RT @gutenberg_org: Public Domain Day Is Here!: Copyrighted Works have entered the Public Domain today for the first time in 21 years https:…

Tue Jan 01 19:21:15 +0000 2019

Paper RPG industry historian @Appelcline (author of the definitive 4-volume history of RPGs “Designers & Dragons”) starts off the new year with a detailed review of the events of the last year: https://www.rpg.net/columns/advanced-designers-and-dragons/advanced-designers-and-dragons24.phtml

Tue Jan 01 20:23:30 +0000 2019

Replying to @davewiner

The SSD is soldered on the motherboard, as is RAM. There will be no aftermarket upgrades. Do yourself a favor and custom order more SSD & RAM than you need—this generation of MacBook Air is solid and may last you 3-4 years before you’ll want to replace it. https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/MacBook+Air+13-Inch+Retina+2018+Teardown/115201

Tue Jan 01 20:36:05 +0000 2019

I have room in 2019 for an apprentice. Not only about blockchain & identity but about a variety of tech & knowledge adjacent like game theory, incentive design, managing online communities, etc. Ideally SF Bay Area local. I also will have a paid internship opening next summer.

Tue Jan 01 20:57:45 +0000 2019

This is a good time of year to think about the big picture. Futurist @technoshaman describes a ritual/process for thinking about this. Next is peer review—one thing that is missing for me is a learning circle of colleagues to call each other each other out on our own deceptive BS https://twitter.com/technoshaman/status/1080163455397707776

Tue Jan 01 21:06:17 +0000 2019

RT @andrewtneel: @ChristopherA @ismangil All photos submitted to Unsplash are run through a reverse image search engine to check their auth…

Tue Jan 01 21:08:33 +0000 2019

RT @RuffTimo: Fantastic, insightful presentation about the nature and importance of #selfsovereignidentity.

Most other pieces recite the…

Wed Jan 02 03:52:10 +0000 2019

Replying to @PratsArthur

Send me email at ChristopherA@LifeWithAlacrity.com

Wed Jan 02 06:31:56 +0000 2019

RT @Blockstream: Watch @Blockstream’s Russell O’Connor talk about #Simplicity, a #programming language that developers can use to build sop…

Wed Jan 02 07:20:29 +0000 2019

Replying to @creativecommons

I think unmoderated CC search tools may now be problematic due to abuse. Too many errors or deliberate spamming by use of/theft of content. I notice that Unsplash has a policy of doing reverse image search of all submissions.

Wed Jan 02 17:29:21 +0000 2019

RT @RayBoomhower: “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the…

Wed Jan 02 17:32:46 +0000 2019

RT @corkmork: @jonmasters @Arm As a somewhere in between armchair cpu architect and actual cpu architect, I think I would rather start with…

Thu Jan 03 04:36:21 +0000 2019

Interesting thread. I know some women that are quite comfortable but they are still also challenged. I work hard at conferences that I’m involved in hosting to make it as comfortable & inclusive as possible for women to participate, but we have much less control of after-hours. https://twitter.com/WillCaruana/status/1080513192634318850

Thu Jan 03 06:14:14 +0000 2019

Replying to @maddiestone, @WillCaruana, @Straithe, @pinguino, @wendyck, @vajkat, @k8em0, @zanylikethat, @TheSweetKat and @hacks4pancakes


Thu Jan 03 06:15:42 +0000 2019

Replying to @pajasevi

The challenge for you if you are serious about moving to bitcoin industry is to transition out of JavaScript. It is still good for websites and UI, but what we need are more coders using more secure languages to implement code associated with bitcoin.

Thu Jan 03 06:49:10 +0000 2019

OMG! Can’t ASN.1 & PKCS#7 just die die die! I had a chance of killing them 25 years ago and failed 🤷🏻‍♂️. https://twitter.com/aionescu/status/1080573780743749632

Thu Jan 03 07:00:53 +0000 2019

Good fiction piece relevant to #RebootingWebOfTrust Amira use case. #qotd: “If there’s a disagreement, we call on a Nonce Oracle…Uberized jurors—uh, people who ride around all day on scooters and adjudicate preconditions in smart contracts.” https://www.wired.com/story/future-of-work-trustless-ken-liu/

Thu Jan 03 07:13:43 +0000 2019

I’m amused that the domain http://nonceoracle.com was poached December 20th.

Thu Jan 03 07:15:45 +0000 2019

Replying to @ubolator and @pajasevi

Probably a good transition is Go, and take a look at btcd & lnd.

Thu Jan 03 08:24:55 +0000 2019

On January 3rd at 10:15 AM PDT (16:15 GMT) the first Bitcoin block was mined 10 years ago today, this minute. The hash of this “Genesis Block” is 0x000000000019d6689c085ae165831e934ff763ae46a2a6c172b3f1b60a8ce26f. Happy Birthday, Bitcoin! For more details: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=172009.0

Thu Jan 03 18:15:11 +0000 2019

Replying to @giacomozucco

Though I appreciate some of what @ev was trying to do with @medium, there seemed little value to me to put my content there. I put my long article http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2015/04/the-four-kinds-of-privacy.html there also in my blog. Long term my blog did better. Never understood giving up my brand to Medium.

Fri Jan 04 17:37:10 +0000 2019

Replying to @hasufl, @giacomozucco, @ev and @Medium

More reads, more comments, and most importantly more longevity. Of the two, google and other search engines find my blog first.

Fri Jan 04 18:19:08 +0000 2019

Do you remember when you joined Twitter? I do! #MyTwitterAnniversary! 12 years ago, before #SXSW in 2007. 6 months later the iPhone came out & I met co-founders of iPhoneDevCamp on it (though it would be another 2 months before the #HashTag was invented!). Started co-working too!

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https://twitter.com/chrismessina/status/223115412 Ironically, Twitter founder @ev once told @chrismessins that hashtags were too nerdy to go mainstream.

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I didn’t have a lot of faith in Twitter at start (I’d written a post about there already being too many social networks in 2004, before even Facebook was available to non-students http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2004/01/too_many_social.html)) but by end of year used Twitter to create 2 events & establish co-working.

Sun Jan 06 00:16:30 +0000 2019

Replying to @cypher_funk

No, Twitter didn’t put Trump in the White House. Putin & others learned how to use modern mass media for populist xenophobic traction, used later by Turkey’s Erdoğan, Poland’s Kaczynski, Hungary’s Orbán & now Brazil’s Bolsonaro. Trump is only leveraging a larger memetic attack.

Sun Jan 06 00:44:39 +0000 2019

RT @mekkaokereke: He joined SpaceX as a “founding employee.” He designed the Merlin engine. He’s CTO of Propulsion. His name is Tom Mueller…

Sun Jan 06 01:21:34 +0000 2019

👍“Do some rough analysis of the current lightning network: number of (public) channels…Apply a scaling factor to…on regtest…Write a program to generate all the gossip generated by that network.
Feed the gossip into a test node and watch it die horribly. Fix the bottlenecks” https://twitter.com/rusty_twit/status/1081688111191478272

Sun Jan 06 03:17:26 +0000 2019

#SmartCustody—Are you considering all possible threats to your digital assets? Do you have comprehensive procedures to assess your risk profile? We (@anguschampion, @kanzure & I) will be hosting our 1st workshop on Tue, Jan 29 at @Blockstream in Palo Alto: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smartcustody-simple-cold-storage-self-custody-workshop-tickets-54426618481

Mon Jan 07 12:31:43 +0000 2019

Adversary: Active Network Attack
Motivation: “I know you personally have cryptocurrency, and I want to steal it. I will use my expertise with programming or with hacking to attack you on the internet, and then your bitcoin will be mine.” https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smartcustody-simple-cold-storage-self-custody-workshop-tickets-54426618481

Mon Jan 07 16:30:56 +0000 2019

Adversary: Bitrot. Motivation. “I am entropy writ large. I want to break down your storage, crash your hard drives and degrade your optical media. I want to prevent your computers from booting, your programs from running, and your data from reading; in the end, I always win.”

Mon Jan 07 16:32:25 +0000 2019

Adversary: Systemic Network Attack
Motivation. “I’m a big kahuna among hackers. I don’t go after your little bitcoin wallets, I go after the exchanges & bitcoin sites instead. Nonetheless, you might just find yourself at a literal loss when I bankrupt those holding your wallet.”

Mon Jan 07 16:38:05 +0000 2019

Just three of our 24 digits asset adversaries we teach detailed case studies about at our #SmartCustody Workshops, along with risk modeling & creation of protective processes and checklists to meet your individual needs. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smartcustody-simple-cold-storage-self-custody-workshop-tickets-54426618481

Mon Jan 07 16:42:46 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: Adversary: Active Network Attack
Motivation: “I know you personally have cryptocurrency, and I want to steal it. I will u…

Mon Jan 07 16:42:53 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: Adversary: Bitrot. Motivation. “I am entropy writ large. I want to break down your storage, crash your hard drives and de…

Mon Jan 07 16:42:59 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: Adversary: Systemic Network Attack
Motivation. “I’m a big kahuna among hackers. I don’t go after your little bitcoin wall…

Mon Jan 07 16:43:03 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: Just three of our 24 digits asset adversaries we teach detailed case studies about at our #SmartCustody Workshops, along…

Mon Jan 07 16:43:10 +0000 2019

Replying to @attractfunding, @anguschampion, @kanzure and @Blockstream

All good questions. Some of which there are not good answers so part of workshop is to share current best practices and improve or invest in those that are weak rather than handwaving them away. Perfection is the enemy of the good on this topic.

Mon Jan 07 16:49:26 +0000 2019

In the risk modeling part of #SmartCustody workshop we start teaching a very basic one so you can understand it—she diagrams flows cold storage & Coinbase. Later models are much more sophisticated.

Mon Jan 07 16:55:17 +0000 2019

Here after some processes on the flow model, we map the risks against the 24 adversaries. This allows us to analyze & triage the true threats to her digital assets. Fighting all adversaries is expensive and subjects you to adversaries Process Fatique & Convenience.

Mon Jan 07 17:00:32 +0000 2019

This inspires this digital asset holder to revise their practice, change our base checklists & processes to met their needs. Here is the new flow diagram. You will learn all these basics at our workshop and more. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smartcustody-simple-cold-storage-self-custody-workshop-tickets-54426618481

Mon Jan 07 17:04:11 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: In the risk modeling part of #SmartCustody workshop we start teaching a very basic one so you can understand it—she diagr…

Mon Jan 07 17:04:47 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: Here after some processes on the flow model, we map the risks against the 24 adversaries. This allows us to analyze & tri…

Mon Jan 07 17:04:50 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: This inspires this digital asset holder to revise their practice, change our base checklists & processes to met their nee…

Mon Jan 07 17:04:54 +0000 2019

Replying to @BobMcElrath, @anguschampion, @kanzure and @Blockstream

You can sign up for notices about future events at https://tinyletter.com/SmartCustody

Tue Jan 08 01:00:52 +0000 2019

RT @JamieXML: Yay! Love seeing this direction.
“Now that we’re asking you to commit your high-value assets and contracts to this #bloc…

Tue Jan 08 01:48:47 +0000 2019

RT @waltofk: Good article - the crux of it - ultimately “good #governance should not be a means of state control but a means to unleash sus…

Tue Jan 08 01:50:42 +0000 2019

Small private GitHub repositories are incredibly useful collaboration tools. You don’t even need to use a command line interface—use the web UI or a little more complex use the GitHub app & the Atom text editor. With issues, free HTTPS web pages and more! Free for up to 3 people! https://twitter.com/natfriedman/status/1082345111566970880

Tue Jan 08 02:01:17 +0000 2019

How about do a deal with the folks at @htcexodus cell phone! I’ll send them a note, but could be a great opportunity! (I’m former Blackphone and created a secure Apps store for it—let’s do one for the Exodus!) cc @philchen913 https://twitter.com/SamouraiWallet/status/1082439693751472128

Tue Jan 08 02:04:59 +0000 2019

Replying to @SamouraiWallet and @GooglePlay


Tue Jan 08 02:06:00 +0000 2019

👍 Perfection is the enemy of good: “added Bluetooth means that the Nano X can readily be used with mobile devices, which has been a pain point for many users of the company’s current wallet, the Ledger S. Much of the world primarily uses mobile computing” https://www.coindesk.com/ledger-crypto-wallet-goes-mobile-with-bluetooth-ready-nano-x

Tue Jan 08 02:30:11 +0000 2019

Replying to @TradingEnginee4, @SamouraiWallet, @htcexodus, @philchen913 and @Puri_sm

I’ve heard in the rumor mill @Puri_ism may have run out of enough money to do custom hardware themselves, and may just do software. Too bad. It currently looks like HTC Exodus is the best hope but it would be a future version as its current hardware is stock but custom software.

Tue Jan 08 02:44:34 +0000 2019

RT @darraez: @GooglePlay is putting a lot of Venezuelans at risk. Please reconsider https://twitter.com/SamouraiWallet/status/1082439693751472128

Tue Jan 08 03:06:25 +0000 2019

The Ugly: “Dependency slurping systems like NPM, CPAN, go get & so on continue to freak me out. They might potentially be more dangerous than manual dependency management…(as) the number of individuals and organizations that you implicitly trust.” @jb55 https://noncombatant.org/2019/01/06/state-of-security-2019/

Tue Jan 08 03:12:21 +0000 2019

RT @no2uid: On Friday, Jan. 4, Lok Sabha passed the #AadhaarAmendmentsBill with very little debate and scrutiny. We hope that the Rajya Sab…

Tue Jan 08 03:14:09 +0000 2019

I wish I was nearby so I could audit @hackylawyER’s course. There is much to be learned in this intersection of law & tech. For instance, she shares my concerns that property rights are the wrong underlying basis for basing identity rights despite years of practice otherwise. https://twitter.com/hackylawyER/status/1082394157375807489

Tue Jan 08 03:25:11 +0000 2019

Replying to @attractfunding and @hackylawyER

I talk about it some in my video at https://youtu.be/2g6KSv1aeuI but @hackylawyER & @dazzagreenwood go deeper into it at https://link.medium.com/oKgmpxDGiT — I think there may be a video on this too someplace. Largely at W3C Credentials CG we are thinking more this way in our writing. Not ‘own’.

Tue Jan 08 03:48:33 +0000 2019

RT @jb55: @ChristopherA speaking of which… was greeted with this today on a client project. nuget release hashes changing AGAIN on their…

Tue Jan 08 04:55:02 +0000 2019

I wrote this 3 years ago today, yet there still some sites (mostly devices) using SSL 3.0—20 years now & not deprecated! I would also argue that anything using TLS 1.0 (I was co-editor) should be retired. This is also a lesson for blockchain world—deprecate before technical debt! https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/685348416726024192

Tue Jan 08 05:06:21 +0000 2019

Replying to @olata_malarkey, @byrongibson, @anguschampion, @kanzure and @Blockstream

Probably not of this first workshop as it is our first iteration. No first instruction survives — we’ll learn, adapt and record one of the next.

Tue Jan 08 20:41:29 +0000 2019

This is the successor to iOSDevCamp that I was one of the founders & hackathon host. This event inherits some of the best practices of a great hackathon that I inherited from MacHack. Low hype, focused on community not sponsors, and great diversity (largest % women I know of)! https://twitter.com/dom/status/1082043515779960832

Tue Jan 08 20:49:23 +0000 2019

RT @davetfields: I went in search of the proper definition of self-sovereign identity today and returned to an old classic by @ChristopherA…

Tue Jan 08 22:12:22 +0000 2019

Replying to @sramkrishna, @SamouraiWallet, @TradingEnginee4, @htcexodus, @philchen913, @Puri_sm and @Puri_Ism

Given my Blackphone history I’m very supportive of a vibrant secure app store ecosystem, of anyone hardening Android both on the software side as well as hardware (for instance I really want secp256k1 signing inside HSMs not outside). Also key is that all needs to be open source.

Tue Jan 08 22:18:16 +0000 2019

Replying to @davetfields

So far I’ve not found a great one-sentence “definition” for self-sovereign identity. It really is the sum of the principles.

Tue Jan 08 23:13:32 +0000 2019

Replying to @davetfields

My best short one so far isn’t quite a definition but a statement: “We should have control over our own digital identity in regards to our relationships & interactions with other people, organizations and things as we have control over our physical selves.”

Tue Jan 08 23:15:01 +0000 2019

Replying to @NZN

A great article on why we should not use property rights as a paradigm for digital identity or privacy, by @hackylawyER & @dazzagreenwood: https://medium.com/@hackylawyER/do-we-really-want-to-sell-ourselves-the-risks-of-a-property-law-paradigm-for-data-ownership-b217e42edffa

Tue Jan 08 23:25:13 +0000 2019

RT @szpak: While ownership implies a property law model of our data, we argue that the legal framework for our identity-related data must a…

Wed Jan 09 01:57:55 +0000 2019

RT @doerkadrian: @SamouraiWallet had to remove certain security features from its wallet, due to pressure from the @GoogleStore. Let’s buil…

Wed Jan 09 04:24:25 +0000 2019

Replying to @doerkadrian, @SamouraiWallet and @GoogleStore

Here is an archive of my last attempt to do an app store dedicated to secure and reviewed Android apps that was posted while I was at Blackphone. It includes some security review requirements (dated now, this was early 2015) but a good start. https://lists.mayfirst.org/pipermail/guardian-dev/2015-March/004276.html

Wed Jan 09 04:30:50 +0000 2019

Replying to @doerkadrian, @SamouraiWallet and @GoogleStore

If someone is serious about this let me know.

Wed Jan 09 04:31:18 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @doerkadrian @SamouraiWallet @GoogleStore Here is an archive of my last attempt to do an app store dedicated to secure an…

Wed Jan 09 04:31:26 +0000 2019

This dual USB-C and Lightning FIDO2 YubiKey would be very useful to me as an Mac & iOS user. Unfortunately, for iOS support it looks like the devs have to do some extra licensing, but worth it as additional security for a cryptocurrency & exchange wallets. https://www.wired.com/story/yubikey-lightning-ios-authentication-passwords/

Wed Jan 09 04:39:52 +0000 2019

Replying to @doerkadrian, @SamouraiWallet and @GoogleStore

Hmm, it looks like the security requirements are missing from this copy, just has the contract. I looked on http://archive.org but it doesn’t have it. Silent Circle/Blackphone is now bankrupt — does anyone have a public archive of the file “Silent Store Standards.pdf”?

Wed Jan 09 04:42:46 +0000 2019

Replying to @sramkrishna

Basically if your iOS app talks to hardware outside of Apple standard APIs, the hardware vendor has to have been certified for Apple MFi (Made For iPhone) & the app developers have some restrictions too. This may all be addressed next summer at WWDC with new official Apple APIs.

Wed Jan 09 04:54:48 +0000 2019

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RT @MarkFriedenbach: I would modify slightly as: “a set of design and ethical principles.” Self-sovereign identity is as much a basic human…

Wed Jan 09 05:20:02 +0000 2019

RT @dazzagreenwood: Evolution of the law and legal instruments to data-driven, algorithmic and computational code, services and systems is…

Wed Jan 09 05:20:19 +0000 2019

RT @paulohm: Quoting from the above: “Blaze will be the first computer scientist teaching without a J.D. in a tenured or tenure-track posi…

Wed Jan 09 05:20:49 +0000 2019

Replying to @trbouma

Unfortunately multi-national corporations can have self-sovereignty much more easily than people can.

Wed Jan 09 05:22:45 +0000 2019

Replying to @ljxie

Reminds me of the scenarios from DAO-like “freelancing on steroids” in @itsDanielSuarez’s great near-future SF duology Daemon & Freedom. Highly recommend reading for the blockchain community: https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B00PP3G7CW/ref=dp_st_0451228731

Wed Jan 09 05:40:56 +0000 2019

Replying to @NicolasDorier

I’ve also been looking into that under new Wyoming laws, where it might be possible. Plus new law last years allows stock to be held keys. Doing both some legal prototyping and some corporate governance wallet code. Some progress, but lower priority than some other projects now.

Wed Jan 09 07:21:31 +0000 2019

RT @willcrum1: I’ve seen no better diagnosis of society’s fake news + misinformation + echo chamber crisis than this piece from @zeynep jus…

Wed Jan 09 07:27:29 +0000 2019

RT @NakulShenoy: The Aadhaar Amendment Bill is being presented in the Rajya Sabha today, to allow private operators access our personal inf…

Wed Jan 09 07:49:02 +0000 2019

“While the MIT group wasn’t trying to unmask specific users in this dataset, they proved that someone acting in bad faith could merge such anonymized datasets with personal ones using the same process, easily pinning…to figure out who was who” https://www.fastcompany.com/90278465/sorry-your-data-can-still-be-identified-even-its-anonymized

Wed Jan 09 08:08:06 +0000 2019

Another one of our cooperative board game case studies that didn’t quite make the cut to be in our soon-to-be-released book @MeeplesTogether. This one looks at how cooperative game mechanics can even be used to make even better competitive board games. https://twitter.com/MeeplesTogether/status/1083084054340063232

Wed Jan 09 21:51:10 +0000 2019

RT @JoeAndrieu: @ChristopherA Complete anonymization doesn’t exist. Identity isn’t limited to a handful of attributes, it covers all the w…

Wed Jan 09 21:52:39 +0000 2019

RT @JoeAndrieu: @caelumlabs @im_dario @ChristopherA @manusporny @Appelcline @_sobtec Indeed! Everyone is a co author at RWOT. Newbies are w…

Wed Jan 09 21:53:00 +0000 2019

RT @caelumlabs: 📆 Save the date for the next #RebootingWebOfTrust

We’re glad to announce that we are going to host the next Rebooting the…

Wed Jan 09 21:53:40 +0000 2019

RT @speakingcrypto: When we talk about data privacy breaches we tend to look at it from the user’s perspective or big businesses harvesting…

Wed Jan 09 21:55:21 +0000 2019

Some nice tips here for how to get new #Signal account running using their desktop app without a cell phone, using any SMS-capable number you control. Not easy, but not hard. Could be useful technique in a number of scenarios—I’ll have to try this with my old Google Voice number. https://t.co/67IFzfKEEG

Wed Jan 09 22:01:34 +0000 2019

“to the GDPR, you are a mere ‘data subject’ and not an independent and fully functional participant in the technical, social and economic ecosystem the internet supports by design. All privacy protections around your data are the burden of other parties” https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/if-your-privacy-hands-others-alone-you-dont-have-any

Wed Jan 09 22:04:36 +0000 2019

Quote from article by the esteemed @dsearls. See also thread starting at https://twitter.com/dsearls/status/1083058721998102529?s=21

Wed Jan 09 22:07:37 +0000 2019

I really enjoy classic film noir — I’m looking forward to 10 dark evenings starting January 25th at the beautiful @castrotheatre in SF for the #NoirCity Film Festival http://noircity.com hosted by @EddieMuller for @noirfoundation. Also lots of period costumes in audience! https://twitter.com/FilmNoirWorld/status/1082965702250774528

Wed Jan 09 22:15:15 +0000 2019

We need better tools for resilience, deniability & social key recovery, both on the cryptography & implementation side (needing peer review & open source) as well as better understanding of use cases & UI. #BlockchainCommons is seeking funding for this. https://www.blockchaincommons.com/proposals/Project-Proposal-New-Social-Key-Recovery-Approach/ https://twitter.com/Leon_Vandenberg/status/1083151346767847424

Thu Jan 10 02:47:11 +0000 2019

Looks like I’ve got to spend some back at IETF: “Messaging Layer Security (MLS) is an IETF working group building a security layer for encrypting messages in groups of size two to many. It is being designed to be efficient, practical and secure.” https://mlswg.github.io/

Thu Jan 10 06:06:28 +0000 2019

Still on the team list, but I didn’t contribute much to TLS 1.3 other than occasional moral support and sometimes offering some historical context. But I got the t-shirt! #RealWorldCrypto https://twitter.com/sergesim/status/1083096576958976001

Thu Jan 10 06:09:46 +0000 2019

Eric Rescorla did a great job shepherding the TLS 1.3 release against a lot of inertia. I never thought it would take 20 years to do the next major version of TLS, but this one succeeded. (I still think it deserves the moniker of TLS 2.0 or SSL 4.0). https://twitter.com/bal6765/status/1083094693653540864

Thu Jan 10 06:14:05 +0000 2019

Some emerging standards around Messaging Layer Security (IETF MLS WG) will hopefully offer some solutions to the hodgepodge of apps claiming to offer messaging security. But it is a solvable problem. See thread👇 https://twitter.com/durumcrustulum/status/1083048117023531009

Thu Jan 10 06:19:21 +0000 2019

RT @DragosRotaru: Hugo Krawczyk talk at #realworldcrypto about OPAQUE, a password authentication scheme free from PKI and immune to offline…

Thu Jan 10 06:23:34 +0000 2019

RT @tdierks: A team I’m honored to have made an early, if small, contribution to. Congratulations to EKR for his well-deserved recognition…

Thu Jan 10 06:24:08 +0000 2019

RT @bascule: Bellare’s acceptance speech echoed the sentiments of his frequent collaborator (and previous Levchin prize winner) Phil Rogawa…

Thu Jan 10 06:25:15 +0000 2019

RT @CaitlinLong_: IT BEGINS! The first of 6 #Wyoming #blockchain bills passed Senate committee 5-0 today. This bill allows banks to keep bo…

Thu Jan 10 06:30:24 +0000 2019

Hard to believe it was 1999, 20 years ago this month, that TLS 1.0 went final, after a little over 4 years of work with huge changes from SSL 2.0 in 95 & SSL 3.0 in 96. A lesson for creators of new standards is it took 19 years to really upgrade it to v2. https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2246.txt

Thu Jan 10 06:50:25 +0000 2019

Another good one from @hackylawyER: “Once digitized, data about us…becomes “money-like” and takes on a transferable or transactional quality.…legal frameworks fall short because they fail to address the underlying convergence of money and speech as data” https://medium.com/@hackylawyER/money-talks-how-digital-money-speech-challenge-existing-legal-frameworks-dd845a7ceaf7

Thu Jan 10 15:49:17 +0000 2019

Replying to @hackylawyER

Other good questions from @hackylawyER: “in creating cashless societies do we inadvertently impose a restraint on our freedom of speech and expression? Or, conversely, compel speech where we can no longer remain anonymous?” https://medium.com/@hackylawyER/money-talks-how-digital-money-speech-challenge-existing-legal-frameworks-dd845a7ceaf7

Thu Jan 10 15:58:40 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @hackylawyER Other good questions from @hackylawyER: “in creating cashless societies do we inadvertently impose a restrai…

Thu Jan 10 15:58:48 +0000 2019

@dominictarr Let’s discuss Social Key Recovery, Shamir Secret Sharing, uses cases, UI, etc. at next #RebootingWebOfTrust in Barcelona March 1-3. See also https://www.blockchaincommons.com/proposals/Project-Proposal-New-Social-Key-Recovery-Approach/

Thu Jan 10 17:31:03 +0000 2019

Excellent long-read by on #BlockchainGovernance by @RichardRed0x that serves as an accessible introduction to its history in bitcoin & current issues on other blockchains. I may quibble with some conclusions, but the basics facts are solid. https://medium.com/@richardred/a-users-perspective-and-introduction-to-blockchain-governance-80fbe2050222

Thu Jan 10 17:59:20 +0000 2019

Replying to @trentmc0, @DimitriDeJonghe, @iang_fc, @Nature2_0, @_terra0 and @OdysseyHack

At one point I did an little investigation of if non-human parties could “own” themselves. Ended up being a catch-22/perestroika doll of challenges. Even corporations, though they can buy their own stock, ultimately it increases the value of remaining stock. Any legal scholars?

Thu Jan 10 18:19:12 +0000 2019

These are among the new 21st-Century skills we need to have that our old educational systems are not good at teaching. I taught about these in an MBA program once, and students reported it was among most powerful class long-term for them. But it is for more than MBAs—fundamental! https://twitter.com/reasonisfun/status/1083137440456548355

Thu Jan 10 19:36:44 +0000 2019

Replying to @carl_dong, @Blockstream and @ChaincodeLabs

Congratulations! I look forward to seeing more from you in coming years!

Thu Jan 10 19:38:53 +0000 2019

These are also fundamental 21st-century skills and @hrheingold has been teaching them for longer than anyone I know. https://twitter.com/hrheingold/status/1083444970898436096

Thu Jan 10 19:48:49 +0000 2019

RT @iamjosephyoung: 10 year anniversary of Hal Finney’s “Running bitcoin” tweet.

A true legend


Thu Jan 10 19:54:17 +0000 2019

Replying to @jimyoung2817

Of course, understanding cognitive bias is another key skill! My list of 21st-century skills is long! But though I’ve taught professionally & led academic workshops I’m not an academic (I don’t even have college degree!) so how best to deploy these skills in our systems is hard.

Thu Jan 10 19:59:04 +0000 2019

Why you don’t roll your own crypto. “We use a lattice-based algorithm for solving the hidden number problem to efficiently compute private ECDSA keys that were used with biased signature nonces due to multiple apparent implementation vulnerabilities.” https://twitter.com/nomeata/status/1083142428993949702

Thu Jan 10 20:05:49 +0000 2019

RT @grittygrease: Christopher Allen (@ChristopherA) of TLS 1.0 fame is proposing a decentralized identifier. It’s not just about blockchain…

Thu Jan 10 20:24:09 +0000 2019

RT @durumcrustulum: @ChristopherA says don’t use TLS 1.0 anymore (he wrote it 😁)

Thu Jan 10 20:25:48 +0000 2019

One of the challenges today in blockchain & cryptographic security is the “free rider” problem where large organizations benefit hugely from the efforts of a few critical open source cryptographic developers, but do not fully support them. This led to events like #Heartbleed …

Thu Jan 10 20:30:21 +0000 2019

I’m exploring how to address these blockchain infrastructure & internet security problems in a vendor-neutral (and blockchain independent) way through something I’m calling #BlockchainCommons. You can support as dev by contributing time, or as vendor w/$. https://www.BlockchainCommons.com

Thu Jan 10 20:36:40 +0000 2019

For instance, former bitcoin-core dev @MarkFriedenbach has committed 50 days a year to #BlockchainCommons, as have I. With more dev time commitments of even just 5-days a year each (say to do a peer review) we can reach out to foundations & corps to support us financially. …

Thu Jan 10 20:41:53 +0000 2019

For instance, we are seeking to add to team to explore social key recovery & resilience both from understanding of social and user factors, as well as better cryptographic libraries. As many need this we can get $ from foundations & corps to solve this. https://www.blockchaincommons.com/proposals/Project-Proposal-New-Social-Key-Recovery-Approach/

Thu Jan 10 20:47:13 +0000 2019

Not all problems are cryptographic — we are also working on better standards for digital asset management & custody as these are becoming huge risk to our ecosystem. See the start of these #SmartCustody standard & educational workshops on this topic at https://www.SmartCustody.com

Thu Jan 10 20:51:26 +0000 2019

Replying to @jaybny

That is the idea — commit some time in advance (little as 5 days a year) to #BlockchainCommons, we puzzle out how to best use it and the time from others toward commons efforts, get funding from corps & foundations (as there is shortage of peer review & code), and pay everyone.

Thu Jan 10 22:17:18 +0000 2019

Replying to @Davidstrayhorn

Working on it! See Amira case study “In our scenario, Amira is a successful programmer working in Boston at a prestigious multi-national bank. Outside of working hours, Amira wants to give back to her community by writing software that matters”: https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot5-boston/blob/master/final-documents/amira.md

Thu Jan 10 22:20:47 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @Davidstrayhorn Working on it! See Amira case study “In our scenario, Amira is a successful programmer working in Boston…

Thu Jan 10 22:21:04 +0000 2019

Replying to @delitzer

For me key point is that the powerful, who in many ways can afford to manage the risks of transparency, are the ones that are most able to have/buy privacy. Those without power are at most risk of abuse & also have the least privacy or give it unknowingly as product for others.

Thu Jan 10 22:48:34 +0000 2019

Replying to @glenweyl and @JTremback

We have had the same problems with the events like #RebootingWebOfTrust that I host. Only after three years is it really beginning to break even. Classic free rider problem. Working on these infrastructure problems is part of #BlockchainCommons but hard. https://twitter.com/christophera/status/1083461061846564864?s=21

Fri Jan 11 02:32:42 +0000 2019

“An emerging perspective is that the application of blockchain can be most valuable when it democratizes data access, enables collaboration, and solves specific pain points. Certainly, it brings benefits where it shifts ownership from corps to consumers” https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/financial-services/our-insights/blockchains-occam-problem

Fri Jan 11 02:48:03 +0000 2019

RT @ricburton: Does anyone have any advice on how much equity and options to offer the first 10 people?

What is the standard model? What d…

Fri Jan 11 03:10:23 +0000 2019

Replying to @ronmartinez

One of the considerations when I joined Blockstream was their strong defensive patent policy—I had been stymied while CTO of Certicom doing micropayments dev in 2000 due to patents on Merkle Trees & Schnorr. Now that I’m no longer at Blockstream still OK: https://blockstream.com/about/patent_faq/

Fri Jan 11 05:20:17 +0000 2019

Replying to @ronmartinez

It is a serious issue. There are also a lot of non-practicing patent holders filing and getting blockchain related patents. There are a number of banks like Wells Fargo doing so. Pooling by various defensive patent holders I hope will be an answer but it is challenging.

Fri Jan 11 06:40:52 +0000 2019

RT @VitalikButerin: @zooko I am not impressed. Agree that privacy is a strategy, but his “alternative stategies” both (i) rely on very opti…

Fri Jan 11 06:50:51 +0000 2019

I agree with @SarahJamieLewis, though there is tech still to be developed to be able to effectively do deniable privacy (aka crossing border encryption), the biggest problems in this category are not the technical ones. The threat model is complicated. https://twitter.com/SarahJamieLewis/status/1083465039724433409

Fri Jan 11 07:00:05 +0000 2019

RT @m_dubovitskaya: Please submit to PENCIL (Workshop on Privacy ENhancing Cryptography In Ledgers)! The submission server is now open! htt…

Fri Jan 11 07:05:38 +0000 2019

RT @CaitlinLong_: ANOTHER ONE in the books for #Wyoming, 8-1 on HB 62, which broadens #utilitytoken language enacted in 2018 & moves it out…

Fri Jan 11 07:11:07 +0000 2019

Four factors of identity system failure… https://www.economist.com/christmas-specials/2018/12/18/establishing-identity-is-a-vital-risky-and-changing-business

Fri Jan 11 17:27:54 +0000 2019

“an administrative imposition of order that is inflexible & leaves out a lot of details about things in an attempt to make them simpler; an ideology that elevates science and technology above all else; an authoritarian state; & a prostrate civil society.”

Fri Jan 11 17:28:27 +0000 2019

I’m hoping this bill passes. I’d like see requirement of open standards, such as W3C Decentralized Identifiers, with W3C Verifiable Credentials signed by the Wyoming Secretary of State. There are a number of active DID projects that could legitimately bid on this project. https://twitter.com/propelforward/status/1083722312631881729

Fri Jan 11 18:02:02 +0000 2019

This would result in a corporate “birth certificate” that could serve as a seed of trust about the Verifiable Credentials issued about the company, or issued by the company about others.

Fri Jan 11 18:04:27 +0000 2019

RT @alexbosworth: Trust-minimization is also a battle for hearts and minds. Many don’t really value freedom of expression, freedom of movem…

Fri Jan 11 18:13:06 +0000 2019

RT @JoshuaWBaron: Solid point today at #realworldcrypto: formal verification of cryptographic protocols shouldn’t involve verifiers actuall…

Fri Jan 11 18:20:09 +0000 2019

Replying to @tomchristoffel

With these type of corporate records privacy is less of an issue, but the data is not put on an immutable blockchain, only the cryptographic timestamp is immutable. Corrections are also timestamped, which is also an important corporate record.

Fri Jan 11 22:32:00 +0000 2019

Replying to @iang_fc, @trentmc0, @DimitriDeJonghe, @Nature2_0, @_terra0 and @OdysseyHack

Under new Wyoming HB101 law stockholders can be represented by keys. Under upcoming bill data records about companies from Secretary of State are registered using blockchain tech. 🤔Hmm, thinking smart contract thoughts.

Fri Jan 11 23:50:30 +0000 2019

RT @Blockstream: C-Lightning v0.6.3 is now released! The update includes private channel creation support, alpha plugin support, bug fixes,…

Sat Jan 12 03:40:37 +0000 2019

RT @notgrubles: I just published “Using Lightning on MacOS”, an easy to follow tutorial for installing and using Spark wallet and @Blockstr…

Sun Jan 13 04:10:13 +0000 2019

RT @Blockstream: IMPORTANT: On Jan. 16th, #BlockstreamSatellite will undergo a service interruption @ 12-1PM EST to bring online a more fle…

Sun Jan 13 18:58:31 +0000 2019

Replying to @lrettig

The problem is the tragedy of the free. As long as Google & other monopolistic/oligopolistic parties bundle calendaring for free, it is very hard to build a business that serves power users. True for email, shared docs, etc. Also poisons market for long time, e.g. Google Reader.

Sun Jan 13 21:44:08 +0000 2019

Working toward a corporate governance wallet, for WY:
“‘Shareholder’ means …(other kinds of shareholders)…or the owner of a private key that is uniquely associated with a network address that facilitates or records the sending and receiving of shares” https://www.wyoleg.gov/2018/Introduced/HB0101.pdf

Mon Jan 14 03:41:18 +0000 2019

CC: @angela_walch, @Steve_Lockstep, @hackylawyER , @dazzagreenwood, @stephendpalley,@prestonjbyrne @msantoriESQ, @ScottLDavid @yaoeo, @kemitchell, @trentmc0

Mon Jan 14 06:11:55 +0000 2019

RT @adam3us: this new @blockstream satellite 📡🛰️code release broadcasts transactions before blocks, using compact blocks and a newer versio…

Mon Jan 14 06:20:31 +0000 2019

RT @CaitlinLong_: TWO MORE #blockchain bills clear first hurdle in #Wyoming! Bill to fund WY Sec of State integration w/ a blockchain passe…

Tue Jan 15 18:09:07 +0000 2019

RT @hackylawyER: PSA - here is the new trap that the #bigtech lobby has invented to deny our #privacy rights, it’s called the “proprietary…

Tue Jan 15 18:18:20 +0000 2019

RT @grittygrease: On to day 2 of the second Messaging Layer Security (MLS) interim meeting in Mountain View. Lots of interesting discussion…

Tue Jan 15 18:22:54 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: #SmartCustody—Are you considering all possible threats to your digital assets? Do you have comprehensive procedures to as…

Tue Jan 15 20:10:31 +0000 2019

RT @10xmgmt: Congratulations Bryan!
Our client @kanzure is hosting, alongside @ChristopherA and @anguschampion, his first workshop in Palo…

Tue Jan 15 21:29:21 +0000 2019

RT @JoeAndrieu: If you have (or anticipate having) digital assets of notable value, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to learn how…

Tue Jan 15 21:29:34 +0000 2019

Replying to @Davidstrayhorn, @keutmann, @marttimalmi and @oncea230guy

There definitely is some need for work in this area. BTW: specific to rating systems have an extensive set of blog articles. This is the last based on our results, a list of blog posts at bottom includes the theory: http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2007/01/collective_choi.html

Tue Jan 15 22:03:25 +0000 2019

RT @pierre_rochard: What an excellent team to work with on crypto custody!

You should fly to Palo Alto from anywhere in the world, whether…

Tue Jan 15 22:08:41 +0000 2019

Replying to @maddiestone

Working remotely is great at first, but without regular F2F contact can be challenging. Vicarious F2F via co-working part-time locally can help the social human side of the problem, but you need at least quarterly F2F with team colleagues best cohesion.

Wed Jan 16 18:14:09 +0000 2019

This is the type of event where #SmartCustody Risk Modeling helps you understand where your custodial risks are & how to minimize them. You may never get to no-risk, but you can get to the point where it is a manageable risk. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smartcustody-simple-cold-storage-self-custody-workshop-tickets-54426618481 https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1085111035844087808

Wed Jan 16 18:21:17 +0000 2019

RT @creativecommons: We’re gonna party like it’s 1923! Join us for a Grand Re-Opening of the Public Domain on Jan 25, and check out a few q…

Wed Jan 16 18:34:17 +0000 2019

RT @kimdhamilton: Thank you to @mitDCI for allowing me to present about the future of @Blockcerts and emerging self-sovereign id/credential…

Thu Jan 17 05:48:47 +0000 2019

RT @Blockstream: We’re excited to announce the launch of the #SatelliteAPI Beta! Pay via testnet #LightningNetwork to globally broadcast da…

Thu Jan 17 05:49:26 +0000 2019

RT @Klonick: Me, starting Internet Law class w/a joke: Guys, the last time this course was taught here the cutting edge case was Napster!…

Thu Jan 17 16:57:10 +0000 2019

RT @paddykcl: Nearly 1 month until the paper submission deadline for the IEEE Security & privacy workshop (co-located with EuroS&P).

We e…

Fri Jan 18 03:06:54 +0000 2019

RT @hackylawyER: @NSmolenski Mixed feelings on this. Sure, we have a right to know what’s going on but why do data brokers even exist? Beca…

Fri Jan 18 03:37:46 +0000 2019

“All of these secondary markets for your information exist in a shadow economy that’s largely unchecked – out of sight of consumers, regulators and lawmakers,” Cook wrote. “Let’s be clear: you never signed up for that.” #rightsnotproperty https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-17/apple-ceo-calls-for-data-broker-clearinghouse-in-privacy-push

Fri Jan 18 04:02:22 +0000 2019

I never did get any good advice from the PGP community about best practices for rotating GPG keys. My long-term key, mostly used for code signing, expires in March. If I’m challenged in doing this correctly it demonstrates why we must complete #RebootingWebOfTrust. https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/1069772099726696448

Fri Jan 18 04:09:21 +0000 2019

RT @CaitlinLong_: This isn’t yet #Wyoming’s BIG REVEAL but it’s nifty! A new #blockchain bill just released—enables corporate stock certif…

Fri Jan 18 04:11:37 +0000 2019

RT @legal_block: Congrats to ⁦@Tyler_Lindholm⁩ ⁦@robjennings⁩ ⁦@CaitlinLong_⁩ & all our friends from the Wyoming #Blockchain Coalition for…

Fri Jan 18 04:16:58 +0000 2019

WY HB185: “shares of the corporation may be represented by share certificates in the form of certificate tokens…authorized at the time of issuance by 1 or more messages, commands or transactions signed with the network signatures of 2 officers designated” https://wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2019/HB0185

Fri Jan 18 06:24:12 +0000 2019

I find these points a root concern of mine for many blockchain & identity projects as well. Bitcoin-core somehow avoids it, but I’m not sure how to bring some of that particular security culture elsewhere. It certainly can’t happen in #MVP & #Agile startup cultures. Alternatives? https://twitter.com/Steve_Lockstep/status/1086087197277642754

Fri Jan 18 07:18:24 +0000 2019

RT @trbouma: My @SSIMeetup webinar is now posted on @youtube and @SlideShare. Thanks everyone for the record attendance! #digitalidentity #…

Fri Jan 18 07:22:52 +0000 2019

RT @hackylawyER: @ChristopherA @sedcHH The rhetoric is good & the data broker industry is part of the problem for sure, but let’s keep one…

Fri Jan 18 16:14:12 +0000 2019

RT @MeeplesTogether: Meeples Together is off to press, and the ebooks remain on schedule for February! Read all about it in the newest Upda…

Fri Jan 18 18:50:20 +0000 2019

Our next (the 8th!) #RebootingWebOfTrust will be an exciting one, with DIDs, auth, ZKP for identity, social key recovery, object capabilities, GDPR & more on agenda! March 1-3rd in Barcelona. Come collaborate with us! Big discount with advance topic paper. https://rwot8.eventbrite.com

Fri Jan 18 22:19:32 +0000 2019

RT @CaitlinLong_: 1/ TWEETSTORM about #Wyoming’s BIG REVEAL. This is long & info-packed, so buckle in. My native state is about to do bigge…

Fri Jan 18 22:41:42 +0000 2019

RT @VitalikButerin: M-of-N social key recovery in the @htcexodus “blockchain phone”

I’ve been a proponent of such things for a long time;…

Sat Jan 19 06:39:56 +0000 2019

RT @VitalikButerin: The phone also has a trusted hardware chip to store keys securely (not yet a hardware switch showing the user when the…

Sat Jan 19 06:40:08 +0000 2019

Replying to @VitalikButerin, @philchen913 and @glenweyl

I hope you can make it to next #RebootingWebOfTrust in Barcelona March 1-3rd. There is a reason HTC is a sponsor and I’m an advisor on the Exodus phone. Taiwan & Catalan have some common issues on non-state identity. Join us to continue work on this! https://rwot8.eventbrite.com

Sat Jan 19 06:48:21 +0000 2019

RT @VitalikButerin: CC @philchen913

Also @glenweyl this is arguably an early step toward formalized non-state-backed identity.

Sat Jan 19 06:48:29 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @VitalikButerin @philchen913 @glenweyl I hope you can make it to next #RebootingWebOfTrust in Barcelona March 1-3rd. Ther…

Sat Jan 19 06:49:05 +0000 2019

Replying to @VitalikButerin, @philchen913, @glenweyl and @VitalikButerin

you help kickstart decentralized self-sovereign identity at the first #RebootingWebOfTrust with your co-authorship of the DPKI whitepaper https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot1-sf/blob/master/final-documents/dpki.pdf that led to DIDs & more. This year we can make a big difference. Join us again in collaboration!

Sat Jan 19 06:56:14 +0000 2019

Seems reasonable: “We all have the right to present ourselves in a way that hurts no one, as our true selves, without being publicly abused if we don’t provide a sufficiently acceptable explanation.” https://medium.com/@therealsexycyborg/shenzhen-tech-girl-naomi-wu-part-2-over-the-wall-and-into-the-fire-5e8efc5c1509

Sat Jan 19 19:10:03 +0000 2019

Replying to @iang_fc

There is a substantial discount if you do a topic paper. It can be as simple as list of smart questions, a criticism of an approach, or a specific idea or proposal for others to consider before the event. These advance readings are part of what makes our collaborative event work.

Sun Jan 20 00:02:58 +0000 2019

RT @hackylawyER: “In a self-sovereign world —a world in which there is still a degree of human autonomy — only I (alone) can determine what…

Sun Jan 20 19:25:39 +0000 2019

RT @hackylawyER: @tonyfish Privacy is not absolute. That said, I think the principle still holds, unless you are suggesting that someone wi…

Sun Jan 20 19:26:15 +0000 2019

RT @trbouma: Hello, I’m a senior analyst for #digitalidentity! You may know me from my greatest hits “It’s more than just a Login”, “Biomet…

Mon Jan 21 02:22:52 +0000 2019

👍👏”arguments that quality bugs & security bugs ‘have equal value’, that security testing & QA are ‘the same thing’, that security testing should ‘just be performed by QA’ & that ‘there’s no specific skillset’ required to do security testing versus QA…I fundamentally disagree” https://twitter.com/shehackspurple/status/1086886702797312000

Mon Jan 21 05:13:28 +0000 2019

Agreed! “I truly believe that it is more important that we write secure code than we ‘hack all the things’. Security is so much more than just security testing (ethical hacking), it is secure design, secure coding, threat modelling, etc.” @shehackspurple

Mon Jan 21 05:18:18 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: Agreed! “I truly believe that it is more important that we write secure code than we ‘hack all the things’. Security is s…

Mon Jan 21 05:18:22 +0000 2019

Replying to @katrynadow, @ElineCMC and @glenweyl

I have some sympathy with goals of @glenweyl’s proposal for fixing the monetization of personal data, but more I’m falling into the camp of #RightsNotProperty https://twitter.com/christophera/status/1075473945694879745 especially as articulated lately by @hackylawyER. Selling PII as property is a trap. #RWOT topic?

Mon Jan 21 05:29:47 +0000 2019

“The very existence of civilization implies that increasing returns must pervade economic life” says @glenweyl. I agree, however the former sustainability prof in me says that this increase should be focused on the deep wealth of increasing social capacity, resilience & knowledge https://twitter.com/glenweyl/status/1085913264951676928

Mon Jan 21 13:16:51 +0000 2019

RT @SarahJamieLewis: Please actually read and listen to what @RealSexyCyborg is trying to tell you, instead of dismissing her because you d…

Mon Jan 21 13:37:06 +0000 2019

Replying to @trbouma and @billatnapier

The #RebootingWebOfTrust & W3C Credentials CG communities are moving in that direction, but with a robust, human-rights decentralized self-sovereign identity architecture. See https://youtu.be/2g6KSv1aeuI

Mon Jan 21 13:48:47 +0000 2019

Replying to @glenweyl, @katrynadow, @ElineCMC and @hackylawyER

Unfortunately the article behind paywall. Really hoping the Lightning Network micropayments can solve this problem — I can’t subscribe to every service to read one article on each. Can you quote relevant #rightsnotproperty part?

Mon Jan 21 14:01:54 +0000 2019

Replying to @kosovich and @Techfugees

I hope that some of the folk from @techfugees interested in decentralized human-rights self-sovereign identity can participate in our next #RebootingWebOfTrust design workshop in Barcelona March 1-3rd https://rwot8.eventbrite.com When we co-convened with #ID2020 it was powerful group.

Mon Jan 21 15:12:32 +0000 2019

👍 @techfugees @kosovich “Trusting any authority becomes even a bigger pickle when you are a targeted minority in your home country. We might want to rethink implementing new technologies if there are hostile governments that have access to our data.” See #RebootingWebOfTrust! https://twitter.com/kosovich/status/1078581745459609600

Mon Jan 21 15:17:35 +0000 2019

How are you storing your digital-asset wallet recovery keys:

Mon Jan 21 15:28:58 +0000 2019

I was storing mine in a @cryptosteel however given two major California wildfires evaporating fireproof safes I’ve switched to @CryptoColdTi & better but more expenditure @CryptoTag. Will talk more at #SmartCustody workshop next Tuesday in Mountain View https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smartcustody-simple-cold-storage-self-custody-workshop-tickets-54426618481

Mon Jan 21 15:34:47 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: I was storing mine in a @cryptosteel however given two major California wildfires evaporating fireproof safes I’ve switch…

Mon Jan 21 15:34:52 +0000 2019

Replying to @revealer

Do you store your digital asset keys encrypted or plaintext?

Mon Jan 21 15:37:57 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @revealer Do you store your digital asset keys encrypted or plaintext?

Mon Jan 21 15:38:03 +0000 2019

Replying to @revealer

My home safe copy is encrypted BIP38 etched @CryptoColdTi using a password that hopefully my heirs will remember. But I also have an unencrypted BIP39 stamped on titanium @CryptoTag in safe-deposit box. Someday may move to some split key solution in multiple boxes. #SmartCustody

Mon Jan 21 15:43:01 +0000 2019

Replying to @revealer, @CryptoColdTi and @cryptotag

Key challenge is the adversary I call process fatigue, which has to be weighed as part of your risk model and adversarial analysis. All taught as part of our #SmartCustody workshop next week.

Mon Jan 21 15:46:57 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @revealer My home safe copy is encrypted BIP38 etched @CryptoColdTi using a password that hopefully my heirs will remem…

Mon Jan 21 15:47:07 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @revealer @CryptoColdTi @cryptotag Key challenge is the adversary I call process fatigue, which has to be weighed as pa…

Mon Jan 21 15:47:10 +0000 2019

RT @BerniceKing: Today, his birthday (#MLK90) thru Monday (#MLKDay), my father will be quoted more than he is during any other time through…

Mon Jan 21 15:50:49 +0000 2019

RT @Locha_io: With a battery, you’ll be able to carry your Turpial (smallest #mesh node device, look the size comparison with a SD card ada…

Mon Jan 21 15:53:51 +0000 2019

I definitely had problems with my two @COLDCARD mk1. Problem one was keyboard often not working, two was inference with keys almost always if plugged into my Mac, and three was none of the SD Cards I tried worked. Wait for mk2. https://twitter.com/nvk/status/1087370543689433088

Mon Jan 21 16:04:32 +0000 2019

Replying to @nvk and @coldcard

Link? Price?

Mon Jan 21 16:13:27 +0000 2019

Replying to @BlockchainKai, @revealer, @CryptoColdTi and @cryptotag

Yes, we talk about that in the course. It is a matter of resilience vs forfeiture adversary. I do seal mine up in a tamper-proof bag vs maid attack & snooping & I have special procedures for registration of safety deposit box that work in California. But other states differ.

Mon Jan 21 16:19:39 +0000 2019

Replying to @notgrubles and @coldcard

I’ve sometimes had keyboard problems on clean battery even with changed settings. Not as bad as with laptop.

Mon Jan 21 16:27:29 +0000 2019

Replying to @notgrubles and @coldcard

I’m now working on some QR-code based air-gaped wallet standards with three different companies. One uses old iPhones, one I think is a non-cellphone android device, the last is custom Linux hardware with small motherboard and case. So far QR code better experience.

Mon Jan 21 16:31:16 +0000 2019

Replying to @Coinkite, @BitGyver and @coldcard

I did contact support. I did get new boot firmware with adjustable keyboard settings, but they could not tell me specs on sd-card that I could buy locally, and it doesn’t work attached to my laptop with any of three high quality cables. No one said use laptop on battery power.

Mon Jan 21 16:34:47 +0000 2019

Replying to @nvk, @notgrubles and @coldcard

It isn’t for everyone, true. But TrustZone is certainly better than user space & the iPhone airgap wallet actually requires you to turn off network to function. The Android aitgap had no net at all. Meanwhile the custom Linux airgap box is answer for those needing more hardening.

Mon Jan 21 17:45:20 +0000 2019

Replying to @revealer and @ElectrumWallet

I know the old electrum SSS. Link to new method & papers? We’ve been thinking of convening conversation on next gen social key recovery at #RebootingWebOfTrust (our 8th!) in Barcelona March 1-3 https://rwot8.eventbrite.com

Mon Jan 21 17:48:12 +0000 2019

Replying to @revealer and @ElectrumWallet

Here is some of what we’ve been thinking on cryptographic side about new social key recovery techniques, but I honestly think UC/UI will be just as hard. https://www.blockchaincommons.com/proposals/Project-Proposal-New-Social-Key-Recovery-Approach/

Mon Jan 21 17:49:45 +0000 2019

Replying to @peterktodd

Do you have redundant copies of your recovery keys?

Tue Jan 22 06:31:21 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @peterktodd Do you have redundant copies of your recovery keys?

Tue Jan 22 06:31:27 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: How are you storing your digital-asset wallet recovery keys:

Tue Jan 22 06:38:12 +0000 2019

Replying to @peterktodd

I have a local copy in a fire proof safe, but encrypted. My non-local bank vault (with my spouse’s name on it) has it in a security sealed envelope but is not encrypted (a choice). I check the local copy every year before April 15th & the bank copy around Nov 1 “Day of the Dead”.

Tue Jan 22 06:51:26 +0000 2019

Replying to @bitcoingiraffe

I’ve been working off and on an alternate recovery key technique that turns it into iambic pentameter poetry designed to be memorable. “the hazards of bliss are pleasing the lounge/unfair was cinnamon to search and scrounge…” https://github.com/ChristopherA/iambic-mnemonic

Tue Jan 22 06:56:01 +0000 2019

Replying to @bitkeyapp, @BTCBanksy and @peterktodd

I’m actually working on some air-gapped wallet standards & reference code this quarter to support some specific interesting timelock smart contracts like these. Funded partially by a patron of #BlockchainCommons. Hopefully will be picked up by ecosystem.

Tue Jan 22 07:00:18 +0000 2019

Replying to @LearnKhronos, @JasonEbacher and @peterktodd

My argument is that Glacier Protocol may be appropriate for some people in certain scenarios, but is such an overkill that the complexity, the process fatigue & some unfortunate bitrot points can make you loose your keys. Thus the #SmartCustody workshops http://www.SmartCustody.com

Tue Jan 22 07:04:57 +0000 2019

RT @peterktodd: @ChristopherA Heh, yeah, ironically that experience did give me more confidence in the security of bank vaults against soci…

Tue Jan 22 07:05:34 +0000 2019

Replying to @bitcoingiraffe

There are some crossing-border scenarios where ability to memorize large keys can be a game changer. A lot of my work is in support of human-rights decentralized & self-sovereign identity at #RebootingWebOfTrust & W3C Credentials CG.

Tue Jan 22 07:08:24 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @bitcoingiraffe There are some crossing-border scenarios where ability to memorize large keys can be a game changer. A lo…

Tue Jan 22 07:08:41 +0000 2019

Replying to @JasonEbacher, @LearnKhronos and @peterktodd

From a pure opsec pov you may have a point, but I’m very open about my processes & thinking, as well as how to adapt them to your different risk model & adversarial analysis. I’m not the biggest fan of security by obscurity & that the community can benefit by my openness is good.

Tue Jan 22 07:17:25 +0000 2019

Replying to @fnietom and @peterktodd

I’m a big fan, but there are still complications, UX & legal. For instance I explored giving a time-locked deadman switch escrow key to my attorney/executor but he says his law insurance will not allow him even though his key is useless unless I fail to move funds every year.

Tue Jan 22 07:21:18 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @fnietom @peterktodd I’m a big fan, but there are still complications, UX & legal. For instance I explored giving a time-…

Tue Jan 22 07:21:38 +0000 2019

RT @CaitlinLong_: @JuergenStrobel @LN_Master_Hub @adam3us @BobMcElrath @immootable @TraceMayer @peterktodd @starkness @real_vijay @GreenAdd…

Tue Jan 22 07:32:54 +0000 2019

RT @CaitlinLong_: @TraceMayer @JuergenStrobel @LN_Master_Hub @adam3us @BobMcElrath @immootable @peterktodd @starkness @real_vijay @GreenAdd…

Tue Jan 22 07:32:58 +0000 2019

Replying to @KnutKarnapp, @fnietom and @peterktodd

I have been talking to regulators (for instance joint letter to SEC last fall) & lawmakers (the Wyoming folk are listening) as part of #BlockchainCommons’ #SmartCustody project. http://www.SmartCustody.com. We can use more patrons to continue this work.

Tue Jan 22 07:39:42 +0000 2019

RT @peterktodd: @SatoshiHodler @ChristopherA Having said that, there’s lots of medical issues that can cause you to forget basically anythi…

Tue Jan 22 07:49:10 +0000 2019

RT @darrello: Simplifying the concepts of Guardianship and Delegation is incredibly non-simple…

Here’s a concept map (backed by words in…

Tue Jan 22 16:33:46 +0000 2019

A new whitepaper from our last #RebootingWebOfTrust “A DID for Everything” led by @shaunbconway & distinguished team, continues the thoughts of a previous white paper on decentralized autonomic data (DADs) to show novel uses for Decentralized Identifiers. https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot7-toronto/blob/master/final-documents/A_DID_for_everything.md

Tue Jan 22 21:49:36 +0000 2019

This “DID for Everything” whitepaper builds on the work by Smith & Gupta whitepaper “Decentralized Autonomic Data (DAD) and the three R’s of Key Management” from a #RebootingWebOfTrust last year: https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot6-santabarbara/blob/master/final-documents/DecentralizedAutonomicData.md

Tue Jan 22 22:04:17 +0000 2019

Replying to @peterktodd and @phil_geiger

I actually use this exact paper for writing down my draft recovery keys before I stamp my titanium version, and for my hot wallet & test keys. It is even listed in the custody checklist we are sharing in the #SmartCustody as an optional choice.

Wed Jan 23 06:29:10 +0000 2019

Replying to @LailaJosefin, @kosovich, @Techfugees and @TechfugeesBCN

I can’t seem to DM you but you can DM me. Let’s talk soon about #RebootingWebOfTrust in Barcelona March 1-3! Details at https://rwot8.eventbrite.com — or email me at ChristopherA@LifeWithAlacrity.com

Wed Jan 23 08:46:41 +0000 2019

Unscientific poll results regarding digital asset key recovery practices of my Twitter followers. Want to learn how to do better #SmartCustody? Want peer-reviewed comprehensive procedures? Sign up for announcements of future whitepapers & workshops at https://tinyletter.com/SmartCustody

Wed Jan 23 11:26:04 +0000 2019

There is also still room in our first workshop “#SmartCusody: Simple Cold Storage & Self-Custody” next Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST in Mountain View, CA. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smartcustody-simple-cold-storage-self-custody-workshop-tickets-54426618481

Wed Jan 23 11:30:07 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: There is also still room in our first workshop “#SmartCusody: Simple Cold Storage & Self-Custody” next Tuesday, January 2…

Wed Jan 23 11:30:20 +0000 2019

You can see the original polls and lots of interesting commentary on private key storage practices in the threads starting at https://twitter.com/christophera/status/1087371484123652096?s=21 👇

Wed Jan 23 11:33:18 +0000 2019

Matt Leacock @mattleacock is one of the top cooperative board game designers today, starting with the innovative best seller Pandemic. But he also recently has become more prolific. Here is a flowchart to help you discover which of his games to play next. https://twitter.com/mattleacock/status/1085292236806381569

Wed Jan 23 13:02:09 +0000 2019

Excellent history. I met a number of the dev team in early days as they built the first public federated identity system OpenID & OAuth, and advanced forward these ideas through the #IIW community into standards. Innovative, smart, passionate, proud, but ultimately unsustainable. https://twitter.com/anildash/status/1087934594182234115

Wed Jan 23 16:06:30 +0000 2019

An artifact from the future (note date of notice is 2027) but this surveillance notice is scarily possible given current trends in street cameras, biometrics, DNA profiling, implied consent, privacy agreement overreach, human rights vs crime prevention, etc. #BlackMirror https://twitter.com/knutson_brain/status/1087559543595253760

Wed Jan 23 16:13:13 +0000 2019

👍Another excellent article supporting the #RightsNotProperty approach that the decentralized identity community is moving to. “Shouldn’t we raise questions of identity & agency & collective intelligence & ethics rather than securitization and markets?” https://akasha.org/blog/2019/01/21/interpersonal-data-2-of-3

Wed Jan 23 16:22:39 +0000 2019

“…Should we not strive to offer and derive unquantifiable value in all combination of wonderful variety and purpose rather than construct a simplistic mechanism by which someone might package up the personal data equivalent of a collateralized debt obligation?” — @Sheldrake

Wed Jan 23 16:24:22 +0000 2019

RT @magentaroyle1: @jhardinges Rights are not values. Human rights aren’t proprietary rights they are inalienable rights, every living mort…

Wed Jan 23 16:29:22 +0000 2019

Replying to @ThomasWelch15, @jhardinges and @AnnCavoukian

This is becoming a major topic for collaboration at the next #RebootingWebOfTrust (our 8th!) design workshop in Barcelona on March 1-3 https://rwot8.eventbrite.com I hope some of you can make it! Large discount if you share your opinions as advance topic papers (helps collaboration).

Wed Jan 23 16:32:23 +0000 2019

Replying to @hackylawyER and @F_Kaltheuner

A number of us will be collaborating on this topic at next #RebootingWebOfTrust (our 8th!) in Barcelona on March 1-3 https://rwot8.eventbrite.com — join us to create a collaborative document that we might use to advance into W3C process as Credentials CG Note https://w3c-ccg.github.io

Wed Jan 23 16:35:03 +0000 2019

Replying to @pavlenex and @MrKukks

GitHub link?

Wed Jan 23 16:37:28 +0000 2019

RT @callmevlad: What people DON’T want:
⒳ A boss
⒳ A manager

What people DO want:
✓ A mentor
✓ A coach
✓ A teacher
✓ A listene…

Wed Jan 23 16:40:10 +0000 2019

RT @Techmeme: DHS issues rare “emergency” directive ordering federal agencies to secure credentials for DNS records; sources: six agencies…

Wed Jan 23 16:41:52 +0000 2019

RT @CaitlinLong_: UPDATE: 4 #Wyoming #blockchain bills have passed their house of origination & are moving to the other house! #fintech #sa…

Wed Jan 23 17:03:29 +0000 2019

Over 20+ PoS (Proof of Stake) cryptocurrencies are affected by this vulnerability: “While the “fake stake” attacks are simple in principle, they underscore a difficult design challenge: some ideas that make sense in Proof-of-Work do not translate over securely to Proof-of-Stake”. https://twitter.com/peterktodd/status/1087995208665624576

Wed Jan 23 17:09:58 +0000 2019

Replying to @doerkadrian

There are issues with Shamir Secret Sharing. Some unqualified implementations, some caused by every shares being equal, recovery attacks, UX/UI problems, etc. But I believe solvable. Seeking funding https://www.blockchaincommons.com/proposals/Project-Proposal-New-Social-Key-Recovery-Approach/ Also topic for next #RebootingWebOfTrust in Barcelona.

Wed Jan 23 17:16:26 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @doerkadrian There are issues with Shamir Secret Sharing. Some unqualified implementations, some caused by every shares b…

Wed Jan 23 17:16:30 +0000 2019

Replying to @Hodlhelper

See this comment & proposal link on issues re: Shamir Secret Sharing https://twitter.com/christophera/status/1088123301870764032?s=21

Wed Jan 23 17:18:51 +0000 2019

Replying to @Hodlhelper

See also this older thread 👇 https://twitter.com/christophera/status/912422872332738560?s=21

Wed Jan 23 17:20:11 +0000 2019

Replying to @doerkadrian

See also this older thread 👇 https://twitter.com/christophera/status/912422872332738560?s=21

Wed Jan 23 17:20:35 +0000 2019

RT @Ferdinando1970: @callmevlad @ChristopherA A manager is NOT supposed to be:
✓ A confidant
✓ An accountability partner
✓ An advocat…

Wed Jan 23 18:01:53 +0000 2019

RT @mrinal: Here are slides (with speaker notes) from my talk @SFIoTMeetup yesterday on how Decentralized Identifiers & Verifiable Claims w…

Wed Jan 23 20:19:27 +0000 2019

Replying to @darrello, @JoeAndrieu, @RichieEtwaru, @hackylawyER, @dsearls, @NZN, @drummondreed, @johnvarga347, @SovrinID, @ij_network, @evernym, @windley and @mwherman2000

It looks like there will be critical mass to dive deep into this topic and do a collaborative whitepaper on it at next #RebootingWebOfTrust in Barcelona March 1-3 https://rwot8.eventbrite.com — write up your position statements and post in our GitHub for substantial discount!

Thu Jan 24 03:16:51 +0000 2019

RT @BrendanEich: My comment on jwz’s blog post at https://www.jwz.org/blog/2019/01/chrome-will-prevent-any-ad-blockers-that-arent-adblock-plus/.


Thu Jan 24 03:20:05 +0000 2019

RT @anmol_smnch: So, @UIDAI has no way to weed out fake demographics?

“[They] uploaded fake identity proofs given by illegal applicants,…

Thu Jan 24 03:25:49 +0000 2019

RT @trbouma: So if we do #digitalidentity right (high adoption) the overall economic return to the country is OVER TWICE what we currently…

Thu Jan 24 03:26:35 +0000 2019

RT @rmhrisk: At Google, I am the Product Manager for Public Trust Services, that incl. things like Cert and Key Transparency, Google Trust…

Thu Jan 24 03:27:27 +0000 2019

RT @adam3us: @CointractCom @MZietzke - there were many previous ideas explored Chaum (centralised), and Brands (also centralised double spe…

Thu Jan 24 03:28:04 +0000 2019

RT @perrymetzger: I’ve discovered some people aren’t aware of why Rust is a really cool programming language. They think it’s just a strong…

Thu Jan 24 03:30:38 +0000 2019

RT @lchasen: @LeeMcKnight @Steve_Lockstep @pevansgreenwood @RichieEtwaru @TheEconomist @hu_manityco The US constitution does not cover digi…

Thu Jan 24 04:11:34 +0000 2019

RT @lchasen: @RichieEtwaru @LeeMcKnight @Steve_Lockstep @pevansgreenwood @TheEconomist @hu_manityco Good question. I used to think strongly…

Thu Jan 24 04:11:37 +0000 2019

Replying to @dan_mi_sun, @lachenmayer, @josephwerle, @chelseakomlo and @emilbayes

This, plus UI/UX issues of social key recovery, is increasing looking like we’ll have critical mass of people to move forward on a whitepaper proposal at next collaborative design workshop #RebootingWebOfTrust (our 8th!) in Barcelona on March 1-3 https://rwot8.eventbrite.com Join us!

Thu Jan 24 04:18:45 +0000 2019

Replying to @el33th4xor

“Tax in the Final Frontier: A Theory of Interstellar Tax” by Adam Chodorow https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1520413

Thu Jan 24 04:23:33 +0000 2019

Replying to @davetfields, @JoeAndrieu and @trbouma

There has been some excellent work by zkp cryptographers (I saw a presentation at Euro S&P two years ago) of being able use public health data securely and anonymously. Not everything in public health by zkp but huge improvements are possible. Currently HIPPA makes things worse!

Thu Jan 24 04:28:23 +0000 2019

RT @KyleSamani: 1/ So I’ve been using an app, Lil Snitch, for about 3 months now

LS monitors every outbound internet connection that every…

Thu Jan 24 04:35:13 +0000 2019

RT @KyleSamani: 15/ While I’m super excited about the future of Web3, when you really think about the mechanics of making it actually tru…

Thu Jan 24 04:35:21 +0000 2019

RT @KyleSamani: 8/ Spotify and its associated helper apps made no fewer than 12 connection requests to 12 different domains and IP addresse…

Thu Jan 24 04:35:26 +0000 2019

RT @windley: There is 3-6% economic value by 2030 from the good use of digital ID for a mature or emerging economy. Institutions could gain…

Thu Jan 24 04:39:35 +0000 2019

RT @trbouma: The @McKinsey research report on #digitalidentity just released.


Thu Jan 24 04:39:40 +0000 2019

@AnnCavoukian any chance we can get you to come to our collaborative design workshop on human-rights orientated decentralized self-sovereign Identity #RebootingWebOfTrust (our 8th!) in Barcelona March 1-3 https://rwot8.eventbrite.com @hackylawyER will be there & others on legal/reg.

Thu Jan 24 17:09:00 +0000 2019

Replying to @renepickhardt

I look forward to the English translation :-)

Thu Jan 24 17:11:52 +0000 2019

RT @MartyBent: Marty’s Ƀent - January 24th, 2019 - Issue #405 https://mailchi.mp/2b08b2fc3179/martys-bent-january-23rd-2018-issue-235691

h/t @notgrubles

Thu Jan 24 17:55:19 +0000 2019

Replying to @lucash_dev, @matt_odell and @gladstein

Actually it is pretty hard. The satellites are just repeaters so can’t censored, only off, and they often contain religious broadcasts on them & broadcasts of multiple countries and thus are internationally regulated. There are also nearby satellites Blockstream can move to.

Thu Jan 24 18:07:51 +0000 2019

RT @alexbosworth: A new feature in development called HODL-HTLC could be a new building block for subscription services. This feature allow…

Thu Jan 24 18:09:42 +0000 2019

RT @matt_odell: “I can’t decide which is cooler, to use a satellite for this silly message to reach the surface of the earth, or using the…

Thu Jan 24 18:16:21 +0000 2019

RT @hasufl: Awesome history lesson about Bitcoin’s predecessors by @adam3us, showing how the biggest thing holding back decentralized digit…

Thu Jan 24 18:18:54 +0000 2019

👍“How is new technology affecting our ability to keep our various worlds from colliding when we don’t want them to, and what, if anything, should we do about that?” I call this #ContextualPrivacy and wrote about it in http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2015/04/the-four-kinds-of-privacy.html#toc_5 https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/outrage/579553/

Thu Jan 24 18:31:57 +0000 2019

From my”Four Kinds of Privacy” article, on #ContextualPrivacy: “If a lack of personal privacy causes you to “not be yourself”, a loss of contextual privacy allows other to “not see you as yourself”. You risk being perceived as “other” when your actions are seen out of context.”

Thu Jan 24 18:34:19 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: From my”Four Kinds of Privacy” article, on #ContextualPrivacy: “If a lack of personal privacy causes you to “not be yours…

Thu Jan 24 18:34:23 +0000 2019

Replying to @intjr, @lucash_dev, @matt_odell and @gladstein

Problem with jamming is you are jamming everything. Yes, a Nation-State can do a lot to stop things briefly, but they affect international & thus become war-like in nature. That is a tall order for Bitcoin to defend against (though long term there are even ideas like long wave).

Thu Jan 24 20:29:08 +0000 2019

Replying to @intjr, @lucash_dev, @matt_odell and @gladstein

For instance here is overview @NickSzabo4 & @eiaine’s proposal which is long wave, commodity equipment & can be set up and pulled down using tent poles & clothes lines near borders: article https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-and-weak-signals-bypass-network-censorship-with-radio/ & slides https://scalingbitcoin.org/stanford2017/Day2/Weak-Signal-Radio-Communications-for-Bitcoin-Network-Resilience.pdf

Thu Jan 24 20:33:43 +0000 2019

Replying to @lucash_dev, @matt_odell and @gladstein

Share a channel with a religious broadcaster and get both the left & right involved in 1st amendment. These are TV broadcast channels.

Thu Jan 24 20:35:31 +0000 2019

@francesca_bria we are doing our next collaborative design workshop on human-rights focused decentralized self-sovereign identity called #RebootingWebOfTrust (our 8th!) in Barcelona on March 1-3 https://rwot8.eventbrite.com You are in Barcelona, want to be involved? Contact me.

Fri Jan 25 01:00:00 +0000 2019

RT @kimdhamilton: Design decisions for BTCR v0.1, a Bitcoin-based DID method https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot7-toronto/blob/master/final-documents/btcr_0_1.pdf, which I wrote with @ChristopherA and…

Fri Jan 25 01:56:45 +0000 2019

Replying to @kimdhamilton and @danpape

The .md version of the BTCR 0.1 paper is at https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot7-toronto/blob/master/final-documents/btcr_0_1.md. Why 0.1? We have grand plans for 1.0 with better security & privacy, compatible with Lightning & much more. But we want to ship a wallet soon! So compromises need to be made until underlying libraries evolve.

Fri Jan 25 02:00:53 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @kimdhamilton @danpape The .md version of the BTCR 0.1 paper is at https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot7-toronto/blob/master/final-documents/btcr_0_1.md. Why 0.1? We have grand plans…

Fri Jan 25 02:04:47 +0000 2019

Replying to @kimdhamilton and @danpape

Our iPhone Decentralized Identity Wallet App for the BTCR method is in progress, led by @wolfmcnally. We use the C++ libbitcoin library led by @evoskuil & our C & Swift bindings for it to enable cocoapods for iOS are at https://github.com/blockchaincommons. Goal is reference implementation.

Fri Jan 25 06:04:48 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @kimdhamilton @danpape Our iPhone Decentralized Identity Wallet App for the BTCR method is in progress, led by @wolfmcna…

Fri Jan 25 06:19:48 +0000 2019

Replying to @ICEDataServices and @Blockstream

Is there a delayed feed publicly available without a subscription? Are there are signed oracles on the data yet?

Fri Jan 25 16:13:49 +0000 2019

An elephant collects trash & bins it, so why don’t people in downtown SF? https://youtu.be/eiLARnQVBns

Fri Jan 25 16:55:15 +0000 2019

Replying to @artbrock

My most cited article on reputation anti-patterns was posted as a topic paper at 1st #RebootingWebOfTrust “Web Reputation Systems and the Real World” by @frandallfarmer https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot1-sf/blob/master/topics-and-advance-readings/ReputationAndTheRealWorld.md I would love to see join in on a new collaborative paper from #RWO8 in Barcelona!

Fri Jan 25 17:17:30 +0000 2019

I would like to see more analysis & integration of lastest ideas in #Reputation Systems as so many bad idea come back. This paper by @artbrock + @frandallfarmer’s Web Reputation Systems and the Real World https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot1-sf/blob/master/topics-and-advance-readings/ReputationAndTheRealWorld.md + @anguschampion’s https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot4-paris/blob/master/draft-documents/Designconsiderationsfordecentralizedreputationsystems.docx a start. https://twitter.com/artbrock/status/1088381265940602880

Fri Jan 25 17:23:43 +0000 2019

@artbrock any chance to come back to our next #RebootingWebOfTrust (our 8th!) in Barcelona March on 1-3 https://rwot8.eventbrite.com — as usual big discount with submission of advance reading topic paper, which could be your latest reputation one. The topic keeps coming up here.

Fri Jan 25 17:27:38 +0000 2019

RT @IdentityWoman: @Sheldrake @csageland @benwerd @ChristopherA We have DIDs and Verifiable Credentials. Open standards dor ID wirh key rot…

Fri Jan 25 23:47:17 +0000 2019

Replying to @Sheldrake, @csageland, @benwerd and @IdentityWoman

Still a lot to do, but the new DID/VC architecture is a better one to build on than continuing to build on a legacy identity tech that has centrality technical debt. If you needed to deploy in scale today use a proven federated system w/ FIDO2. But if longer-term consider DID/VC.

Fri Jan 25 23:51:59 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @Sheldrake @csageland @benwerd @IdentityWoman Still a lot to do, but the new DID/VC architecture is a better one to build…

Fri Jan 25 23:52:07 +0000 2019

“We condemn these sinister, underhanded activities in the strongest possible terms,” he said in a statement Friday. “Such a deceitful attack on an academic group like the Citizen Lab is an attack on academic freedom everywhere.” https://twitter.com/RonDeibert/status/1088942831236898816

Sat Jan 26 00:05:33 +0000 2019

Hard to believe that 35 years ago the first Mac came out. I dropped everything to start Dreams of the Phoenix, one of the 1st dedicated Mac software publishers. We did first Mac screensaver, the bootstrap in Basic that let you download the FreeTerm, 12c Calc & the first Mac BBS! https://twitter.com/tim_cook/status/1088393240569671681

Sat Jan 26 03:03:44 +0000 2019

RT @Scobleizer: @davewiner I was first to buy the iPhone at Jobs’ own store. The iPhone had the best web browser. By far. I also was at the…

Sat Jan 26 03:09:31 +0000 2019

“The view amongst most bitcoin people I know is not that they don’t care about privacy or fungibility — they care very very much…But it’s one that cannot fail, or it’s one that we better not cause to fail. And that takes precedence over everything else.”— Andrew Poelstra https://twitter.com/kyletorpey/status/1088450662176677894

Sat Jan 26 03:16:20 +0000 2019

I have very mixed feelings about this. It certainly is an example of the limits of even national sovereignty in our modern economy. But Maduro destroyed one of the best & modern South American countries. I want accountability for the powerful and protection for the powerless. https://twitter.com/TheBlock__/status/1088906841965379584

Sat Jan 26 03:31:02 +0000 2019

RT @hasufl: @ChristopherA This thread might give you an interesting counter-perspective

Sat Jan 26 05:16:00 +0000 2019

RT @btcale: @hasufl @ChristopherA Here’s another perspective: https://twitter.com/jesuscasique1/status/1088982665624281089?s=21

Sat Jan 26 05:16:09 +0000 2019

Replying to @hasufl

I agree with the points about this being very complex & geopolitical between US vs China & Russia & even Britain vs Europe. But Venezuela had some of the best doctors & tech in Caribbean & South America, and was making development progress. …

Sat Jan 26 05:25:34 +0000 2019

Replying to @hasufl

…but whether the tyrants are socialist or democratic or anything else, their destructive power against regular people is overwhelming. I’m in Bitcoin & self-sovereign identity for those without power, not those who abuse power. Thus my mixed feelings when Maduro is threatened.

Sat Jan 26 05:35:55 +0000 2019

Replying to @BraveTheWorld

I still have some Linden dollars — circa 2004 when I was trying to raise money for a smart contract startup it was the best place to learn about digital currencies in a “real” economy. I still have a strategically placed “island” that gives me more Lindens when players fly over.

Sat Jan 26 08:01:38 +0000 2019

Replying to @hackylawyER

For many of us in the early days of internet we dreamed that microcurrencies might be used to pay for content. Many, many startups crashed & burned on that vision in 90s and early 00s. But for the first time since then I feel like in Lightning Network that it might be possible.

Sat Jan 26 08:11:15 +0000 2019

Replying to @BraveTheWorld

Rereading an ‘04 article in my blog: “Why not form a corporation on the fly with digital stock certificates, allow it to engage in its creative work, then pay out its investors and workers and dissolve?” A lot in the end of this post I’m still building: http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2004/02/security_crypto.html#enabling

Sat Jan 26 08:17:49 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @BraveTheWorld I still have some Linden dollars — circa 2004 when I was trying to raise money for a smart contract startu…

Sat Jan 26 08:18:10 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @hackylawyER For many of us in the early days of internet we dreamed that microcurrencies might be used to pay for conten…

Sat Jan 26 08:18:12 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @BraveTheWorld Rereading an ‘04 article in my blog: “Why not form a corporation on the fly with digital stock certificate…

Sat Jan 26 08:18:15 +0000 2019

Two of my worlds collided last fall — my handpan teacher @laurainserra created a very interesting music installation the Chambers of AWE at the Ethereum’s DevCon4. Now she wants to learn more about blockchain tech 😊 Video: https://youtu.be/oOUvUsAim_4

Sat Jan 26 08:26:50 +0000 2019

Replying to @ynotez

I read it about 9-10 years ago, time to read it again. I wrote my first blog post on four kinds of privacy including contextual privacy in 2004 http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2004/04/four_kinds_of_p.html which was influential and did a major update in 2015 http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2015/04/the-four-kinds-of-privacy.html

Sat Jan 26 19:04:16 +0000 2019

Replying to @ynotez

There are other framings of kinds of privacy, most notably @DanielSolove’s six types https://inpropriapersona.com/articles/daniel-soloves-six-general-types-of-privacy/ and Wright & Friedenwald’s seven types https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-007-5170-5_1

Sat Jan 26 19:08:24 +0000 2019

RT @murakamiwood: This is a confused basis for #data rights. #Property is alienability, commodification, market value, sale, inequality. #H…

Sat Jan 26 19:20:57 +0000 2019

I agree with this sentiment by @VladZamfir “We need to be free to build a crypto legal system that embodies the ethos of the blockchain space, one that we can actually be proud of” https://medium.com/@Vlad_Zamfir/against-szabos-law-for-a-new-crypto-legal-system-d00d0f3d3827 but also concur with @VitalikButerin’s rebuttal https://medium.com/@VitalikButerin/he-imagines-a-world-in-which-crypto-political-and-legal-processes-are-necessarily-going-to-go-fb073b80dd7e

Sun Jan 27 01:24:58 +0000 2019

Replying to @trbouma, @VladZamfir and @VitalikButerin

The problem is that there is value in both lowering risks of the human-side of irrational behaviors that cause abusive systems, but also value in increasing the human-side of compassion, cooperation, creating resilience & deep wealth. Blockchain tech can help & hinder both.

Sun Jan 27 01:54:56 +0000 2019

RT @trbouma: @ChristopherA @VladZamfir @VitalikButerin If anything, crypto will enable a more consistent application of legal constructs an…

Sun Jan 27 02:18:37 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @trbouma @VladZamfir @VitalikButerin The problem is that there is value in both lowering risks of the human-side of irrat…

Sun Jan 27 02:19:07 +0000 2019

RT @trbouma: @ChristopherA @VladZamfir @VitalikButerin Absolutely. Both legal and technological have a way to go, but the one can’t replace…

Sun Jan 27 02:19:11 +0000 2019

We continue our series of case studies that didn’t make it into the final book @MeeplesTogether. We ask the question: “So how do you entice cooperation in a fully competitive game? AuZtralia offers two possibilities.” Our book out next month!! https://twitter.com/MeeplesTogether/status/1088529733766176768

Sun Jan 27 02:51:03 +0000 2019

RT @Blockstream: One-man team, @NotASithLord, placed 2nd at the @MiaBitcoinHack hackathon with the WebSat Messenger; using our developer-fr…

Sun Jan 27 02:52:03 +0000 2019

Replying to @trbouma, @VladZamfir and @VitalikButerin

What is new with blockchain tech are some of the so-called “trustless” options. However, if we are not careful we could lock in unintended “invisible architectures” of the old systems or worse create “algorithmic authoritarianism”: https://twitter.com/christophera/status/854296203412070400?s=21

Sun Jan 27 03:13:04 +0000 2019

RT @jeffjohnroberts: This great @WillOremus article on media judges has a scam gambling ad

Serious question: should sites that publish sca…

Sun Jan 27 04:22:43 +0000 2019

Replying to @BrianGoetz, @sehurlburt and @patio11

I’ve seen several different slightly different explanations for the legal definition of “best efforts”. What is yours? Does it differ in different domains or countries?

Sun Jan 27 04:28:33 +0000 2019

Replying to @BrianGoetz, @sehurlburt and @patio11

So what does it mean if you say you are developing best practices for the industry? Is there a better word for it in the standards world?

Sun Jan 27 05:16:55 +0000 2019

RT @iang_fc: @lasuac @Steve_Lockstep @validIDy @zkproof 2. The natural stability is zero liability, aka race to bottom.

So the information…

Sun Jan 27 05:24:11 +0000 2019

RT @csuwildcat: I love what David is saying, but sadly the Web of today answers to the whims of masters and authoritarians who seek to forc…

Sun Jan 27 05:30:18 +0000 2019

RT @artbrock: @ChristopherA I’d like to make it back to a WoT event soon. Maybe share how easy it was to build DPKI on top of Holochain. An…

Sun Jan 27 11:17:11 +0000 2019

Replying to @artbrock

We’ll miss you! Current plan is have #RWOT9 this fall in Switzerland or Northern Europe on September 21st-23rd (Wed-Fri) but may move +/- 2 days driven by final venue. The hope is to bring #RWOT10 to Australia/Asia a year from now, approximately February 26th-28th (Wed-Fri) 2020

Sun Jan 27 11:24:20 +0000 2019

Replying to @deworde, @BrianGoetz, @sehurlburt and @patio11

This is the disclaimer we are putting on our scenarios & advice on #SmartCustody for digital assets. They are state of the art & peer-reviewed. How would you state it differently?

Sun Jan 27 11:28:41 +0000 2019

Replying to @adrianchilders

Oh, I want accountability for those powerful as well. In particular Trump’s long promised tax records. “In exchange for power, influence, command and a place in history, a president gives up the bulk of his privacy.” — Roger Mudd

Sun Jan 27 11:32:30 +0000 2019

RT @judell: At #PublicDomainDay I learned that the Internet Archive has all 23 years of BYTE on microfilm, and is looking for someone to sp…

Sun Jan 27 17:08:38 +0000 2019

One of the big system challenges against privacy is our legitimate desire for better public health & data for making better decisions at national scale. I admire Canada’s privacy stance but there is a cost. More zkp & mpc can offer both, but is new & hard. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-in-the-dark-the-cost-of-canadas-data-deficit/

Sun Jan 27 17:21:24 +0000 2019

This is very true, but is not typically what VCs & management teams use as a model to weigh the value of contributing to open source. How do we change the framing? In particular in security software open source there is currently a tragedy of the commons. #BlockchainCommons https://twitter.com/DevOpsBarbie/status/1089164023436902401

Sun Jan 27 17:27:47 +0000 2019

As a music lover & amateur musician this dumbing down of music worries me. For a time it felt like youngest generation was actually getting more knowledgeable w/ access to classics, Sinatra, Beatles to best artists today. But evidence now is we are loosing https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/tragic-decline-music-literacy-and-quality?utm_sq=fvj3zh6a3s

Sun Jan 27 18:12:17 +0000 2019

RT @iang_fc: This.

Identity cannot be standardised.

KYC can not be homogenised. https://twitter.com/Steve_Lockstep/status/1089374906100330496

Sun Jan 27 19:14:53 +0000 2019

RT @windley: This is why decentralization of digital identity is so important. Attestors, identity owners, & relying parties must make thei…

Sun Jan 27 19:16:52 +0000 2019

RT @coindesk: Wyoming may soon become the first state in the U.S. to provide clear banking permissions for cryptocurrencies and digital ass…

Sun Jan 27 19:18:20 +0000 2019

RT @JeremyLittau: And it’s not going to be solved by subscriptions alone, although that can help in big ways. The news model needs to be co…

Sun Jan 27 19:23:52 +0000 2019

RT @docetist: Today, raise a glass to honor the 45th anniversary of @Wizards_DnD Dungeons & Dragons! Here’s what Gary said to Dave when the…

Sun Jan 27 19:28:01 +0000 2019

An example of memes in our complex world: @slatestarcodex posits a two-phase cycle in terrorism that is is effective at reproduction independent of morality or politics. Memetics, like incentive design, game theory, network effects, etc. needs more study https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/12/17/the-toxoplasma-of-rage/

Sun Jan 27 19:42:49 +0000 2019

RT @nfergus: “We no longer live in a democracy. We live in an ‘emocracy’, where emotions rather than majorities rule and feelings matter mo…

Sun Jan 27 19:46:21 +0000 2019

RT @DoveyWan: Remedy that all crypto and non crypto who cares about identity theft should be aware


Sun Jan 27 19:51:05 +0000 2019

RT @ericgeller: The campaign against Chinese telecoms on cybersecurity grounds might be Trump’s most conventional national security policy.…

Sun Jan 27 19:58:53 +0000 2019

RT @brynosaurus: The DEDIS lab at EPFL is again looking for talented software engineers interested in working on awesome decentralized syst…

Sun Jan 27 20:08:37 +0000 2019

This week I’m at my 17th #NoirCity Film Festival in the beautiful #CastroTheater in #SF, hosted by @EddieMuller & benefiting film restoration by the @noirfoundation. Why am I fascinated by #FilmNoir? This documentary video is a good place to learn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whZz8Euu9YY

Sun Jan 27 21:22:10 +0000 2019

For a more visceral introduction to the topic, I love this valentine to #FilmNoir “Endless Night” a montage/music video by Serena Bramble: https://youtu.be/5oHS6MyoGOU

Sun Jan 27 21:37:52 +0000 2019

Serena Bramble has gone on to do some of the official trailers for the #NoirCity Film Festival. One of my favorites programs was #14 “The Art of Darkness” and her montage/music video captured it well https://youtu.be/gBPrLwduHzY

Sun Jan 27 21:43:02 +0000 2019

I’ve been working on a collaborative story game “It’s A Wrap! Noir” using these themes. Here are some of the inspirational cards for the, drawn by @dcooneyart

Sun Jan 27 22:09:35 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: For a more visceral introduction to the topic, I love this valentine to #FilmNoir “Endless Night” a montage/music video b…

Sun Jan 27 22:09:52 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: Serena Bramble has gone on to do some of the official trailers for the #NoirCity Film Festival. One of my favorites progr…

Sun Jan 27 22:09:55 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: I’ve been working on a collaborative story game “It’s A Wrap! Noir” using these themes. Here are some of the inspirationa…

Sun Jan 27 22:09:58 +0000 2019

Some more cards from my in-progress collaborative cinematic storytelling game “It’s a Wrap! Noir” drawn by @dcooneyart:

Sun Jan 27 22:12:09 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: Some more cards from my in-progress collaborative cinematic storytelling game “It’s a Wrap! Noir” drawn by @dcooneyart: h…

Sun Jan 27 22:12:23 +0000 2019

Replying to @miniver and @dcooneyart

The website is just a placeholder now but you can subscribe to the announcements list at https://tinyletter.com/DyversHands

Mon Jan 28 00:16:58 +0000 2019

Replying to @miniver and @dcooneyart

My first collaborative cinematic storytelling game out will not be the “It’s a Wrap! Noir” game (which is still under development) but instead will be “Gate Watch”. Smaller, simpler game with hopefully a Kickstarter in March. A sneak peak: https://www.dyvershands.com/GateWatch

Mon Jan 28 00:48:25 +0000 2019

Replying to @wdavidturner and @_poetproject

You might be interested in one of my old projects: https://twitter.com/christophera/status/891060400707559425?s=21

Mon Jan 28 04:45:24 +0000 2019

Replying to @wdavidturner and @_poetproject

We started with registration of pdf metadata as it was a useful edge point to get academics, authors & content creators (I own RPGnet & our industry is dominated by PDFs). The pdf app code was written by @kallewoof before I dragged him into blockchain (he is now at @dgi).

Mon Jan 28 04:52:13 +0000 2019

Replying to @wdavidturner, @_poetproject, @kallewoof and @DGI

I really wanted to put DOI out of business when they wanted premium $ to give me one of their centralized document number since I was not affiliated at time with an .edu they had licensed. Poppycock! Early days of this effort informed architecture of DIDs today.

Mon Jan 28 04:58:40 +0000 2019

RT @kimdhamilton: “The Self-Sovereign Identity Stack” by Oliver Terbu summarizes the working model of SSI interoperability layers – develo…

Mon Jan 28 15:47:40 +0000 2019

“(We) should no longer expect consent to play a meaningful role in protecting our privacy…Being surprised at the nature of the violation, in short, will become an inherent feature of future privacy and security harms.”—@andburn in @HarvardBiz https://hbr.org/2019/01/privacy-and-cybersecurity-are-converging-heres-why-that-matters-for-people-and-for-companies

Mon Jan 28 15:57:03 +0000 2019

👍Illinois Supreme Court rules in #biometric #privacy law case “a person need not have sustained actual damage beyond violation of his or her rights under the Act.” Important! https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/26/18197567/six-flags-illinois-biometric-information-privacy-act-facial-recognition

Mon Jan 28 16:16:04 +0000 2019

The Court continues: “Whatever expenses a business might incur to meet the law’s requirements…are likely to be insignificant compared to the substantial and irreversible harm that could result if biometric identifiers and information are not properly safeguarded.”

Mon Jan 28 16:17:57 +0000 2019

RT @gameplaywright: Backers of @MeeplesTogether: This Friday is the BackerKit deadline. If you haven’t filled out your survey, now’s the ti…

Mon Jan 28 17:06:58 +0000 2019

Replying to @Kyle_DH

There is also lots of places for moral hazard to creep. One of the topics of http://tokenethics.com. I sometime need to revive that effort.

Mon Jan 28 17:23:58 +0000 2019

Replying to @notsofast, @danheld, @anguschampion and @kanzure

I don’t know if we’ll get the cold storage scenario and checklist process down to a 20 minute video, but we will be publishing it and once we have a few workshops under our belt offer a video.

Wed Jan 30 04:11:02 +0000 2019

Replying to @PratsArthur, @anguschampion and @danheld

You can join the low-volume email list for #SmartCustody workshops, content and other related announcements at https://tinyletter.com/SmartCustody

Wed Jan 30 04:13:29 +0000 2019

Replying to @josephrodgers, @danheld, @anguschampion and @kanzure

Yes — at least the scenarios & checklists will all be CC-BY-SA. Final should be out after a 2nd Workshop, as we want it to be effective an accurate. You can sign up for announcements at https://tinyletter.com/SmartCustody

Wed Jan 30 04:16:56 +0000 2019

Replying to @Elisa_Mala, @anguschampion and @danheld


Wed Jan 30 04:17:24 +0000 2019

RT @danheld: Ooooo now things are getting really interesting. Some straight spy tactics🔒🕵️‍♀️ 👁 #SmartCustody

Wed Jan 30 04:17:45 +0000 2019

RT @danheld: @theonevortex @anguschampion @ChristopherA @kanzure Adversary: Network Attack (personal)

Wed Jan 30 04:18:20 +0000 2019

Replying to @PratsArthur, @danheld, @anguschampion and @kanzure


Wed Jan 30 04:18:37 +0000 2019

Replying to @prezcannady

This is the fundamental basis of the BTCR flavor of DIDs. See: https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot5-boston/blob/master/topics-and-advance-readings/btcr-dids-ddos.md & https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot7-toronto/blob/master/final-documents/btcr_0_1.md

Wed Jan 30 04:22:24 +0000 2019

RT @ckayakr: Grateful to be at the #SmartCustody workshop today and for Winstead to be a sponsor. https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/1082253444751122432

Wed Jan 30 04:24:12 +0000 2019

RT @mpowersteve: Enabling #trust via self-sovereign #identity c/o @ChristopherA


Wed Jan 30 04:24:30 +0000 2019

Replying to @prezcannady

This is the fundamental basis of the BTCR flavor of DIDs. https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot5-boston/blob/master/topics-and-advance-readings/btcr-dids-ddos.md

Wed Jan 30 05:35:16 +0000 2019

RT @Blockstream: Blockstream Core Tech Engineer @pwuille will be at the @Stanford #Blockchain Conference on January 31 talking about Minisc…

Wed Jan 30 07:52:24 +0000 2019

RT @caelumlabs: Reminder: Early bird pricing for the #RebootingWebofTrust in Barcelona ends tomorrow! After 31st prices will go up for all…

Wed Jan 30 16:04:12 +0000 2019

#RebootingWebOfTrust is a collaborative event & we’ve found one of the best ways to make it work is to share with each other IN ADVANCE short readings topics (or just good questions) that show what is on our minds. Barcelona March 1-3 topics are emerging: https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot8-barcelona/blob/master/topics-and-advance-readings/README.md

Wed Jan 30 16:17:34 +0000 2019

I like this three axis / three plane model to explore some of the challenges in creating architectures for decentralized digital identity. We are not nodes on a graph — the lines between us (& now the planes) are a more complete representation. @dhh1128 https://medium.com/evernym/three-dimensions-of-identity-bc06ae4aec1c

Wed Jan 30 16:29:53 +0000 2019

RT @dhh: “I don’t think it would be out of line for Apple to revoke Facebook’s developer certificate, maybe even pull their apps from the A…

Wed Jan 30 16:32:45 +0000 2019

We had a great #SmartCustody workshop on how to raise the bar on your practices of managing digital assets, starting with understanding some basics of risk modeling & adversarial analysis. Teaching this approach for 1st time was intimidating but by end they understood its value! https://twitter.com/danheld/status/1090317203239460864

Wed Jan 30 16:39:43 +0000 2019

We plan to repeat this initial workshop a couple times to improve it & then offer videos, workbooks, etc. online. Then we move forward on the next step of improving the digital asset custody practices of hedge & family funds, fiduciaries, etc. as well as educate regulators.

Wed Jan 30 16:46:54 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: We plan to repeat this initial workshop a couple times to improve it & then offer videos, workbooks, etc. online. Then we…

Wed Jan 30 16:47:04 +0000 2019

We hope that by educating & raising the bar on custody practices that we can mitigate a huge systemic risk that I see to our system if current practices & custodial “security theater” continue. Subscribe https://tinyletter.com/SmartCustody or follow @SmartCustody as we iterate & improve!

Wed Jan 30 16:51:12 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: We hope that by educating & raising the bar on custody practices that we can mitigate a huge systemic risk that I see to…

Wed Jan 30 16:51:16 +0000 2019

RT @trbouma: @alextapscott @dtapscott @nationalpost Canada is actually emerging as a leader in #selfsovereignidentity. Please look at the l…

Wed Jan 30 22:17:46 +0000 2019

👍“There should be some data that’s so valuable users shouldn’t, in most cases, be able to ‘consent-away.”—@CRCalabrese This is not controversial to me & is fundamentally implied by the 1st principle of self-sovereign identity of ‘existence’. Real world has limits to consent. https://twitter.com/CenDemTech/status/1090339284048060417

Thu Jan 31 01:49:07 +0000 2019

One more day for early bird pricing on registration for #RebootingWebOfTrust in Barcelona March 1-3 https://rwot8.eventbrite.com — additional substantial discount if you submit advance reading topic.

Thu Jan 31 01:51:39 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: One more day for early bird pricing on registration for #RebootingWebOfTrust in Barcelona March 1-3 https://t.co/luojm25J…

Thu Jan 31 01:51:45 +0000 2019

RT @ckayakr: Appreciate the CHECKLISTS, practical advice, adversary scenarios & risk modeling this #SmartCustody workshop brings to private…

Thu Jan 31 01:52:02 +0000 2019

I highly suggest more of the #RebootingWebOfTrust community, the W3C Credentials CG, and the broader decentralized web community read this book and support @SarahJamieLewis by paying for a copy. But read it! Being LGBTA may not be your reason for privacy, but similar problems! https://twitter.com/SarahJamieLewis/status/1090478577823363078

Thu Jan 31 02:00:22 +0000 2019

Replying to @dpfrank07 and @CRCalabrese

I don’t know where the line should be — I would of course prefer self-regulation & incentives over laws to prevent abuse of personal data by corporations & governments. But you should not be allowed to sell yourself into digital serfdom like you can’t sell yourself into slavery.

Thu Jan 31 02:14:14 +0000 2019

Replying to @JVicenteCorrea

We will be polling our subscribers about what’s next & our priorities and make announcements via our low-volume email list: https://tinyletter.com/SmartCustody

Thu Jan 31 04:05:32 +0000 2019

Thu Jan 31 08:19:06 +0000 2019

Replying to @doerkadrian

In about a month.

Thu Jan 31 08:19:56 +0000 2019

RT @GETJolocom: In support of moving towards a truly interoperable #selfsovereignidentity ecosystem, devs can now resolve Jolocom DIDs (& o…

Thu Jan 31 16:45:24 +0000 2019

RT @Davidstrayhorn: @VinnyLingham @ryanxcharles @alex_fauvel Ultimately the end user should have the power to set the rules that filter con…

Thu Jan 31 16:46:26 +0000 2019

Replying to @Davidstrayhorn, @VinnyLingham, @ryanxcharles and @alex_fauvel

This is what the BTCR method of DIDs is focusing, supporting peer-to-peer pseudoanonymous web-of-trust. We hope to enable the user story of Amira https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot5-boston/blob/master/final-documents/amira.md

Thu Jan 31 16:50:39 +0000 2019

RT @Consentua: Proposing a global consent receipt standard - http://bit.ly/2FXO928 #Consent #Kantara #Consentua

Thu Jan 31 16:51:33 +0000 2019

Replying to @francispouliot_

Display plus camera (aka airgap wallet with at codes)

Thu Jan 31 16:54:24 +0000 2019

RT @MicroSFF: The pentragram on the floor was smudged, the candles unlit. A demon appeared. “Hello, are you free?” it said.
The man looked…

Thu Jan 31 16:55:05 +0000 2019

RT @angela_walch: Just posted a new paper!

Deconstructing ‘Decentralization’: Exploring the Core Claim of Crypto Systems


Thu Jan 31 17:03:39 +0000 2019

RT @trbouma: Here is the latest version of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Consultation Deck (2019-01-17) #PCTF #digitalidentity . We are…

Thu Jan 31 17:05:20 +0000 2019

Replying to @trbouma, @avocoidentity, @MartinKuppinger and @ComputerWeekly

One system is a bad idea — vulnerable to re-centralization. This is why I fight to be vendor neutral & blockchain agnostic in my efforts to support self-sovereign identity in #RebootingWebOfTrust & W3C Credentials CG. Diversity is key.

Thu Jan 31 17:12:10 +0000 2019

Replying to @Davidstrayhorn, @VinnyLingham, @ryanxcharles and @alex_fauvel

Blockstack has their own DID but their model is name centered. Open source (all patron funded) BTCR has a POC in progress (donate to Blockchain Commons if you want faster). Some details https://w3c-ccg.github.io/didm-btcr/ & https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot7-toronto/blob/master/final-documents/btcr_0_1.md

Thu Jan 31 17:17:19 +0000 2019

Replying to @Davidstrayhorn, @VinnyLingham, @ryanxcharles and @alex_fauvel

Remember… https://twitter.com/christophera/status/1091021333780037633?s=21

Thu Jan 31 17:22:11 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @Davidstrayhorn @VinnyLingham @ryanxcharles @alex_fauvel Blockstack has their own DID but their model is name centered. O…

Thu Jan 31 17:22:25 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @trbouma @avocoidentity @MartinKuppinger @ComputerWeekly One system is a bad idea — vulnerable to re-centralization. This…

Thu Jan 31 17:22:34 +0000 2019

Replying to @Davidstrayhorn, @VinnyLingham, @ryanxcharles and @alex_fauvel

BTCR work is mostly volunteer worth a little patron funding. It seems at every #RebootingWebOfTrust we have a surge in development. I hope you can come to our next design workshop (our 8th!) in Barcelona March 1-3 https://rwot8.eventbrite.com

Thu Jan 31 17:26:12 +0000 2019

RT @notgrubles: .@Blockstream Satellite-received #Bitcoin data, @chris_belcher_ ‘s @ElectrumWallet Personal Server, and private keys stored…

Thu Jan 31 17:28:20 +0000 2019