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Adam Back

Adam Back is a cryptographer, and inventor of hashcash, a proof-of-work system for deterring spam. Back is the CEO of Blockstream,


Reviews by Adam Back

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It's a free world. But it's just scammy and borderline fraud for a few promoters and a noticable quantity of new sock puppets to claim BCH is Bitcoin given the reality and social consensus. That's not helpful to achieving the awesome potential of crypto currency.

2017-12-20 | Full Review


$LEO is a USD denominated corporate bond, with frequent lump sum buy backs. When it's repaid it will hit parity. Expecting LEO to moon is like the joke about expecting USDT to moon. The price relates to interest rate vs market and risk perception (plus interim exchange discounts)

2019-09-03 | Full Review


There is a bug in Zcash where you can ask a node to relay a malformed transaction. It will get rejected but nodes that own or have view keys of shielded address throw an exception and react differently, which you can see. So you can use it to find out which node owns a zaddr coin

2019-09-29 | Full Review


[The] only thing BSV does is make an insecure centralising tradeoff, more centralised even than the insecure tradeoff BCH makes. Plus, [it has] promoters and a thin market. I dumped BCH and shorted it before BSV split so I never had any, or I would dump it too.

2021-01-12 | Full Review


Of course [the lawsuit against Tether alleging market manipulation was withdrawn] it was nonsense in the first place. Just cause and effect, money is wired in at some time before price goes up. And Tether is the best window into that.

2020-01-10 | Full Review

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