Cryptocurrency: Blockchains As Global Code Repositories?
grarpamp at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 12:21:01 PDT 2022
Distributed uncensorable p2p code repositories, networks,
markets, exchanges, and coins... encryption, privacy... all
often mentioned as required elements of the crypto revolution.
Tornado.cash censorship a recent example of obvious need
for truly distributed uncensorable version control systems.
Git relies on a single point of failure authoritative rollup database repo,
git is not a truly distributed VCS, and its usability semantics break down
horribly when tasked to route around censorship by going into user-to-user
manual comms mode.
A true DVCS might end up achieving consensus over the state of the database.
Distributed VCS and distributed filesystems and distributed databases,
all similar problems.
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