Replying to @liber_liver and @kanzure

Why controversial? We had to chose one that was pragmatic & met our criteria. Trezor also came close. For multisig best practices that we are currently drafting we are currently recommending Electrum. This is an evolving area — these documents are likely to change significantly.

Mon Apr 01 17:06:03 +0000 2019

Replying to @liber_liver and @kanzure

Everything has trade-offs and there are no easy answers. What we ultimately are teaching is how to create your own risk model & how to create processes to meet it. We looked a lot at different solutions and ultimately had to pick one for the specic Base Scenario risk model.

Mon Apr 01 17:15:43 +0000 2019

Replying to @liber_liver and @kanzure

Our next document out will be “#SmartCustody: Adversaries — Case Studies for Securing Digital Assets Against Loss” currently about 60 pages. Then another on Risk Modeling, currently 28 pages. These are what we are teaching in our second workshop:

Mon Apr 01 17:21:10 +0000 2019

Replying to @liber_liver and @kanzure

Also, in our criteria is our choice of which adversaries to focus on, and which not. For instance, I’m this scenario we did not focus on issues of Systemic Network Attacks, as they are hard for a less sophisticated user to defend against. We defend strongly against Key Fragilty.

Mon Apr 01 18:46:05 +0000 2019

Replying to @liber_liver and @kanzure

One scenario I wanted to write up was using Tails with Electrum, but currently there are problems as Tails claims “a lack of maintenance of Electrum in Debian”. Side-loading it opens an attack surface that was part of why I wanted Tails in the first place.

Mon Apr 01 20:05:00 +0000 2019

Compare this Tesla AI vulnerability to visual cues vs this adversarial visual cue against human drivers:

Tue Apr 02 01:19:39 +0000 2019

RT @Appelcline: How to design a soulless eurogame.

Tue Apr 02 04:48:51 +0000 2019

“Many are painting his about-face as a move to impede competitors and disruptors. With all due respect to my former classmate, I think there’s more going on than meets the eye (and distractions abound).” I find Zuck’s recent statement on privacy full of negative implications.👎

Tue Apr 02 15:49:33 +0000 2019

“These so-called border searches are not random. NBC recently reported that CBP maintains dossiers of US citizens and targets lawyers, journalists, and activists, and monitors social media activity of U.S. citizens. My past work on encryption & online privacy is well documented”

Tue Apr 02 20:29:51 +0000 2019

Replying to @matthew_d_green

I think supporting applied crypto is important. Would also like to see more case studies & post-mortems. This is why I co-founded with @socrates1024 the Cryptocurrency Implementors’ Workshop which was held at #FC19 with @pwuille sharing stories as keynote

Wed Apr 03 16:37:37 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @matthew_d_green I think supporting applied crypto is important. Would also like to see more case studies & post-mortems.…

Wed Apr 03 16:56:51 +0000 2019

I do still agree with @cshirky that if people have to make decisions about micropayments then the tech will fail mass adoption. The power of newer micropayment tech like Lightning is that low cost transactions can be automated so that individual decisions don’t need to be made.

Wed Apr 03 23:27:05 +0000 2019

Some conversation on the “Redundant Metal Devices” part of our 1st #SmartCustody white paper on Simple-Custody Cold Storage Procedures. Is 80 bits good enough security for the next 5 or 10 years? When will Shamir Secret Sharing be more mature? See issue #2

Thu Apr 04 21:37:49 +0000 2019

RT @Appelcline: Here’s a crypto paper that I’ve been working with @ChristopherA on for quite some time. It’s a scenario for self-custody of…

Thu Apr 04 21:38:00 +0000 2019

I found this technique of scoring only the player’s worst collaboration was a fascinating game mechanic. In a couple of other “partial cooperative partner” games scoring the best collaboration resulted in the cooperation quickly breaking down, but in this game it lasts longer.

Thu Apr 04 21:43:34 +0000 2019

Good start 👍 “The alpha hardware is implemented using a FPGA containing a RISC-V soft core. The primary goal of this phase is to solidify the specs of the eventual betrusted ASIC through development and testing on a looks-like, works-like prototype.” /ht @dstadulis

Fri Apr 05 06:42:11 +0000 2019

The plan by @buster is to publish a cognitive bias a day for the next 200 days using the @pocketbiases Twitter account. We are all subject to these biases—how do we create strategies to keep them from destroying the 21st Century? First step, learn about them!

Fri Apr 05 16:58:58 +0000 2019

👍💯 ”Ikigai, loosely translated, means sense of purpose in life…often grows as they get older…their reason for living, that thing that propels them out of bed in the morning…Moai is an informal social group of people who have common interests and look out for each other.”

Fri Apr 05 19:51:48 +0000 2019

RT @Antonios7S: I submitted my 1000th review yesterday on @RPGnet. If somebody told me that in 2000 when the (long defunct) gamingreport-do…

Mon Apr 08 15:10:18 +0000 2019

Replying to @Melt_Dem

I’ve been prototyping tools focused on implementation of digital corporations under Wyoming’s new laws, using cryptocurrencies & digital stock keys for management. Longer term want to see a service firm around it that can offer more corporate governance support and accounting.

Mon Apr 08 15:14:33 +0000 2019

👍“In short, these are the things that a team needs to know what needs to be done (Clarity), have the skills and resources necessary to do the thing (Capability) & it is able and willing to take the necessary action (Autonomy)”

Mon Apr 08 15:19:38 +0000 2019

The Decentralized Identifier (DID) specification was incubated at #RebootingWebOfTrust, but now has moved on to the #W3C. However, the opportunity to meet F2F is still very useful. Here is the report out on refinements to the DID spec from our last event:

Tue Apr 09 02:35:58 +0000 2019

RT @HillebrandMax: This is a great thread about the advantages and hurdles of seed splitting and Shamir’s secret sharing scheme, very worth…

Tue Apr 09 17:13:39 +0000 2019

Replying to @Melt_Dem and @timelessdev

I learned more science from Asimov than I did from textbooks. When I took chemistry in high school the teacher started the year by giving us the final exam, to show how hard it would be. I passed due to Asimov, largely missing only some things like mole calculations.

Tue Apr 09 17:17:50 +0000 2019

RT @Appelcline: I recently wrote an article on the flaws in postal and e-voting, for an upcoming book on self-sovereign identity … and he…

Tue Apr 09 19:12:20 +0000 2019

RT @mattblaze: I love this photo. It captures exactly the moment every scientist lives for and that makes all the toil worth it. Plus we ha…

Wed Apr 10 18:46:33 +0000 2019

RT @philchen913: Surveillance capitalism enables cheap phones and profit margins for handset producers. But the costs the consumer and ther…

Thu Apr 11 17:48:46 +0000 2019

Replying to @dickerson_des

My tweets are most prolific in otherwise down times: while in mass transit or waiting for it; before a meeting waiting for folk to arrive. I queue up quotes of stuff I’ve recently read in my saved drafts and send them in these ‘tween times.

Thu Apr 11 19:18:29 +0000 2019

👍 to this legislation on a human-rights & privacy basis.

Fri Apr 12 00:21:40 +0000 2019

RT @ACTobin: @kojacker @Steve_Lockstep @trbouma @james_monaghan @darrello @dhh1128 @drummondreed @windley @kimdhamilton @dsearls @IdentityW…

Fri Apr 12 15:03:06 +0000 2019

RT @yorkerhodes: @owocki @ConsenSys @GetGitcoin All agreed, except the @DecentralizedID work we’ve been doing in #opensource collaboration…

Fri Apr 12 20:50:55 +0000 2019

RT @dstadulis: See this anonymous network layer: Tor and I2P? That’s where deep packet inspection isn’t possible. It’s what the internet wa…

Fri Apr 12 21:03:20 +0000 2019

RT @phildaian: Just published “Flash Boys 2.0: Frontrunning, Transaction Reordering, and
Consensus Instability in Decentralized Exchanges”…

Fri Apr 12 21:26:47 +0000 2019

👍“Mentors & advisors (good ones, anyway) don’t invest in people because they want to get paid. Friends…don’t hang out with you because they need something in return. They’re there because they weirdly fell in love with what you’re doing, and they want to see you succeed.”

Sat Apr 13 17:17:55 +0000 2019

“There may be transactional benefits to that relationship…but I think the actual underlying reasons that compel us to patronage are much less logical than that. Patrons pay for the ritual, and the ritual tames them. These are ongoing relationships, not transactions.”—@nayafia

Sat Apr 13 17:22:31 +0000 2019

“Creators sell intimacy to patrons. They sell “stuff” - perks - to customers.”—@nayafia. As a supporter on @Kickstarter or @Patreon, what are you seeking? Do you want the intimate connection to a creator, or the access to perks of the creative work?

Sat Apr 13 17:26:21 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: “Creators sell intimacy to patrons. They sell “stuff” - perks - to customers.”—@nayafia. As a supporter on @Kickstarter o…

Sat Apr 13 17:26:30 +0000 2019

Replying to @oceans4all and @nvk

To be clear, it isn’t in our base scenario, however if the split process is well tested it can reliably address some adversaries that our base scenario does not, at the price of being falling to 80+ bits of security if one share is compromised.

Sat Apr 13 17:31:45 +0000 2019

Replying to @ccneill

What I’d like is combination of wiki-like notes & bookmarks with #tagging. Think a CLI of pinboard/delicious like tags, but can also be annotated with quotes & notes (in a way not to confuse the two), and saved to some plaintext parseable format like markdown is for regular text.

Sat Apr 13 17:40:03 +0000 2019

A number of us including @JoeAndrieu & @ScottLDavid are looking at what does fiduciary responsibility mean beyond the mandates of fiduciaries in investment law, including its possible uses to protect personal data & online identity. Theoretically software services could offer it.

Sat Apr 13 17:47:28 +0000 2019

Replying to @Kyle_DH, @JoeAndrieu and @ScottLDavid

I’ve a draft for #SmartCustody that is about fiduciary responsibility that is mandated by law, focused on digital assets. However I am not a lawyer & have been seeking advice from those that are—which is where I came to this larger concept of fiduciaries for other digital assets.

Sat Apr 13 19:08:16 +0000 2019

Replying to @Kyle_DH, @JoeAndrieu and @ScottLDavid

Thread 👆cc: @hackylawyER @dazzagreenwood @RiganoESQ @stephendpalley @msantoriESQ @angela_walch @prestonjbyrne @shantanusurpure @cryptohm @ckayakr @fintechcounsel @bobambrogi Any thoughts on data fiduciary services beyond digital assets?

Sat Apr 13 19:17:02 +0000 2019

Replying to @hackylawyER, @Kyle_DH, @JoeAndrieu, @ScottLDavid, @dazzagreenwood, @RiganoESQ, @stephendpalley, @msantoriESQ, @angela_walch, @prestonjbyrne, @shantanusurpure, @cryptohm, @ckayakr, @fintechcounsel and @bobambrogi

How does that fit in with that the power & knowledge of one individual is limited, say in the breach of a consent or privacy, but as a group they can have power? In particular the case of California privacy approach which requires individuals to manage what they don’t understand.

Sat Apr 13 20:14:11 +0000 2019

Replying to @ccneill

The nuanced editing I’d like to be able to do with any plaintext editor, rather than JSON or some database. There are some decent CLI bookmark tools out there, but also insufficient annotations & tagging is my problem. I like to add key quote from cite, plus my own comments.

Sat Apr 13 20:18:43 +0000 2019

Replying to @ccneill

Exactly! I might suggest investigating using bullet for each quote as well if that is supported by github markdown, just for ease of grep/regex, and I might use H3 rather than H2 to allow high level grouping of of bookmarks.

Sat Apr 13 21:23:58 +0000 2019

Replying to @ccneill

I agree that mandatory category is a challenge. I like the way the .txt could all be out of order, you could have a line for the quote, but then add a note much later. That may imply having a date in the the .txt version.

Sat Apr 13 21:26:31 +0000 2019

RT @angela_walch: @stephendpalley @trbouma @ChristopherA @Kyle_DH @JoeAndrieu @ScottLDavid @hackylawyER @dazzagreenwood @RiganoESQ @msantor…

Sun Apr 14 05:59:48 +0000 2019

RT @stephendpalley: @trbouma @ChristopherA @Kyle_DH @JoeAndrieu @ScottLDavid @hackylawyER @dazzagreenwood @RiganoESQ @msantoriESQ @angela_w…

Sun Apr 14 06:00:51 +0000 2019

RT @adamdavidlong: @JamieXML @ChristopherA @Kyle_DH @JoeAndrieu @ScottLDavid 1/ I might recommend this paper by my friend and law school c…

Sun Apr 14 06:05:35 +0000 2019

RT @adamdavidlong: @JamieXML @ChristopherA @Kyle_DH @JoeAndrieu @ScottLDavid 6/ See also this classic paper. especi…

Sun Apr 14 06:08:37 +0000 2019

RT @adamdavidlong: @JamieXML @ChristopherA @Kyle_DH @JoeAndrieu @ScottLDavid 8/ IMO anyway I think there could be much to be gained by impo…

Sun Apr 14 06:08:58 +0000 2019

Replying to @oceans4all and @nvk

It is in the base scenario, which is why you put a ledger with PIN in your local safe and the unencrypted recovery keys in a safe deposit box.

Sun Apr 14 06:11:27 +0000 2019

Replying to @oceans4all and @nvk

I agree that splitting keys has value, requiring two thefts to be successful. However, the price of process fatigue and key fragility also rear their ugly head. It is a trade off. Blockchain Commons is working with others on better social key recovery approaches which may help.

Sun Apr 14 17:29:24 +0000 2019

Replying to @CryptoKay3

If you have substantial part of your net worth in cryptocurrencies, are in first world country, and are not actively trading, we consider this a pragmatic minimum. It isn’t super difficult to do, but it does require two hours.

Mon Apr 15 04:44:03 +0000 2019

“In short, the “move fast and break things” era is over. “Minimum viable products” must be replaced by “minimum virtuous products”—new offerings that test for the effect on stakeholders and build in guards against potential harms.”

Mon Apr 15 06:02:25 +0000 2019

Our 2nd white paper from #RebootingWebOfTrust VIII in Barcelona is final “How will SSI Will Survive Capitalism” led by @agropper with @michaelxshea & @rado0x54: “We apply the SWOT framework to identify potential paths to adoption”

Tue Apr 16 00:02:09 +0000 2019

Replying to @BobMcElrath and @bramcohen

at some while working on Chia said he was surprised to discover that the 10 minute block time was actually fairly optimal (< 1 magnitude) for other reasons than you describe, but I’ve forgetten the details. Maybe he will recap?

Tue Apr 16 05:28:34 +0000 2019

Replying to @filamena and @rdonoghue

We have a whole section on this in our book on tabletop cooperative game design @MeeplesTogether. The section is called “The Controling Player” in “Chapter 12: When Games Go Wrong” where we offer 8 solutions:

Tue Apr 16 14:54:50 +0000 2019

My fellow teacher @jimmyYji in the MBA Sustainable Systems I used to teach at, has opened sourced his master slides and notes for his Sustainable Energy & Strategy classes. A lot of useful info on building businesses in this field:

Tue Apr 16 16:13:47 +0000 2019

RT @EmLindley: This is why I’ve spent over 16 years working on identity - it’s really not an easy fix and when these things don’t work they…

Wed Apr 17 22:13:11 +0000 2019

RT @unchainedcap: We’re happy to be sponsoring @ChristopherA and @BlockchainComns SmartCustody series (San Fran - 4/29). Sign up with link…

Thu Apr 18 02:51:12 +0000 2019

Also a proposal to ban “12. Nudge techniques: Do not use nudge techniques to lead or encourage children to provide unnecessary personal data, weaken or turn off their privacy protections, or extend their use.”

Fri Apr 19 16:13:41 +0000 2019

RT @iang_fc: Cashless is not popular in USA.

In a country with 6.5% financially excluded, and another 18.7% financial challenged, people r…

Fri Apr 19 17:53:07 +0000 2019

RT @EileenAppelbaum: But common sense reforms can help. These could be limiting the debt an acquired company can take on, being transparent…

Sat Apr 20 17:22:35 +0000 2019

RT @C_Bendiksen: 7/ Renewables represent a 77.8% penetration in the #bitcoin mining energy mix. That compares to the 18.2% penetration in t…

Sat Apr 20 18:53:24 +0000 2019

I’m fascinated by #CooperativePlay & #StoryGames: “When I say storygame, what I mean is: •a playable system, •with units of narrative, •where the understanding of both system and narrative, and the relationship between them, enables a traversal through the work.”—@aaronareed

Sat Apr 20 19:57:03 +0000 2019

Still true…

Sat Apr 20 22:22:08 +0000 2019

True about security infrastructure software as well: “I believe the relative ease—not to mention the lack of tangible cost—of software updates has created a cultural laziness within the software engineering community.”

Tue Apr 23 05:24:50 +0000 2019

I don’t understand how the EU can be so well aligned with human rights privacy in GDPR but be so out-of-control to endorse this one biometric database to rule them all. I presume it is to appease anti-immigrationist groups? 👎

Tue Apr 23 06:18:40 +0000 2019

Replying to @TuurDemeester, @jasonklau, @starkness, @jimmysong, @saifedean and @APompliano

Check out Blockchain Commons and our projects like #SmartCustody, wallet & social key recovery standards, security reviews, etc.

Tue Apr 23 19:17:47 +0000 2019

Replying to @robep00 and @dgwbirch

Tue Apr 23 19:18:45 +0000 2019

I’m not a graphic designer but I do like nice readable fonts that are open source. This one is from US Gov: “A strong, neutral, principles-driven, open source typeface for text or display.”

Tue Apr 23 23:18:51 +0000 2019

Replying to @nayafia

My definition of commons is “a regenerative, self-organizing complex system that can be drawn upon for deep wealth.“ Networks can be commons, but not all networks are.

Tue Apr 23 23:22:44 +0000 2019

RT @unchainedcap: Join us in SF on Monday (4/29) for a free event co-hosted with the #SmartCustody workshop series. Unchained’s @dhruvbansa…

Wed Apr 24 01:10:02 +0000 2019

RT @nayafia: After two years, ~4000 applications, and nearly $40,000 in grants, I’ve decided to put Helium Grants on indefinite hiatus.


Wed Apr 24 14:26:25 +0000 2019

RT @rdonoghue: So, just remember - next time you’re at a con and read a description for a game and think “Ugh, i would never want to play t…

Wed Apr 24 14:35:05 +0000 2019

This thread is worth revisiting. It tries to identify what attracts people to bitcoin & blockchain technologies, which often have a lot to do with perceived fairness (aka participation) and agency (aka self-sovereignty). What is missing from this model?👇

Wed Apr 24 15:02:50 +0000 2019

For an unrolled version of thread:

Wed Apr 24 15:04:37 +0000 2019

RT @CaitlinLong_: 8/ Second point–#crypto exchanges, clean up your act! You really need to voluntarily disclose #ProofofSolvency (h/t @nic…

Fri Apr 26 01:38:03 +0000 2019

RT @jchervinsky: 20/ For example, we could include folks with certain educational backgrounds, professional certifications, relationships w…

Fri Apr 26 01:44:16 +0000 2019

Replying to @jamesob

Blockchain Commons has proposed some security reviews to a variety of wallet companies as part of our #SmartCustody efforts, however, for the skills required to do an effective audit it is not inexpensive.

Fri Apr 26 01:48:15 +0000 2019

Replying to @theinstagibbs and @jamesob

The reason why many paid audits of wallets are a waste of time is that the reviewers only understand how to review in limited domains, like pen tests of web services or of Android apps. Very few deeply understand the challenges of reviewing cryptocurrency wallets.

Fri Apr 26 01:50:32 +0000 2019

Replying to @nopara73

I am running on same machine as my full node, but I’m not sure if new Wasabi is seeing it. Is there a visual indicator?

Fri Apr 26 06:13:03 +0000 2019

RT @shanselman: Now, go to Search for “thanos” and click the Infinity Guantlet. #AvengersEndame

Fri Apr 26 06:15:45 +0000 2019

I’ve been diving into a legal problem that #KeysAreNotAssets—a court judgement should not compel you to transfer keys, as they are not designed to be transferred. Instead, the court should only ask you to transfer the digital assets held by the keys and controlled by you.

Fri Apr 26 21:07:55 +0000 2019

While investing this problem, I ran across a very old legal concept of “feoffment with livery of seisin” which oddly corresponds more accurately to use of keys on blockchain, as it not a contract but is evidence that a transfer took place. /ht @scottldavid

Fri Apr 26 21:14:45 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: While investing this problem, I ran across a very old legal concept of “feoffment with livery of seisin” which oddly corr…

Fri Apr 26 21:15:15 +0000 2019

Another topic related is that there may be some general doctrine in contract law that prevent courts from compelling “specific performance” when there could be harm to the promisor or to their autotomy. Thus a key which protects many things shouldn’t be compelled. /ht @connbrown1

Fri Apr 26 21:27:35 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: Another topic related is that there may be some general doctrine in contract law that prevent courts from compelling “spe…

Fri Apr 26 21:27:55 +0000 2019

As keys may also control private information I would like see that courts be prohibited from compelling keys as a remedy for civil cases. Instead, any payment of digital assets owed as a result can be satisfied through a transaction to the control of the party seeking the remedy.

Fri Apr 26 21:31:38 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: As keys may also control private information I would like see that courts be prohibited from compelling keys as a remedy…

Fri Apr 26 21:31:51 +0000 2019

This way, an individual can retain their own autonomy over their digital identity and private information while also satisfying any obligations that would arise out of a breach of contract, divorce claim, or other similar legal matter.

Fri Apr 26 21:34:58 +0000 2019

I hope to be able bring this up as a topic during the Wyoming legislative Blockchain Task Force meeting on May 6-7th in Jackson as it is an interesting intersection of digital assets & privacy, well suited for what Wyoming has been doing. /cc @CaitlinLong_

Fri Apr 26 21:37:39 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: This way, an individual can retain their own autonomy over their digital identity and private information while also sati…

Fri Apr 26 21:37:47 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: I hope to be able bring this up as a topic during the Wyoming legislative Blockchain Task Force meeting on May 6-7th in J…

Fri Apr 26 21:37:50 +0000 2019

Replying to @PereGrimmer and @ScottLDavid

Say more. I’m not an attorney but my professional life as a blockchain architect seems to be intersecting with them more and more often.

Fri Apr 26 21:39:41 +0000 2019

👆 #KeysAreNotAssets cc/ @hackylawyER @stephendpalley @msantoriESQ @angela_walch @adamdavidlong @shantanusurpure @cryptohm @fintechcounsel @ckayakr @bobambrogi @dazzagreenwood

Fri Apr 26 21:47:12 +0000 2019

Replying to @adamdavidlong, @hackylawyER, @stephendpalley, @msantoriESQ, @angela_walch, @shantanusurpure, @cryptohm, @fintechcounsel, @ckayakr, @bobambrogi and @dazzagreenwood

I believe the metaphor of a “key” causes part of the problem. In cryptography the key is part of the method, not the asset. It largely does not parallel a physical object in many ways, as each share breaks its fundamental utility. Master keys in particular.

Fri Apr 26 22:16:04 +0000 2019

RT @adamdavidlong: @ChristopherA @hackylawyER @stephendpalley @msantoriESQ @angela_walch @shantanusurpure @cryptohm @fintechcounsel @ckayak…

Fri Apr 26 22:16:59 +0000 2019

Replying to @adamdavidlong, @hackylawyER, @stephendpalley, @msantoriESQ, @angela_walch, @shantanusurpure, @cryptohm, @fintechcounsel, @ckayakr, @bobambrogi and @dazzagreenwood

I would be glad to participate in such an article. I’m not a lawyer but as an expert on decentralized identity and working on the best practices of care of cryptographic keys, individuals are unlikely to have too many properly protected master keys, thus this issue came up.

Fri Apr 26 22:24:19 +0000 2019

Replying to @adamdavidlong, @hackylawyER, @stephendpalley, @msantoriESQ, @angela_walch, @shantanusurpure, @cryptohm, @fintechcounsel, @ckayakr, @bobambrogi and @dazzagreenwood

The most basic best practices today (which will evolve) for storage of a master private key takes a couple of hours “#SmartCustody: Simple Self-Custody Cold Storage Scenario—Best Practices for Protecting Your Personal Digital Assets Using Cold Storage”

Fri Apr 26 22:27:03 +0000 2019

Replying to @RebeccaRettig1, @propelforward, @NelsonMRosario, @angela_walch, @hackylawyER, @stephendpalley, @msantoriESQ, @adamdavidlong, @shantanusurpure, @cryptohm, @fintechcounsel, @ckayakr, @bobambrogi and @dazzagreenwood

His (@propelforward) paper is “Throw Away the Key, or the Key Holder? Coercive Contempt for Lost or Forgotten Cryptoasset Private Keys, or Obstinate Holders”

Fri Apr 26 22:30:29 +0000 2019

Replying to @odtorson and @propelforward

Wyoming has been working on this, see:

Fri Apr 26 22:32:44 +0000 2019

Replying to @lex_node and @connbrown1

IANAL so I’m out of my zone here, but I’ve been looking at 1978 Kronman’s “Specific Performance” & 1979 Schwartz “The case for Specific Performance” [](

Fri Apr 26 22:44:25 +0000 2019

Replying to @propelforward, @lex_node and @ScottLDavid

I was intrigued that the concept was not a contract, but instead evidence: not “I hereby give” but “Know ye that I have given” as part of a public ceremony. …

Fri Apr 26 22:54:08 +0000 2019

Replying to @propelforward, @lex_node and @ScottLDavid

…Blockchain is like this in that we can mutually transact via contracts (eg Lightning) as much as we like. But not until offered in public (settled on Bitcoin) it is truly complete, and at that point keys are not necessary, as there is evidence the obligations are satisfied.

Fri Apr 26 22:58:06 +0000 2019

Replying to @propelforward and @odtorson

All of this discussion has me more firmly coming down on side of not revealing my keys. If someone has a legitimate argument about my ownership of a digital asset that has been adjudicated in court, I comply by transferring the asset, not the keys controlling it. …

Fri Apr 26 23:24:01 +0000 2019

Replying to @propelforward and @odtorson

The court has other remedies if I fail to do so, but compelling me to give up my master key is akin to sending me to jail as far as the broader rights involved, and this would not be a civil court matter.

Fri Apr 26 23:26:46 +0000 2019

Replying to @benedictevans

I once lead a team to do a secure apps store, initially for the Silent Phone, but Google quashed the effort by not only requiring that the Google App Store to be on the phone, but that it could not be turned off. I’m thus not a big fan of platform app stores that are monopolies.

Sun Apr 28 21:26:32 +0000 2019

Replying to @benedictevans

The problem with AOSP is that Google has placed much of the modern Android APIs on the closed source side and requiring a Google Play Store license to access them. This is particularly bad in that all the major Enterprise APIs are lock-in there. So if you want to sell to execs 👎

Sun Apr 28 22:02:07 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: @benedictevans I once lead a team to do a secure apps store, initially for the Silent Phone, but Google quashed the effor…

Mon Apr 29 14:05:54 +0000 2019

RT @msw: Here’s a blog post from @kemitchell that is good food for thought, especially for members and directors of @OpenSourceOrg


Mon Apr 29 14:19:13 +0000 2019

RT @ChristopherA: I’ve been diving into a legal problem that #KeysAreNotAssets—a court judgement should not compel you to transfer keys, as…

Mon Apr 29 14:26:49 +0000 2019

Replying to @jasonthehealer and @CaitlinLong_

In the case of Bitcoin the key is effectively the account. Thus the need to transfer the funds to a new key rather than transferring the key, which can’t be done safely, especially in the case of master keys.

Mon Apr 29 16:55:58 +0000 2019

Replying to @HPECDAO and @idworkshop

See this thread for just one topic of possible future legal & regulatory discussion: #KeysAreNotAssets

Tue Apr 30 18:44:54 +0000 2019