[messaging] Modern anti-spam and E2E crypto
tbray at textuality.com
Fri Sep 5 10:04:32 PDT 2014
Tremendous piece, Mike; Thanks! Two questions:
On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 8:07 AM, Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net> wrote:
> So I think we need totally new approaches. The first idea people have is
> to make sending email cost money, but that sucks for several reasons; most
> obviously - free global communication is IMHO one of humanities greatest
> achievements, right up there with putting a man on the moon. Someone from
> rural China can send me a message within seconds, for free, and I can
> reply, for free! Think about that for a second.
1. Is there a price point for an electronic “stamp” which is close enough
to free to be acceptable even to someone in rural China (I dunno, say
0.001USD) but unaffordable for spammers?
2. Could cryptocurrency tech provide a mechanism for creating/vending such
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