Featured Articles and Writings of J. Orlin Grabbe
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Appeared as “Introduction to Digital Cash” in Liberty
(July 1998) and in the SIRS Renaissance data base (1999).
Basic concepts necessary to get started.
We gonna regulate, just as soon as we figure out what it is.
Speech to Libertarian Party of Colorado.
Secure credit card systems. iKP, SET, EMV, CyberCash, First Virtual, FBOI, BankNet, Open Financial Exchange.
Adventures in Prague. Debt-Credit systems. NetCheque, Netbill, and CyberCoin.
Digital cash systems. NetCash, Mondex, & Digicash ecash.
A digital cash system with real privacy. Consistency between the on-line & off-line systems.
The technology of Hayek’s dream.
Privacy and Cryptology
How Big Brother took over the financial system.
Your banker is a snitch. Money laundering law & digital cash.
We want to know where your money is and what you are doing with it.
The government’s grip on cryptology slips.
Memo from 1986 details NSC/DOJ plot to spy on banks.
Comments from architect of the PROMIS backdoor.
An NSA backdoor? Probably not, but Microsoft “security” is clearly a myth.
Public key cryptography and nuclear weapons.
How the NSA bugged international cryptography software.
Sandia National Laboratories create non-anonymous “anonymity.”
Global agreement on cryptography restriction.
The network linking US spook agencies.
Anonymous banking based on cryptography, not bankers & lawyers.
The mathematical details of the anonymous banking system.
How to exploit the hole in PGP.
Economics dictates that failure will always be the criterion of success.
This article explains the flaw and also gives you a Java cryptanalysis program so you can exploit the flaw yourself.
The Gold Market
Gold in the international financial system. The London Gold Fixing.
Spot gold trading. The London Bullion Market Association.
Gold lease and libor rates. The forward price of gold. Gold swaps.
The World Trade Center bombing and the gold market. Gold futures. Exchange for physicals.
Gold FRAs. Gold interest-rate swaps. Gold interest-rate guarantees.
Gold options. Options as insurance contracts.
Encryption by Example
Understand it by doing it yourself.
Articles available at Archive Org
Misc. Articles and Essays
Part 1-22 by the Magician
Speech given to the Eris Society in August 1993. Since reprinted in Liberty
(March 1994) and the SIRS Renaissance electronic data base (1995).
French translation of “In Praise of Chaos”
Music to your ears.
Appeared in The Laissez Faire City Times, Vol 1 No. 5, Nov. 29, 1997.
A personal memoir. Appeared in Laissez Faire City Times, Vol 5, No 2, Jan. 8, 2001.
A personal memoir. Appeared in Laissez Faire City Times, Vol 5, No 15, April 9, 2001.
Why the drug war succeeds by its failures.
Creating things, including software.
It there sanity left in the world after Sept. 11, 2001?
I have seen the future, and it’s by the Persian Gulf.
A night out in Dubai.
The secret history of Osama Bin Ladin’s U.S. tour.
Getting what you wish for.
Empathy with a great writer.
Published in Laissez Faire City Times, Vol 2, No 34, Oct 19, 1998.
Published in Laissez Faire City Times, Vol 2, No 35, Oct 26, 1998.
Published in Laissez Faire City Times, Vol 2, No 36, Nov. 2, 1998.
Problems in spiritual reckoning. Published in Liberty (August 1993)
Published in Laissez Faire City Times (November 1997).
How to Survive in the East Village. Appeared in Art Times (November 1992).
The relationship between sex and quantum mechanics. Generated some fan mail from physicists. First appeared in Beet #6 (Spring 1992).
Saving the world and saving oneself. Published in Liberty (May 1995).
Published in Laissez Faire City Times, Vol 3, no 40, Oct. 11, 1999.
Published in Laissez Faire City Times, Vol 3, no 42, Oct. 25, 1999.
Published in Laissez Faire City Times, Vol 3, no 46, Nov. 29, 1999.
Published in Liberty (May 1992). Published in Laissez Faire City Times, Vol 5, no 37, Sept. 3, 2001.
Published in Laissez Faire Electronic Times, Vol 1, no 19, June 24, 2002.