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Re: A Decentralized Hashtable for the Web

From: Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2015 22:49:41 -0500
To: public-webpayments@w3.org
Message-ID: <56382ED5.7040302@digitalbazaar.com>
On 11/02/2015 06:06 PM, David Nicol wrote:
> you don't do that.

Which is not acceptable for many people. Follow-up: What happens when
your key is no longer cryptographically secure?

In short, my view is that identifiers and keys should be loosely coupled
so that the loss of a key or a change in its security/effectiveness will
not necessarily cause the permanent loss of your identity.

> 
> 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/
> 
> 
> 


-- 
Dave Longley
CTO
Digital Bazaar, Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 3 November 2015 03:50:08 UTC

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