[Bitcoin-development] Pubkey addresses

Jorge Timón timon.elviejo at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 12:15:26 UTC 2011

2011/12/17, Jordan Mack <jordanmack at parhelic.com>:
> While I think firstbits is an interesting idea, I agree with Matt on
> this one. Firstbits, while being a clever idea, produces a less
> desirable solution in comparison to the current alias proposals.

I'm just saying is useful for the "green address" particular case.
People don't have to write or memorize the firstbit address, it's just
to have a shorter string to put it in the QR code. In this particular
case you don't really care about "squatting" or typographic errors
because the users are bot going to write or even see the firstbit
address. I think aliases are a better solution for the "memorizing use

But anyway, reading some comments I feel I'm missing something about
this proposal. How can you save space by putting the whole public key
instead of just the address (a hash of the public key) with each
Is this what it's being proposed?

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