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

Laurens Vets laurens at daemon.be
Fri Dec 21 04:19:42 PST 2012


Hello Fabio,

Namecoin has been dead for over a year (no updates etc...). NMC merged 
mining is also slowly disappearing.

On 2012-12-21 11:57, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) wrote:
> Hi all,
>
>  i encountered such a project called Namecoin: 
> http://dot-bit.org/Main_Page [1]
>
> Namecoin [2] is a peer-to-peer GENERIC name/value datastore system
> based on Bitcoin [3] 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 [4] .
>
>  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
>
>
> Links:
> ------
> [1] http://dot-bit.org/Main_Page
> [2] http://dot-bit.org/Namecoin
> [3] http://www.bitcoin.org/
> [4] http://dot-bit.org/Namespace:Tor
>
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