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Someone actually created something like that using proof-of-stake (proof of controlling Bitcoins): http://bitcoinocracy.com/

And the interesting thing about it is that it generally comes out overwhelmingly opposed to these incompatible system rule changes:


(the oppose side of that was up to about 4500 BTC at peak but the party providing those coins has since moved them).

It's hard to say what it means; I know a lot of people around Bitcoin Core whom won't use it because of the privacy problems with it-- in particular, people on the Bitcoin XT subreddit were previously threatening to retaliate by dishonoring the funds of people that didn't agree with them.

But I do think it's quite interesting that opinions seem to swing 179 degree when you switch between very sockpuppetry vulnerable venues and ones which are not.

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