Economic security of proof of humanity


  • people will get extra keys if they’re worth more than they cost.
  • with the puppeteer attack, illicit keys cost ~$20–$100 each.
  • the more chances there are to use illicit keys, the more each key is worth
  • we’re probably screwed unless we can make the cost of obtaining illicit keys scale up with adoption. also, we need to coordinate on not going over our shared security budget.

The article also describes possible ways to increase security in Proof of Humanity.


It takes the Sustainable Development Goal number one: Eradicate Poverty.