RT @ncasenmare: Why do systems – cultures, environments, economies – seem to get stuck, then change all at once? Here’s a mini-interactive…

Fri Jun 01 17:00:03 +0000 2018

👎B.S.! “Guess what most VCs do today? They invest in ICOs now! VC groups, unlike other large slow-to-react organizations, have their nose on the money. That pretty much says it all! …The fast movers will reap exponential benefits. Don’t get left behind.” https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/icos-just-good-to-have-necessary-changpeng-zhao

Fri Jun 01 22:37:56 +0000 2018

RT @alexoblockchain: Insight while reading “A Primer on Self-Sovereign Identity” by @ChristopherA and @Appelcline: making a claim about ano…

Sat Jun 02 17:33:18 +0000 2018

RT @alexbosworth: Sometimes I talk to people about adopting LN and they try to make a deal with me. I do something for them, they’ll integr…

Sat Jun 02 18:19:32 +0000 2018

👍 This is part of the problem I’m trying to address with #BlockchainCommons, hopefully once working replicatable. “I think this acquisition, if it happens, illustrates why we should have non-profits at the center of the open development world.”—@davewiner http://scripting.com/2018/06/01/200446.html

Sat Jun 02 18:31:30 +0000 2018

I’m not convinced that the solution requires a non-profit, but at least “not-for-profit” & designed to make corporate exit strategies not possible except to avoid bankruptcy. Design solution space includes benefit corp, revenue-backed financing, participative equity & governance.

Sat Jun 02 18:36:38 +0000 2018

Replying to @eric_lombrozo

#SmartSignatures https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/ID2020DesignWorkshop/blob/master/final-documents/smarter-signatures.pdf & update https://youtu.be/E9sbWKbfyJU

Sat Jun 02 18:44:14 +0000 2018

RT @katherineykwu: Damn, the responses here have been AWESOME. If you’re interested, I collected my thoughts from the advice here and wrote…

Sat Jun 02 19:07:32 +0000 2018

Replying to @katherineykwu

I taught about knowledge management & information overload in tech leadership program in MBA. A) choose a context, allocate specific time in advance (no more!) B) 15% SCAN in context, maybe bookmark, but don’t read. C) 50% FOCUS read best of scan. D) 35% ACT take notes, share.

Sat Jun 02 19:23:43 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @katherineykwu I taught about knowledge management & information overload in tech leadership program in MBA. A) choose a…

Sat Jun 02 19:23:49 +0000 2018

Replying to @katherineykwu

Many of my students later reported it was one of the most powerful tools the learned in the whole MBA program.

Sat Jun 02 19:27:02 +0000 2018

Replying to @davewiner

There are other ways to prevent acquisition. Non-profits come with a lot of unnecessary & costly organizational baggage, are typically chartered in only one country (open source is worldwide), in US software non-profits have difficulty getting charitable tax status, etc.

Sat Jun 02 19:30:45 +0000 2018

RT @rmhrisk: Was chatting with one of my USG friends the other day on how FIPS 140 requirements limits their ability to use modern crypto p…

Sat Jun 02 21:56:31 +0000 2018

RT @janeygak: @JuliusAugCeaser ““The concentration of power in the hands of one person is potentially dangerous in an unstable political si…

Sat Jun 02 21:58:57 +0000 2018

👍 I would add to shipping useful product getting to the point of ongoing financial sustainability without requiring to be bought out to survive is an even greater mark of success. https://twitter.com/jimmysong/status/1003014899264638976

Sat Jun 02 22:08:25 +0000 2018

I’ve been arguing for some time that forming a non-profit is not necessarily the panacea for software support & governance that many claim. There may be better ways. And here is some agreement on the challenge from a voice of experience: @BrendanEich, co-founder Mozilla. https://twitter.com/brendaneich/status/1002986315191857153

Sat Jun 02 22:23:40 +0000 2018

RT @JamieXML: @ChristopherA @davewiner Seeing this makes me uncomfortably aware of how poorly my tribe of law/OS governance people have tur…

Sat Jun 02 22:25:48 +0000 2018

RT @JoeAndrieu: @BlockchainES @kimdhamilton @LearningMach1 @SSIMeetup @AlexPreukschat @drummondreed @LibroBlockchain @james_monaghan @idwor…

Sat Jun 02 23:25:09 +0000 2018

Replying to @BryceWeiner

Agreed that non-profits may not be the answer. See https://twitter.com/christophera/status/1002982336902774785?s=21 & https://twitter.com/christophera/status/1003039471032365056?s=21

Mon Jun 04 05:23:52 +0000 2018

Replying to @jonasschnelli

How about option for public keys, including xpub?

Mon Jun 04 05:42:34 +0000 2018

RT @trentmc0: @mattgcondon Intrinsic vs extrinsic incentives. Crypto world only really has answers to extrinsic right now, afaik. I’d love…

Mon Jun 04 22:00:09 +0000 2018

RT @_shaunconway: Back at the UN today to support the Blockchain for Impact initiative for @ixo_impact https://t.co/5tpGyrJJPh

Mon Jun 04 22:03:28 +0000 2018

Replying to @peterktodd

I consider GitHub our fault. We, the open source developes, should have integrated issues & pull review commentary, etc.” into Git ages ago, but as GitHub was “giving” that away for free to open source projects, we stopped investing effort into it, an anti-competitive strategy.

Tue Jun 05 03:52:58 +0000 2018

RT @Vaultoro: Being the first solid exchange in the world to accept lightning payments has shown us how fungible it makes #bitcoin. #Lightn…

Tue Jun 05 21:16:42 +0000 2018

RT @TheBlueMatt: Finally published a draft of the mining protocols I’ve been working on for a while today. Lots of potential to make mining…

Tue Jun 05 21:21:04 +0000 2018

RT @jimmysong: ICYMI, I’m talking to Matt Corallo @TheBlueMatt about the BetterHash Mining Protocol, tomorrow at 3pm EST, noon PST: https:/…

Tue Jun 05 21:23:00 +0000 2018

RT @CaitlinLong_: ATTN Developers! SAVE THE DATE for #WyoHackathon on Sep 7-9 on Univ of #Wyoming campus! Devs-only #hackathon + parallel e…

Tue Jun 05 21:24:33 +0000 2018

From #RebootingWebOfTrust last fall, an overview of #GDPR & applicability of decentralized self-sovereign identity solutions utilizing blockchains to it. Team led by Marta Piekarska. https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust-fall2017/blob/master/final-documents/gdpr.md

Wed Jun 06 00:04:14 +0000 2018

Welcome @lifeID_io to the W3C’s decentralized identity community! With more companies joining W3C from the blockchain world we can have real impact on the future of international standards, ensure collaboration & decentralized architectures, and prevent vendor lock-in. https://twitter.com/alexoblockchain/status/1004016218116722688

Wed Jun 06 00:09:12 +0000 2018

Replying to @jonasschnelli

I would like to see it, for signing messages with keys compatible with bitcoin

Wed Jun 06 00:49:47 +0000 2018

Replying to @stephendpalley

Wow! I’m been looking for analysis in regards to obligations of new Wyoming corp’s registered agents for some time. Wyoming is already considering declaring cryptocurrencies to be legal tender. Wyoming may be willing to lead in changes rules for lawyer trusts. @CaitlinLong_

Wed Jun 06 03:26:50 +0000 2018

This analysis of the legal requirements of lawyers being paid in cryptocurrencies is something I’ve been seeking for some time. It is likely that the laws around attorney trusts needs changing. Maybe Wyoming first? http://www.slaw.ca/2018/05/29/a-view-from-virginia-is-it-ethical-for-lawyers-to-accept-bitcoins-and-other-cryptocurrencies/ @CaitlinLong_ https://twitter.com/stephendpalley/status/1004148937899544577

Wed Jun 06 03:30:30 +0000 2018

Replying to @stephendpalley

It may be necessary to divest to US fiat under current law, but I don’t think it a good practice long term. It raises many problems—a Wyoming registered agent for a Blockchain based LLC (now possible under new law) should be able to be paid & to hold a cryptocurrency for clients.

Wed Jun 06 03:54:07 +0000 2018

Replying to @stephendpalley

Ultimately I know I’d like to have an corporation that internally keeps all of its internal accounting in a particular cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin, just as you can choose the Euro or other fiat. In US you can’t as it is property, not currency. But long term this must change.

Wed Jun 06 03:57:31 +0000 2018

Replying to @TaxMasterTax and @stephendpalley

I agree BTC is a lousy unit of account against the US$ TODAY, but someday it may may not be. I’d also say it is a better unit of account then the Venezuelan bolívar. I’d prefer not to see laws & regulations force an entity to use a currency it does not want to. @CaitlinLong_

Wed Jun 06 05:49:50 +0000 2018

RT @alexoblockchain: @ChristopherA @lifeID_io Thanks Christopher! Looking forward to working with you and everyone at @w3c to create a bett…

Wed Jun 06 05:50:14 +0000 2018

RT @theyblinked: “In some ways, this is piloting what a modern transcript would be: digital, portable, owned by the student, can be verifie…

Wed Jun 06 05:56:59 +0000 2018

As someone who is knowledgeable about types of voting & election systems, I’m not a big fan of California’s “top two” primary. I believe that it was pushed by both parties as it shuts out third party candidates. But it can have big unintended consequences. We can do better.

Wed Jun 06 06:11:13 +0000 2018

RT @kate_sills: Smart contracts aren’t legal contracts, but that’s kind of the point.

Read more in my latest for Tezos: https://t.co/qJoC…

Wed Jun 06 06:16:30 +0000 2018

🤔(Thread) https://twitter.com/prestonjbyrne/status/1004122299623182336

Wed Jun 06 06:31:41 +0000 2018

I’m looking forward to this change. I’m also hoping that it is truly native, not Atom or some other browser shell. Native would still be a lot of code to audit, but better than auditing browser code. What is the architecture @EricLarch? https://twitter.com/ledgerhq/status/1003944606868832256

Wed Jun 06 06:51:12 +0000 2018

Our biggest fans this week: @pierre_rochard, @socialboostclub, @MrHodl. Thank you! via https://sumall.com/thankyou?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=publishing&utm_campaign=thank_you_tweet&utm_content=text_and_media&utm_term=d0ab6b00ad990b36d99f7a0b

Wed Jun 06 16:01:01 +0000 2018

RT @LearningMach1: ‘It’s self-sovereign, trust-worthy, transparent and impossible to destroy because it’s not stored on a database in some…

Wed Jun 06 17:12:13 +0000 2018

🗝💬“A platform is when the economic value of everybody that uses it, exceeds the value of the company that creates it. The platform dilemma is that a company that controls a platform wants to maximize the company’s value rather than the economic value of everybody that uses it.” https://twitter.com/margrev/status/1003603348530987010

Wed Jun 06 17:21:33 +0000 2018

RT @AaronvanW: Interesting: twenty years ago, as he reviewed Wei Dai’s b-money proposal on the Cypherpunks mailing list, @adam3us predicted…

Wed Jun 06 18:22:03 +0000 2018

Replying to @hunterwalk

If there is some professional or business part the relationship, and it is more than an acquaintance & less than that of a friend, I would call that a colleague.

Wed Jun 06 18:32:45 +0000 2018

Replying to @kemitchell

Good work! I would make the website more mobile friendly though.

Wed Jun 06 18:40:14 +0000 2018

Best accessible article that I’ve seen so far on why the tool ‘git’ is so important to engineers. What it doesn’t do is explain that git is not GitHub, that GitHub captured open source development through better UI for discussion of issues (bugs & features) that is not open. https://twitter.com/ftrain/status/1004342814988226561

Wed Jun 06 20:17:57 +0000 2018

RT @kate_sills: This is the right way to think about it. Actually, thinking this way elevates blockchains because you start focusing on wha…

Wed Jun 06 20:20:28 +0000 2018

RT @mattblaze: And to answer THAT question, you need to ask “what are the problems and requirements in election technology?” and be prepare…

Wed Jun 06 20:20:34 +0000 2018

I like these 10 principles from @Techfugees. The hashtag version:

  1. #HumanCenteredDesign
  2. #Empowerment
  3. #DataGovernance & #Transparency
  4. #OpenSource
  5. #InclusiveTech
  6. #Sustainability
  7. #HumanRightsBasedApproach
  8. #NoSolutionism https://twitter.com/techfugees/status/1004429128253235201

Wed Jun 06 20:35:11 +0000 2018

My favorite of the @Techfugees #GuidingPrinciples:

“8. Remember: Tech is just a tool #NoSolutionism” https://twitter.com/techfugees/status/1004429151133192192

Wed Jun 06 20:37:42 +0000 2018

👎Patently obvious! https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/1004461185289289731

Wed Jun 06 20:53:58 +0000 2018

RT @mattblaze: I’ve said this before, I’ll say it again. I’ve been working in security and large scale systems for over 25 years. Civil vot…

Wed Jun 06 21:02:09 +0000 2018

RT @Steve_Lockstep: @mattblaze Indeed it is.
At #RSAC I enjoyed the election security fireside chat by @KimZetter and Hugh Thompson. Nuance…

Wed Jun 06 21:02:19 +0000 2018

I think bitcoin supporters underestimate how important this is. Currently small miners are disadvantaged by pooling architectures, but economically have no choice but to be part of big pools. With this proposal can be part of smaller pools & still benefit. Helps #decentralization https://twitter.com/hugohanoi/status/1004455570953330689

Wed Jun 06 21:19:03 +0000 2018

RT @ertwro: Lol, the joke tells itself. https://twitter.com/edgarsanchez/status/1004087778760646656

Wed Jun 06 22:31:00 +0000 2018

RT @SSIMeetup: DIDs Demystified: A hands-on intro to DIDs via the Bitcoin Reference (BTCR) DID Method with @kimdhamilton from @LearningMach…

Wed Jun 06 22:42:16 +0000 2018

RT @alexbosworth: If you’re in SF on Monday I will be at the SF dev meetup to talk about strategies for using Lightning to minimize trust a…

Thu Jun 07 22:47:30 +0000 2018

Replying to @tdierks, @BenLaurie and @milan3patel

I’m actually quite skeptical about a lot of blockchain hype & many academic papers in the field overstate their points. I’m actually quite conservative compared to most :-)

Fri Jun 08 04:00:47 +0000 2018

Replying to @dan_mi_sun, @whimful and @pietgeursen

I would love to see the W3C DID (Decentralized Identifier) BTCR method supported by a bitcoin wallet. More at W3C Credentials CG https://w3c-ccg.github.io

Fri Jun 08 07:38:21 +0000 2018

RT @theyblinked: In the U.S. there is a constitutional right to “bear arms” which was meant as a collective check on invasion and centraliz…

Fri Jun 08 07:44:34 +0000 2018

RT @davetfields: 3/ America’s president is an authoritarian. The average american gun owner has three guns. Newsflash: gun owners voted…

Fri Jun 08 07:45:02 +0000 2018

I too am skeptical of 1-token 1-vote governance models: 🗝💬“there seems to be a misconception that structures need to be flat and that all hierarchies need be eliminated…when designed correctly hierarchies can be kept in check and add a benefit to all parties involved.” https://twitter.com/deaneigenmann/status/1005075199354654721

Fri Jun 08 16:36:46 +0000 2018

RT @DamelonBCWS: @ChristopherA It’s not so much a misconception, but a naive view that all hierarchical constructs are a priori evil.


Fri Jun 08 20:48:40 +0000 2018

RT @ixo_impact: Our workshop adopts the effective format that the Rebooting the Web of Trust series has made popular. They have generated k…

Sat Jun 09 16:01:17 +0000 2018

RT @_shaunconway: @ChristopherA thank you for providing the inspiration & how for design workshops that deliver valuable results - now acce…

Sat Jun 09 16:01:26 +0000 2018

RT @SDLerner: Subtle weakness in Bitcoin Merkle tree design. Noncritical, but SPV Wallets should apply fixes to prevent attack &gt https://t.c…

Sat Jun 09 23:10:00 +0000 2018

RT @sehnaoui: Theory in progress: The world is a cat, playing with Australia.

Sun Jun 10 18:15:58 +0000 2018

RT @kanzure: Transcript: Lightning overview, atomic multi-path payments, watchtowers and splicing http://diyhpl.us/wiki/transcripts/layer2-summit/2018/lightning-overview/ @lightning @bitco…

Sun Jun 10 21:01:52 +0000 2018

RT @alexbosworth: Wow @Jasonhcwong forked my Submarine Swaps project and got Litecoin / Bitcoin swaps working on his branch! https://t.co/V…

Sun Jun 10 23:46:09 +0000 2018

RT @Kleroterian: Frey and Tridimas on sortition http://equalitybylot.com/2018/06/11/frey-and-tridimas-on-sortition/

Mon Jun 11 05:58:22 +0000 2018

Replying to @alexoblockchain, @w3c, @kimdhamilton and @LearningMach1

Signatures combined with timestamps are an important future for JSON-LD. There are two timestamping quasi-standards, Chainpoint & OpenTimeStamps, but unfortunately neither are actively working on JSON-LD.

Mon Jun 11 06:03:56 +0000 2018

I’ve been intrigued by @enspiral - I have captured some details on their collaborative management process in the Github/ParticipatoryOrgs community. They have a book coming out on it called “Better Work Together - The Book!” that I’ve pre-preordered: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5665-better-work-together-the-book

Mon Jun 11 06:19:20 +0000 2018

Replying to @alexoblockchain, @w3c, @kimdhamilton, @LearningMach1, @chainpnt and @opentimestamps

The educational use cases need it the most because of nature of long-term credentials. The fact that you have a college degree from an accredited college should not go away if the college closes or was merged with another school. Timestamps can help prove it was valid in past.

Mon Jun 11 15:49:21 +0000 2018

RT @gojomo: judging from my recent text conversations, the new most-common word in the English language is “👍”

Mon Jun 11 21:01:59 +0000 2018

RT @jimmysong: I just published “The Truth about Smart Contracts” https://medium.com/p/the-truth-about-smart-contracts-ae825271811f

Mon Jun 11 21:08:05 +0000 2018

Replying to @hrdng and @CobraBitcoin

In the setup for “Learning Bitcoin From the Command Line” we demonstrate how to confirm the bitcoin signature. We also automate it in the next script. https://github.com/ChristopherA/Learning-Bitcoin-from-the-Command-Line/blob/master/02_1_Setting_Up_a_Bitcoin-Core_VPS_by_Hand.md

Mon Jun 11 21:18:49 +0000 2018

Replying to @hrdng and @CobraBitcoin

Depends on which version of Windows. On 10+ you can “Enable Windows Subsystem for Linux”: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10

Mon Jun 11 21:49:08 +0000 2018

Replying to @KamesCG

All of the documents are at https://github.com/w3c-ccg/community/blob/master/work_items.md

Tue Jun 12 21:05:17 +0000 2018

RT @JANieuwenhuizen: Mes 0.15 released: a Mes+MesCC-built #TinyCC now builds @gnutools triplet:
binutils-2.30, gcc-2.95.3 and glibc-2.2.5.…

Tue Jun 12 21:27:03 +0000 2018

Alex Russell, an elected member of W3C’s TAG, offers some good start on how web & internet standards are incubated, brought to consensus, and implemented (or not). I look forward to part 2. https://twitter.com/slightlylate/status/1006632024919011328

Tue Jun 12 23:18:17 +0000 2018

An aside: #RebootingWebOfTrust innovates, prototypes, builds community & shared language. W3C Credentials CG https://w3c-ccg.github.io takes these & incubates early implementations. Formal W3C & other Working Groups (WGs) build consensus to standards with international standing.

Tue Jun 12 23:22:56 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: An aside: #RebootingWebOfTrust innovates, prototypes, builds community & shared language. W3C Credentials CG https://t.co…

Tue Jun 12 23:23:54 +0000 2018

👍thread by @davewiner. IMHO power imbalances caused by Pareto/Metcalfe/Reeds Law’s natural exponential network effects are inevitable but they must be fought by an ethical society or else risk our world’s ability to be resilient against bad actors. #decentralization https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1006532683521052672

Tue Jun 12 23:36:20 +0000 2018

Replying to @rbrbr5 and @davewiner

Remember that Google was engaged in “Don’t be evil” but the nature of the platform paradox (good early on for everyone, bad for everyone when mature), current stockholder law & market incentives & management strategy, eventually pushed them away from that. They once believed it.

Wed Jun 13 00:12:32 +0000 2018

RT @davegray: Google discovered that giving every employee a credit card and trusting them to follow policy on expenses, even with some bad…

Wed Jun 13 00:25:42 +0000 2018

👎 EU Copyright Article 13, 👍@doctorow & @EFF, 🗝💬: “Article 13 punishes any site that fails to block copyright infringement, but it won’t punish people who abuse the system. There are no penalties for falsely claiming copyright over someone else’s work” https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/eus-copyright-proposal-extremely-bad-news-everyone-even-especially-wikipedia

Wed Jun 13 00:34:58 +0000 2018

Replying to @hjarche and @JenniferSertl

I also like Michelle DeMarco’s model for “Six Enduring Desires” which are Meaning, Purpose, Value, Connection, Resilience & Transcendence — drawn from her research on what people in multiple cultures will sacrifice Maslow’s Needs in order to have:

Wed Jun 13 01:06:04 +0000 2018

RT @hjarche: “Deci found that offering people extrinsic rewards for behaviour that is intrinsically motivated undermined the intrinsic mot…

Wed Jun 13 01:06:13 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @hjarche @JenniferSertl I also like Michelle DeMarco’s model for “Six Enduring Desires” which are Meaning, Purpose, Value…

Wed Jun 13 01:06:17 +0000 2018

RT @katherineykwu: 1/ Some serious considerations for the importance of decentralized cryptocurrency: A commercial bank in China introduced…

Wed Jun 13 04:42:25 +0000 2018

A lot of things to like about this opinionated article on securing S2S (server to server) communication. 👍 on macaroons, hoping ocap work at W3C CCG can eventually do better, but we have a long way (and many security reviews) to go. https://twitter.com/tqbf/status/1006634568462622720

Wed Jun 13 05:47:12 +0000 2018

Our biggest fans this week: @twobitidiot, @mclynd, @theonevortex. Thank you! via https://sumall.com/thankyou?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=publishing&utm_campaign=thank_you_tweet&utm_content=text_and_media&utm_term=d0ab6b00ad990b36d99f7a0b

Wed Jun 13 16:00:51 +0000 2018

Replying to @danfinlay, @aalexis1234, @jrmoreau, @jackdurose, @joincolony and @BobSummerwill

Some good things in the chart, but do feel like a lot is missing (it is a big territory!) in particular trust over time scenarios like Progressive Trust: http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2004/08/progressive_tru.html

Wed Jun 13 17:26:01 +0000 2018

Replying to @danfinlay, @aalexis1234, @jrmoreau, @jackdurose, @joincolony and @BobSummerwill

Some other areas of exploration is that trust always has a context. I may trust you with my money but hands-off that radio dial!

Wed Jun 13 17:31:18 +0000 2018

Replying to @jamiepitts, @aalexis1234, @danfinlay, @jrmoreau, @jackdurose, @joincolony and @BobSummerwill

I plan to be at the DWeb Meetup tonight at the Internet Archive at 6.

Wed Jun 13 19:29:12 +0000 2018

Replying to @LindsayxLin

I believe there to be (at least) two categories of smart contracts today. The first are enforced more by math (aka bitcoin script) and the second by simultaneously executing code & comparing results (aka EVM). I trust math more than code.

Wed Jun 13 20:37:24 +0000 2018

“Contains vulnerable pattern: CryptLib (Both), LibreSSL (Both), Mozilla NSS (Both), Botan (ECDSA), OpenSSL (ECDSA), WolfCrypt (ECDSA), Libgcrypt (ECDSA), LibTomCrypt (ECDSA), LibSunEC (ECDSA), MatrixSSL (ECDSA), BoringSSL (DSA)” https://www.nccgroup.trust/us/our-research/technical-advisory-return-of-the-hidden-number-problem/

Wed Jun 13 23:26:48 +0000 2018

Pleased that the libsecp256k1 elliptic curve library used by bitcoind & many other bitcoin related projects & led by @pwuille, is not subject to this attack. Cryptographic code is difficult & so far the development of libsecp256k1 demonstrates the best practices of security dev. [https://twitter.com/inf_0/status/1006971302828113920](https://twitter.com/inf_0/status/1006971302828113920)

Wed Jun 13 23:43:26 +0000 2018

RT @kanzure: Only bitcoin users understand how truly thrilling this video is (DNSSEC key signing ceremony): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTxweLGjZSU

Thu Jun 14 00:42:37 +0000 2018

RT @VladZamfir: @lsaiz Yeah the only places in “digital identity” PKI style tech where I’d use consensus are for choosing a credential reco…

Thu Jun 14 01:56:58 +0000 2018

RT @kimdhamilton: Credentials CG discusses DID method requirements, DID focal use cases: https://w3c-ccg.github.io/meetings/2018-06-12/ #w3c #ccg

Thu Jun 14 16:13:43 +0000 2018

Replying to @BenLaurie

I’ve just about given up on the current silicon vendors on the topic of secure hardware architectures like SGX, TrustZone, etc. I hope that a better solution can come from the open-source open-patent RISC-V world. Projects like https://keystone-enclave.org are interesting.

Thu Jun 14 17:54:43 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @BenLaurie I’ve just about given up on the current silicon vendors on the topic of secure hardware architectures like SGX…

Thu Jun 14 17:54:54 +0000 2018

RT @alexoblockchain: Awesome conversation with @ChristopherA about decentralized identity, data minimization, selective disclosure, progres…

Thu Jun 14 18:18:39 +0000 2018

RT @PetersenGames: The Rock-a-Bye Cthulhu #kickstarter is live!
Perfect for #cultists of any age, you’ll get book + the activity/coloring…

Thu Jun 14 19:44:01 +0000 2018

RT @lifeID_io: Great article by IBM’s Dan Gisolfi on “Why Blockchain for Self-Sovereign Identity.” He addresses key issues about what’s on…

Fri Jun 15 01:22:01 +0000 2018

I must now have 8 or 9 companies (including now two banks and some big companies) that send me emails regularly send me statements for accounts I don’t own. My email is not compromised. All have no way for me to report/fix this online. I can’t even login to lock them out as 2FA.

Fri Jun 15 19:59:52 +0000 2018

RT @AaronvanW: The Genesis Files: If Bitcoin Had a First Draft, Wei Dai’s B-Money Was It https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/genesis-files-if-bitcoin-had-first-draft-wei-dais-b-money-was-it/

Sat Jun 16 00:13:23 +0000 2018

RT @cdespinosa: Some nice folks from Milpitas were hunting with their metal detector in a park in Sunnyvale and found something. They inves…

Sat Jun 16 00:19:14 +0000 2018

RT @Tierion: We’re thrilled that Paul Sztorc (@Truthcoin) has joined @Tierion as Research Director. It’s an honor to have someone of Paul’s…

Sat Jun 16 00:19:49 +0000 2018

Replying to @YangVentures

It’s not phishing. They just used my email address, the company never asked for confirmation of it, and the user doesn’t need the email as they can log in. Support won’t listen to me as I can’t log in, nor reset account.

Sat Jun 16 02:45:41 +0000 2018

RT @bascule: TLS 1.3 is now in “AUTH48” state, i.e. final approval stage before the publication of an RFC 🎉 https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-tls-tls13/

Sat Jun 16 05:34:59 +0000 2018

I highly recommend this talk by @alexbosworth about other kinds of transactions related to bitcoin lightning that are now possible. And we’ve not even added Schnorr, MAST, new opcodes, etc. to bitcoin yet, which will enable even more cryptographic smart contract possibilities. https://twitter.com/sfbitcoindevs/status/1007824646647844864

Sat Jun 16 06:32:13 +0000 2018

It feels like the US Patent System is totally broken… https://twitter.com/russharben/status/1008040957999116288

Sat Jun 16 17:44:12 +0000 2018

Something the self-sovereign identity community’s best practices should avoid: “organization can push the risk of attribute use…from the enterprise to the individual and we can expect enterprises to aggressively try to shift this risk and thus adopt self-sovereign approaches.” https://twitter.com/iglazer/status/1007638429910360064

Sat Jun 16 21:42:14 +0000 2018

RT @LarryBitcoin: Released ABCore v0.64 with Bitcoin Core 0.16.1 & up to date Android tools. Get it at https://github.com/GreenAddress/ABCore/releases/tag/v0.64alphaPoC

Sun Jun 17 17:41:22 +0000 2018

RT @alexoblockchain: Currently reading: “BTCR DID Resolver Specification” by @kimdhamilton, @ChristopherA, Ryan Grant, and Dan Pape. https:…

Sun Jun 17 17:47:07 +0000 2018

RT @alexbosworth: Pushed up the slides for my SF devs discussion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASkyu0w_8Q8 (Reducing counterparty risk in trade using Lightni…

Sun Jun 17 17:49:14 +0000 2018

RT @Jasonhcwong: I just published “Atomic on-chain LTC to off-chain BTC swap” https://medium.com/p/atomic-on-chain-ltc-to-off-chain-btc-swap-811565f86166

Sun Jun 17 22:32:54 +0000 2018

This is true not only for Britain but for all 21st century democracies in general. US, Turkey, Poland, Russia, etc. all being memetically & structurally attacked at our weak points. Small wins (for instance dems taking back congress this fall) are insufficient—problem is bigger. https://twitter.com/moregieves/status/1008382723839463425

Sun Jun 17 23:13:27 +0000 2018

Replying to @alexoblockchain

Does the talk at 53m mark of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqP4NS8zZfU&t=52m59s help?

Sun Jun 17 23:26:23 +0000 2018

Replying to @alexoblockchain

BTCR txrefs with the latest optional index to output makes it compatible with Lightning Network node addresses. Thus every Lightning node is potentially also a BTCR identity root, allowing it to make web-of-trust claims about other Lightning nodes.

Sun Jun 17 23:38:35 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @alexoblockchain BTCR txrefs with the latest optional index to output makes it compatible with Lightning Network node add…

Sun Jun 17 23:38:42 +0000 2018

Replying to @alexoblockchain and @drummondreed

More likely your BTCR Lightning node can fund services to pin your distributed DID Documents & Claims, such as IPFS. You pay the service satoshi over the course of the service contract when they prove they are making your data available. But other ideas are quite possible.

Mon Jun 18 00:19:12 +0000 2018

Replying to @alexoblockchain and @drummondreed

That’s exactly the idea!

Mon Jun 18 00:30:50 +0000 2018

RT @alexoblockchain: @ChristopherA @drummondreed Hmm this is an interesting idea. I wonder if this could become a way to pay for storage fo…

Mon Jun 18 01:02:07 +0000 2018

btcdeb is a Bitcoin Script debugger and learning tool. I use it extensively in my “Learning Bitcoin from the Command Line” tutorial starting in Chapter 7. It also includes some experimental support for possible new features like MAST. Highly recommended! https://github.com/ChristopherA/Learning-Bitcoin-from-the-Command-Line https://twitter.com/kallewoof/status/1008979123442610176

Tue Jun 19 19:15:05 +0000 2018

RT @kallewoof: If you wanna see what a P2SH script execution actually looks like, you can do e.g. btcdeb ‘[OP_HASH160 3f58b4f7b14847a908369…

Wed Jun 20 07:12:09 +0000 2018

Replying to @scottcarat and @NickSzabo4

For a better understanding of the Dunbar number and other group thresholds, the underlying cognitive limits that may cause them, and power laws as groups scale, I recommend you read all three parts of my Community by the Numbers posts: http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2008/09/group-threshold.html

Wed Jun 20 07:24:49 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @scottcarat @NickSzabo4 For a better understanding of the Dunbar number and other group thresholds, the underlying cognit…

Wed Jun 20 07:25:01 +0000 2018

Replying to @scottcarat and @NickSzabo4


Wed Jun 20 07:27:25 +0000 2018

Replying to @scottcarat and @NickSzabo4


Wed Jun 20 07:27:52 +0000 2018

Replying to @BryceWeiner

If you read my articles I’m quite critical of how the Dunbar’s number has been popularized. It is much more nuanced and complicated. A list of my posts range from behavioral differences of groups of 2 vs groups of 3, through to millions online. http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/tags/community-by-the-numbers/

Wed Jun 20 07:35:14 +0000 2018

RT @giacomozucco: 25) Well:

  • we shouldn’t make full nodes harder to run, EVER;
  • we should try to make full nodes easier to run;
  • we sho…

Wed Jun 20 07:41:28 +0000 2018

Our biggest fans this week: @doctorow, @TuurDemeester, @MadBitcoins. Thank you! via https://sumall.com/thankyou?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=publishing&utm_campaign=thank_you_tweet&utm_content=text_and_media&utm_term=d0ab6b00ad990b36d99f7a0b

Wed Jun 20 16:01:13 +0000 2018

RT @ThePouncer: @raphkoster - so bummed I didn’t look more into @ChristopherA’s work while we developed the Trust Spectrum. His insights on…

Wed Jun 20 17:00:58 +0000 2018

👍Some good thoughts on the challenges in implementation of Web of Trust identify architectures. I also recommend from the first #RebootingWebOfTrust the topic paper / post-mortem from the original creators of PGP: https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust/blob/master/topics-and-advance-readings/PGP-Paradigm.pdf https://twitter.com/bblfish/status/1008365149193990149

Thu Jun 21 01:10:27 +0000 2018

Replying to @bblfish, @brynosaurus, @CybSecSoton, @dakami, @KelloLucas, @schneierblog, @edwardlucas and @johnbreslin


Thu Jun 21 01:11:34 +0000 2018

Some good discussion on the topic of past failures of Web of Trust technologies like #PGP / #GPG and how to address them on the W3C Credentials CG mailing list, starting at https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2018Jun/0126.html

Thu Jun 21 01:15:28 +0000 2018

Given the dilemmas & obstacles of nation-based digital identity sovereignty as outlined in this article(👍), I believe the only answer is self-sovereign identity: https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust-fall2017/blob/master/draft-documents/self-sovereign-identity-primer.md https://twitter.com/cybsecsoton/status/1003696942159933441

Thu Jun 21 01:31:18 +0000 2018

Replying to @CybSecSoton


Thu Jun 21 01:32:08 +0000 2018

RT @EFF: In an overnight bait-and-switch carried out on behalf of AT&T and Comcast, California’s gold standard #NetNeutrality bill has been…

Thu Jun 21 01:47:40 +0000 2018

Rambly talk by Ethereum supporter & critic @AFDudley0 on the computer science “gotcha’s” in Ethereum, many of which are why I’m not actively involved in that side of the Blockchain ecosystem. But there is some value in learning from these mistakes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AGHAuWz_4U

Thu Jun 21 02:23:31 +0000 2018

Replying to @bblfish, @brynosaurus, @CybSecSoton, @dakami, @KelloLucas, @schneierblog, @edwardlucas, @johnbreslin and @timberners_lee

The combined document, adding some context of new DID/Verifiable Credential Web of Trus opportunities (read next week’s Amira whitepaper), would make a great topic paper in advance for #RebootingWebOfTrust, and also gives you up to 75% discount on the event.

Thu Jun 21 18:14:40 +0000 2018

RT @Drabiv: Psychological, cognitive and democracy issues with Social Networking Services and their connection to Self-Sovereign Identity.…

Thu Jun 21 18:15:38 +0000 2018

RT @Drabiv: Why PGP Web of Trust failed? How to bring institutions into the next generation Web of Trust and why it is needed? My short opi…

Thu Jun 21 18:15:52 +0000 2018

Replying to @Truthcoin, @droplister, @miketwenty1, @brucefenton and @WayneVaughan

I would like to see a public permissionless multi-asset merged-mined sidechain, but I think you are missing some good features of the Elements architecture such as assets established by sidechain bitcoins. I also think trading requires confidentiality otherwise front-running, etc

Thu Jun 21 18:39:51 +0000 2018

Replying to @Truthcoin, @droplister, @miketwenty1, @brucefenton and @WayneVaughan

Personally I think you should first dive into the Elements architecture, keep/fork what you like and work on the rest where your opinions differ. I also think a sidechain also needs to be designed to be lightning/payment/state channel centric.

Thu Jun 21 18:42:38 +0000 2018

Replying to @Truthcoin, @droplister, @miketwenty1, @brucefenton and @WayneVaughan

I’d be glad to convene a Design Workshop on Sidechains (ala #RebootingWebOfTrust) to discuss architectures for sidechains, multi-asset support, blind merge mining, emergency withdrawals, etc. Would be great to get @bluematt, @MarkFriedenbach, @dieguito, @kallewoof, etc. involved.

Thu Jun 21 18:49:46 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @Truthcoin @droplister @miketwenty1 @brucefenton @WayneVaughan I would like to see a public permissionless multi-asset me…

Thu Jun 21 18:49:58 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @Truthcoin @droplister @miketwenty1 @brucefenton @WayneVaughan Personally I think you should first dive into the Elements…

Thu Jun 21 18:50:07 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @Truthcoin @droplister @miketwenty1 @brucefenton @WayneVaughan I’d be glad to convene a Design Workshop on Sidechains (al…

Thu Jun 21 18:50:12 +0000 2018

I studied groupware argumentation systems like IBIS & gIBIS back in the pre-Internet 80’s, used for things like Y/N on rocket launches. I have been surprised that there have not been more modern versions. This one looks interesting: @KialoHQ https://www.kialo.com/tour/

Thu Jun 21 20:10:27 +0000 2018

RT @KialoHQ: @ChristopherA Thanks for your kind words Christopher. We were surprised too, that nobody had done much in this field, but give…

Thu Jun 21 20:42:54 +0000 2018

RT @KialoHQ: @ChristopherA The hard part is making a system, for us, was making a system that allows for very complex reasoning to be captu…

Thu Jun 21 20:43:54 +0000 2018

Replying to @KialoHQ

It actually was an early product idea to do a graphic argumentation tool like this in the early days of my firm Consensus Development ~1988. Our research showed execs didn’t trust the results without attribution & security. Thus we did Verisign prototype for RSA & later SSL/TLS.

Thu Jun 21 20:48:50 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @KialoHQ It actually was an early product idea to do a graphic argumentation tool like this in the early days of my firm…

Thu Jun 21 20:48:55 +0000 2018

RT @FT: Meet the start-up that wants to sell you civilised debate http://on.ft.com/2BpSvcz

Thu Jun 21 20:49:08 +0000 2018

RT @KialoHQ: @ChristopherA ….user2user filtering / disincentivising trolls, while still keeping it open for public participation, it’s e…

Thu Jun 21 20:50:54 +0000 2018

Mariana Dahan, former of World Bank & CEO of World Identity Network, shares her very personal story of why she is so passionate about identity for #children but also why it is such a two-edged sword requiring strong privacy against authority—a use case for #SelfSovereignIdentity! https://twitter.com/marianadahan/status/1009903858569670657

Thu Jun 21 21:43:13 +0000 2018

👍A lot of hard work here to build tools to find subtle bugs in very mature C code. Yes, there are “safer” languages than C, but the newer the language is, the more often the tools to analyze it are immature. Worse for Ethereum language & EVM as they can’t leverage existing tools https://twitter.com/benhawkes/status/1009835610931060736

Thu Jun 21 21:56:25 +0000 2018

RT @prezcannady: @ChristopherA I feel there’s an intersection between “progressive trust” and something (I can’t recall) @dgwbirch mentione…

Thu Jun 21 22:51:58 +0000 2018

RT @prezcannady: @ChristopherA @dgwbirch Rather than have some overarching identity, have a constellation of claims that you can generate o…

Thu Jun 21 22:52:03 +0000 2018

Replying to @anandraman

There are many ways to cryptographically blind or do zero-knowledge proofs to give without revealing too much personal private information of the vulnerable.

Fri Jun 22 05:45:53 +0000 2018

RT @Kleroterian: Henry Jeffrey: sortition in Guyana http://equalitybylot.com/2018/06/22/henry-jeffrey-sortition-in-guyana/

Fri Jun 22 06:10:16 +0000 2018

Replying to @KialoHQ

Platform was Macintosh. We did ship one Mac app in late 80s called “InfoLog” that was basically folksonomy (i.e. taxonomy-free) tagging (before #hashtags were even named) for corporate files. Also failed because execs didn’t want to share freely—security not there. Thus SSL/TLS.

Fri Jun 22 18:49:07 +0000 2018

RT @squarfed: Presenting #SelfSovereignIdentity at the Italian Parliament @ChristopherA https://twitter.com/roberto_reale/status/1010139136764891137

Fri Jun 22 18:49:44 +0000 2018

👏I was worried that the Carpenter decision (aka 70s era “anything you share with 3rd-parties does not require a warrant to search”) was going to stand. Pleased to see this is now overruled. More privacy protection laws needed (such as GDPR-like laws in US) but an important step! https://twitter.com/aclu/status/1010232815810760704

Fri Jun 22 19:51:39 +0000 2018

I’ve not seen a single “on-chain” governance proposal that meet best of what is possible in governance, as I have high standards. I also agree with statement “Off-chain governance may seem more unpredictable, but may prove more fertile ground for innovation for just that reason.” https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/1010070328184369152

Fri Jun 22 19:51:40 +0000 2018

A number of people involved in the creation of a bitcoin-centric DID (decentralized identifier) for use in strong censorship resistant identity, are doing a vitual hackathon July 16-20. In particular hoping for some Lightning Network devs. Contact me! https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust-spring2018/blob/master/final-documents/btcr-resolver.md

Fri Jun 22 19:51:40 +0000 2018

Any of my Bay Area blockchain colleagues live in the East Bay? I’ve found a great small office space right next to Lafayette BART, but too big for just me. Jump on BART and can be in SF in 30 minutes. Want to share?

Fri Jun 22 20:03:43 +0000 2018

I found thoughtful this video that asks the question “Why does Hollywood hate business?”. Reason is the same as why there hasn’t been a major movie with a happily married couple since The Thin Man—need for drama! I do agree this is culturally problematic: https://youtu.be/QRVgsn59WSs

Fri Jun 22 20:37:50 +0000 2018

I’ve been saying for many years (pre-Trump) that with power must come transparency. A CEO must offer transparency to stockholders, a representative to their people, and a President to the nation. It is an essential check on abuse of power. https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1010275114729050114

Fri Jun 22 23:31:00 +0000 2018

RT @mikejcasey: A insightful, heartfelt and deeply personal exposition on why the concept of self-sovereign identity is a vital goal for hu…

Sat Jun 23 20:21:22 +0000 2018

This paper on “multi-hop locks” offers some interesting new ideas for the future of the Lightning Network & other payment channel approaches. In particular they also have an ECDSA construction that does not require an upgrade of bitcoin to support Schnorr first. https://twitter.com/pedrorechez/status/999129461156204544

Sat Jun 23 20:42:40 +0000 2018

RT @CasaHODL: Learn about how multi-signature transactions work from @Nneuman:

Sat Jun 23 21:20:24 +0000 2018

RT @pedrorechez: I will be presenting this work at https://binarydistrict.com/workshop/master-workshop-off-the-chain/ on June 30th https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/1010624202141941760

Sat Jun 23 21:41:51 +0000 2018

This Blade Runner immersive play in London looks like a blast. I’ve run & played in major LARPs for some time, some murder mystery & locked room events have been a blast, and have been to a number of immersive plays at the McKittrick Hotel in NYC. Any currently in SF Bay Area? https://twitter.com/timsoret/status/1010562749653573632

Sat Jun 23 21:52:09 +0000 2018

RT @gojomo: @ChristopherA https://www.thespeakeasysf.com

Sat Jun 23 22:01:41 +0000 2018

Replying to @stephendpalley

I would like to see legal services something like non-US notaries available in US. I would also like to see fairwitnesses.

Sun Jun 24 01:09:21 +0000 2018

RT @LightningK0ala: This is where the magic happens at http://satoshis.place. An SBC tucked in a cupboard, processing 6.5k microtransacti…

Sun Jun 24 05:06:15 +0000 2018

From my brief analysis of this attack, it is cloud-based services primarily on non-dedicated hardware that may be vulnerable. Could be mitigated if “hypervisor could ensure that a core never simultaneously runs threads from two different virtual machines” https://twitter.com/binitamshah/status/1010782060330401792

Sun Jun 24 18:40:11 +0000 2018

Replying to @hrdwrknvrstps

Presumably if you control the dedicated hardware (your own or in the cloud) you are less vulnerable until compromised some other way. However, unless you have a hypervisor that isolates threads, which is not common in cloud, you are vulnerable to other VMs not under your control.

Sun Jun 24 19:48:04 +0000 2018

RT @uport_me: 💻 Decentralized identity is about teaching Blockchain Developers and Engineers how to utilize powerful cryptographic primitiv…

Sun Jun 24 21:03:16 +0000 2018

I would like a Lightning Network service, where I can establish a channel to fund pinning of IPFS objects—satoshi are paid regularly when the service proves that it is pinning the object. Bonus to increase trustlessness & privacy. Would be great for BTCR DIDs. Who needs Filecoin?

Sun Jun 24 21:13:38 +0000 2018

Replying to @SarahJamieLewis and @jonibrennan

This is related to @taoeffect’s paper on DCS Theorem from last fall’s #RebootingWebOfTrust “(we) show decentralized consensus systems, like blockchains, can have Decentralization, Consensus, or Scale, but not all three properties simultaneously” https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust-fall2017/blob/master/draft-documents/dcs-theorem/The-DCS-Theorem.pdf

Sun Jun 24 21:23:33 +0000 2018

Replying to @SarahJamieLewis, @jonibrennan and @taoeffect

“Proof of the Main Theorem. The final lemma restates our original theorem. As coordination costs decrease (Lemma 2), the probability of a colluding group (a cartel) increases. The presence of a cartel capable of controlling consensus represents a single point of failure…

Sun Jun 24 21:27:27 +0000 2018

Replying to @SarahJamieLewis, @jonibrennan and @taoeffect

…capable of preventing the system from fulfilling its intended purpose. The definition of a centralized system is one that has a single point of failure. Therefore, we’ve shown that the probability of the initially decentralized system becoming centralized increases at scale.”

Sun Jun 24 21:27:51 +0000 2018

Replying to @Bitcoin_Shill and @pierre_rochard

When you create an IPFS object, it can be found by it’s content-addressable hash IF someone has a copy of it. I’d like to pay via LN very small amounts (satoshi) regularly to someone as long as they “pin” my IPFS objects for me in their database & make it available.

Sun Jun 24 21:47:41 +0000 2018

RT @VladZamfir: @ChristopherA @SarahJamieLewis @jonibrennan @taoeffect Also this!


Sun Jun 24 22:23:22 +0000 2018

Replying to @JudeCNelson and @WayneVaughan

I’m not very enthusiastic about Gaia. It seems to be a very Blockstack specific architecture, whereas Lightning has multiple competing companies offering heterogeneous implementations. IPFS also suffers from being a one-company protocol, but feels more broadly adopted by others.

Mon Jun 25 07:16:51 +0000 2018

Replying to @BryceWeiner

With BTCR DIDs (bitcoin-based decentralized identifiers) there is no personal data that is on an immutable blockchain. Only proofs using hashes & cryptographic signatures. Most DID proposals have personal data on mutable layer 2, not immutable layer 1.

Mon Jun 25 07:38:42 +0000 2018

RT @AFDudley0: I thought this very sane thing and have started to build it https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/1010994379434016775

Mon Jun 25 07:40:25 +0000 2018

RT @Blockstream: We’re excited to announce the c-lightning beta! v0.6 is a complete spec-compliant rewrite with many new features & improve…

Mon Jun 25 19:31:31 +0000 2018

RT @atjohnston: The governments of #BritishColumbia, #Ontario, and #Canada are working together to help businesses large and small reduce…

Mon Jun 25 21:07:29 +0000 2018

RT @atjohnston: These #VerifiableCredentials were published to a “community wallet” using #hyperledger #indy to support a #selfsovereignide…

Mon Jun 25 21:07:38 +0000 2018

RT @akendi: You probably think about money all the time, but have you ever thought about the UX of cash? We have: https://buff.ly/2ypQdhl #…

Mon Jun 25 21:19:19 +0000 2018

RT @EFF: Thanks to projects like Certbot and @LetsEncrypt we’ve seen significant wins in encrypting the web. Here’s how we plan to do for e…

Mon Jun 25 21:37:52 +0000 2018

RT @EFF: How secure is your email service provider? Try the STARTTLS checker at https://starttls-everywhere.org

Mon Jun 25 22:58:28 +0000 2018

Replying to @boscolochris

Certainly what the @zcashfoundation is doing is an example of “off-chain” governance. They have selected an somewhat independent group of members (separate from @zcash) to make decisions on what to fund. I suspect it is less susceptible to abuse than chains having coin votes.

Tue Jun 26 21:02:01 +0000 2018

🤔🗝💬“the sanitising effect of lotteries – they eliminate all reasons from a decision, scrubbing away any kind of unwanted influence…sometimes the danger of bad reasons is bigger than the loss of the possibility of good reasons.” #gamedesign #sortition https://aeon.co/essays/if-you-can-t-choose-wisely-choose-randomly

Wed Jun 27 00:13:00 +0000 2018

RT @TwitchHahn: German citizen sending his friend illegal memes (2018, colorized)


Wed Jun 27 00:13:42 +0000 2018

RT @FiloSottile: Psst, want to beta-test a new tool to generate locally-trusted certificates? Sign your own localhost or whatever​.com cert…

Wed Jun 27 00:43:20 +0000 2018

Replying to @hrdwrknvrstps

It hasn’t been formalized — so far each chain method is implementing different approaches, including SSS, multisig, etc. In any case it is easier with DID architecture as the authority to rotate is explicitly independent from authority to sign or do other operations.

Wed Jun 27 01:35:59 +0000 2018

Replying to @hrdwrknvrstps

SSS = Shamir Secret Sharing. See also https://twitter.com/christophera/status/912422872332738560

Wed Jun 27 02:06:26 +0000 2018

RT @SFBTCMeetup: Tonight’s SF BTC event is taking a user focused look at the new Bitcoin Lightning Network. What does it mean for the norma…

Wed Jun 27 02:12:21 +0000 2018

👍“the debate over (cryptocurrency’s) value to society is too narrowly viewed as a battle between privacy as a human right on the one hand and society’s need to prevent criminality on the other.…rules end up curtailing the flow of money around the world.” https://www.coindesk.com/privacy-vital-crypto-global-economy/

Wed Jun 27 03:41:39 +0000 2018

Replying to @hrdwrknvrstps

Here are some details on how Sovrin/Hyperledger Indy plan to handle key recovery: https://github.com/hyperledger/indy-sdk/blob/677a0439487a1b7ce64c2e62671ed3e0079cc11f/doc/design/005-dkms/DKMS%20Design%20and%20Architecture%20V3.md

Wed Jun 27 03:45:46 +0000 2018

Replying to @bramcohen and @Twitter

@jack, I’ve experienced this as well. I didn’t know I was being impersonated / my followers scammed as they blocked me first. 👎

Wed Jun 27 04:45:41 +0000 2018

A lot of good ideas here on what would be required to offer a fully decentralized git service. The solutions here are somewhat Ethereum specific—I’d prefer a more chain neutral approach like DIDs. A possible #hackathon idea for next #RebootingWebOfTrust? https://medium.com/persper/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-a-decentralized-github-80edd708b80b

Wed Jun 27 04:56:03 +0000 2018

RT @AustenAllred: If I want to buy about 100 MacBook Airs for the cheapest possible price, what’s the best way to do that?

Wed Jun 27 04:57:39 +0000 2018

This is a particularly big tragedy of the commons problem for open source projects. It is exasperated by security requirements, and even worse when a digital currency. We don’t want a Heartbleed-style tragedy in our future due to lack of long-term support. #BlockchainCommons https://twitter.com/zooko/status/1010205412040167424

Wed Jun 27 05:03:47 +0000 2018

RT @avonschulze: @AriDavidPaul @socrates1024 @zooko @sonyaellenmann @theonevortex @acityinohio @least_nathan @mineZcash @feministPLT @iopti…

Wed Jun 27 05:04:29 +0000 2018

Though the Zcash network’s choices for developer incentives to avoid tragedy of the commons may not be perfect, they may have been best achievable at the time. There is still yet much work to do in this area—research, design, experiments, and failures leading to learning. https://twitter.com/avonschulze/status/1011821711552065536

Wed Jun 27 05:09:56 +0000 2018

RT @JamieXML: Really like this Medium article, mostly not so much about Git specifically, but about its thoughtful treatment of what “decen…

Wed Jun 27 06:11:52 +0000 2018

Our biggest fans this week: @NickSzabo4, @BrendanEich, @theonevortex. Thank you! via https://sumall.com/thankyou?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=publishing&utm_campaign=thank_you_tweet&utm_content=text_and_media&utm_term=d0ab6b00ad990b36d99f7a0b

Wed Jun 27 16:00:51 +0000 2018

RT @alexbosworth: Bitcoin pulled off magic that is hard to repeat. It created an open platform without creating a walled garden. This is re…

Wed Jun 27 16:56:52 +0000 2018

RT @uport_me: We all know about Layer 1 and Layer 2 Ethereum scaling solutions.

But what about Layer 3?

Sybil attack resistance is the li…

Wed Jun 27 17:15:48 +0000 2018

RT @benediktbuenz: @miketwenty1 @pwuille @udiWertheimer @nopara73 DSA/ECDSA was designed to circumvent the patent that existed on Schnorr.…

Wed Jun 27 17:22:55 +0000 2018

Replying to @benediktbuenz, @miketwenty1, @pwuille, @udiWertheimer and @nopara73

My efforts to build a microcurrency group at Certicom in ‘99 & 2000 were stymied due to patents on Schnorr & Merkle trees. This despite holding a large portfolio of ECC patents that we should have been able to trade. Hate patent system but non-practicing patent holders worse.

Wed Jun 27 17:27:10 +0000 2018

RT @benediktbuenz: @pwuille @udiWertheimer @nopara73 Just for the record, I 100% agree with everything you are saying and let’s not forget…

Wed Jun 27 17:28:25 +0000 2018

RT @least_nathan: @avonschulze @AriDavidPaul @socrates1024 @zooko @sonyaellenmann @theonevortex @acityinohio @mineZcash @feministPLT @iopti…

Wed Jun 27 17:41:31 +0000 2018

RT @hrdwrknvrstps: @cyber_hokie Yes, we are going to change the world.


@ChristopherA we’ll be fleshing this out m…

Thu Jun 28 04:29:56 +0000 2018

Replying to @kanzure

There is a TPM chip in the new iMacPro & touchbar Macs. You could do PoET (proof of elapsed time) that would be one Mac, one vote :-) I’m not confident any other scheme will be ultimately ASIC resistant. But maybe pool resistant is more important.

Thu Jun 28 15:36:59 +0000 2018

RT @jungly: Question to self: how would you, or could you design a prediction market as a #layertwo protocol on top of bitcoin?

Thu Jun 28 15:37:47 +0000 2018

RT @lopp: The max allowed payment value is currently 0.042 BTC while the max channel funding value is 0.168 BTC. The difficulty in making p…

Thu Jun 28 15:41:14 +0000 2018

Replying to @kwerb and @dgwbirch

Can’t read your story—not going to pay Medium for one story. Why not on publish on your own blog? Is Medium really paying you enough?

Thu Jun 28 16:02:41 +0000 2018

Replying to @dgwbirch and @kwerb

I’ve done this as well, publish both on my blog and on Medium.

Thu Jun 28 18:55:49 +0000 2018

Replying to @annie_parker, @aalexis1234, @AmberBaldet, @angela_walch, @aroraharshita33, @breitwoman, @CaitlinLong_, @dakotagruener, @errorinn, @heathervescent, @IdentityWoman, @kate_sills, @katrynadow, @kiarafrobles, @kimdhamilton, @marianadahan, @Melt_Dem, @nayafia, @pamelawjd, @SusanJoseph1786 and @susan_ramonat


Thu Jun 28 20:42:30 +0000 2018

RT @bryan_georges: @DimitriDeJonghe talking about the importance of #selfsovereignidentity at #blockathon in Brussels today. @SovrinID @up…

Thu Jun 28 22:03:54 +0000 2018

RT @nickris: Watching a game changer! #BCGov in conjunction with Canadian Fed Gov & #Ontario demoing ‘VON’ - Verifiable Org Network, built…

Thu Jun 28 22:04:24 +0000 2018

RT @nickris: Trust @atjohnston to come in with a killer summary of @jljordan42’s work! #Canada leading the way in #SelfSovereignIdentity (o…

Thu Jun 28 22:05:10 +0000 2018

RT @Dibbs_ZA: Great podcast.
#selfsovereignidentity #ssi #digitalidentity https://lnkd.in/gakfz2A https://lnkd.in/gwZ3xtu

Thu Jun 28 22:05:52 +0000 2018

RT @TheBlueMatt: @secparam @gojomo @_xbach @ZcashFoundation Not to mention the ton of research of various people who regularly work very…

Thu Jun 28 22:40:36 +0000 2018

RT @TheBlueMatt: @secparam @gojomo @_xbach @ZcashFoundation Confidential Transactions, tons of work implementing more scalable versions of…

Thu Jun 28 22:40:41 +0000 2018

Metadata privacy is incredibly hard to do. Signal/PGP/etc. can protect the content, but adversaries can know who & when. I’ve not explored cwtch architecture but any legitimate effort here is worthwhile. https://twitter.com/openpriv/status/1012423117266800641

Thu Jun 28 22:47:47 +0000 2018

Replying to @IdentityWoman, @aalexis1234, @annie_parker, @AmberBaldet, @angela_walch, @aroraharshita33, @breitwoman, @CaitlinLong_, @dakotagruener, @errorinn, @heathervescent, @kate_sills, @katrynadow, @kiarafrobles, @kimdhamilton, @marianadahan, @Melt_Dem, @nayafia, @pamelawjd, @SusanJoseph1786, @susan_ramonat, @tonilanec, @OutlierCanada, @IMmsGNU, @IlianaOV, @Talia81882871, @tracyleparulo, @MawaddaBasir, @Anne_Connelly and @IdentityWoman

I am sorry I have to go public about this—I quietly blocked you because you are increasingly becoming a toxic actor & hurting your own causes. I appreciate your past efforts at #IIW but your unconstructive behavior on Twitter & attacks on allies are disappointing.

Thu Jun 28 23:04:07 +0000 2018

California Governor @JerryBrownGov signed today into law #AB375 giving California’s the nation’s strongest privacy protection. Bill was rushed so I’ve not seen full analysis yet, but unanimous vote a positive signal. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB375

Thu Jun 28 23:13:04 +0000 2018

BIP174 is important for as it makes multisig easier “Creating unsigned or partially signed transactions to be passed around…is currently implementation dependent, making it hard for people who use different wallet software from being able to easily do so” https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0174.mediawiki

Thu Jun 28 23:21:08 +0000 2018

“A decentralized identity protocol requires many layers to be complete. This article serves as brief introduction to the range of uPort offerings…a list of our specifications, smart contracts, Javascript libraries…” @uport_me #DecentralizedIdentity https://medium.com/uport/a-complete-list-of-uports-protocols-libraries-and-solutions-63e9b99b9fd6

Thu Jun 28 23:32:58 +0000 2018

BIP174 “Partially Signed Bitcoin Transaction Format” here is an example of the 2 of 3 multisig workflow. Once implemented, any wallet supporting BIP174 can be a party to a multisig transaction — you don’t need to all be using the same software. https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0174.mediawiki

Fri Jun 29 00:12:11 +0000 2018

RT @JoeAndrieu: @jonibrennan @jaredhanson @iglazer Sure. And with DIDs you can choose your preferred governance: BTCR, Veres One, Sovrin, e…

Fri Jun 29 01:28:46 +0000 2018

RT @kimdhamilton: Credentials CG discusses “DID Revocation and Rotation”: https://w3c-ccg.github.io/meetings/2018-06-19/ #w3c #ccg

Fri Jun 29 16:46:04 +0000 2018

RT @kimdhamilton: Credentials CG discusses “DID Use Cases”: https://w3c-ccg.github.io/meetings/2018-06-26/ #w3c #ccg

Fri Jun 29 16:46:52 +0000 2018

Replying to @veorq

How big are keys & signatures in your scheme?

Fri Jun 29 16:52:33 +0000 2018

Replying to @_jillruth

I’ve been thinking in similar territory with something I’m calling #BlockchainCommons https://twitter.com/christophera/status/988856246349508609

Fri Jun 29 17:10:09 +0000 2018

I’m fascinated by this modern day USB sneakernet, >1TB weekly, happening in Puerto Rico. Any examples in other countries? “Few people have an internet connection at home because it’s so expensive. Instead a weekly collection…is physically swapped” https://www.newscientist.com/article/2173008-cuba-has-a-hidden-internet-system-based-on-trading-usb-sticks/

Fri Jun 29 23:05:57 +0000 2018

Celebrating #HarlanEllison’s life, here is Harlan’s Hawk (actually a dark subspecies of Red-Tailed Hawk) screaming at the world until he is recognized for being right. http://www.featheredphotography.com/blog/2013/01/20/harlans-hawk/ (video taken in my backyard today)

Sat Jun 30 03:08:45 +0000 2018

Replying to @boscolochris

When I was in college, there were some students who would get free carryon-on-only flights to Australia if the would deliver spools of tapes of internet newsfeeds as their luggage. Cheaper & faster total effectiveness bandwidth than cross-pacific copper telephone cables.

Sat Jun 30 04:05:16 +0000 2018

RT @brynosaurus: DEDIS’s blockchain-based e-voting system, with cryptographic anonymity and verifiably, is now in use for EPFL Assembly ele…

Sat Jun 30 04:07:51 +0000 2018

Replying to @jessfraz

I’m proposing a workshop at Financial Crypto 19 that I includes more post-mortems, pragmatic implementor experiences, and surveys of implementations. I was elected to the FC steering committee on that platform.

Sat Jun 30 05:04:49 +0000 2018

Replying to @bcantrill


Sat Jun 30 05:05:28 +0000 2018

Inability to bank as a form of coercion! “within the crypto sector the BSA is the root cause of an enormous difficulty faced by start-ups, even if they are only loosely connected to the crypto sector: It is exceedingly difficult for start-ups to open even a basic…account.” https://twitter.com/caitlinlong_/status/1012403709467295750

Sun Jul 01 02:44:56 +0000 2018