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Author Topic: Payment protocol and alternatives to SSL - convergence/notaries  (Read 597 times)
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February 19, 2014, 09:53:43 AM

2 years ago an expert in SSL security - Moxie Marlinspike -  proposed an alternative to CA's - notaries, a kind of reversed certificate authority. the project is called convergence. It hasn't taken off yet, but the idea is very much worth pondering.

defcon talk

Discussion with Whitefield Diffie:

Contrary to the beliefs of some bitcoin core developers I think CA's are thoroughly broken, and the use of them makes bitcoin worse, not better. SSL was a quick hack by a netscape engineer 20 years ago.
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