Cryptocurrency: Voluntary Japan - Talks with re Bitcoin Cash BCH, Voluntaryism

Zenaan Harkness zen at
Thu Nov 1 15:26:42 PDT 2018

On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 07:49:43PM -0700, Steven Schear wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2018, 12:32 AM juan <juan.g71 at> wrote:
> >         well, btc could be used privately if the internet were not the
> > biggest spy machine ever created. Although bitcoin doesn't have special
> > mechanisms for privacy in the protocol, it doesn't have any mechanisms to
> > identify users either. The privacy problems in bitcoin stem from the
> > privacy problems on the interweb and the surveillance state.
> Two BTC wallets, Samourai and Stashcrypto, implement the BIP47 protocol for
> Payment Channels. They offer payments and communications between Alice and
> Bob which cannot observe by Eve.

"cannot be observed" - how does this square with the "public ledger"?

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