Hi Cardano Community
I just wanted to let everyone know about a Catalyst proposal I submitted for Fund3 and wanted to get some feedback plus see if anyone is interested in collaborating on the project.
It is essentially a way of using the identity capabilities being built on Cardano for Atala PRISM to provide an address name service. Similar services have been built on Ethereum (e.g Ethereum Name Service, Unstoppable Domains), but they use smart contracts which adds unnecessary blockchain bloat and increasing costs.
Using human readable names instead of crypto addresses will not only make transferring funds easier, but when dApps are introduced they will also simplify the upgrade process.
If you would like to provide feedback you can do so on IdeaScale at https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/The-DARP-Protocol/334441-48088 or leave a comment here. There is also the start of some documentation about how the new protocol will work at https://docs.darp.tech.
While I have access to IT professionals who can work with me on this project, I would like to see if there is anyone in the Cardano community who would like to get involved before approaching them. Please let me know if you are interested.
If you have any questions about how this improved approach to using human readable address names works, then please feel free to ask.