[Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

Jorge Timón timon.elviejo at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 23:37:56 UTC 2011


I don't think Amir wants to put it into the protocol, but I still
don't like much the proposal if it has to rely on servers.
As an aside, even if firstbits it's not useful enough for the human
memory, it is still useful for QR-codes like in the case of green
addresses's POS instant payments.

Would it be too strange to use namecoin?
Some devices may need to rely on block exploring servers, but it is
the easiest decentralized solution that comes to mind.


2011/12/13, Zell Faze <zellfaze at yahoo.com>:
> I agree with Luke-Jr.  We need to try to find a decentralized solution if we
> are going to implement BIP 15.  Bitcoin needs to remain decentralized in
> every aspect of the protocol or we lose its greatest strength.
>
> I feel like the HTTPS idea would be a great idea for a client feature, but
> not really something that should be added to the protocol.
>
> --- On Mon, 12/12/11, Luke-Jr <luke at dashjr.org> wrote:
>
>> From: Luke-Jr <luke at dashjr.org>
>> Subject: Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases
>> To: bitcoin-development at lists.sourceforge.net, "Amir Taaki"
>> <zgenjix at yahoo.com>
>> Date: Monday, December 12, 2011, 5:32 PM
>> FirstBits looks nice at glance, but
>> is bound to create a gold-rush to grab
>> every nice-looking FirstBits address.
>>
>> HTTPS is only as secure as the (centralized) CAs, thus not
>> really any better
>> than TXT records.
>>
>> I don't think an address of some form is avoidable.
>
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