The following bitcoin addresses have been placed on a sanctions list by US authorities:
I wonder what will come of this? What happens if those addresses start spamming random active addresses on the blockchain with small amount of BTC? This sanction will be very messy and difficult to enforce lol.
@r251d I saw someone on Twitter say "now it is up to the US govt to build and then convince a majority of bitcoin users to run software that sanctions these addresses" hehe
Futility aside, I think it will be interesting to see how this plays out, at least socially.
I *don't* think its a good thing though. Destroying fungibility is an attack on bitcoin, I think in the future it might become a serious point of contention.
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