Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 9

By |2019-02-20T13:32:44+00:00February 20th, 2019|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

For privacy to be widespread it must be part of a social contract. People must come and together deploy these systems for the common good. Privacy only extends so far as the cooperation of one’s fellows in society. We the [...]

Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 8

By |2019-01-21T19:39:13+00:00January 21st, 2019|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

Cypherpunks write code. We know that someone has to write software to defend privacy, and since we can’t get privacy unless we all do, we’re going to write it. We publish our code so that our fellow Cypherpunks may practice [...]

Studiegroep voor de University of Nicosia MOOC start in januari 2018 in Amsterdam!

By |2019-01-14T12:21:23+00:00January 9th, 2019|Articles|

Hypes komen, en hypes gaan. Blockchain was er in 2017 zéker een! Eén van de voordelen is dat er na de onvermijdelijke kater ook heel veel nieuwe mensen binnenstromen die bruisen van enthousiasme. Eén van de nadelen is dat het [...]

Bitcoin: More than Miners, revisited

By |2018-11-12T19:30:32+00:00November 12th, 2018|Articles, Blockchain Basics|

I wrote this article on 25th of October last year, explaining how slavishly following the "longest chain with most cumulative work" is naive and dumb. https://baswisselink.com/articles/bitcoin-more-than-miners/ At the time, BCH (then mostly BCC) proponents were vocally saying it was "Nakamoto [...]

[Dutch] In antwoord op De Volkskrant on Blockchain

By |2018-11-05T21:00:00+00:00November 5th, 2018|Articles|

Bron: De Volkskrant 05-11-2018 Het is duidelijk voor de Volkskrant, bij monde van Koen Haegens: "blockchain" heeft haar beloftes van vorig jaar niet waargemaakt. Er is veel geld uitgegeven, en we hebben daar bar weinig voor terug gekregen. Is dat ook [...]

Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 7

By |2018-10-20T09:24:07+00:00October 20th, 2018|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

We must defend our own privacy if we expect to have any. We must come together and create systems which allow anonymous transactions to take place. People have been defending their own privacy for centuries with whispers, darkness, envelopes, closed [...]

Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 6

By |2018-09-17T21:02:35+00:00September 17th, 2018|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

We cannot expect governments, corporations, or other large, faceless organizations to grant us privacy out of their beneficence. It is to their advantage to speak of us, and we should expect that they will speak. To try to prevent their [...]