[cryptome] Re: 1st British Bitcoin Exchange due to open

  • From: John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:29:58 -0400

Odd that Bitcoin users believe its anonymity features, as though
exchanges occur in the untappable, invisible, untrackable byways
of neutrinos.

What better way to track bitcoin users than anonymizing bitcoins.

Recalls the case of Crypto-AG being rigged by NSA to spy on its crypto
machines. Or Tor and Snowden implementing digital Crypto-AGs.

Still, biblical faith in unverifiable protection is as ancient as authority
warnings of enemies at the gate, in the soul, in the private parts.

Not to mention invention of money and taxes conjoined to
mortality: death taxes a great way to assure filled tills.

But no authority can survive without porn, liquor and gambling.
And heavy-handed alarms about their danger if not carefully
controlled to assure dependency on defiance of authority.

Cheating humans is supremely human.

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