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Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 9

By |2019-02-20T13:32:44+00:00February 20th, 2019|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

For privacy to be widespread it must be part of a social contract. People must come and together deploy these systems for the common good. Privacy only extends so far as the cooperation of one’s fellows in society. We the [...]

Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 8

By |2019-01-21T19:39:13+00:00January 21st, 2019|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

Cypherpunks write code. We know that someone has to write software to defend privacy, and since we can’t get privacy unless we all do, we’re going to write it. We publish our code so that our fellow Cypherpunks may practice [...]

Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 7

By |2018-10-20T09:24:07+00:00October 20th, 2018|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

We must defend our own privacy if we expect to have any. We must come together and create systems which allow anonymous transactions to take place. People have been defending their own privacy for centuries with whispers, darkness, envelopes, closed [...]

Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 6

By |2018-09-17T21:02:35+00:00September 17th, 2018|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

We cannot expect governments, corporations, or other large, faceless organizations to grant us privacy out of their beneficence. It is to their advantage to speak of us, and we should expect that they will speak. To try to prevent their [...]

Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 5

By |2018-09-06T11:57:24+00:00September 6th, 2018|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

Privacy in an open society also requires cryptography. If I say something, I want it heard only by those for whom I intend it. If the content of my speech is available to the world, I have no privacy. To [...]

Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 4

By |2018-07-12T12:59:14+00:00July 12th, 2018|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

Therefore, privacy in an open society requires anonymous transaction systems. Until now, cash has been the primary such system. An anonymous transaction system is not a secret transaction system. An anonymous system empowers individuals to reveal their identity when desired [...]

Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 3

By |2018-05-07T09:14:58+00:00May 4th, 2018|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

Since we desire privacy, we must ensure that each party to a transaction have knowledge only of that which is directly necessary for that transaction. Since any information can be spoken of, we must ensure that we reveal as little [...]

Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 2

By |2018-05-07T09:15:04+00:00April 27th, 2018|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

If two parties have some sort of dealings, then each has a memory of their interaction. Each party can speak about their own memory of this; how could anyone prevent it? One could pass laws against it, but the freedom [...]

Thoughts on “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto”, part 1

By |2018-05-07T09:15:13+00:00April 26th, 2018|Articles, Cypherpunk Texts|

Ever since discovering the early writings of the group called the "Cypherpunks", I've been drawn to the thoughts and ideas expressed so concisely by them. These ideas shaped cryptocurrencies and all that I am working in right now. I am [...]