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Who needs time vaults anyway?
> > Can anyone explain what use this theoretical "time-sensitive" crypto
> > box would be good for?
> Suppose you die.
Suppose you get "silenced", or carted off by big brother for thought
crime. A defense: if you try to silence me, this info gets plastered
all over the net.
Suppose you discovered a polynomial time factoring algorithm (dream
on:-), and wanted to sell it to the highest bidder - what odds that
the NSA would try to obtain it and silence you? Time-release would be
useful for such things.