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To verify stuff like pgp public keys. It would be nice
to have a hash function that produces a hash that
looks like a nickname.
E.g. "addviadale of light"
This would provide an easier way to detect spoofing
effectively does this, in a different context [Loris, Jun 11 2015]
Reminds me of Identicon
same thing but visual, used to identify anonymous commenters on blogs [notexactly, Jun 15 2015]
||The only problem I can see (yet) is that the space of
name-like strings is much smaller than the space of all
strings, so a hashnick would have to be much longer
than a traditional hash for the same level of entropy. But
maybe you don't need as much entropy for this purpose.