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Tim May: Original Crypto Anarchist Who Was Displeased With Crypto Hype

Author of the “Crypto Anarchist Manifesto” has passed away at 67.

Timothy C. May, co-founder of the cypherpunk activist movement and author of “The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto” has passed away at the age of 67.

That information was first shared on Dec. 15 by alleged cypherpunk member Lucky Green via Facebook. According to Green, May had most likely died of natural causes earlier last week at his home in Corralitos, California, although autopsy results are still pending.

May is known as the author of “The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto” — published in 1988 — in which he predicted some elements of currently existing decentralized cryptocurrencies. However, the cypherpunk ideologist was not happy with where virtual currencies and blockchain were headed, as per his latest interviews.

Libertarianism, work at Intel and the “BlackNet” concept

May was born in 1951 in San Diego. He exhibited libertarian tendencies…

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2018-12-18 09:56:00

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