Extend the protocol to allow for a customer to confirm that the amount of coins held by exchange are in line with the amount of coins required to pay out withdrawal requests.
I can see a major benefit to the end-user if mechanisms like this one were in place; it would significantly reduce the concern that an exchange was solvent or insolvent (/looking at you, MtGox).[/quote]
Ben, this sounds really interesting. I will be looking into it soon.
Thanks for posting it.