Hal’s Day – Bitcoin & Me [reboot]

Hal’s Day – Bitcoin & Me [reboot]

Bringing back an old post for Hal’s Day. 6 years ago today we lost Hal Finney. This post was one of his last on the BitcoinTalkForums, knowing he would leave us soon, and how he saw his legacy. RIP Hal, we will see you again. — Send in a voice message:...
Assange’s Extradition & Bitcoin’s Battle for Freedom

Assange’s Extradition & Bitcoin’s Battle for Freedom

“Years before the U.S. government’s assault on free speech escalated into the indictment against the WikiLeaks founder, the mysterious creator of Bitcoin recognized the potential fate that would befall the world’s first global Fourth Estate. “ – Nozomi Hayase...
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....