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December 28, 2014, 04:46:32 AM
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How would the Bitcoin community like retina scan or thumb print authorization? (Most new cell phones already have these features built-in) I believe that all the maintainers of Bitcoin wallets should consider adding these features. If you think this is a good idea, add your support below and also add the reason why you would like these features added.

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December 28, 2014, 04:50:32 AM
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Are we talking about online wallets or are we talking about the Qt wallets?
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December 28, 2014, 04:52:21 AM
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How would the Bitcoin community like retina scan or thumb print authorization? (Most new cell phones already have these features built-in) I believe that all the maintainers of Bitcoin wallets should consider adding these features. If you think this is a good idea, add your support below and also add the reason why you would like these features added.

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Certainly.  Please give me your thumbprints and retinal scans right now.  I will ensure that they will be sold to corporation-states at a high premium as a service to you.

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December 28, 2014, 05:22:54 AM
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It is not necessary to store the actual biometric data, just some hash of it should be sufficient.
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December 28, 2014, 05:37:58 AM
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bitID is a good concept..

as for retina/fingerprint.. goodluck when you get cataracts or ur thumb gets mangled in a machine at work.

the solution is to only have junk change in webwallets/convenience wallets. and have your hard earned larger sums in cold store.

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December 28, 2014, 07:56:17 AM
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suggest you read on from here: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=19-10-2014#883665


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December 28, 2014, 09:20:38 AM
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How would the Bitcoin community like retina scan or thumb print authorization? (Most new cell phones already have these features built-in)
Unless you want your retina or print uploaded to some NSA database somewhere, I would avoid using these features.

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December 28, 2014, 09:24:52 AM
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I would prefer some people vouch for ID and it would be good for a short time using a temporary PIN. Like a group googauth.

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December 28, 2014, 09:30:01 AM
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I personally don't use the fingerprint authentication on my iphone even though the feature is available which I think is cool. However, I'm a bit concerned here on privacy and for whatever reason I'll still stick to my hard coded password stored in my brain. I would trade off convenience in exchange for privacy.

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December 28, 2014, 09:54:17 AM
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How do you revoke a biometric key?

Fingerprint scanners have thus far proven worryingly simple to bypass - even a photocopy has been sufficient to fool a lot of them. As for DNA, assuming that's not a troll - doesn't that mean anyone with a sample of my spit can spend my bitcoins?

I don't think biometrics is a good solution here. I'd rather it wasn't obvious how to spend my coins.

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December 28, 2014, 10:08:02 AM
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How would the Bitcoin community like retina scan or thumb print authorization? (Most new cell phones already have these features built-in) I believe that all the maintainers of Bitcoin wallets should consider adding these features. If you think this is a good idea, add your support below and also add the reason why you would like these features added.

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I havent heard of a lot of model of phones having thumbprint scanning feature and never heard of retina scans in any phone except face recognition which isnt secure. It wont be of much use if large percentage of phones don't have these features, just a waste of time developing them. It isnt of much use if your phone get stolen, install lookout and wipe your phone if it ever gets stolen or just transfer them to another address and have a pin code on your phone.














 

 

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December 28, 2014, 02:02:01 PM
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December 28, 2014, 02:16:50 PM
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You have a phone with a retinal scanner? What phone is it? I've heard Samsung was hinting at the idea but thought that was still years away.

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December 28, 2014, 02:57:37 PM
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Are we talking about online wallets or are we talking about the Qt wallets?

What does qt stand for? I think some sort of finger print scan to authorize transactions would be beneficial for those that want to use them. I know I would.
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December 28, 2014, 03:00:12 PM
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Coinbase on iOS already uses the thumbprint scan

If it can be digitized, it should be decentralized
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December 28, 2014, 03:06:16 PM
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By 2016 we will see this technology on a normal smartphone!

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December 28, 2014, 03:58:46 PM
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Are we talking about online wallets or are we talking about the Qt wallets?

What does qt stand for? I think some sort of finger print scan to authorize transactions would be beneficial for those that want to use them. I know I would.
QT stands for this http://qt-project.org/.

It is the wallet that downloads the whole blockchain, known as Bitcoin Core now. It however wont fully protect the wallet from malware in phones. It might be possible to prevent physical theft but might not be enough to prevent malwares from getting the eivate key.














 

 

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December 28, 2014, 03:59:40 PM
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How would the Bitcoin community like retina scan or thumb print authorization?

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December 28, 2014, 04:29:37 PM
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How would the Bitcoin community like retina scan or thumb print authorization? (Most new cell phones already have these features built-in) I believe that all the maintainers of Bitcoin wallets should consider adding these features. If you think this is a good idea, add your support below and also add the reason why you would like these features added.

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Using thumb print authorization or retina scan authorization is the same as making passwords unchangeable.

Think about it. You would carry your password with you in plain text and you would only be able to change it as often as the amount of fingers you have (or eyes).

This is a step backwards in security. Actual passwords are not visible in plain text and can be changed and re-invented as often as you want.
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December 28, 2014, 04:35:35 PM
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How would the Bitcoin community like retina scan or thumb print authorization? (Most new cell phones already have these features built-in) I believe that all the maintainers of Bitcoin wallets should consider adding these features. If you think this is a good idea, add your support below and also add the reason why you would like these features added.

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Certainly.  Please give me your thumbprints and retinal scans right now.  I will ensure that they will be sold to corporation-states at a high premium as a service to you.


I certainly wouldn't like some third party company having access to my thumbprints or retina scans, but I wouldn't mind using fingerprints to access my own PC wallet. Think that would give me an extra piece of mind.
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