1997-06-02 - Re: Creating a unique ID number for a dollar

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From: tzeruch@ceddec.com
To: cypherpunks@algebra.com
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UTC Datetime: 1997-06-02 20:33:28 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 3 Jun 1997 04:33:28 +0800

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From: tzeruch@ceddec.com
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 1997 04:33:28 +0800
To: cypherpunks@algebra.com
Subject: Re: Creating a unique ID number for a dollar
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On Mon, 2 Jun 1997, Tim May wrote:

> >somewhere).  Does the US Treasury issue replacement notes if the originals
> >are
> >damaged in printing, or does it just destroy the notes and leave it at that?
> Don't know.
> But certainly a dollar bill burned up as part of this protocol is unknown
> to them, and would of course never be reprinted (print runs are obviously
> done in large batches, with auto-indexing of numbers across sheets, so
> "one-offs" would never be done anyway).

Theoretically they will replace old currency with new currency if they can
recover 75% or some such high value of the surface area.  Carefully cut
out the serial numbers and burn only them, then turn the damaged bills
back in for replacement (or give them away for someone else to do - I
think it is another one of those felonies to intentionally deface

You could also derive a number from the absolute time and location of the
issuer with a GPS device.