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Re: A Decentralized Hashtable for the Web

From: UniDyne <unidyne@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2015 20:29:52 -0500
Message-ID: <CAE3_MchwkPmiDeXP3kUtyekngyTW2MS=oSRCGPvkFQz9-EsRQQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Randall Leeds <randall.leeds@gmail.com>
Cc: David Nicol <davidnicol@gmail.com>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
Are we talking about signed or unsigned identifiers here? It seems like you
would need a trusted third party (CA) to verify their identity in the first
place. If someone loses their key (or it is compromised),  they would need
to revoke the old key and vouch for the replacement.



On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 6:16 PM, Randall Leeds <randall.leeds@gmail.com>
wrote:

> You no one other than you finds that private key before the expiration
> date. :)
>
> On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 3:08 PM David Nicol <davidnicol@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> you don't do that.
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 4:44 PM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
>> wrote:
>> > On 11/02/2015 05:25 PM, David Nicol wrote:
>> >> I'm of the opinion that a hash of a public key makes a fine DHT
>> >> handle for an identity that can be validated by demonstration of
>> >> access to the matching private key.
>> >
>> > What happens when you lose the private key associated with matching
>> > public key?
>> >
>> > -- manu
>> >
>> > --
>> > Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
>> > Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
>> > blog: Web Payments: The Architect, the Sage, and the Moral Voice
>> > https://manu.sporny.org/2015/payments-collaboration/
>>
>>
>>
>> --
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>> by not knowing they have it to start with.' " -- Jill Stein, the most
>> successful female candidate for POTUS to date
>>
>>
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