Tag Archives: encryption

The Bitcoin blockchain format

The Bitcoin cryptocurrency depends on security and confidence. If a flaw in the design broke its trust or usability, the whole system would collapse.

It’s strange, then, that Bitcoin doesn’t have a specification. This is considered a feature, not a bug:
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Adding DRM to JPEG?

EFF has posted a strong critique of the proposed addition of a DRM option to the JPEG format, but it mostly misses the point.

The article addresses the JPEG Privacy & Security Abstract and Executive Summary of September 10, 2015. JPEG icon JPEG stands for both the Joint Photographic Experts Group and the eponymous image file format. To minimize confusion, I’ll refer to the group as J.P.E.G. and the format as JPEG, even though the periods are non-standard. Continue reading