Going to give a lunchtime talk at Genesis Block on the 20th, do come along if you're in Hong Kong. Let's see if I can make it as sordid & salacious as the title suggests...

"The Secret Lives of Cryptocurrencies: Time Travel, Regulation, Whales and Refugees"

Thanks @christinabahk @leo for helping make it happen 😎

This looks great. Shame to only just have noticed it, would have proposed a talk. Still, I'm totally down.


@waxwing @christinabahk aware I presume?

Are any of the handful of accounts that follow me here hugely affronted by the mirroring of my tweets here while this here network bootstraps itself?

One person got super angry yesterday so I stopped them. Just noticed they don't follow me now, so...it's either that or tumbleweed for the moment. Register your objections if there are any, you've missed tweets on the etymology of decentralisation and Ripple botmaster lols today. Or help me set up selective mirroring 😁

Interesting summary, but I have a couple of criticisms.


1. "Monero relies on obfuscation not encryption". This is a wrong characterisation. I know where it's coming from: a ring sig over N parties still allows you to distinguish those N parties. But it's imo wrong to count that as "obfuscation only". But it's tricky to explain why, I'll try. A ring signature of this type can be (and is) information-theoretically hiding, i.e. perfectly hiding, as to the real signer ..

First article in a series by @[email protected] and I looking at political and humanitarian applications for . What better place to publish them than @[email protected]! Forget those bear market blues and focus on what's important - freedom.


RT @[email protected]: Thrilled to announce TxProbe, the latest in Bitcoin p2p topology inference. arxiv.org/pdf/1812.00942.pdf The goal is to probe whether two reachable nodes are in fact connected directly to each other. Achieving this relies on several subtle insights about how transactions are relayed

🐦🔗: twitter.com/socrates1024/statu

Muh special death spiral edition?
RT @[email protected] The event will take place on June 8 and 9 in Amsterdam. In addition to the two days of the conference there will be a training and a hackathon. More information coming soon!

🐦🔗: twitter.com/breakingbitcoin/st

RT @[email protected]: More curious BTC facts, the SHA256 of "stanley kubrick" (114WMnVScxwibDL2zBAX6pxMZbpFhSzjr8) got a 0.001 BTC spend.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/anders94/status/10

RT @[email protected]: @[email protected] True that. Sometimes they wander (back) into academe by mistake, and boy is that a culture shock.

True story:

🐦🔗: twitter.com/parallelind/status

feature and discussion as "The 3D crypto world" in this month's edition of @[email protected] Magazine. Really happy with how it turned out.

Here are a few clippings, though you won't detect the ultimate burn without the PDF. It's available at 21cryptos.com

Nice coincidence, I was writing about exactly these aspects of Bitcoin earlier. Great to see this in ET. Watch out for articles on these topics with @[email protected] imminently.

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RT @[email protected] If you’re looking for ideas on how crypto can be used to promote liberty and justice for ALL ... well, here you go. The best thing you will read on the internet today. epsilontheory.com/the-et-inter

🐦🔗: twitter.com/EpsilonTheory/stat

What these "ZOMG 51% attacks world is ending" stories miss is that mitigating techniques exist - suitable for ASIC or GPU-mined networks - to avoid PoW algo switch. For example, HoriZen and PIRL have adopted alternative chain-selection rules:

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