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6183RE: [decentralization] decentralized recognizability

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  • Jeffrey Kay
    Nov 5, 2002
      Lucas --

      Do you have a pointer for the code that does this? I might have a place
      to implement something like this for a research project I'm working on.

      Cheers --

      jeffrey kay
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: lucas@... [mailto:lucas@...]
      > Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 11:57 AM
      > To: decentralization@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [decentralization] decentralized recognizability
      > The circle project has a way of generating decentralized
      > secure identity
      > that is human-friendly in a particular sense; they generate an image
      > resembling a westernized human signature from a public key.
      > These images
      > obviously aren't typable, and they aren't memorable in the sense that
      > someone could re-render one by hand, but they do allow people
      > to recognize
      > a public key when they see it.
      > Two snapshots of Circle signatures:
      > http://gonze.com/circle-sig1.png
      > http://gonze.com/circle-sig2.png
      > The larger trend is that hackers are chipping away at the identity
      > problem.
      > - Lucas
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