Category: History

The BitTorrent Lessons for Crypto Series – Parts 1-4

Bitcoin is an incredibly unique technology that breaks new ground in Peer-to-Peer technology, networking protocols, and cryptography. There is no precedent or example for us to build from. But maybe, despite its difference, we can still find lessons in protocols that came before. There happens to be another P2P protocol, that disrupted entire industries, and survived in the face of powerful opposition… BitTorrent. Simon Morris brings us this excellent 4 part series: BitTorrent Lessons for Crypto!

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Financial Cryptography in 7 Layers

“Financial Cryptography is substantially complex, requiring skills drawn from diverse and incompatible, or at least, unfriendly, disciplines. Caught between Central Banking and Cryptography, or between accountants and programmers, there is a grave danger that efforts to construct Financial Cryptography systems will simplify or omit critical disciplines.”Ian Grigg

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The Bitcoin Reformation

INTRODUCTION At the end of the 16th century, a rag tag group of rebel intellectuals and entrepreneurs founded a country on some of the least desirable land in Europe—so often flooded that it needed hundreds of miles of moats...

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The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto

Quick Read #300!!! Hard to believe we have come this far without the show. For this milestone it’s time to take it back to the philosophical roots of the movement that lead to the community, the ideas, and the drive to...

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Hal Finney, Bitcoin & Me

 Harold Thomas Finney (May 4, 1956 – August 28, 2014) In one of his last posts on the BitcoinTalk forums, Hal Finney posted a short message about his past, finding Bitcoin, working with Satoshi, coming to terms with his...

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