Re: [Bitcoin-development] Reconsidering github

2014-08-20 Thread Wladimir
On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 3:26 AM, Troy Benjegerdes ho...@hozed.org wrote: If bitcoin wants to become irrelevant, then by all means, continue to depend on github and all the unknown attack surface it exposes. Those of us that do run our own servers will migrate to higher quality alternatives.

[Bitcoin-development] Proposal: PoW-based throttling of addresses (was: Outbound connections rotation)

2014-08-20 Thread Isidor Zeuner
Hi there, quote: [...] If two distinct transactions (with unrelated bitcoin addresses) come from the same set of 8 peers, the attacker can conclude that they originated from the same user. This gives another method (in addition to transaction graph analysis) for an attacker to link different

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Proposal: Encrypt bitcoin messages

2014-08-20 Thread Mike Hearn
I would be very happy if we upgraded the P2P protocol with MAC keys and a simple home grown encryption layer, because: 1. It's practically guaranteed that 5-eyes intelligence agencies are either systematically deanonymising Bitcoin users already (linking transactions to real world

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Proposal: PoW-based throttling of addresses (was: Outbound connections rotation)

2014-08-20 Thread Mike Hearn
Misbehaving addresses can have their connecting difficulty scaled up, which should make it uneconomic to try to DoS the usage of Tor exit nodes for connecting to Bitcoin. You can't solve DoS by requiring all clients to do complicated work, all that means is that weak clients (like users

Re: [Bitcoin-development] BIP: Custodial Identities

2014-08-20 Thread 21E14
Thank you for your feedback regarding Custodial Identities. I will address it to the mailing list for transparency. Think of it as a 1-of-2 multisig edge case where Custodian Identities are actively managed by the Bitcoin Assigned Custodial Identities Authority/Regional Bitcoin Custodial Identity