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Re: A Decentralized Hashtable for the Web

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015 11:32:09 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYh+V98b52xrTTLjd4+7HTuCPVQ3mH4NzUWe0sBEV7pqsBQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@ulsberg.no>
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 3 November 2015 at 10:47, Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@ulsberg.no> wrote:

> 2015-11-03 5:33 GMT+01:00 Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>:
> > The current approach for the WebDHT is to loosely couple identifiers and
> > the keys that you can use to prove that those identifiers are yours.
> >
> > For example, the WebDHT enables you to specify a set of keys or other
> > identifiers that should have write access to the entry in the DHT. This
> > means that even in the event of a key loss, you can recover that
> > identifier by asking people (or services) that you trust to associate a
> > new device/keypair with the identifier.
> I'm sorry if this has been mentioned already, but what you describe
> sounds a lot like Keybase. How does WebDHT compare to it?
> https://keybase.io/

keybase is still in early stages, and there is not much in the way of web
standards there, so IMHO it would benefit I think from using the work on
the credentials CG

from what I see the same (or at least very similar) technology e.g. for
signing is used in both credentials and webDHT

I think combining this technology with a keybase like identity system and
payments is a good idea *disclaimer* im working on an early stage open
source system to do exactly that :)

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> Asbjørn Ulsberg           -=|=-        asbjorn@ulsberg.no
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