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between @DanielKrawisz, @Ckatoshi and @jimmy_wales.

5 months ago

Daniel Krawisz ⚡️ 🔑@DanielKrawisz

It would be so cheap to record enough information about all @Wikipedia interactions on the $BSV blockchain that you could probably eliminate all possible child porn distribution on it for very low fees. Think of the savings!

Catoshi@Ckatoshi

Sounds like a great idea if it can be done. @Jimmy_wales

Jimmy Wales@jimmy_wales

I don't understand what is being proposed.

Daniel Krawisz ⚡️ 🔑@DanielKrawisz

I was just thinking about how you said you didn't like Bitcoin and imagining ways that it could be used to improve Wikipedia. More generally, Bitcoin can help any system to become more Byzantine fault tolerant:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantine_fault 

Jimmy Wales@jimmy_wales

But what specifically are you proposing?

Daniel Krawisz ⚡️ 🔑@DanielKrawisz

That you think more deeply about why Bitcoin is a good idea.

Daniel Krawisz ⚡️ 🔑@DanielKrawisz

My point is just that because Bitcoin transactions always leave records, someone who uploaded illegal content would leave you with more contextual information that you could track on the blockchain than you would have if there weren't payments associated with their interactions.

Jimmy Wales@jimmy_wales

That isn't how blockchain works. That suggestion - to force people to strongly identify and pay for the privilege of editing Wikipedia - is a bad idea independently. And ot would be easy and cheap to implement without blockchain.

Daniel Krawisz ⚡️ 🔑@DanielKrawisz

People don't need to strongly identify. Peoples' names aren't attached to their txs in public. Rather, you can use the information in the blockchain to link together other events once all information about them comes together somewhere, as in a police investigation.

Jimmy Wales@jimmy_wales

We already store data. In a database. It works well.




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