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Re: The best defense is a good offense. Was: Re: Silk Road gossip



On Sat, 13 Oct 2018 21:02:50 +0000 (UTC)
jim bell <jdb10987 AT yahoo.com> wrote:
  
> Fortunately, the advent of the Ethereum/Augur prediction system would likely allow this kind of protection system to be implemented in the relatively near future. 

> They need to change their policies a bit, allowing the rewarding of very specific 'predictors', and also implement guaranteed crypto-secured anonymity for awards, 


	It seems to me that anonymous communications is a building block that is still missing. 

	Now, Chaum has a new cryptocoin :

	https://elixxir.io/ 

	I don't know how good it is, or if it's even working (seems not), but if you take a look at their 'technical brief' you'll see they use a mixnet. My half educated guess is that only high latency mixnets may provide good enough anonimity.

	So, I was wondering, maybe it would make sense to get some bitcoin millonaire to fund some sort of mixnet? Such a project seems like a good fit for somebody like Roger Ver? What do you think Jim? Maybe you could sell the idea to him? 




> as I forecast in my AP essay in 1995-96..  
>                                  Jim Bell
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