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Namecoin (Symbol: ℕ or NMC) is a cryptocurrency that aims to provide a decentralized DNS.wikipedia
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Namecoin (Symbol: ℕ or NMC) is a cryptocurrency that aims to provide a decentralized DNS.
In April 2011, Namecoin was created as an attempt at forming a decentralized DNS, which would make internet censorship very difficult.

Currency symbol

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Namecoin (Symbol: ℕ or NMC) is a cryptocurrency that aims to provide a decentralized DNS.

Top-level domain

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Namecoin implements the top level domain, which is independent of ICANN.

ICANN

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Namecoin implements the top level domain, which is independent of ICANN. In 2014, Namecoin was mentioned by ICANN in a public draft report as the most well-known example of distributing control and privacy in DNS.

Notary

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Other proposed use cases of Namecoin include notary/timestamp systems.

Timestamp

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Other proposed use cases of Namecoin include notary/timestamp systems.

Proof-of-work system

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Namecoin uses the Proof of Work (PoW) consensus system called "Merged mining", a process which reuses partial solutions to PoW problems from a parent cryptocurrency as valid proofs-of-work for a child cryptocurrency.

TechCrunch

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In 2011, Techcrunch described Namecoin as a fork of the Bitcoin project, which instead uses the P2P network to build a decentralized domain name system that is less vulnerable to downages.

Domain Name System

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In 2014, Namecoin was mentioned by ICANN in a public draft report as the most well-known example of distributing control and privacy in DNS.

Kraken (company)

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In October 2013, Kraken announced that it had discovered major flaws in the Namecoin protocol and would not list the cryptocurrency until they were removed.

BTC-e

Until the 25th of July 2017, it allowed trading between the U. S. dollar, Russian ruble and euro currencies, and the bitcoin, litecoin, namecoin, novacoin, peercoin, dash and ethereum cryptocurrencies.

Kasidet POS RAM Scraper Malware

The scraping capability of Kasidet has now been enhanced by the cyber criminals and it now hides C&C server in the Namecoin DNS Service Dot-Bit.

Stop Online Piracy Act

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In November 2011, an anonymous top-level domain, .bit, was launched outside of ICANN control, as a response to the perceived threat from SOPA, although its effectiveness (as well as the effectiveness of other alternative DNS roots) remains unknown.

FXOpen

In 2014, FXOpen launched Crypto accounts and introduced new financial instruments such as Bitcoins, Litecoins, Namecoins, and Peercoins.

Zooko's triangle

Several platforms implement refutations of Zooko's conjecture, including: Twister (which use the later Aaron Swartz system with a bitcoin-like system), Blockstack (which can run on any blockchain and currently uses Bitcoin), Namecoin (separate blockchain), and Monero OpenAlias.

OpenNIC

OpenNIC resolves .bit (Namecoin) domains through the use of a centralized server which generates a DNS zone from the Namecoin blockchain.

Ghash.io

GHash.IO contained merged mining operations from several alternative cryptocurrencies, including NMC (Namecoin), IXC (IXCoin) and DVC (Devcoin).

ISO 4217

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Recently, cryptocurrencies have unofficially used ISO codes on various cryptocurrency exchanges, for instance LTC for Litecoin, NMC for Namecoin and XRP for the XRP Ledger.

Decentralization

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Examples of projects that attempt to contribute to the redecentralization of the Internet include ArkOS, Diaspora, FreedomBox, Namecoin, SAFE Network, twtxt and ZeroNet as well as advocacy group Redecentralize.org, which provides support for projects that aim to make the Web less centralized.

NLnet

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NLnet is known for sponsoring open source software and standards work (in areas such as DNSSEC, as well as supporting auxiliary activities (such as hackathons and the ODF plugfest ), the GPL V3 license drafting process, Tor anonymity network, the Parrot virtual machine, Namecoin, Jitsi etc.