Fwd: [Webinar] Decrypting the WannaCry ransomware: Why is it happening and (how) is it going to end?

Mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Wed May 17 14:07:34 PDT 2017

On 05/17/2017 09:19 AM, Steven Schear wrote:
> With the exception of Jim Bell, I consider myself one of the more
> significant cryptoanarchists.  I brought this up as there many statists in
> the blockchain community and they largely seek to hobble bitcoin (and other
> public blockchain currencies) to advantage their investments or achieve
> political ends.

OK, sorry. But adding /s to your question would have made it clearer.

> Warrant Canary creator
> On May 17, 2017 1:03 PM, "Mirimir" <mirimir at riseup.net> wrote:
>> On 05/17/2017 08:43 AM, Cecilia Tanaka wrote:
>>> On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 4:27 PM, Mirimir <mirimir at riseup.net> wrote:
>>>> On 05/17/2017 08:15 AM, Cecilia Tanaka wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 4:02 PM, Steven Schear <schear.steve at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>>>> Any bets on whether ending cryptocurrency (esp. bitcoin) privacy &
>>>>>> fungibility will be near the top of the discussions?
>>>>> Sorry, Steven, I don't know, but already asked them.  Sincerely hope
>> so.
>>>> You _hope so_?
>>>> Seriously?
>>>> That's a horrible idea.
>>> I said " I hope so" because it's important discussing these subjects
>>> too.  The privacy is being attacked in the whole world, unfortunately.
>>> :(
>> I suppose that it's good to discuss the issue.
>> Still, saying "ending cryptocurrency (esp. bitcoin) privacy &
>> fungibility" is an extremely offensive thing to say on this list. What
>> we need is to discuss how to _protect_ cryptocurrency privacy and
>> fungibility.
>>> Hmm...  Did I understand wrongly Steven's question, Mirimir?  Remember
>>> my English is pretty limited yet and I don't want to attack the
>>> privacy, only to discuss it.  :P
>> Sorry, Cecilia. I'm just touchy about this stuff.

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