needs in OpenPGP to use it for a bitcoin replacement.
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Thu May 26 00:17:58 CEST 2011
On May 25, 2011, at 6:00 PM, Jbar wrote:
>> I think the whole bitcoin story is questionable enough. I'm not saying
>> bitcoin can't be successful, but you should be wary and make a careful
>> decision. Everyone has different opinions about it. Adding "yet another
>> system" on top of that won't help.
> I just want that gnupg manage a new subpacket type octet (cf the section 22.214.171.124. of the RFC 4880) needed for the signing chain feature :
> "The value of the subpacket type octet may be:
> 33 = Recipient
Without going into the details of bitcoin or whether it is a good system or not, and speaking strictly from the OpenPGP protocol perspective, you don't need a new subpacket to get what you want. OpenPGP has a generic key=value notation subpacket (number 20), already supported by GnuPG, which is ideal for what you are trying to do. Just use a notation of something like bitcoin at your-domain.example.com=XXX.
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