Replying to @JoukoSalonen and @mydataorg

I have talked about GDPR from the context of self-sovereign identity extensively.

Thu Feb 01 18:16:21 +0000 2018

Replying to @rflxvty, @IdentityWoman, @katrynadow, @dgwbirch, @trbouma, @aniltj, @windley, @BenLaurie, @bobblakley, @manusporny, @drummondreed, @JoeAndrieu and @BeeckCenter

Hashed data with suitable nonces, as well as various hash trees should not be considered pseudo-anonymous, as the same values hashed at another time result in different hashes and thus are not correlateable. But I agee bare hashes are often a bad idea — a lesson from FOAF.

Thu Feb 01 18:23:12 +0000 2018

RT @JoeAndrieu: @IdentityWoman @katrynadow @dgwbirch @trbouma @aniltj @windley @BenLaurie @bobblakley @ChristopherA @manusporny @drummondre…

Thu Feb 01 20:19:56 +0000 2018

RT @JoeAndrieu: @IdentityWoman @katrynadow @dgwbirch @trbouma @aniltj @windley @BenLaurie @bobblakley @ChristopherA @manusporny @drummondre…

Thu Feb 01 20:20:05 +0000 2018

RT @Blockstream: Check out the new @Blockstream #hoodies in our store! Buy yours today and pay over the #LightningNetwork with #Bitcoin! ⚡️…

Thu Feb 01 20:45:19 +0000 2018

RT @NickSzabo4: The buzzword “web3” suggests the lax, security-poor programming habits of the web. When crypto or smart contracts are progr…

Thu Feb 01 20:46:02 +0000 2018

RT @kanzure: @chiefynduom It helps to surround yourself with amazing, brilliant, highly-motivated individuals. Take their energy, give some…

Thu Feb 01 20:47:25 +0000 2018

RT @AriDavidPaul: This is a black mirror episode. Literally. You don’t need censorship if you incentivizes the average citizen to defrien…

Thu Feb 01 20:49:00 +0000 2018

Replying to @dgwbirch, @BenLaurie, @bobblakley, @rflxvty, @IdentityWoman, @katrynadow, @trbouma, @aniltj, @windley, @manusporny, @drummondreed, @JoeAndrieu and @BeeckCenter

That would be a naive construction. Can be avoided if implemented properly.

Thu Feb 01 21:08:46 +0000 2018

RT @pierre_rochard: Please buy the dip responsibly. If you don’t have a financial plan with a reasoned portfolio allocation then develop on…

Thu Feb 01 23:39:19 +0000 2018

RT @JoeAndrieu: @james_monaghan @bobblakley @lsaiz @dgwbirch @trbouma @IdentityWoman @katrynadow @aniltj @windley @BenLaurie @ChristopherA…

Fri Feb 02 00:42:08 +0000 2018

Replying to @JoeAndrieu, @lsaiz, @bobblakley, @james_monaghan, @dgwbirch, @trbouma, @IdentityWoman, @katrynadow, @aniltj, @windley, @BenLaurie, @manusporny, @drummondreed, @BeeckCenter and @SovrinID

Relevant to this thread, next week is the 1st Tuesday of the month which we call “Crypto Tuesday” where the W3C Credentials CG will be reviewing our crypto, privacy & security work items. On agenda is Data Minimization. Call is 12pm ET 9am PT.

Fri Feb 02 08:08:18 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @JoeAndrieu @lsaiz @bobblakley @james_monaghan @dgwbirch @trbouma @IdentityWoman @katrynadow @aniltj @windley @BenLaurie…

Fri Feb 02 08:20:00 +0000 2018

Replying to @BenLaurie, @JoeAndrieu, @lsaiz, @bobblakley, @james_monaghan, @dgwbirch, @trbouma, @IdentityWoman, @katrynadow, @aniltj, @windley, @manusporny, @drummondreed, @BeeckCenter and @SovrinID

Some items in progress (VERY early drafts!) are the Redaction Signature Suite (which allows for data minimization) & Pseudonymous Signature Suite (which enables selective disclosure) and requirements docs

Fri Feb 02 23:56:53 +0000 2018

Replying to @IdentityWoman, @futureidentity, @katrynadow, @dgwbirch, @trbouma, @aniltj, @windley, @BenLaurie, @bobblakley, @manusporny, @drummondreed, @JoeAndrieu and @BeeckCenter

It would make for a great #RebootingWebOfTrust advance topic paper.

Fri Feb 02 23:58:33 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @BenLaurie @JoeAndrieu @lsaiz @bobblakley @james_monaghan @dgwbirch @trbouma @IdentityWoman @katrynadow @aniltj @windley…

Sat Feb 03 00:00:00 +0000 2018

RT @IdentityWoman: @aniltj @futureidentity @katrynadow @dgwbirch @trbouma @windley @BenLaurie @bobblakley @ChristopherA @manusporny @drummo…

Sat Feb 03 06:17:24 +0000 2018

Replying to @BenLaurie, @aniltj, @trbouma, @IdentityWoman, @lsaiz, @james_monaghan, @dgwbirch, @JoeAndrieu, @katrynadow, @windley, @bobblakley, @manusporny, @drummondreed, @BeeckCenter and @SovrinID

I find a quote by @BenLaurie “‘Inversion of vulnerability’ (what many call ‘trust’)” interesting. There is a core truth to it, but I also feel that there is something subtle missing from it that I can’t quite pin down. Maybe because vulnerability can incentivize collaboration?

Sat Feb 03 21:43:38 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @BenLaurie @aniltj @trbouma @IdentityWoman @lsaiz @james_monaghan @dgwbirch @JoeAndrieu @katrynadow @windley @bobblakley…

Sat Feb 03 22:15:18 +0000 2018

RT @AriDavidPaul: 3/ I had relatives who had to flee Nazi Germany (some successfully, others not); we can’t take freedom for granted. If t…

Sat Feb 03 22:22:29 +0000 2018

RT @msantoriESQ: Other panelist, an intellectual: “well, the LLC act allows the members themselves to control the corporation, effectively…

Sat Feb 03 22:39:57 +0000 2018

RT @msantoriESQ: Now getting into blockchain dispute resolution. Paging @pamelawjd “The DE rapid arbitration act is a match made in heaven…

Sat Feb 03 22:40:45 +0000 2018

RT @Bill_Gross: The reason it’s called a “patch” in software is because you could make small corrections in a programmed sequence by “patch…

Sat Feb 03 22:42:57 +0000 2018

Replying to @dgwbirch, @bobblakley, @BenLaurie, @aniltj, @trbouma, @IdentityWoman, @lsaiz, @james_monaghan, @JoeAndrieu, @katrynadow, @windley, @manusporny, @drummondreed, @BeeckCenter and @SovrinID

I’ll be at #RebootingWebOfTrust & #IIW.

Sun Feb 04 02:22:34 +0000 2018

RT @IdentityMonk: Can we ensure Privacy on BC/DLT with PII hashed value? a discussion started by @IdentityWoman that I resume on my fresh b…

Sun Feb 04 18:03:49 +0000 2018

One of the most common questions I get is “…but what about quantum computing?” I tell them we still have a long way to go! Current implementations are error prone and loose computational power correcting. May be as bad as 2000 qubits to create 1 effective qubit!

Sun Feb 04 18:16:01 +0000 2018

Excellent overview of the Bitcoin Lightning Network. It is still too early for even sophisticated users to commit real Bitcoin, but if you are a developer a good time to learn how it works using testnet.

Sun Feb 04 18:35:50 +0000 2018

Systems Thinking is a valuable tool in my decision making toolbox. “From an early age we are taught to break apart problems, to fragment the world. This apparently makes complex tasks and subjects more manageable, but we pay a hidden, enormous price.”

Sun Feb 04 18:58:01 +0000 2018

RT @crowd_supply: Watching the @fosdem livestream ( and @SiFiveInc just announced the #HiFiveUnleashed, the world’s…

Sun Feb 04 23:14:17 +0000 2018

RT @JoeAndrieu: @bobblakley Bob, yes. That’s the point. The purpose of the Rebooting Web of Trust workshops is to f…

Tue Feb 06 02:30:08 +0000 2018

Replying to @trbouma

I (and NIST) say that you should NOT require special chars, caps, numbers, etc. Longer alone is far better. Minimum 8, 12 or more better.

Tue Feb 06 04:01:06 +0000 2018

“Researchers were shocked to find that if as few as 5 percent of commercial transactions were changed—so that capital flowed from richer to poorer neighborhoods—income inequality in those cities was drastically reduced, up to 80 percent.”

Tue Feb 06 16:26:14 +0000 2018

RT @manusporny: Credentials CG discusses DID spec, crypto tuesdays, crypto suites: #w3c #ccg

Tue Feb 06 20:06:29 +0000 2018

The SEC in today’s Senate “Virtual Currencies” hearing:

Tue Feb 06 20:35:27 +0000 2018

For those non-US folk who don’t get the reference, the TV Show “Mythbusters” tested the myth of “Like a bulls in a china shop” only to find out that bulls are quite agile and knocked over very little. Myth BUSTED

Tue Feb 06 20:41:20 +0000 2018

“Weak human + machine + better process was superior to a strong computer alone and, more remarkably, superior to a strong human + machine + inferior process.”—@Kasparov63 on #ai #augmentation

Wed Feb 07 03:56:54 +0000 2018

Our biggest fans this week: @TuurDemeester, @Blockstream, @Marsmensch. Thank you! via

Wed Feb 07 17:01:11 +0000 2018

RT @EFF: The Internet lost a hero today. EFF is mourning the loss of our visionary co-founder, John Perry Barlow.

Wed Feb 07 22:30:03 +0000 2018

I want a hardware key that can also sign & print a signature. Thinking a small camera that can do QR, a small Ledger-like ID, rings to set a PIN, and micro-pins to imprint.

Thu Feb 08 02:58:23 +0000 2018

RT @torproject: “We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments ha…

Thu Feb 08 03:29:06 +0000 2018

My week on Twitter 🎉: 253 Mentions, 14.7K Mention Reach, 310 Likes, 134 Retweets, 653K Retweet Reach. See yours with

Thu Feb 08 04:00:21 +0000 2018

RT @lukOlejnik: It took decades to integrate security with engineering, management, organisation process, etc. The same will be the case wi…

Thu Feb 08 16:43:58 +0000 2018

RT @TuurDemeester: 12/ My takeaways on tech revolution investing:

  • best engineering teams generate the most value
  • cash cow startups:…

Thu Feb 08 16:45:51 +0000 2018

RT @BenLesh: Open Source is such a strange thing. The open source work I do is clearly the most impactful work I do, but no one wants to pa…

Thu Feb 08 23:48:30 +0000 2018

RT @benediktbuenz: New version of the Bulletproofs paper is online: . Greatly expanded the evaluation section. BPs…

Fri Feb 09 00:26:13 +0000 2018

I was disturbed to find that the newly opened Raleigh’s Pub on Telegraph in Berkeley (a center of Free Speech) will not accept cash, only CC. We are already tracked too much, is cashless really necessary? …and Here?! Feels discriminatory! Access to CCs is not a Human Right!

Fri Feb 09 02:18:05 +0000 2018

Replying to @cryptotheque and @bmann

Privacy is only part of it, it is more that it discriminates against people who don’t have credit cards. And this is happening on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley.

Fri Feb 09 06:18:35 +0000 2018

RT @NickSzabo4: Trust-minimized governance uses tech to minimize the kinds of decisions leaders are expected to, or in the most secure case…

Fri Feb 09 21:19:54 +0000 2018

RT @Blockstream: Want more info on Simplicity: A New Language for Blockchains? Check out this blog post including the video of Dr. Russell…

Fri Feb 09 22:40:22 +0000 2018

Though @IEEEorg’s report on “Ethically Aligned Design” is intended for AI researchers, I find many of the principles & examples relevant to blockchain autonomous systems. #TokenEthics

Sat Feb 10 02:14:46 +0000 2018

Replying to @IEEEorg

The 5 high-level principles from the Ethically Aligned Design report: “Human Rights: do not infringe on human rights; Well-being: prioritize well-being; Accountability: ensure designers are responsible; Transparency: operate transparently; Awareness of misuse: Minimize the risks”

Sat Feb 10 02:17:10 +0000 2018

RT @lopp: The writing is on the wall for centralized exchanges. This comprehensive list of decentralized exchange software and protocols is…

Sat Feb 10 21:48:11 +0000 2018

RT @alexbosworth: Updated my LN node to use the new outbound Tor support in LND PR 666 As the network grows and the…

Sat Feb 10 21:50:00 +0000 2018

An example of why the #RebootingWebOfTrust Amira user story is important! Old draft with big update to it coming soon from @JoeAndrieu

Sat Feb 10 21:56:25 +0000 2018

Replying to @JoeAndrieu

I bought a copy of @aroraharshita33’s iPhone app for tracking cryptocurrency prices today in support. Check it out on the App Store!

Sat Feb 10 22:11:11 +0000 2018

RT @kanzure: Article about post-quantum transition for bitcoin

Mon Feb 12 18:52:59 +0000 2018

RT @csuwildcat: I’d like to officially welcome you to join Microsoft and a wider community of individuals, devs, and orgs in building decen…

Mon Feb 12 18:54:46 +0000 2018

RT @perrymetzger: A developer friend (I’m not naming them) has started telling recruiters they won’t consider jobs without private offices.…

Mon Feb 12 18:59:40 +0000 2018

RT @Ben_Longstaff: @IdentityWoman @katrynadow @dgwbirch @trbouma @aniltj @windley @BenLaurie @bobblakley @ChristopherA @manusporny @drummon…

Tue Feb 13 04:26:38 +0000 2018

RT @Ben_Longstaff: I just published “Why hashed Personally identifiable information (PII) on the blockchain can be safe”…

Tue Feb 13 16:40:29 +0000 2018

RT @torproject: The Italian Anti-Corruption Authority (ANAC) just launched an online whistleblowing platform using onion services.

We expe…

Tue Feb 13 22:23:31 +0000 2018

RT @Alex_A_Simons: @ITguySoCal And we don’t anticipate this replacing your corporate ID - but it might be a way to prove to your employer w…

Tue Feb 13 22:37:39 +0000 2018

Replying to @a_ferron, @MyBitNation and @w3c

DIDs are closer to your personal SSH & PGP keys. All 3 allow you to do TOFU, web-of-trust & self-sovereign keys, but DIDs add functionality over SSH/PGP that offers rotation, revocation, time sig, issue structured claims about other keys and keyholders, and more advanced crypto.

Wed Feb 14 00:25:38 +0000 2018

Replying to @a_ferron, @MyBitNation and @w3c

Unfortunately the architecture of PGP is a dead-end. Over a quarter century old! Here is a topic paper from the creators of PGP at the 1st #RebootingWebOfTrust that inspired DIDs!

Wed Feb 14 00:31:03 +0000 2018

Replying to @a_ferron, @MyBitNation and @w3c

There are a number of scenarios being investigated. One includes something called “social key recovery”. This is not secret sharing, instead is a list of other DIDs, a timelock, and smart signature that you select in advance, which they can revoke & create a new key for you.

Wed Feb 14 01:42:15 +0000 2018

Replying to @MadelineAshby, @NASA and @imaginationASU

The free eBook “Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities”, that this story is included in, loaded right up in my iPhone on both iBooks & Kindle apps with no problem. Sponsored by NASA to be fiction to inspire why we should continue to support commercialization of travel into space.👍

Wed Feb 14 01:52:00 +0000 2018

RT @Rita_Banerji: @sanjayuvacha please raise the issue of women’ safety concerns at #AadhaarHearing. This is not hypothetical. Last year a…

Wed Feb 14 06:32:59 +0000 2018

Our biggest fans this week: @peterktodd, @PrivacyPro_Plow, @nozomimagine. Thank you! via

Wed Feb 14 17:02:33 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @a_ferron @MyBitNation @w3c DIDs are closer to your personal SSH & PGP keys. All 3 allow you to do TOFU, web-of-trust & s…

Wed Feb 14 20:26:29 +0000 2018

RT @nopara73: I just published “Anonymous Bitcoin”

Wed Feb 14 20:29:20 +0000 2018

RT @nopara73: Maybe it’s too obvious for most of you, but let me point out this:
Confidential Transactions/Bulletproofs + Neutrino/Client…

Wed Feb 14 20:29:32 +0000 2018

Come to our next (the sixth!) Design Workshop to decentralize identity and #RebootingWebOfTrust. March 6-8th in Santa Barbara

Thu Feb 15 03:39:15 +0000 2018

RT @lukOlejnik: Wow. France wants to make private companies liable for security defects in products. After end of of support - to make sour…

Thu Feb 15 03:39:38 +0000 2018

@PhilipRosedale Let me know if you are still thinking about having me host a game & blockchain incentive Design Workshop. I would love to bring together people like @RaphKoster (game design) & @VladZamfir (cryptocurrency design) into the same room. Synergy 👍

Thu Feb 15 03:46:36 +0000 2018

My week on Twitter 🎉: 82 Mentions, 4.65K Mention Reach, 212 Likes, 28 Retweets, 137K Retweet Reach. See yours with

Thu Feb 15 04:01:42 +0000 2018

👍“systems create a ‘veneer of objectivity’ that lets us…absolve ourselves of the very real, hard work of disagreeing and compromising with our fellow humans.” “Voting wasn’t designed for scale, and it’s not going to carry us through the next era of governance.”

Thu Feb 15 17:20:48 +0000 2018

RT @nayafia: Related: “Zero-sum thinking is replacing the win-win thinking that prevailed throughout much of the 20th century.” @Noahpinion…

Thu Feb 15 17:21:16 +0000 2018

This is quite an intriguing paper, useful additions for thoughts on #SmartSignatures that I presented last week at #BPASE18 “We prove the correctness of our compiler, showing that computational attacks to compiled smart contracts are also observable in the symbolic model.”

Fri Feb 16 00:02:22 +0000 2018

RT @csuwildcat: @WayneVaughan @dgwbirch @james_monaghan @RockyScopelliti @Microsoft @Forbes @SovrinID @uport_me @DecentralizedID For exampl…

Fri Feb 16 02:00:03 +0000 2018

Take a look at these papers on human-rights focused decentralized identity collaboratively created at our past #RebootingWebOfTrust Design Workshops! Then come join us at our next event March 6-8 in Santa Barbara, CA

Fri Feb 16 02:11:22 +0000 2018

Replying to @WayneVaughan, @csuwildcat, @dgwbirch, @james_monaghan, @RockyScopelliti, @Microsoft, @Forbes, @SovrinID, @uport_me, @DecentralizedID, @Google, @Apple, @facebook and @amazon

When your identity is decentralized it is a lot safer to have your data be merely distributed. There are emerging protocols for enabling decentralized data (IPFS etc) & decentralized transit (Tor etc) In the meantime there is a place for portable data from traditional vendors.

Fri Feb 16 02:19:26 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @WayneVaughan @csuwildcat @dgwbirch @james_monaghan @RockyScopelliti @Microsoft @Forbes @SovrinID @uport_me @Decentralize…

Fri Feb 16 02:19:38 +0000 2018

The same #RebootingWebOfTrust white papers organized by topic: capabilities, data stores, credentials, decentralized identifiers, digital rights, digital verification, reputation, smart signatures, social networks, web of trust

Fri Feb 16 02:23:45 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: The same #RebootingWebOfTrust white papers organized by topic: capabilities, data stores, credentials, decentralized iden…

Fri Feb 16 02:24:02 +0000 2018

RT @zooko: @WayneVaughan @ChristopherA @csuwildcat @dgwbirch @james_monaghan @RockyScopelliti @Microsoft @Forbes @SovrinID @uport_me @Decen…

Fri Feb 16 06:29:40 +0000 2018

RT @m8urnett: I caught my cat running out of my office with my yubikey in his mouth–a threat model I hadn’t considered.

Fri Feb 16 07:35:57 +0000 2018

RT @alexbosworth: Swappin’ in Lightning - lock funds to a payment hash, ask the other party to pay a Lightning invoice to get the unlocking…

Fri Feb 16 21:27:59 +0000 2018

This is an important (and bad IMHO) ruling that says when you use a social media service’s embedding feature, you could be subject to copyright infringement even though the data is being served by an authorized server, but is surrounded by your content. It breaks precedent.

Fri Feb 16 21:34:24 +0000 2018

RT @manusporny: Credentials CG discusses DID Spec closure, service descriptions, RWoT planning: #w3c #ccg

Fri Feb 16 21:34:40 +0000 2018

RT @Chris_Stewart_5: This talk by Andrew Poelstra is excellent, the most important thing a blockchain does is VERIFYING a program’s results…

Fri Feb 16 21:34:54 +0000 2018

RT @msantoriESQ: Switzerland’s financial regulator just issued landmark guidance on ICOs. Here’s brief tweet tempest breaking down the high…

Fri Feb 16 22:01:42 +0000 2018

I’m not surprised. Between this and issues with boot & SGX security some fundamental responsibility goes back to the builders. Oldest law Hammurabi’s Code “229 If a builder builds…and does not construct it properly, and…kill its owner, then that builder shall be put to death.”

Fri Feb 16 22:09:46 +0000 2018

RT @leashless: It took me a couple of days to really get that the Space Pharaoh threw his car into the asteroid belt just to show what hu…

Fri Feb 16 22:11:49 +0000 2018

I’ve been involved in cryptocurrencies since Digicash in late 80’s. I suspect that all these patents that BCH could use to block BTC would have prior art or be considered “obvious” to a practitioner in the field. I & others have been collecting such prior art for years.

Fri Feb 16 22:16:34 +0000 2018

RT @mir_btc: A block with Andrew Poelstra is finally ready!
We talked about bulletproofs, MimbleWimble and we have an important request for…

Fri Feb 16 22:17:23 +0000 2018

For the cryptocurrency patent busters out there, a good start is the agoric computing papers published in 1988 in “The Ecology of Computation”. Pre-Internet & out of print, but some written by Mark Miller & Eric Drexler at:

Sat Feb 17 01:12:49 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: For the cryptocurrency patent busters out there, a good start is the agoric computing papers published in 1988 in “The Ec…

Sat Feb 17 01:13:04 +0000 2018

Not a bad beginning to describing the rabbit hole (or warren😏) of what you need to learn to start becoming a qualified blockchain software developer.

Sat Feb 17 04:09:54 +0000 2018

Replying to @Adidasler10

SelfKey has adopted a variety of elements from other self-sovereign identity projects to do an ICO. However they have not to date been participating in the standards making process to created a decentralized commons that multiple companies can participate in. Thus are centralized

Sat Feb 17 17:55:05 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @Adidasler10 SelfKey has adopted a variety of elements from other self-sovereign identity projects to do an ICO. However…

Sat Feb 17 17:55:24 +0000 2018

RT @Blockstream: Get a recap of the #BPASE18 talk by @pwuille about Schnorr Signatures in #Bitcoin, including benefits, challenges, and pos…

Sat Feb 17 18:05:08 +0000 2018

Replying to @CryptoCurrent and @Adidasler10

If you are advocating for, or are creating self-sovereign identity solutions you should get involved in semi-annual face to face collaborations like #RebootingWebOfTrust &/or weekly online collaborations like W3C Credentials CG

Sat Feb 17 18:18:12 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @CryptoCurrent @Adidasler10 If you are advocating for, or are creating self-sovereign identity solutions you should get i…

Sat Feb 17 18:18:16 +0000 2018

“What emerges is a marriage of database and truncheon—a vision of supple, gleaming technology at the surface of everyday life, working hand in hand with the oldest and most brutal forms of oppression, continuing their unbroken reign in the depths below.”

Sun Feb 18 03:37:54 +0000 2018

“The state relies on its corporate partners to punish behavior it regards as problematic. Private, commercial transactions—renting a car, reserving a hotel room, buying a plane ticket—become venues for state-directed punishment for nonconformity.”

Sun Feb 18 04:02:58 +0000 2018

“Unless this tendency is contested and defeated now, what has unfolded in China since 2014 might become an early preview of the way order is achieved and maintained in the cities of the 21st century.” I share this concern!

Sun Feb 18 04:07:36 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: “Unless this tendency is contested and defeated now, what has unfolded in China since 2014 might become an early preview…

Sun Feb 18 04:07:55 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: “The state relies on its corporate partners to punish behavior it regards as problematic. Private, commercial transaction…

Sun Feb 18 04:08:01 +0000 2018

RT @eiaine: Wanna see how fast #Lightning is? Here is a Lightning-powered vending machine in action! ⚡️

Sun Feb 18 17:40:51 +0000 2018

Replying to @CryptoCurrent

Best place to start is DID Primer — we are currently working on it weekly at W3C Credentials CG

Sun Feb 18 17:45:15 +0000 2018

Replying to @TuurDemeester and @bramcohen

I have taught just such a course, as is asked for in the quote. Student’s have repeatedly over the years told me that it was their most useful class in their masters curriculum. Unfortunately, it is insufficiently valued by traditional academia.

Mon Feb 19 04:14:06 +0000 2018

RT @hosseeb: A stablecoin is a price-stable cryptocurrency. It has long been considered the “Holy Grail” of crypto.…

Mon Feb 19 19:38:16 +0000 2018

RT @ahcastor: Historical deep dive into sidechains with key roles being played by @Blockstream, @IOHK and @socrates1024…

Mon Feb 19 20:00:57 +0000 2018

Xanadu Project in late 80s dreamed “Every document can contain a royalty mechanism at any desired degree of granularity to ensure payment on any portion accessed”—the holy grail of a microcurrency with fees small enough to enable payments for short text now seems possible on LN:

Mon Feb 19 21:32:58 +0000 2018

Mon Feb 19 21:50:17 +0000 2018

Replying to @dustyweb

My main point was that this requirement from Project Xanadu was written in 80s, but was never feasible except in a very centralized way. In particular transclusion. Now it may be feasible in a decentralized way with low transaction fees.

Mon Feb 19 21:53:01 +0000 2018

Replying to @pamelawjd

Insufficient contrast in the cover design for promoting a modern day book in an online world. Today’s book covers all need to be visible from a distance or on a small screen. Contrast helps.

Mon Feb 19 21:58:22 +0000 2018

Replying to @pamelawjd

Some possible icon inspiration:

Mon Feb 19 22:10:52 +0000 2018

Replying to @pamelawjd

Of these, I found some of the word cloud items actually pretty good.

Mon Feb 19 22:11:30 +0000 2018

RT @jb55: [channeling my previous experience processing music royalties]

This is also the holy grail of digital rights management in the m…

Tue Feb 20 20:03:25 +0000 2018

RT @koeppelmann: Great post! Decentralization is not about government censorship but about entrepreneur being able to build again on open p…

Tue Feb 20 20:04:31 +0000 2018

RT @dustyweb: I was asked for an overview of semantic web / linked data stuff so here’s a very biased one

Tue Feb 20 22:34:20 +0000 2018

Replying to @brynosaurus, @ICRC, @massimomarelli and @ViGrNa

Great paper on the challenges that a humanitarian org (in this case the Red Cross) faces between operational security, legal barriers for data sharing among jurisdictions, & safeguarding the neutrality, impartiality, and independence of humanitarian action. #RebootingWebOfTrust

Tue Feb 20 22:52:49 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @brynosaurus @ICRC @massimomarelli @ViGrNa Great paper on the challenges that a humanitarian org (in this case the Red Cr…

Tue Feb 20 23:00:53 +0000 2018

Replying to @brynosaurus, @ICRC, @massimomarelli and @ViGrNa

“Takeaways:… First, we found that coercion resistance was an important aspect of the ICRC’s operational security…Second, in practical situations…the ICRC needs to tradeoff P&I, coercion-resistance, and/or physical security in order to enable humanitarian action”…

Tue Feb 20 23:03:47 +0000 2018

Replying to @brynosaurus, @ICRC, @massimomarelli and @ViGrNa

…“Third…this protection is not always possible for beneficiaries or third parties depending on their vulnerability, and technical capacity Fourth, asymmetric legislation can hamper humanitarian action by disabling the sharing of necessary data between jurisdictions”…

Tue Feb 20 23:12:38 +0000 2018

Replying to @brynosaurus, @ICRC, @massimomarelli and @ViGrNa

…”Finally, we find that, in order to be effective despite these legal and operational factors, the ICRC’s P&I should be complemented with novel security technologies.”

Tue Feb 20 23:13:29 +0000 2018

Replying to @brynosaurus, @ICRC, @massimomarelli and @ViGrNa

“A mix of well-known and novel cryptographic / security tools for data integrity, trust splitting, accountability, and key/identity management could form the basis of such a decentralized data-management system, including scalable and failure”…

Tue Feb 20 23:16:25 +0000 2018

Replying to @brynosaurus, @ICRC, @massimomarelli and @ViGrNa

…”Combining and adapting these technologies to design a data-management system that satisfies the needs of the ICRC and other humanitarian organizations is left for future research.” (A topic for next #RebootingWebOfTrust March 6-8)

Tue Feb 20 23:17:56 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @brynosaurus @ICRC @massimomarelli @ViGrNa “Takeaways:… First, we found that coercion resistance was an important aspect…

Tue Feb 20 23:18:13 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @brynosaurus @ICRC @massimomarelli @ViGrNa …“Third…this protection is not always possible for beneficiaries or third part…

Tue Feb 20 23:18:16 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @brynosaurus @ICRC @massimomarelli @ViGrNa …”Finally, we find that, in order to be effective despite these legal and oper…

Tue Feb 20 23:18:18 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @brynosaurus @ICRC @massimomarelli @ViGrNa “A mix of well-known and novel cryptographic / security tools for data integri…

Tue Feb 20 23:18:22 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @brynosaurus @ICRC @massimomarelli @ViGrNa …”Combining and adapting these technologies to design a data-management system…

Tue Feb 20 23:18:25 +0000 2018

I’m not a big fan of relying on centralized government IDs (though it is possible to do them correctly), but I do think it is important to allow banks to rely on other parties KYC verification. Otherwise our personal information is in too many hands.

Tue Feb 20 23:23:22 +0000 2018

Replying to @jonibrennan and @prezcannady

This is why we work so hard during #RebootingWebOfTrust and in W3C Credentials CG to be as broad & inclusive for as many stakeholders as possible—Joram (refugee) & Amira (immigrant developer) user stories for instance. More to come!

Tue Feb 20 23:44:29 +0000 2018

Replying to @CryptoCymro

The are implementing DIDs (which was incubated at #RebootingWebOfTrust which I host, the spec of which now moving to W3C Credentials CG which I co-chair), so yes am familiar. Be careful — not everyone claiming be doing DIDs or Verifiable Credentials actually is. Many free riders!

Tue Feb 20 23:49:00 +0000 2018

Replying to @CryptoCymro

For instance, no one at Accenture has been at any of the decentralized identity events we host, nor are actively contributing to the standard. We would welcome them, but get frustrated when PR is positive for them when there is a lack of support for us who are implementing.

Tue Feb 20 23:52:10 +0000 2018

I would like to see #RebootingWebOfTrust or W3C Credentials CG be nominated for this for our work on incubating decentralized self-sovereign identity solutions like DIDs.

Tue Feb 20 23:56:43 +0000 2018

RT @dinachka82: They were ready to fight. They knew they would win in numbers. I ended the experiment 2 days earlier than I wanted to becau…

Wed Feb 21 00:38:24 +0000 2018

There are 12 decentralized identity advance readings so far for the upcoming #RebootingWebOfTrust Design Workshop in Santa Barbara, CA on March 6-8. Topics include DID-Auth, pet names, decentralized reputation, collegial certs, commons & more. Join Us!

Wed Feb 21 02:06:01 +0000 2018

RT @beala: Symbolic analysis tool flags 34,000+ Ethereum contracts as buggy with a true positive rate of 89%! They estimate almost $6 milli…

Wed Feb 21 05:32:11 +0000 2018

RT @Rita_Banerji: 9/n #Aadhaar authentication is not consent or authorisation, but govt assumes it is. Just because biometrics matched or O…

Wed Feb 21 05:34:04 +0000 2018

Our biggest fans this week: @TuurDemeester, @BrendanEich, @theonevortex. Thank you! via

Wed Feb 21 17:01:19 +0000 2018

Mir’s voice (not the beautiful accent but her style!) and her confidence has really been maturing in the last year! I appreciate her opinions and for so generously hosting me while in Milan. I look forward to her facilitating more interviews of blockchain luminaries. @mir_btc

Wed Feb 21 18:48:43 +0000 2018

Replying to @kentbye, @holonetproject, @DecentralizedID, @aeliasnet, @highfidelityinc, @MineFilecoin, @brave, @IPFSbot and @ethersphere

You should definitely mention #RebootingWebOfTrust W3C Credentials CG & IIW. The only way to prevent vendor / platform lock-in is open standards w/ participatory ecosystem designs—open source isn’t enough.

Wed Feb 21 22:54:06 +0000 2018

I agree—your business should not be based on issuance of identifiers (but you should cover commons costs). The profitable business models will be in issuing Verifiable Claims about identifiers, which have a natural centrality “Dave’s JavaScript skills are in top 1%” is valuable.

Thu Feb 22 01:28:33 +0000 2018

Proposal to amend the California Uniform Electronic Transactions Act to allow blockchain-based records. 👍

Thu Feb 22 01:31:10 +0000 2018

Replying to @C1aranMurray

W3C Credentials CG & #RebootingWebOfTrust are working on it! See this advance reading submitted for next design workshop on “Collegial Certification”

Thu Feb 22 01:39:09 +0000 2018

RT @signalapp: Today, we are launching the Signal Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to develop open source privacy technolog…

Thu Feb 22 01:42:48 +0000 2018

My week on Twitter 🎉: 86 Mentions, 16.5K Mention Reach, 508 Likes, 165 Retweets, 793K Retweet Reach. See yours with

Thu Feb 22 04:00:31 +0000 2018

Though Bulletproof’s offer smaller size & 75x speed improvements over our previous Confidential Transaction range proofs, what excites me is they also have the power to prove arbitrary statements like zk-snarks & starks do, but incredibly more efficiently.

Thu Feb 22 17:41:56 +0000 2018

RT @adam3us: #bulletproofs are a much bigger deal than most realise: they are a general snark competitor that has a range for advantages an…

Thu Feb 22 17:42:28 +0000 2018

RT @nayan_y2n: Reminds me of what @NickSzabo4 keeps reiterating - “Trusted Third Parties Are Security Holes.” via…

Thu Feb 22 17:44:44 +0000 2018

RT @pwuille: @ChristopherA @TuurDemeester Bulletproofs are more efficient than STARKs (but BP is not quantum resistant), but certainly not…

Thu Feb 22 20:49:01 +0000 2018

RT @Blockstream: #Bulletproofs: rangeproofs in hundreds of bytes and tens of microseconds, the ability to prove hash preimages in zero know…

Thu Feb 22 20:49:30 +0000 2018

RT @pbartstephens: Inside Jimmy Song’s New Plan to Fund Unpaid Bitcoin Coders via @CoinDesk @jimmysong

Thu Feb 22 20:57:50 +0000 2018

Replying to @FreedomAsOne

Support bounties like classes like @jimmysong’s or my Bitcoin Command Line course, donate to orgs supporting open source and open tech like,, etc.

Thu Feb 22 21:09:06 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @FreedomAsOne Support bounties like classes like @jimmysong’s or my Bitcoin Command Line course h…

Thu Feb 22 21:11:54 +0000 2018

RT @ittayeyal: Final schedule for the BITCOIN workshop now online. See you in Curacao! /cc @Avivz78

Thu Feb 22 21:12:48 +0000 2018

RT @matt_odell: Pretty cool combined order book feature by bitcoinity:

Combines order books from all the top excha…

Thu Feb 22 21:14:39 +0000 2018

RT @pwuille: @mejoshuaphilips @ChristopherA @TuurDemeester Also note that “privacy” is not a yes-no thing. Good privacy requires measures o…

Thu Feb 22 21:24:21 +0000 2018

As a co-author of SSL/TLS and to see 15 years later the world’s top security protocol and its dominant open source implementation getting only 1/4 FTE support resulting in HeartBleed was quite saddening. We do need to find long-term support solutions for when Bitcoin is mature.

Thu Feb 22 21:28:48 +0000 2018

RT @angela_walch: Funding for Open Source Software that serves as critical infrastructure needs attention! As @ChristopherA notes, this is…

Fri Feb 23 00:40:03 +0000 2018

Replying to @kevinakwok

I’ve not seen a lot integration of Ostrom’s research on the commons with research on governance & organizational forms. Closest that I know of any nature are my own thoughts on participatory orgs, but even there very limited and not nearly enough.

Fri Feb 23 03:42:43 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @kevinakwok I’ve not seen a lot integration of Ostrom’s research on the commons with research on governance & organizatio…

Fri Feb 23 03:42:56 +0000 2018

RT @closedmyeyes2C: @angela_walch @ChristopherA I am of the opinion that most would not understand open source software as “critical infras…

Fri Feb 23 15:31:01 +0000 2018

RT @DougInAMug: @ChristopherA @kevinakwok ‘Governing the Commons’ heavily influenced the Constitution I wrote for the Common house I co-fou…

Fri Feb 23 15:32:42 +0000 2018

Replying to @DougInAMug and @kevinakwok

I’d love to see a Creative Commons licensed text version of this to add to the repo at

Fri Feb 23 15:34:13 +0000 2018

Replying to @DougInAMug and @kevinakwok

Ah, I see hiding at bottom it is public domain. If you make a text markdown repo of it in GitHub, I’ll fork it in Participatory Orgs. Also, you may find my version of Ostrom’s principles more current than the version you reference, incorporating newer research.

Fri Feb 23 15:55:58 +0000 2018

RT @angela_walch: @closedmyeyes2C @ChristopherA @bscprof45 @proftroublemakr Not all open source software is critical infrastructure. It com…

Fri Feb 23 19:20:05 +0000 2018

RT @ericholscher: We should start a movement called “1% for OSS”, a program where VC’s and startup companies agree to invest 1% of their fu…

Fri Feb 23 21:12:34 +0000 2018

RT @alexbosworth: Self-sovereignty can be deeply confusing to people. It goes against common wisdom like, “You can’t fight City Hall”. That…

Fri Feb 23 21:13:17 +0000 2018

RT @Blockstream: Learn about smart signatures, their requirements, and new experiments underway in this recap and video of the talk by @Chr…

Fri Feb 23 21:16:23 +0000 2018

I concur with my colleague @joncallas “I don’t think that there will be a quantum computer that can reliably break a generic RSA 4096 key by 2050”. I’m not saying quantum computing is impossible, just difficult.

Sat Feb 24 18:04:50 +0000 2018

This quote was in response to article in Quanta Magazine by @GilKalai “The Argument Against Quantum Computers” saying “quantum error correction…will require 100 or even 500 ‘physical’ qubits to represent a single ‘logical’ qubit of very high quality”

Sat Feb 24 18:11:19 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: I concur with my colleague @joncallas “I don’t think that there will be a quantum computer that can reliably break a gene…

Sat Feb 24 18:11:29 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: This quote was in response to article in Quanta Magazine by @GilKalai “The Argument Against Quantum Computers” saying “qu…

Sat Feb 24 18:11:37 +0000 2018

I like this analysis. Quantum error rates are currently 0.001%, but breaking EC 256 would require 2330 qubits and 1.26E11 Toffoli gates run sequentially, resulting in error of ~1, aka always. Small errors compound!

Sat Feb 24 18:18:37 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: I like this analysis. Quantum error rates are currently 0.001%, but breaking EC 256 would require 2330 qubits and 1.26E11…

Sat Feb 24 18:18:51 +0000 2018

RT @pjvangarderen: ‘Digital signatures demonstrate the validity of messages. The fundamental architecture has not changes for 40 years. “Sm…

Sat Feb 24 22:13:48 +0000 2018

RT @TuurDemeester: @ChristopherA @joncallas

Sat Feb 24 22:14:22 +0000 2018

Replying to @harryhalpin

DIDs (Decentralized Identifiers) are making progress, but we are still at the community pre-“candidate recommendation” stage. We are getting 20+ people at recent online meetings. W3C Credentials CG

Sat Feb 24 23:16:44 +0000 2018

RT @MattCorva: Looking forward to tokens sales going back to being about networks built by communities and consumers instead of a mechanism…

Sat Feb 24 23:49:07 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @harryhalpin DIDs (Decentralized Identifiers) are making progress, but we are still at the community pre-“candidate recom…

Sun Feb 25 05:54:17 +0000 2018

Digital Bazaar, long-time supporters of #RebootingWebOfTrust & the W3C Credentials CG, have announced the test release of their fit-for-purpose identity blockchain https://Veres.One that is also ICO token-free. Article at Coinbase

Mon Feb 26 15:58:53 +0000 2018

RT @aniltj: Good to see the public launch of the http://Veres.One Blockchain which incorporates @dhsscitech funded work on open spec…

Mon Feb 26 17:18:43 +0000 2018

RT @PindarWong: T178) @imanchu Today’s release of the testnet deserves the honour of forgoing the calculation as m…

Mon Feb 26 17:19:04 +0000 2018

RT @AsherT: I don’t speak for all women in crypto, but I speak for myself on this thread. I work full time in the space, been going to btc…

Tue Feb 27 01:40:41 +0000 2018

Replying to @ChiefScientist

I have a few attempts in my GitHub for this, plus set up dotfiles. Simplest is

Wed Feb 28 02:01:40 +0000 2018

RT @EFF: Aadhaar, the world’s largest biometric scheme, allows government and private companies to access and store Indian citizens’ biomet…

Wed Feb 28 02:03:42 +0000 2018

RT @Melt_Dem: the pineapple fund has given away nearly $60 million in charitable contributions in #bitcoin - so inspiring and humbling to s…

Wed Feb 28 15:07:37 +0000 2018

Our biggest fans this week: @TuurDemeester, @BrendanEich, @sbmeunier. Thank you! via

Wed Feb 28 17:01:13 +0000 2018

Replying to @paddyucl and @waxwing__

Wed Feb 28 18:29:29 +0000 2018

RT @james_clear: Incentives are more important than goals.

Setting a goal tells people what you want them to do. Designing incentives tel…

Wed Feb 28 18:38:46 +0000 2018

Replying to @Beautyon_

It should be easier to use DIDs (decentralized Identifiers) & Verifiable Claims which are blockchain native, work with multiple blockchains, vs a PGP Hack. We are meeting next week in Santa Barbara to #RebootingWebOfTrust. More on DIDs at

Wed Feb 28 18:47:02 +0000 2018

My week on Twitter 🎉: 71 Mentions, 87.1K Mention Reach, 396 Likes, 169 Retweets, 805K Retweet Reach. See yours with

Thu Mar 01 04:00:25 +0000 2018

21 advance topic papers for next week’s #RebootingWebOfTrust on decentralized identity, web of trust, P2P skills credentials, DID Auth, pet names, self-sovereign biometrics, reputation systems, verifiable data, hashed PII, er725 DIDs, anonymity & more!

Thu Mar 01 05:38:47 +0000 2018