Bitcoin Forum
December 09, 2016, 05:57:28 PM *
News: To be able to use the next phase of the beta forum software, please ensure that your email address is correct/functional.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Bitcoin as your web identity  (Read 1512 times)
Anonymous
Guest

March 03, 2011, 11:01:44 PM
 #1

I was reading Dave Winer's scripting news today and it hit me - the bitcoin block chain is a way to accomplish authentication outside of twitter,facebook and corporate silos who harvest your data and sell it to the highest bidder.

Quote
I wish there were a web service that had a simple XML and/or JSON interface that made it easy for a user to establish a username and password.

Such a service, if it had reasonable terms of service, could clean up among developers who want to invest in a net outside of Twitter, Facebook and Apple.
Why doesn't Amazon have a simple authentication service? This person says he or she is bullmancuso. Great, is this his password? Yes or no. That's all we need.

How about Visa or Mastercard. A bank?

I suspect we don't have it because of the confusion about OAuth. Shame cause it's desperately needed.

http://scripting.com/stories/2011/03/03/thinIdentityTheMissingWebS.html#p5269


Anyone up to the challenge ?


P.S.  Is this something like bitdns ?
1481306248
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481306248

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481306248
Reply with quote  #2

1481306248
Report to moderator
1481306248
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481306248

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481306248
Reply with quote  #2

1481306248
Report to moderator
1481306248
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481306248

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481306248
Reply with quote  #2

1481306248
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1481306248
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481306248

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481306248
Reply with quote  #2

1481306248
Report to moderator
1481306248
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481306248

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481306248
Reply with quote  #2

1481306248
Report to moderator
1481306248
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481306248

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481306248
Reply with quote  #2

1481306248
Report to moderator
chaord
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 218


View Profile
March 03, 2011, 11:18:58 PM
 #2

P.S.  Is this something like bitdns ?

I have been having similar thoughts lately.  I think this is a huge hole that bitcoin could elegantly fill.  However, it is somewhat like bitdns that it would likely not be supported by the mainstream bitcoin client out of the box.
genjix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1232


View Profile
March 04, 2011, 12:39:41 AM
 #3

its called OpenID

Supported by Google, Facebook, Yahoo, ...
Anonymous
Guest

March 04, 2011, 01:09:42 AM
 #4

its called OpenID

Supported by Google, Facebook, Yahoo, ...


Open Id is far from simple. 
ribuck
Donator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 826


View Profile
March 04, 2011, 11:25:00 AM
 #5

Open Id is far from simple. 

I doubt you'll be able to design anything much simpler than OpenId. Most of the complexity of OpenId is hidden behind library calls anyway.

And OpenId provides a seamless path towards decentralization. The masses can start by using their Google- or Facebook-issued OpenId, then later can set up their own independent OpenId.
Anonymous
Guest

March 04, 2011, 11:48:43 AM
 #6

Open Id is far from simple. 

I doubt you'll be able to design anything much simpler than OpenId. Most of the complexity of OpenId is hidden behind library calls anyway.

And OpenId provides a seamless path towards decentralization. The masses can start by using their Google- or Facebook-issued OpenId, then later can set up their own independent OpenId.

The main issue is remembering exactly which open id you used to sign up with .

We use it on witcoin.com after all Smiley

Also we use a bitcoin login. Send a coin and it creates an account after confirmation then sends a coin back to you.

genjix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1232


View Profile
March 04, 2011, 11:56:29 AM
 #7

its called OpenID

Supported by Google, Facebook, Yahoo, ...


Open Id is far from simple. 

OpenID is a piece of piss to integrate into a website. Not too hard to use either.
Anonymous
Guest

March 06, 2011, 04:50:48 AM
 #8

its called OpenID

Supported by Google, Facebook, Yahoo, ...


Open Id is far from simple. 

OpenID is a piece of piss to integrate into a website. Not too hard to use either.

Thats if you can remember which provider you used or if they change the way they support it on a whim. What if you used google and they decided to cut you off....

http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/50138/is-openid-really-that-bad

Im probably more concerned about the actions of companies who hold the user data than the idea of open id.

If youve ever tried to login at a site and you forgot which account your login is attached too its a nightmare.
error
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 574



View Profile
March 06, 2011, 09:20:51 PM
 #9

You should be putting OpenID on your OWN web site, which neatly resolves those problems. Smiley

15UFyv6kfWgq83Pp3yhXPr8rknv9m6581W
TiagoTiago
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 616


Firstbits.com/1fg4i                :Ƀ


View Profile
March 08, 2011, 02:58:23 AM
 #10

I don't like the idea of having a centralized login, not very secure, "they" only need to crack one password to take over  your whole online identity; while if you got separated accounts in different sites, even if one is compromised most of your online identity remains intact, if you say you are you but your account in site X has been compromised using more of your known accounts than the attacker has compromised chances are people will believe you.

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

Wanna gimme some BTC for any or no reason? 1FmvtS66LFh6ycrXDwKRQTexGJw4UWiqDX Smiley

The more you believe in Bitcoin, and the more you show you do to other people, the faster the real value will soar!

Do you like mmmBananas?!
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!