[Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

Will will at phase.net
Mon Dec 12 23:37:58 UTC 2011


Are there any PGP key servers that support EC key pairs?  OpenPGP Spec
RFC2440 defines key types for EC, just not sure if they were ever
implemented on the keyserver side.  Could even have a similar 'web of
trust' using private keys to sign people's identities similar to PGP.

Will

On 12 December 2011 23:16, Zell Faze <zellfaze at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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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