"intro to distributed computing" ramblings
OTOH, since I don't care much about decentralization, an easier path to virtual money is something like @cwebber posted a little while ago about a "virtual mint", where you basically keep a secret token of value signed by the mint as an analogue of physical money. then you share that token over a secure channel to spend it, and the receiver/seller *before forking over the thing you're buying* asks the mint for a new token, using the one you gave as license to receive the new one, thus verifying and invalidating the old token to prevent double-spending.
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