Blockchain; gateway to cryptography?

“What is a blockchain?” is probably one of the most frequent questions I’ve had to answer in the last 12 months.  What makes it more difficult is the answer more often than not has to take into account the varied knowledge and experience of the inquirer. I’ve got a reasonable background in understanding the cryptography […]

Embracing imperfection

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. — Vince Lombardi As a consequence of both election results, in the UK with #Brexit and in the USA with #Trump, I have found myself thinking about the impact that the role I play in society has on such events. I’ve worked […]

Gnu-style tooling on Ethereum Smart Contracts

The Ethereum project‘s fundamental goal of providing a distributed computing system, paid for using the cryptocurrency generated by the computations on the platform is a really interesting concept. Smart contracts, however, have some key limitations, one of which was demonstrated by the attack on the DAO. I anticipate in the future that we’ll end up […]