On *that* Bitcoin paper

Posted on October 26, 2012

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Been too busy recently to post on this properly, but here’s a few links to follow up on the “Shamir” analysis of Bitcoin “hoarding”.

The paper:

http://eprint.iacr.org/2012/584.pdf

Bruce Schneier’s link has some interesting comments at the end:

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2012/10/analysis_of_how.html

Bitcoin Forum thread (including response from Adi Shamir):

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=118797.80

Bitcoin Peer review on github:

https://gist.github.com/3901921

Loper’s article lays into Bitcoin without really addressing any of the other critique, as usual: http://www.loper-os.org/?p=1009

And here are two forum threads, spurred on by Shamir, devoted to improving on the methodology:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119462

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119465

Enjoy.

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