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I am Chief Cryptographer at Ripple Labs (formerly OpenCoin) and one of the architects of the Ripple payment system.


Jan
24
answered is there any difference between 'it' and 'this' to these sentences?
Jan
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
21
revised Can I add a comma here just for “rhythm”?
added 50 characters in body
Jan
21
answered Is this a logically symmetric relation: “X must be consistent with Y”
Jan
21
answered Can I add a comma here just for “rhythm”?
Jan
21
comment Can I add a comma here just for “rhythm”?
It is much worse with the comma there. If you read it out loud, you'll find you can't pause there -- the meaning is lost. The end of the sentence becomes baffling -- By exploring human-guided systems ... what? Nothing?
Jan
21
comment Is there a name for this ambiguity problem or for the construction that solves it?
The simplest way to resolve the ambiguity is to insert "of" before "law".
Jan
21
comment Formal way to say “pay off”?
I like "I believe that the additional work load for the physicians will be justified by an increase in patient safety."
Jan
14
answered Is it proper to say “I earned -1 points today” when I lost 1 point?
Jan
14
answered Am I allowed to start a sentence with “Composed”?
Jan
14
answered Making questions in English
Jan
6
answered The expression “not so much”
Jan
6
answered Why is “safe haven” used so frequently, by those who should know better?
Jan
5
answered Is there a single word for the conjunction “and/or”?
Dec
28
answered “Do you want to live forever?”
Dec
28
comment “Do you want to live forever?”
To me at least, it's more, "Are you a bunch of cowards?". A soldier who fought as if he wanted to live forever would be a lousy soldier.
Dec
27
answered “Why wouldn't to use foo bar?”
Dec
24
answered Correct usage of 'was not having' or 'did not have'?
Dec
23
answered What's a “marauder”?
Dec
23
awarded  Quorum