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Cash Account Integration #1035
I am currently working on a specification for on-chain aliases that look like this: James#577821; to help convey payment information in a more convenient manner, particulary in verbal contexts.
The specification has undergone reasonable peer-review so far (by wallet developers, token developers, coinbase engineeers) but more feedback is always welcome.
Here's a link to the draft spec: https://gitlab.com/cash-accounts/specification/blob/master/SPECIFICATION.md
It would probably need ElectrumX server-side support to be able to refer to people by the short-hand notation.. I think. And to also be able to do reverse lookups of Address -> Label (short or long).
Not a huge deal -- i think the ecosystem needs this. It's 1 step towards easier, more human friendly adoption.
I love the protocol but I'm also not hot on the 'account' terminology. Too easy to misunderstand for normal folks, since bitcoin doesn't have accounts. 'Cash Nick' was an option in your poll, wasn't it?
@cculianu why would reverse lookups be needed, I'm curious? (they wouldn't be unique in general, especially not if I register the same address multiple times)