The curse of immutability, and sour pickles

The curse of immutability, and sour pickles

Until recently I had thought of immutability as a Good Thing, in the context of blockchains. It is, after all, one of the most desirable attributes that prevents double spend and enables consensus. The security of the blockchain depends on it. As my learnings went from Bitcoin to Blockchains to Distributed Ledgers, I made a faulty extrapolation. I did not […]

Blockchain Quantum Threat

Blockchain Quantum Threat

I recently attended a technology conference on Cybersecurity and Quantum Computing, hosted by University of Toronto, which left me wondering on what is about to happen to blockchain tech when quantum computing becomes a thing. I had some thoughts: Thought one: if anything can undo the blockchain immutability, quantum computing is the one thing to worry about. Bye Bye Immutability! […]

What on a hash?!

What on a hash?!

I got this question from a friend (you know who you are) who has mined crypto goodies and just came to think about what those hashes are all about. So.. what is the deal with hashes? I am going to assume whoever is reading this has no idea what hashes are, which gives me freedom to explain it my way. […]

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