[messaging] The Simple Thing

micah micah at riseup.net
Sat Sep 27 11:21:42 PDT 2014

Alaric Snell-Pym <alaric at snell-pym.org.uk> writes:

> On 26/09/14 12:42, Joseph Birr-Pixton wrote:
>> On 24 September 2014 23:48, Tao Effect <contact at taoeffect.com> wrote:
>>> OK, but you've glossed over all the details and then declared it to be
>>> simple.
>> ...
>>> The Blockchain *is* the simple thing.
>> You've glossed over the details (of how a user gets his mail->key
>> mapping into the blockchain) and then declared it to be simple.
> Oooh, I think I can answer that one.
> You install your blockchainmail client, and it tells you a made-up "raw"
> address (bunch of base56), and you use an online exchange to buy some
> NMC or whatever currency and send them to that address. This is the
> hardest part, but more exchanges and better UIs on them is something
> that will improve in time; it's a matter of building businesses, which
> will happen if there's demand.

Without going further, I think its clear that you have already passed
the 'simple' point.


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