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Re: SPSP protocol for multi currencies ledgers

From: Andrew Bransford Brown <andrewbb@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 15:43:25 -0500
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To: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Cc: David Nicol <davidnicol@gmail.com>, Evan Schwartz <evan@ripple.com>, Didier Martin <didierphmartin@hotmail.com>, "public-interledger@w3.org" <public-interledger@w3.org>
Do you know what the word 'dilettante' means (David's email)?

Andrew B. Brown
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On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 3:40 PM, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
wrote:

> +1 to David's points.
>
> I think what Evan is pointing out though is that the discovery of the
> various ledgers would likely happen in the setup/application layer protocol.
>
> We can preserve the single ledger/single currency abstraction and still
> support the use case.
>
>
> On 7 March 2017 at 20:10, David Nicol <davidnicol@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> As someone who has been a dilettante on this subject for ~25 years, I
>> believe that the right thing to do is as follows:
>>
>> Ledgers contain accounts. Accounts can represent anything denominated in
>> the currency of the ledger. a "ledger supporting multicurrencies account"
>> must be interpreted as multiple ledgers administratively linking one
>> account in each to the same identity.
>>
>> The alternative destroys fungibility within the "ledger" abstraction, and
>> would require breaking into per-currency "subledgers" anyway, so just don't.
>>
>>
>> David Nicol
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 4:35 AM, Andrew Bransford Brown <
>> andrewbb@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> As someone who has done the difficult thinking on this subject for ~15
>>> years,
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 4:15 AM, Evan Schwartz <evan@ripple.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Great question. We are definitely interested in supporting cases where
>>>> the receiver has multiple accounts on different ledgers. The main question
>>>> is what layer to address this at.
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 6:09 PM Didier Martin <
>>>> didierphmartin@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> As it becomes more and more current that ledgers (from some banks)
>>>>> support multicurrencies accounts,
>>>>>
>>>> --
>> "Have you taken yourself seriously today?" -- the gravity clown
>>
>
>
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