[Cryptography] Satoshi's Trump Card

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Sat Jul 1 01:06:15 PDT 2017

> Please don't spam this mailing list with word salad proclamations.

On the contary...

In "trusted" / distributed cryptographic systems, especially digital
currencies, the issues of things like witheld keys, founders BDFL
influence, premining, early miners, ICO raison, DAO / voting rulesets,
possibility of [theft / rubberhose access, change of philosophy]
subversion of or by bulk stakeholders, and more... illustrate a very
real risk, or benefit, as may be one's point of view or choice of words...
and very much should be considered both in design stages, and
regarding any currently deployed implementations.

"[DC's] must be robust against even armed aggressors."
As / And such agressors or benefactors may come from
least expected locations, including from the ashpile.

And be they collated into one, or discreetly spread, there are
many [ash]piles of potentially activist coin...

Consideration of links out to places and papers that at least in
part are proposing new assemblages of crypto primitives to solve things
like scaling and other issues... those tech codes / algos / protocols
would benefit from examination as well. With even the social commentary
present being indicative of their underlying importance.

People might like devoting analysing / proofing those new crypto tech,
even their clearly present social and political issues,
instead of boring quarterly rehashing oft baked and done RNG topics.

""On topic" discussion includes technical aspects of cryptosystems,
social repercussions of cryptosystems, and the politics of


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