RT @CaitlinLong_: BREAKING! #Wyoming legislative committee passed #blockchain #bank bill 13-1 over heavy opposition from the banking indust…

Sat Dec 01 17:19:18 +0000 2018

Replying to @bitgeiniog, @santisiri and @csuwildcat

I was speaking of the former Crown colonies as there are treaties & traditions between them that establish rights that are not fully respected. But my true interest is the commons.

Sat Dec 01 17:24:58 +0000 2018

RT @Drabiv: Deep dive into the history of the notion of Sovereignty by @NSmolenski. https://www.slideshare.net/SSIMeetup/sovereignty-in-historical-context-for-selfsovereign-identity-natalie-smolenski To build the future we need to…

Sat Dec 01 17:38:46 +0000 2018

Some real momentum building in #Wyoming starting with last year’s blockchain-friendly bills & quite likely another 5 coming down the pike. I’m likely to incorporate a few of my startups there (though we need more savvy & local practicing lawyers). See @CaitlinLong_’s thread👇 https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_/status/1069247321546940416

Sun Dec 02 22:20:02 +0000 2018

I am seeking a corporate attorney local/residing in #Wyoming to review & open source some corporate governance documents that the blockchain community considering Wyoming as a domicile can use. For instance here is my Delaware LLC Corp docs to fork from: https://github.com/ParticipatoryOrgs/LLC-Delaware-Simple

Sun Dec 02 22:33:28 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: I am seeking a corporate attorney local/residing in #Wyoming to review & open source some corporate governance documents…

Sun Dec 02 22:33:35 +0000 2018

RT @TimWattsMP: Coalition MPs understand the importance of secure communications themselves – Malcolm Turnbull used the end to end encrypte…

Mon Dec 03 06:14:05 +0000 2018

Replying to @taoeffect and @discourse

How so? What is wrong with it?

Mon Dec 03 06:24:05 +0000 2018

RT @harryhalpin: I honestly think this liberal “privacy is consent” discourse heavily underestimates the danger of mass surveillance. Priva…

Mon Dec 03 06:30:36 +0000 2018

Replying to @harryhalpin

Consent is important but not enough. I find this part of the difference between European & N. American views on privacy: some Europeans remember that regimes change which makes rules change. Coercion trumps consent, so we have to ways to be coercion resistant. Requires vigilance!

Mon Dec 03 06:36:17 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @harryhalpin Consent is important but not enough. I find this part of the difference between European & N. American views…

Mon Dec 03 06:57:51 +0000 2018

RT @SarahJamieLewis: Since I’ve had a few people push back against my “privacy is consent” thread - I think I need to remind you all about…

Mon Dec 03 07:19:11 +0000 2018

RT @bitsonlinecom: New Wyoming Blockchain Draft Bills Aim to Protect, Entice Projects -@IOHK_Charles @CardanoStiftung $ADA @ChristopherA @…

Mon Dec 03 22:08:15 +0000 2018

My oldest key (that I still have the private key for) is now 20 years old (created 1998-12-09 ChristopherA@consensus.com ABB2B7CEE0983CD798D4266CCA7CBC1873262B3A DSA-1024) which has lots of old web-of-trust attestations associated with it, but I revoked it in 2015.

Tue Dec 04 01:55:18 +0000 2018

Coming into this project I knew that rotating a PGP key would be a PIA. Our goal with #RebootingWebOfTrust is to replace this 25+ year old tech with DIDs which are explicitly rotatable. But in the meantime I want to bridge the PGP web-of-trust world as I have 20 year history.

Tue Dec 04 01:55:18 +0000 2018

When I generated my current master PGP key (ChristopherA@LifeWithAlacrity.com FDFE14A54ECB30FC5D2274EFF8D36C91357405ED 4096-RSA) I set it to expire 2019-04-16. I’d like to start to proactively rotate to a new offline master key & use subkeys for GitHub, etc. Any advice or tips?

Tue Dec 04 01:55:18 +0000 2018

RT @satyanadella: Each of us needs a digital identity we control, which provides us a secure, instant way to verify our identity with whome…

Tue Dec 04 02:30:46 +0000 2018

RT @theyblinked: The race for mainstream #SSI is on. Congrats to @w3c, @Blockcerts, #RWOT, @DecentralizedID and other communities for doing…

Tue Dec 04 02:30:50 +0000 2018

RT @csuwildcat: Today’s announcement of our partnership w/ MasterCard marks the beginning of public news on our efforts to drive commercial…

Tue Dec 04 05:43:07 +0000 2018

RT @csuwildcat: My pledge to users, devs, and the advocates and giants upon whose shoulders we stand, is that I’ll do everything in my powe…

Tue Dec 04 05:43:11 +0000 2018

Replying to @andersaberg and @csuwildcat

Developers who want to help can join W3C Credentials CG https://w3c-ccg.github.io and contribute effort towards standards, libraries, documentation, etc. Come to events like #RebootingWebOfTrust and collaborate. #DIF & #IIW also.

Tue Dec 04 05:46:13 +0000 2018

Replying to @Beautyon_ and @CaitlinLong_

I’ve been working toward the technical side. Should be able bump a few cell phones for a multisig, contribute starting funds, elect board, choose corp form & governance, choose registered agent, get verifiable claim you are Wyoming Corp, get bank account, mail, etc. All in a day!

Tue Dec 04 05:51:27 +0000 2018

RT @csuwildcat: @BrendanEich @YeahRrrrright And to close the thread: I’d strongly caution everyone against advising others to embrace, advo…

Tue Dec 04 05:52:42 +0000 2018

Replying to @aarondayrxtx and @SarahJamieLewis

There are two new papers on this due this month.

Tue Dec 04 22:23:02 +0000 2018

RT @socrates1024: Thrilled to announce TxProbe, the latest in Bitcoin p2p topology inference. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.00942.pdf The goal is to probe…

Tue Dec 04 22:42:21 +0000 2018

RT @socrates1024: So what’s the takeaway here? As much fun as it was to write the above, the real discussion is: cryptocurrencies should su…

Tue Dec 04 22:42:33 +0000 2018

Replying to @MarkFriedenbach

I’d really love to see a low power RISC-V CPU with a super simple HSM that can test boot, generate a locked private key, a monotonic counter, and sign using DSA & Schnorr on a couple of curves. Keep it simple, cheap, open source & open patent. Then we can do many useful things!

Wed Dec 05 05:39:03 +0000 2018

RT @MarkFriedenbach: There’s a LOT of interesting things that could be done with this capability, if it existed. https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/961434004774821888

Wed Dec 05 05:39:10 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @MarkFriedenbach I’d really love to see a low power RISC-V CPU with a super simple HSM that can test boot, generate a loc…

Wed Dec 05 05:39:16 +0000 2018

RT @AdamMGunther: Identity for all! As individuals, it’s time we regain control over their own identities. Look for truly decentralized mod…

Wed Dec 05 05:44:07 +0000 2018

Replying to @ferrusi

If they follow a self-sovereign architecture, which I believe is the plan, many of these issues are addressed. It still requires a lot of effort to do responsibly but it is at least possible, whereas in India’s Aadhaar & Chinese social credit architectures are not safe at all.

Wed Dec 05 05:47:45 +0000 2018

RT @1Blockchainist: Paying for your coffee with $BTC via #LightningNetwork at Raya cafe,Tehran.

Wed Dec 05 05:51:48 +0000 2018

RT @csuwildcat: @SarahJamieLewis No, we’re not creating a system of single, centralized identifiers that link you to everything - nope nope…

Wed Dec 05 05:52:48 +0000 2018

Replying to @istumbler and @MarkFriedenbach

I like what they are doing, but they presuming ARM-based CPU which isn’t open.

Wed Dec 05 06:06:37 +0000 2018

My long-time friend & colleague @joncallas, former PGP & Silent Circle/Blackphone CTO, has accepted a 2 year fellowship with @ACLU as their Technology Fellow in the Speech, Privacy, and Technology project. Congratulations to both! I expect great things! https://www.reuters.com/article/us-aclu-apple-idUSKBN1O32LY

Wed Dec 05 06:12:22 +0000 2018

RT @granick: It’s an honor for me to get to work with someone with Jon’s knowledge and experience. @joncallas https://twitter.com/ericgeller/status/1070060173035622400

Wed Dec 05 06:16:19 +0000 2018

Replying to @GETJolocom

There is an effort in the issues for that repo to revise & update the self-sovereign identity principles. Discussion on principle one Existence has influenced the #SSI community to be careful and use verb control vs own concerning identity. https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/self-sovereign-identity/issues

Wed Dec 05 15:27:50 +0000 2018

Replying to @AnastasyGreen


Wed Dec 05 15:29:08 +0000 2018

RT @LizaGoitein: 1/ Emergency powers are supposed to save our democracy in a crisis. But in the wrong hands, they could be used to end it.…

Wed Dec 05 15:44:34 +0000 2018

Replying to @iang_fc

Snarky reply, but this hanko concept has its uses in the intersection between real world documents and virtual world, potentially offering digital authenticity & time-stamping. Takes a picture, hashes it, and signs it. In particular useful with Asian cultures & laws.

Wed Dec 05 22:27:49 +0000 2018

RT @MicroSFF: We sing the songs of distant Earth
In thousands diff’rent tongues
For all the lands that gave us birth
For them, their songs…

Thu Dec 06 01:40:43 +0000 2018

RT @zooko: Lovely blog post by OpenBazaar engineer Tyler Smith on applying the “succinct blockchains” idea (recursive ZKP) to Bitcoin! http…

Thu Dec 06 01:47:47 +0000 2018

RT @WayneVaughan: Interesting to see @Coinbase exploring decentralized identity. Nice to see @ChristopherA quoted about the upcoming @w3c D…

Thu Dec 06 06:21:26 +0000 2018

RT @james_monaghan: @WayneVaughan @seanbohan @coinbase @ChristopherA @w3c Disappointing to see a company that well funded saying they can’t…

Thu Dec 06 16:51:43 +0000 2018

Replying to @iang_fc

You are clearly missing something. This digital hanko is like a TouchID or FaceID cryptographic token (like Trezor or Ledger) with a small camera & printer. You can’t copy or steal it without attacking it (as you can attack any cryptographic token device).

Thu Dec 06 18:20:28 +0000 2018

RT @Blockstream: We’re excited to announce Esplora, the source code behind http://Blockstream.info! Developers can now contribute to the pr…

Thu Dec 06 21:28:24 +0000 2018

#MemeWarfare https://twitter.com/x0rz/status/1070716650322829312

Thu Dec 06 21:32:38 +0000 2018

We need more peer review in our blockchain ecosystems. Here is a peer review that is critical of the lack of clarity on the difficult problems of liveness in CBC Casper proposal in the Ethereum community. To meet standards of other PBGT protocols these need to be addressed. https://twitter.com/muneeb/status/1070755328160079875

Thu Dec 06 22:04:38 +0000 2018

RT @MicroSFF: “Welcome to Magic School. Here is your schedule.”
“Thanks! But…”
“This is just ‘Ethics’ and ‘Human rights’ and thing…

Thu Dec 06 22:05:18 +0000 2018

Replying to @aalexis1234

I’m actually not very qualified to review PBFT consensus algorithms. They require a fairly deep understanding of some esoteric distributed systems theory that takes a serous amount of time to master. @muneeb is a Princeton PhD who did his thesis in distributed systems.

Thu Dec 06 22:12:20 +0000 2018

RT @muneeb: @ChristopherA Critical yes but also applaud @VladZamfir and @VitalikButerin for their cooperation.

It’s entirely possible tha…

Thu Dec 06 22:12:56 +0000 2018

Replying to @VladZamfir

No, I respect you’ve published, and that some peer review has begun. But we need more peer review.

Fri Dec 07 08:01:04 +0000 2018

A video of an informal discussion with @philchen913 & @moskovich about self-sovereign identity and specifically about decentralized identifiers. Side tracks include some history: TLS for email vs PGP, early attempts to “decentralize”, etc. https://twitter.com/philchen913/status/1071008933698068481

Fri Dec 07 20:08:28 +0000 2018

It is very important that we share the stories & post-mortems from people that are implementing the cryptography that is often invented solely in an academic context. Thus I am supporting #CIW19, the 1st Cryptocurrency Implementers’ Workshop 2/22 at #FC19

Fri Dec 07 20:19:23 +0000 2018

RT @KrisJ_Official: @ChristopherA More work like this piece is needed. One problem with peer-review in academia is that it’s much too slow…

Fri Dec 07 23:54:22 +0000 2018

Replying to @KrisJ_Official

I agree that traditional academic peer review has broken down, but you’ll find in cryptography that peer review is more informal. For instance this peer review was self-published on Medium, others are self-published on GitHub or offered open http://arXiv.org.

Sat Dec 08 00:00:30 +0000 2018

RT @MeeplesTogether: A new co-op case study today, covering one of Shannon’s favorites, the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game by Mike Selinker…

Sat Dec 08 02:09:01 +0000 2018

RT @mitDCI: 1/ Along with @mitpress, excited to share Cryptocurrency Research Review #1! Featuring:

  • @muneeb @judecnelson @aaronblankstei…

Sat Dec 08 02:18:51 +0000 2018

RT @lrettig: This awful, misguided legislation augurs an epic battle that’s just beginning and will play out over many years: ignorant, tec…

Sat Dec 08 02:45:16 +0000 2018

RT @mattleacock: Near the East Bay? I’ll be at @GamesofBerkeley this Sunday from 2–4 PM, demoing Forbidden Sky. Drop by and say hi! https:/…

Sat Dec 08 04:26:44 +0000 2018

“Most optimistic experts estimate it will take 5 to 10 years. More cautious ones predict 20 to 30 years. (Similar predictions have been voiced, by the way, for the last 20 years) I belong to a tiny minority that answers, “Not in the foreseeable future.” https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/the-case-against-quantum-computing

Sat Dec 08 04:32:56 +0000 2018

“These problems…raise serious doubts about the future of quantum computing. There is a tremendous gap between the…experiments that have been carried out with a few qubits & the…theory… That gap is not likely to be closed anytime soon.”

Sat Dec 08 05:53:15 +0000 2018

RT @ShaneMatsuo: @byrongibson @kanzure @podc_conference @ChristopherA @IEEEorg I updated the academic resource page of @BSafe_network websi…

Sat Dec 08 21:58:04 +0000 2018

Replying to @prezcannady and @wingod

Nailed it except for part about working for Netscape. I worked with them as an independent, creating tools & standards to support lots of developers. I do the same now with DIDs — support a vibrant developer ecosystem.

Sat Dec 08 22:00:19 +0000 2018

How many of us have said something that is against some repressive regime’s laws? 😡 “Unsettling? I’ll say. A powerful global tech giant has just told me the Pakistan government has its eye on me for an offence punishable by death.” https://twitter.com/anthonyfurey/status/1071527749926481921

Sun Dec 09 02:43:14 +0000 2018

Replying to @ummjackson, @thismyspout, @csuwildcat, @VinnyLingham, @lawmaster, @fiebsy and @ahcastor

Not enough details yet to truly evaluate @csuwildcat’s proposal, but @Microsoft’s intentions here are clearly self-sovereign in architecture. I may quibble with some wording, but looks clearly like a good start!

Sun Dec 09 02:47:46 +0000 2018

Replying to @csuwildcat, @cryptinfominer, @ummjackson, @thismyspout, @VinnyLingham, @lawmaster, @fiebsy, @ahcastor and @Microsoft

I believe Civic currently has a relatively centralized system, but they attended the last #RebootingWebOfTrust and said they planned to work toward a more self-sovereign identity architecture and support multiple DIDs & blockchains. I hope they show up again.

Sun Dec 09 06:16:16 +0000 2018

Replying to @mindspillage


Mon Dec 10 00:21:52 +0000 2018

“Legally-Enabled Self-Sovereign Identity or LESS Identity is a nice concise way to describe how I want my identity — I still want it all to be digital, good and better, but in the end I want it to be less than the real me.”—@trbouma https://twitter.com/trbouma/status/1071503787934838789

Mon Dec 10 16:06:08 +0000 2018

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Mon Dec 10 19:05:47 +0000 2018

“” https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/12/1027981

Mon Dec 10 22:19:37 +0000 2018

Today is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN on 10 December 1948. The Universal Declaration is rooted in the principle that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/12/1027981

Mon Dec 10 22:24:29 +0000 2018

The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights in principles 18-20 strongly assert freedom of speech, thought, assembly & association. It is important that we find ways to prevent those who desire to restrict those rights using tech like social credit. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_association

Mon Dec 10 22:29:51 +0000 2018

“The real reason they are doing it is they can play financial games to make them a much higher interest rate than what they would otherwise. I think there are a lot of implications of that. How do we educate people on what fiduciary responsibility & custody really is?”—me https://twitter.com/La__Cuen/status/1072488958603485184

Tue Dec 11 16:25:24 +0000 2018

“Allen said ETF issuers would need to clarify how they store and tally their bitcoin, so that products representing this underlying assets wouldn’t be loaned out over and over in a process called rehypothecation.”

Tue Dec 11 16:26:38 +0000 2018

Replying to @gaborgurbacs, @RobMcNealy, @La__Cuen, @pierre_rochard, @timevalueofbtc and @alexbosworth

If done well to preserve the interests of the investors, I agree EFTs can be good for system. I do believe that they can also be used to play financial games, manipulate the market, and quasi-vote against the interest of self-sovereign coin holders. Transparency is required!

Tue Dec 11 16:30:55 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @gaborgurbacs @RobMcNealy @La__Cuen @pierre_rochard @timevalueofbtc @alexbosworth If done well to preserve the interests…

Tue Dec 11 16:31:04 +0000 2018

The best video to date to capture my thoughts on the Ideology & Architecture of Self-Sovereign Decentralized Identity, was presented at @bitcoin_ch in Europe last month, and the video is now available. Thanks @lucas_lclc & @DarioTepoTec for inviting me! https://youtu.be/2g6KSv1aeuI

Tue Dec 11 17:55:35 +0000 2018

Replying to @gaborgurbacs, @RobMcNealy, @La__Cuen, @pierre_rochard, @timevalueofbtc and @alexbosworth

The masses don’t have cryptocurrency unless they have the keys. Otherwise it is a vague promise no different than the rest of the financial industry.

Tue Dec 11 18:13:09 +0000 2018

RT @BitcoinRat: “We are increasingly part of networks, not hierarchies” from @ChristopherA on Decentralised Identity https://t.co/PsTeVWgD…

Tue Dec 11 19:16:25 +0000 2018

“how can we possibly be expected to give specific, informed, and unambiguous consent for things we cannot understand?…we end up saying “yes” when we would likely say “no” if we had full transparency and awareness of the true consequences of our decisions” https://medium.com/@hackylawyER/when-yes-means-no-or-the-trouble-with-consent-to-the-use-of-our-data-39f118b29dfa

Tue Dec 11 21:24:48 +0000 2018

👍“these agents should…require more than mere data protection, security, and privacy by design — we should also insist on “ethics by design and default.”” https://medium.com/@hackylawyER/when-yes-means-no-or-the-trouble-with-consent-to-the-use-of-our-data-39f118b29dfa

Tue Dec 11 21:32:13 +0000 2018

Related to future secure hardware architectures, here some various links to discussions at #IETF on EAT (Entity Attestation Token) & RAT (Remote Attestation) hardware. https://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/eat/current/msg00032.html

Tue Dec 11 22:09:08 +0000 2018

RT @james_monaghan: Self-Sovereign Identity is both:
💡 An ideology to reclaim human dignity & authority in the digital world, and
⚙️ An eme…

Tue Dec 11 22:48:34 +0000 2018

RT @MeeplesTogether: Preorders are now available in case you missed the Kickstarter, and Shannon has published his newest co-op interview,…

Tue Dec 11 22:54:59 +0000 2018

👍“When players consistently misplay something or choose to play it differently, they’re telling you they’re not having the best experience. It’s good to listen to that and take that unspoken feedback to heart.”—Game Designer @valens116 http://www.mechanics-and-meeples.com/2018/12/11/co-op-interviews-nikki-valens/

Tue Dec 11 23:01:52 +0000 2018

RT @MarkFriedenbach: This is why we need decentralized identity solutions. https://twitter.com/matthew_d_green/status/1072163277789151232

Wed Dec 12 00:00:55 +0000 2018

Replying to @PratsArthur

If you desire to buy into the Bitcoin asset class, you should do it for the qualities of Bitcoin. If you don’t want to manage your keys, it is ok for you to pay for someone else to manage that. But don’t buy an ETF that says it is Bitcoin but isn’t really due to financial games.

Wed Dec 12 04:23:23 +0000 2018

😡 “34 control and process failures that contributed to the #Equifax breach. Perhaps 5 or so could have prevented the breach entirely. Many of the remaining 29 could have detected the breach in enough time to stop it.” See thread: https://twitter.com/sawaba/status/1072319618352627714

Wed Dec 12 05:14:23 +0000 2018

RT @marksammiller: Apple had courage to stand up to FBI, when largest market was at stake. Once upon a time Google had courage to stand up…

Wed Dec 12 05:26:09 +0000 2018

RT @benediktbuenz: New paper on batching techniques for accumulators. Applications to stateless blockchains (miners only need 2kb digest to…

Wed Dec 12 05:28:45 +0000 2018

RT @Appelcline: My co-op interview with Nikki @valens116 is now out. She was kind enough to talk with me about co-op designs, Arkham Horror…

Wed Dec 12 09:13:35 +0000 2018

“How can such long-term trust be sustained if the…aim of the corporation is to serve the interests of those least committed to it, while control is also entrusted to those least knowledgeable about its activities & at least risk of damage by its failure?” https://www.ft.com/content/786144bc-fc93-11e8-ac00-57a2a826423e

Wed Dec 12 19:33:01 +0000 2018


Wed Dec 12 19:33:38 +0000 2018

RT @VitalikButerin: @3astn Yeah, I would support SSI being portable between chains. Though in that case you would have to trust all of th…

Thu Dec 13 17:11:52 +0000 2018

Replying to @VitalikButerin and @3astn

Though I believe portability across chains will ultimately be possible through some interesting new zk proofs, for now you can use your DID to list keys used by another chain & vice versa—resolvers are being written that support multiple chains. No reason to have just one DID!

Thu Dec 13 17:15:31 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @VitalikButerin @3astn Though I believe portability across chains will ultimately be possible through some interesting ne…

Thu Dec 13 17:16:10 +0000 2018

Replying to @boscolochris, @VitalikButerin and @3astn

Service endpoints in DIDs are not critical path so have not been at the forefront of our discussions, but I believe ultimately will become quite powerful. A challenge is avoiding correlation, but addressable if you are careful, and isn’t required in all scenarios.

Thu Dec 13 18:47:16 +0000 2018

As much as I support this & other space efforts, I don’t consider “entering space” as achieving a vertical height of 50 (or 65) miles. Those are just parabolic paths that hit the earth. True space is achieving an orbit. This isn’t a very useful achievement—more a way marketing. https://twitter.com/mashable/status/1073261046138322946

Thu Dec 13 19:06:16 +0000 2018

“many refugees described making active efforts to negotiate the various identities available to them, consciously weighing the benefits & constraints associated with different statuses in order to access services, employment & to preserve their…mobility.” https://medium.com/caribou-digital/report-launch-identity-at-the-margins-identification-systems-for-refugees-69466244fa62

Thu Dec 13 19:19:03 +0000 2018

Replying to @fer_ananda, @umairh, @artbrock, @MetaIntegral, @CommonsEngine, @holochain, @stevejennings1, @regen_network and @artbrock

& I talked about this and decided to call it “deep wealth”. I refer to that in my definition of commons “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

Thu Dec 13 19:27:34 +0000 2018

Replying to @Kiwi_Bits

I respect @virgingalactic’s engineering efforts may be ultimately useful for more than parabolic, but right now these designs are only good for tourists. It isn’t really space. I much more respect @SpaceX and others as they can lead to real utility.

Thu Dec 13 19:32:29 +0000 2018

Replying to @fer_ananda, @umairh, @artbrock, @MetaIntegral, @CommonsEngine, @holochain, @stevejennings1, @regen_network and @deepwealth

I can’t take credit for naming it—I was just pushing @artbrock to be consistent in its use as he & community were all all over the place on the term for the concept. I hope that it doesn’t become captured into marketing a company or community, the power is in the concept.

Thu Dec 13 20:22:14 +0000 2018

RT @ScottLDavid: At the confluence of the coercive compulsions of debt & precarity, combined with advances in longevity, and the stubborn p…

Fri Dec 14 01:15:35 +0000 2018

Replying to @gojomo

Add developer basic income, user air drops & sortition, demurrage & harberger taxes, and quadratic & liquid voting you could have a decathlon of governance & incentive buzzwords.

Fri Dec 14 07:53:51 +0000 2018

Replying to @eriktorenberg and @balajis

See Decentralized Identity: Ideology & Architecture: https://youtu.be/2g6KSv1aeuI — We will have many identities.

Fri Dec 14 08:07:00 +0000 2018

Replying to @AlexCartaz and @eriktorenberg

Many parts of the industry, including legacy players like IBM & Microsoft are getting behind self-sovereign identity, which supports many identities: https://youtu.be/2g6KSv1aeuI

Fri Dec 14 08:08:58 +0000 2018

“Asymmetric network structures create the potential for ‘weaponized interdependence,’ in which some states are able to leverage interdependent relations to coerce others. Specifically, states with political authority over the central nodes…” https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1072346766891278337

Fri Dec 14 08:20:34 +0000 2018

“…the international networked structures through which money, goods and information travel are uniquely positioned to impose costs on others…”

Fri Dec 14 08:21:47 +0000 2018

“…If they have appropriate domestic institutions, they can activate networks to gather information or choke off economic and information flows, discover and exploit vulnerabilities, compel policy change, and deter unwanted actions.”

Fri Dec 14 08:22:09 +0000 2018

RT @CleanApp: @VitalikButerin @ladislavtweet Thanks for the article — a great overview; here’s a deeper dive into the theory & operational…

Fri Dec 14 08:23:03 +0000 2018

I somehow missed that a pubic release of Russel O’Connor’s (from @Blockstream) open source project Simplicity is now available. It is a provable language (Haskell & Coq) for creating smart contracts. A PDF describing the latest version of Simplicity is at https://github.com/ElementsProject/simplicity/blob/pdf/Simplicity-TR.pdf

Fri Dec 14 22:57:47 +0000 2018


Fri Dec 14 22:58:22 +0000 2018

Goals for Simplicity: •an expressive language that lets users build novel programs and smart contracts •useful static analysis to bound computational resource usage •Minimize bandwidth & storage requirements by allowing sharing of expressions & pruning of unused expressions…

Fri Dec 14 23:01:14 +0000 2018

… •Capture the computational environment entirely within a unit of transaction.
•Provide formal semantics for reasoning with off-the-shelf proof-assistant software.

Fri Dec 14 23:01:36 +0000 2018

First collaborative whitepaper now out from our 7th #RebootingWebOfTrust on Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs): “How to Convince Dad* of the Importance of Self-Sovereign Identity (* and your sister and your daughter and your best friend and your nephew)” https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot7/blob/master/final-documents/convincing-dad.pdf

Sat Dec 15 03:41:52 +0000 2018

Markdown version at https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot7/blob/master/final-documents/convincing-dad.md

Sat Dec 15 06:09:16 +0000 2018

Replying to @Truthcoin, @csuwildcat, @specialenmity and @BobMcElrath

I disagree that there will ever be a definitive “Paul Sztorc”—all human names are local to a human context, for which we have severe cognitive limits. You will have claims that you are uniquely called Paul Sztorc in a specific context, but never globally. It doesn’t scale.

Sat Dec 15 23:16:22 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @Truthcoin @csuwildcat @specialenmity @BobMcElrath I disagree that there will ever be a definitive “Paul Sztorc”—all huma…

Sat Dec 15 23:28:02 +0000 2018

RT @csuwildcat: @ChristopherA @Truthcoin @specialenmity @BobMcElrath Yep. You can scale DIDs and use claims to create a preponderance of ev…

Sat Dec 15 23:28:05 +0000 2018

RT @_sabanaqvi: My column. On the ground Aadhaar is a nightmare for the poor and one of the reasons BJP lost bases among poor in Chhattisga…

Sun Dec 16 08:18:27 +0000 2018

RT @anderssandberg: Farrell and Schneier apply computer security thinking to states, suggesting the different attack surfaces and threats t…

Sun Dec 16 18:45:13 +0000 2018

Excellent article by @withoutboats on issues of managing & governing a large open source project & community (this one being Rust but applies broadly). Key suggestion is to take the time to overcome Organizational Debt by improving processes. We all do! https://boats.gitlab.io/blog/post/rust-2019/

Sun Dec 16 20:08:38 +0000 2018

RT @pierre_rochard: I just published Bitcoin Lightning Joule Chrome Extension https://link.medium.com/Bw5iUFDxES

Sun Dec 16 20:11:22 +0000 2018

#RWoT7 “This paper proposes a linking solution that decouples integrity information from link & resource syntaxes, enabling verification of any representation of a resource from any type of link. We call this approach Resource Integrity Proofs (RIPs).” https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot7/blob/master/final-documents/resource-integrity-proofs.md

Mon Dec 17 18:24:01 +0000 2018

RT @Blockstream: We’re excited to announce Phase 2 of #BlockstreamSatellite coverage is live! Asia-Pacific users can now receive #Bitcoin d…

Mon Dec 17 23:02:47 +0000 2018

One of the most exciting things to me about #BlockstreamSatellite is its use as a censorship-resistent channel. Now that you can use Lightning to pay for short broadcast messages it is more powerful. But we need others to replicate this capability! ACLU? https://blockstream.com/2018/12/17/Blockstream-satellite-asia-pacific-phase-2-coverage/

Mon Dec 17 23:08:55 +0000 2018

“…improving the network’s resilience, increasing global availability…It’s a mission without end, but if it prevents even a single network interruption or leads to just one more person being able to access and use bitcoin, then it is a success.” https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/blockstream-satellites-now-cover-asia-pacific-send-messages-lightning/

Tue Dec 18 00:03:43 +0000 2018

RT @pwuille: @jratcliff @HallaCal @hashamadeus @LukeDashjr @SatoshiLatino @ToneVays Greg Maxwell originally came up with the concept of seg…

Tue Dec 18 00:04:52 +0000 2018

Replying to @Excellion, @SomsenRuben and @fulmolightning

One challenge for hackathons is portability. What is the make & model of that portable satellite dish frame that Chris used in Berlin last year? Does it have a case?

Tue Dec 18 07:06:56 +0000 2018

RT @1WorldIdentity: Its that time of year again!!! For the third year in a row, we are compiling the definitive list of the “Top Influencer…

Tue Dec 18 07:10:37 +0000 2018

RT @gameplaywright: PRE-ORDERS ARE OPEN if you missed our Meeples Together Kickstarter. Meeples Together is a book about cooperative board…

Tue Dec 18 18:21:42 +0000 2018

Replying to @thatmanonthe

Concepts were incubated over last 3 years at #RebootingWebOfTrust, and are now being actively discussed at the W3C by the W3C Credentials CG https://w3c-ccg.github.io — it looks like a W3C Decentralized Identifier Working Group will be formally chartered this spring. Progress!

Tue Dec 18 18:26:26 +0000 2018

A nice treat from @marthawells1: a Murderbot short story. There is something really appealing about the interior monologues of Murderbot, the protagonist in these stories — all fun reads! cc @kimdhamilton https://t.co/tol7PVHTFm

Tue Dec 18 20:40:22 +0000 2018

Replying to @lontivero, @joemphilips, @nopara73, @NicolasDorier and @andrewrchow


Tue Dec 18 20:43:24 +0000 2018

RT @SarahJamieLewis: There are now at least 4-5 separate copies of an implementation the ed25519 curve in the golang ecosystem because the…

Tue Dec 18 22:35:49 +0000 2018

Replying to @Leon_Vandenberg and @SarahJamieLewis

This problem I think may be getting worse. There is a Hyperledger work item to work on a 25519 library, there are at least two different approaches to do HD keys, a number of blockchains & zk projects use 25519 dalik ristretto.

Tue Dec 18 22:41:30 +0000 2018

RT @MeeplesTogether: Our last case study of 2018 talks about 12 Realms, a relatively standard co-op game with an intriguing iconic skill sy…

Wed Dec 19 19:05:50 +0000 2018

RT @lopp: Some folks have been perpetuating a “no true Cypherpunk” fallacy that real Cypherpunks remain as anonymous as possible. Privacy i…

Wed Dec 19 19:20:32 +0000 2018

“This essay argues that “data ownership” is a flawed counterproductive way of thinking about data. It not only does not fix existing problems; it creates new ones. Instead, we need a framework that gives people rights to stipulate how their data is used…” https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612588/its-time-for-a-bill-of-data-rights/

Wed Dec 19 19:26:53 +0000 2018

/ht @hackylawyER https://twitter.com/hackylawyer/status/1074682014341709824?s=21

Wed Dec 19 19:27:59 +0000 2018

Both identity & personal data should be #RightsNotProperty. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15M0tdSS1dRMVdJdVgBlFap8JwiuFdvocZ0AAu7c1eBk

Wed Dec 19 19:32:24 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: Both identity & personal data should be #RightsNotProperty. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15M0tdSS1dRMVdJdVgBlFap8JwiuFdvocZ0AAu7c1eBk

Wed Dec 19 19:32:29 +0000 2018

The article in Technology Review was written by @martintisne

Wed Dec 19 19:36:02 +0000 2018

👍Watch for #UnintendedConsequences “In this article, we’ll list six ways people can unintentionally set back their cause. You may already be aware of most of these risks, but we often see people neglect one or two of them when new to a high stakes area” https://80000hours.org/articles/accidental-harm/

Wed Dec 19 19:47:27 +0000 2018

#QOTD: “There are 2 kinds of
order. One might be called “socially necessary order.” The other is “surplus order.” Surplus order is that excess order imposed not for the benefit of the society, but exclusively for the benefit of those who control the state.“ — Alvin Toffler 1990

Wed Dec 19 21:38:08 +0000 2018

From “Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century” by Alvin Toffler published in 1990. [https://archive.org/details/Power_Shift_-The_New_Borders_and_Boundaries_of_Our_Digital_World](https://archive.org/details/Power_Shift-_The_New_Borders_and_Boundaries_of_Our_Digital_World)

Wed Dec 19 21:42:16 +0000 2018

Though this quote from ‘90 is about governance of sovereign nations, I find the concept of “surplus order” relevant to problems caused by platform corps like Google, Facebook, etc. as well as current discussions about blockchain governance. How do we design systems to avoid it? https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/1075505588446973952

Wed Dec 19 21:48:46 +0000 2018

Mainstream #SSI quote “Identities which individuals can administer for themselves…”self-sovereign identities”, as their advocates call them in a rather “captain of my soul” sort of way—offer more benefits than just verification without undue disclosure.” https://www.economist.com/christmas-specials/2018/12/18/establishing-identity-is-a-vital-risky-and-changing-business

Wed Dec 19 22:03:53 +0000 2018

Finding this hard today: “Right Size Bite: Break tasks, processes, and content to be absorbed into chunks that are an appropriate match for the time and people you have. Tackle complex topics and larger goals piece by piece.” #GroupWorks #PatternLanguage http://groupworksdeck.org/patterns/Right_Size_Bite

Wed Dec 19 22:47:54 +0000 2018

RT @GETJolocom: #selfsovereignidentity is the next step beyond user-centric identity and that means it begins at the same place: the user m…

Thu Dec 20 19:26:14 +0000 2018

Replying to @rmhrisk

As someone who had to use ASN.1 & X.509 in the next generation of standards (I was co-editor in IETF of the TLS spec) it was clear to me that these older specs were largely not designed by implementors, unlike the rest of TLS. In addition, the specs were $5K each!

Thu Dec 20 22:14:00 +0000 2018

“the results of analyzing a 11M X.509 certificate dump of the HTTPS servers running on the entire IPv4 space, showing that 21.5% of the certificates in use are syntactically in-valid…” https://twitter.com/rmhrisk/status/1075640346678153216

Thu Dec 20 22:18:15 +0000 2018

“…We compare the results of our parsing against 7 widely used TLS libraries showing that 631k to 1, 156k syntactically incorrect certificates are deemed valid by them (5.7%–10.5%), including instances with security critical mis-parsings.” https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.04959.pdf

Thu Dec 20 22:19:02 +0000 2018

Replying to @SteffenSchwalm, @GETJolocom and @bundesblock

Try the download PDF link on http://bit.ly/ssipaper_feedback

Fri Dec 21 08:41:52 +0000 2018

I agree with this sentiment—blockchain tech can improve some specific identity system problems, such as self-sovereign key management & identifier solutions. Beyond that I believe very little in blockchain tech by itself is valuable for identity and in many cases may be harmful… https://twitter.com/draganakaurin/status/1075650509590147073

Fri Dec 21 08:56:10 +0000 2018

…There are a number of other cryptographic technologies that are sometimes associated with blockchains, such as selective disclosure zkp & blind signatures that are useful to the future of identity, but they are not blockchain specific & are useful even in centralized solutions.

Fri Dec 21 09:00:45 +0000 2018

Replying to @draganakaurin and @rightscon


Fri Dec 21 09:01:54 +0000 2018

Replying to @johnabbe and @judell

See the two slightly conflicting versions of my revised principle 8 of Ostrom’s Commons. Knowledgable members of the commons community find some pretty big differences between the wording of these two: http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2015/11/a-revised-ostroms-design-principles-for-collective-governance-of-the-commons-.html

Fri Dec 21 09:09:39 +0000 2018

“We should care less about whether something is centralized or decentralized than whether it is accountable. An accountable system is responsive to both the common good…sets consistent rules and can change them when they don’t meet users’ needs.” https://hackernoon.com/decentralizing-everything-never-seems-to-work-2bb0461bd168

Fri Dec 21 09:15:00 +0000 2018

/ht @judell

Fri Dec 21 09:15:36 +0000 2018

RT @SarahJamieLewis: Financial Censorship is an ever growing humans rights issue, when combined with the current willingness of platforms t…

Fri Dec 21 09:24:05 +0000 2018

RT @SarahJamieLewis: The tough truth to swallow is that you can’t build a financial system that can both exclude bad actors and protect the…

Fri Dec 21 09:24:09 +0000 2018

RT @shaunbconway: Today I published the concept of “High-definition Data” in ⁦@hackernoon⁩ - the basis for the ⁦@ixoworld⁩ information prot…

Fri Dec 21 19:16:31 +0000 2018

RT @kimdhamilton: Thanks to everyone in the CCG community for a fantastic year! /cc my fellow chairs @ChristopherA @JoeAndrieu https://t.co…

Sat Dec 22 07:37:36 +0000 2018

MMO Game Designer Damien Schubert @ZenOfDesign shares his list of top 100 board games. A lot I agree with, a few I don’t, and a number that I’ve missed playing over the years. @Appelcline, you should take the challeng to do your list! https://twitter.com/ZenOfDesign/status/1074730298296987649

Sat Dec 22 09:01:56 +0000 2018

👍Thread: 👇 https://twitter.com/SarahJamieLewis/status/1076400324338888704

Sat Dec 22 19:17:38 +0000 2018

RT @TuurDemeester: 50/ I’ll close with a few words from Gregory Maxwell from 2016,: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1427885.msg14601127#msg14601127

Fri Dec 28 18:37:55 +0000 2018

Excellent presentation by @tonihds at #CCC on the Chinese Social Credit System, based on returning to China last summer to do research on it. Well balanced, with lots of current facts, some history & cultural differences on this controversial practice. https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9904-the_social_credit_system

Fri Dec 28 22:58:48 +0000 2018

Replying to @Lambo and @ToniHDS

I wish I could be there! Next EU for me is probably #RebootingWebOfTrust at end of February.

Fri Dec 28 23:44:35 +0000 2018

Replying to @anguschampion

I used to teach a 3-credit hour elective course on this topic in a green MBA program. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k_aeCqvL2Jivp7ionmqAwmOZmg_Y4dOGU84hs1NdRhs/

Fri Dec 28 23:58:13 +0000 2018

Replying to @Lambo and @ToniHDS

Likely Barcelona March 1-3, but waiting confirmation on event space. Join Announcements list at https://www.WebOfTrust.info

Sat Dec 29 00:02:26 +0000 2018

RT @rutgervz: @cypherdrunk @muneeb @ChristopherA @VladZamfir @VitalikButerin https://hbr.org/2009/04/introducing-the-collaboration

Sat Dec 29 11:35:05 +0000 2018

RT @xopn: “The” Social Credit System in China by @ToniHDS at #35C3

Sun Dec 30 02:30:49 +0000 2018

I’ve seen some other very interesting tech done with super-critical CO2, but never thought of it as a substitute for steam in turbines. I hope this turns out to be practical. http://www.impactlab.net/2018/12/21/meet-the-desk-sized-turbine-that-can-power-a-small-town/

Sun Dec 30 02:53:48 +0000 2018

RT @philchen913: Check out the latest video for the Exodus 1.


Sun Dec 30 02:53:57 +0000 2018

RT @TheBlueMatt: 1/ Just got the FIBRE stats page updated for the network architecture I switched to a year+ ago. For those who missed how…

Sun Dec 30 02:55:52 +0000 2018

RT @propelforward: Wyoming files ““Financial Technology Sandbox Act” bill that would create #Fintech sandbox, defines. #blockchain, include…

Sun Dec 30 03:05:23 +0000 2018

Very frustrated today finding & using @CreativeCommons images for some hobby game designs. Image search (Google, etc) that supposedly support search for CC are doing an increasingly poor job of dealing with ripoff sites, such as Pixabay lists lots of stuff as CC that are not. /1

Sun Dec 30 23:19:08 +0000 2018

I’ve had to go back to a number of images I’d planned to use and do due diligence on them. Best tool for that so far has been @tineye which does reverse image search. It can list oldest found similar images, and that is where I often find the real creators & typically non-CC /2

Sun Dec 30 23:22:13 +0000 2018

Flickr used to be a good source of CC images, but in recent years it seems fewer images are offered under a CC-BY license. Likely because of so many ripoff websites. As a long time supporter of open source licenses & CC in my own works, it is sad to see this decline. /fin

Sun Dec 30 23:26:41 +0000 2018

Replying to @ismangil

Thanks for tip to @unsplash. Just did a quick spot check—I did an image search, selected nice image, @tineye shows it as being unique, so probably real author. Minor negative, they are not CC-BY or CC0, but instead use a fairly simple but generous license: https://medium.com/unsplash/the-unsplash-license-f6fb7de5c95a

Mon Dec 31 00:05:53 +0000 2018

RT @ChristopherA: @ismangil Thanks for tip to @unsplash. Just did a quick spot check—I did an image search, selected nice image, @tineye sh…

Mon Dec 31 00:06:22 +0000 2018

Replying to @AlbertoRoman

What movie is the clip from?

Mon Dec 31 18:45:00 +0000 2018