I'm at a loss to explain the poor community engagement on this thread.
Maybe I'm just not eloquent enough. Hopefully it isn't that nobody cares.
Advancing without any sort of privacy means enabling those crooks to easily conduct mass surveillance and economic repression on all of us. Together with the war on consciousness and mass surveillance (of which this behaviour is a subset), economic repression stands to become one of the big issues of our time.
As Hayek properly identified in his 'Road to Serfdom', once the state is able to tell you what you can and cannot buy, they effective have control the populations' life.
I am particularly surprised that BM chose to unilaterally and without warning remove any and all privacy features from 2.0 given his past libertarian writings. The right of the individual to conduct his life free of interference from the state is one of the core foundations of libertarianism (not bashing at you, man, just saying).
It could just be that there is so much going on now that this has been pushed into the background. That I can understand. Getting 2.0 out and as bug-free as possible should definitely be a priority over (re)implementing privacy.
But please, do not completely forget this very important topic. If BitShares is set to become one of the major players in the industry, then going forward without the possibility of privacy is very much akin to Google, as the lead direction of one of the most used browsers, forcing all encryption in the browser to be easily cracked - deliberately weakening the technology so that control freaks can spy on all of us.To protect us, of course.
Increasingly, we live in times of repression, where far too often little to no added security is traded for losses of civil rights . In my opinion this repression is not conductive to a free society. And I value freedom very highly.
These have no place in a free society:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Data_Centerhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_surveillance_in_the_United_Stateshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boundless_Informanthttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XKeyscorehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_641Ahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_surveillance#Financial_payments_monitoring
(and, unfortunately, etc etc etc..)
All of this has to stop.
I love freedom.
I hope you all do too.
Then we could do something about it together.