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[liberationtech] Namecoin: secure, anti-censorship naming system based on bitcoin

Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) lists at infosecurity.ch
Fri Dec 21 02:57:34 PST 2012


Hi all,

i encountered such a project called Namecoin: http://dot-bit.org/Main_Page

Namecoin <http://dot-bit.org/Namecoin> is a peer-to-peer *generic*
name/value datastore system based on Bitcoin <http://www.bitcoin.org/>
technology (a decentralized cryptocurrency). It allows you to:

  * Securely register and transfer arbitrary names, *no possible
    censorship!*
  * Attach values to the names (up to 1023 bytes)
  * Trade and transact namecoins, the digital currency *NMC*.

There's also a proposal to use NameCoin for naming system for Tor
http://dot-bit.org/Namespace:Tor .

I am wondering if this system has been already seriously considered as a
resilient human readable crypto naming system for other crypto and anti
censorship projects, as it seems quite promising but i didn't get deeper
technically.

Any opinion?

Fabio
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