Re: Bitcoin open source implementation of P2P currency

Dante, in an email, has mentioned a UK project called Open Coin. It seems to go in a similar direction.

Could there be synergies with bitcoin?

http://opencoin.org/

Could be. They’re talking about the old Chaumian central mint stuff, but maybe only because that was the only thing available. Maybe they would be interested in going in a new direction.

A lot of people automatically dismiss e-currency as a lost cause because of all the companies that failed since the 1990’s. I hope it’s obvious it was only the centrally controlled nature of those systems that doomed them. I think this is the first time we’re trying a decentralized, non-trust-based system.

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