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

Lucas Clemente Vella lvella at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 03:15:00 UTC 2017

The original altcoin, Namecoin, aimed a building a bitcoin-like, blockchain
based decentralized DNS system. Unfortunately it didn't catch, but it would
be the most logical choice for the name registry database.

2017-11-30 20:20 GMT-02:00 mandar mulherkar via bitcoin-dev <
bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org>:

> 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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Lucas Clemente Vella
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