[Cryptography] Securing cryptocurrencies

Ryan Carboni ryacko at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 17:40:34 EDT 2015

> It's worth considering that Bitcoin's SHA256 proof-of-work *is*
> performing some very usful mathematical research with real-world
> implications that answers the following question:
>     Is SHA256 broken?

I'm not in a position to bet currently, and it's a bet best done through
the Long Bets foundation, but I believe SHA256 will not have a malicious
collision in the next hundred years.

It's a modern hash function designed when hash function design finally
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