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Theme fund: Internet Hardening Fund
Start: 2021-02
End: 2023-07

Namecoin: TLS

Various TLS integrations for Namecoin

Namecoin is a blockchain project that provides a decentralized naming system and trust anchor. Our 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. Namecoin can be used as a decentralized method of authenticating TLS certificates, without relying on public certificate authorities. This eliminates the risk of compromised certificate authorities facilitating MITM attacks, as well as the risk of authorities refusing to issue certificates for specific websites in order to censor them. This project aims to improve the security, usability, and code quality of the TLS use case of Namecoin.

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This project was funded through the Internet Hardening Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.