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Re: Interledger Payments Community Group

From: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2015 17:09:55 -0700
To: public-webpayments@w3.org
Message-ID: <5615B453.1010703@sunshine.net>
On 10/6/15 7:29 AM, Adrian Hope-Bailie wrote:
> More information on the whitepaper and the problem are on
> http://interledger.org
>
> Adrian

An interesting concept that I found immediately attractive as being 
one that might be simple enough to be acceptable to all existing 
payment organizations, while at the same time expansive enough to 
solve many of the web payment dilemmas; particularly that it would 
apparently allow small-entity actors to become involved easily.

But having received Tim Holborn's post (on the credentials list) 
almost simultaneously with your yours -- his being about the dilemma 
of privacy needs versus the need for government and law-enforcement 
tracking -- I find I'm curious about the privacy and government 
regulations aspects of the interledger.

On skimming the White-paper I saw no direct reference to any sort of 
government tracking, although parts were very technical/mathematical 
and I may have missed it. I did see some references to privacy, but 
wasn't able to decode what it would mean in terms of privacy from 
corporate tracking, cookies, etc.

Do you know if the interledger, as proposed at this point, has 
considered these implications, in either or both of these directions: 
being tracked by governments when necessary, and not being tracked by 
corporations when not wanted?

Steven
Received on Thursday, 8 October 2015 00:10:30 UTC

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