— Ars Technica (@arstechnica) February 23, 2018
1/ Today's John Deere tractors simply don't work and can't be fixed without access to proprietary software maintained by the company. Their value, including their resale value, is highly dependent on the continued efforts of the manufacturer to keep that software up to date. pic.twitter.com/Nnom0wcNFd
— Peter Van Valkenburgh (@valkenburgh) February 23, 2018
Excellent @Blockstream work. Cypherpunks write code. How awesome is that?
"Five hundred 8-fold aggregates (so 4000 ranges total) can be validated in 305 ms, or 76 microseconds per range, or a 75x improvement over the old rangeproofs." @pwuille @adam3ushttps://t.co/ftB6iv049V pic.twitter.com/Z4rrXz95RQ
— Trace Mayer (@TraceMayer) February 22, 2018
Though Bulletproof’s offer smaller size & 75x speed improvements over our previous Confidential Transaction range proofs, what excites me is they also have the power to prove arbitrary statements like zk-snarks & starks do, but incredibly more efficiently. https://t.co/Daw9pVaOMg
— Christopher Allen (@ChristopherA) February 22, 2018
1994: “the internet means there’ll be no more governments!”
2018: “blockchain means there’ll be no more governments!”
Both nonsense, yes. But the internet still turned out to be pretty important, and it was partly because of the things that prompted people to talk like that.
— Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) February 19, 2018
“An unwelcome consequence of living in a world where everything is “easy” is that the only skill that matters is the ability to multitask. At the extreme, we don’t actually do anything; we only arrange what will be done, which is a flimsy basis for a life” https://t.co/HuhrmmDD8Z
— Bart Suichies (@bsuichies) February 19, 2018
“The state relies on its corporate partners to punish behavior it regards as problematic. Private, commercial transactions—renting a car, reserving a hotel room, buying a plane ticket—become venues for state-directed punishment for nonconformity.” https://t.co/VNrjvmRxVA
— Christopher Allen (@ChristopherA) February 18, 2018
We just passed 700 lightning nodes on mainnet serving 1,700 open channels. 👏 Instant, free and trust-less transactions are here and it is just the beginning. The resemblance this has with our universe is mind-blowing . 🤯👇⚡️🚀🌌 #LightningNetwork #bitcoin #segwit pic.twitter.com/AM8z7geyNR
— Armin van Bitcoin ⚡ (@ArminVanBitcoin) February 14, 2018
Bad web experience leads to our culture of outrage and clickbait articles, which leads us to elect extreme viewpoint leaders with outrageous ideas not based on facts.
— alex van de sande (@avsa) February 14, 2018
There is no such thing as fully trustless tech. In encryption you trust that your recipient won't forward your message. In blockchains people who don't read the code are trusting software upgrades. Reducing needed trust lowers governance costs & increases social scalability.
— Nick Szabo⚡️ (@NickSzabo4) February 13, 2018