•   almost 12 years ago

Is MintChip Id safe to transmit plain-text

I'm wondering if the transfer of a MintChip Id from one device to another is safe to do without encryption. I think this may be ok relative to attacks because in order for a MintChip transaction to post on both devices, one device needs to do a createValueMessage to deduct from itself (or to request payment from another device createValueRequestMessage) and the other device needs to do a loadValueMessage to finalize the transaction. Therefore, if I was a middle-man and able to obtain a MintChip's ID, I couldn't deduct from it unless the device it was connected to authorized a loadValueMessage command so that it could send to me right?

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