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.
Tim Pastoor on Twitter
Jack Dorsey's Tweet about Decentralized Social Media
Complementary Currencies (LETS, Brixton Pound, etc.)
Identifi (now Iris)
Microsoft Decentralized Identity
W3C Decentralized Identifiers
Carsten Keutmann's Digital Trust Protocol
Six Degrees of Separation Principle
Microsoft's Ion (Decentralized Identity)
Anchoring into the Blockchain
TJ Miller on The Adam Carolla Show (see part two)
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