Welcome to episode 59 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm happy to bring to you part one of an interview with Cypherpunk and CEO of Blockstream, Dr. Adam Back. Dr. Back talks about topics such as his first computers, his early privacy-oriented work, Hashcash vs. other proof-of-work, various early electronic money systems, and his work on Bitcoin Confidential Transactions. Get ready to soak in some history from one of the people whose "work" became an integral part of Bitcoin.
Adam Back (Adam3us) on Twitter
Dr. Back's Info Page
Cypherpunks Mailing List
Adam's Credential Library for Ecash & DigiCash
David Chaum's Ecash
Stefan Brands' DigiCash
Adam Back's Eternity
Hal Finney (integrated PGP into remailers)
Adam Back's Hashcash
Microsoft Digital Postmarks
SYN Cookies, by Dan Bernstein
Pricing via Processing or Combatting Junk Mail (PDF)
Old communication between Peter Todd, Adam Back and Hal Finney
Wei Dai's B-Money
Nick Szabo's Bit Gold
Hal Finney's RPOW - Reusable Proof of Work
TPM - Trusted Platform Module
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