[Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

Rick Wesson rick at support-intelligence.com
Fri Dec 16 16:21:40 UTC 2011

On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 8:17 AM, Pieter Wuille <pieter.wuille at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 08:03:28AM -0800, Rick Wesson wrote:
>> Hardening the protocols and usability are related. Please look at some
>> of the work done in the IETF which has a long history in addressing
>> many of the issues you are considering. Review some of the elegance in
>> the bitcoin protocols. The proposals in this thread are neither clear
>> nor elegant. If you can't reach nearly the same level of
>> sophistication then I suggest you rethink your scheme.
> That's why you use URI + bitcoin address pairs, and use SSL communication
> authenticated using the respective bitcoin pubkey. They may spoof your DNS
> server, they can't fake having the requested corresponding private key.

You are making my point (again) regarding usability and security.
Aliases are not a https secured URI+bitcoin address.


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