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mit-csail comments on NON-anonymity of bitcoin

From: Dave Lampton <dave.lampton@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:49:53 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHbN0eyte_52P_T8RJhx-L8yTQdw4F1=xz7-BPuQrZL2VVVZHQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
I thought this story may be of interest to some. It echoes a concept I've
heard repeated on a few occasions
in the crypto-currency space, stating the importance (for various reasons)
that "money should have no memory".
One might be able to argue that what Identity provides is more a detriment
than an advantage.
Are you tracking your spending or is it tracking you?

and in finding that reference to ZeroCash <http://zerocash-project.org/>,
it is a *protocol* btw! haha (as is BitCoin which I didn't realize either),
I'm now realizing ZeroCash is by far the closest thing I have found to my
ideas so far.
As usual plenty of other folks are way ahead.
Kinda takes the wind out of my sails, but frees up my time! ;-)
~Dave


*From: *Richard D Shyduroff <rdshydur@mit.edu>
*Subject: **[e-club] [e-club-mit] mit-csail comments on NON-anonymity of
bitcoin, plus additional readings & refs, many ...*
*Date: *June 12, 2014 at 1:06:51 PM EDT
*To: *e-club@mit.edu
*Cc: *ec074@mit.edu, ec075@mit.edu, sem095@mit.edu, ecs02@mit.edu,
sem089@mit.edu
*Reply-To: *e-club-officers@mit.edu

  WATCH OUT, BITCOIN - CSAIL RESEARCHERS HELP DEVELOP VIRTUAL CURRENCY
  THAT'S ACTUALLY ANONYMOUS ...

  http://www.csail.mit.edu/node/2246

and ref'g, among others' ...

  fergal reid & martin harrigan
  clique research cluster, complex & adaptive systems laboratory
  university college dublin, dublin, ireland

  chap-1: An Analysis of Anonymity in the Bitcoin System

  http:/ /arxiv.org/pdf/1107.4524.pdf?origin=publication_detail

please continue to send in your comments & suggested readings,

- r
.

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Dave Lampton
* @dave_lampton <https://twitter.com/dave_lampton>*
www.linkedin.com/in/davelampton/
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