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Re: BitTorrent Maelstrom: Possible Alternative to Telehash

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:51:07 +0200
Message-ID: <552C101B.5020702@gmail.com>
To: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>, Kerri Lemoie <kerri@achievery.com>
CC: W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
On 2015-04-13 15:08, Adrian Hope-Bailie wrote:
> Hi Kerry,
>
> Absolutely, I see a standardised distributed storage mechanism (like Telehash or Maelstrom) that can form the basis of an identity registry as our biggest hurdle in realising the goals of current credentials work.
> I don't see how the Credentials standard in it's current form could ever replace domain/namespace based discovery methods/standards like Open ID Connect until this is resolved.
>
> I have considered the need for a stand-alone CG focused purely on this, something like a "Distributed Archtitecture CG".
> I wonder if anyone in this forum would support/join such an initiative?

Isn't the #1 problem with innovation in this space that it gets nowhere unless it has browser-vendor support?

I think it is better giving up the browser and rather carry your credentials (or URLs to these) in native Android, iOS, and Windows "Apps".
It surely sucks but it works at least.

Anders


>
> Adrian
>
> On 13 April 2015 at 05:25, Kerri Lemoie <kerri@achievery.com <mailto:kerri@achievery.com>> wrote:
>
>     Hi Adrian,
>
>     I've been following this as well. I see a pretty clear connection between the distributed web & credentials.
>
>     Kerri
>
>
>
>     On Apr 13, 2015, at 6:58 AM, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com <mailto:adrian@hopebailie.com>> wrote:
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>>     I haven't had a chance to dig into the details but this sounds quite interesting.
>>
>>     Basically the BitTorrent team are looking to provide a distributed architecture that can be used for more-traditional Web use-cases.
>>
>>     http://blog.bittorrent.com/tag/maelstrom/
>>
>>     Does anyone have any contacts at BitTorrent?
>>     Could we get them involved in this group?
>
>
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