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


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.
Nov
1
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)”?
Oct
2
comment Why is it not appropriate to appropriate?
I don't think it's correct to describe appropriate as "basically stealing". Taking without permission is only stealing if you intend to retain ownership of the thing appropriated and if you don't have an acceptable moral justification for taking ownership.
Oct
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
30
comment Correct pronoun: 'his' or 'their'?
"And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents." -- 2 Kings 14:12 (KJV). God said it, I believe it, that settles it.
Sep
18
comment LEDs and the correct pronunciation
@nohat I wonder just how accurate your test is. Many of your "a LED" hits may be false positives like "closed its series A led by a new" or "flasher has an integrated 2 A LED driver".
Sep
18
answered “housing” and “hosting”. Differences
Sep
18
answered Does “heuristic” have an antonym?
Sep
7
answered Using a comma after “that”
Sep
2
comment Is “am” ever proper English without an “I” somewhere before or after it?
Or, "Forgot the bread and am on my way back to the store."
Aug
31
answered What does the sentence mean?
Aug
27
comment Do I need a comma after landscaper?
It seems very awkward to me without a comma.
Aug
26
awarded  Generalist
Aug
25
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
25
awarded  Guru
Aug
25
awarded  Good Answer