Please may we have a statement on privacy implications of KYC for mining hardware


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Hi,

Sorry if this seems like a crosspost of:

Please may we have a formal response to the KYC requirement for ASIC producers - but that is for the dev team.

Seeing as the forums are under the foundations control now, may we please have a formal statement on how single use cryptographic hardware is such a weak point of centralisation. for privacy coins like zec it is now a threat to the privacy of its users.

Joshs says in his interview that it is not a bitmain issue, but is being brought up for IPO reasons. Do you think after the audit is done (please no Deloitte) the govt could just say, 25% export tax on all asic mining machines?

Are the foundation taking this seriously? What options are the considering (in the broadest of sense, im not asking for specifics.) I have seen so little discussion on this and what I have seen has been advice like "just buy from someone who doesn’t have KYC yet)

Please would someone high up in the foundation form a formal response.

thanks.


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Josh Cincinnati replied in this thread: Please may we have a formal response to the KYC requirement for ASIC producers