Bitcoin Q&A: Key management and inheritance planning

How does the average person solve the “$5 wrench problem” / prevent rubber-hose cryptanalysis? What is the easiest way to do a multi-signature or multi-factor set-up? Could timelocks and smart contract solutions be used for inheritance issues? The technology and educational resources around key management need to mature first. There needs to be a pragmatic balance between legal and technical plans, with human-based processes and controls. Take an entrepreneurial perspective and you will help overcome the barriers to adoption!

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The XKCD comic I referenced: https://www.xkcd.com/538/

These questions are from the September and October Patreon Q&A sessions, the HoshoCon event, and the Seattle ‘Internet of Money’ tour event, which took place on September 29th, October 27th, October 11th, and November 10th 2018 respectively.

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MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9

Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://amzn.to/2ykmXFs

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://amzn.to/2IIG5BJ

Translations of THE INTERNET OF MONEY:
Spanish, ‘Internet del Dinero’ (v1) – https://amzn.to/2yoaTTq
French, ‘L’internet de l’argent’ (v1) – https://www.amazon.fr/Linternet-largent-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/2856083390
Russian, ‘Интернет денег’ (v1) – https://www.olbuss.ru/catalog/ekonomika-i-biznes/korporativnye-finansy-bankovskoe-delo/internet-deneg
Vietnamese, ‘Internet Của Tiền Tệ’ (v1) – https://alphabooks.vn/khi-tien-len-mang

MASTERING ETHEREUM (Q4): https://amzn.to/2xdxmlK

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