Comment: Interesting theory...

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Interesting theory...

Interesting theory, but that doesn't explain how the difficulty factor has managed to keep block discovery at a rather steady pace. If someone was injecting encryption schemas that needed cracking, they would not know which schema were easy to crack and which were hard. Block discovery would be extremely sporadic.

Can someone who is familiar with the "difficulty" mechanic and block discovery confirm this?

Besides that, since the code for Bitcoin is open source, I'm guessing someone would've found a back-door by now... Especially the nerds who now have millions of dollars in coins, riding on the premise that Bitcoin is a secure system.