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Now you can send emails right from your Ethereum address

September 17, 2020

Has unstoppable domains inserted a new feature, unstoppable email. Now anyone with a domain with the “.crypto” extension can send an email that is signed with the private Ethereum key (ETH) that controls it. This is reminiscent of how ancient cypherpunks signed their emails with PGP keys. Was one of the first to adopt the Bitcoin (BTC), Hal Finney helped develop Pretty Good Privacy, or PGP. This enabled users to encrypt various digital media, including email.

Co-founder of Unstoppable Domains, Bradley Kam, told Cointelegraph that the email service is not and is not decentralized provided via ETHMail webmail. For now, The service is available for free and you don’t even have to own a .crypto domain to send an email. However, the added benefit for unstoppable domain users is that since the email is signed with a private key, it is guaranteed to come from the specified domain owner:

“You can sign a message with the private key that controls the domain name to access your account. Basically, you know that the person sending you the email owns the domain. “

Kam said this feature is just another step in the direction of greater web decentralization. Formerly the Company started a decentralized chat called “dChat”:

“We loved it. And I think, in general, messaging is a big part of a decentralized web. And then you see a decentralized peer-to-peer chat protocol that we developed a few months ago. I think it is is just another. tool in this sphere. “

Now you can send emails right from your Ethereum address
Now you can send emails right from your Ethereum address

There are more than 100 million Ethereum addresses and more are added every day. However, when spam (from Ethereum-based emails) becomes a problem, there is a solution that comes from another crypto pioneer, Adam Back. Your Hashcash was developed for this very purpose, to prevent spam. The sender of the email had to provide proof of work for outgoing emails. The same concept was later adopted by Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other blockchain-based currencies.

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