An article I read implied that it should be possible to use
Ethereum to replace Certificate Authorities, like who certify the ssl
How would you do this?
I don't have any great love for the CAs, I'd love to see a better way.
However, even the current CA stuff does not work well.
- there are many different levels that CAs try to sell/upsell you
which are worthless. A more expensive certificate does not buy you
- there are so many different CAs that you, as a web surfer, do not
know if a site is more real than another, and probably never even
looked at a certificate chain.
So if I publish I am the owner of grant.org on ethereum, how do I
prove this initially? How or what would you need to have in place so
that you could eliminate the CAs and just use Ethereum? It seems that
somewhere along the line, someone or something has to somehow verify
you are really who you say you are and that you own what you say you
own (i.e. certifiy it) and then, this could be published via ethereum.
But it's down to who you trust... You can't trust the CAs because
there are so many of them and you can't possibly know them all. How is
this supposed to work???