-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Given the recent news about Chainanalysis (https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/2yvy6b/a_regulatory_compliance_service_is_sybil/), and other companies who are disrupting the Bitcoin network (https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/2we0d9/in_an_unrelated_thread_a_bitcoin_dev_claimed/copzt3x) it might be worth reviewing the terms of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and similar legislation in other countries.
Although it's not possible to stop network attacks by making them illegal, it's certainly possible to stop traditionally funded companies from engaging in that activity. Note there exist no VC-funded DDoS as a service companies operating openly. It's also worth discussing ways to make the responsibilities of network peers more explicit in the protocol, so that when an entity decides to access the network for purposes other than for what full node operators made connection slots available that behavior will be a more obvious violation of various anti-hacking laws. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIcBAEBAgAGBQJVA0IFAAoJECpf2nDq2eYjp0IP+wVsW69xOpFIX4yRTHrEQYh7 MCPM7OTkIay/O13TSewbxTRPww9Z6vOpmrDkFlWGYKyrLWyqUGwcKqOscE8r3P3U xdV5ACppol5HXra/bykxuaXJWF/yTM7PybFNQ2Ary0X41CFrOUITsO8SwWDl8jBu GtRgbWdALA6IQeeRLVQmMo3zC/uShOplOh/HrS2z9ZtXSm3rNkLzhnUWfznbixb0 9C1yvIM5VOwoNcRKt7uoX6cl4mFsBO3Gfjz4rr5gABerTltBlRk4c3jnUDUlQiFC cppX9eaEYMLR7y0gHWnmzWcFW7LFwMR2isyJ79O2cpUpYNzbfp0fWetM1WVAMFSK 7hyUlwVx4WgaVRT5hDb6QPHHvzCYjYq+19+9/uChh9P3s3QkKuFJUVYwHQ+wnruK hPS3/vb7Tmt1eLTUeno4RRyJJ7likHsNA2bxWSG9rDezTownkSVZe2BQh3GIZOBg H8Nu2IDWK4pHJaCiswW4jfDsucuYiP7978p8ZFbZbymeflsXz1qyUHSVm9kngfZn sYUK4rgRsdrPpong0nqlmWcQW3VgmNO1tw5gmUqWTxQLnrCxgqnSdT7srzAw1ZaS YIAaB1rBy8k7QyDCOyIsIV+n1H26ZBa8PrqdRExlz6PuWcywjuEbcIfEl9QSURA+ pLuNJ+uQN+JBjKokmaSQ =ZO1/ -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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