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Re: Thoughts on Discovery

From: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 21:47:29 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+eFz_J_aYVjYOTUanqK9Cn4XYhQOqYKck+ywQ7hstyHgxqYtg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: Xavier Vas <xavier@tr80.com>, Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>
What is a super-ledger? It sounds like you're suggesting that the whole
world should all just use a single ledger which seems pretty hard to scale

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
wrote:

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>
> On 29 March 2016 at 16:47, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','adrian@hopebailie.com');>> wrote:
>
>> On 29 March 2016 at 16:32, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','melvincarvalho@gmail.com');>> wrote:
>>
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>>>
>>> On 29 March 2016 at 15:48, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com
>>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','adrian@hopebailie.com');>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> This is a higher level function.
>>>> I.e. I give you some identifier for my account like
>>>> adrian@mywalletprovider.com
>>>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','adrian@mywalletprovider.com');> and you
>>>> have a well-defined protocol to resolve the address of my ledger from that.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Have a look what happens when I hover over the link you pasted (image
>>> attached)
>>>
>>> firefox automatically translates it into mailto:
>>>
>>> this denotes an email address using a URI
>>>
>>>
>> Right, because in the context of an email program it makes sense to
>> normalize that to a mailto: URI.
>>
>>
>>> so how do you send money to an email address, this becomes a trivial
>>> problem with a super ledger, you just send it to the URI
>>>
>>
>> How? I'm not following how I would send money to a mailto: URI?
>>
>
> In a super ledger every entry is a URI, so you just have the mailto:
> address as the recipient.  Problem solved.
>
>
>>
>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Following which you will do path finding to my ledger.
>>>>
>>>> If ILP is TCP/IP then we're trying to figure out a good way to do DNS :)
>>>>
>>>> On 29 March 2016 at 15:26, Xavier Vas <xavier@tr80.com
>>>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','xavier@tr80.com');>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Adrian,
>>>>>
>>>>> Sorry, I'm confused, how's this discussion separate from our
>>>>> discussions
>>>>> on path finding and routing? How exactly do you define "discovery" vs.
>>>>> "path finding"?
>>>>>
>>>>> Xav
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>

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