[Cryptography] Cryptocurrency special issue of Bloomberg Business Week

John Levine johnl at iecc.com
Tue Oct 25 13:12:38 EDT 2022

Well-known finance writer Matt Levine (not a relative) has a 40,000
word article about cryptocurrencies in the current Business Week,
asking what is crypto, which he agrees is a lousy name but it's what
everyone calls it, and what if anything is it good for. 

The article is quite good. He understands the issues way better than
any other business writer I know, e.g., he explains how Bitcoin's
proof of work operates and gets it right.  He explains hashes and
how they work and leaves as an exercise for the reader why the article
cannot contain a hash of itself.

You can read the whole thing here:



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