Namecoin could decentralize DNS and more

Namecoin is an experimental open-source technology which improves decentralization, security, censorship resistance, privacy, and speed of certain components of the Internet infrastructure such as DNS and identities.(For the technically minded, Namecoin is a key/value pair registration and transfer system based on the Bitcoin technology.)Bitcoin frees money – Namecoin frees DNS, identities, and other technologies.What can Namecoin be used for?Protect free-speech rights online by making the web more resistant to censorship.Attach identity information such as GPG and OTR keys and email, Bitcoin, and Bitmessage addresses to an identity of your choice.Human-meaningful Tor .onion domains.Decentralized TLS (HTTPS) certificate validation, backed by blockchain consensus.Access websites using the .bit top-level domain.Proposed ideas such as file signatures, voting, bonds/stocks/shares, web of trust, notary services, and proof of existence. (To be implemented.)

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