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@nullpo published a new text-board that he's been working on that works without any central identity provider like ZeroID but instead creates its own identities for the users using bitcoin-js lib, Stefan Thomas will be happy to know that his library is still finds new uses :)
This could be a great start for anyone who wants to have a completely detached system that needs identities but doesn't want to be bound to a 3rd party identity provider.
After creating the identity your ZeroShell will have a new ID associated with your account that ends with @nanasi that you can use anywhere else on ZeroNet - so basically we're seeing here is a different method to create IDs for use within ZeroNet (that claim needs to be verified) - excellent pioneering work by nullpo.
I've just noticed that you can't use the @nanasi ID on other zerosites, it's there for you to select, but it's not available to be selected. Interesting.
[@nullpo] was kind of to mention that in fact a zerosite owner can decide to allow usage of @nanasi identities - which I think is pretty awesome functionality to have.
Oother zerosites can accept the nanasi accounts with this appended to cert_signers in data/users/content.json etc.:
"nanasi": [ "16PmAP6z2MCJX9jNjvMrteMfnqX4KeDRNT" ],
if the site creator doesn't mind accounts without uniqueness guarantee, and proofs of work or IP filters that (non-bitmessage) ZeroID can potentially provide.
[@nullpo] doesn't recommend to actually use @nanasi particularly because he's actively experimenting on @nanasi identities (experiments that we all hope to see more of!).