1994-05-07 - Reply to Phantom about Magic Money

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From: nobody@shell.portal.com
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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From: nobody@shell.portal.com
Date: Fri, 6 May 94 21:07:38 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Reply to Phantom about Magic Money
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phantom@u.washington.edu wrote: 

>I've been using magic money, the digital cash implementation. I have a 
>few requests that maybe you could think about.

I have seen your posts about the "GhostMark" bank. How is this doing?
How many coins have you issued, and how many transactions are you getting?
Are you running the transactions by hand, or do you have it automated?

>1) any hope for a macintosh version anytime soon? I've had a number of 
>requests for it...

Somebody here (mpd?) had compiled it for the mac. The user interface
was still text-based, but they said it worked.

>2) it seems possible to write a routine to report on the banks' current 
>money supply; It'd be useful for me, anyhow. Using the info in elist.dat 
>and dlist.dat and spent.dat I think it'd be trivial. Is it?

Problem there: the spent list doesn't record the value of the coin.
Only the number. So you can't pull it out of the spent list. If you
want accounting info, you will have to modify the code to write some
information to a file as the coins are exchanged. Not too hard to do,
but you can't get the data after-the-fact from the spent list.

         					 Pr0duct Cypher

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