Wasn’t trying to patronize sorry if it came over that way, it was a hint to read through the article as Chris states something were you can receive some XLM but you have to read it to know. I did and I got some. Good read as well, Keybase is making some very nice progress.
We would have to ask Jed I meant Denelle to know, Incentivizing use does work and I like the way this one worked as well as you do dig into the way keybase works and what they are planning to do (I do it anyways cause I’m like that, curious George) the last drop through cb by using the videos so people learn along the way is the correct approach imo, unlike the drop from Blockchain.
I wonder with you, however interoperability seems to be one of the main driving factors. Incentivizing anything that works cross platform seems like a smart thing to do.
This is what Keybase is doing, being able to send & receive from multiple platforms using verified user names tied to their platform instead of way to long wallet account numbers while using multiple wallets with multiple digital assets will certainly make it far more attractive to use for the main stream especially by the time they adopt.
By that time most wont know they were paid using some leftover grocery store saving points and 3 other assets that person wanted to pay with as the recipient only sees that the transaction was cleared and their account was credited with their default preferred currency.
Excuse My example but Keybase is a lot like using a Facebook login on multiple sites and what Adam Ludwin made with Chain, multiple asset wallet which was connected to a dex for exchange clearing in the requested currency.(Side note: cant wait to finally hear what he is accomplishing with interstellar)
My guess would be either work hard with them to promote its use together with xlm or buy Keybase.
I understand that Keybase is currently for the more "tech" crowd, but I'd love to see a way to load up your wallet easily with XLM. The sending functions are slick, no doubt. But there should be a way for new people to get funds into the wallet without going to the DEX themselves or something along those lines.
Federated addresses. You can send xlm to a twitter account or reddit account with username@twitter*keybase.io.
Imagine you trying to send your grandma money and you have to ask them what their stellar public account is.... impossible. Now, with this you can just ask for their username. At this point it’s all speculation, but if this adopts with a Gmail account or Facebook account then “money can really be sent like email.”
I'm not convinced that association with cryptocurrency does much to give the appearance of credibility, trustworthiness and stability to keybase.io
I associate crypto with shonk, which puts keybase.io in the "this is a crypto thing? Hmmm.... shonky." category.
I guess it depends on what the corporate goals of keybase.io are - I think it was identity management or something rather being a crypto player.
edit: I should qualify that I've always seen and continue to see keybase.io as being a really reputable and stable company and not shonky. I guess I was a bit jaded by being flooded with crypto ads on every social media platform 12 months ago or so.
I was given 6000 XLM and I left it in their official wallet for years. On May 12th, 2017 I wrote them an email asking why my wallet, now converted to some newer official wallet, was empty. I did not receive a reply for 2 months, at which point I followed up and received a reply within a day, which was:
"I have investigated your account and it looks like an account merge operation occurred some time ago merging your lumens with another account. If you did not commit this action, it could be possible that someone was able to obtain your account information.
Stellar is a pretty cool platform. Here are some features:
Any node can issue tokens pretty easily. Tokens are basically IOUs and come with counterparty risk. For example you want to issue tokens for carbon emission trading, you can do that with a few lines of code but people have to trust you to redeem them for whatever they are worth at the end. The only asset that comes without counterparty risk is the native asset XLM.
It uses the Stellar consensus protocol (not proof of work) with a new ledger being closed every 3-5 seconds. SCP favors safety over liveness (no progress until consensus is reached)
Stellar has a decentralized exchange built-in in the protocol layer. That means that market orders are p2p messages and are part of consensus for each new ledger.
As a relatively long-time Keybase user, I went in and set up my Stellar wallet on my phone. There does not appear to be any way to fund this wallet, though. Reading the comments here, I guess I'd have to buy Stellar on some other exchange and ... transfer it to my wallet? (So I'd have a wallet on an exchange, and a wallet on Keybase?)
I like Keybase, I just find the name a little odd to push as a cool IM to normal people. I'm also still waiting to see them release their own email service, maybe something that can cleanly interface with ProtonMail?