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January 18, 2015, 07:10:58 PM
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I wonder if having a blockchain being digitally signed by a central authority (scrapping out the 51% requirement) would create something like "cryptofiat".
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February 07, 2015, 07:57:39 PM
Last edit: February 09, 2015, 11:34:28 PM by David Latapie
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I wonder if having a blockchain being digitally signed by a central authority (scrapping out the 51% requirement) would create something like "cryptofiat".
I failt to see why they would do this, but this is secondary. If a governement cannot intervene on transactions, I think it would not qualfy as cryptofiat.

On a related note, I suggest reading The Stateless Currency and the State: An Examination of the Feasibility of a State Attack on Bitcoin. It is damn interesting.
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Bitcoin, therefore, implicitly relies on the state’s approval for its functioning.

And also State-sponsored cryptocurrencies

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Documents/quarterlybulletin/2014/qb14q3digitalcurrenciesbitcoin1.pdf, page 3

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As emphasised by Haldane and Qvigstad (2014), it would technically be possible for an existing central bank to issue digital-only liabilities in a distributed-ledger payment system equivalent to those deployed by recent digital currencies.

This is the Bank of England which writes this

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January 22, 2016, 02:48:13 AM
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It's coming: China to consider a "chinacoin". The wayI see it, it would be a PoS.

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February 19, 2016, 11:22:44 AM
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The have cryptofiat....? I thought crypto was just code and whatnot, and then Fiat would be physical money. I don't know.


In any case, cryptocurrencies are doing just fine on their own. No need to cause hype over a nonexistent topic.
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February 19, 2016, 11:29:06 AM
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With the current fiat system the government can not only monitor the flow of money but they do not necessarily need to tell a suspect of a crime the extent of the evidence against him (or what the government may be able to uncover in the future) which would give a suspect an incentive to confess if they have committed a financial crime. Bitcoin takes that possibility and this is really an important thing to be considered.
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