Why smart contracts are not for you (or me)

A friend asked: "So you don't think smart contracts are ever going to be ... secure and useful?" Here's my response: “Ever” is a long time, but ... let me tell a quick story: When I raised venture capital during the dot-com bubble, if memory serves, the combined legal bill for my company’s Series A…

At the Internet Archive for EFF’s John Perry Barlow Symposium

Just some random notes: I have not seen the Internet Archive's great hall (a former church) this full. All sorts of famous people are here. Ted Nelson, hypermedia pioneer, is sitting just a few feet from me. Introductory remarks by the Internet Archive's Brewster Kahle and the EFF's Cindy Cohn. Cory Doctorow is delayed from…