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Offline onceuponatime

Seen who's sponsoring Zerocoin?
« on: March 10, 2015, 08:22:16 PM »

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Offline bobmaloney

Re: Seen who's sponsoring Zerocoin?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 08:56:24 PM »

I'm sure there is a "reasonable" explanation - kind of reminds me of the Theranos Board of Directors:

*Edit: It looks like that DARPA contract FA8750-11-2-0211 funds quite a bit of cryptographic research

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Re: Seen who's sponsoring Zerocoin?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 04:16:23 AM »
"Zerocash guarantees users' privacy by providing "Zerocash payment transactions" that do not reveal the payment's origin, destination, or amount of any transaction. Any transaction is recorded in the ledger as a random-looking string that suffices to ensure the monetary invariants, yet is zero-knowledge: it reveals nothing beyond the fact that, somewhere, some valid transaction occurred."

So the fix is to take away the auditing capability of transactions?

They must have had one hell of a power point! :)
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Re: Seen who's sponsoring Zerocoin?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 02:18:53 PM »
All of our hard drives and phones have been backdoored, what's one more backdoor?  :-\

Yeah I was really behind Zerocoin protocol since it was first being discussed because of Matthew Green, but lost interest back when I saw the state's involvement.

I try not to support evil corporations as much as possible. 

Especially the kind that like to suppress free speech and claim that it's a problem. ;)


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Re: Seen who's sponsoring Zerocoin?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2015, 02:20:17 PM »
Don't get at which stage this is...Is this launched? can someone trade zerocash and if not is there an estimation of when?

Offline toast

Re: Seen who's sponsoring Zerocoin?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2015, 04:01:27 PM »
Actually, that's pretty sweet. DoD made tor too
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Re: Seen who's sponsoring Zerocoin?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2015, 10:26:14 AM »
 :o  lost interest when I saw the name "zero" .......

Bad mojo ..... 
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