For Good Measure: Between a Block and a Hard Place
Dan Geer and Dan Conway
If you have been living under a rock the past five years, you will still have detected increasing vibrations in your rock, perhaps even out and out warming, depending on the damping effect of your rock’s material. If your rock is made of ideal material, then the repeated message in those vibrations has been clear. Otherwise, we will disintermediate the Fourier transform for you:
Bitcoin. Ethereum. Blockchain.
In this column, we examine the risk footprint of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies—not general risk, but risk in the computer security sense.