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Re: [tor-talk] tor-blocking sites

On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 05:44, Mike Perry <mikeperry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> If you read the ticket, the design sketch does not require constant CPU
> burning. You would only use the CPU until you built up a sufficient pile
> of tokens, and you would only do that intermittently.

Not to raise unnecessary skepticism, but have proof-of-work ever been
successfully deployed for anything in the real world (besides for
proof-of-work per se — i.e., Bitcoin)?

Did you try to estimate how much CPU work would get one a token once
such system is deployed full-scale, with spammers (possibly with
botnets) competing for resources? E.g., you can get a rule-of-thumb
estimate by putting some dollar value on a token, and looking at the
generic-CPU work required for an equivalent Bitcoin amount.

Perhaps captchas might look more appealing after that.

Maxim Kammerer
Liberté Linux (discussion / support: http://dee.su/liberte-contribute)
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