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Re: [tor-talk] US Senators Seek to Crackdown on Bitcoin

> Since it appears they're going to be targeting a Hidden Service, it will
> be an interesting test of Tor's resilience given the resources available
> to the US government.

Guess they would have to block all the directory servers/mirrors.
They probably don't care about drugs, underage and copyright stuff
so much. But an untraceable, untaxable, easily used alternative
currency that has value and works... now that might draw some
global attention. Was not one of the topics at the recent G8
"What to do about the internet?"

It would be interesting to see what might happen if directory servers
could be run on the same SSL enabled server (and even port) as
the various popular websites around the world, by their operators.

Other than bootstrapping (via a shipped list or friendly tip), is there
a way to make the directory services internal to Tor? Not sure there
is due to chickens and eggs.

Though with 9 authorities, 1200+ dirservers, and 2300+ relays,
maybe no worries.
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