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Re: A Decentralized Hashtable for the Web

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015 11:26:21 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhKQ+s=_78XKRgy56uekiFDq90fmpY83f3jDoFJ1TpBBtw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ofer Rotem <oferrotem@gmail.com>
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 3 November 2015 at 08:49, Ofer Rotem <oferrotem@gmail.com> wrote:

> If Heartbeat, perhaps the folks from Synereo <http://www.synereo.com/> can
> also comment.
>

Along these lines.  You may also be interested in "Social Linked Data" aka
Solid

https://github.com/solid/solid-spec


>
> 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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