RT @CaitlinLong_: WOO HOO! Hear @kanzure testify now at the #Wyoming #Blockchain Select Committee hearing abt proposed bill to prevent forc…

Mon Nov 02 18:34:51 +0000 2020

Replying to @CaitlinLong_, @kanzure, @Bitstamp and @sol3gga

Some context about this bill: https://twitter.com/christophera/status/1263896608263090176?s=21

Mon Nov 02 18:45:27 +0000 2020

Replying to @CaitlinLong_

And https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/1172611239412826112

Mon Nov 02 18:48:13 +0000 2020

Replying to @dgwbirch and @CaitlinLong_

“relates to a digital asset, other interest or right to which the private key provided access” but I’m hoping they will add specifically any use of a private key, or digital identity. Current text: https://wyoleg.gov/InterimCommittee/2020/S19-2020110221LSO-0028v0.6.pdf

Mon Nov 02 19:23:38 +0000 2020

Replying to @dgwbirch and @CaitlinLong_

Exactly. Then the court also have to demonstrate that the litigants are not violating other rights (5th amendment, privileged info, etc) to force that action, or allow use of the key to do other things that the court did not require, such as decrypting other documents.

Mon Nov 02 21:40:19 +0000 2020

RT @Appelcline: I’ve spent much of my tech writing time in recent months working with @ChristopherA on the Learning Blockchain course for @…

Tue Nov 03 19:49:23 +0000 2020

Replying to @trbouma

I saw this capture as a subtext in some testimony before the Wyoming tech committee. Google had given the Wyoming government a bargain on GoogleGov services years ago, so they are taking for granted that Wyoming will use their identity architecture now, not one capable of DIDs.

Tue Nov 03 19:54:32 +0000 2020

Replying to @anguschampion, @JonHaidt and @drjuliashaw

I taught about cognitive bias as an essential topic when I taught tech leadership & management in an MBA program. I was surprised it was not taught sooner. I’d like to see some of these concepts taught maybe even at grade school level to promote healthy skepticism.

Tue Nov 03 19:58:11 +0000 2020

Replying to @benma, @hugohanoi, @StepanSnigirev, @benkaufman, @pavolrusnak, @P3b7, @lucas_lclc, @TheVladCostea, @stephanlivera, @satsie_ and @lopp

We (multiple bitcoin wallet developers) are making some progress on this and other standards in the Airgapped Wallet Community on GitHub. Join us! https://github.com/BlockchainCommons/Airgapped-Wallet-Community/discussions

Thu Nov 05 17:36:36 +0000 2020

I’m looking for a linux distribution that is:

  • small footprint
  • server focused (cli-only, no UX)
  • signed installer & hardened
  • Has pre-installed other security features like Tor, encrypted drives, etc

I could use a minimal Debian 10, but part of me wants a headless TailsOS.

Thu Nov 05 20:32:28 +0000 2020

RT @aniltj: The current focus of the digital identity community is on interoperability. That is critical work, but only a starting point fo…

Sun Nov 08 18:46:05 +0000 2020

Like COPA, we believe that patents, especially those held by non-practicing owners, can be very detrimental to technological advancement. [2/7] https://www.theverge.com/2011/08/11/broken-patent-system

Tue Nov 10 19:21:25 +0000 2020

Blockchain Commons @BlockchainComns has joined COPA, the Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance. [1/7] https://www.blockchaincommons.com/partnerships/BCC-Joins-COPA/

Tue Nov 10 19:21:25 +0000 2020

I’m very grateful to Square @sqcrypto for taking a leadership role in ensuring the very vibrant Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptography industry isn’t stifled again. [6/7]

Tue Nov 10 19:21:26 +0000 2020

Still, it’s a fight that many of us have been fighting for decades, as I discuss in today’s blog post. [5/7] https://www.blockchaincommons.com/partnerships/BCC-Joins-COPA/

Tue Nov 10 19:21:26 +0000 2020

This addresses a long-standing problem that dates back to the origins of the industry, when RSA patents hindered innovation of the whole internet. My RSAREF license helped to end this, by creating free licensing for open-source projects. [4/7]

Tue Nov 10 19:21:26 +0000 2020

So, we have joined with founder Square and others in the cryptography community, pledging that we will not make aggressive use of patents and that we will pool any crypto-patents of our own as part of shared patent library. [3/7] https://twitter.com/sqcrypto/status/1304087270736236544?s=21

Tue Nov 10 19:21:26 +0000 2020

Blockchain Commons is all about creating open infrastructure that anyone can use. Square is also supporting this ideal with COPA, by giving us the legal infrastructure to ensure our technology remains open. [7/7]

Tue Nov 10 19:21:27 +0000 2020

RT @claudiorlandi: Very nice article about the recent progress in indistinguishability obfuscation! (I don’t think Aayush, Amit, or Rachel…

Tue Nov 10 21:50:52 +0000 2020

RT @CaitlinLong_: BIG NEWS FROM SEC🚨-clarity in US #crypto regulation did come w/ #Wyoming’s Oct 23 #NoActionLetter regarding #qualifiedcus…

Tue Nov 10 22:01:24 +0000 2020

Replying to @kallewoof

Any chance we can get help translating “Learning Bitcoin from the Command Line”? https://github.com/BlockchainCommons/Learning-Bitcoin-from-the-Command-Line

Thu Nov 12 05:37:58 +0000 2020

Replying to @dangillmor

I proposed before legislators in Wyoming last week that Wyoming sunset then ban state-chartered banks from SMS based 2FA. As they are a leader in new laws to support a digital world, this might actually have impact despite the small size of the state.

Thu Nov 12 05:44:29 +0000 2020

RT @ChristopherA: @dangillmor I proposed before legislators in Wyoming last week that Wyoming sunset then ban state-chartered banks from SM…

Thu Nov 12 05:55:50 +0000 2020

I’m quite concerned not only with this “phone home” problem, but also that it appears you can’t override how the OCSP stapling is transported. Right now having a VPN and TOR at your local router is the only way to override this serious privacy architecture issue. https://twitter.com/dhh/status/1327254193296601088

Fri Nov 13 21:40:10 +0000 2020

I’m not recommending this as a solution, but it does look like you can disable this particular “phone home” of what apps you use on your Mac by pointing http://ocsp.apple.com to or in /etc/hosts. This will however break malware identification and maybe more.

Sat Nov 14 02:44:19 +0000 2020

RT @ChristopherA: I’m not recommending this as a solution, but it does look like you can disable this particular “phone home” of what apps…

Sat Nov 14 02:44:28 +0000 2020

It used to be that advanced users & devs could identify and turn off this kind “phone home” with an app called @littlesnitch, but it doesn’t work with the new macOS 11 Big Sur: https://tidbits.com/2020/10/22/apple-hides-traffic-of-some-its-own-apps-in-big-sur/

Sat Nov 14 02:48:36 +0000 2020

Apple is excluding its own apps from being monitored starting with Big Sur. I’m quite uncomfortable with this 👎 https://medium.com/tripmode/apple-started-hiding-the-traffic-of-its-own-mac-apps-9dc83c5a9c5b

Sat Nov 14 04:02:20 +0000 2020

RT @ChristopherA: Apple is excluding its own apps from being monitored starting with Big Sur. I’m quite uncomfortable with this 👎 https://t…

Sat Nov 14 04:02:32 +0000 2020

RT @moneyball: Very thorough research of the LN ecosystem. Much more going on with LN than most think! Well done @olegmikh1! https://t.co/6…

Sun Nov 15 08:37:37 +0000 2020

RT @patrickwardle: In Big Sur Apple decided to exempt many of its apps from being routed thru the frameworks they now require 3rd-party fir…

Sun Nov 15 18:47:41 +0000 2020

This is one of the reasons why we need to explore security architectures that include mitigation’s like #AirGap, #TorGap, derived keys, and multisig-centric designs. We can’t rely on the hardware to protect our keys—we can only make attacks more costly. https://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.com/2020/11/14/intel_sgx_protection_broken/

Sun Nov 15 22:35:12 +0000 2020

RT @arstechnica: The iOS COVID-19 app ecosystem has become a privacy minefield https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/11/the-ios-covid-app-ecosystem-has-become-a-privacy-minefield/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @wired

Mon Nov 16 06:34:34 +0000 2020

RT @MDKaufman307: Today, in one day, our law firm had inquiries for corporate re-domestications for 8 companies wanting to move from Califo…

Tue Nov 17 01:15:10 +0000 2020

@CynthiaMLummis You met me at Satoshi Round Table in the Caribbean. I taught you there about using Signal for secure messaging. Since then I’ve been an advisor to the Wyoming Blockchain legislative task force & the current Select Committee. I appreciate your support of Bitcoin.

Tue Nov 17 02:47:18 +0000 2020

RT @neilhimself: Incredibly troubling. Read the open letter this links to. A) What @Disney is doing to Alan Dean Foster is simply wrong, a…

Wed Nov 18 23:34:47 +0000 2020

Replying to @arcbtc and @rusty_twit

I’d love to see some Bitcoin & Lightning invoices as UR-based QRs. Advantages are not just self-describing and compact, but also option for animated QRs if the data is too large.

Thu Nov 19 20:10:12 +0000 2020

Replying to @durumcrustulum

The new M1 Mac is pretty amazing, especially for battery life. Almost just plug-in once a day. However, from a security perspective is much harder to self-harden, forces you trust Apple even more and locks you into their security choices.

Thu Nov 19 22:33:00 +0000 2020

Thank you for your financial support through GitHub sponsors! https://twitter.com/cerebruminc/status/1329546188165689344

Thu Nov 19 22:34:59 +0000 2020

Replying to @bitcoindevkit and @Gabridome

We also support descriptors with Gordian Wallet & Gordian Signer https://github.com/BlockchainCommons/Gordian — we are also working on a QR standards for requesting xpubs to participate in a descriptor, and now have a C++ PSBT signing tool.

Thu Nov 19 22:40:30 +0000 2020

Replying to @La__Cuen, @ACJRnetwork, @MollyJZuckerman, @tracyalloway, @TheStalwart, @ChrisHDeee, @alexisak, @tomwilson1983 and @Baidakov

Question: does our #SmartCustody efforts and book qualify us as journalists & researchers for participating in your organization? How about other educational resources like our command-line course? Where do these two efforts fit.

Thu Nov 19 22:43:30 +0000 2020

Replying to @bitcoindevkit and @Gabridome

We also teach how to use descriptors with bitcoin-core in our recently updated “Learning Bitcoin from the Command Line” course, starting at https://github.com/BlockchainCommons/Learning-Bitcoin-from-the-Command-Line/blob/master/06_0_Expanding_Bitcoin_Transactions_Multisigs.md

Thu Nov 19 22:47:16 +0000 2020

Replying to @RossCowman

I’d like to see some different house rules about flipping the coins to show the other face. In one group if the mage flipped he went from passive/mysterious to active/useful.

Fri Nov 20 02:03:52 +0000 2020

Replying to @RossCowman

I don’t know about City of Winter. What was the coin flip mechanic there?

Fri Nov 20 22:16:12 +0000 2020

👍“Privacy is a human right, not a commodity. A system of data dividends would contribute to a society of privacy “haves” and “have-nots.” https://twitter.com/EFF/status/1321105875348582408

Mon Nov 23 21:09:34 +0000 2020

RT @matt_odell: @denverbitcoin @tyler @cameron trusted third parties are security holes


Tue Nov 24 20:34:45 +0000 2020

A tip for #git: In some repos it can be useful to use .gitignore to ONLY include specified files & subdirs (the default is the opposite, to exclude specific files). Unfortunately there are some non-obvious tricks involved. Here is my solution as a gist: https://gist.github.com/ChristopherA/e6a6c5c7fb193c6ffd098bff676d20b4

Thu Nov 26 22:35:42 +0000 2020

RT @SortitionNow: It will be interesting to see more of @NivekKThompson’s research into deliberative democracy, summarised here, how differ…

Sat Nov 28 05:05:02 +0000 2020

RT @trevorjonesart: Check this out! 🤖💃

How Quantum Physicist Ballerina Merritt Moore Learned to Dance With a Robot. 👇👇


Sat Nov 28 23:49:24 +0000 2020

Replying to @mrmatthew

If you’ve got that much, you’ve got enough to play test. Go for it! What are your #ndnm roles & elements? I’m slacking on my character roles, but I’m happy with my setting elements: https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/1284022444718612482

Sun Nov 29 02:52:37 +0000 2020

Replying to @mrmatthew


Sun Nov 29 02:53:40 +0000 2020

Replying to @mrmatthew


Sun Nov 29 02:54:04 +0000 2020

Replying to @GamesDropbear

My #ndnm setting elements seem to fall into two categories. Some are largely thematic and bind to genre & set mood, the others are more threat oriented and drive conflict & drama. I’m thinking of formalizing this: https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/1284031239914008577

Sun Nov 29 03:00:03 +0000 2020

Replying to @trbouma

This is why I’ve been pushing for a law (initially Wyoming) to prevent the state from compelling you to reveal a private key, aka “a secret”. They can compel you to use it, but not reveal it.

Sun Nov 29 17:37:06 +0000 2020

RT @trbouma: I just published The Power of a Secret https://link.medium.com/QTCCRP0iObb

Sun Nov 29 17:37:22 +0000 2020

Replying to @NZN and @trbouma

The bill is doing well! https://wyoleg.gov/InterimCommittee/2020/S19-2020110221LSO-0028v0.6.pdf

Sun Nov 29 17:49:30 +0000 2020

Replying to @trbouma

In the US I can make arguments about that this supports the 1st, 4th & 5th US Amendments.

Sun Nov 29 18:31:26 +0000 2020

A computer scientist’s take on “Why I should have loved biology” by James Sommers is a great long-read for this long weekend. In addition to thoughts on the intersection of these two disciplines, it also muses on how we fail to inspire when teaching them. https://jsomers.net/i-should-have-loved-biology/

Sun Nov 29 19:22:59 +0000 2020