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CryptoDNS--Should We Worry?

CryptoDNS--Should We Worry?

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Matthew Mackie

By Matt Mackie When the Internet was still ARPANET, hostnames were converted to numerical addresses using a hosts.txt file stored locally on each computer. This system evolved into today's hierarchical domain name system (DNS). Namecoin is a new--and old--alternative to DNS: it relies on a locally stored file, like the hosts.txt file, but the file is a blockchain, similar to that used in Bitcoin financial transactions. This cryptoDNS offers anonymity, security, and resistance to censorship--features...

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