[Bitcoin-development] Fwd: [BIP 15] Aliases

Daniel F nanotube at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 02:52:00 UTC 2011


On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 9:37 PM, Amir Taaki <zgenjix at yahoo.com> wrote:
> lol, way to miss the point nanotube.
>
> FirstBits *is* useless, but not for the reasons you specified. But simply because the resources it needs rises exponentially as the number of participants in the network grows linearly.
>
> The point is that if FirstBits were built into the implementation, that would allow me to simply send to 1brmlab. The proposal here is not for a website where people can lookup bitcoin addresses, but a shared naming scheme between bitcoin implementations. Here's the story again:

well, it's easy to miss the point when the example you use doesn't
make the point you think you're making. :D
but ok, yes, it would be nice to send directly to something like
1brmlab from the client. i suppose figuring out how to make sure that
1brmlab actually does send to whom you think it sends, is left to the
details of implementation, but that's a separate question.




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