RT @SEC_News: Statement on potentially unlawful promotion of initial coin offerings and other investments by celebrities + others https://t…

Thu Nov 02 03:03:24 +0000 2017

RT @DecentralizedID: Introducing the Universal Resolver for Decentralized Identifiers - post and primary dev by DIF member @Peacekeeper: ht…

Thu Nov 02 16:48:58 +0000 2017

Very true. There are parties that I still won’t do biz with because they don’t contribute back to the communities that made them successful. https://twitter.com/francispouliot_/status/926129445462781952

Thu Nov 02 21:32:20 +0000 2017

RT @JAXenterCOM: #Simplicity could become the go-to language for crypto-currencies and #blockchain applications http://sta.cr/2UAW1

Fri Nov 03 16:44:17 +0000 2017

RT @kyletorpey: 🤔Where would sidechain progress be without the XT, Classic, Unlimited, and 2x distractions? https://twitter.com/Truthcoin/status/926463533524627456

Fri Nov 03 19:36:56 +0000 2017

Two years ago we today we started the first #RebootingWebOfTrust Design Workshop in SF. Five events later we are making great progress!! https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/661662459372154880

Fri Nov 03 19:45:54 +0000 2017

RT @BitcoinMagazine: Introducing a Programming Language so Simple, It “Fits on a T-shirt” https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/introducing-programming-language-so-simple-it-fits-t-shirt/ @Blockstream #bitcoin #Pr…

Fri Nov 03 23:19:06 +0000 2017

Replying to @BitcoinMagazine and @Blockstream

Discussion from last #RebootingWebOfTrust of requirements for a language on top of Simplicity might possibly be: https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust-fall2017/blob/master/draft-documents/smarm.md

Fri Nov 03 23:22:52 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: @BitcoinMagazine @Blockstream Discussion from last #RebootingWebOfTrust of requirements for a language on top of Simplici…

Fri Nov 03 23:34:03 +0000 2017

If there is anyone at #ScalingBitcoin that wants to talk tonight about Simplicity, #SmartSignatures, Smarm, Dex & MAST languages, ping me!

Sat Nov 04 19:10:20 +0000 2017

As usual, @kanzure is doing an AMAZING job capturing the text the talks & presentations live from @ScalingBitcoin http://diyhpl.us/wiki/transcripts/scalingbitcoin/stanford-2017/

Sat Nov 04 19:18:27 +0000 2017

Replying to @kanzure and @ScalingBitcoin

Watching @kanzure transcribing @roasbeef is like watching a race between two thoroughbreds! Who will win?

Sat Nov 04 22:27:25 +0000 2017

RT @thegrugq: #1 - get an iPhone https://twitter.com/ZDNet/status/926484786440372230

Sat Nov 04 22:30:42 +0000 2017

The long term risks & cost of doing an ICO or other cryptographic token offering: https://twitter.com/melt_dem/status/926898134973911042

Sat Nov 04 22:36:32 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: @kanzure @ScalingBitcoin Watching @kanzure transcribing @roasbeef is like watching a race between two thoroughbreds! Who…

Sat Nov 04 22:37:00 +0000 2017

RT @kanzure: @ChristopherA @ScalingBitcoin @roasbeef me. i won. https://twitter.com/kanzure/status/926940907466735617

Sat Nov 04 22:37:10 +0000 2017

Replying to @Melt_Dem

It also causes startup to lock in business model, preventing them from from pivoting. Not many startups have avoided pivoting.

Sat Nov 04 22:46:50 +0000 2017

Replying to @Melt_Dem

Incentives can become misaligned in ICO, creating moral hazard. Post ICO laziness is also a risk. How do you hire qualified people post ICO?

Sat Nov 04 22:52:11 +0000 2017

RT @lopp: “I’m going to make @kanzure’s fingers fall off while trying to transcribe what I’m saying.” - @roasbeef @ScalingBitcoin

Sat Nov 04 22:56:08 +0000 2017

RT @lightcoin: @lopp @kanzure @roasbeef @ScalingBitcoin Kanzure: “Challenge accepted!”

Sat Nov 04 22:56:12 +0000 2017

RT @kanzure: @adam3us @lightcoin @lopp @roasbeef @ScalingBitcoin here you go https://twitter.com/jmcorgan/status/926944848443142144

Sat Nov 04 22:56:27 +0000 2017

👍“Money is not inherently valuable” “just a tool…to communicate…to exchange…to store…to account for the value” https://medium.com/@AudunGulbrands1/money-is-a-social-construct-and-thats-why-you-should-run-a-bitcoin-full-node-ea0330cb69a5

Sat Nov 04 23:22:55 +0000 2017

Current plan is a #SmartSignatures, Bitcoin Script, Simplicity, etc. dinner Sunday. @petertoddbtc @roasbeef @johnsonlau01 @kallewoof

Sun Nov 05 00:34:46 +0000 2017

“Why does the price of Bitcoin keep going up?” — @bobbyclee

Sun Nov 05 00:55:50 +0000 2017

RT @petertoddbtc: Disagree on this point. While not for everyone, I find meeting people in person much more efficient, and builds stronger…

Sun Nov 05 19:56:52 +0000 2017

RT @benjaminjwhitby: @jamie247 @RuffTimo @evernym @SovrinID @brockpierce @wmougayar @sytaylor @DomSchiener @DelRayMan @stefanobernardi @cbu…

Mon Nov 06 16:58:01 +0000 2017

Replying to @lightcoin

Schnorr, MAST, Simplicity, Scriptless Scripts & other true predicate smart contract approaches.

Tue Nov 07 02:46:19 +0000 2017

RT @TuurDemeester: “Why biometric features are usernames, not passwords” https://twitter.com/manukasabakan/status/926697716259753984

Tue Nov 07 08:27:52 +0000 2017

RT @buzz: “This is content production in the age of algorithmic discovery” https://medium.com/@jamesbridle/something-is-wrong-on-the-internet-c39c471271d2?source=linkShare-7e6927bbe7dd-1510032088

Tue Nov 07 08:33:01 +0000 2017

RT @mndell: Flaw crippling millions of crypto keys is worse than first disclosed https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/11/flaw-crippling-millions-of-crypto-keys-is-worse-than-first-disclosed/

Tue Nov 07 08:34:56 +0000 2017

RT @drummondreed: At #W3CTPAC, @manusporny beings the #selfsovereignweb session with Credentials Community Group chairs @ChristopherA and @…

Wed Nov 08 19:07:58 +0000 2017

RT @drummondreed: @jamie247 @Steve_Lockstep @benjaminjwhitby @RuffTimo @evernym @SovrinID @brockpierce @wmougayar @sytaylor @DomSchiener @D…

Wed Nov 08 19:19:44 +0000 2017

RT @Provoost: @nicksdjohnson @maurelian_ @phildaian Maxwell “likes” threshold signatures, because it’s too difficult for idiots to implemen…

Wed Nov 08 19:32:48 +0000 2017

RT @TheBlueMatt: Lets take Segwit2x’s failure as a learning experience - Bitcoin’s community is strong, and needs to broadly support any

Thu Nov 09 06:31:38 +0000 2017

RT @RuffTimo: @jamie247 @Steve_Lockstep @benjaminjwhitby @evernym @SovrinID @brockpierce @wmougayar @sytaylor @DomSchiener @DelRayMan @stef…

Thu Nov 09 06:39:42 +0000 2017

RT @Blockcerts: “Are blockchain-based Certificates useless?” Clearing up technical misconceptions. http://community.blockcerts.org/t/blockchain-based-certificate-useless/473/4

Thu Nov 09 06:57:45 +0000 2017

We need to understand how these informal reputation networks form & how to support them, else we risk the humaneness of them: “Digital data doesn’t count for much because most of what is valuable is offline biashara.” https://kioneki.com/2017/11/08/how-kenyas-digital-financial-inclusion-industry-is-failing-women-entrepreneurs/

Thu Nov 09 07:16:36 +0000 2017

Replying to @LukeDashjr

Could you maybe automate regular changes to POW faster than ASICs can be built & paid off, using random parameters based on say Xth byte of a yearly blockhash? Is it plausible?

Thu Nov 09 07:26:53 +0000 2017

RT @lightcoin: I want a sidechain generator like this @ChristopherA :D https://twitter.com/lightcoin/status/920784687852789760

Thu Nov 09 07:31:54 +0000 2017

RT @alexstapleton: A Revised “Ostrom’s Design Principles for Collective Governance of the Commons” by @ChristopherA

Thu Nov 09 15:06:00 +0000 2017

Replying to @iang_fc and @pamelawjd

Your paper refers to too large a Dunbar Number. See http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2008/09/group-threshold.html — I have a whole series of these linked off of http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/tags/community-by-the-numbers/

Thu Nov 09 15:14:18 +0000 2017

RT @iang_fc: @ChristopherA @pamelawjd But I’m getting to the end of my teaching tenure with only one part V left to write: https://t.co/DPJ…

Thu Nov 09 15:33:02 +0000 2017

RT @Dsocuk: Really good things getting going with #TokenEthics. Credit to @ChristopherA and all ethical and responsible coin and token…

Thu Nov 09 15:37:03 +0000 2017

RT @senatorshoshana: Letter from @RSI @accessnow
@C4Liberty @CenDemTech @demandprogress
@EFF @EngineOrg @FreedomWorks @ncacensorship

Thu Nov 09 15:39:39 +0000 2017

We need a cryptographic blinding like this for W3C’s Verifiable Claims. A worthy addition is to see if Andrew Poelstra’s Scriptless Scripts technique inspired by Mimble Wimble can add something to this. Join us! https://twitter.com/grittygrease/status/928645793338204160

Thu Nov 09 15:57:46 +0000 2017

RT @jfnewbery: @orionwl @pwuille @jonasschnelli @adam3us @TheBlueMatt @lopp @murchandamus (shameless plug 😳) I’ve announced an initiative…

Thu Nov 09 16:01:23 +0000 2017

RT @jfnewbery: @orionwl @pwuille @jonasschnelli @adam3us @TheBlueMatt @lopp @murchandamus @roasbeef @JackMallers @alexbosworth @starkness…

Thu Nov 09 16:01:38 +0000 2017

Read the whole thread — much work has been done to improve Bitcoin & more to come. With collegiality hopefully returning & heads down on code some great things can happen! https://twitter.com/jfnewbery/status/928642936555876354

Thu Nov 09 16:09:54 +0000 2017

RT @betterallies: The next time I meet someone at a tech event, I’ll assume they’re technical. How about you?

“Death by a thousand microa…

Thu Nov 09 16:13:34 +0000 2017

RT @naval: Twitter Rules:
Praise specifically, criticize generally. Don’t respond to negativity. Say it as if to their face. Be original. D…

Thu Nov 09 16:32:22 +0000 2017

Replying to @DoveCameron

I hope one of them is you are starring in a 50’s retro noir movie.

Thu Nov 09 19:08:21 +0000 2017

“I have yet to see an ICO that doesn’t have a sufficient number of hallmarks of a security” SEC Chairman Jay Clayton in unscripted remarks: https://www.wsj.com/articles/sec-chief-fires-warning-shot-against-coin-offerings-1510247148

Thu Nov 09 19:25:19 +0000 2017

👍Important new anonymity tool: “allows users to acquire…tokens for each Cloudflare challenge CAPTCHA that they solve. Once…acquired, users are able to bypass future…CAPTCHAs using the redemption phase of the protocol” https://medium.com/@alxdavids/privacy-pass-6f0acf075288

Thu Nov 09 19:32:43 +0000 2017

RT @jfnewbery: @orionwl Work continues apace on signature aggregation and batch validation
(thanks to @pwuille and gmaxwell)

Thu Nov 09 19:47:35 +0000 2017

Relevant to our Joram & Amira user stories from #RebootingWebOfTrust: small authoritarian regimes can still threaten legal immigrants & refugees: https://twitter.com/united4iran/status/928701010805252099

Thu Nov 09 19:55:28 +0000 2017

Simulation of an important concept in Game Theory from Nobel winner Schelling. Relevant to diversity, intolerance & even ecosystems of ideas. “1. Small individual bias→Large collective bias.

  1. The past haunts the present.
  2. Demand diversity near you.” http://ncase.me/polygons/

Thu Nov 09 20:10:20 +0000 2017

@FledgeLLC At one point several years ago you had some standard documents for non-equity financing for benefit corps, in the form of a revenue or royalty backed instruments. This may be of interest for crypto tokens. Any updates on sample docs?

Thu Nov 09 22:29:22 +0000 2017

I’ve been playing with Github corp’s “Soft U2F” FIDO second factor auth utility for the Mac, which makes use of the trusted processor & fingerprint sensor in Touch Bar of the newer Macbook Pros. So far I like it over leaving a Yubikey Nano in my Mac. https://githubengineering.com/soft-u2f/

Fri Nov 10 02:10:49 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: @FledgeLLC At one point several years ago you had some standard documents for non-equity financing for benefit corps, in…

Fri Nov 10 02:59:55 +0000 2017

Given engineer salaries I have always considered the architecture of the office environment to be critical. Open offices fail, hub & spoke can work, eudemonia never heard of: https://medium.com/@ummerr/youre-working-in-the-wrong-place-e289036ee01c

Fri Nov 10 03:35:22 +0000 2017

RT @pascalbouvier: the Romans invented most things (Greeks too)
this: “Rome had a legal system that venerated property rights & was desi…

Fri Nov 10 03:47:27 +0000 2017

Replying to @jmj

I’m not at architect but I’ve built out 3 productive office environments. None perfect but many lessons learned. For engineers particularly pay attention to natural light & air, and sound.

Fri Nov 10 04:00:57 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: @jmj I’m not at architect but I’ve built out 3 productive office environments. None perfect but many lessons learned. For…

Fri Nov 10 04:01:01 +0000 2017

I do wish there was an option on the iPhone for multi-factor authentication using both biometric sensor AND password. No hardware reason why not possible & would make it ever more secure. https://twitter.com/schneierblog/status/928729164978335744

Fri Nov 10 06:55:57 +0000 2017

Replying to @pierre_rochard and @jmj

No, one for Consensus Development (originally TLS), one for Certicom (my best), one for game company (modified house). Almost did a design for Silent Circle. I would love to do one for Blockstream.

Fri Nov 10 06:59:38 +0000 2017

Replying to @Melt_Dem and @emirates

Good to know, I had wondered. What was biggest thing wrong?

Fri Nov 10 07:25:15 +0000 2017

Replying to @SatoshiLite

I believe in the fundamental vision of the original Tweet coin, and this forks us back to be Tweet Classic Coin.

Fri Nov 10 15:56:13 +0000 2017

Replying to @paulmadsen and @taoeffect

has updated his thoughts on the DCS Triangle during the last #RebootingWebOfTrust with a new paper in in draft form at https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust-fall2017/tree/master/draft-documents/dcs-theorem

Fri Nov 10 17:00:10 +0000 2017

It looks like @BlockStack is beginning to move toward DIDs (Decentralized Identifiers)! Come join us in the W3C Credentials CG to define the future & interoperability of this standard & Verifiable Credentials! @larrysalibra https://www.larrysalibra.com/blog/blockstack-token-sale-voucher-registration-walkthrough/

Fri Nov 10 17:12:10 +0000 2017

RT @trbouma: ‘The next phase in our roadmap replaces URLs with Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs), which address not only the availability c…

Fri Nov 10 17:28:07 +0000 2017

RT @drummondreed: At #W3CTPAC @selfsovereignweb session, @manusporny shows #DIDs (decentralized identifiers) - the new class of #blockchain…

Fri Nov 10 17:29:42 +0000 2017

Replying to @csuwildcat, @JudeCNelson, @larrysalibra and @blockstack

The next meeting of the W3C Credentials CG is next Tuesday at 12pm ET (9am PT) & the topic is DID Catchup. Great time for you to rejoin us & participate in latest discussions based on feedback from #RebootingWebOfTrust #IIW & #W3C events.

Fri Nov 10 18:02:31 +0000 2017

RT @kimdhamilton: On a flight, overhearing so much small talk about about loss of physical wallets, identity theft, … So of course I’m jo…

Sat Nov 11 03:00:13 +0000 2017

RT @theinstagibbs: @lopp Quick skim: Appears to be multiparty channels at its core, with a way of only requiring a subset of those parties…

Sat Nov 11 03:04:40 +0000 2017

RT @lopp: Proposal for a new Bitcoin layer that addresses the scalability problem with opening & closing payment channels by enabling trust…

Sat Nov 11 03:04:56 +0000 2017

RT @NicoleLazzaro: Heading down to DevCamp. Talking about Dreams and Perseverance 10yrs from my first camp making the first iPhone game ti…

Sat Nov 11 03:18:07 +0000 2017

Replying to @darrello, @blockstack and @larrysalibra

Do you know what your IP address is? DIDs are not names nor identity, but decentralized Identifiers that serve as a bottom layer roughly parallel to IP addresses. But decentralized & hopefully censorship resistant unlike IP addresses. Much to build yet!

Sat Nov 11 03:21:52 +0000 2017

RT @jptrophardy: Bitwala to US persons

Sat Nov 11 04:18:02 +0000 2017

RT @alansilbert: Raised $70MM in equity. Can’t dedicate ONE employee to development work on the protocol his business is based on. If all…

Sat Nov 11 05:14:22 +0000 2017

RT @scifri: “You can write optimistic disaster stories,” says @doctorow. These are stories “where the lights go out and instead of your nei…

Sat Nov 11 18:35:31 +0000 2017

RT @trbouma: Key requirement for #selfsovereignidentity: Cryptographically prove that an identifier was under the sole control of an indivi…

Sat Nov 11 18:39:10 +0000 2017

RT @Suitpossum: The UK pioneers new forms of financial surveillance (or, how to use the bank-controlled digital money system to enforce imm…

Sat Nov 11 19:00:53 +0000 2017

RT @random_walker: Tweet one paper of yours that you wish were better known.

I’ll start.
A Critical Look at Decentralized Personal Data A…

Sun Nov 12 18:08:48 +0000 2017

RT @codeCrypto: @mwilcox @rextar4444 @VitalikButerin @balajis @ChristopherA @muneeb @taoeffect Can you tell me the fair price for someone t…

Mon Nov 13 17:50:18 +0000 2017

RT @jonasschnelli: Updates on Confidential Transactions efficiency:

Tue Nov 14 16:22:00 +0000 2017

RT @lopp: “Bulletproofs: Efficient Range Proofs for Confidential Transactions” On-chain scaling for privacy! https://eprint.iacr.org/2017/1066.pdf

Tue Nov 14 16:22:29 +0000 2017

RT @dustyweb: The W3C CCG is up to some cool shit https://twitter.com/manusporny/status/930510736215957505

Wed Nov 15 02:40:21 +0000 2017

👍 Thread… https://twitter.com/wtogami/status/894736062601240576

Wed Nov 15 16:09:02 +0000 2017

RT @TuurDemeester: Some clarifications on new “Bulletproofs” — Bitcoin privacy improvement of Confidential Transactions — by @pwuille. http…

Thu Nov 16 04:27:41 +0000 2017

Replying to @hillbrad

GitHub offers a very interesting SoftU2F that leverages the touch bar on new Macs: https://github.com/github/SoftU2F

Thu Nov 16 04:47:15 +0000 2017

RT @jonasschnelli: @brianchoffman @gavinandresen @petertoddbtc 4 developers have currently commit access: @orionwl @pwuille @MarcoFalke a…

Thu Nov 16 04:54:22 +0000 2017

RT @finhstamsterdam: It’s high time that we stop using identity and go for pseudonyms, proxies and anonymous tokens that give the counterpa…

Thu Nov 16 05:07:15 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: @hillbrad GitHub offers a very interesting SoftU2F that leverages the touch bar on new Macs: https://github.com/github/SoftU2F

Thu Nov 16 05:07:43 +0000 2017

RT @adam3us: this is exactly it. it’s like aircraft systems design, review, systematic full spectrum stress testing, and on found bugs full…

Sat Nov 18 20:36:44 +0000 2017

RT @trentmc0: If you have a legal contract on-chain and the chain forks, do you have legal obligation with both forks? @iang_fc https://t.…

Sat Nov 18 20:40:10 +0000 2017

RT @palleylaw: There are no neutral protocols. Designing “censorship resistant” technology is an ideological choice.

Sun Nov 19 00:51:53 +0000 2017

RT @LukeDashjr: ABCore enables you to run a full node on your Android phone. https://twitter.com/LarryBitcoin/status/931952276343853057

Sun Nov 19 06:24:01 +0000 2017

My concern is lack of clear understanding or transparency of security architectures or procedures of these Bitcoin custody firms, whether Coinbase, Xapo, Bitgo, etc. I’m in process of starting to define some requirements that customers can ask of their custodians. https://twitter.com/brucefenton/status/932569952627888134

Mon Nov 20 20:11:39 +0000 2017

Replying to @brucefenton

Ideally true. I that will be possible through something I call #SmartCustody, which are cryptographic scripts. In the meantime the minimum requirement of fiduciary responsibility is dual control, which could be multisig from two parties.

Mon Nov 20 21:05:42 +0000 2017

Replying to @brucefenton

The key problem is that these are fungible assets and thus need greater cryptographic security scrutiny. Chain of custody & authorization controls are important but not whole story.

Mon Nov 20 21:07:13 +0000 2017

RT @msantoriESQ: @_drgo @ChristopherA @brucefenton @virtuallylaw I’ve reviewed a few of the crypto custodial agreements being proposed to o…

Mon Nov 20 21:25:17 +0000 2017

RT @dickontoo: @mjg59 What worries me is that somebody at @Intel thought this was a good idea.

I need to find another platform.

Mon Nov 20 23:13:09 +0000 2017

RT @mjg59: So yeah on reflection I don’t see many outcomes where this is fairly harmless so uh happy thanksgiving

Mon Nov 20 23:13:15 +0000 2017

RT @zmanian: Very Important thread. The security of every Intel based computer is in jeopardy at the moment https://twitter.com/mjg59/status/932730696614813696

Mon Nov 20 23:13:20 +0000 2017

“If customers having access to their data,…for contextual consent, and these new digital rights are all part of the new normal, the real call to action is…ensuring that businesses and business models are future-proof”—@katrynadow http://bit.ly/2Ag8D45

Mon Nov 20 23:19:24 +0000 2017

Cameroon government has shut down again Internet for the two English-speaking provinces, causing economic harm & violating human rights. We need more decentralized & self-sovereign technologies — it won’t solve the larger political problem but can help. https://twitter.com/iayongwa/status/932721117445308416

Tue Nov 21 00:09:43 +0000 2017

Replying to @dustyweb, @cwebber and @puckipedia

Three way name collision complete. Zooko’s Triangle?

Tue Nov 21 00:53:46 +0000 2017

RT @adam3us: “The Tokyo Tanshi, one of the largest Japanese Inter-Dealer Brokers, will be working with @DGI lab & @Blockstream on innovativ…

Tue Nov 21 22:28:22 +0000 2017

My long-time colleague, Kalle Alm @kallewoof, coder of Infinite Canvas & Infinity Canvas for iOS, is one of the tech leads for the @DGI team in this partnership. I’m very happy that his talents are now being brought to Bitcoin & sidechains. https://twitter.com/blockstream/status/932881019459342336

Tue Nov 21 22:34:34 +0000 2017

RT @EFF: You might only have a brief moment to make a difference by teaching digital security to someone. Here’s how to take full advantage…

Tue Nov 21 22:38:04 +0000 2017

RT @nntaleb: No, do not join an NGO to save the world. Just take risks, start a business.


Wed Nov 22 00:33:48 +0000 2017

I know the folk from one of the parties involved—several Packet Clearing House (@PCHglobal) folk shared office space with us during SSL/TLS days, so this @Quad9DNS seems quite interesting as an secure alternative to Google DNS. https://twitter.com/internetsociety/status/932676885984759808

Wed Nov 22 06:24:03 +0000 2017

RT @adam3us: @Daniel_Plante @_MicheleSeven @LukeDashjr @Hermetec @petertoddbtc @eric_lombrozo @lopp @NickSzabo4 @TREZOR @bisq_network it is…

Wed Nov 22 17:07:37 +0000 2017

RT @eric_lombrozo: @adam3us @Daniel_Plante @_MicheleSeven @LukeDashjr @Hermetec @petertoddbtc @lopp @NickSzabo4 @TREZOR @bisq_network It’s…

Wed Nov 22 17:07:39 +0000 2017

RT @adam3us: the problem as @petertoddbtc pointed out, is that the Bitcoin ecosystem is sufficiently complex, that journalists get bamboozl…

Wed Nov 22 17:12:19 +0000 2017

RT @adam3us: @petertoddbtc “don’t trust, verify” applies to experts - check the credibility & track record of “experts” & advisers. it’s sh…

Wed Nov 22 17:12:25 +0000 2017

RT @trbouma: An innovation so obvious and profound it stops you in your tracks. #dyslexia https://twitter.com/BrentToderian/status/932809438607507457

Wed Nov 22 17:16:05 +0000 2017

10 times as long as wide! Wow, reminds me of the plot from Arthur C. Clarke’s book Rendevous With Rama. https://twitter.com/davidbrin/status/932780204837105664

Wed Nov 22 17:37:58 +0000 2017

Good thread on this asteroid with astronomers on r/space. Key point, if traveling faster, longer shape makes sense as spaceship. But at this speed a spherical spaceship makes more sense. https://amp.reddit.com/r/space/comments/7ealls/solar_systems_first_interstellar_visitor_with_its/

Wed Nov 22 17:47:24 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: Good thread on this asteroid with astronomers on r/space. Key point, if traveling faster, longer shape makes sense as spa…

Wed Nov 22 17:47:30 +0000 2017

RT @coindesk: Blockstream, Digital Garage Team Up to Foster Blockchain in Japan http://bit.ly/2iBcP3Y

Wed Nov 22 19:52:40 +0000 2017

I’ve often wished for this. It takes large source file with a gnarly bug (typically compiler) and reduces it to a smaller source that just reproduces the bug. Makes for easier reporting & testing. #debugging https://twitter.com/johnregehr/status/933418126322032640

Wed Nov 22 20:04:43 +0000 2017

Replying to @CommonAccord, @StewieKee and @margarethagan

Where are the patents detailed?

Wed Nov 22 20:08:38 +0000 2017

Replying to @BrentToderian

Some of this is just useful for anyone reading. There also have been some readability improvements using colored text that are interesting. I’d love to see some more empirical testing of different techniques. http://www.beelinereader.com/individual @BeeLineReader

Wed Nov 22 20:21:24 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: @BrentToderian Some of this is just useful for anyone reading. There also have been some readability improvements using c…

Wed Nov 22 20:21:30 +0000 2017

Replying to @_MicheleSeven

Alacrity, noun. From the Latin alacritas meaning promptitude. Quickness in action or movement. Alacrity stresses promptness in response to a suggestion or command, cheerful and eager willingness, appropriate quickness, and in general the beginning of fast movement.

Wed Nov 22 20:28:52 +0000 2017

RT @coincenter: Visualizing Digital Currency Regulation State-by-state https://coincenter.org/entry/visualizing-digital-currency-regulation-state-by-state

Thu Nov 23 18:02:33 +0000 2017

RT @lydia_hallie: I’m a 19-year-old girl and a software developer. Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how I did it, which i…

Thu Nov 23 18:30:14 +0000 2017

👍“…state and non-state actors should not conduct or knowingly allow activity that intentionally and substantially damages the general availability or integrity of the public core of the Internet, and therefore the stability of cyberspace.”—@theGCSC https://cyberstability.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/GCSC-Call-to-protect-the-Public-Core-of-the-Internet.pdf

Fri Nov 24 00:53:59 +0000 2017

I would like to see more operating systems be able to be shipped and updated as Reproducable Builds. This significantly improves transparency that allows for more secure software. Eventually I’d like to see this from boot to user: https://tails.boum.org/news/reproducible_Tails/index.en.html

Fri Nov 24 01:02:07 +0000 2017

Dir. of Estonia’s e-Residency @KasparKorjus asks “What services would you choose to access right now from another country if you could? Which country do you think could best offer those services if they were to evolve into a borderless digital nation too?” https://medium.com/e-residency-blog/what-is-a-nation-children-born-today-will-grow-up-with-a-radically-different-answer-b31f14403c3c

Fri Nov 24 06:43:16 +0000 2017

I’m quite concerned about India goverment’s #Aadhaar national identity program, from both a security & human rights/dignity perspective. Yet other countries are considering following the model—please don’t! https://www.medianama.com/2017/11/223-how-not-to-screw-up-your-national-id-india-aadhaar/

Fri Nov 24 06:52:07 +0000 2017

RT @josepimpo: Unfortunately Mexican bureaucrats and politicians want to forcefully impose biometric ID for voting, taxes and retirement fu…

Fri Nov 24 18:17:06 +0000 2017

RT @aantonop: @AaryamanVir @ChristopherA @nixxin You can’t fix the main problem: a completely centralized architecture that puts far too mu…

Fri Nov 24 18:17:38 +0000 2017

RT @iam_anandv: @ChristopherA You have no idea, how bad it is. Some of the criticism with evidence and data can be found at https://t.co/8s…

Fri Nov 24 18:17:52 +0000 2017

RT @Scimitar_SS: @JonHall_ @piyush1890 @lsaiz @ChristopherA Not having to carry it means nothing when it controls your very existence! Aadh…

Fri Nov 24 18:18:45 +0000 2017

RT @Scimitar_SS: @ChristopherA Learn from India guys - fight this thing with all you got, or you’ll have nothing left to fight with or for.…

Fri Nov 24 18:18:49 +0000 2017

RT @ZLOK: How to Digital ID: Biometric information is a permanent identifier, which can be easily compromised, and is impossible to change.…

Fri Nov 24 18:19:54 +0000 2017

RT @terence_fdes: A Biometric Registry can be a boon or a disaster like #Auschwitz …. Impossible to place controls over Who Will Use it F…

Fri Nov 24 18:47:04 +0000 2017

Replying to @anonshiv

The problem is use of this data by a future regime, more tyrannical or a kleptocracy, or by mafia. Europe learned this lesson in WWII where more Jews, Gypsies & Gays died as a percentage of population in Netherlands than in Germany due to good records. https://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/languages/dutch/pdf/article_croes.pdf

Fri Nov 24 19:02:57 +0000 2017

Replying to @naresh_sunkara and @datarade

SSN is bad, but biometrics as identity are worse.

Fri Nov 24 19:20:59 +0000 2017

Governments in Africa continue to frequently block the internet and social media outlets—including as recently as last week during Somaliland’s presidential elections. #CensorshipResistance https://qz.com/1135970/mo-ibrahim-index-2017-mo-ibrahim-is-worried-about-fake-news-and-internet-shutdowns-in-africa/

Fri Nov 24 20:00:14 +0000 2017

RT @rossdawson: Detailed visual map of MegaTrends to 2050 across 16 categories from Richard Watson https://rossdawson.com/blog/visual-network-map-megatrends-2050/ https://t.co/FMI…

Fri Nov 24 20:13:09 +0000 2017

Replying to @naresh_sunkara and @datarade

I do believe that it is possible to make a system (a total system, not just tech but also law & practices) that can both be significantly more secure than #aardhaar & protect human rights & dignity. Thus my own efforts towards UN goal 16.9 “by 2030 provide legal identity for all”

Fri Nov 24 20:30:21 +0000 2017

RT @ChristopherA: @naresh_sunkara @datarade I do believe that it is possible to make a system (a total system, not just tech but also law &…

Fri Nov 24 20:31:05 +0000 2017

This thread lists civil liberties, human rights & dignity trod upon by India’s #Aadhaar as well as detailing some of the abuses. Yes, it has made some things more convenient for those who already have wealth or power, but someday it may target them as well. We can do better! https://twitter.com/rita_banerji/status/876727281166598145

Sat Nov 25 05:31:43 +0000 2017

Replying to @VitalikButerin and @JbTheGardener

We are working on defining blinding & selective disclosure techniques in the W3C Credentials CG, which meets Tuesday’s at 12ET. Cryptographer @JanCamenisch has been coming but we could really use some more people with cryptographic engineering experience. https://w3c-ccg.github.io

Sun Nov 26 05:11:33 +0000 2017

RT @VitalikButerin: Self-sovereign identity making progress with Zug ID registration: https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/uport-self-sovereign-identity-opens-to-residents-of-zug/

Great job! My main concern c…

Sun Nov 26 05:11:45 +0000 2017

RT @digitaldutta: Because #Aadhaar doesn’t verify age, It can be used to show minor boys & girls as majors, make them vote for favourable c…

Sun Nov 26 18:40:43 +0000 2017

Replying to @kylesamani

For me Lightcoin’s biggest value is as a “live” testnet. This will allow it to potentially offer features sooner that Bitcoin can, like it did with segwit. In the future this can mean fungibility improvements, exchange-less trading atomic swaps, etc. Someday maybe a sidechain?

Sun Nov 26 18:48:30 +0000 2017

Replying to @KarelBassez, @b41125446 and @kylesamani

Two things: there are some features that a testnet can’t test sufficiently (though start on a testnet!); secondly I believe that Bitcoin legitimately must make changes difficult, but it also must innovate. Lightcoin could become such a place to learn from.

Mon Nov 27 16:57:16 +0000 2017

Replying to @b41125446, @KarelBassez and @kylesamani

I’m not not representing any of Blockstream’s ideas in this thread, solely my own brainstorming. I’m not a Bitcoin core contributor.

Mon Nov 27 17:00:10 +0000 2017

RT @jungly: @ChristopherA Users must

  • have an independent existence
  • control their identities
  • have access to their own data
  • agree to…

Tue Nov 28 00:46:01 +0000 2017

RT @jungly: “Rather than just advocating that users be at the center of the identity process, self-sovereign identity requires that users b…

Tue Nov 28 00:46:27 +0000 2017

RT @bmann: Q to KV from RBC: how are banks dealing with key management? Long answer, best practices, didn’t really answer (end user key man…

Tue Nov 28 00:52:21 +0000 2017

RT @ericmuyser: Execution execution execution. Every idea I’ve ever had, has been had by at least a dozen people in the world. I am but a m…

Tue Nov 28 06:43:09 +0000 2017

“If we want fully human digital identity to work on the internet, we have to respect the deeply human need for self-determination. That requires means for individuals to assert self-sovereign identities.”—@dsearls in @linuxjournal http://m.linuxjournal.com/content/new-hope-digital-identity

Tue Nov 28 07:01:31 +0000 2017

RT @EFF: New proposal to protect the “public core of the Internet” presented at cyberspace event in New Delhi https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/11/eff-cyberspace-events-delhi-protecting-public-core-internet

Tue Nov 28 07:08:29 +0000 2017

RT @dsearls: @SailingDigital @ChristopherA @linuxjournal We are all both individual and social. The two are mutually dependent yet distinct…

Tue Nov 28 21:34:29 +0000 2017

Though I would not use it personally due to its use of JavaScript & questions on random sources of key material, the idea of using speech or voice recognition in a hardware wallet is interesting. A new definition of “air gap”. https://twitter.com/nwbld/status/931734820639657985

Tue Nov 28 22:29:41 +0000 2017

RT @NickSzabo4: Permissioned finance in action: government hijacks bank and brokerage accounts of political enemies. In many countries, wea…

Wed Nov 29 04:39:16 +0000 2017

RT @a_greenberg: In honor of bitcoin hitting $10,000, here’s the first story I wrote about bitcoin from 2011. (in fact the first magazine s…

Wed Nov 29 05:24:44 +0000 2017

RT @Truthcoin: For your consideration, a modest proposal: name 1/10000th BTC as a “Finney”.

It’s the last and only new name we’ll need. We…

Wed Nov 29 17:27:49 +0000 2017

RT @rusty_twit: OK #bitcoin I’m now ready for anything.

Thu Nov 30 07:08:41 +0000 2017

Replying to @VitalikButerin, @austinhill and @Blockstream

I am very 👍 on collegiality.

Thu Nov 30 07:11:01 +0000 2017

Replying to @Bruhannale, @svs, @AaryamanVir, @aantonop and @nixxin

I’d like to find the link to the full white paper described here — it seems to be absent from article.

Thu Nov 30 15:37:33 +0000 2017

Replying to @drajaykumar_ias, @GoI_MeitY, @_DigitalIndia, @DSCI_Connect, @nasscom, @FollowCII, @ficci_india, @TRAI, @rssharma3 and @DoT_India

There are some good thoughts on improvements needed for privacy & regulations in this new Indian government white paper on #aadhaar, however newer architectures & technologies like cryptographic selective disclosure & blinding are missing from discussion. http://meity.gov.in/white-paper-data-protection-framework-india-public-comments-invited

Thu Nov 30 15:59:48 +0000 2017

Replying to @drajaykumar_ias, @GoI_MeitY, @_DigitalIndia, @DSCI_Connect, @nasscom, @FollowCII, @ficci_india, @TRAI, @rssharma3 and @DoT_India

The W3C is beginning to work on standards-based solutions using these new architectures & technologies as part of the Credentials CG. As co-chair, I would welcome participation by some of this team report team & would be glad to schedule a special meeting. https://w3c-ccg.github.io

Thu Nov 30 16:04:30 +0000 2017

Replying to @matthew_d_green and @JbTheGardener

I’m in the process of creating an “adversaries” document describing various attacks & losses of Bitcoin keys. Includes some stories from various luminaries like Greg Maxwell. Only about 30% done.

Thu Nov 30 16:32:35 +0000 2017

Replying to @matthew_d_green and @JbTheGardener

This list of key compromise attacks against companies is useful, but I’d like to see more data about attacks against individuals, as well as non-personal adversaries like bitrot & key fragility. For instance I’m sure most losses of keys are lost passwords. https://magoo.github.io/Blockchain-Graveyard//Blockchain-Graveyard/

Thu Nov 30 22:05:28 +0000 2017

RT @manusporny: Credentials CG discusses resolving remaining issues in DID specification.y: https://w3c-ccg.github.io/meetings/2017-11-30/ #w3c #ccg

Thu Nov 30 22:09:47 +0000 2017

RT @JustinDillonLaw: Here’s my latest @atlblog column, which uses the Garrison Keillor allegations to plead for some restraint. https://t.…

Thu Nov 30 22:16:10 +0000 2017

Replying to @naresh_sunkara, @joshephraim and @adambsterling

Some of my past talks: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ0DUQTMYEC5n-OgYtu5wJ1Ev7hpjDXuM

Thu Nov 30 22:27:29 +0000 2017

RT @dominiquefrnces: An old friend called up to ask if he could give me $5000 to invest in crypto for him. No. The point of #bitcoin and cr…

Thu Nov 30 22:31:04 +0000 2017

RT @cobbo3: #InternetShutdowns in Sub-Saharan Africa have cost up to US$ 237 MILLION since 2015, says .@cipesaug
https://cipesa.org/?wpfb_dl=249 h…

Thu Nov 30 22:31:40 +0000 2017

Beautiful post-sunset view of San Francisco from the Berkeley hills tonight…

Fri Dec 01 01:36:54 +0000 2017

RT @rusty_twit: You may disagree with how #bitcoin was designed, but you should understand it. Genuine apologies if this is discomforting…

Fri Dec 01 06:34:01 +0000 2017