【BEAMのFAQを誤訳する1】なぜ新しいコインが必要なのか?

Why does the world need another coin?

 

なぜ新しいコインが必要なのか?

ビットコインは素晴らしいが、機密ではない。
すべてのトランザクションが公開チェーンに記録されていて誰でもアクセスできるから問題だ。

ライバル企業に財布を覗かれたくないだろう?

MoneroとZcashは良いけど、分散化とスケーラビリティはイマイチだ。

それから、もう1つ重要なのは監査できるってこと。
MoneroとZcashでは、外部の監査法人がトランザクションを証明することは不可能だが、これはビジネスには必要だ。

Mimblewimbleのアイデアならば、機密が守られて、スケーラブルだ。
オプションとして監査することも可能だ。
Lightningみたいなん追加して日常使いできるようにしたら、
まじでヤバ使えるBEAM!

 

Why does the world need another coin?

Bitcoin was a great blessing, showing people a way to a truly decentralized and deflationary currency and blazing the path towards a future where our money and finances are neither controlled nor scrutinized by anyone.

Hundreds of new coins appeared, some of them minor variations of Bitcoin, some offering new possibilities.

However, the fact that transactions on Bitcoin and many of its derivatives are not confidential (all transaction history is stored in a public ledger accessible to anyone), makes cryptocurrency use in real life quite problematic. Can anyone think of a business that would want all its income and expenses to be seen by its competitors?

Privacy coins (like Monero, Zcash and their derivatives) have great merits and technology while providing good confidentiality, but do not fully deliver on scalability and decentralization.

Another important quality is auditability – with Monero or Zcash it is impossible to demonstrate a provable transaction graph to an external auditor, which is often needed for businesses.

The ideas behind Mimblewimble protocol allow for creation of a coin that is confidential, scalable and optionally auditable.

We believe that the Beam coin will serve as a truly usable confidential store of value, with an addition of second-layer solutions like Lightning to allow for day-to-day usage.