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by John Kenney
Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Web Of Trust and Sybil Attack
Replies: 7
Views: 1712

Re: Web Of Trust and Sybil Attack

In the simplest case the votes would be part of the value of an ID so they would be inherently linked to the voter. That's going to limit the number of votes any one identity can have. I think we need another namespace for votes & a way to securely link those votes to identities stored in id/. If w...
by John Kenney
Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Namecoin and Anonymity
Replies: 27
Views: 5111

Re: Namecoin and Anonymity

It has basically "the same" level of anonymity/pseudonymity that Bitcoin has - if done correctly and with a lot of diligence, it can be used quite anonymously. But this involves things like mining coins yourself, buying them with anonymous exchange accounts for mixed bitcoins or at least having a c...
by John Kenney
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Namecoin and Anonymity
Replies: 27
Views: 5111

Re: Namecoin and Anonymity

It's not anonymous at all, it has the same problems as Bitcoin, but worse due to a smaller network. All transactions are recorded in a public database. You don't need to be a state to unmask users, just a hobbyist with a few hours to spare could unmask most users, or at least track it back to where ...
by John Kenney
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Web Of Trust and Sybil Attack
Replies: 7
Views: 1712

Re: Web Of Trust and Sybil Attack

Sorry, I think it sounds dumb. You'll have to explain what you mean by 'magic'? The paper is good, but I don't see anything about any magic mentioned. It relies on having identities, so that WoT votes can be tied together & analysed, anonymous WoT votes are pretty worthless. By "magic" I mean certa...
by John Kenney
Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Web Of Trust and Sybil Attack
Replies: 7
Views: 1712

Re: Web Of Trust and Sybil Attack

Sorry, I think it sounds dumb. You'll have to explain what you mean by 'magic'? The paper is good, but I don't see anything about any magic mentioned. It relies on having identities, so that WoT votes can be tied together & analysed, anonymous WoT votes are pretty worthless.
by John Kenney
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Idea: namespace for "colored zerocoins"
Replies: 6
Views: 1944

Re: Idea: namespace for "colored zerocoins"

Sounds interesting, but I'm not sure I fully understand it, I'll read that Zerocash paper...
by John Kenney
Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Facebook Page
Replies: 20
Views: 3203

Re: Official Facebook Page

It needs some posts on it, rather than just the ukash spam. If you're going to allow posts from others then somebody needs to block the spammers, Facebook don't do anything about it.
by John Kenney
Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Facebook Page
Replies: 20
Views: 3203

Re: Official Facebook Page

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by John Kenney
Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Identity / NamecoinID
Topic: Identity namespace
Replies: 14
Views: 4597

Re: Identity namespace

So, I want to add these attributes to the current spec here... https://wiki.namecoin.info/?title=Identity address (street) postcode/zip website twitter facebook skype linkedin nationality litecoin, primecoin, peercoin, dogecoin (possibly switch to symbols, btc, nmc, ltc, xpm, ppc, doge, etc?) phone ...
by John Kenney
Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Identity / NamecoinID
Topic: Identity namespace
Replies: 14
Views: 4597

Re: Identity namespace

If you can simplify it to just attribute=value, by removing some of the less necessary types & combining them with attributes then it'll make the json much simpler. Need short simple attribute names too. Space is limited & we don't want to add too much overhead. A fairly long list of different attri...