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BTC☆LTC — Coin of the Realm, seen in Si Valley… well, until steganography cripples the current build

February 2nd, 2017 | by BTC News
BTC☆LTC — Coin of the Realm, seen in Si Valley… well, until steganography cripples the current build
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BTC☆LTC — Coin of the Realm, seen in Si Valley… well, until steganography cripples the current build
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Digital files can be uploaded to the bitcoin blockchain, to be propagated with every transaction, and critically, in the current implantation, they can not be removed by anyone. As an early proof of principle, a picture was permanently inserted in 2011.

Now imagine that illegal content is inserted by someone (presumably from a geography where it is not illegal by international jurisdiction). From that point on, every participant will be trafficking in that illegal content, knowingly once the word gets out. So, the question becomes: what kind of content would motivate enforcement of the law, and/or public rejection of the system? DMCA and munition (encryption code) export violations are not quite motivating enough. Perhaps child porn or denigrating cartoons of Allah would do the trick in certain cultures. Anyone using bitcoin would be trafficking in these steganographically encoded images.

What am I missing? (And clearly, some people would not care about any of this; my question is whether this easy act would cripple mainstream adoption)

Meanwhile, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bitcoin!
Today is six years from the first block.

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