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2024 Q1 Blockchain Commons Report

In the first quarter of 2024, Blockchain Commons continued its work on specifications, updated some of its references, and did new research on constrained ...

2023 Q3 Blockchain Commons Report

Blockchain Commons work in the third quarter included: Specifiations: IETF dCBOR Gordian Envelope Gordian Envelope Attachments Gordian Envelope...

Blockchain Commons 2022 Overview

2022 might have been Blockchain Commons’ strongest year ever. Though we laid down much of our foundational architecture a few years ago, we returned this y...

2022 Q3 Blockchain Commons Report

It’s been another busy quarter at Blockchain Commons, with a focus on new foundations, created in coordination with our community. Major Works Firm Found...

2022 Q2 Blockchain Commons Report

This quarter Blockchain Commons had one of its biggest events ever, the Silicon Salon, but there was lots more going on: Major Works Growing the Communit...

2022 Q1 Blockchain Commons Report

In Q1, Blockchain Commons achieved a variety of milestones, from the maturation of our community to the development of Smart Custody v2.0, from the release o...

Blockchain Commons 2021 Overview

Though Blockchain Commons initiatives date back to our 2016 foundation of Rebooting the Web of Trust and our 2017 work on Learning Bitcoin ...

2021 Q3 Blockchain Commons Report

Q3, 2021 saw Blockchain Commons projects that spanned the spectrum from our first security review through continued reference releases, new translations, a...

2021 Q2 Blockchain Commons Report

It was another busy quarter for Blockchain Commons, with a focus on work on our Gordian reference apps, which demonstrate our architectural models and spec...

2021 Q1 Blockchain Commons Report

In Q1 2021, Blockchain Commons largely focused on working with companies to integrate our Gordian architecture, best practices, specifications, reference l...

2020 Q4 Blockchain Commons Report

In Fall 2020, Blockchain Commons continued to work on creating architectures, specifications, and applications to support blockchain infrastructure. This ha...

2020 Q3 Blockchain Commons Report

In summer 2020 (Q3), Blockchain Commons really came together as both a professional organization and as a collective to support open infrastructure for block...

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Articles

Self-Sovereign Computing

ABSTRACT: Self-Sovereign Computing is a transformative paradigm designed to empower individuals to take command of their digital journey and to uphold t...

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Musings

Self-Sovereign Identity: 5 Years On

Musings of a Trust Architect is a series of articles by Life with Alacrity author and Blockchain Commons founder Christopher Allen that lays out some of the ...

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News

Blockchain Commons Joins COPA

To fulfill its commitment to open source and to a defensive patent strategy, Blockchain Commons has joined COPA, the Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance. ...

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Specifications

Deterministic CBOR Goes to IETF

If you’ll be at IETF 117, we hope you’ll join us for dCBOR discussions there on Monday July 24th. The CBOR meeting will be 17:30-18:30 July 24th (Session IV)...

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Introduction

Why CBOR?

Why CBOR? Blockchain Commons is dedicated to developing open-source technical specifications, reference implementations, and tooling that help developers ...

Gordian Envelope Use Cases Overview

Gordian Envelopes can be used to store and transmit information in a structured, privacy preserving way. By what does that mean? Following are examples of fo...

An Introduction to Gordian Envelopes

Gordian Envelope is a specification for the achitecture of a “smart document”. It supports the secure, reliable, and deterministic storage and transmission...

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Apps

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Salons

Silicon Salon 3 Call for Contributions

The Silicon Salon is Back for the New Year! Sign Up Now at Eventbrite Blockchain Commons will be facilitating Silicon Salon 3 in mid-January, tentatively...

Silicon Salon 2 Posted!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our second Silicon Salon, this one focused on Secure Boot, Supply-Chain Security, and Firmware Upgrades. Courtesy of s...

Announcing the Silicon Salon

What if semiconductor manufacturers made chips especially intended for crypto-wallets? That’s the topic of Blockchain Commons’ first Silicon Salon, which w...

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Courses

Learning Bitcoin Upgrades to v2.0

Blockchain Commons has recently released v2.0 of our Learning Bitcoin from the Command Line course. Visit the Course Support the Course Learning Bit...

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Libraries

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Community

Announcing Blockchain Discussion Forum

Blockchain Commons has been accepted into the new GitHub discussion program, allowing for more freeform discussions within the context of our GitHub repos. A...

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Partnerships

Blockchain Commons Joins COPA

To fulfill its commitment to open source and to a defensive patent strategy, Blockchain Commons has joined COPA, the Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance. ...

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Videos

Foremembrance Day 2024 Presentation

For Foremembrance Day 2024, Christopher Allen gave a Twitter Livestream discussing the tragedy of overidentification in The Netherlands in WWII, how France o...

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