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I think many prefer non-violent direct action, for good reason. The cost to the government to spy on you is so low, cryptographically enforcing privacy is the only way to guarantee it.

If successful ZCash cryptographically guarantees more government regulation and surveillance to counter the very real and also the very irrational fears of harm anonymous payments make possible. It will have opposite the desired impact on privacy if it takes off. I want to be wrong about this, but experience tells me otherwise.

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