In preparation for POTENTIALLY deleting my #Keybase account at some point in the future, I've created an Identities page.

Keybase aside, it's probably good practice for me to maintain something like this on my own site.

kevq.uk/identities/

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@kev
But... Can you really delete your #Keybase #identity? Isn't that the point of #blockchain? That there's a permanent record? 🤔

(I'm not a #geek or #techie, by the way. So maybe I'm not understanding this right.)

Anyway, I'm keeping mine, even though I've already got a list of my identities on my personal #website. 😶

@evelynyap @kev Keybase is not a global blockchain. Every profile has its own tree of crypto verifications. You can't delete something without proof from your profile but you can drop the whole thing.

@lukas @kev
☝️ Me dropping the whole Thing doesn't mean the Thing will cease to exist.

Question is: WHY use #keybase? The point for me joining it was so that there's an outside entity that helps #prove or #verify my other #online #identities as truly being mine.

Fear and distrust of every large entity is, weeeeell...

We could* be all* #hermits and create our own private little uber safe internets. But that wouldn't really be a true #internet, would it?

#choices

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@evelynyap @kev I agree that there is value in a place other than your own to verify the identity, and fulfills that role well.

In my opinion, their cryptographic setup is sound and there are no privacy or security risks even with new owners.

I can agree on not wanting to invest much in Keybase when you're unsure about their future, but I see no reason to now unless you want to point a middle finger to them and Zoom for the acquisition.

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