[Cryptography] cryptocurrency scripting language

Ray Dillinger bear at sonic.net
Tue Nov 15 16:30:00 EST 2022

Representations that cryptocurrency scripting languages are 
'cryptographically secure' do not mean the same thing that users care 
about when they want to know something is 'secure.'

There is never a guarantee that a script whose exact behavior is unknown 
or unknowable to someone will not be run by them. And that guarantee is 
necessary for a scripting language to be 'secure' in the sense 
meaningful to users.

Making real-world security depend on an expectation that users can 
always recognize a script intended to rip them off is so unrealistic and 
irresponsible that it borders on malicious.

QED, no version of any cryptocurrency scripting language worth thinking 
about has ever been secure and none ever will be.

Users have lost billions, and the losses continue year after year.


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