A stab at the sealer in E

Ben Laurie ben@algroup.co.uk
Tue, 09 Nov 1999 17:26:39 +0000

"Mark S. Miller" wrote:
> At 09:53 PM 11/8/99 , hal@finney.org wrote:
> >Also, your Vat to Vat protocol does not try to camouflage traffic
> >patterns; although the data is encrypted, an eavesdropper can determine
> >when communications occur, and how much data is sent.
>  From talking to Ian Goldberg, I believe Pluribus would be perfectly happy to
> live on top of the Freedom network.  Pluribus does nothing for
> untraceability.  Freedom (from our point of view) does nothing but
> untraceability.  These seem like orthogonal composable parts of the puzzle.
> Our standard high security scenario for analyzing possible risk should
> therefore probably be Pluribus on Freedom (assuming ZKS open sources it),
> and users who consider the untraceability of value.  I don't want to blow
> this kind of value elsewhere in the architecture.
> Btw, an I using the right terminology?  I would say that E/Pluribus provides
> pseudonymity & bearer rights, Freedom provides untraceability, and Blinding
> provides unlinkability.  Robust privacy benefits from having all three
> together.

Freedom also provides anonymity and privacy.

ZKS don't have to open source Freedom (though I've already strongly
suggested that they should), because it can be used as a library without
open sourcing, right?




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