Session:Namecoin for Tor Onion Service Naming (And Other Darknets?)

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Description Namecoin for Tor Onion Service Naming (And Other Darknets?): Fixing the usability issues caused by the longer v3 onion services. (Code is working and released.)
Type Talk
Kids session No
Keyword(s) software, security
Tags Tor, Namecoin, Cryptocurrency
Processing assembly Assembly:Monero Assembly
Person organizing User:JeremyRand
Language en - English
en - English
Related to Projects:Namecoin
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Starts at 2017/12/28 17:30
Ends at 2017/12/28 17:55
Duration 25 minutes
Location Room:Chaos West Stage

The new v3 Tor onion services are a much-needed and long-overdue security upgrade. But holy crap, those new .onion domains are long! Namecoin can act as a naming layer for Tor onion services. Unlike some other proposed naming systems for onion services, Namecoin has a global namespace, doesn't rely on Tor's directory authorities, and supports relatively lightweight (SPV) clients. Experimental Namecoin naming for Tor is available right now, the ZeroNet developers are using Namecoin as well, and we're also interested in working with other darknet developers. (Note: this talk doesn't cover the anonymity properties of Namecoin, which may be relevant for some darknet applications. If you're interested in that issue, please come to Namecoin's talk "A Blueprint for Making Namecoin Anonymous".)