When the design guys at Proof of Work start tweeting:
Don’t worry, we’ll still have marmots around reasonably frequently. But to start off the week, I’m going to introduce something new to the blog:
Prog Rock Monday.
A suitable soundtrack to back up this photograph of Epic Marmot, who is very much looking forward to the infinite potential of the week ahead.
Financial Cryptography is substantially complex, requiring skills drawn from diverse and incompatible, or at least, unfriendly, disciplines. Caught between Central Banking and Cryptography, or between accountants and programmers, there is a grave danger that efforts to construct Financial Cryptography systems will simplify or omit critical disciplines…
For a field that is nominally only half a decade old, by some viewpoints, it is apparent from the implementation work that has been done that many more aspects were involved than envisaged by early pioneers. Financial Cryptography appears to be a science, or perhaps an art, that sits at the intersection of many previously unrelated disciplines:
- Accountancy and Auditing
- Systems Architecture
- Finance and Banking
- Marketing and Distribution
- Central Banking
-Ian Grigg, ‘Financial Cryptography in 7 Layers‘
**note: Ian Grigg did not actually include marmots on his original list.