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If somebody had the activator/genesis private key for mainnet (corresponding to edpkvVCdQtDJHPnkmfRZuuHWKzFetH9N9nGP8F7zkwM2BJpjbvAU1N https://gitlab.com/tezos/tezos/blob/master/src/proto_000_Ps9mPmXa/lib_protocol/data.ml#L101 )

could they do any damage? anything at all? if yes what?

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It's a convenient way to load and parametrize a protocol, you can specify any key in the previous block to achieve that. After you've reached the no fork point, your shell will refuse to reorganize and the key becomes pointless.

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