[cryptography] (off-topic) Bitcoin is a repeated lesson in cryptography applications - was "endgame"

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Mon Feb 27 15:53:01 EST 2012

>> [Another key bitcoin flaw is that it's not particularly anonymous
>> in the face of NSA-level network surveillance.  Cash *is* (remains)
>> under these conditions.]

On 2012-02-27 10:26 PM, lodewijk andré de la porte wrote:
> Working on this. And the network problem.

What is the plan?

Seems to me that what bitcoin needs is banking layer on top of the 
bitcoin layer to issue chaumian coins, with bitcoins acting as gold for 
the banks as in free banking (with the potential for ponzis and bank 

Of course bitcoin banks are unavoidably capable of doing a ponzi, thus 
one should not keep bitcoins in them for very long periods.

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