One of my favorite passages ever written. Thank you, May….and Co. of course.



(Wikipedia) Cyphernomicon is a document written by Timothy C. May in 1994 for the cypherpunksmailing list. It outlines some ideas behind, and the effects of crypto-anarchism,[1] and constitutes one of the philosophy’s founding documents.

The document is written and formatted as a lengthy FAQ. It contains many short notes on ideas, questions and claims ordered in sections. It also contains the crypto anarchist manifesto, in paragraph 16.4.2. …

 The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto Timothy C. May A specter is haunting the modern world, the specter of crypto anarchy. Computer technology is on the verge of providing the ability for individuals and groups to communicate and interact with each other in a totally anonymous manner. Two persons may exchange messages, conduct business, and negotiate electronic contracts without ever knowing the True Name, or legal identity, of the other. Interactions over networks will be…

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