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In fact, censorship-resistant is is really just that: resistant. And all a system can do is resist to the best of its ability to censorship.

The problem is that people usually believe that censorship-resistant means censorship-proof. This is amplified by the fact that it is usually sold as such.

The difference here is the same as with water. A water-resistant item, will eventually get damaged by water depending on the condition (quantity, pressure, level of salt, etc…). Waterproof on the other end, means that water is never coming in.

It now becomes clearer that censorship resistance, much like water resistance comes in various forms and strength. When looking at distributed platforms, we should even have metrics that allow us to grade the level of censorship resistance of a…



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