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Date/Time: 2019-05-01 @ 15:00 UTC / 10:00 EDT / 23:00 HKT
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Length: 45 minutes
Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/559551975
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Friedgar has two questions:
- With the smart contracting system being used for BNS, how will existing API calls be implemented or change?
- What’s the best reference point for following specs and work on collections?
- After covering these two topics, @aaron suggests that we try something new this week (per a suggestion from @jeffd) — let’s go around the Blockstack engineers and each describe the work we’re doing this week and give a brief description of how it impacts the community.
- Community also said what they are working on
- File manager and implementation of collections
DID document contents are loaded from the user’s profile (the
public_key field is taken from the profile JWT).
Blockstack DIDs are in 1-to-1 correspondence with names. Your name’s DID is
did:stacks:v0-$NAME_PREORDER_ADDRESS-$NTH_NAME_PREORDERED. For example, the DID for
did:stack:v0:1KVzcgurJmTr4Cr44h6raEVtoGhm7ZZxzm-0 because it was preordered with
1KVzcgurJmTr4Cr44h6raEVtoGhm7ZZxzm and it was the 0th name to be preordered with it. What this means is that translating between DIDs and names will continue to work as before – it gets done at the “RPC layer”, which is above the smart contract layer.
@jude Where is the rcp layer developed? How would that work for other smart contracts?
RPC layer. It’s part of the Core node, and implements the REST API. It also translates names to DIDs and back by querying the node’s state DB.
What is the state of collections? Is there a document I can reference publicly? The github issues are not very detailed.