Post details: REAMDE


posted by ben on 11.10.09 at 12:21, null, null, sort of a business plan, Leave a comment Permalink

I just started REAMDE. In it there's a ransomware scam that uses am MMO as a way to collect the money. There are many, many problems with this -- mostly around traceability of the transaction -- which Stephenson is using to drive the plot.

It seems ransomware is a great use case for bitcoins. I'm not convinced the MMO is necessary as part of the transaction when email would work perfectly well.


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