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Re: [tor-talk] These Maps Show What the Dark Web Looks Like
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On 07/08/2016 02:07 PM, carlo von lynX wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 06, 2016 at 01:44:43PM -0700, Yuri wrote:
>> The article says "this lack of diversity in hosting
>> infrastructure is concerning—it places the future of a large
>> proportion of Onion Services in the hands of a limited number of
>> groups". The future web
> Indeed insisting on the client/server model is not helpful.
>> might even have no hosting, because the new technologies like
>> ZeroNet don't require hosting at all. I personally believe that
>> distributed architecture is superior to centralized
>> architecture, and is a way to go.
> ZeroNet is a bit late in that game since distributed websites go
> back to Freenet or so... that's why I would like to know which
> distributed web hosting method makes sense to promote?
> ZeroNet relies on the flaky bittorrent DHT, the ecologically
> questionable proof-of-work approach of namecoin and bitcoin and
> buys into the problem of oligarchic dominance of the bitcoin
> blockchain, so that would probably be the last of these
> technologies I would opt for.
> What else is around?
AFAIK ZeroNet doesn't rely on Bitcoin's PoW for anything. It only
relies on Namecoin's PoW as an optional naming system. Freenet
doesn't have a decentralized naming system at all, so ZeroNet isn't
any worse than Freenet in that particular respect.
- -Jeremy Rand
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