Hugo Simoes
simple living, careful thinking, collective fun



I have recovered the idea of BZID and turned it into the concept a-id, an anonymous cryptographic secure identifier.

a-id screenshot

On my websites, I want the least amount of information about players (and not to worry about displaying offensive usernames or avatars, keeping them child-friendly), but players should still be allowed to build a reputation using an anonymous identifier.

By replacing username/password combinations with pairs of a-id/h-id (respectively), it is possible for websites to verify, even without keeping any information about players, whether a player's anon-id is valid.

I look forward to know/share other use cases of this concept.

January 19, 2024