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Back To The Future of Bitcoin-David Chaum and the Cypherpunks

The Sandhill

I touch upon a now ignored but vital part of what made bitcoin possible and infused it with it's special ethos.


19 Feb 2021

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Bitcoin in Asia - The Godfathers of Bitcoin: Nick Szabo, Adam Back and David Chaum BIA 29

Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

We have very special episode this week featuring some of the godfathers of Bitcoin: Nick Szabo, Adam Back and David Chaum. This was recorded as a live panel from Seoul at Korea Blockchain Week and is laid out as a history of the ideas and events that led to Bitcoin from their first person accounts, plus their current thoughts on the experiment and what excites them about the future. From the cryptography and cypherpunk movements to David’s DigiCash, Adam’s Hashcash proof-of-work, Nick’s Bit Gold, and more. Their own contributions were foundational to the development of Bitcoin, and it was fascinating to have them together and playing off of each other in a discussion of that history. A special thanks for fact block for organizing.


16 Nov 2020

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David Chaum from Elixxir

The BlockDown Podcast

Welcome to the BlockDown Podcast brought to you by EAK Digital. David Chaum is known for founding DigiCash. He is currently working on Elixxir, an anonymous messaging and payments app targeted for wide-scale adoption. Stay up to date in the blockchain industry and join our community. ► Discover more about the BlockDown Events: https://blockdownconf.com ► BlockDown goes to Latin America: http://blockdownconf.com/latam ► Join our Telegram community and be first to access all the latest news: https://t.me/blockdown ► Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlockDownConf ► Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockdownconf


15 Oct 2020

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Why Bitcoin Now: David Chaum and Adam Back Reflect on the Crypto Wars - Ep.186


David Chaum, the inventor of eCash and CEO of xx network, and Adam Back, the inventor of Hashcash and the cofounder and CEO of Blockstream, discuss their involvement in digital currency well before Bitcoin existed. In this episode, they discuss: how they each became enamored with the idea of digital currency years before such an idea was widely discussed the crypto wars of the 1990s and the U.S. government’s attempts to control access to advanced cryptography Digicash, the creation of eCash, and the difficulties of implementing the system with the technology available at the time the innovation of blind signatures used in eCash what caused the demise of Digicash, and David's role in that the development of Hashcash and the problems Adam was trying to solve by creating it their initial reactions to learning about Bitcoin for the first time how they think Bitcoin might improve in the future the stock-to-flow Model, and where they believe the Bitcoin price might go next why the Hashcash proof-of-work mechanism became so widely used  Thank you to our sponsor!  Crypto.com: https://crypto.com/ Episode links:  Adam Back: https://twitter.com/adam3us Blockstream: https://blockstream.com Adam's website: http://www.cypherspace.org David Chaum: https://twitter.com/chaumdotcom Elixxir: https://elixxir.io XX Network: https://xx.network Previous Unchained episode on the history of digital currency: https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-bitcoin-now-the-history-of-digital-currency/ Wired article on “e-money”: https://www.wired.com/1994/12/emoney/ Translated Dutch article on why DigiCash failed:  https://cryptome.org/jya/digicrash.htm Aaron Van Wirdum's Bitcoin Magazine series on the history of digital currency:  https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/the-beginners-guide-to-bitcoin-part-3-bitcoins-pre-history-and-the-cypherpunks-with-aaron-van-wirdum David Chaum's e-Cash: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/genesis-files-how-david-chaums-ecash-spawned-cypherpunk-dream Hashcash: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/genesis-files-hashcash-or-how-adam-back-designed-bitcoins-motor-block

1hr 22mins

18 Aug 2020

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Election Security and the Decline of Democracy with David Chaum

Priv8 Podcast

Go down the rabbit hole with the forefather of the crypto movement, David Chaum, CEO of the xx Network.  A timely discussion on election security and the chilling effects the decline of democracy has on our civil rights.


5 Aug 2020

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Can Blockchain Fix Voting? DigiCash Founder David Chaum Brings Democracy to the 21st Century

Untold Stories

David Chaum, pioneering cryptographer and founder of the XX network, joins Charlie Shrem on today’s episode of Untold Stories.Charlie and David discuss threats to democracy and the importance of metadata shredding, Elixxir and the XX Network, Digicash, the Cypherpunk movement, ballot secrecy and cryptography in voting, whether David met Satoshi Nakamoto, how David got interested in cryptography, and what cryptographers in the 1980's and 90's thought it would look like today.---BitPandaBitpanda is a fintech based in Vienna, Austria founded in 2014 by Eric Demuth, Paul Klanschek and Christian Trummer. The company is a firm believer in the innovative power of cryptocurrencies, digitised assets and blockchain technology. Bitpanda’s mission is to tear down the barriers to investing and bring traditional financial products to the 21st century. Today, Bitpanda has more than 1 million users and 120 team members. With a PSD2 payment service provider license, state-of-the-art security and streamlined user experience, Bitpanda has grown into a popular trading platform for newbies and experts alike. Users can currently trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, gold and over 20 other digital assets.---PepoPepo was founded by Jason Goldberg, who has been building user experiences for creators and communities for decades. Jason has worked at AOL, Jobster, Social Median, and more recently he connected designers at Hem and Fab. Visit us at Pepo.com/stories for more information.---If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe.This podcast is presented by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworksgroup.io


21 Apr 2020

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Interview w/ David Chaum | "Payments, Messaging, & Encryption"

TF Podcast with Jonathan G. Blanco

In this episode we interview David Chaum, one of the world's leading cryptography experts.


23 Mar 2020

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David Chaum: The Forefather of Cryptocurrencies and the Cypherpunk Movement

Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies

We’re pleased to be joined by the legendary cryptographer and computer scientist, David Chaum. From his early beginnings at Berkley, David pioneered many of the cryptographic techniques used in secure systems and cryptocurrencies today. Blind signatures, which are used in zero-knowledge proofs, and mix networks, used in Tor heavily rely on his work. At the dawn of the Internet, David founded DigiCash, what many believe to be a direct ancestor of Bitcoin. Today, David continues to pursue his mission to bring data privacy to all as his most recent project, Elixxir, aims to create a truly private messaging and payment app with a mass-market appeal.Topics covered in this episode:- David’s background as a Ph.D. student at Berkeley and his thesis entitled “Computer Systems Established, Maintained, and Trusted by Mutually Suspicious Groups”- What drove him to work on cryptography and privacy systems- His relationship to the early cypherpunk movement- David’s contribution to cryptography primitives such as blind signatures, undeniable signatures, group signatures and mixers- The story of DigiCash and how the company was founded- The idea behind Cyberbucks and why the company ultimately went bankrupt- Cryptocurrency adoption as a chicken-and-egg problem- David’s personal views and practices with regards to online privacy- His thoughts on the blockchain space today and his views on the future of the industry- His current project, Elixxir, a messaging and payment app which protects users’ data and metadataEpisode links: - [David Chaum’s website](https://chaum.com)- [DigiCash](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/digicash.asp)- [lists.cpunks.org Mailing Lists](https://lists.cpunks.org/mailman/listinfo)- [DigiCash - Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DigiCash)- [Blind Signatures for Untraceable Payments](https://www.chaum.com/publications/Chaum-blind-signatures.PDF)- [DigiCash announcement article from 1994](https://www.chaum.com/ecash/articles/1994/05-27-94%20-%20World_s%20first%20electronic%20cash%20payment%20over%20computer%20networks.pdf)- [Project Page: Multiparty Computation](https://www.chaum.com/spymasters/)- [Security without Identification](https://www.chaum.com/publications/Security_Wthout_Identification.html)- [Elixxir - Home](https://elixxir.io/)- [Elixxir - Real Cryptography, Real Time: Precomputations in Elixxir](https://elixxir.io/blog/real-cryptography-real-time)- [Elixxir - Why Mark Zuckerberg wants no privacy, why he wrote his letter, and why it won’t help him](https://elixxir.io/blog/why-zuckerberg-wants-no-privacy)- [Elixxir - Point of Departure](https://elixxir.io/blog/point-of-departure)- [cMix white paper](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B1jv03qc8E1kx0kvGFx4blzwXrQepMyy/view)Sponsors: - Vaultoro: Trade gold to Bitcoin instantly and securely starting at just 1mg - http://vaultoro.com- Trail of Bits: Trust the team at the forefront of blockchain security research - https://trailofbits.comThis episode is hosted by Sebastien Couture & Friederike Ernst. Show notes and listening options: [epicenter.tv/304](https://epicenter.tv/304)

1hr 3mins

10 Sep 2019

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The Godfather Of Crypto David Chaum - A technical and philosophical discussion about crypto.


David Lee Chaum first began experimenting and innovating with cryptography in the 70's. Throughout a seminal career he has been responsible for some of the most important protocols and inventions in the industry. We met in Paris to have a chat about:- Personal privacy- Some of his most important work- TOR and the NSA- Applications of the blockchain- The Elixxir platform- IncentivesOn the Origins and Variations of Blockchain Technologies, the pdf can be found here: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8674176The Elixxir platform: elixxir.ioNode application closes this Friday at midnight Pacific time. If you are interested in helping Elixxir build a decentralized future, apply by this Friday here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RGTXMP6Review and Subscribe on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cristo-on-crypto/id1303868423Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5cbgYNnDlvEdwg0NqgyCH0Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsk_tB-iWXdWDTk2-L_UD2QMusic credits: Ocean by KV https://soundcloud.com/kvmusicprod Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/a8ctDtA7OK8


19 Apr 2019

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CryptoQuikRead_058 - The Genesis Files: How David Chaum Spawned a Cypherpunk Dream

The Cryptoconomy Podcast

"Chaum’s work would inspire a group of cryptographers, hackers and activists, connected through a mailing list. It was this group — which included DigiCash contributors like Nick Szabo and Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn — that would come to be known as the cypherpunks."Link to the Bitcoin Magazine article by Aaron Van Wirdum:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/genesis-files-how-david-chaums-ecash-spawned-cypherpunk-dream/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support


27 Apr 2018