Responsible disclosure in the era of cryptocurrencies
So how might that play out, in the worst case scenario? Suppose that I privately disclosed the bug using my name — only for someone else to find it independently and exploit it anonymously the next day. Because I used my name for the disclosure, hard proof would exist that I had the knowledge and means to attack the network. I would have no way to prove that I was not the attacker. Then consider that, collectively, billions of dollars could have been lost as a result of this exploit. People have been killed for much less. So not only was anonymity important, I considered it a necessity for my safety.