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

Antonis Anastasiadis antanst at antanst.com
Fri Dec 1 11:07:14 UTC 2017


Also check the Open Alias project. It's based on DNS+DNSSEC but it
offers the usability feature you mention (nice addresses).

https://openalias.org/

On 01/12/2017 00:20, mandar mulherkar via bitcoin-dev 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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