1994-05-03 - The American money capture

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From: hughes@ah.com (Eric Hughes)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 794ae39589cf2417e605e5deab0290dfebebecafc25e195f481421f6cf7f9f4f
Message ID: <9405031733.AA28937@ah.com>
Reply To: <9405031416.AA24171@acs5.acs.ucalgary.ca>
UTC Datetime: 1994-05-03 17:57:46 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 3 May 94 10:57:46 PDT

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From: hughes@ah.com (Eric Hughes)
Date: Tue, 3 May 94 10:57:46 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: The American money capture
In-Reply-To: <9405031416.AA24171@acs5.acs.ucalgary.ca>
Message-ID: <9405031733.AA28937@ah.com>
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>The trust issue is fungible.  If you trust Yankee greenbacks, and
>my receipts rank pari-pasu, with them, then you trust my

Not completely fungible.  There is also trust in the trustee as a
trustee, who could abscond with the whole sum suddenly.  

This point is extremely important.  The difference between "your
receipts" and someone else's means that you don't have a completely
fungible system.

>No reserve is necessary, because I don't make loans.

It appears that you have 100% reserves, from the phrase _pari pasu_.