Cryptocurrency: Crypto Privacy, DEX, Overlay Integration, and Security Needed (ex: Silk Road)

grarpamp grarpamp at
Fri Apr 12 14:59:45 PDT 2019

> opsec

Though not impossible, it's ridiculously hard for people to
manage all sorts of endeavours securely. Not least since
today's widely used overlay networks are all still subject
to Traffic Analysis and Sybil. Regardless, they are meant
to provide end to end encryption and other abstractions
that are helpful to privacy.

People have a hard time keeping even their central Fiat
bankcorp accounts secure on their phones. And while
they can choose central FiatCoin cryptocurrencies,
same problem there.

Then there are all the bugs in even opensource wallets.
And lack of UI, training, etc.

However reasonable security is possible.

It will be interesting to see what fraction of people
choose the distributed "be your own bank" and
mining model of real cryptocurrencies.

That is up to you teaching and showing them the way.

Otherwise there is no point, just stay with FiatCoin.

> tumble the coins

Those exist. Yet one area that still hasn't seen any significant
entrants in the network overlays are non-fiat cryptocurrency
exchanges. At least until true DEX's hit the scene, and though
they would be central points, there could easily be be any
number of such exchanges running there.

They actually serve good and very legitimate purposes...
So that spending cash for a can of soup doesn't disclose other
purchases, clothing, fuel, gifts, etc, or your financial positions
to others, not least to protect you from becoming a theft target.
True privacy coins will take that function over from weaker methods.
And for simple exchanges where needed, just as tourists do
today at any corner market, Yen to Euros to a nice dinner.
This function will always be needed, and should be just
as private.

All coins that do not utilize cryptographically strong privacy
are lesser in function and adoption potential and utility than
even the Metals and Fiat cash humanity has used since time
began. They are an affront, an oversight, a mistake.

Today with ZK Proofs, strong coin mixes, overlays, TLS, etc,
coins that fail to implement at least some privacy methods,
even if default on with selectable off, start to look really
suspect and totally irresponsible to their users... they're
offering less than Metals or Cash do... thus are shitcoins,
and should be publicly called out for it.

Privacy is a basic human right for all, required for humanity
as we know it to function. These services and privacy coin
capabilities need to be created and widely adopted
throughout the cryptocurrency space as soon as possible.

Without it, you'll lose the historic chance you've been given,
and be stuck with FiatCoin forever. It should be obvious
how badly that would suck.

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