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Drop Zone: An Anonymous Peer-To-Peer Local Contraband Marketplace

Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:00 pm

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The below seems like a super interesting solution that Bitcoin has enabled.

Abstract. Drop Zone is a solution to the problem of restricted sales in censored markets.
The proposal is for the design of a protocol and reference client that encodes the location
and a brief description of a good onto The Blockchain. Those wishing to purchase the
good can search for items within a user-requested radius. Sellers list a good as available
within a geographic region, subject to some degree of precision, for the purpose of
obfuscating their precise location. Goods are announced next to an expiration, a hashtag,
and if space permits, a description. Once a buyer finds a good in a defined relative
proximity, a secure communication channel is opened between the parties on the Bitcoin
test network (“testnet”). Once negotiations are complete, the buyer sends payment to the
seller via the address listed on the Bitcoin mainnet. This spend action establishes
reputation for the buyer, and potentially for the seller. Once paid, the seller is to furnish
the exact GPS coordinates of the good to the buyer (alongside a small note such as
“Check in the crevice of the tree”). When the buyer successfully picks up the item at the
specified location, the buyer then issues a receipt with a note by spending flake to the
address of the original post. In this way, sellers receive a reputation score. The solution
is akin to that of Craigslist.org or Uber, but is distributed and as such provides nearly
risk-free terms to contraband sellers, and drastically reduced risk to contraband buyers.

Drop Zone - White paper on Github
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Re: Drop Zone: An Anonymous Peer-To-Peer Local Contraband Marketplace

Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:15 pm

I am glad that you found this project!

If anyone wants to get involved, our github repo is very active https://github.com/17Q4MX2hmktmpuUKHFuo ... e-dropzone. The original implementation was in Ruby, and that repo can be watched here https://github.com/17Q4MX2hmktmpuUKHFuo ... pzone_ruby though the Ruby repo is less active right now.

Eragmus has been kind enough to take over the Reddit community which you can subscribe to here https://www.reddit.com/r/DropZone/.

I will check in here for a little while and answer any questions that you may have.

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Re: Drop Zone: An Anonymous Peer-To-Peer Local Contraband Marketplace

Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:33 pm

I am glad that you found this project!

If anyone wants to get involved, our github repo is very active https://github.com/17Q4MX2hmktmpuUKHFuo ... e-dropzone. The original implementation was in Ruby, and that repo can be watched here https://github.com/17Q4MX2hmktmpuUKHFuo ... pzone_ruby though the Ruby repo is less active right now.

Eragmus has been kind enough to take over the Reddit community which you can subscribe to here https://www.reddit.com/r/DropZone/.

I will check in here for a little while and answer any questions that you may have.

I wish I had noticed this project earlier.
It looks super interesting!

Thanks for sharing all the details, and good luck!
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Re: Drop Zone: An Anonymous Peer-To-Peer Local Contraband Marketplace

Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:06 am

oh boy. permanent records of where you sold contraband and to whom.

all you need is to link private keys to users and they are done for.

this is novelty only until users are educated in the true way to use this (aka the 110% paranoid way to use it)

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Re: Drop Zone: An Anonymous Peer-To-Peer Local Contraband Marketplace

Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:57 pm

oh boy. permanent records of where you sold contraband and to whom.
Fungibility is the most pressing concern facing Bitcoin.

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Re: Drop Zone: An Anonymous Peer-To-Peer Local Contraband Marketplace

Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:09 pm

oh boy. permanent records of where you sold contraband and to whom.

all you need is to link private keys to users and they are done for.

this is novelty only until users are educated in the true way to use this (aka the 110% paranoid way to use it)
You can always exchange your BTC's for an anonymous crypto and exchange it back.

I also wonder how the spread of 3d printing and drone tech will further change this landscape.

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Re: Drop Zone: An Anonymous Peer-To-Peer Local Contraband Marketplace

Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:56 pm

This could benefit to many communities. First thought... moonshines .
A spin off would be a outside game, hide and seek maybe :D

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