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Namecoin: Electrum-NMC

Security hardening and futureproofing Namecoin and Electrum-NMC

Namecoin provides a decentralized naming system and trust anchor. Its flagship use-case is a decentralized top-level domain (TLD) which is the cornerstone of a domain name system that is resistant to hijacking and censorship. Among other things, this provides a decentralized trust anchor for Public Key Infrastructure that does not require third party trust. It operates independently from the DNSSEC root trust chain, and can thus offer additional security under some circumstances. This project will focus on improving Namecoin's lightweight client (Electrum-NMC) in the areas of security (e.g. sandboxing and test coverage), scalability (e.g. more compact network protocol), UX (e.g. domain management GUI improvements), and packaging (e.g. for Debian and derived distros).

Run by The Namecoin Project

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This project was funded through the NGI Assure Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 957073.