[bitcoin-dev] A DNS-like decentralized mapping for wallet addresses?

Tao Effect contact at taoeffect.com
Fri Dec 1 00:00:26 UTC 2017


Check out Blockstack, they're doing something like that.

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> On Nov 30, 2017, at 2:20 PM, mandar mulherkar via bitcoin-dev <bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org <mailto:bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org>> wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I am new, so apologies if this has been asked before.
> 
> Here are a few questions to start with -
> 
> I was wondering in terms of mass adoption, instead of long wallet addresses, maybe there should be a DNS-like decentralized mapping service to provide a user at crypto address?
> 
> This address translation can happen with confirmations from the network. So instead of providing a long string, or a QR code that needs an app, you simply type in a human readable address, and the wallet software converts it to a wallet address.
> 
> Please let me know where I can research this more - if there already is literature about this somewhere.
> 
> thanks!
> 
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