[Cryptography] The ultimate random source

Sampo Syreeni decoy at iki.fi
Fri Feb 14 17:22:44 EST 2014

On 2014-02-13, Joseph Ashwood wrote:

>> I have a solution to the random number generator problem that can be built 
>> for about $50 and is completely verifiable.
>> [shake a flask of candy, take a picture]

I wonder... Might there be a random process which actually *can* be 
verified? Say, something relying on quantum entanglement and the 
uncertainty principle? So that you could somehow both have a stream of 
random events and a separate verification stream which somehow lets you 
(statistically) prove, after the fact, that whatever the other guy got 
really was derived from a physically speaking indeterminate source?
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