A UK Court Ruled that A Crypto Research Paper Should Be Censored

A Prominent Bitcoin Promoter is Punished for Sharing the Satoshi Original Paper and Bitcoin Core Developers Surrender Sad day for freedom of speech in cryptography. The self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright has won a legal battle claiming copyright infringement on the part of bitcoin.org for hosting the Bitcoin original whitepaper. After censorship of Garcia paper …

Continue reading ‘A UK Court Ruled that A Crypto Research Paper Should Be Censored’ »

Edward DeBono, the Precursor of Bitcoin Died

Edward de Bono, scientist and writer, inventor of the concept of “lateral thinking”, died on 9 June 2021, aged 88. In 1994 he proposed the famous concept of IBM dollar, which is a bit like the father of bitcoin, in several ways: It would be private money, not controlled by the state. Basically IBM would …

Continue reading ‘Edward DeBono, the Precursor of Bitcoin Died’ »

RSA is Broken

After a decade of heavily government-sponsored propaganda about quantum computers, we are finally discovering the truth. RSA is NOT secure, not even against normal computers. Here is the paper.

Crypto is Now Worth 1 Trillion Dollars and Why -Strangely- It Makes A Lot of Sense to Compare Bitcoin to Gold

Yes, the market cap of all crypto currencies combined has reached 1 Trillion US dollars, see also top line ticker here. I have predicted this 3 years ago, after the market collapsed, and now it is a fact: we are past 1T$, however much market cap valuations of this kind are highly questionable. Unrealistic inflation …

Continue reading ‘Crypto is Now Worth 1 Trillion Dollars and Why -Strangely- It Makes A Lot of Sense to Compare Bitcoin to Gold’ »

An Anomalous Differential Attack on a Block Cipher

In this attack a differential propagates with difficulty for some 20, 40 and up to 64 rounds. We can say that the propagation encounters some “friction”, because the non-linear functions do not always behave as the attacker would like them to behave. Everything looks normal and this is what happens for all block ciphers all …

Continue reading ‘An Anomalous Differential Attack on a Block Cipher’ »

Hacking a Linux PC at a Close Distance without Being Connected to a Network

The attack allows the attacker to execute arbitrary code on another PC running Linux. The exploit is possible due to an extremely serious vulnerability in Bluetooth stack inside Linux. The attacker literally can run an application of his choice on the other PC. The exploit was found by Andy Nguyen, a security researcher at Google. …

Continue reading ‘Hacking a Linux PC at a Close Distance without Being Connected to a Network’ »

China is Banning TCP/IP

Arguably an open free and neutral Internet network has never existed and it was all a cynical game of telcos, pretending to obey a bunch of public standards and apply international treaties, in order to expand their monopolistic empires abroad and steal business from other telcos. This world of deception, which also has enabled intelligence …

Continue reading ‘China is Banning TCP/IP’ »