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ALTcointip bot allows Redditors to tip various cryptocoins to each other. 15 cryptocurrencies are supported - Bitcoin, Litecoin, Peercoin, Primecoin, Namecoin, Megacoin, BBQCoin, Digitalcoin, Infinitecoin, Ixcoin, Mincoin, Quarkcoin, Stablecoin, and Zetacoin.
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Merged Mining AMA/FAQ

This is Charlie Lee, creator of Litecoin.
I've got asked many times to do an AMA for merged mining. This is a bit time consuming for me, but I'm interested in merged mining academically. And maybe this will be helpful to people.
I will come back later to answer all questions. And then maybe replace this post with a FAQ. Please keep questions to Litecoin, Dogecoin, and Merged Mining.
Everyone, please don't answer any questions unless you are sure you know the answer. I want this to clear up any confusion and not to create more confusion.
Thanks!
P.S. Here's a good technical explanation of merged mining: http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/273/how-does-merged-mining-work And namecoin's info: http://dot-bit.org/Merged_Mining
P.P.S. Also open to questions about other ways (other than merged-mining) to this problem.
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[Serious] Bitcoiners, there is now a censorship free way to register domain names without government approval based on bitcoin technology and it is called namecoin but it is NOT a competitor to bitcoin. It could save bitcoin from censorship one day so know this.

Its not like litecoin or other competitors.
It is a Website domain service that stores domain names and your ownership of them in a blockchain . (Brilliant right!)
People need to know about this because if governments one day decide to start censoring things like they did with say piratebay or wikileaks then this is a way to have domain names that don't require government approval.
Take a minute to learn about it.
It is very clever. It is to domain name registration what bitcoin is to money.
Now we just need to get Firefox and chrome and other browsers to integrate it into themselves so configuration by the user is not needed. In the mean time maybe someone knows of some add-ons to browsers that might help do this so people don't have to configure end files on their computers?
http://dot-bit.org/Namecoin
Disclosure: I have no involvement with namecoin and am talking about it ONLY because it is related to bitcoin technology and may be very helpful one day in safeguarding bitcoin or other things from censorship in some countries. I am just learning about this myself.
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Distributed DNS idea based on RSA encryption. Does anyone recognize this algorithm? TL;DR: public key resolves to IP address, a timestamp is used as a tiebraker so IPs can be updated.

TL;DR: To own a domain name, you possess a private key. Instead of giving out a normal domain name for your server, you give out your public key.
Edit: as pointed out by firepacket, Namecoin (also /namecoin) accomplishes roughly the same thing using a modified Bitcoin algorithm. Edit2: also, Namecoin addresses a big potential problem with this algorithm: people have to attack the entire block chain instead of targeting a single domain. Essentially, the more people using Namecoin, the more secure it becomes.
Edit3: Also pointed out by iusz and Krayons, Tor hidden services is another approach to this but through a layer of anonymity, since people don't even know your IP when they use your server.
Edit4: i2p2 and i2p2 search engine
OP: I'm sure this scheme has already be invented. It seems like the most bare-bones solution you can get with RSA. I'm wondering if this has a name already. I'll jump into the technicalities:
In order to point your domain name to an IP address, you encrypt a message and broadcast to the p2p network. Nodes on the network remember the messages:
owner of domain name does this:
message=encrypt({ip_address, timestamp++, constant}, private_key) // encrypt step broadcast({public_key, message}) // broadcast step 
other p2p nodes do this:
messages[public_key].add(message) // remember step 
When resolving a domain name, you know the public key, and have a list of the messages for that public key. Each one is decrypted, and the one with the highest timestamp is taken to be the "winner", and the domain is resolved to that. (constant is used to verify the decryption)
ip_address = nil for message in messages[public_key] { d=decrypt(message) if(d.constant == constant && d.timestamp > max_timestamp) { ip_address = d.ip_address max_timestamp = d.timestamp } } return ip_address 
Just wondering if this algorithm has a name already, or if it's already running somewhere (like i2p2).
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How to browse .bit domains (A reminder due to recent events)

For those that don't know, Namecoin is a distributed DNS service, based off of Bitcoin. This means that .bit domains registered in the Namecoin blockchain cannot be seized by anyone. Since many Bitcoin related sites have .bit domains registered, it would be prudent for everyone to know how to access them.
To get started browsing .bit domains, go here: http://dot-bit.org/HowToBrowseBitDomainsAdvanced
Even if you don't intend to set it up now, you should read over the page and/or bookmark it. That way, if you ever find yourself unable to access a website through their regular domain you will know how to get to their .bit domain (if they have one).
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A suggestion for wider .bit TLD adoption USBCA: Simple browser addon

Hello all,
The difficulty of visiting .bit websites has been bugging me for a long time. Without an easy way for novices to visit websites under a .bit domain I do not think this will ever really take off. Solutions are in the making like the freespeechme Firefox addon but unfortunately it is way too complex and if I'm not mistaken, requires users to download the whole Namecoin block chain (and the installation process is pretty far from passing the "can my grandmonther do this" test). There's also speech.is which is promising but development seems to have ceased and as I understand it it's just a glorified proxy. I love the app proxy at dot-bit.org for its simplicity which actually makes .bit links clickable but again, it's a proxy - everything goes through the proxy server. There's also the basic proxy I run on dotbit.me/proxy which works but forces people to go though dotbit.me to visit .bit sites. I would like regular links on regular pages to .bit sites to be resolved.
For instance, try clicking on dot-bit.bit and right now it will fail for most of you.
I hate the idea of people having to install extra software to be able to surf .bit sites but for now that seems like the easiest alternative. Addons to browsers are quick and easy to install and that's why I propose the following:
I would like to have an addon written for Chrome and Firefox that does the following:
This is not perfect, a peer-to-peer function where everyone has a complete zone file locally is much better but in my opinion the current solutions discussed above are too complex for mainstream adoption.
Anyway, I have never created any browser addons and I am not sure an addon that changes the nameserver for a particular TLD is even possible. But if it is possible, I am willing to pay (in Bitcoin, Litecoin, Namecoin or cash) to have it done.
I would very much appreciate your thoughts and comments. PM me if you're interested in creating the addons.
Thanks, Tagide dotbit.me
Edit: http://www.reddit.com/Jobs4Bitcoins/comments/1y8kwp/hiring_basic_addon_for_firefox_chrome_that_does/
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A secure anonymous escrow for bitcoin

Public key http://txscrowsyfscl2nv.onion/txscrow-pgp.asc
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 TXscrow Professional escrow service for the dark web and peer to peer markets. Keeping both parties safe and honest in an anonymous economy so you can buy or sell with peace of mind knowing you are protected from scams and theft, creating trust in an otherwise untrusted environment. We will act as a mediator and can resolve disputes regardless of what product or service is sold. No account or signup needed! This provides an advantage to both buyer and seller. Sellers can increase sales since customers are safe guarded from fraud. Customers benefit with the additional security and confidence of protection. Markets usually have escrow built in. But what is needed is an escrow service that is not dependent on any market. This allows direct deals between two people without need of market or account registration. This flexibility allows many things including freelancing or selling of products or services directly with each other. We are not a market only escrow service. TXscrow also can setup to interact with merchant websites. TXscrow plans on offering service on Open Bazaar also after it moves to Tor. Unlike other escrow services we exist soley on the darkweb and offer secure ways to contact us to protect the security and economic freedom of everyone involved. By existing only on the darkweb we are not confined by the same regulations of what our service can be used for as with non anonymous services. Currently on Tor with a .onion address and soon will have an I2P address also. In the original Satoshi whitepaper on bitcoin it was mentioned the need of escrow systems to make bitcoin complete. "Transactions that are computationally impractical to reverse would protect sellers from fraud, and routine escrow mechanisms could easily be implemented to protect buyers." Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System We like bitcoin for the ability it has to create a free market system where people are not subjected to excessive taxes and surveillance and control of what they can buy and sell. There is many parts of the puzzle to make this dream possible. One piece of this is darknets as the network. Another piece encryption as communication. The other piece is bitcoin as the financial system. It is my goal to offer this service to support the security and safety of transactions in bitcoin through offering reliable and safe escrow service. In an anonymous economy plauged with fraud and scams safety features such as escrow are needed for this decentrlized economy to be successful. TXscrow uses a unique multisignature escrow system. Each transaction is protected by four keys and requires three keys to unlock. Key 1 is controlled by payee. Key 2 is controlled by payer. Key 3 is the sha256 hash of the agreement between both parties or completed order form. Key 4 is controlled by TXscrow. Having one of the keys as the sha256 hash of the agreement offers the advantages of immutability and verification and privacy. Immutability because if the agreement changes so does the multisig address. Verification since the collision resistance of sha256 hash prevents any other agreement details from producing the same hash. Privacy because the hash does not reveal any details of the agreement. If there is a dispute raised to TXscrow the agreement can be proved by matching it against the hash. TXscrow charges a small fee per transaction to incentivize our availability and cover server costs. Escrow service does not require our website to use. Only thing required is a bitcoin wallet that is capable of standard multisig functions. PGP 52B3 B0A4 69CE 6E2F 29F3 52A2 DE1B CE04 797F 1C9C Contact Email [email protected] Bitmessage BM-NBmeAtr5AB3PwvRxKj8er2PDrtCmLW13 Website Dot bit address txscrow.bit Tor address txscrowsyfscl2nv.onion If have namecoin installed the .bit points to the hidden service -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIcBAEBCgAGBQJYvfgAAAoJEGRC+o8wmIq8rS0QAIxI6La3SyLiLYVQ4mwlhQ1D 4CvByR1xPXTdFLssnrZYQ3GHVTUkwgeXONbe4kiLb2eR8ts9TtPYsoDCGnAewgLM HShQWpa5+VKl6P39JG9ZTVFg3Nki4hokLxh3Y6HNp5G0Y6OwfjkFOh/AEB1ENrcu XBbaLrFEU23PrCLsdjnXC9XFdTsSHkEwqfbDING7F7qTxQP1uF3EumO2mZMcTggj lTaSEoWbXUFPxBPJbqoYYhD7wsh9r61Andh7Dy+3j7c+76p4AcROuKhowImiCerr YDpRLRsUWmfu+cBvl5vCg6pZIXCOtDtYaFpPgtms0JvUiXs1r11O62iq7+xUeed4 F5M0hQQ/oSD4UuGgntfN4aYvB8lCnutBg/zt70e0LJsyf/jXUuPGeU0PV91oMSe0 Vwxvawg7jlsgGTBFhvFVG1i7UJjUqZyu+Y+QS5GFAkLIUbyH0L+Ae5DwP5GkH5tt 2oGNOdkVk+q4RWmiQQ1bEfoyhj3XluRmq/bYtuo+MbQFZwnfUn8Ss632tVX5YZTa z5cKpEii6VkDqlwRk4JAlwdtRAlf6KpdmOb00xk/9/wdka+Y6siGPVYsH9y9NPRs 2otvr1e10R3PXBKt/59iPg5QNvNJru88oyTuuKQOaimeQRRodecDbWbPKc+EcwTY CzaAPQMrALDjEZwGHFDk =Y+BT -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- 
edit: update email address
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Merged mining is coming..can MtRed be one of the first pools to support it?

First, if you're not familiar with merged mining, here's some information:
The major goal of this change - proposed by vinced - is to use one miner to mine (at least) two blockchains. For that reason you'll have one parent blockchain and at least one auxiliary blockchain. As the most common usage of merged mining will be merging the mining of bitcoin/namecoin we'll assume bitcoin as parent blockchain and namecoin as auxiliary.
The block the Namecoin client will perform the merged mining change to has been decided as 24,000, which means that we should see it take effect within 2-3 months from now.
The potential is pretty significant, and I think a good deal of hashing power is going to switch over to whichever pools support merged mining at the outset, since you'd be doubling your income (with current difficulties and exchange rates for BTC and NMC).
Unfortunately, while the bitcoind has been patched to support it, pushpoold still doesn't have support (but presumably will soon). The big change will probably be with the UI.
Is this something other users are interested in? Also, RedditorRex, is this something you're looking into at this point, and do you have any comment on it? Thanks. :)
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Latest on Lightweight resolvers for Namecoin? This announcement was made 8 months ago, wondering if there have been any updates

Last announcement: http://blog.namecoin.org/post/109811339625/lightweight-resolvers
Specifically, what's the status of UNO commitment lightweight clients? It'd be really nice to have a browser extension that can resolve dot bit domains without any trusted intermediaries, and UNO commitments in the Namecoin blockchain would allow that.
Is this taking a backseat to reimplementing Namecoin on top of Bitcoin Core?
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It Is Currently About Twice As Profitable To Mine Namecoins As It Is To Mine Bitcoins FYI

If you will take a look at this set of numbers: http://dot-bit.org/tools/nextDifficulty.php
You will notice that it is currently only 1.39% as difficult to mine namecoins as it is to mine bitcoins.
And if you will look here: https://exchange.bitparking.com/main (Which is the only BTC/NMC exchange as far as I know)
You will see that namecoins are selling for about 0.025 BTC ... so not quite twice as profitable, but almost!
HOW CAN THIS BE?!?
I believe it is because of the impending BTC/NMC Merged Mining activity that is being discussed... (In a few months, namecoin difficulty might mirror that of bitcoin difficulty, and that is currently what sets the price).
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A secure anonymous escrow for bitcoin

Public key http://txscrowsyfscl2nv.onion/txscrow-pgp.asc
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 TXscrow Professional escrow service for the dark web and peer to peer markets. Keeping both parties safe and honest in an anonymous economy so you can buy or sell with peace of mind knowing you are protected from scams and theft, creating trust in an otherwise untrusted environment. We will act as a mediator and can resolve disputes regardless of what product or service is sold. No account or signup needed! This provides an advantage to both buyer and seller. Sellers can increase sales since customers are safe guarded from fraud. Customers benefit with the additional security and confidence of protection. Markets usually have escrow built in. But what is needed is an escrow service that is not dependent on any market. This allows direct deals between two people without need of market or account registration. This flexibility allows many things including freelancing or selling of products or services directly with each other. We are not a market only escrow service. TXscrow also can setup to interact with merchant websites. TXscrow plans on offering service on Open Bazaar also after it moves to Tor. Unlike other escrow services we exist soley on the darkweb and offer secure ways to contact us to protect the security and economic freedom of everyone involved. By existing only on the darkweb we are not confined by the same regulations of what our service can be used for as with non anonymous services. Currently on Tor with a .onion address and soon will have an I2P address also. In the original Satoshi whitepaper on bitcoin it was mentioned the need of escrow systems to make bitcoin complete. "Transactions that are computationally impractical to reverse would protect sellers from fraud, and routine escrow mechanisms could easily be implemented to protect buyers." Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System We like bitcoin for the ability it has to create a free market system where people are not subjected to excessive taxes and surveillance and control of what they can buy and sell. There is many parts of the puzzle to make this dream possible. One piece of this is darknets as the network. Another piece encryption as communication. The other piece is bitcoin as the financial system. It is my goal to offer this service to support the security and safety of transactions in bitcoin through offering reliable and safe escrow service. In an anonymous economy plauged with fraud and scams safety features such as escrow are needed for this decentrlized economy to be successful. TXscrow uses a unique multisignature escrow system. Each transaction is protected by four keys and requires three keys to unlock. Key 1 is controlled by payee. Key 2 is controlled by payer. Key 3 is the sha256 hash of the agreement between both parties or completed order form. Key 4 is controlled by TXscrow. Having one of the keys as the sha256 hash of the agreement offers the advantages of immutability and verification and privacy. Immutability because if the agreement changes so does the multisig address. Verification since the collision resistance of sha256 hash prevents any other agreement details from producing the same hash. Privacy because the hash does not reveal any details of the agreement. If there is a dispute raised to TXscrow the agreement can be proved by matching it against the hash. TXscrow charges a small fee per transaction to incentivize our availability and cover server costs. Escrow service does not require our website to use. Only thing required is a bitcoin wallet that is capable of standard multisig functions. PGP 52B3 B0A4 69CE 6E2F 29F3 52A2 DE1B CE04 797F 1C9C Contact Email [email protected] Bitmessage BM-NBmeAtr5AB3PwvRxKj8er2PDrtCmLW13 Website Dot bit address txscrow.bit Tor address txscrowsyfscl2nv.onion If have namecoin installed the .bit points to the hidden service -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIcBAEBCgAGBQJYvfgAAAoJEGRC+o8wmIq8rS0QAIxI6La3SyLiLYVQ4mwlhQ1D 4CvByR1xPXTdFLssnrZYQ3GHVTUkwgeXONbe4kiLb2eR8ts9TtPYsoDCGnAewgLM HShQWpa5+VKl6P39JG9ZTVFg3Nki4hokLxh3Y6HNp5G0Y6OwfjkFOh/AEB1ENrcu XBbaLrFEU23PrCLsdjnXC9XFdTsSHkEwqfbDING7F7qTxQP1uF3EumO2mZMcTggj lTaSEoWbXUFPxBPJbqoYYhD7wsh9r61Andh7Dy+3j7c+76p4AcROuKhowImiCerr YDpRLRsUWmfu+cBvl5vCg6pZIXCOtDtYaFpPgtms0JvUiXs1r11O62iq7+xUeed4 F5M0hQQ/oSD4UuGgntfN4aYvB8lCnutBg/zt70e0LJsyf/jXUuPGeU0PV91oMSe0 Vwxvawg7jlsgGTBFhvFVG1i7UJjUqZyu+Y+QS5GFAkLIUbyH0L+Ae5DwP5GkH5tt 2oGNOdkVk+q4RWmiQQ1bEfoyhj3XluRmq/bYtuo+MbQFZwnfUn8Ss632tVX5YZTa z5cKpEii6VkDqlwRk4JAlwdtRAlf6KpdmOb00xk/9/wdka+Y6siGPVYsH9y9NPRs 2otvr1e10R3PXBKt/59iPg5QNvNJru88oyTuuKQOaimeQRRodecDbWbPKc+EcwTY CzaAPQMrALDjEZwGHFDk =Y+BT -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- 
edit: update of email address
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How to get started with Namecoin

I figured someone should start a post here if we're going to build a community around Namecoin. Please post relevant links & I will update this post to reflect it.
Namecoin is a decentralized approach to a DNS service provider. It takes the Bitcoin architecture & applies it to DNS. Domains are registered via Namecoin currency, which is generated the same way Bitcoins are (see: www.reddit.com/bitcoin) and spent to register and maintain DNS services.
To get started buying, selling, mining or utilizing Namecoin, check out these links:
http://dot-bit.org/forum/index.php
http://dot-bit.org/Main_Page
(Windows) http://dot-bit.org/files/namecoin_w32.zip
(Linux) http://dot-bit.org/files/namecoin_linux.tgz
Let me know if I missed anything. Let's get this project moving and spread the word!
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Help save NMC from 51% hack

As many have probably heard, BitcoinEXpress is attempting to launch a 51% attack against NMC effectively hijacking the block chain and resetting it. This is only possible if he is able to muster 51% of the network hashes. Right now Davincij15 has a merged mining pool that will pay you in bitcoin to mine against the namecoin system. Please send any hashes our way to try to compete against this attack.
Davincij15's pool: http://www.nmcbit.com/ Related: http://dot-bit.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1935#p1935
Thanks!
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Tried hosting a .bit address on GoDaddy with no luck

I'm a big fan of what Bitcoin has the potential to do, and I also believe Namecoin can do the same thing on an entirely different level.
I tried to set myself up with a WordPress site on a .bit domain, but couldn't get the servers set up correctly. I tried the tutorial here: http://meowbit.com/how-to-register-dot-bit-domains/
and still had no luck. Has anyone had success hosting with GoDaddy?
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03-02 16:53 - 'A secure anonymous escrow for bitcoin' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/kovazk removed from /r/Bitcoin within 22-27min

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 TXscrow Professional escrow service for the dark web and peer to peer markets. Keeping both parties safe and honest in an anonymous economy so you can buy or sell with peace of mind knowing you are protected from scams and theft, creating trust in an otherwise untrusted environment. We will act as a mediator and can resolve disputes regardless of what product or service is sold. No account or signup needed! This provides an advantage to both buyer and seller. Sellers can increase sales since customers are safe guarded from fraud. Customers benefit with the additional security and confidence of protection. Markets usually have escrow built in. But what is needed is an escrow service that is not dependent on any market. This allows direct deals between two people without need of market or account registration. This flexibility allows many things including freelancing or selling of products or services directly with each other. We are not a market only escrow service. TXscrow also can setup to interact with merchant websites. TXscrow plans on offering service on Open Bazaar also after it moves to Tor. Unlike other escrow services we exist soley on the darkweb and offer secure ways of communication to protect the security and economic freedom of everyone involved. By existing only on the darkweb we are not confined by the same regulations of what our service can be used for as with non anonymous services. Currently on Tor with a .onion address and soon will have an I2P address also. In the original Satoshi whitepaper on bitcoin it was mentioned the need of escrow systems to make bitcoin complete. "Transactions that are computationally impractical to reverse would protect sellers from fraud, and routine escrow mechanisms could easily be implemented to protect buyers." Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System We like bitcoin for the ability it has to create a free market system where people are not subjected to excessive taxes and surveillance and control of what they can buy and sell. There is many parts of the puzzle to make this dream possible. One piece of this is darknets as the network. Another piece encryption as communication. The other piece is bitcoin as the financial system. It is my goal to offer this service to support the security and safety of transactions in bitcoin through offering reliable and safe escrow service. In an anonymous economy plauged with fraud and scams safety features such as escrow are needed for this decentrlized economy to be successful. TXscrow uses a unique multisignature escrow system. Each transaction is protected by four keys and requires three keys to unlock. One key controlled by payee. One key controlled by payer. One key controlled by TXscrow. One key is the sha256 hash of the agreement between both parties or completed order form. Having one of the keys as the sha256 hash of the agreement offers the advantages of immutability and verification and privacy. Immutability because if the agreement changes so does the multisig address. Verification since the collision resistance of sha256 hash prevents any other agreement details from producing the same hash. Privacy because the hash does not reveal any details of the agreement. If there is a dispute raised to TXscrow the agreement can be proved by matching it against the hash. TXscrow charges a small fee per transaction to incentivize our availability and cover server costs. PGP 52B3 B0A4 69CE 6E2F 29F3 52A2 DE1B CE04 797F 1C9C Contact Email [email protected] Bitmessage BM-NBmeAtr5AB3PwvRxKj8er2PDrtCmLW13 Website Dot bit address txscrow.bit Tor address txscrowsyfscl2nv.onion If have namecoin installed the .bit points to the hidden service -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1 iQIcBAEBCgAGBQJYtwLAAAoJEGRC+o8wmIq8vkcQAL/3udMXPYlYW974R+Zl+kuW uWSHSETdIO5Xn1c6LEo0ZZqQdV/QCspHnlA1dUiaPu3Ki1my1Ms6QcRVid8E5C+R zciv3fX7iWa5yFrvqHtsycOtDRh35qVbA9smUIhGmbHS6CG+cBs1mNtZMJyjmylS vseUbMXVMsX35pSqAQ1weIMVHLaDYvAE1qwyS3L7m6Z/EN7Vv0nklYaZMJZgKZYv qAdm5eRpkP3o2SrfOX8YptPzr1lp3RQLL4uZCfuG5d/FjdTn9UBvSTo8anr2xAJX 687o4hmveKxa75NXElp1//AaKlxdkiCXFJh+pdoPTWJOLQKlxMW2XnVGgbko7TVh 1cP5NblTiMAeaOClx/JQLLVwqVpcdKmEuENXXhGma1tovs9idl6PYOeQWTTwUjIw agior47gWmLbC7rj1T3uuKpn/ItGe0ZnqsG78O/Dpn9wkuNlXvayGdIje/taewqD nJ30UCSu+MZxAqxuY+S59DCRrzvYL9jOhgo7j87hAE2GMdezWpKq4qDpq3YWsZNY OGTI3ghIx1pshFlOYiFLMJVZcmOx9R6XCe1oyf4zsViivTutzkhx8v+C7/jaS2x/ YuUPhVl7UWAkxx/zGEux3xj0GMSJCwFUKdFk2db+95dh+UdF2ZutjgwUHtJ92yc1 WHfvwdKdfax15obcRe0t =9dtA -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- 
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A secure anonymous escrow for bitcoin
Go1dfish undelete link
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Could there be a .bit type domain registry on the BTC blockchain?

I just listened to LTB! E90, and was introduced to FreeSpeechMe.org, which sounds great! I'd like to grab a few names for some friends & family, but I'll have to figure out how to get Namecoin first.
I'm curious, though.. Is it possible for BTC, or NXT, or some other CC, to do the same thing as Namecoin is doing?
Edit - MeowBit, View censorship-resistant Dot-Bit (Namecoin domains) on ANY Browser. NOT a plug-in: http://meowbit.com/
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Register a .bit crypto-domain with litecoins

Hi,
I just added the ability to register a .bit domain on dotbit.me using Litecoins. I'm charging 1 Litecoin per domain and year which is much lower than the current cost in Bitcoins and Namecoins (as it's a new "beta" feature).
Please let me know what you think about the interface. The idea is to make a rather complex process (registering a .bit domain manually) as simple as possible.
Thanks! Tagide dotbit.me
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The next big thing - THE NEW INTERNET

FreeSpeechMe-SPECIFIC IMPROVEMENTS WE PLAN TO DO:
Hide nmcontrol/namecoind windows on Windows
GNU/Linux users don't see the terminal windows for backend software; Windows users shouldn't be bothered by them either.
Don't try to visit .bit websites when blockchain isn't downloaded
Right now, visiting a .bit website with an incomplete blockchain will use an older version of that name's data. Usually this results in a failure to load the page with no good explanation of what's wrong, but in certain rare cases it could also hypothetically result in security issues such as hijacking. A better version of FreeSpeechMe should refuse to use incomplete blockchains.
Facilitate non-Firefox usage
FreeSpeechMe uses a networking method, HTTP, which is specific to website traffic. Replacing it with a different method, SOCKS, would make it much more flexible, so you could use Dot-Bit for non-website Internet applications such as SSH. It should also be possible to route other web browsers such as Chromium through FreeSpeechMe. FreeSpeechMe should support being installed as a standalone application for users who don't use Firefox (although obviously Firefox will remain the main method of installation).
Improvements for anonymous browsing
Right now FreeSpeechMe supports routing its traffic through anonymization proxies such as Tor and I2P (if they are installed), but it is not compatible with TorBrowser, so while attackers generally can't see your location or IP address, they can deduce that different activities you do online may have come from the same person. FreeSpeechMe should be improved to function in TorBrowser, which would prevent linkage of different online activities.
Improvements for anonymous hosting
FreeSpeechMe supports Tor and I2P hidden services (if the user has Tor or I2P installed), but does not support Freenet, OnionCat, GarliCat, or other anonymous hosting networks. This should be improved.
Support for next-gen TLS specification
FreeSpeechMe is using a method of specifying certificates to prevent hijacking which is deprecated in the Dot-Bit specification. While this method remains very secure, the newer specification has more features, and FreeSpeechMe should implement it.
HTTPS enforcement
Websites which claim to support HTTPS in their domain record should automatically be loaded in HTTPS, even if the user accidentally forgets the "s", to prevent hijacking in such cases. (Note for geeks: this is like the HSTS specification, but works even for sites you haven't visited before.)
Intelligent Redirecting
Websites that want to support Dot-Bit should be able to do so without changing their server configuration, and instead have FreeSpeechMe make the server think the preexisting domain is being requested. The user would still see the Dot-Bit URL in Firefox, and unlike iframe-based methods, the URL displayed in Firefox would change accordingly as the user clicks links..
Fix HTTP protocol bugs
Unencrypted HTTP Dot-Bit websites occasionally have odd behavior in FreeSpeechMe (sometimes manifesting as links not working properly); this is most frequently seen in WordPress websites. While we strongly encourage the use of HTTPS (which isn't subject to these bugs), we still want to fix the bugs with HTTP websites.
Round-Robin Load Balancing
Some large websites use multiple server IP addresses for a single domain. FreeSpeechMe should be able to randomly choose one.
OTHER NAMECOIN SOFTWARE IMPROVEMENTS
Some of this is possibly out of the scope of this one Indiegogo campaign, depending on funds raised. But these are things we're very interested in helping implement:
Rebase on the latest Bitcoin code
Namecoin is based on an outdated version of Bitcoin (0.3.x). We should rebase on a current release. We inquired with a well-qualified and well-respected contractor (who developed Namecoin-Qt) about how much this rebase would cost; the estimate was around $17,000-$35,000 US. Spending that much on one project would be out of the realm of this first campaign. However, it may be possible to reduce this cost significantly by rebasing on a codebase other than Bitcoin, such as libcoin.
Improve scalability
Namecoin currently requires having the entire blockchain for good security. While the 1.6GB blockchain isn't a large concern right now, future scalability requires that clients be able to securely resolve names without possessing the blockchain. There is a proposal for this called SPV+UTXO.
Automatic renewal of names
Losing your names because you forgot to renew them is a problem.
Names should be able to be renewed automatically. Preferably without decrypting the wallet each time the name is renewed, and maybe without even needing your client to be open when it renews. Any solution must be trust-free.
Cold storage of Namecoin name keys
To update a Namecoin name, the keys must be decrypted on a computer with Internet access; this could be a security risk if malware is installed on that computer. To fix this, cold storage should be used, as is possible with Bitcoin.
This is in two parts: (1) port the Armory client to Namecoin (this allows transactions to be signed offline), and (2) allow a cold-storage name to be used as a revocation key for a hot-wallet name (this is called the "import" field).
Optimize Speed
Dot-Bit is already much faster than other top-level domains for both name lookup and name propagation. However, it can be made even faster.
We estimate that pre-cached name lookup time can be decreased by 2- to 5-fold in some cases, uncached name lookup time can be decreased significantly, name update propagation can be reduced from 40 minutes to under 1 minute, and blockchain sync time can be reduced significantly.
Android support
Namecoin software currently does not support Android; this situation should be improved.
Better blockchain anonymity
Like Bitcoin, Namecoin can keep the location and IP address of name owners anonymous (if used with Tor), but the various activities of name owners can be linked by an attacker. This should be improved, e.g. by implementing Zerocoin.
Better blockchain privacy
Some name owners may wish their records to not be publicly accessible; encryption would improve this situation.
Decentralized website single sign-on
Namecoin can be used to log into websites in a secure way without needing a password (protecting people from database leaks or cracked passwords without trusting a third party such as "all your data are belong to us" systems like Facebook); this is implemented as the NameID library by domob. Unfortunately, this library is not easy for non-programmers to integrate with existing websites. Plugins should be created for major website backends such as Drupal, phpBB, WordPress, and SMF, to allow trust-free NameID sign-on to be as easy as checking a box.
Automated builds
Namecoin software should support automated builds and testing so that our developers and testers can work more efficiently. The builds should also be deterministic (as Bitcoin and Tor are doing) to improve security.
Offline signing of static websites
Verifying signatures of static websites against the blockchain would prevent hijacking even if a web server is completely compromised.
SSH client integration
Log into your servers remotely without trusting your network or manually verifying fingerprints, using the same anti-hijacking features that FreeSpeechMe first implemented.
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Namecoin Charts website

Just a post which attempts to list all the sites I found useful when trying to learn more about namecoin.
Please feel free to suggest other resources that aren't so easy to find.
Note: title is misleading because I initially only was going to post looking for some NMC charts. Anyhow, I found some and decided to include a bunch of additional sites.
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Much draft standard.

wow
So I've taken an interest in Namecoin ever since I found out that Bitcoin actually spawned some alt chains. Namecoin is by far the most unique among all of them, because you can actually own something inside the chain. The only thing that comes close is the 'coloured coins' concept. Apart from that, the concept is an awesome replacement for what is probably the weakest point of the Internet today.
But ever since I've taken interest, it's seemed in a bit of a jumble. The standards listed on the bottom of this page have been mostly drafts since I can remember.
edit: Also, the currently useful feature has also been in apparently slow progress since at the earliest, start of 2012. /edit
Is there any active development happening, apart from critical bugfixes? Is there any news, apart from the changes made to the (still centralised *cough*) DNS servers which host the .bit namespace?
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I want to register a .bit website but still have no idea how to after researching. Can someone write a tl;dr of Namecoin?

So... I have 13 Namecoins saved up, and I want to register a .bit domain but I can't find a decent guide anywhere. http://dot-bit.org/HowToRegisterAndConfigureBitDomains is the closest I can find, but I can't even open Namecoin... when I type namecoind.exe into cmd nothing comes up. Also, this website seems to register a .bit domain with Bitcoins... doesn't that defeat the purpose of Namecoins? Finally, is there any way to access .bit websites without a proxy?
As you can tell, I'm pretty confused... help?
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Integration of Namecoin identities into the Retroshare client

What do you think about the connection with Namecoin identities if this option would be integrated into the Retroshare client ?
http://dot-bit.bit/Namespace:Identity
In the Namecoin id/namespace can be registered online identities and in the identity can be defined a new field "retroshare" with a corresponding key for that person.
{ "email" : "[email protected]", "bitcoin" : "...", "namecoin" : "...", "retroshare" : "..." }
So connecting with somebody would need only to know his id/friend identity.
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Khal has woken up, burst of new activity for Christmas.

I've been working on a stealth Namecoin project and I have been engaged with the community for about 6 months. Today I announced "Project Keystone" to try and get Namecoin in shape for the alpha launch of Speech.is (an in-browser .bit DNS resolver) on Christmas day.
There has been a cluster of problems recently but they are mainly due to an inactive lead developer and a community without admin privileges. However, the lead developer has become more active and delegated control of the project to more community members. Furthermore, steady progress has been made in the past few months on NamecoinToBIND, DNSSEC support, Convergence, as well as the rebase to the latest version of Bitcoin.
We could really use help getting these projects up and running before Christmas day:
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How to quickly start mining bitcoins [Easy] Namecoin Mining _ What is Namecoin _ Cryptocurrency _ By DailyDot (1) Namecoin - YouTube MeowBit, View Dot-Bit on ANY Browser. Free Software. What is Namecoin?

Dot-Bit Security / Threat Model. As with all security systems, Dot-Bit’s security is dependent on a set of assumptions, outlined below. 51% Attacks. Like Bitcoin, Namecoin’s main vulnerability is the 51% attack. Bit domains are managed by the peer-to-peer Namecoin network with no central authority. The system is still at an early stage of development but grows rapidly. Register .bit domains via the namecoin software or use our service. Pay 0.0005 Bitcoin, 5 Namecoin or the equivalent in any crypto-currency per domain & year; No crypto-coins? .bit Domains are Namecoin Assets. The .bit DNS system is a feature of the cryptocurrency namecoin, which is one of the very first altcoins, and is closely modeled after Bitcoin. Namecoin is often Bitdns was project with the goal to extend Bitcoin's technology to a domain name service, expanding the software to support transactions for registering, updating, and transferring domains. The project eventually became an altchain with its own altcoin, known as Namecoin. See Also. Comparison of cryptocurrencies; External Links. New .bit homepage Dot-Bit is powered by Namecoin, a free and open source software project based on Bitcoin, and other free and open-source software packages. Dot-Bit software can be audited by anyone, and historically security issues have been resolved promptly without incident. You should demand nothing less from any software to which you entrust your security.

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