Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about cryptography advocates. Not to be confused with Cyberpunk. Until about the 1970s, cryptography was mainly practiced in secret by military or spy schneier bitcoin. In the late 1980s, these ideas coalesced into something like a movement.
In late 1992, Eric Hughes, Timothy C. The Cypherpunks mailing list was started in 1992, and by 1994 had 700 subscribers. At its peak, it was a very active forum with technical discussion ranging over mathematics, cryptography, computer science, political and philosophical discussion, personal arguments and attacks, etc. In early 1997, Jim Choate and Igor Chudov set up the Cypherpunks Distributed Remailer, a network of independent mailing list nodes intended to eliminate the single point of failure inherent in a centralized list architecture.