Is there a possibility we could do something like this?
Say I get a signature from someone - supposedly being a node in SAFENetwork - and I send it into SAFENetwork, and get some information back, like:
yes this is an elder node, this and that age, section prefix this and that - and maybe something else of importance.
I have not had time to think very much about it, but I think this could let us create overlays which can rely on SAFENetwork member security, instead of having to build that all over again.
Sure, what is verified is restricted to what SAFENetwork verifies, but in many cases that will be what we need, if we have the presumption that we trust the validity of SAFENetwork.
So, let’s say I want to create a secure group for a system relying on network agreed logic. I could then have agents take part in that network, based on their membership in SAFENetwork, which would lower the barrier for me creating such a system. The section prefix information would let me shape some logic around closeness, and how groups in my system are formed, which would (perhaps) be important for the security.
Wouldn’t that be a major service provided by the network? Seems to me it would not have security / privacy implications, expecially if it can only be provided if the signature is over a message that is specifically generated for this purpose - meaning the signer has been signing it with this very intention, and it is not just any signature sniffed up somewhere.
Any other implications / drawbacks?