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Convergence for Namecoin, Secure peer-to-peer DNS resolution and HTTPS authentication for IceCat, without certificate authorities, using the Namecoin blockchain.
FreeSpeechMe is a Free Software plug-in for IceCat that allows people to effortlessly view Dot-Bit websites. It works on GNU/Linux and Windows. Dot-Bit (.bit) is a new top-level domain that, unlike Dot-Com, Dot-Net, Dot-UK, etc., is NOT controlled by any government or corporation. FreeSpeechMe works over the distributed blockchain of the inexpensive cryptocurrency, Namecoin (a derivative of BitCoin). Namecoin is not generally traded as currency. It exists primarily for the purpose of decentralized DNS.
Domains currently cost about 10 cents US of Namecoin to register.
Before FreeSpeechMe, viewing Dot-Bit websites required changing DNS settings, and using non-vetted public DNS servers. FreeSpeechMe doesn't require changing DNS settings, so it is much more secure.
Newly registered Dot-Bit websites can be viewed within three hours worldwide with FreeSpeechMe.
IP or Nameserver update changes to an existing Dot-Bit website are viewable worldwide within 40 minutes.
This isn't just "a plug-in." FreeSpeechMe, Dot-Bit and Namecoin are a complete new Internet ecosystem, free of the constraints of ICANN and the like.
Please see tech FAQ for full list of improvements and implementations we're planning on for FreeSpeechMe and Namecoin: http://www.freespeechme.org/advanced-faq/
DocumentationMIRROR site: http://freespeechme.freedomfeens.com/
(our main site is getting knocked off line from traffic from article about FreeSpeechMe in Bitcoin Magazine.)
released on 5 February 2014
git clone email@example.com:namecoin/Convergence.git
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|Michael W. Dean||testing, tutorials, program name, cat herding, cheerleading|
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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 5 February 2014.
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