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Question: Fork Bitmessage so that the POW mines bitcoins/altcoins?
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June 28, 2013, 09:19:20 PM
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Bitmessage is a decentralized messaging technology. It is like bittorrent but for text based messages, and you claim your messages from nodes. Each message requires proof of work to reduce spam.

what if that proof of work mined bitcoin/altcoins? could they be sent to the recipient automatically? accumulated for bounties?

distributed automatically to nodes that distribute the messages?!?
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June 29, 2013, 12:30:33 AM
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Bitmessage is a decentralized messaging technology. It is like bittorrent but for text based messages, and you claim your messages from nodes. Each message requires proof of work to reduce spam.

what if that proof of work mined bitcoin/altcoins? could they be sent to the recipient automatically? accumulated for bounties?

distributed automatically to nodes that distribute the messages?!?
This wouldn't work. First of all, the work is trivial. Putting that much effort into bitcoin mining is pointless. Why not just mine regularly?
Also, Bitmessage uses a completely different hashing algorithm (sha512), and the work is on messages, not blocks.
Interesting idea though. Smiley
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