I don’t know if you are aware but simply using bitcoin without the government knowing is “illegal” so is using cannabis and jaywalking. Lots of things that harm no one are illegal and should never be compensated for by restricting users freedom.
Limmited options to post specific data is indeed a great strength of Grin. For one, this limits insentive to bloat the chain, keeping Grin pure and minimal. Now bloat can only be created with many micro transactions for which an attacker incures significant cost.
I don’t think you are understanding, if I want to do nefarious things with grin I can because it is completely anonymous. That being said cracking down on specific coins because there are bad people in the world is a recipe for censorship and is wrong no matter what any coin holder does ever. Grin will be challenged for this and no one will buy the idea that because Grin is a privacy coin that no one can use it for evil, sure they can. Just like people can use any other currency for evil.
Ordinals are not directly stored on chain they are references to on chain data, you should do research before claiming things that are outright false. There is literally no support for ordinals in bitcoin core its 100% auxiliary and like you fail to understand such a thing CAN be done with grin. Just like I can offer 100 grins for an assassination or something else heinous grin WILL be challenged for this because it is a privacy coin so enough delusional assertions without evidence backing them up please.
It’s possible to store data in the Grin blockchain. About a year ago I put the Mimblewimble whitepaper in the MWC floonet blockchain by storing it as the lock height of several thousand height locked kernels.
At the current Grin block height, 21 bits of arbitrary data can be stored per kernel using the same method. And at the current base fee, the cheapest that a kernel can be added to the Grin blockchain costs ツ0.0125.
So storing 1 bit of data permanently in the Grin blockchain cost ツ0.000595238, and it’d cost approximately ツ62 to store that whitepaper on the Grin blockchain.
Sorry, Nicolas, you did not really store the whitepaper in the MWC blockchain. Instead you almost randomly scattered the thousands of bits in the whitepaper over the MWC blockchain, losing much of their structure in the process.
Then, to enable someone to put all these bits back together in the right order, you provided this huge list of kernels which is MUCH larger than the whitepaper itself.
It’s like spreading a millions coins, each engraved with a few bits, over the world’s oceans, and saying you stored the data in the ocean. While providing a multi megabyte file containing the GPS coordinates of each coin in order to retrieve the data.
Note that this is exactly the point (#3) I made in this post arguing that Grin is the most spam resistent blockchain. You clearly demonstrated how the cost of retrieval can easily exceed the amount of data retrieved.
PS: you could almost just as easily have stored the data in the kernel commitments themselves instead of in their timelock. It’s just like creating vanity addresses. All you need to do is compute xG for about ln(2^21)*2^21< 2^25 x’s and you can expect to have the least significant 21-bits in the xG commitments to assume all 2^21 possible values. That’s why Grin allowing 21 bits of arbitrary data in lockheight is not something to be overly concerned about.
I don’t want to argue here any more, but simply my point is that we will need to overcome regulatory issues just like EVERY OTHER COIN has to we are not somehow special in that we don’t have to deal with these issues.
There are no regulatory issues for Bitcoin? Thats just ignorant, bitcoin is one of the most politically active currencies next to USD. Why Governments Are Wary of Bitcoin To suggest such a thing means you are just turning a blind eye to things like the silk road which literally put bitcoin and monero on the map to a huge extent. To proclaim we will never encounter challenges related to this is DELUSIONAL.