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Keybase is a public key directory that allows bi-directionally linking public keys to social media accounts. This is done with proofs to verify the account actually belongs to a given user. Keybase was launched 2014-02-14 and has 407,163 users (as of 2019-08-22).
There's a signed merkle tree that serves as a public audit log to prevent tampering. This tree could potentially be traversed to replicate the database. Relevant API endpoints are:
Documentation is located here:
- On 2020-03-07 keybase announced they've been acquired by Zoom.