R3 Group Paper: Colored-Coin Watermarking Won't Secure Off-Chain Assets

R3 Group Paper: Colored-Coin Watermarking Won't Secure Off-Chain Assets

R3, a bank consortium working to create industry standards for using block chain technology in banking, has released a paper claiming efforts to modify public block chains to secure off-chain assets using colored coins and metacoins do not provide secure, legal settlement finality of those assets. Titled "Watermarked Tokens and Pseudonymity on Public Block Chains," the paper argues that a distributed public ledger that secures off-chain assets cannot be both legally authoritative and censorship-resistant. Written by R3 researcher Tim Swanson, the 78-page paper goes into a lot of detail on....


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