Bitcoin, financial cryptography and payment systems

Ian Grigg’s Financial Cryptography blog (FC) is one of the best sources on (alternative) payment systems. In terms of calling out risks and issues with the Bitcoin currency and market, Ian Grigg’s papers have been a hit and a miss. Bitcoin and Gresham’s Law has been thoroughly beaten by the Bitcoin mining crowd that has kept up to date with technology advances and didn’t focus solely on the potential economic issues of the emerging market. Despite the technology making the main point of the paper moot, it is still a good paper to read.