In the mid-1990s, a practice quite popular with former coders was to sign their email with a private key. This was made possible in particular with the development of PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) keys, which allowed users to encrypt various digital media. If this practice speaks less to younger people, they will finally have the chance to indulge in it. The process has just been brought up to date on Ethereum thanks to Unstoppable Domains. The latter has just introduced a new feature allowing a domain holder with a .crypto extension to send an email signed by the private key of Ethereum (ETH) which controls it.
A way to ensure the origin of an email
Co-founder ofUnstoppable Domains, Bradley Kam let it be known that the functionality Unstoppable email is provided by ETHMail webmail. Non-decentralized, this technology is also within everyone’s reach since the service is available free of chargeat least for now. The other piece of information that should please the public is that he is also essential to have a .crypto domain to send an email using this service. However, a guarantee is offered to anyone already using a domain from Unstoppable Domains.
Indeed, an email sent using this feature being signed with a private key, this automatically guarantees that it comes from the owner of the specified domain. This is what explained Mr. Kam by presenting the advantages of this new service. “You can sign a message with the private key that controls the domain name in order to log into your account. Basically, so you know the person sending the email to you is the domain “ did he declare. As for the fear that spam emails will become a problem on Ethereum because of this service, it will be possible to remedy this with the Hashcash designed by Adam Back.
An additional tool to have a more decentralized web
This is not the first messaging service launched by the company that had already stood out with a decentralized chat called dChat. This functionality therefore constitutes a new step in the quest for greater decentralization of the web. “We were very excited. And I think in general, messaging is a very important part of the decentralized web. And so, you’ve seen a decentralized peer-to-peer chat protocol that we built a few months ago. I think it’s just another tool in this sphere »Declared thus Mr. Kam.
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This far from being fanciful return to the past by Unstoppable Domains guarantees that emails will be sent or received unaltered during shipping. With more than a hundred Ethereum address holders, the service should quickly become successful on the platform while waiting to be expanded to others. You can better discover Unstoppable domain and its innovative services by visiting the official site.