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Re: A Decentralized Hashtable for the Web

From: Adam Lake <creatinglake@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2015 21:58:19 -0500
Message-ID: <CAM3qkwrnzKYdRwHQSkAwcDWGHaPdiLr5TjWGZdqyzPdSP0_usA@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>
I understand that you all are developing a distributed payment system, but
can this same technology be used as the basis for a distributed social
network? Have you heard of Heartbeat <https://www.ind.ie/>?

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/
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> "If I can quote Alice Walker, 'The biggest way people give up power is
>> by not knowing they have it to start with.' " -- Jill Stein, the most
>> successful female candidate for POTUS to date
>>
>>


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