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The Bitcoin Game #73: Tim Pastoor, P2P Identity

Published on December 26th, 2019 by Rob


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Welcome to episode 73 of The Bitcoin Game, sponsored by eToro. When I started paying attention to Bitcoin Twitter in 2013, I noticed a guy named Tim Pastoor, who seemed pretty well-respected by the Bitcoin Twitter community. He and I eventually became good friends on Twitter, so much so that we hung out for a long afternoon when I visited Amsterdam a few years ago. Tim has been focused on peer-to-peer identity and reputation systems for the past five years, supporting Martti Malmi's work in the space (Martti was the first coder to work with Satoshi on Bitcoin). Twitter's Jack Dorsey recently garnered a ton of attention promoting the goal of decentralized social media, and P2P identity may well be the base layer for such projects. Hope you enjoy our talk!

Oh, and a correction Tim gave me after our interview - Microsoft's Distributed ID project is now called Ion.


EPISODE LINKS

Tim Pastoor on Twitter
https://twitter.com/timpastoor

Jack Dorsey's Tweet about Decentralized Social Media
https://twitter.com/jack/status/1204766078468911106

Complementary Currencies (LETS, Brixton Pound, etc.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complementary_currency

Peer-to-Peer (P2P)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer-to-peer

Martti Malmi (article)
https://www.theverge.com/2015/6/10/8751933/the-shy-college-student-who-helped-build-bitcoin-into-a-global

Identifi (now Iris)
https://identifi.github.io/

Microsoft Decentralized Identity
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/technology/own-your-identity

W3C Decentralized Identifiers
https://www.w3.org/TR/did-core

Carsten Keutmann's Digital Trust Protocol
https://medium.com/@carstenkeutmann_96497/digital-trust-protocol-c37e17eeca20

Sovrin
https://sovrin.org

Urbit ID
https://urbit.org/understanding-urbit/urbit-id

Sockpuppet Account
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockpuppet_(Internet)

Sybil Swarm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybil_attack

Six Degrees of Separation Principle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_degrees_of_separation

Metcalfe's Law
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalfe%27s_law

Network Effect
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_effect

Microsoft's Ion (Decentralized Identity)
https://github.com/decentralized-identity/ion

Anchoring into the Blockchain
https://medium.com/@edhonour/how-anchors-help-ensure-authenticity-on-the-blockchain-3359051a181

TJ Miller on The Adam Carolla Show (see part two)
https://adamcarolla.com/tj-miller-and-mark-geragos

Switchboard Operator
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switchboard_operator

Bell Labs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Labs

Iris GitHub
https://github.com/irislib

Iris Proof-of-Concept
https://iris.to


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CREDITS

All music in this episode was created by me, or is from a jam with me, Mike Coleman and Steve Lunn.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

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