On 5/19/02 5:15 PM, John R Levine <email@example.com> wrote:
>> That is to say, it costs you nothing to get an e-stamp - but you still have
>> to get one. There's no money to move around, but there is a transaction
>> you have to make.
> You may be about to invent hashcash, which has its own problems.
> You have to ration the stamps somehow, otherwise they're meaningless.
Not necessarily. The issue is accountability. It's easy for fly-by-night
operations to spam and flee because no one knows who they are. If you
somehow tie it into a more legitimate system, you now have a way to track
them down and make them face the consequences for their actions.
I'm not sure any of this is workable, though.
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