RT @internetarchive: So this just happened. Some founders of the Internet posing for a photo op at #DWebSummit.

From left: @ChristopherA…

Wed Aug 01 20:11:19 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: Xanadu Project in late 80s dreamed “Every document can contain a royalty mechanism at any desired degree of granularity t…

Wed Aug 01 20:47:06 +0000 2018

Replying to @internetarchive, @TheTedNelson, @timberners_lee, @vgcerf and @brewster_kahle

One unsung hero to me missing from this lineup is Phil Salin http://www.philsalin.com who died too soon. I met him through @TheTedNelson at Xanadu in late ‘80’s. Phil’s “Wealth of Kitchens” published in ‘90 inspired & informed many visionaries before the Internet became popular.

Wed Aug 01 20:56:44 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @internetarchive @TheTedNelson @timberners_lee @vgcerf @brewster_kahle One unsung hero to me missing from this lineup is…

Wed Aug 01 20:57:26 +0000 2018

Thank you everyone who participated in the #SmartSignatures dinner last night after the #dwebsummit. Some great sharing of ideas & approaches to the future of Bitcoin Script-like languages for smart contracts. Also thank you to @zcashco for sponsoring the dinner!

Thu Aug 02 17:51:07 +0000 2018

Some older thoughts on #SmartSignatures can be found in my talk from last spring’s #bpase https://youtu.be/E9sbWKbfyJU or my paper last year https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/ID2020DesignWorkshop/blob/master/final-documents/smarter-signatures.pdf

Thu Aug 02 17:55:46 +0000 2018

If #SmartSignatures are a topic that you are working or have something to contribute to, let me know and I can add you to the list for future events like this. We also are likely to discuss this topic again at next #RebootingWebOfTrust http://rwot7.eventbrite.com

Thu Aug 02 18:00:28 +0000 2018

“perhaps more important problem, is that student governments are almost always elected. Elections undermine leadership and civic development & violate widely-held educational values such as fairness and equal opportunity…solution is lotteries…(of) student volunteers” #sortition https://twitter.com/SortitionNow/status/1024953506237689856

Thu Aug 02 18:56:06 +0000 2018

RT @alexoblockchain: In Seattle? I’m teaching a free workshop on self-sovereign identity and @lifeID_io on the 13th: The Future of Online P…

Thu Aug 02 19:05:33 +0000 2018

Replying to @kacperwikiel

My experience is perception of passing time depends on newness & changes to environment. My first year of teaching in a sustainable MBA after a lifetime of software was slower. Learning Bitcoin was slower. I constantly challenge myself to newness to keep young. Uncomfort is OK.

Thu Aug 02 19:12:49 +0000 2018

RT @EngageVisually: This mornings keynote - @kelvy_bird #GenerativeScribing how visual practice can bring the mind, hand and heart together…

Thu Aug 02 19:16:31 +0000 2018

Pleased to hear that Arkham Horror, the game originally by Richard Launius in 1987 that @Appelcline & I resurrected to great success in 2005, which kicked off a generation of collaborative games, will be back in print next year with a third edition! https://twitter.com/MeeplesTogether/status/1025073214618099712

Fri Aug 03 00:37:10 +0000 2018

Those of you who follow me on Facebook as my Twitter posts are cross posted there, will no longer see them. This is exactly the kind of constitutional aristocracy problem that @Doctorow was speaking at in his speech at #DWebSummit today. https://twitter.com/Support/status/1024758308081610753

Fri Aug 03 02:09:59 +0000 2018

RT @kimdhamilton: Credentials CG discusses Amira use case #DID: https://w3c-ccg.github.io/meetings/2018-07-24/ #w3c #ccg

Fri Aug 03 06:03:43 +0000 2018

Replying to @meekaale and @jemenger

I lived in Berkeley for a little over 20 years but never met Christopher Alexander. Tried a few times :-) Even though I mostly work with patterns in other fields (computers, collaboration, design, and a future book on play) I often find nuggets from his that cross domains.

Fri Aug 03 20:37:23 +0000 2018

Replying to @meekaale and @jemenger

Here is an old blog post of mine in Alexander’s architecture pattern “Intimacy Gradient” that I find relevant to social software design. http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2004/08/intimacy_gradie.html

Fri Aug 03 20:39:40 +0000 2018

Replying to @BobSummerwill and @aalexis1234

Here is the video of the Consensus panel https://youtu.be/gXUGJXN-_MU

Fri Aug 03 20:42:39 +0000 2018

RT @BobSummerwill: It was a fantastic treat to spend some time with @ChristopherA at #DWebSummit.

Here is some insight from him from 2015…

Fri Aug 03 20:42:47 +0000 2018

RT @jemenger: A great resource learned about from @ChristopherA at #DWebSummit. Pattern language for organizing teams working on open proje…

Fri Aug 03 20:42:53 +0000 2018

Now that DIDs are beginning to be tested, the next step is developers want to use them to Auth. But what exactly does Auth mean? Lead by ⁦@peacekeeper⁩, this paper from last #RebootingWebOfTrust explores the opportunity space enabled by DID Auth. https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust-spring2018/blob/master/final-documents/did-auth.md

Fri Aug 03 20:51:13 +0000 2018

Replying to @davewiner

This is exactly the problem we are in progress of solving. For instance leaders in the #Mastodon community like @dustyweb are looking to DIDs to address challenges of their distributed version of Twitter to make it decentralized. Our next event is http://rwot7.eventbrite.com—join us!

Fri Aug 03 20:57:03 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @davewiner This is exactly the problem we are in progress of solving. For instance leaders in the #Mastodon community lik…

Fri Aug 03 20:58:21 +0000 2018

Replying to @davewiner, @dustyweb and @davewiner

a recent related Twitter identity problem experienced by a colleague in the industry that exemplifies the problem: https://medium.com/@2W/how-i-was-locked-out-of-twitter-842109fde975

Fri Aug 03 21:00:11 +0000 2018

Replying to @Carsten71071425, @peacekeeper, @VinnyLingham and @civic

I can’t speak for @civic but the @uPort, @sovrin, @VeresOneID and the BTCR teams are definitely talking with each other. There are some challenges to be address — different curves, different signature formats, etc. But evolving. We will be talking more at http://rwot7.eventbrite.com

Fri Aug 03 21:09:04 +0000 2018

Replying to @davewiner and @dustyweb

I’d love @jack & the Twitter team to offer DIDs and W3C Verifiable Credentials. However, they’d need to accept them not just offer them. This was the tragedy of OpenID that Twitter contributed to that many developers fear. #RebootingWebOfTrust is trying to address this problem.

Fri Aug 03 21:13:24 +0000 2018

Replying to @davewiner, @dustyweb and @jack

Our goal is that you’d be able to easily host an open source low-security (aka not actually host blockchains yourself) universal resolver for multiple DIDs that would be more than sufficient for your needs. The high-security resolvers would be for commerce & banks.

Fri Aug 03 22:24:23 +0000 2018

RT @biasmlopes: Missed this week’s epidose of #IdentityMondays? We chatted #selfsovereign #identity.Brilliant @jonibrennan,President of the…

Sat Aug 04 17:16:46 +0000 2018

Replying to @real_dual, @hrdwrknvrstps, @aalexis1234, @derose, @nvk, @386A85D8C88 and @timberners_lee

Actually, there is some historical precedence both in the software industry and in architecture that tearing down and starting over twice a generation is actually the best for longevity. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/this-japanese-shrine-has-been-torn-down-and-rebuilt-every-20-years-for-the-past-millennium-575558/

Sat Aug 04 23:18:26 +0000 2018

RT @TraceMayer: Must listen interview w/ @CaitlinLong_ on 6th network effect (financialization) w/ Wall Street & institutional investors.…

Sat Aug 04 23:20:07 +0000 2018

Next Tuesday’s W3C Credential CG call at 9am PT 12pm ET will have as our guest @brynosaurus & team who will be sharing some their thoughts on “Proof of Personhood”. Is it possible to have psuedoanonymous identities unique & accountable enough for voting? https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2018Aug/0014.html

Sat Aug 04 23:27:18 +0000 2018

RT @davidpine7: You have no idea how bad I wanted to pass this car, then I realized I shouldn’t… never pass a null pointer. https://t.co/…

Sat Aug 04 23:29:10 +0000 2018

Replying to @lpolovets

Re: “seed funds need to reserve”, I wrote about this back in 2006 based on my own seed fund experience where following investors shut us out because we didn’t have reserve. This is bad for ecosystem but unfortunately the way it has worked: http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2006/01/on_being_an_ang.html

Sun Aug 05 03:32:27 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @lpolovets Re: “seed funds need to reserve”, I wrote about this back in 2006 based on my own seed fund experience where…

Sun Aug 05 03:34:29 +0000 2018

Replying to @zooko

I’ve spoken to some of the leaders of the BGP community, both from administration & tech, and one of the biggest challenges is that BGP is essentially a peer-to-peer but the DANE proposal to secure it is centralized. I’ve suggested web of trust solutions might be a better fit.

Sun Aug 05 20:29:31 +0000 2018

RT @MeeplesTogether: Here’s a wacky bit of co-op news: Return to Dark Tower, a reinvention of the classic ’80s game in the cooperative mo…

Sun Aug 05 21:00:37 +0000 2018

Replying to @jimmysong and @MarkFriedenbach

and I have had some discussions in #BlockchainCommons on what may be possible with SecQ. https://github.com/BlockchainCommons/secp256k1/issues/1

Mon Aug 06 14:38:58 +0000 2018

RT @jimmysong: Thanks to Andy Poelstra for helping to define the generator point for the secq256k1 curve, which I’ve implemented here:


Mon Aug 06 14:47:50 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @jimmysong @MarkFriedenbach and I have had some discussions in #BlockchainCommons on what may be possible with SecQ. http…

Mon Aug 06 16:14:00 +0000 2018

RT @MeeplesTogether: A lot of Christopher Allen’s writing has to do with teams and other groups. This one, on teams of two and three, activ…

Tue Aug 07 01:30:12 +0000 2018

RT @AoverK: The year is 2025.

After offending the wrong person on Facebook, John’s FB-linked bank accounts are frozen.

Google has replac…

Tue Aug 07 03:45:13 +0000 2018

Replying to @AoverK

We are trying! http://rwot7.eventbrite.com

Tue Aug 07 03:46:19 +0000 2018

Today at 9am PT, 12 ET W3C Credentials CG call. Topic “Proof of Personhood” http://bford.info/tmp/0807-w3c-pseudonym-parties.pdf & https://drive.switch.ch/index.php/s/XrIVRaPbgwnZ677 https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/1025885920908664832

Tue Aug 07 15:43:58 +0000 2018

Civil forfeiture for only “probable cause” by local jurisdictions splitting it with Feds so that state civil forfeiture reforms are overruled, itself is a crime of coercive power over ordinary citizens. This needs to stop. https://twitter.com/reason/status/1026549476624756736

Tue Aug 07 18:20:50 +0000 2018

RT @_shaunconway: I’m excited to be nominated for the Your Mark on the World Changemaker of the Month award. What a remarkable group of peo…

Tue Aug 07 18:21:12 +0000 2018

RT @eric_lombrozo: The problem is not censorship. It’s monopoly. Monopoly via capture of networks and locking users in via nonstandard inte…

Wed Aug 08 00:26:09 +0000 2018

I want distribution & package signing with turtles down to the silicon “If I can gain access to commit in 30 minutes, what could a nation state with dedicated resources achieve against a team of 17 volunteers?” https://medium.com/@vesirin/how-i-gained-commit-access-to-homebrew-in-30-minutes-2ae314df03ab

Wed Aug 08 00:31:05 +0000 2018

RT @ericasadun: Thought of the day: if you rip a net, you end up with fewer holes than you started with. #topology (My daughter walks by as…

Wed Aug 08 00:31:50 +0000 2018

RT @stephanlivera: “Bitcoin’s base layer is like digital physical gold, while Lightning Network is like digital paper gold but without the…

Wed Aug 08 00:37:12 +0000 2018

#PriFi looks interesting—it leverages public servers to help with privacy on W(LAN)s. Offers anonymity between users of a net, eavesdropping protection against parking-lot, malicious/coerced employees & malware attacks, jamming & equivocation attacks. https://prifi.net/

Wed Aug 08 00:49:42 +0000 2018

RT @Steve_Lockstep: Self Sovereign Identity #SSI & #Blockchain - a healthy standing panel at #TechInGovAU.
Andre Boysen, Emma Poposka, Kath…

Wed Aug 08 03:08:00 +0000 2018

RT @Scott_Wiener: This front group for the telecom industry continues to spread false information about our #NetNeutrality bill, #SB822. Ne…

Wed Aug 08 03:18:36 +0000 2018

We are in the process of updating of our online tutorial “Learning Bitcoin from the Command Line”. Right now we are planning to continue up the stack to explain C-Lightning https://github.com/ChristopherA/Learning-Bitcoin-from-the-Command-Line What else would you like to see? Using Bitcoin libraries in C to write secure apps?

Wed Aug 08 17:51:13 +0000 2018

Thread 👇👍 — it oddly unifies my mindsets of being a software engineer/architect & my hobby as owner/publisher of http://www.RPG.net https://twitter.com/visakanv/status/1027197969164951553

Wed Aug 08 17:57:00 +0000 2018

Yet another example of tragedy of the commons/free rider problem that critical open source projects have not been able to solve. One goal of #BlockchainCommons to try to figure out if there is a solution for long-term infrastructure support in the incentive design of blockchains. https://twitter.com/BitcoinIsSaving/status/1027190575412518916

Wed Aug 08 20:58:41 +0000 2018

RT @MeeplesTogether: Our third and final foundational co-op game, after Arkham Horror and Lord of the Rings is Pandemic by @mattleaco…

Thu Aug 09 06:38:56 +0000 2018

RT @Blockstream: We present a summary of Pay-to-EndPoint (#P2EP), a community work group’s efforts to defend against the most common heuris…

Thu Aug 09 06:45:46 +0000 2018

RT @FT: We must face up to the threat posed by biometrics https://on.ft.com/2Mhbn6K

Thu Aug 09 06:52:08 +0000 2018

RT @DigitalscotNews: British Columbia pioneers Self-Sovereign Digital Identity, featuring @Hyperledger, @mydiacc, @SovrinID, @windley, @Chr…

Thu Aug 09 15:49:36 +0000 2018

RT @CaitlinLong_: “Aside from suppressing #bitcoin’s price by boosting supply via off-chain BTC substitutes, there’s another risk to fracti…

Thu Aug 09 17:10:10 +0000 2018

Replying to @angela_walch and @lai

I’m be interested in what was said. My Revised “Ostrom’s Design Principles for Collective Governance of the Commons” is at http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2015/11/a-revised-ostroms-design-principles-for-collective-governance-of-the-commons-.html

Fri Aug 10 00:16:31 +0000 2018

We at #BlockchainCommons are making good progress on digital asset custody risk & adversary analysis, as well as best practices for the Bitcoin side of either ecosystem (proper multisig on Ethereum still confounds us). Should lead to good list of questions to ask custodians. https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_/status/1027648915460554753

Fri Aug 10 00:21:26 +0000 2018

👍“Large refactors are very common and often good practice in typical software development. But it is extremely risky to modify validation code for cryptocurrencies, due to the ever-looming threat of inadvertently introducing a chain-splitting bug.” https://twitter.com/jimmysong/status/1027692795430141953

Fri Aug 10 00:37:02 +0000 2018

Every ethical & responsible cryptocurrency developer should read this! 👍👏 “I mentioned above that my disclosure was anonymous. I’d like to explain the reasoning for that, as anonymity played a significant role in the process.” https://medium.com/@coryfields/http-coryfields-com-cash-48a99b85aad4

Fri Aug 10 00:39:41 +0000 2018

RT @TheBlueMatt: A fun writeup of a chain-splitting bug and disclosure.

A “chain-split” bug is possibly the worst type of bug a cryptocurr…

Fri Aug 10 01:03:23 +0000 2018

RT @alexbosworth: “After seeing the minimal review the changes had undergone and the large number of lines changed, I thought it reasonably…

Fri Aug 10 01:03:30 +0000 2018

Replying to @lightcoin

I think @TokenSoftInc also uses a fork of Gnosis wallet for Ethereum multisig. Still a worrying attack surface as compared to offline & airgapped options for wallets in Bitcoin. It will even be easier there when partially signed transactions are available.

Fri Aug 10 01:12:19 +0000 2018

This breakdown of what makes a successful RPG experience has some close resonance to what it feels to be working with others on the better open source projects. Maybe it is why I do both. https://twitter.com/rdonoghue/status/1027619305763024896

Fri Aug 10 01:16:12 +0000 2018

Replying to @seanbohan

Soon it will be http://BlockchainCommons.com — but no marketing folk on team yet. Some content is emerging or being moved from elsewhere to https://GitHub.com/BlockchainCommons Goal is launch of site and #SmartCustody documents by end of month.

Fri Aug 10 01:21:46 +0000 2018

Replying to @TezosFoundation, @zmanian, @Cornell, @el33th4xor, @UBI_pt and @france_ioi

Are the foundation only interested in Tezos specific research, or also in general blockchain & cryptographic security & critical internet security infrastructure? There is too little funding for the latter.

Fri Aug 10 01:49:02 +0000 2018

Replying to @TezosFoundation, @zmanian, @Cornell, @el33th4xor, @UBI_pt and @france_ioi

We are also seeking sponsorship of collaborative developer events like #RebootingWebOfTrust Design Workshop https://rwot7.eventbrite.com — I am also in planning stages of a sidechains & L2 Design Workshop.

Fri Aug 10 01:56:16 +0000 2018

“The Aadhaar project, even before its ambitions have been fully realized, has caused deaths, data breaches, banking fraud and hardship. A project that is increasingly violating Indians’ right to life and privacy must be dismantled” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/theworldpost/wp/2018/08/09/aadhaar/

Fri Aug 10 05:58:42 +0000 2018

Replying to @cbeams

There is some work to support DIDs in Mastodon for portability, by folk like @dustyweb. For instance with a DID based on the BTCR method you could use some Bitcoin dust to create an account on a server, and spend that dust to revoke it or move your account to a new server.

Fri Aug 10 15:02:24 +0000 2018

Replying to @el33th4xor

I consider sidechain-related tech to be another Layer 2, as well are some services like @Blockstack for IDs & @Tierion & @opentimestamps for timestamps. There are some IPFS apps there tightly bound to blockchains that are also Layer 2

Fri Aug 10 15:14:09 +0000 2018

RT @kallewoof: some cool btcdeb updates:

Fri Aug 10 15:15:14 +0000 2018

RT @MarkFriedenbach: @NicolasDorier @pwuille @wintercooled @Blockstream @adam3us @Excellion @nopara73 @waxwing__ Lower than assembly level.…

Fri Aug 10 15:27:55 +0000 2018

RT @pwuille: @MarkFriedenbach @NicolasDorier @wintercooled @Blockstream @adam3us @Excellion @nopara73 @waxwing__ The proof and verify code,…

Fri Aug 10 15:28:21 +0000 2018

RT @MarkFriedenbach: @NicolasDorier @pwuille @wintercooled @Blockstream @adam3us @Excellion @nopara73 @waxwing__ You can start with these t…

Fri Aug 10 15:28:37 +0000 2018

RT @notgrubles: I like the idea of a Bitcoiner Mastodon instance but I’m not comfortable with a central server that knows the IP addresses…

Fri Aug 10 15:40:12 +0000 2018

Replying to @NickSzabo4 and @kacperwikiel

As soon as I hear the word majority in a blockchain governance solution, I know that the builders have not studied the over 2400 year old history of governance since Aristotle. Majority rule is a problem, rarely a solution—even the US Founding Fathers knew this.

Fri Aug 10 15:50:58 +0000 2018

Replying to @NickSzabo4 and @kacperwikiel

See more, see thread 👇 https://twitter.com/christophera/status/980845251534381056

Fri Aug 10 16:42:32 +0000 2018

Replying to @moo9000

I agree the benefits of #Aadhaar exceed that of the system that existed before. However, the risks could be greater. India is a complicated country with many ethnic groups, religions, castes & clans. What if identity system becomes a tool of group vs group? Has happened before!

Fri Aug 10 16:49:08 +0000 2018

RT @timpastoor: @jeetsidhu_ @moo9000 @ChristopherA I just hope history doesn’t repeat. Greetings from the Netherlands. https://t.co/DIns5Kg…

Sat Aug 11 04:49:36 +0000 2018

RT @jeetsidhu_: In the 1984 anti-sikh pogrom, the Indian government supplied voter lists to Congress party cadres so they could more effici…

Sat Aug 11 04:51:42 +0000 2018

RT @_shaunconway: Wonderful to report how @ixo_impact team has implemented “Decentralized identity: W3C standards and the ixo KeySafe” as d…

Sat Aug 11 15:47:23 +0000 2018

RT @adamjorlen: Blog post from 2004 by @ChristopherA on progressive trust recommended by @matthewjosef of @holochain at #dwebsummit.

Sat Aug 11 15:48:57 +0000 2018

RT @kimdhamilton: Credentials CG discusses Proof of Personhood with @brynosaurus: https://w3c-ccg.github.io/meetings/2018-08-07/ #w3c #ccg

Sat Aug 11 20:03:52 +0000 2018

TLS 1.3 is FINAL, only 6 months shy of the 20th anniversary of TLS 1.0 that I led going final. This version deserves better than a 1.3 designation — if TLS 1.0 was effectively SSL 3.1 then given the changes this should be SSL 4.0. Congratulations to all involved! https://twitter.com/grittygrease/status/1028069839519109121

Sat Aug 11 20:49:43 +0000 2018

I’d like to see a legacy-less implementation of TLS 1.3 — written in a strong language, no RSA, no legacy suites, abstract out certificates so alternatives to X.509 can be used, remove a few minor compromises that TLS 1.3 did to support corp firewalls & transition to 1.3, etc.

Sat Aug 11 21:01:09 +0000 2018

Replying to @DavidKarger, @sherab_chodron, @CaitlinLong_ and @Petts5

I call this category of tech #SmartCustody — the use of various cryptographic tools such as multisigs, timelocks, and smart signatures to improve the care, maintenance, control, and protection of digital assets. Will be offering some workshops on topic in fall.

Sat Aug 11 22:49:04 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: I’d like to see a legacy-less implementation of TLS 1.3 — written in a strong language, no RSA, no legacy suites, abstrac…

Sat Aug 11 22:50:23 +0000 2018

I’ll have to walk through this exercise on some of my projects — 👍👏”EthicalOS Toolkit: a guide to anticipating the future impact of today’s technology, or how not to regret the things you build.” https://ethicalos.org/ /via @trentmc0

Sun Aug 12 13:40:53 +0000 2018

Replying to @ecoinomia

What is Level 3? Would you say Ethereum runs at Level 2 and Bitcoin comes a little closer to Level 3?

Sun Aug 12 13:49:41 +0000 2018

RT @ecoinomia: A couple of comments on the “A” in DAO, read: the claims that blockchain based organizations are autonomously operating enti…

Sun Aug 12 13:49:45 +0000 2018

👍“By simply stating ‘dress appropriately,’ Barra does exactly what she asks of other leaders: She avoids assumptions, instead choosing to trust her employees’ judgment—and has found the experience remarkably liberating.” https://qz.com/work/1242801/gms-dress-code-is-only-two-words/ — How about just “Be Adult”?

Sun Aug 12 13:59:36 +0000 2018

RT @VitalikButerin: @FaceLikeTheSun No, blockchain would make things worse. Transparency of the wrong kind makes vote selling easier.

Sun Aug 12 14:11:54 +0000 2018

RT @zooko: Corporations are machines, not moral agents. They can perform better or worse at their intended function, they can fail entirely…

Sun Aug 12 14:15:02 +0000 2018

Replying to @ricburton

There has been an ongoing discussion at #RebootingWebOfTrust on a number of innovative methods for Social Key Recovery, including some based on history, but hasn’t been critical mass for a formal collaborative survey paper yet. Maybe at next event htttps://rwot7.eventbrite.com ?

Sun Aug 12 14:27:29 +0000 2018

RT @Schwarzenegger: Your advice was absolutely correct under any normal circumstances, and those were the rules back then. I just happen to…

Sun Aug 12 14:30:53 +0000 2018

RT @EFF:  ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄  

Sun Aug 12 14:31:29 +0000 2018

RT @mattblaze: Official results of the Defcon special election between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. The Dark Tangent wins in a la…

Sun Aug 12 14:31:55 +0000 2018

Replying to @trbouma and @Medium

There has been considerable discussion at #RebootingWebOfTrust & W3C Credentials CG about methods to do sign on using DIDs in a standard way across multiple blockchains. A survey of approaches is at https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust-spring2018/blob/master/final-documents/did-auth.md - maybe a start to spec next event?

Sun Aug 12 14:41:16 +0000 2018

I really believe that critical internet infrastructure, which i believe that blockchain tech will become, requires a different software engineering modality. Agile isn’t it, (but let’s not go back to wayerfall). Closest example I’ve seen to date is in Bitcoin Core community. https://twitter.com/www_ora_tion_ca/status/1027776256719429632

Sun Aug 12 14:48:24 +0000 2018

We need tools like System Thinking and approaches like this Learning Review in the software industry, in particular for critical internet infrastructure. Should have been one for Heartbleed. Still serious limitation is how to fund these, but needed as we all depend on internet. https://twitter.com/allspaw/status/1028054972699746304

Sun Aug 12 14:56:39 +0000 2018

RT @Dibbs_ZA: “Decentralized identity: W3C standards and the ixo KeySafe”
Great article.
All you need to know, with an appropriate level…

Sun Aug 12 15:31:37 +0000 2018

Replying to @paulcurrion

I believe that there is a place for biometrics in self-sovereign hardware enclaves—the iPhone 8 fingerprint reader as a good example. But biometric information should never leave personal control — never sent through networks to support authentication—too many human rights risks.

Sun Aug 12 15:47:14 +0000 2018

I find this true: “Twitter is great for getting exposure to ideas you weren’t familiar with, but maybe following people with similar interests also acts as a natural spaced repetition for ideas you’re familiar with but haven’t brushed up on recently.” https://medium.com/@jbackus/intentionally-shaping-your-thinking-9a19a9628973

Sun Aug 12 16:03:26 +0000 2018

Replying to @david_perell and @SusanJoseph1786

c/in NewYork/in the coastal cities (NY,Boston,SF,LA,Seattle, etc)/

Sun Aug 12 19:21:40 +0000 2018

“Would Gates be willing to giving his retinal scan, fingerprints, and address to the government and private agencies, some of which will be made publicly available?” — I suspect Bill Gates would not! http://www.asianage.com/decaf/140518/access-control-why-it-makes-sense-for-gates-to-promote-aadhaar.html

Sun Aug 12 19:48:29 +0000 2018

Replying to @kate_sills and @LeahLibresco

I too seek answers here. There are some interesting lessons from the co-housing, co-living & co-working communities. I’d be glad to connect you in to those who’ve lived in them, who have been practicing different approaches in East Bay SF.

Mon Aug 13 07:13:47 +0000 2018

Replying to @CryptoSpiralus

Best balanced overview on #aadhaar is the Omidyar report referred to here: https://www.omidyar.com/blog/perspective-aadhaar I am a bit more critical than that team as I’m more concerned about how identity could be abused by those in power or in a regime change.

Mon Aug 13 07:19:30 +0000 2018

Replying to @kate_sills and @LeahLibresco

Some of my friends tried to start an Art Monestary here on the west coast. Here is the original secular one: https://www.artmonastery.org

Mon Aug 13 07:21:17 +0000 2018

Replying to @kate_sills and @LeahLibresco

Some of my friends are involved in co-living at http://opendoor.io, an updated, more millennial form of co-housing.

Mon Aug 13 07:24:32 +0000 2018

Replying to @kate_sills and @LeahLibresco

A number of my older friends live at various co-housing developments in the Bay Area. http://www.bayareaca.org/housing There openings at the one in Pleasant Hill. I recommend attending a dinner.

Mon Aug 13 07:27:34 +0000 2018

Replying to @kate_sills and @LeahLibresco


Mon Aug 13 07:30:22 +0000 2018

RT @greghauw: One of the most promising & transformative blockchain use cases is the creation of a distributed, secure digital identity—Sel…

Tue Aug 14 00:18:59 +0000 2018

RT @backus: The biggest gate keepers for adoption of decentralized tech is mainstream web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE).

A @coinc…

Tue Aug 14 05:09:32 +0000 2018

It is great to hear the @stlouisfed talk about the importance of financial privacy, and its connections to cash. So many good quotes to draw from here: 👍 https://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/review/2018/07/16/payment-systems-and-privacy

Tue Aug 14 05:20:28 +0000 2018

“I told the SoS’s Deputy Commissioner of Elections that I truly believe Iowa’s elections infrastructure is vulnerable” — Joel D. Miller, Linn County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections https://lcauditor.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/def-con-a-confirmation-about-the-state-of-elections-in-iowa/

Tue Aug 14 05:24:53 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: “I told the SoS’s Deputy Commissioner of Elections that I truly believe Iowa’s elections infrastructure is vulnerable” —…

Tue Aug 14 18:01:18 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: It is great to hear the @stlouisfed talk about the importance of financial privacy, and its connections to cash. So many…

Tue Aug 14 18:01:21 +0000 2018

Replying to @angela_walch

Regretfully true. A lot of noisy (and often corrupt) signal out there that has to be filtered, and teaching the heuristics to evaluate the filters is being actively attacks.

Tue Aug 14 18:06:10 +0000 2018

I would like to post in some cryptographic & cryptocurrency open source repositories that I maintain information on how to do responsible disclosure related to the project (see: @neha post on https://medium.com/mit-media-lab-digital-currency-initiative/reducing-the-risk-of-catastrophic-cryptocurrency-bugs-dcdd493c7569 ) Can anyone recommend a good example of one?

Tue Aug 14 18:19:01 +0000 2018

👆…@Fox0x01, @gabriellemic, @hare_brain, @HesterPeirce, @isabella_crypto, @janeygak, @JoanneMavridis, @jonibrennan, @kiwiIDgal, @KristaSP, @leong_identity, @lex_is, @mabmbarek, @MagdaRamada, @marianadahan, @Nat_Scherer, @NoraHalleran, @OliviaLovenmark, @pamelarosiedee …

Tue Aug 14 23:56:49 +0000 2018

👆…@ADedopoulou, @AlenaSatoshi, @AnnCavoukian, @astepanovich, @avocoidentity, @biancawylie, @biasmlopes, @bitcoinbae, @byranadasgupta, @cathieyun, @colettelda, @dedrachamberlin, @eileentso, @elenalitani, @EmLindley, @errorinn, @esthermakaay, @e_rossiello, @FBaldimtsi…

Tue Aug 14 23:56:49 +0000 2018

#FF Here are some women that follow but don’t know personally, that over the last year have posted something that intrigued me about privacy, security, decentralized identity, or human rights. I’d love to see some of them at a future #RebootingWebOfTrust https://rwot7.eventbrite.com👇

Tue Aug 14 23:56:49 +0000 2018

👆… @randi_eitzman, @RoastedKeyboard, @sarahlwalton, @sonyaellenmann, @sphcow, @TruBluDevil, @wbm312, @ystvns, @Zemmiph0bia, @_jillruth

Tue Aug 14 23:56:50 +0000 2018

RT @CaitlinLong_: @Marquez_Comelab @BitcoinMuttley 1/ Hey! No, financialization via “real-money” investors is great (pension funds, mutual…

Tue Aug 14 23:57:52 +0000 2018

RT @CaitlinLong_: @Marquez_Comelab @BitcoinMuttley 3/ The SEC & policymakers could also help by not forcing #bitcoin into the custody rule,…

Tue Aug 14 23:58:00 +0000 2018

[and I know it is not Friday, but this was planned to go out last Friday ;-) ]

Wed Aug 15 00:02:20 +0000 2018

Replying to @darrello and @alexbosworth

Hoping to announce soon.

Wed Aug 15 04:13:11 +0000 2018

RT @CaitlinLong_: V interesting points abt #bitcoin #ETFs from @aantonop, esp conflict that arises if fork happens that govt officials don’…

Wed Aug 15 16:59:09 +0000 2018

RT @primalpoly: The problem with a society run by lawyers, economists, and journalists is the elites can’t imagine ordinary people making d…

Wed Aug 15 17:04:21 +0000 2018

Very true! Also wealth is more than money — it can include resilience, regenerative capacity, autonomy and other important factors that are more difficult to measure than a +/- ledger of tokens can do. See also http://ParticipatoryEcosystem.com. https://twitter.com/seanlinehan/status/1029097214994395145

Wed Aug 15 17:08:56 +0000 2018

RT @NickSzabo4: “All other projects…” is an overstatement. I have, however, sadly observed that projects initially built via a hierarchi…

Wed Aug 15 17:10:28 +0000 2018

RT @kallewoof: It’s easy to get intimidated into believing you wouldn’t understand even if you looked something up, but I think it’s a good…

Wed Aug 15 17:20:30 +0000 2018

RT @alexbosworth: Mobile wallets are unlikely to be good routing nodes for Lightning since they’re likely to be slow or unresponsive when a…

Wed Aug 15 17:22:44 +0000 2018

RT @Bschmak: The CEO of GoFundMe recently confirmed one third of GoFundMe campaigns are to pay medical bills. Feel free to look up exact st…

Wed Aug 15 17:26:22 +0000 2018

RT @yuvalyarom: Following seven months of responsible disclosure, we are happy to announce that our Foreshadow attack is now public https:/…

Wed Aug 15 17:29:26 +0000 2018

Replying to @coinbase and @iamb

Come to #RebootingWebOfTrust & share your thoughts! https://rwot7.eventbrite.com

Wed Aug 15 17:36:01 +0000 2018

Though I hope he wins enough on this case to get the telephone companies to address the big problem of fraudulent porting of phone numbers, a big part of problem is other companies still using SMS as a second factor (Twitter @jack, that includes you!) https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/15/cryptocurrency-investor-sues-att-for-224-million-over-loss-of-digita.html

Wed Aug 15 17:44:55 +0000 2018

RT @trbouma: @ChristopherA @jack This demonstrates that when something of high value is at stake (your cryptocurrency or your identity) the…

Wed Aug 15 18:54:39 +0000 2018

Replying to @okdaithi and @jack

I’m told by those facilitating ICOs that every major ICO has had attempts on their executive team to port their phones.

Wed Aug 15 18:57:00 +0000 2018

Replying to @aalexis1234

I like the term “deep wealth”, coined by @artbrock, as per https://youtu.be/na_YQyKHpAQ

Wed Aug 15 19:03:30 +0000 2018

Replying to @aalexis1234 and @artbrock

Which I draw upon in my redefinition of what an Ostrom Commons is “any regenerative, self-organizing complex system that can be drawn upon for deep wealth.” http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2015/11/a-revised-ostroms-design-principles-for-collective-governance-of-the-commons-.html

Wed Aug 15 19:05:22 +0000 2018

Replying to @DLT_law, @jack and @Kr00ney

I agree that they should not accept the risk if they at least do reasonable practices (I might ask for best practices for commercial cell phone services). Right this has been a solvable problem for 10+ years.

Thu Aug 16 01:36:50 +0000 2018

RT @danieltbar: From self sovereign ID as viewed by cypherpunk roots to advanced e-governance.
🌀🔑 e-🇪🇪⛓👩🏻‍💻🚀
#Unconference panel awesome pa…

Thu Aug 16 02:40:44 +0000 2018

Another decentralized identity whitepaper is final, our 8th collaboratively written at the last #RebootingWebOfTrust. “Identity Hub Attestation Flows and Components”, lead by @csuwildcat, w/ Cherie Duncan, @johnptoohey, Ron Kreutzer & @scurranC3I. Discussions continue next event!

Thu Aug 16 02:42:47 +0000 2018

This wasn’t an request from an authoritarian government like China, but from a US government agency that would violate the rights of every citizen with a phone near a crime scene. https://twitter.com/iblametom/status/1029717938335633408

Thu Aug 16 06:17:58 +0000 2018

I can remember reading with fondness Spider & Kim Robinson’s sci-fi novella of alien communication “Stardance”, in Analog many years ago, and hoped someday to go to space to see it. Just found this video of sky dancers that sent me on ride through YouTube: https://youtu.be/zrxRcmepzIY

Thu Aug 16 07:17:11 +0000 2018

RT @aalexis1234: And that is why all the info in a centralized monopoly’s hands may not be a good thing. Google might not be totally evil,…

Thu Aug 16 16:06:53 +0000 2018

“As the gig economy grows, so too does the danger that engineers, in attempting to build the most efficient systems, will chop and dice jobs into pieces so dehumanized that our legal system will no longer recognize them.” https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/08/silicon-valley-engineers-fear-they-created-a-monster

Thu Aug 16 16:28:15 +0000 2018

RT @lopp: Phone porting attacks have gained more attention lately because the losses are increasing by orders of magnitude, but this is NOT…

Thu Aug 16 16:50:39 +0000 2018

Replying to @aalexis1234, @jemenger and @mames

Dates? My travel schedule is already very committed this fall. I’d also likely need patronage for another overseas flight.

Thu Aug 16 21:08:24 +0000 2018

Twitter kills the goose —the participatory commons that created it. I hope in the any participatory commons that I build & collaborate on the future will have the decentralized practices be resistant to a single actor pulling the plug. This is my ideal: http://ParticipatoryEcosystem.com https://twitter.com/9to5mac/status/1030133716658597889

Thu Aug 16 21:25:43 +0000 2018

Replying to @aalexis1234, @jemenger, @mames and @iamtexture

I’ve no explicit conflicts that date, so it is about funding.

Thu Aug 16 22:23:54 +0000 2018

Replying to @iamtexture, @csuwildcat, @johnptoohey and @scurranC3I

Next #RebootingWebOfTrust is in Toronto, September 26th-28th. https://rwot7.eventbrite.com

Thu Aug 16 23:03:49 +0000 2018

Replying to @NotASithLord, @csuwildcat, @johnptoohey and @scurranC3I


Fri Aug 17 01:13:31 +0000 2018

Replying to @jemenger, @aalexis1234, @BobSummerwill, @mames, @iamtexture, @glenweyl and @jwolpert

Maybe on applying Ostrom’s principals to evaluation of token ecosystems & smart contracts? http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2015/11/a-revised-ostroms-design-principles-for-collective-governance-of-the-commons-.html

Fri Aug 17 16:48:01 +0000 2018

Replying to @trbouma

One serious problem (of many) with KYC/AML is so far the interpretation of regulations is that it is not delegatable, i.e. each institution must do it. This makes your financial privacy subject to the party with the least security.

Fri Aug 17 22:51:27 +0000 2018

RT @MeeplesTogether: Three foundational co-op games: Arkham Horror, Lord of the Rings, and Pandemic. There are a few others that would have…

Sat Aug 18 03:33:55 +0000 2018

Replying to @kallewoof

Very cool. I’ve chatted a few times with @MarkFriedenbach about how it would be useful to have a non-consensus Script that had opcodes that could do native secp256k1 field and point modular arithmetic. It could help with Scriptless Scripts & Adapter Signatures and other Schnorr.

Sat Aug 18 04:16:13 +0000 2018

Replying to @kallewoof

I’d love to have a chapter for Bitcoin Using the Command Line that used BTCDEB that was a little like @jimmysong’s intro to EC math that he does with his F2F course.

Sat Aug 18 04:18:28 +0000 2018

👍“There is an immutable truth that we forget at our peril. EVERY CHILD ON THIS PLANET IS BORN SOVEREIGN OF THEIR OWN LIFE. If they are fortunate, they are born to loving, capable parents who guide them into maturity and full ability to exercise (it)…” http://www.deewhock.com/blog/2018/1/21/sovereignty

Sat Aug 18 04:49:03 +0000 2018

“If there is to be livable future for our children and grandchildren, three things are essential:

1—Individuals must recover a substantial portion of the purloined, inherent sovereignty over their own life.”…

Sat Aug 18 04:50:46 +0000 2018

“2—A new, more beneficent form of government for the whole of the planet must be conceived and implemented to curb the wildly out of control nature of the present nation states and commercial corporations.”…

Sat Aug 18 04:51:11 +0000 2018

“3—That government must be so composed that the individual can surrender to it a small portion of their recovered sovereignty for the good of the whole, and trust that it will not be abused.” — @DeeWHock founder /former CEO Visa, author Birth of the Chaordic Age /ht @JoeAndrieu

Sat Aug 18 04:56:00 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: “If there is to be livable future for our children and grandchildren, three things are essential:

1—Individuals must r…

Sat Aug 18 05:02:55 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: “2—A new, more beneficent form of government for the whole of the planet must be conceived and implemented to curb the…

Sat Aug 18 05:02:58 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: “3—That government must be so composed that the individual can surrender to it a small portion of their recovered sover…

Sat Aug 18 05:03:01 +0000 2018

Replying to @mHaGqnOACyFm0h5, @Daniel_Plante, @notgrubles, @kimdhamilton and @NothingMuch

“DIDs are designed to assert that multiple identities refer to the same person, across different networks/namespaces” False, or at least not a requirement nor typical use. Primary function is to prevent corellation without user consent.

Sat Aug 18 05:40:16 +0000 2018

Replying to @mHaGqnOACyFm0h5, @Daniel_Plante, @notgrubles, @kimdhamilton and @NothingMuch

There are multiple identifier spaces DIDs, known as methods, but in almost all cases the DIDs themselves are not human functional, aka not names. Names is another layer. Many different approaches to data minimizing correlation—from very strict pairwise pseudo-anonymous to others.

Sat Aug 18 06:23:19 +0000 2018

Replying to @mHaGqnOACyFm0h5, @Daniel_Plante, @notgrubles, @kimdhamilton and @NothingMuch


Sat Aug 18 06:24:10 +0000 2018

In our collaborative event #RebootingWebOfTrust, attendees submit topic papers in advance to inspire & inform others about their perspectives. The first posted for our next event is “Five Mental Models of Identity” by @JoeAndrieu https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot7-fall2018/blob/master/topics-and-advance-readings/five-mental-models-of-identity.md

Sat Aug 18 16:10:34 +0000 2018

Post a topic paper in advance to our Github, get a discount code for a substantial discount to attend #RebootingWebOfTrust! Combined with the Early Bird discount it makes our event quite affordable. Issues on all papers welcome! Come join the conversation! https://rwot7.eventbrite.com

Sat Aug 18 16:15:59 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: Post a topic paper in advance to our Github, get a discount code for a substantial discount to attend #RebootingWebOfTrus…

Sat Aug 18 16:16:03 +0000 2018

RT @kate_sills: The physical world and the online world have really different moral properties when it comes to claiming “territory” and…

Sat Aug 18 16:20:44 +0000 2018

RT @sandhawke: Me too, in the 80s. That’s why I’ve been aiming for decentralization ever since. Separate moderation from app creation/man…

Sat Aug 18 18:54:56 +0000 2018

Another attack on our US Constitution & our collective intellectual commons by oligopolies: Article 1.8.8 says “To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing FOR LIMITED TIME to authors and inventors” for a reason—at some point IP belongs to us all! https://twitter.com/EFF/status/1030880255081295872

Sat Aug 18 19:15:49 +0000 2018

RT @arbedout: Everyone likes to talk about positive network effects. Imma do a tweetstorm about negative network effects. Gather round, y…

Sat Aug 18 22:32:04 +0000 2018

RT @arbedout: I mentioned this quote in a tweet earlier this week; it’s from a hysterical, irreverent rant - well, series of rants - by a p…

Sat Aug 18 22:33:32 +0000 2018

AI drawing of “The quick brown jumped over the lazy dog” http://t2i.cvalenzuelab.com/

Sat Aug 18 23:16:41 +0000 2018

The perils of asymmetric privacy was the basis of @DavidBrin’s excellent book “The Transparent Society”. My own related quote is “Identity Best: Hold the powerful accountable for their actions. Identity Worst: We weaponize identity against the powerless.” https://twitter.com/arcalinea/status/1030820793880461312

Sat Aug 18 23:31:58 +0000 2018

Another AI, interpreting this 👆image suggests it is “a dog is looking at a dog in the mirror” http://demo.visualdialog.org/#aboutModal

Sat Aug 18 23:35:47 +0000 2018

More examples of these two AI’s interacting by @JanelleCShane https://twitter.com/janellecshane/status/1030910882694553603?s=21

Sat Aug 18 23:37:42 +0000 2018

RT @MarkFriedenbach: I will be giving a talk at #ScalingBitcoin on how a block size increase up to 3600x the present size and a change of p…

Sat Aug 18 23:43:12 +0000 2018

Interesting comment from privacy researcher & advocate @SarahJamieLewis on the privacy challenges of moving from centralized through distributed to true decentralized — in the middle there may be more risks. https://twitter.com/SarahJamieLewis/status/1030569720527765504

Sat Aug 18 23:47:23 +0000 2018

Replying to @bascule

I bought http://ShallWePlay.com” at one point to create a game finding service, with a font like this as a logo, After some testing it turned out too few people knew the reference.

Sat Aug 18 23:55:00 +0000 2018

SF Author Larry Niven at #Worldcon panel on #collaboration: “You should count on as a collaborator that you will do 80% of the work, and thus together 160%. Hopefully the result will be 160% better or you earn 160% more money.”

Sun Aug 19 03:00:26 +0000 2018

RT @ScalingBitcoin: Scaling #Bitcoin Kaizen 2018 program has been posted https://tokyo2018.scalingbitcoin.org/#schedule

Sun Aug 19 03:32:11 +0000 2018

RT @the_hindu: If the Indian government was serious about implementing Aadhaar for public good, it must ensure criminal penalty: Snowden ht…

Sun Aug 19 03:53:32 +0000 2018

RT @Fox0x01: Just to be clear about one thing. I stopped publishing advanced tutorials because I didn’t know if it was worth the risk. I re…

Sun Aug 19 18:19:17 +0000 2018

RT @NickSzabo4: The Cantillon effect: “the first ones to receive the newly created money see their incomes rise, whereas the last ones to r…

Sun Aug 19 18:20:09 +0000 2018

RT @SarahJamieLewis: I think we should build better systems, I think we can, but we need to think long and hard about the design of those s…

Sun Aug 19 18:56:03 +0000 2018

Excellent thread on privacy & defensive decentralization. Read it and @SarahJamieLewis’ field notes! 👍👏 https://twitter.com/SarahJamieLewis/status/1029212002953060352

Sun Aug 19 19:03:25 +0000 2018

Replying to @michaelfolkson, @JustinMoen and @hevyw8_

Probably both a book & course. The first 12 chapters are solid but we are awaiting bitcoin 0.17 to put some polishing touches in it. Then working on adding c-lightning.

Mon Aug 20 16:33:37 +0000 2018

I highly recommend any of @ChaincodeLabs residencies. https://twitter.com/ChaincodeLabs/status/1031526673831915520

Mon Aug 20 16:58:18 +0000 2018

RT @Chris_Stewart_5: Looking forward to teaching people how to build #lapps at this @chaincode hacker residency. There is some serious pow…

Mon Aug 20 17:01:43 +0000 2018

RT @MeeplesTogether: One of Christopher’s most interesting cooperative topics is “altruistic punishment”: how punishing non-cooperators at…

Mon Aug 20 21:45:48 +0000 2018

Important question! “is whether human behavioural data may warrant exemption, for the time being, from publication by the government through its open data programs due to the potential for this data to be used to further commodify human behaviour.” https://twitter.com/biancawylie/status/1031610847553093633

Tue Aug 21 01:07:30 +0000 2018

RT @mitsloanexperts: @MITSloan’s @AndrewWLo always struggled with the conflicting theories of economics – so he created an alternative theo…

Tue Aug 21 01:14:48 +0000 2018

Replying to @arjunblj and @kacperwikiel

See Amira 1.0.0 Use Case from #RebootingWebOfTrust https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust-fall2017/blob/master/final-documents/amira.md

Tue Aug 21 01:18:31 +0000 2018

Replying to @arjunblj and @kacperwikiel

Also I’ve been collecting alternative collective governance models at https://GitHub.com/ParticipatoryOrgs

Tue Aug 21 01:19:45 +0000 2018

I find fascinating the growth of audience participation in the funding & creative process of a number of indy film and tv projects. For instance, the retro scifi Space Command has raised over $1M for previous parts, and is in midst of crowdfund for next: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/58936338/space-command

Tue Aug 21 17:08:27 +0000 2018

Replying to @Drabiv and @MeeplesTogether

Unfortunately no, and a quick through my old emails for chinteliu & a google search only found my post.

Tue Aug 21 19:58:39 +0000 2018

#quote from @jaspkelly from last weekend’s #worldcon panel on #collaboration: “Treat the collaboration as a third author—a different author than either of the collaborators. One of the reasons why these things often take so much time is this 3rd author also has a career…”

Tue Aug 21 20:26:19 +0000 2018

“…plus each of the collaborators has a career, and sometimes a collaborator’s career comes first before the ‘collaboration’ career. So lots of times you’re working on your own projects and have time to come back to the collaboration, but it takes effort to re-enter the piece.”

Tue Aug 21 20:36:47 +0000 2018

I’m concerned: “The limits of China’s willingness to use these tools at home or export them to others are unknown. Worse still, China’s digital authoritarianism could emerge as an exportable model, appealing to leaders on the fence about democratic norms.” https://slate.com/technology/2018/08/chinas-export-of-cutting-edge-surveillance-and-facial-recognition-technology-will-empower-authoritarians-worldwide.html

Wed Aug 22 17:29:35 +0000 2018

In previous #RebootingWebOfTrust Design Workshops the topic of global decentralized name spaces repeatedly comes up. Many competitors here: @Blockstack, @NameCoin, Handshake & more! @taoeffect offers advance paper to further this discussion at next event: https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot7/blob/master/topics-and-advance-readings/dids-in-dpki.md

Wed Aug 22 23:13:40 +0000 2018

Replying to @La__Cuen

Top 5 collaboration tips.

Thu Aug 23 05:03:22 +0000 2018

Tomorrow is the last day for the Early-Bird Discount for joining us at our next #RebootingWebOfTrust Design Workshop in Toronto September 26th-28th. https://rwot7.eventbrite.com

Thu Aug 23 16:10:27 +0000 2018

RT @MeeplesTogether: One of co-op’s super stars. https://twitter.com/valens116/status/1031945746633895936

Thu Aug 23 16:11:30 +0000 2018

Replying to @davewiner

We give a very large discount for those who submit topic papers in advance, which is part of our collaborative process. Reading these before the event helps people understand current ideas & common interests. If people choose not to do they support us by help covering expenses.

Thu Aug 23 19:11:13 +0000 2018

Replying to @davewiner

An independent with a topic paper (which can be just a few pages or some smart questions) signing up before Early Bird Deadline, is a discount of $700. The balance just barely covers our costs for a 3 day event.

Thu Aug 23 19:15:21 +0000 2018

Replying to @davewiner

Most people submit topic papers. We’ve never made a profit. If there is an excess we hold some as a reserve for next event, some is used for academic & diversity scholarships. We’d like to be able to sometimes offer some expense reimbursements for leadership team but not to date.

Thu Aug 23 19:48:10 +0000 2018

Quote from one of my favorite facilitators, @eekime: “Alignment is not the same thing as agreement, although people often conflate the two. A group might verbally agree on a destination, but its participants might still move in conflicting directions…” http://fasterthan20.com/2018/08/the-art-of-aligning-groups/

Thu Aug 23 23:51:27 +0000 2018

Eugene Eric Kim @eekim also offers some nice strategy & culture resources at http://fasterthan20.com/diy-strategy-culture/

Thu Aug 23 23:51:28 +0000 2018

“…Conversely, a group might move in perfect lock-step without ever having explicitly agreed on where it’s going or how…. It might even achieve this while explicitly disagreeing.” http://fasterthan20.com/2018/08/the-art-of-aligning-groups/

Thu Aug 23 23:51:28 +0000 2018

RT @mHaGqnOACyFm0h5: I think this is worth retweeting, both because the thread I responded to is interesting and and part of an important d…

Fri Aug 24 05:25:32 +0000 2018

I asked @La__Cuen for her top 5 collaboration tips. What are yours? https://twitter.com/La__Cuen/status/1032805234253484033

Fri Aug 24 05:30:17 +0000 2018

In my own open source projects, with bitcoin-core, as well as in W3C Standards & #RebootingWebOfTrust we do the bulk of our work as GitHub issues & comments on pull requests. Some good tips in this thread, and a PM from GitHub @becca__z listening for feedback & ideas. https://twitter.com/becca__z/status/1032665327434383361

Fri Aug 24 18:41:25 +0000 2018

.@manu what is that tool in GitHub for respec documents that adds the ability to review PRs in a formatted form rather than seeing only the raw html text? Any other tips/advice for Github? https://github.com/w3c/respec

Fri Aug 24 18:45:28 +0000 2018

Replying to @becca__z

I sometimes wish we could warn people when PRs are larger than X lines. We get some well-meaning contributions to W3C standards documents sometimes, but I wish they would break them into smaller PRs.

Fri Aug 24 18:47:48 +0000 2018

Replying to @becca__z and @github

A second on ability to move issues to another repo (or at least copy them intact) preserving the authors name a metadata like date submitted. We’ve tried using some external tools for this but are clunky and metadata list.

Fri Aug 24 18:53:49 +0000 2018

This is a useful GitHub feature I didn’t know about: a CodeOwners file to define individuals or teams that are responsible for code in a repo https://help.github.com/articles/about-codeowners/ Are there any other special GitHub files I don’t know about?

Fri Aug 24 19:11:18 +0000 2018

RT @manusporny: I’m going to “Rebooting the Web of Trust VII - Fall 2018 - Toronto, ON, CA”. See you there? https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rebooting-the-web-of-trust-vii-fall-2018-toronto-on-ca-tickets-48527570269?aff=estw via @E…

Sat Aug 25 01:33:29 +0000 2018

Replying to @prezcannady, @manusporny and @eventbrite

Problem? BTW, we are up to 39 papers, and ideas & architectures like self-sovereign identity originated in our community are beginning to have real impact on the conversation!

Sat Aug 25 01:43:13 +0000 2018

Replying to @prezcannady, @manusporny and @eventbrite

uPort, Veres One, Sovrin, Blockstack are all making good progress. More coming.

Sat Aug 25 01:46:47 +0000 2018

RT @danheld: 1/ A complete debunking of top Lightning FUD claims:

Sat Aug 25 05:00:28 +0000 2018

Replying to @clavierm

I respect that authors need to earn money for their effort, but is being behind a Medium paywall working out for you? This is 2nd article of yours I can’t read, and I’m not going to join Medium just to read them.

Sat Aug 25 05:09:18 +0000 2018

Replying to @alexbosworth and @jimpo_potamus

I’m a bit confused if this was merged for 17 or if it is for 18.

Mon Aug 27 04:54:39 +0000 2018

RT @jungly: I just published “Measuring Node Centrality in Lightning Network” https://medium.com/p/measuring-node-centrality-in-lightning-network-8102a59999f0

Tue Aug 28 16:27:01 +0000 2018

I’ve become a big fan of the Legacy style of board games. Here Shannon @Appelcline dives into the emotional design & player agency to conclude his series on the mechanics of Legacy games. https://twitter.com/Appelcline/status/1034165638653140993

Tue Aug 28 16:34:04 +0000 2018

Replying to @AdamMGrant and @trbouma

I am an amateur musician who plays a rare percussive melodic instrument called a hand pan. I find I’m a good teacher for beginners because I do not have an innate natural talent so I can explain how to achieve competence. But I can’t teach mastery.

Tue Aug 28 16:47:33 +0000 2018

Excellent overview of the history & perils of India’s #Aadhaar digital identity system & how US-based firms are encouraging it. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/india-aadhuar-tech-companies_us_5b7ebc53e4b0729515109fd0

Tue Aug 28 16:56:54 +0000 2018

RT @kimdhamilton: Learn about DIDs, Verifiable Credentials, and other technologies enabling self-sovereign identity at our #mydata2018 pane…

Wed Aug 29 04:39:57 +0000 2018

RT @shesek: ⚡️ Announcing Spark: a minimalistic wallet GUI for c-lightning ⚡️

🎇 Simple & minimalistic 🎇 Purely off-chain 🎇 Desktop and mob…

Wed Aug 29 05:13:19 +0000 2018

👍A good syllabus on privacy law… https://twitter.com/tiffanycli/status/1034550586627289088

Wed Aug 29 05:26:16 +0000 2018

👎🤬In addition to posts from my Twitter account no longer cross-posting to Facebook, all of my Facebook history of conversations ON FACEBOOK about those tweets has been removed. Bad move! https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/28/facebook-has-removed-all-cross-posted-tweets/

Wed Aug 29 05:35:32 +0000 2018

Replying to @hackylawyER and @kimdhamilton

I’d love to see an update on the #RebootingWebOfTrust whitepaper on #GDPR, either either their or at #W3CCG. Paper was a good start but still feels incomplete. @kimdhamilton maybe you can persuade @hackylawyER to help? https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust-fall2017/blob/master/final-documents/gdpr.md

Wed Aug 29 16:22:41 +0000 2018

RT @alexbosworth: I added support for creating, updating, and signing to my node.js PSBT BIP 174 implementation and it now passes every tes…

Wed Aug 29 16:32:47 +0000 2018

RT @Kiran_N: Ha! I wonder where they found the loss data or the models to underwrite this. My. Gox may have done some good after all. And…

Wed Aug 29 16:37:32 +0000 2018

RT @MicroSFF: “Hah! Figured it out.”
“I made a theory of everything-“
“Let me see! Hm… Wow! You actually joined quantum physics w…

Wed Aug 29 16:37:54 +0000 2018

Over the last few years @Appelcline, the Thursday night gang, and I probably played close to 100 cooperative board games. I’m looking forward to our book coming out soon. If you want an email announcement when the Kickstarter begins, you can sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPDLFYKBi41RL-mzfvUCA2Ff1PutrisNIYlfn1OxanIsVfVQ/viewform https://twitter.com/MeeplesTogether/status/1034891065549979649

Thu Aug 30 04:54:21 +0000 2018

Replying to @jemenger, @VladZamfir, @CalBlockchain and @mechanism_labs

I’d love to have that discussion in a Design Workshop style event like we do at #RebootingWebOfTrust.

Thu Aug 30 04:55:37 +0000 2018

Replying to @hackylawyER and @kimdhamilton

It was started last fall and released earlier this summer, but needs an iteration. I’d love to see a new group tackle it and submit it to W3C Credentials CG https://w3c-ccg.github.io

Thu Aug 30 05:41:59 +0000 2018

Replying to @jemenger, @VladZamfir, @CalBlockchain and @mechanism_labs

We have our own diagraming language for our upcoming cooperative game book — here is one from our case study of the Pandemic boardgame. Closest I’ve seen elsewhere are some diagraming approaches for analysis of games. @raphkoster ??

Fri Aug 31 01:03:27 +0000 2018

Replying to @raphkoster, @jemenger, @VladZamfir, @CalBlockchain, @mechanism_labs, @Appelcline, @LudomotionGames, @s_bura, @danctheduck and @DaveRohrl

I would really like to connect these game design concepts to those in the blockchain doing incentive & mechanism design.

Fri Aug 31 03:58:40 +0000 2018

RT @jemenger: @ChristopherA @raphkoster @VladZamfir @CalBlockchain @mechanism_labs @Appelcline @LudomotionGames @s_bura @danctheduck @DaveR…

Fri Aug 31 06:46:26 +0000 2018

RT @jemenger: @ChristopherA @raphkoster @VladZamfir @CalBlockchain @mechanism_labs @Appelcline @LudomotionGames @s_bura @danctheduck @DaveR…

Fri Aug 31 06:46:58 +0000 2018

This is quite intriguing — a domain specific language for cryptography that makes visible the underlying security assumptions. Looked it over briefly and it is missing some important things like hash functions, but feels like a interesting start. https://twitter.com/laparisa/status/1035252079936200704

Fri Aug 31 07:05:18 +0000 2018

RT @kimdhamilton: Tomorrow at #MyData @peacekeeper, @bengo, and I will present the standards enabling Self-Sovereign Identity (with demos)…

Fri Aug 31 07:12:49 +0000 2018

RT @matthew_d_green: Interesting forensic investigation of Apple Pay. TL;DR: Apple doesn’t collect or back up transaction data to iCloud, a…

Fri Aug 31 19:43:53 +0000 2018

RT @bitcoinist: Andreas Antonopoulos has labeled plans from India’s central bank to create an identity-based national digital currency as “…

Fri Aug 31 19:47:53 +0000 2018

For my birthday today I’m asking my friends to donate to @EFF—not only has they helped many throughout the world with their legal & tech efforts, they have helped friends of mine who are activists who have their online advocacy threatened. $296 so far! https://m.facebook.com/sg/donate_check_out/?fundraiser_id=522982481470790

Fri Aug 31 21:58:41 +0000 2018