Author Topic: Quick Poll for turning "OFF" Tx history within the GUI  (Read 1312 times)

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Offline emailtooaj

Just to be clear, I'm not advocating this as a permanent fix or solution.  I'm just suggesting that the gui gets turned off or modified so people don't need to worry about prying eyes...knowing that this is in no way stealth or completely private.  Just a reassuring notion that people will need to work harder to gain/view that same tx info.

Another way to view this...
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It seemed a good idea at first but now I'm thinking more about it, I changed my mind.

That would divided people in two categories, the ones more techy who use the command line and have access to the info and the rest who don't have access or simply think that their info is not available for others.





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It feels wrong .. simply because the data is there (at least on the blockchain level) and people need to know that the data is there ..

What you propose is called "Security through obscurity" and I consider it bad practise

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It feels wrong .. simply because the data is there (at least on the blockchain level) and people need to know that the data is there ..

What you propose is called "Security through obscurity" and I consider it bad practise

Is it ok to ask you if you are in the camp of waiting for stealth transactions?
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It feels wrong .. simply because the data is there (at least on the blockchain level) and people need to know that the data is there ..

What you propose is called "Security through obscurity" and I consider it bad practise

Offline emailtooaj

Hey everyone,

I had this discussion earlier with someone regarding "privacy" on the blockchain and though I've had this thought before,  why not just "turn off" the ability for anyone to just peep into someone's account history at the GUI level??
Or at the very least make it very ambiguous?
Like... 100 BTS Sent/Received on 12/3/2015 
or  100 BTS transferred in/out 12/3/2015

Let me be clear... I'm only stating this could/should be done when people are looking at OTHER people's accounts,  not within their own.
If I have my own wallet unlocked I would obviously like seeing the full TX history details showing/listed,  as they currently show in the GUI.

Me personally, this could be a more comfortable way going about some privacy until STEALTH TX's can get fully implemented in the back end of the block chain.
Hell, this simple change could make people want to start using their wallets more frequently???    Could be just me, but it seems things are a bit "stagnant" at the moment in the BTS ecosystem?

Anywho... My view is this,  I don't mind people knowing what I have... I do mind that other people can easily see who I transact with.  If someone is really, really, really hell bent to know "where" my money went and to whom,  then let them take the extra steps/time to go through a command line (if that's possible? IDK?) to find that information out.

This is simple curiosity on my part as to why I published this poll... just to see if there's any others who share my same line of thinking.  :P


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