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Nick Szabo

Nick Szabo is a computer scientists and cryptographer. In 1998, Szabo proposed a decentralized digital currency called "Bit Gold." He also came up with the concept of "smart contracts", programmatic contracts that can be executed by code.

Reviews by Nick Szabo

πŸ”‘ 2 positive | πŸ’© 3 negative

πŸ’©

Ethereum has the best ideas in block chain tech. Execution, not so much.

Nick Szabo, Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer

2014-08-01 | Full Review

πŸ’©

Ripple is far from trust-minimized. As a result it has high governance costs, including the disputes described here, and poor social scalability.

Nick Szabo, Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer

2018-02-06 | Full Review

πŸ’©

In EOS, a few complete strangers can freeze what users thought was their money. Under the EOS protocol, you must trust a "constitutional" organization comprised of people you will likely never get to know. The EOS "constitution" is socially unscalable and a security hole.

Nick Szabo, Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer

2018-06-19 | Full Review

πŸ”‘

The secret to Bitcoin’s success is that its prolific resource consumption and poor computational scalability is buying something even more valuable: social scalability.

Nick Szabo, Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer

2017-02-09 | Full Review

πŸ”‘

What is needed is actually secure independence of money from politics, which the Bitcoin protocol does much better than any other prior monetary system.

Nick Szabo, Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer

2018-11-11 | Full Review