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1832RE: [decentralization] Re: P2P Transparency - making easy connections

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  • Lucas Gonze
    Mar 16, 2001
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      Do you mean trust on a business or technical level, Bill?

      - Lucas

      > That's the single biggest hurdle to all of this. Determining just
      > how much trust is involved. The marketing folks just can't seem to
      > keep their greasy fingers out of the data. Witness network solutions
      > and verisign abuses.
      > "Legitimate" P2P functions are likely to be willing to accept
      > existing banking structures. Or at least make extensions to them.
      > Unfortunately, the pioneering P2P efforts seem (currently) focused on
      > the so-called "sharing" of stuff. Otherwise known as just plain old
      > theft of IP (napster, et al).
      > Meanwhile we have to see if all this 'free pioneering' will shake out
      > enough problems to make the implementation of a credible trust
      > structure possible.
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