christroutner

I have followed both Bitcoin and Wikileaks since their earliest days. When the US government strong-armed Visa and Mastercard into banning donations to Wikileaks, it shattered the last vestiges of pride I had my country. The blatant and illegal use of power by special interests was too much for me to stomach. I cheered as motivated people overcame the hurdle of learning how to use Bitcoin, in or...
There is a lot of buzz suddenly around Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens and Badger Wallet. Here is a high level video of this exciting new technology and how they work together. You can now use Badger Wallet to replace Paypal buttons, and allow people to transfer value with BCH or SLP tokens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0FfW5rZPFs To get started, download Badger Wallet for your web br...
I've written a bit about the Consolidating CoinJoin protocol I am developing for anonymizing Bitcoin Cash. A competing protocol, CashShuffle, is further along in its development cycle. Installing it is only for the technically competent, but if that's you, read on and learn how to install it and start anonymizing your Bitcoin Cash today! A few things to keep in mind before getting started: - C...
This is a short, high-level overview of hybrid peer-to-peer networks that expands on the ideas introduced in the post Technologies for Democratizing Power. The design of the modern web follows a centralized client-server model that resembles the hub-and-spoke of a bicycle wheel in its architecture. This architecture contrasts against fully distributed networks such as BitTorrent or IPFS. This cl...
There is a lot of weird theories floating around #cryptotwitter about Proof of Work (PoW) consensus and the justification for attacking minority chains. The whole BCH/BSV chain split has shined a spotlight on a few of the shortcomings of PoW consensus, and rather than acknowledge the shortcomings, zealots are using the contradictions to justify digital violence against minority groups. The ‘Probl...
In my previous post, I hinted that Consolidationg CoinJoin is going peer-to-peer. This article will explore some of the technologies I’ll be incorporating to do that. If you’re a developer and want to follow along, you can view the code here. It’s just prototype code at this point, but fully-tested, proof-of-concept libraries have been successfully created to prove out all the concepts presented h...
Over the last twenty to thirty years, the US courts have settled on the verdict that software code is equivalent to speech, free speech. Code is a human expression, just like talking, art, writing, or performing. But that expression is under threat. With the creation of cryptocurrencies, code is trespassing onto the highly regulated world of finance. Just as Cody Wilson forced the nation to re...