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Re: Public Keys and Proof of Work

From: Roman Evstifeev <someuniquename@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 20:00:41 +0400
Message-ID: <CAMX-vmJpujit6S=V_aaAdsb+ZQdqBbzfC9ThRs+=4=GGix7TMA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>, public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 1:20 PM, Melvin Carvalho
<melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
> There is a concept that has become popular lately in cryto (particularly
> crypto currencies) which is called proof of work.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proof-of-work_system
>
> The principle behind it is that you can use cryptography to make your public
> key 'special' in some predefined way, in order to prove that it was a very
> hard key to create.
>
> These special keys are considered valuable (indeed in cryto currencies you
> can be rewarded financially for creating one)
>
> However the original idea of proof of work was an anti spam measure.
>
> I wonder if were start using proof of work public keys linked to identity on
> the web, what possible formats could we use ... perhaps 6-10 leading 1's?

What for? What is the usecase?
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