Socialist Shill Announces Launch of Third Key Solutions

Andreas Antonopulus announced the launch of Third Key Solutions of which he is the Chief Technical Officer. The start-up is a Bitcoin "best practices" consultancy, which aims to set up an infrastructure for Bitcoin companies to establish policies and enforcements for the handling of funds. The consultancy provides services revolving around the management of funds with multi-signature addresses as described in a summary on their website:

You don't really need Third Key Solutions. Multi-sig is easy-peasy. Just work out an M-of-N plan that makes you secure without exposing you to the risk of losing all your money. Build offline key-generation computers with carefully controlled operating systems and software stacks under strictly documented protocols.

The partial patronizing summary is only the froth of the poison that is being sold. Third Key Solution truly believes they are capable of consulting an institution which handles the same volume of funds such as MPEx which as of this publication transacted 29,691 BTC worth of trades in the past 30 days and has a public depository address that has received an all time total of 168,633 BTC in its lifetime. The above summary implicitly claims expertise in air gapping computer systems although the security chapter in Antonopulus' book Mastering Bitcoin makes no mention of generating a Bitcoin private key offline on a computer that has been air gapped, or the process of creating a raw transaction on an air gapped machine to broadcast from a full node. Reminiscent of C4's attempt at standardization without permission, Third Key Solution's services may prove more poisonous to their clientèle by attempting to render services without the necessary competencies.

5 thoughts on “Socialist Shill Announces Launch of Third Key Solutions

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  1. Derpopulus? Same guy who got scammed on localbitcoins with fake dollar bills? Same guy who locked himself out of an encrypted hard drive because he forgot the password? Same guy who promoted the Neo & Bee scam?

    *gets out popcorn*

    This gunna be good.

  2. Some people are still stuck in the problems of 2013 :

    Problem 4 : Permeating all the foregoing and sufficiently so to become a problem in its own right is the incredible arrogance of the recently liberated corporate slaveboisxi working as independent coders. Seriously, start working on the BTC securities trade system of the future without ever having worked for MPEx, without having humbly presented your inept ideas to the most grandiose master Mircea Popescu (ie, me), without anything like that ? O, why, because you're a special little trainflake of brilliance and genius who can ? Really ?

    The only difference between Anpopoderpulous and random kid in Nigeria is the given name. Otherwise, both will have to spend the year reading logs and getting the basics of their Bitcoin presence sorted should they ever decide to actually participate in Bitcoin.

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