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Re: A Decentralized Hashtable for the Web

From: Ofer Rotem <oferrotem@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015 09:49:04 +0200
Message-ID: <CAO3ViPuTuyE0pGukt0+9nJdMu7FE0Scr54zTjw1LFxnu4tYbvQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: public-webpayments@w3.org
If Heartbeat, perhaps the folks from Synereo <http://www.synereo.com/> can
also comment.

On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 6:59 AM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
wrote:

> On 11/02/2015 09:58 PM, Adam Lake wrote:
> > 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/>?
>
> Yes, it could. We are currently discussing some of this stuff w/ members
> of the W3C Social Web WG and Sir Tim Berners-Lee's team out of MIT.
>
> Having identifiers that you own enable you to tie comments, posts,
> friendship relationships, and other things of that sort to those
> identifiers without worrying about those identifiers going away when a
> company end-of-life's a product.
>
> There are many applications for a Web-wide DHT - payments, social
> networking, DNS replacement, IoT communication, etc. It's a general
> purpose technology with a large range of applications, but the immediate
> use case for the technology is around the next phase of the Web Payments
> and current phase of the Identity Credentials work.
>
> -- 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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