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Blockchain and Networking


its not only about PKI. There are some currencies in the wild right now, 
that are more scalable than bitcoin and are made for the "ddos" world of 

For example a possible BGP extension could use smart contracts to form 
and confirm peering and also handle the direct payment process to the 
upstreams. Things like the DirectCloud of DE-CIX could be replaced by a 
"BGP-Exchange", where "routers" can sell and order services on their own 
and on-demand, for example if the "router" needs suddenly more bits to 
AS$X on a cold winter night.

Also a "$IoT" device like a streaming dongle could order and pay by 
itself and may book the nearest data-"highway" for a PPV-event.


> On 2018-01-08 08:59, Peter Kristolaitis wrote:
>> On 2018-01-08 12:52 AM, William Herrin wrote:
>>> I'm having trouble envisioning a scenario where blockchain does that 
>>> any
>>> better than plain old PKI.
>>> Blockchain is great at proving chain of custody, but when do you 
>>> need to do
>>> that in computer networking?
>>> Regards,
>>> Bill Herrin