The Responsibility of Adopting Bitcoin

The Responsibility of Adopting Bitcoin

“The whole idea of Bitcoin is to remove intermediaries from the equation. Trusted third parties are security holes, and unless we want to repeat past mistakes, it is our collective responsibility to eliminate these security holes wherever and whenever we...
Bitcoin is Time

Bitcoin is Time

“This problem is precisely why all previous attempts of digital cash required a central­ized registry. You always had to trust someone to correctly identify the order of things. A central­ized party was required to keep the time. Bitcoin solves this problem by...
On Bitcoin’s User Experience

On Bitcoin’s User Experience

“Some concepts are essen­tial, removing them because you want a better UX might turn out to be fatal.” – Gigi An excellent piece from SwanBitcoin blog today by the one and only Gigi. Thoughts on the trade-offs, the previous leaps that have been made, and the...
True Names Not Required

True Names Not Required

“We need to be able to disassociate from our identities to protect ourselves. We need the freedom to selectively reveal ourselves. We need the possibility to rally behind names, symbols, masks, and the ideas they represent — using transient identities and...
Bitcoin’s Habitats

Bitcoin’s Habitats

“To fully understand any organism, we must not only look at the organism itself, but examine the organism-environment holistically.” – Gigi If Bitcoin is a new organism, then where exactly does it live? Is it in cyberspace, the human realm, in...