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How the Bitcoin protocol actually works | DDI

April 2, 2017

How…#Bitcoin…works, by @michael_nielsen Overview focusing on why in addition to how; highlights #privacy issues

How anonymous is Bitcoin? Many people claim that Bitcoin can be used anonymously. This claim has led to the formation of marketplaces such as Silk Road (and various successors), which specialize in illegal goods. However, the claim that Bitcoin is anonymous is a myth. The block chain is public, meaning that it’s possible for anyone to see every Bitcoin transaction ever. Although Bitcoin addresses aren’t immediately associated to real-world identities, computer scientists have done a great deal of work figuring out how to de-anonymize “anonymous” social networks. The block chain is a marvellous target for these techniques. I will be extremely surprised if the great majority of Bitcoin users are not identified with relatively high confidence and ease in the near future. The confidence won’t be high enough to achieve convictions, but will be high enough to identify likely targets. Furthermore, identification will be retrospective, meaning that someone who bought drugs on Silk Road in 2011 will still be identifiable on the basis of the block chain in, say, 2020. These de-anonymization techniques are well known to computer scientists, and, one presumes, therefore to the NSA. I would not be at all surprised if the NSA and other agencies have already de-anonymized many users. It is, in fact, ironic that Bitcoin is often touted as anonymous. It’s not. Bitcoin is, instead, perhaps the most open and transparent financial instrument the world has ever seen.

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December 30, 2014

Periodic Table, scaled to abundance on Earth Illustrates importance of 1st row HT @pickover

Neural Networks Demystified Part 1: Data and Architecture – YouTube

December 30, 2014

This Guy Wore a Heart Rate Monitor During His Marriage Proposal and Graphed the Results «TwistedSifter

December 25, 2014

The Rise and Fall of the Dominant Few | Grantome

May 11, 2014

Technology: The $1,000 genome : Nature News & Comment

March 22, 2014

Big success for an NHGRI program

How to Make a Microscope Out of Paper in 10 Minutes – Wired Science

March 8, 2014

The price of a long, healthy life may be reduced fertility | David Cox | Science |

March 5, 2014

Detection and replication of epistasis influencing transcription in humans : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

March 2, 2014

Genome Biology | Full text | Identification of fusion genes in breast cancer by paired-end RNA-sequencing

February 28, 2014