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All true, though if you leak the private key, what will happen is that (due to lack of strict consensus between the leaked-key users) conflicting updates will be published, causing a detectable split history. That's a corruption event.

At the moment that would result in each leaked-key user maintaining a different history, with different peers only downloading the updates from the leak-author they happen to receive data from first. But in the future what will happen, once we get to writing the software for it, is the corruption event will be detected and recorded by all possible peers, freezing the dat from receiving future updates.




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