Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 5

By |2018-09-06T11:57:24+00:00September 6th, 2018|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

Privacy in an open society also requires cryptography. If I say something, I want it heard only by those for whom I intend it. If the content of my speech is available to the world, I have no privacy. To [...]

Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 4

By |2018-07-12T12:59:14+00:00July 12th, 2018|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

Therefore, privacy in an open society requires anonymous transaction systems. Until now, cash has been the primary such system. An anonymous transaction system is not a secret transaction system. An anonymous system empowers individuals to reveal their identity when desired [...]

Twitter Threads: Private and Public Blockchains

By |2018-08-16T12:18:10+00:00June 5th, 2018|Twitter Threads|

I feel this short thread is missing the point somewhat, and also engaging in some slight of hand with definitions. The distinction is not between decentralised=good and centralised=bad. The distinction is between which is actually useful and adding something. [...]

Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 3

By |2018-05-07T09:14:58+00:00May 4th, 2018|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

Since we desire privacy, we must ensure that each party to a transaction have knowledge only of that which is directly necessary for that transaction. Since any information can be spoken of, we must ensure that we reveal as little [...]

Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 2

By |2018-05-07T09:15:04+00:00April 27th, 2018|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

If two parties have some sort of dealings, then each has a memory of their interaction. Each party can speak about their own memory of this; how could anyone prevent it? One could pass laws against it, but the freedom [...]