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. 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]