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Hot new application for blockchain: How does botnet control sound?

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Re: No worse than something on a web page

But the only way that will work is for the malware writers to use an existing blockchain, which will be massive. If a bot has to download the entire thing so they can find the messages I'm sending, things will be rather slow. I don't think there's a convenient find-transaction feature of the blockchain, because that would require someone else's processing to allow the search. You'd need either a blockchain that is unused enough for processing of it to be fast, or one that is very concise, which makes it hard to encode messages. Instead, you could have a few channels (I'm thinking threads on posts or maybe reddit discussions) where the bot reads them and attempts to decrypt any post with a key. You just need to create an account, encrypt your message, and drop it in. It will be removed by moderators in an hour, but your swarm will have picked it up by then.

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