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Re: Thoughts on Discovery

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 22:47:10 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhL8P=ew7PY1HL1zanEz09np342W2CubQWR1xiRTxYcxCQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Cc: Xavier Vas <xavier@tr80.com>, Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>
On 29 March 2016 at 21:47, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com> wrote:

> 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


I mentioned it in another thread.  A super ledger is a ledger where every
entry is a URI.  Just as URIs are sometimes called "super keys".  All of
the ledgers Im working with are are super ledgers.


>
>
> On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On 29 March 2016 at 16:47, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> On 29 March 2016 at 16:32, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 29 March 2016 at 15:48, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> This is a higher level function.
>>>>> I.e. I give you some identifier for my account like
>>>>> 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> 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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> --
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>
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