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Traces, probability, and learning

This is a collection of thoughts I’ve had over the concept of program traces. The draft has resisted my attempts to clean it up and edit it for clarity for...

Why government debt should be issued as perpetuities

Note that the following idea isn’t particularly new, economists have known this for a while. I only happen to think it ought to be better known. When it comes to...

Making sense of colored coins

It’s impossible to walk around the distributed ledger landscape without encountering the idea of so-called “colored coins”. The purpose of this post is to clarify their nature, the motivation behind...

A functional nomenclature of cryptographic ledgers

In the interest of bringing some much-needed sanity to the discussion surrounding “blockchain technology” I have attempted to establish a functional nomenclature of cryptographic ledgers.

What do blockchains accomplish

What do blockchains accomplish?