Sunday, August 27, 2017

Link Pool #5

Bitcoin and Blockchain

Segwit becomes real

Proof of work vs proof of stake

Bitcoin as a Transaction Ledger: A Composable Treatment?

The Bitcoin Backbone Protocol: Analysis and Applications

When the cookie meets the blockchain: Privacy risks of web payments via cryptocurrencies


Blockstack: A New Decentralized Internet  (from May 2017)


I'm giving up on HTTP Public Key Pinning - Scott Helme (Revocation still broken.)

Decentralization is hard, but important

Defending​ ​Internet​ ​Freedom​ ​through​ ​Decentralization: Back​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Future?

Quantifying Decentralization


The middle class globally is discontent.

(Important observation from the article - worldwide social media visibility into other people's lives sets expectations)

A microeconomist looks at productivity - Hal Varian (Google)

Unpopular economic and political ideas.

Looking towards a future genome hacking dystopia.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Link Pooll #3 - Bitcoin, Tokens, Bots


Quantifying decentralization:

There are many cryptocurrencies:

We mean it, many cryptocurrencies:

Want to "invest" in one or more?

Angela has been consistent in wanting to help regulators understand Blockchain

Tokens / ICOs

SEC on the DAO - lots of implications for ICOs:

and some Arstechnica commentary on the SEC's view:

Other thoughts on tokens:


Token Canvas:

Computational Propaganda & Bots

Trolls and Troublemakers via Computational Propaganda Research Project:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How do I secure my bitcoin?

Thanks to Andreas, here is how to think about the problem of securing your bitcoin.