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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. https://twitter.com/AmberBaldet/status/1003640430041366528 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 [...]

Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 1

By |2018-05-07T09:15:13+00:00April 26th, 2018|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

Ever since discovering the early writings of the group called the "Cypherpunks", I've been drawn to the thoughts and ideas expressed so concisely by them. These ideas shaped cryptocurrencies and all that I am working in right now. I am [...]