Monthly Archives: April 2014

Wet Code: an illustration

Engineers and lawyers look at rules, definitions, and meaning very differently; the majority of my effort at the moment is dedicated to bridging the gap. Part of this arises from the fact that law and programming are very different disciplines; but part of it also arises from the borderline-normative claims made by Nick Szabo, the […]

All aboard the moon rocket

Much to the annoyance of my buddy and cryptocommentator extraordinaire Tim Swanson – and, to be honest, to the annoyance of everyone else I know – I can’t stop talking about Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency favoured by shiba inus worldwide. I was therefore most grateful Dom Marmont of Fixr passed this on earlier today: Dogecar No. 98 “Moonrocket,” […]

Lest you think I was kidding

This is for all the folks in the Ethereum Skype channel (particularly Dennis, m0de and Stephan) to whom I promised I’d learn how to code. Well, Zed Harris’ book arrived in the mail on Thursday afternoon, and I read it for an hour and a half on the train into Manhattan today. The outstanding, earth-shatteringly brilliant result […]

Money for nothing…

Almost, but not quite. Damn it’s good to be home.

Smart contract platforms != Law

…Smart contracts as law? EtherScripter is out. Not too shabby. But then there’s this: “Traditional law is a form of agreement. It is an agreement among people and their leaders as to how people should behave. There are also legal contracts between individuals. These contracts are a form of private law that applies to the participants. Both […]