[tor-talk] tor-blocking sites
mk at dee.su
Thu Feb 9 11:31:55 UTC 2012
On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 05:44, Mike Perry <mikeperry at torproject.org> 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.
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