[messaging] "Pseudoword" base32 fingerprints
jbonneau at gmail.com
Wed Feb 5 15:55:03 PST 2014
> 1) You don't have free choice of strings (like a password generator).
> Instead, you can only evaluate a "scoring function" on candidates
> produced by SHA256(pubkey + 32-bit counter).
I wasn't assuming you have free choice of any string you want, but that the
world can choose (and agree) to a new hash function, which is really a hash
function plus a function to turn the output into a human-readable string.
This could be used in a new messaging protocol, for example, to represent
Looks like your assumption is that the hash function is fixed though and
therefore we have to search.
Either is an interesting problem I think.
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