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Re: A Decentralized Hashtable for the Web

From: Michael Williams <michael.williams35@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 00:53:19 +1300
Message-ID: <CA+VkC+05Cj1yg+ujVSXKNF47vr37ZQE7_ZmwOK9uUsJq4yBv4g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
in case folks are interested, here's a mad science approach to
decentralized and secure linked data:
https://github.com/ssbc/docs#secure-scuttlebutt

=^.^=

On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 9:40 AM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
wrote:

> The Web currently does not have a mechanism where people and
> organizations can claim identifiers that they own.
>
> Identifiers, such as those rooted in domain names like emails addresses
> and website addresses, are often rented by people and organizations and
> thus are not good candidates for long-term identifiers. The danger is
> that if the rent is not paid, all data associated with the identifier is
> temporarily or permanently inaccessible. This document specifies a
> rent-free mechanism where people and organizations can cryptographically
> claim identifiers that they control and store data at those identifiers.
> We've been calling this technology "WebDHT" (we need a new name!).
>
> The first editor's draft of the WebDHT technology has been posted to the
> Web. For those of you that attended the calls last year, this work is
> necessary in order to have truly portable identifiers (for identities,
> financial accounts, etc.). The spec can be found here:
>
> http://opencreds.org/specs/source/webdht/
>
> Neither the spec or technology is fully baked by any stretch of the
> imagination. There is still a lot of work that needs to be done, but the
> general idea is in the spec now for review.
>
> -- manu
>
> PS: One of the nice things about being trapped on a plane for 11 hours
> (W3C TPAC in Sapporo, Japan last week) is that you can get a lot of spec
> editing work done.
>
> --
> 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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