Financial Cryptography in 7 Layers

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...
The Right to Read

The Right to Read

Do we live in an age of liberty, where information is freely accessible, or an age of heavy-handed copyright restrictions where we are losing the ownership of the very devices we hold in our hands? If I had to judge, it’s probably a bit of both. Today we read a...
Bit Gold

Bit Gold

There were many precursors to the Bitcoin system, but IMO, none came as close to correctly defining the problem, & solving the key issues of trust as Nick Szabo’s Bit Gold concept.  Reading another great piece made available by the Nakamoto Institute,...
Hal Finney, Bitcoin & Me

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 disease, and the legacy he was leaving behind....
The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto

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 create Bitcoin and the other tools enabling...