[ExI] bitcoin again

Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 20:19:27 UTC 2016

On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 2:29 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

> So now, any time the news majors announce a hospital has been hacked, the
> hospital can expect to get jillions of offers to unlock the files for a
> small amount of bitcoins.  It would be impossible for the victim to know
> which one is genuine, if any.

All of that is completely false; there are multiple ways to demonstrate
effectiveness (the most trivial is decrypting a single file). One
particularly interested method is using a zero-knowledge proof of
Payment would only be retrievable in the event that the party has a correct
proof that they are able to correctly decrypt the files.

- Bryan
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