Or are you saying that by having the privacy tech implemented from the get go, the government will become habituated to it and be less likely to consider banning it than if the system becomes a success and then we finally decide to implement the privacy tech?
Yeah this, maybe it wasn't the best way to get my point across.
My thinking is that if BitShares was mainstream tomorrow, and everyone and her grandma was using it because some government decided to issue a gov-coin UIA - suggesting implementing strong privacy features could earn you an intense media frenzy of "terror terror terror" and resistance to its implementation.
Obviously that's not not likely to happen before privacy is implemented but I don't want to see these things left to chance.
Would a media frenzy be able to sway shareholder vote? I guess what I'm getting at is are the majority of shareholders here for the principles or not?
Once DPOS 2 is up and running and everything is subject to shareholder approval I think it should be ok, but we're not there yet and one major feature I expected from bts was basic privacy.
Could a major govt buy stake + bribery money to steer bts in their own direction?
I don't know if these are rational questions or not but getting them publicly answered can only be a good thing
I do understand that it's very very hard to maintain privacy and perhaps I am making a mountain out of a molehill.
I just really don't want BitShares to drift from it's principles of freedom from tyranny