Problem with faked-system-time option
jerome at jeromebaum.com
Wed Jun 15 23:51:44 CEST 2011
>> Court proceedings tend to require evidence. The use of a timestamping
>> service could provide this.
> As soon as you're able to prove to a court that a timestamping service's
> clock is fair and honest, sure.
If you only care about the week (for instance), then a timestamping
service that publishes signatures on a weekly basis doesn't require a
correct clock. In fact, a realistic question might be "did X happen
before Y", and a simple hash list of signatures, published after each
new signature, would suffice. No need for a clock at all.
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