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Re: A Decentralized Hashtable for the Web

From: Michael Bumann <hello@michaelbumann.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015 12:43:29 +0200
Cc: Ofer Rotem <oferrotem@gmail.com>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <327A6627-600F-4162-B98C-DCFF5D336885@michaelbumann.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>

it sounds interesting. I am posting before I haven't fully read/understood the spec, which maybe is not a good idea :) 
But somehow it reminds me of the Bitcoin or Namecoin block chain and some projects that happen around there. Can it be reused?
The Bitcoin keys are basically also some kind of identifiers. In fact the usecase of domain ownership is one that especially namecoin tries to solve - being a "decentralized open source information registration [...] system".
Easy speaking it solves the issue of deciding about ownership of an unique name in a decentralized system.


btw. I also like the idea of for example BitId to use the Bitcoin keys for public key authentication. 

On 03 Nov 2015, at 12:26, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 3 November 2015 at 08:49, Ofer Rotem <oferrotem@gmail.com> wrote:
> If Heartbeat, perhaps the folks from Synereo 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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