Satoshi Nakamoto

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Carbon copy of 1971 order form for the book Future Shock.

Quantacalypse Now

Or maybe it’s the Cryptocalypse That Will Happen at a Later Date.  In any case, predictions are often where the money is. Here is a brief literature review. Now that quantum supremacy has been achieved, there is a lot being written about it being the end of the world in one way or another.  The most predictable is Roger A. Grimes’ Cryptography Apocalypse, ISBN-13: 978-1119618195, which just […]

“Proof instead of trust”

Satoshi Nakamoto outlined the basis of Blockchain and subsequently bitcoin with the above quote in his 2008 paper.   The paper also anticipated the 51% attack: “If a greedy attacker is able to assemble more CPU power than all the honest nodes, he would have to choose between using it to defraud people by stealing back his payments, or using it to generate new coins. He ought […]