Hello, I am Pekka, and old-timer.
I started programming in 1979, got connected to the Internet in 1987, started working with computer security in 1988, and tried to launch a microcurrency just before the internet bubble burst in 2000.
I met with Matthew and Arthur last week.
I am now trying to dive deep into Holochain. As I started with crypto protocols back in 1992 or so, tried currency design in 1999 and then again lately, published a paper or two about trust and PoW in 1998–2001, worked 2002–2003 with Berkeley I3 (one of the first DHTs), and know a bit or two about things from weak consistency (especially CRDTs) to econophysics, my questions may be different from usual newbies here.
(As I have been to the Internet longer than Google, Google knows a tad too much about me. Feel free to check my credentials and reveal my student sins. And kindly forgive my arrogance. I’ve been in the Internet too long and perhaps forgotten the netiquette.)
So, please consider being warned and please bear with me once I get started with my questions. But I first need to learn how to behave here.
Also, if you feel like needing some opinionated background on the history of cryptocurrencies (since David Chaum in 1980s) or other ancient perspective, feel free to ask.