Although discuss.nubits.com seems like a nice place for NuNet related discussions, it’s centralized and doesn’t show the number of nushares held by each participant. My idea is to develop some kind of decentralized communication service that runs on top of NuNet and enables the NuShareHodlers to discuss things. It should favour anonymity as much as it is technically possible and it should display the number of nushares held by the message author.
Messages could be encoded into the NuShares’ block chain similarly to how http://cryptograffiti.info (developed by me) does it for Bitcoin. However, the messages should also be signed by the poster’s NuShares receiving addresses. Whenever someone decodes the message the decoder software would automatically calculate the number of nushares held by the poster. The decoder would display the number of shares held by the poster at the time of making the post and also at the current time. Sending one message would cost the transaction fee of the message. The messages could be browsed without any special software similarly to cryptograffiti.info but posting a message would probably require the special software running in your computer, connected to NuShares daemon. One could send targeted messages by including the recipient’s nushares’ receiving address in the transaction outputs (this is what http://cryptograffiti.info/paystamper/ does).
As a result, we would have a public message board that offers a functionality very similar to bitmessage with the exception that anyone can read the messages and that messages are stored in the block chain forever. Since nushareholders are somewhat of a political force in NuNet it is not very awkward to have their discussions published for the public to read. If a need arises for private conversations the described service could be used as a jumping board to initiate private discussions. For example, all nushareholders give their bitmessage addresses in the public discussion which automatically also proves the number of shares held by the owners of the bitmessage addresses.
Let me know what you think and if you have any ideas for conceptual enhancements. I personally would very much use that service since it would separate “low quality spam” messages/topics from the important stuff (hopefully ).