An American technical and political writer Timothy C. May, known as author of the “Crypto Anarchist Manifesto,” published in 1992, has passed away at his home in Corralitos, California at the age 67.
Lucky Green announced about May’s passing on Facebook, saying that his “dear friend” had passed away earlier this week.
“Death appears to be from natural causes pending autopsy. I.e. Tim did not die in a hail of bullets as so many who didn’t know Tim all that well and largely from his public writings had predicted,” Lucky Green wrote.
Cypherpunk legend and author of the “Crypto Anarchist Manifesto” worked as an electronic engineer and senior scientist at Intel in his early career. Displaying great prescience on how cryptography would ultimately come to the forefront of technology and society, he wrote in the “Crypto Anarchist Manifesto”:
“Interactions over networks will be untraceable, via extensive re- routing of encrypted packets and tamper-proof boxes which implement cryptographic protocols with nearly perfect assurance against any tampering.”