GnuPG 'Lottery' - 'fun' with 256 bit keys

Karl gmkarl at
Mon Nov 9 16:20:54 PST 2020

(honestly i am very confused by an assumption of discerning a private
key by hope for collision, as a normal thing without explanation or
reminder of some new change in technology or research making this
reasonable.  i can't tell what is real here.)

On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 7:17 PM Karl <gmkarl at> wrote:
> i haven't been following closely, but it seems to me that
> spam.trap.mailing.lists made a not-presently-debunked comparison
> between the difficulty of finding a useful collision (goes down with
> time: more keys to collide with) and the difficulty of solving the
> proof of work (goes up with time).
> the linked mailing list has no further posts.  i like to imagine
> everybody too busy making money by finding hash collisions, to post.
> usually hash collisions are unreasonable to find on a vps, of course.
> On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 7:07 PM grarpamp <grarpamp at> wrote:
> >
> > On 11/9/20, Stefan Claas <spam.trap.mailing.lists at> wrote:
> > > [Bitcoin...] not environment friendly due to high energy consumption?
> >
> > Your claim was already thoroughly and entirely debunked.
> > Please stop trying.

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