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Re: Timed-release crypto and information economics
> That's a pretty large number of assumptions:
> tamper-proof delay line
> => tamper-proof crypto box ("transformation function with state")
> => tamper-proof delay line
> Why not just put a tamper-proof clock in the tamper-proof crypto box
> and not bother with the delay lines?
The tamper proof aspect is really secondary to the math question.
The idea that if I set up a stream of bits through a transform, that
the original state of the transform affects the final outcome after
If the transform exists, it will ease/eliminate the reliance on the
"economics" of cryptography to build a tamper-proof physical device.
Here is another implementation of the idea:
initialize buffer to '12#fjKL3_*(ASDdj1ll3_13 asdfasd-1-3!#!23'
do forever /* actually until the plaintext spews out */
sleep 1 unit
for each element in the buffer
buffer[ element ] = magictransform( buffer[ element ] )
The initial buffer must be secret!
Calculating the intial buffer in such a way that after N iterations
the plaintext message appears is what must happen.