using NamecoinID as an altcoin address alias

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Bimmerhead
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using NamecoinID as an altcoin address alias

Post by Bimmerhead » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:56 am

I didn't realize Namecoin had ID functionality until yesterday, had always just understood it was about registering domain names.

I haven't been able to find any altcoin wallets (or bitcoin wallet, for that matter) that are using this feature to allow users to send coins to names rather than addresses. Does anyone know if any coins are doing this? Is there a guide as to how to incorporate it?

Seems like it would be superior to the openalias.org method.

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Re: using NamecoinID as an altcoin address alias

Post by domob » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:08 am

There's been talk about this already two years ago (when NameID was introduced), but so far I don't think any wallet does it. (Except for Namecoin itself.) However, it should be straight-forward to do - similar to the Bitmessage integration. If you want to work on that, feel free to get in touch with me - that would be very appreciated!
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Use your Namecoin identity as OpenID: https://nameid.org/

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Re: using NamecoinID as an altcoin address alias

Post by phelix » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:07 pm

Armory or Electrum should be among the easier targets.
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Re: using NamecoinID as an altcoin address alias

Post by Bimmerhead » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:14 pm

domob wrote:There's been talk about this already two years ago (when NameID was introduced), but so far I don't think any wallet does it. (Except for Namecoin itself.) However, it should be straight-forward to do - similar to the Bitmessage integration. If you want to work on that, feel free to get in touch with me - that would be very appreciated!
Just messaged you at bitcointalk 'cause I can't figure out the private messaging system here. :)

So is there a web front-end for creating namecoin id anywhere, or do users need to download the wallet and entire blockchain to do so?

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Re: using NamecoinID as an altcoin address alias

Post by domob » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:20 pm

Bimmerhead wrote:
domob wrote:There's been talk about this already two years ago (when NameID was introduced), but so far I don't think any wallet does it. (Except for Namecoin itself.) However, it should be straight-forward to do - similar to the Bitmessage integration. If you want to work on that, feel free to get in touch with me - that would be very appreciated!
Just messaged you at bitcointalk 'cause I can't figure out the private messaging system here. :)

So is there a web front-end for creating namecoin id anywhere, or do users need to download the wallet and entire blockchain to do so?
Registering an ID is equivalent to creating a name. So, the most common way is indeed to download the wallet and blockchain. We are working on light clients, also. But I think that just one or two months ago, someone announced a JavaScript webwallet that supported name registrations - you could try to find that and get in touch. I stumbled upon their test transactions while working on Namecoin Core, so it should be fully functional.
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Use your Namecoin identity as OpenID: https://nameid.org/

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