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by domob
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Auctioning off newly expired names - a softfork proposal
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Auctioning off newly expired names - a softfork proposal

Actually, I think that putting the auction value into name_new causes two potential issues: 1) It somewhat goes against the hash commitment behind name_new, as the value locked will likely give people watching the network a clue about what name someone is trying to register. This may not be a big de...
by domob
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Auctioning off newly expired names - a softfork proposal
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Auctioning off newly expired names - a softfork proposal

That is an interesting proposal. I think currently there is no rule that prevents people from taking back out excessive value (above 0.01 NMC) locked in a name, though, so we would have to add this as another part of the soft-fork restriction. Either require the value to never go down (rather than b...
by domob
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Pricing things in USD onchain
Replies: 1
Views: 7934

Re: Pricing things in USD onchain

That's indeed an interesting idea. I honestly do not see this happening anytime soon on Namecoin, because it would be a quite large change in the near- to mid-term (and also the immediate benefit does not outweigh this complexity at the moment), but it is good to have some ideas for when we may want...
by domob
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Harberger taxation for names
Replies: 2
Views: 3899

Re: Harberger taxation for names

That's certainly an interesting approach. In the past, there were various ideas about ensuring that names are distributed "economically efficiently" - but my view is that this is not actually a good goal for Namecoin. One of Namecoin's main advantages over e.g. the DNS system is censorship-resistenc...
by domob
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Namecoin Core 0.19.0 released
Replies: 0
Views: 9761

Namecoin Core 0.19.0 released

We've just tagged Namecoin Core 0.19.0 in the Github repository (https://github.com/namecoin/namecoin-core/releases/tag/nc0.19.0). This is a new major release of Namecoin Core, mostly incorporating the upstream changes that Bitcoin Core 0.19.0 brought. It also includes a refactor of the mempool hand...
by domob
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: How to import NMC wallet to Electrum-NMC?
Replies: 2
Views: 4498

Re: How to import NMC wallet to Electrum-NMC?

Extracting and importing private keys is certainly a way. But if you have a newer version of Namecoin-Qt, it uses an HD wallet; if you use "dumpwallet" from the console or namecoin-cli, you may see the "xprv" key in there - and I think you can try importing that into Electrum to get the full wallet....
by domob
Mon May 13, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Namecoin Core 0.18.0, softfork!
Replies: 0
Views: 10924

Namecoin Core 0.18.0, softfork!

We have just finalised Namecoin Core 0.18.0: https://github.com/namecoin/namecoin-core/releases/tag/nc0.18.0 This is based on the recently-released Bitcoin Core 0.18.0 and thus includes a lot of new features (e.g. improved multi-wallet support) in addition to some Namecoin-specific changes. Importan...
by domob
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Selling
Topic: Selling my names
Replies: 4
Views: 8504

Re: Selling my names

Perhaps, but then of course it depends on the names you have to offer and the price you want. So I suggest you post that information here if you want potential buyers to step up.
by domob
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Ownership of whole name spaces
Replies: 4
Views: 5298

Re: Ownership of whole name spaces

So here's my understanding of what you said: If you want to get a chain of nonces and hash commitments, you can do something like H(H(H(N))), then revealing N will reveal all of them. But in the situation I described, you don't need actual hash commitments, and you want to reveal one nonce at a time...
by domob
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Ownership of whole name spaces
Replies: 4
Views: 5298

Re: Ownership of whole name spaces

Yes, you can use a hash chain instead. But I'm not actually sure how that would simplify things or reduce blockchain usage, to be honest. You still need to reveal the next preimage from the chain every day, just as if you had generated random commitments. Or perhaps I've misunderstood your proposal ...