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Crypto Anarchist Manifesto Author Tim May Dies of Natural Causes, Report

Timothy C. May, the co-founder of pro-cryptography group Cypherpunks, has reportedly died of natural causes.

Cypherpunks co-founder Timothy C. May has reportedly died of natural causes, a Facebook eulogy posted by cypherpunk Lucky Green stated Dec. 15.

In his social media post, Green informed:

“Word has reached me that my dear friend, co-conspirator in many things and for many years, fellow Freedom Fighter Tim May passed away earlier this week at his home in Corralitos, California.”

May is the author of “The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto,” published in 1992, in which he seemingly predicted some elements of currently existing decentralized cryptocurrencies:

“The State will of course try to slow or halt the spread of this [cryptography-based] technology, citing national security concerns, use of the technology by drug dealers and tax evaders, and fears of societal disintegration.”

However, May also admitted in…

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2018-12-17 03:04:00

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