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NoneRe: Remailers and ecash



> Another potential scenario is to assume that a.a.m is going to continue
> to grow until it becomes unwieldy.  Then people will have to pay someone
> to store-and-forward the messages, or split it into smaller pools for
> which people can provide their own support by running small news servers
> on their machines.

This is exactly what is happening.  In fact one ISP mentioned recently on
this list keeps alt.anonymous.messages traffic for an extended period of
time for their customers.

On a more practical note, if the user downloads all the messages, or uses
secret-sharing techniques, the ISP can sell accounts using non-anonymous
payment methods and not know which users are receiving which messages.
No blind ecash needed.