:51 +0000 2017

RT @anguschampion: The eternal question on almost all ICOs.
( or bitcoin, obviously)

Tue Oct 10 14:33:13 +0000 2017

I could make an argument that ICOs reduce unit of account—the extreme is all paying xchg fees as no one will accept the underlying token.

Tue Oct 10 14:41:56 +0000 2017

RT @PerianneDC: RE ICOs: @NYSE’s Tom Farley asks what happens to usage tokens if the business model pivots (as startups often do)? @GUFinPo…

Tue Oct 10 19:24:48 +0000 2017

In our communities, online & offline, big & small, we should be saying more “We don’t do that here”. Useful tool!

Wed Oct 11 06:31:43 +0000 2017

I am arriving Berlin on Saturday—I have Sunday open, some of Monday & Friday & all the 21st & 22nd. I’d love to see more of my colleagues.

Wed Oct 11 06:36:53 +0000 2017

RT @dustyweb: With @ChristopherA and I co-authoring I now have a name collision bound to a conference partly about…

Thu Oct 12 02:00:35 +0000 2017

RT @hashbreaker: “Today billions of brains sit in skulls, impervious to search warrants. Warrant-proof skulls are a serious problem.” https…

Thu Oct 12 02:05:52 +0000 2017

I believe that a serious re-thinking of how we build & incentivize innovation needs to be done. Some interesting thoughts here:

Thu Oct 12 02:18:38 +0000 2017

I would like to explore more the area of ECOs — Ecosystems Coin Offerings. Where companies can compete &/or collaborate on best solutions.

Thu Oct 12 02:21:26 +0000 2017

RT @NakamotoInst: JUST ADDED: “Smart Contracts Glossary” by @NickSzabo4

Thu Oct 12 02:25:52 +0000 2017

In 90s I hired the best talent at 80% prevailing wage in return for 20% extra time off. So this can work in US too:

Thu Oct 12 14:22:51 +0000 2017

RT @TaylorPearsonMe: 25/ In the same way individuals shaped themselves to fit the corporation, we are just beginning to shape ourselves to…

Thu Oct 12 14:28:45 +0000 2017

I’m looking forward to Signature Aggregation in Bitcoin—not only scaling but also fungibility improvements. Schnorr👍

Thu Oct 12 16:27:32 +0000 2017

RT @lightning: Today we’re excited to announce our Lightning Desktop app, now available for testing! #bitcoin #ligh…

Fri Oct 13 10:03:47 +0000 2017

RT @jbdezard: Great post. I agree. Incentivized bindings between equity and tokens need to be engineered properly.

Fri Oct 13 10:06:28 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: I would like to explore more the area of ECOs — Ecosystems Coin Offerings. Where companies can compete &/or collaborate o…

Fri Oct 13 10:06:44 +0000 2017

Replying to @kevinakwok

We call that the meta game.

Fri Oct 13 10:09:24 +0000 2017

RT @adam3us: @roasbeef like how @roasbeef @starkness @rusty_twit @Snyke @tdryja & LN collaboration across cos & univ just deliver code, mos…

Fri Oct 13 10:13:56 +0000 2017

RT @adam3us: @roasbeef @starkness @rusty_twit @Snyke @tdryja rough consensus and running code is better than politics #cypherpunksWriteCode

Fri Oct 13 10:14:01 +0000 2017

Along with Schnorr Key Aggregation, here is another important future opportunity enabled by Bitcoin’s segwit:

Fri Oct 13 10:18:09 +0000 2017

RT @futureidentity: My paper on “Privacy post-Snowden” is out, in Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society (JICES): http…

Sat Oct 14 13:54:32 +0000 2017

I’d rather see UNICEF as a trusted oracle & guarantor of smart bonds that become for those who demonstrate positive sustainability goals.

Sat Oct 14 14:15:53 +0000 2017

RT @LaurentMT: Actually, it’s well known that a S.W. topology can even be the sign of a hierarchical structure. htt…

Sat Oct 14 19:42:23 +0000 2017

RT @LaurentMT: If your goal is to ensure network resilience AND censorship resistance, a S.W. topology might be a complication.

Sat Oct 14 19:45:10 +0000 2017

RT @LaurentMT: So, as a conclusion: like many things, it’s all about trade-off. It’s certainly better to avoid definitive claims expressed…

Sat Oct 14 19:47:06 +0000 2017

RT @perrymetzger: Utter idiocy. Also, why do people still have maximum password lengths under, say, 128 or 256 chars? You’re storing the ha…

Sat Oct 14 19:47:52 +0000 2017

RT @kate_sills: Bottom line is, we need political philosophers who know enough law, economics and computer science to design new institutio…

Sat Oct 14 19:58:59 +0000 2017

RT @kate_sills: Institutions that take full advantage of our advancements in game theory, cryptography, data processing, communication spee…

Sat Oct 14 19:59:01 +0000 2017

True! 👍

Sat Oct 14 19:59:45 +0000 2017

Replying to @Fennie_Wang and @ixo_foundation

A key challenge is not re-creating a new centrality. Ideally an entity like UNICEF stewards an ecosystem until vibrant, then steps away.

Sat Oct 14 20:48:48 +0000 2017

RT @aniltj: With current talk re: SSNs and Identity, a recap on the difference between an authenticator and identifier…

Mon Oct 16 10:53:33 +0000 2017

This is why every time I see someone attempting “algorithmic agility” or the latest list of TLS ciphersuite I cringe

Mon Oct 16 15:51:00 +0000 2017

RT @petertoddbtc: This is a really good program; strongly recommended to apply if you want to get into Bitcoin development!…

Mon Oct 16 16:00:43 +0000 2017

RT @mgd: Marketing Data and GDPR Compliance cartoon Marketoonist Tom Fishburne

Mon Oct 16 16:00:51 +0000 2017

This is why I supported SSL in IETF process in 90s rather than IEEE or worse ISO. Still wish we’d not used ASN.1, another paywall standard.

Mon Oct 16 16:04:26 +0000 2017

If you manage software development I recommend you read both of these articles:

Mon Oct 16 16:15:04 +0000 2017

Being an ally (not just of gender, race or sexual preference but all diversity) can be hard. Some tips @betterallies

Mon Oct 16 16:22:58 +0000 2017

RT @CassSunstein: Misconceptions about nudges. Relevant in the wake of the latest Nobel Prize in Economics.

Mon Oct 16 20:14:54 +0000 2017

RT @dustyweb: @ChristopherA @manusporny okay I couldn’t resist

Tue Oct 17 14:07:45 +0000 2017

RT @valkenburgh: An open blockchain token is the digital equivalent of a property right. Property is a right against all (think trespass).…

Tue Oct 17 16:07:49 +0000 2017

RT @anguschampion: @rezendi Can’t decentralize and make a fortune, yet people keep designing to try to do that. Hence why most decentralize…

Wed Oct 18 08:28:58 +0000 2017

Replying to @ahopebailie and @github

I’ve begun some:

Wed Oct 18 10:06:42 +0000 2017

@hrdng I’d love to get your review of the start of my Bitcoin CLI course, in particular sections 2-11

Wed Oct 18 12:23:53 +0000 2017

Replying to @ahopebailie and @github

I do have a /private repo, but you can’t see it. The files are PGP encrypted so I can easily sync them cross computers. Not used issues yet.

Wed Oct 18 15:58:37 +0000 2017

Thoughts on digital cash circa 1996, based on the bleeding edge crypto of the time. It wasn’t all invented in 2009.

Thu Oct 19 09:09:16 +0000 2017

Replying to @msgilligan and @MichaelRAlessio

At more recent #RebootingWebOfTrust we’ve been talking about giving software releases DIDs (decentralized identifiers) controlled by DIDs.

Thu Oct 19 12:08:59 +0000 2017

@NikMilanovic For the latest on self-sovereign identity you should share

Thu Oct 19 13:12:53 +0000 2017

RT @NikMilanovic: The new #blockchain paradigm and the coming extinction for passports, wallets, and SSN’s. #fintec…

Thu Oct 19 13:13:06 +0000 2017

This strategy of division may have started in Russia, but also is happening all over the world: Turkey, Poland, Great Britain, and now US.

Thu Oct 19 13:36:50 +0000 2017

I’m not convinced that Xapo Swiss bunker is anything but security theatre. Every expert will say security by obscurity is a bad practice.

Thu Oct 19 14:46:41 +0000 2017

RT @SarahJamieLewis: “Most security debt is dark” - @Dymaxion #hacklu

As someone who has done lots of legacy tech security work, this.

Thu Oct 19 14:49:51 +0000 2017

Greg Maxwell & Chris Cook demo a portable @Blockstream Satellite Bitcoin data feed from roof of our Berlin hotel. No internet required!

Thu Oct 19 15:48:58 +0000 2017

RT @bitstein: Try to find something that makes you as happy as a portable @Blockstream Satellite Bitcoin data feed makes Greg Maxwell. http…

Thu Oct 19 15:54:50 +0000 2017

Replying to @VCfSEE_TimWayre, @NicolasDorier and @Blockstream

Yes, satellite uplink is expensive, but a Bitcoin transaction is only about 200 bytes, or about US$0.02. Worth it for censorship resistance.

Fri Oct 20 06:54:10 +0000 2017

RT @iang_fc: @ChristopherA @AAinslie Claude Shannon (paraphrasing K2) said it best: “The enemy knows the system.”

Every natsec agency: “bu…

Fri Oct 20 12:27:33 +0000 2017

Replying to @PilotDaveCrypto and @Blockstream

Any cheap 45cm satellite dish will work, such as a cheap used DirectTV antenna (though bigger is better). Details at

Sat Oct 21 10:38:19 +0000 2017

Replying to @VCfSEE_TimWayre, @PeterHebly, @NicolasDorier and @Blockstream

We are working on that. Increasing bandwidth using two satellites. Tx are about 200 bytes so can send SMS. And two-way is on roadmap.

Sat Oct 21 10:41:15 +0000 2017

Replying to @VCfSEE_TimWayre, @PeterHebly, @NicolasDorier and @Blockstream

Yes, today you can’t sink full node from scratch, but you can keep a full or pruned node up-to-date, which is more important. Redundancy!

Sat Oct 21 10:43:52 +0000 2017

I have been arguing this point for a long time:

Sat Oct 21 10:46:51 +0000 2017

Replying to @VCfSEE_TimWayre, @PeterHebly, @NicolasDorier and @Blockstream

Thanks! Kindergarten was so much fun—we learned to work together & its lessons set a learning foundation that enable us to change the world!

Sat Oct 21 11:15:11 +0000 2017

Replying to @amigus

So are you saying Bitcoin is Marxist? It certainly has many of the properties of a participatory ecosystem.

Sat Oct 21 23:48:34 +0000 2017

We censorship resistance is important!

Sun Oct 22 00:08:36 +0000 2017

Our 2nd virtual salon on #TokenEthics will be on Wed Oct 25 at 5pm PDT (Thu Oct 26th at 9am Tokyo 00:00 GMT)

Mon Oct 23 07:21:27 +0000 2017

Replying to @maraoz

Can I get one out of @manusporny’s time instead? 🤞

Mon Oct 23 07:23:34 +0000 2017

Replying to @PeterHebly, @VCfSEE_TimWayre, @NicolasDorier and @Blockstream

I’m asking for a definitive answer. I know that you can be down for at least 24 hours and catch up almost immediately—beyond that, unsure.

Tue Oct 24 15:56:16 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: Our 2nd virtual salon on #TokenEthics will be on Wed Oct 25 at 5pm PDT (Thu Oct 26th at 9am Tokyo 00:00 GMT)…

Tue Oct 24 18:23:37 +0000 2017

As I recall, the original plan was to use these Ecash tokens for reputation currency, to gift colleagues for good deeds, or buy into parties

Wed Oct 25 02:31:39 +0000 2017

RT @TuurDemeester: I no longer endorse Xapo for Bitcoin custody. I worry their technical bar is not raised high enough.

Wed Oct 25 02:33:02 +0000 2017

This is why in the DIDs we designed for key rotation, so that any keys used in credentials can be rotated rather than revoked.

Wed Oct 25 02:37:47 +0000 2017

RT @darrello: Today’s thinking question: Why do companies think they need to own MY digital identity? #SelfSovereignIdentity #blockchain ht…

Wed Oct 25 04:57:15 +0000 2017

Tonight’s #TokenEthics Virtual Salon is starting in 5 minutes (5PM PDT, 9AM Tokyo)

Wed Oct 25 23:54:27 +0000 2017

Consensus of today’s #TokenEthics Salon: “Responsible projects gain control of funds as they can usefully spend them.” #ConventionalWisdom

Thu Oct 26 01:18:08 +0000 2017

RT @yanntn: @ChristopherA Helps teams stay focused + discipline. Contains $$ damage of project blowouts. Could even reduce tax liability…

Thu Oct 26 03:13:09 +0000 2017

RT @EricLStromberg: @ChristopherA was a fair amount of discussion about time locks and pull cords / triggers for partial refunds (various t…

Thu Oct 26 03:13:56 +0000 2017

RT @AlpenSheth: @EricLStromberg @ChristopherA …and raising the bar overall for better outcomes down the road, broader participating from…

Thu Oct 26 13:11:55 +0000 2017

RT @justinpervorse: So turns out being in 25+ Slack channels plus all the DM’s is actually worse than using email to communicate with people

Thu Oct 26 13:23:15 +0000 2017

Paper proposes improvements to how we measure GDP in order to improve #DeepWealth. We can’t manage what we don’t measure!

Thu Oct 26 13:49:23 +0000 2017

…co-authored by @DianeCoyle1859 /ht @profjasonpotts

Thu Oct 26 13:52:03 +0000 2017

RT @DianeCoyle1859: Thank you to everyone for all the kind messages today. Do read all three papers:

Thu Oct 26 13:53:20 +0000 2017

Replying to @DianeCoyle1859 and @profjasonpotts

#DeepWealth: Measuring more than the financial transactions of a system, but its resilience, sustainability, commons, and natural capital.

Thu Oct 26 14:03:31 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: @DianeCoyle1859 @profjasonpotts #DeepWealth: Measuring more than the financial transactions of a system, but its resilien…

Thu Oct 26 14:03:41 +0000 2017

RT @anivar: @WorldBank Jury Observes: Aadhar has emerged as a barrier for people to access entitlements as basic as food. The problems are…

Thu Oct 26 14:23:36 +0000 2017

RT @sweis: Nice timeline of SSL, TLS, & PKI history:

Thu Oct 26 14:26:08 +0000 2017

Replying to @1WorldIdentity

…and nothing on agenda related to self-sovereign Identity?

Thu Oct 26 14:42:54 +0000 2017

Is this showing anywhere in Bay Area?

Thu Oct 26 14:46:30 +0000 2017

Replying to @PeterHebly, @VCfSEE_TimWayre, @NicolasDorier and @Blockstream

Currently Blockstream Satellite is transmitting 92kbps downlink, with only the last 24 hours of blocks & tx. Both are planned for increase.

Thu Oct 26 19:41:37 +0000 2017

Replying to @PeterHebly, @VCfSEE_TimWayre, @NicolasDorier and @Blockstream

Thus at this moment for a very remote node you have to first sync full node & deliver in <24 hours. If you need more time, talk to us!

Thu Oct 26 19:43:57 +0000 2017

Replying to @zacharylarson, @DianeCoyle1859 and @profjasonpotts

First paper in this set (though all are on GDP and are interesting):

Thu Oct 26 19:48:16 +0000 2017

RT @TaylorPearsonMe: 6/ Politics and economics by contrast strike me unknown unknowns. We don’t know what we don’t know about them.

Fri Oct 27 20:37:27 +0000 2017

RT @TaylorPearsonMe: 9/ We are far more ignorant of these systems, yet believe we understand them. As Kahneman said “We are blind to our bl…

Fri Oct 27 20:37:34 +0000 2017

RT @TaylorPearsonMe: 31/ We may be at a stage analogous to the Articles of Confederation where we are trying a new system of governance tha…

Fri Oct 27 20:39:25 +0000 2017

RT @TaylorPearsonMe: 40/ We should be cautious. The 20th century should have taught us that testing out new forms of government is a danger…

Fri Oct 27 20:39:53 +0000 2017

A manifesto by @Joi on ecosystem resilience vs singularity: “Developing a sensibility and a culture of flourishing…”

Sat Oct 28 15:49:59 +0000 2017

Replying to @nic__carter and @brandon4bitcoin

I am working on documenting a process for creating procedures for cold storage & smart custody. One scenario is mostly Ledger—in review now.

Sat Oct 28 15:56:45 +0000 2017

RT @nic__carter: I’m the most paranoid person I know and even I struggle to follow proper crypto opsec. We are NOT mainstream ready until w…

Sat Oct 28 15:57:34 +0000 2017

The #TokenEthics community has broad consensus that multi-stage models, parallel to how seed/VC rounds work, are needed when issuing tokens.

Sun Oct 29 16:17:39 +0000 2017

Replying to @lopp and @MeherRoy

App-coins are worse than alt-coins, as they can only be used for one specific centralized service. I’m open to ideas about ecosystem tokens.

Sun Oct 29 17:53:54 +0000 2017

Replying to @ak_kim0, @anguschampion and @lopp

Example? Four different companies, different code bases, implementing the Lighting Network—new capability, decentralized, no pre-mine or ICO

Sun Oct 29 17:57:51 +0000 2017

I worry that we are loosing this battle. Top security professionals agree that, at best “Biometrics are usernames, not passwords”!!

Sun Oct 29 18:07:50 +0000 2017

Replying to @dgwbirch and @netik

I disagree. They “can be” but should not be passwords. Even on iPhone the real authenticator is possession of the phone with registered keys

Sun Oct 29 18:11:30 +0000 2017

Good overview of sortition by kate_sills, which was used by the Athenian Greeks in democracy, and largely forgotten today!

Mon Oct 30 01:51:44 +0000 2017

Replying to @Kyle_DH

I also don’t like them as identifiers either, because a) correlation risks & abuses & b) there are many people with same biometric

Mon Oct 30 03:48:56 +0000 2017

Video by @BTCBenny detailing many of the advanced features of the @GreenAddress #Bitcoin wallet:

Mon Oct 30 15:20:15 +0000 2017

Replying to @smdiehl, @sj_mackenzie, @jjmerelo and @brian_steffens

You may want to take a look at Simplicity, a sequent calculus approach to a secure provable language

Mon Oct 30 15:33:49 +0000 2017

I talked briefly about Simplicity in my #SmartSignatures whitepaper earlier this year. More info available now:

Mon Oct 30 15:36:19 +0000 2017

Here is my poster talk on #SmartSignature languages presented at Euro S&P earlier this year:

Mon Oct 30 15:39:20 +0000 2017

Here is the full #SmartSignatures paper:

Mon Oct 30 15:42:06 +0000 2017

Another addition to possible #SmartSignature languages (came out after my paper) is @Chepurnoy’s Σ-State Authentication Language, from FC27:

Mon Oct 30 15:52:45 +0000 2017

At this month’s #RebootingWebOfTrust we continued some discussions on #SmartSignature languages, this is scheme-ish:

Mon Oct 30 15:55:47 +0000 2017

Related to this topic is @smdiehl’s talk “Near Future of Programming Languages”:

Mon Oct 30 15:57:55 +0000 2017

RT @lopp: Simplicity: A New Language for Blockchains H/T @alexbosworth

Mon Oct 30 20:54:32 +0000 2017

Dr. O’Connor’s t-shirt at #PLAS2017 w/ Simplicity’s complete denotational & operational semantics for provable code:

Tue Oct 31 16:42:41 +0000 2017

RT @Blockcerts: The plan is for Blockcerts verification to support all of these methods.

Tue Oct 31 20:00:52 +0000 2017

😠 “It appears that network hardware…are blocking TLS 1.3 packets because they don’t recognize the protocol.”

Tue Oct 31 20:13:01 +0000 2017

RT @marcidale: IRS told @drummondreed that switching from social security numbers to secure digital id could save $20 B/yr in fraud alone #…

Tue Oct 31 20:13:26 +0000 2017

RT @okTurtles: #BlockCon 2017 - Decentralized Public Key Infrastructure (DPKI) @goblockcon #DPKI

Tue Oct 31 20:36:46 +0000 2017