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May 05, 2014, 06:11:04 PM
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BitID, an open authentication protocol using public-key cryptography, your id is your public address. An example login experience for the user could be, scan a QR code with a mobile phone and be directly logged in. Alternatively, you could login with a desktop wallet.

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Each block is stacked on top of the previous one. Adding another block to the top makes all lower blocks more difficult to remove: there is more "weight" above each block. A transaction in a block 6 blocks deep (6 confirmations) will be very difficult to remove.
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May 06, 2014, 07:05:40 AM
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BitID looks really exciting, as long as a website communicating with a desktop wallet doesn't invite security issues.
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What are the benefits of BitID vs OAuth2? I'm currently implementing a new auth system for on my website. Looks like local login with OAuth for FB+Twitter is the current trend.

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What are the benefits of BitID vs OAuth2? I'm currently implementing a new auth system for on my website. Looks like local login with OAuth for FB+Twitter is the current trend.

BitID has a higher security than most passwords. Passwords are stored in a wallet, no need for 'forgot your password'?.
In addition, the users is not required to have a FB+Twitter account, use activation email etc. Login can occur in 3 seconds, as you can simply scan a QR code.

Overall it can mean, more users for your system. The more forms they have to fill in, the earlier they leave the site  Smiley
 

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