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Namecoin: A Decentralized Trusted Base

Introduction I’ve been thinking a lot about transport-dependent DNS settings (BIND, http, tor, and i2p) and the architecture the original Domain Name System and applied encryption. After long talks with Ryan-C and Mark of EasyDNS, I believe we need to recast Namecoin’s purpose as a decentralized trusted base which offers secure delegation, not as a […]

DNSChain vs Real Interop

In the dustup generated in my article on DNSChain’s broken security model, some argued that there is a need for a trusted solution. I agree with this, my criticisms of DNSChain are that it misrepresents its security model and introduces the worst kind of third party trust without any gains in usability or interoperability. I’m […]

The Road to Universal .p2p Resolution

I came to BitShares with the express purpose of convincing them to reinvigorate their .p2p efforts. ┬áThankfully, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the .p2p initiative had fizzled not due to lack of interest but of bandwidth. ┬áThe core development team liked my overall plan and I would like to present my roadmap for […]

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