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Re: BitTorrent Maelstrom: Possible Alternative to Telehash

From: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:08:35 -0700
Message-ID: <CA+eFz_+jwyOo8uBzycLYhLeASQ7k928V4VRaWDzibcESm+-ZHg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kerri Lemoie <kerri@achievery.com>
Cc: W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
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?


On 13 April 2015 at 05:25, Kerri Lemoie <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>
> wrote:
> 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?
Received on Monday, 13 April 2015 13:09:06 UTC

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