Hi there! I'm Jeffrey Paul (sometimes known as @sneak), a American-born hacker and researcher living in Berlin, Germany.
I'm particularly passionate about consensual, voluntary interactions and censorship resistant publishing and payments. It's impossible to directly perform violence via IP packets, which means a neutral internet rapidly approaches the ideal solution for humans to participate freely and consensually in the marketplace of ideas. Steem is a huge and important step toward that goal of free and unrestricted access to publishing and information for all human beings.
I've been hacking on networks, systems, code, and crypto for about twenty years, and writing and speaking and consulting on cryptocurrencies since 2009.
In the process I founded a nonprofit "freenet" provider of mail and hosting services to artists and musicians, a small and focused consulting organization, and a cryptocurrency recovery key service. An expert in real-world engineering solutions, development methodologies, cutting edge ops, monitoring, and modern information security practices, I've worked extensively in varied engineering and technical leadership roles safeguarding extremely high-value information and the reliability of critical services for companies specializing in markets like payment card processing, secure communications, and financial services.
I've just discovered Steem in the last few weeks, and I couldn't be more excited to participate (in all of: the development, the p2p network/blockchain, and the content/community)!
Follow me here to keep up on my security and engineering work around Steem. Here's a little taste from the last few days:
I founded EEQJ in 2009. A small and flexible consulting organization, EEQJ specializes in working with startups and medium enterprises to identify, remediate, and prevent information security errors in critical business processes, as well as emergency incident response to help companies safeguard their customer information and quickly get securely back on their feet after a breach.
We've worked with almost all of the market-leading companies in Bitcoin, and look forward to connecting as vendors, friends, and allies with the wider cryptocurrency market as it develops. Get in touch! We're friendly, expert, and always happy to help out the community in any way we're able.
I co-founded keytern.al last year in collaboration with BitGo, the leading provider of secure, multi-sig wallets for Bitcoin.
Trusted by 100,000 bitcoin users and counting, we keep backup keys safe for multi-sig wallet users, freeing them from the hassle of generating, storing, and safely backing up a recovery key to protect their funds, and ensuring that such supremely important keys are always handled with the utmost in professional, expert care.
Contacting Jeffrey Paul
gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-key 5539AD00DE4C42F3AFE11575052443F4DF2A55C2
- Personal: https://sneak.berlin
- Jeffrey Paul on LinkedIn
- @sneakdotberlin on Twitter
- @sneak on GitHub
- @sneak on Keybase
- User:sneak on Wikipedia
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Other Interesting Projects
Financing The Revolution
In 2011 I spoke at the Chaos Communications Camp about censorship-resistant payments as an essential prerequisite for a free society, with a focus on the usefulness of then-underground Bitcoin. :)
Let's Talk Bitcoin Interview
In New York in 2013 I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Adam B. Levine of the excellent Let's Talk Bitcoin podcast about the effects of state-sponsored spying and the circumstances surrounding end-user key safety.
My First Post On Steem
Today, I made my very first blog entry on Steem and I welcome and encourage your feedback, positive or negative or otherwise: 😊