Brainstorming: GUI for the rebased client

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Re: Brainstorming: GUI for the rebased client

Post by biolizard89 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:20 pm

phelix wrote:
biolizard89 wrote:
johnc wrote:IMHO namecontrol for name operations at least, it is namecontrol after all.

For Tx and Signing too if it's technically possible and secure. If not armory/multibit.

Other development avenue would be to create a lightweight client.
In terms of attack surface, I would rather than the application holding private keys be separate from the application looking up names. Armory fits that bill perfectly. Having NMControl (which may be renamed NameControl) hold keys as well as look up names would not be a good idea by this standard.
No need for the name gui to hold keys.
My definition of "holding keys" includes "being able to initiate actions that use keys". You could require manual confirmation in the application that actually stores the keys, but that means you would need a name UI in that application as well, which defeats the point.
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Re: Brainstorming: GUI for the rebased client

Post by phelix » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:09 am

Well, NMControl with the client as data source could also wait until the wallet is unlocked and then rob everything in it. So I am not sure there is a lot of benefit from making the Name GUI a separate application. But it would be fine with me, too.
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Re: Brainstorming: GUI for the rebased client

Post by johnc » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:12 pm

I wonder if there's a way to add 2FA to the wallet, isn't there any wallet that do this?.

I imagine this, as having an app read a code provided by your wallet or the web GUI and either sign the TX and broadcast it or give a code to decrypt the keys.

If not, well, one must have a laptop just for cold storage and other for name-ops.

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Re: Brainstorming: GUI for the rebased client

Post by phelix » Fri May 08, 2015 4:22 pm

johnc wrote:Another wallet worth checking is the one that next uses. The UI is a web interface--->

http://nxt.org/developers/nxt-source-code/

it will be interesting to see if they have any solution for the block & blockchain size problem. For what i read, looks like the wallet is web based but still have some bugs.
hmm... all Java - :o
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Re: Brainstorming: GUI for the rebased client

Post by johnc » Mon May 11, 2015 3:40 pm

johnc wrote:
phelix wrote:
johnc wrote:can nmcontrol theoretically sign/encrypt messages? that' would be great.
You mean like the satoshi client? NMControl does not usually handle private or public keys.

The signing/encryption part should be easy to implement (Bitcointalk: Encrypt/decrypt arbitrary text using bitcoin keys!)
Yeah, but let's see it from a different perspective, how about nmcontrol showing a QR code just like "whatsapp web" does and then you scanning it and using namecoins from your phone to release/sign the transaction / challenge. It should work, and by the way, it should allow a wallet in your computer to have 2FA. And the mobile wallet don't need a gui for name operations or checking the name database since nmcontrol does that.
how about this other idea?, it will be like showing a QR code to your phone with the private keys encrypted, then you anytime you want to use them you read a QR code, put the password on your phone, and it broadcast the TX.

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Re: Brainstorming: GUI for the rebased client

Post by phelix » Fri May 22, 2015 2:17 pm

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