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

Rick Wesson rick at support-intelligence.com
Fri Dec 16 19:22:19 UTC 2011

Agreed, I find measured dialog much more valuable. I also agree that
standards take time and are messy, though choosing a standard allows
additional participation and can drive interopability. One does not
need to accept IBANN but we should participate in the dialog in its
development. internet-drafts don't make it through the process
unchanged. IBANN is a starting point not the end of the discussion.


On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 11:06 AM, Gavin Andresen
<gavinandresen at gmail.com> wrote:
> First: everybody please try to focus on the issues/ideas, and try to
> avoid this becoming a flame war.
> Second: I think Walter Stanish made several good points that may have
> been missed in all the long posts and discussion, the main one being:
> The banking industry has been dealing with many of these issues for
> years; I think we should not dismiss their experience.
> I think there is also a huge public relations benefit to using a
> standard like IIBAN instead of inventing our own. Having a Bitcoin
> Payment Routing Address (or whatever it ends up being called) that
> looks like the number issues by big financial institutions will give
> people the warm fuzzies.
> I don't really care what happens behind the scenes, as long as it is
> as secure as an HTTPS connection (RE: CA pwnage:  there's no such
> thing as perfect security, and until a more secure solution comes
> along HTTPS is the best we've got).
> And I'll reiterate that there doesn't have to be just one solution.
> My only concern is that IIBAN is Yet Another Fledgling Standard, and
> those little details that remain to be worked out could take years to
> actually work out.
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> Gavin Andresen
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