Digital Currency

Michael L Torrie torriem at chem.byu.edu
Mon Jul 2 11:29:59 MDT 2007


On Mon, 2007-07-02 at 13:27 -0400, Jonathan Ellis wrote:
> On 7/2/07, Michael L Torrie <torriem at chem.byu.edu> wrote:
> > I know this doesn't really answer your question, though.  But I guess
> > what I mean is maybe the specifics of encrypted digital currency aren't
> > that important.
> 
> The important thing is the concept of digital *cash* that, like paper
> cash, would be anonymous but secure.

Not going to ever happen, in my opinion.  The current system works very
well (Visa, Bank card networks), and the idea of allowing anonymous
digital transactions is not something that any country in the world is
keen to allow these days.

> 
> -Jonathan
> 
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