[Cryptography] GNU's "anonymous-but-taxable electronic payments system" Heh.

Ray Dillinger bear at sonic.net
Fri Jun 10 15:49:56 EDT 2016

On 06/09/2016 01:36 PM, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 1:34 PM, Ray Dillinger <bear at sonic.net> wrote:

>> Honestly, it would be better if software designers hadn't taken that
>> "ubiquitous network connectivity" thing to heart.  There is nothing
>> better for security and privacy (and in many cases functionality!)
>> than avoiding unnecessary connections.
> Maybe so.
> But preventing double spending pretty much makes some form of network
> connectivity a requirement.

Absolutely.  That's a prime example of an application which is
completely useless lacking information less than ten seconds old,
so it doesn't fall under the heading of "unnecessary."  It does
however fall under the heading of "necessarily private."


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