Lava Lamp Crypto

Cloudflare uses lava lamps to generate random numbers for cryptography. Here’s a technical explanation. And here’s a video explaining it less technically.

Author: Michael Swaine

Michael Swaine is a writer and editor. He helped launch the first personal computer newsweekly, InfoWorld. He co-authored Fire in the Valley, the seminal tech history book on which the movie Pirates of Silicon Valley was based. He was editor-in-chief of Dr. Dobb’s Journal and has written for and edited several other magazines. His latest creation is PragPub magazine.