How Cryptography Redefines Private Property

What is Property?

Property never has been abolished and never will be abolished. It is simply a question of who has it. And the fairest system ever devised is one by which all, rather than none, [are] property owners. — A. N. Wilson

Plato (427–347BC) and Aristotle (384–322BC)

Public-Key Cryptography

End of an era: the Enigma machine — image by LukaszKatlewa, CC 3.0

Privately-Owned Digital Goods: An Oxymoron?

Digital signatures using public-private key pair — image courtesy of Wikipedia, CC 4.0

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