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Cash Account Integration #34

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monsterbitar opened this issue Dec 12, 2018 · 4 comments
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Cash Account Integration #34

monsterbitar opened this issue Dec 12, 2018 · 4 comments

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@monsterbitar monsterbitar commented Dec 12, 2018

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

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@monsterbitar monsterbitar commented Dec 14, 2018

If you have questions or want to chat for a bit with other developers working on this, feel free to join this discord chat: https://discord.gg/9kACN9t

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@monsterbitar monsterbitar commented Mar 22, 2019

We are now several months into this project, there exist multiple lookup servers (written in javascript, go and c#), there exist a handful of websites around it and a small number of wallets have implemented send-support.

The main issue that is still left to be resolved is creating and agreeing on a resuable address format so that we can retain privacy while still having userfriendly names, but I still feel that implementing sending support is something that should be a higher priority.

I understand if you'd be hestitant to implementing registration support at the time being, given that address reuse is a bad practice - but ematiu from copay is working together with others to create a standardized implementation of peter todds stealth addresses that would allow us to keep the privacy.

Please do not pass up this opportunity to build the user interfaces and send-support so that breadwallet can be ready when the registration support gets implemented elsewhere.

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@monsterbitar monsterbitar commented Mar 24, 2019

courtesy of @emergent-reasons there is tests available (https://gitlab.com/cash-accounts/specification/blob/master/TEST.md) to help ensure a good integrity when implementing cashaccount support.

If there is still anything that is missing or needing, please let us know.

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@monsterbitar monsterbitar commented Apr 2, 2019

Is this the right place to discuss implementing CashAccounts for BitcoinCash in the BRD wallet?

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