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Darkwallet is Vaporware, Long Live DASH?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Museifu, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. Museifu

    Museifu New Member

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    One of the few bitcoin "killer apps" for the privacy-centric still within the ecosystem, Darkwallet, has "unofficially" become vaporware. After delivering an early Beta that provided some of the advanced coin mixing and recursive address features necessary to make bitcoin at least somewhat anonymous, the project's lead developer has vanished, its co-developer has "moved on," and the future of the project seems dubious at best:

    http://cointelegraph.com/news/115215/darkwallet-developers-go-dark

    All this on the backdrop of the recent attempted developer-forced fork of bitcoin, which tried to sneak in IP logging and blocking at the behest bitcoin behemoths like CoinBase, a company already well known for their controversial practice of "tainting" coins:

    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1156489.0

    As time goes on, it becomes more and more clear that the bitcoin ecosystem is overtly hostile towards privacy, preferring to comply with the whims of State and non-State actors who wish to neuter crypto's decentralized, free concept. Evan's original complaint about the bitcoin developers - their unwillingness to add Darksend-esque features - makes this latest move a predictable if not disheartening development.

    From the beginning, the DarkWallet developers were keen on finishing the project because (and I'm paraphrasing here) "altcoins aren't a viable alternative to bitcoin, we have to 'go dark' within the already popularized ecosystem." Wonder what a Cody Wilson or Amir Taaki would say about this today, after leaving Darkwallet to gather dust with the bitcoin PTB (including the core developers) intent on eliminating privacy altogether.

    So, what do you guys think? Are these recent developments the first of many signs to come for "mainstream" crypto users that bitcoin is indeed broken beyond repair? Is DASH's time to shine beginning to breach the horizon? :D
     
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  2. stan.distortion

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    Bitcoin's just the doorway and we probably won't recognise what cryptos will evolve into a decade after that door's opened so Bitcoin can kiss all the arses it wants. KYC, AML, sure, throw the lot in and coins in full 32 bit colour if it gets that door open faster because what we're using for money now is alchemy and its about to become science.
     
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