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Remove send to IP address and IP transactions support #253
Remove send to IP transaction support, as it is insecure and would confuse users when used.
An IP is a terrible identifier as it does not identify a person or organization. Furthermore, man-in-the-middle attacks are trivial as the internet has no "proof that you have ip XXX" API. In the future address shortening services based on "user@domain" would be useful, but these will likely be based on third party APIs and not on this code.
Discussion on forum: https://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=9334.0
Well, if they are going to go through the trouble of setting up something that pretends to be a current node it would be easier to actually RUN a current node. The lottery could do some reasonable health checks too. :) Like make sure the winner can feed the block chain and forward a transaction.