Block 286 and Satoshi’s Coins

On Jan 14th, 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto sent me 25.0 BTC in a single transaction. The address that my wallet provided to receive the bitcoin was: I have previously published in 2013 the entirety of my email correspondence with Satoshi. The intent to send me “some coins” was documented in an email from “Satoshi Nakamoto <satoshi@vistomail.com>” […]

Faketoshi Craig Wright Lies Exposed

Last week, notorious Faketoshi Craig Wright took the stand in the @hodlonaut vs. Craig Wright trial in Norway. While on the stand giving his testimony, Craig Wright was being questioned by his counsel about sharing “early” pre-release versions of the whitepaper and code, and asked “did you share the code at any state or discuss […]

Twitter Cryptoasset Trading Bot (TCTBot)

While pandemic-distancing, I’ve been spending a lot of time at home behind my computer.  Given that I haven’t written any code in probably close to a decade at this point, I decided to spend some of my available time relearning a programming language and coding up some simple projects.  The first of these projects is […]

Buying the Dip

If you’ve been following cryptoassets like Bitcoin or other altcoins for long, you’ve probably heard the phrase “buy the dip”, but may not know exactly what this means.  You might assume it means “buy when the price goes down”, and for the most part you’d be right, but depending on your personal cryptoasset strategy, what […]

BitDraw ICO

This public announcement is to inform the public that Trammell Ventures recently came across an ICO listed on ICObench called ‘ bitdraw.online.’ Many of you may recognize the name “BitDraw” or “bitdraw.com” as it was a site created by Dustin D. Trammell (aka I)ruid and I}ruid), CEO of Trammell Ventures, years ago as an online […]

I Am Not Satoshi

There has been a lot of speculation recently regarding whether or not I am Satoshi Nakamoto, the infamous creator of Bitcoin, and more recently whether or not a Bitcoin address which I control was used to fund the Silk Road marketplace.  I would like to address these two issues now and hopefully put them to […]

REcon 2012

I’ve just recently returned from REcon 2012 and while I heard a couple people express that they had “heard” that some people were more disappointed with this year’s conference compared to prior ones, I personally really enjoyed it and felt it was the best one yet.  I saw and enjoyed more of the lectures this […]

ExploitHub

A few years ago, following the failure of WabiSabiLabi’s 0day auction site, I gave some thought to how to create a public marketplace for exploits that actually works.  Obviously given the example of WabiSabiLabi and a little common sense that any vulnerability researcher worth their salt would know, you can’t have a public market for […]

TSA Lectures, Lies, and Rude, Dismissive Behavior

On a recent trip to Orlando, I opted out of the full-body scan at AUS, as I always do at every airport security checkpoint.  While waiting for my pat-down, I was lectured by the TSA gate agent about how safe they are, was subsequently questioned about my cellphone use as a radiation exposure comparison, and […]

Toronto, October 2010

This post was originally entitled “SecTor 2010”, however I never actually attended the conference, so it’s not really about the conference but rather my short stay in Toronto during the SecTor 2010 conference.