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nano.txt

v0.1.0

Protocol for associating a website with a Nano Currency account

Getting Started

The nano.txt protocol format is similar to robots.txt files. It exists so external entities can find the nano.txt file, understand the contents of the file, and make the appropriate decisions based upon the information in the nano.txt.

When a Nano Currency account is found in a website's nano.txt, it can be assumed that the website owner has control of and can be associated with that Nano Currency account.

File Path

The nano.txt file shall exist at the root level of a website.

Examples

Format

Only a single Nano Currency account shall be written on a line. No other information than Nano Currency account's is in the file

Examples

The following could be placed at https://nano.org/nano.txt:

xrb_1ipx847tk8o46pwxt5qjdbncjqcbwcc1rrmqnkztrfjy5k7z4imsrata9est
xrb_3wm37qz19zhei7nzscjcopbrbnnachs4p1gnwo5oroi3qonw6inwgoeuufdp

Comments

  • Should a label be included with a Nano Currency account? I think no because a label could be misleading. A website URL is unique while a label could be used to make someone believe that account, even though on a bogus website, is associated with a known entity.

Implementation

The following sites/applications are known to utilize the nano.txt protocol (not just have a nano.txt but rely on websites listing their nano.txt):

If you know of an implementation, contact me via Twitter or this GitHub, and I will add to the listing.

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