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bitcoin-dev Digest, Vol 27, Issue 10
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DANIEL YIN via bitcoin-dev
2017-08-22 18:18:13 UTC
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Very true, if Moore's law is still functional in 200 years, computers will
be 2^100 times faster (possibly more if quantum computing becomes
commonplace), and so old wallets may be easily cracked.
We will need a way to force people to use newer, higher security wallets,
and turning coins to mining rewards is better solution than them just being
hacked.
Even in such an event, my personal view is the bitcoin owner should have the
freedom to choose upgrade to secure his/her coins or to leave the door
open for the first hacker to assume the coins - yet the bitcoin network
that he/she trusts should not act like a hacker to assume his/her coins.

daniel

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