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I am Chief Cryptographer at Ripple Labs and one of the architects of the Ripple payment system.


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awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
28
answered Invoices status, Invoices statuses, Invoices' status or Invoices' statuses
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25
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
25
comment Why is it a good idea to avoid 'like' in English?
@Kris Yes, the OP was explaining his assumption before asking if his assumption was correct. My answer is that it is probably not. How did you understand the question? What did you think the OP was asking?
Nov
25
comment Why is it a good idea to avoid 'like' in English?
@Kris The question is why a reporter would advise against using the word 'like'. The questioner makes an assumption about why and is curious if their assumption is correct. My answer is that their assumption is not correct. They close with "Does anyone know why 'like' shouldn't be used and in what contexts it's invalid?" which I answer.
Nov
25
comment Why is it a good idea to avoid 'like' in English?
@Kris I read it, and even watched the video. I'm pretty sure it was this use of "like" that was being talked about. If you disagree, please explain why.
Nov
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revised Why is it a good idea to avoid 'like' in English?
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Nov
25
comment Why is it a good idea to avoid 'like' in English?
Well, like, that's probably, like, what the reporter was, like, talking about. Y'know?
Nov
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answered Why is it a good idea to avoid 'like' in English?
Nov
25
comment Difference between “illusion” and “delusion”
@HussainAkhtarWahid Neither. That's just an incorrect conclusion drawn from limited information.
Nov
25
answered Difference between “illusion” and “delusion”
Nov
23
comment Starting a sentence with because
@Kris It's just a subjective style judgment on my part.
Nov
23
comment Starting a sentence with because
It's fine as is, but if you worry about silly nitpickers, you can change "Because" to "Since" or "As". (They're both worse, but you avoid the nitpickers.)
Nov
17
comment Correct usage of 'but for'?
To poop with, of course!
Nov
15
comment “Dedicated”, “intended”, or something else in “tomorrow is dedicated for the registration”
I think saying "tomorrow will be dedicated" sounds sloppy when you mean that tomorrow already has been dedicated and are not referring to any future act of dedication.
Nov
15
comment Proper verb to denote 'consistent-ize'
I like regularize.
Nov
15
comment “Dedicated”, “intended”, or something else in “tomorrow is dedicated for the registration”
They are describing the present status of tomorrow. Saying "tomorrow will be dedicated" means some future act will dedicate tomorrow when in fact it is already dedicated.
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answered What is the difference between 'speculative', 'hypothetical' and 'conjectural'?
Oct
24
answered “Verify with me” vs. “verify for me”
Oct
3
answered What is the proper preposition for “(job title) in / at / of (company name)”?