If you call your mother “mom” or “mother” you are using an alias. The words “mom” and “mother” are affectionate words that you use instead of her formal name. An alias is simply one piece of information that represents another.
If you have an Twitter account, you are already using an alias. Your account name represents who you really are on the popular microblogging platform. One of my aliases is @TheCryptoWoman. I use this alias on Twitter and other places online when I want to write or express opinions specifically about cryptocurrency and blockchain.
If you are one of the trail blazers that have ventured into the new exciting territory of crytpocurrrency or blockchain technology you might be interested in an alias for your account.
Bob of Bob’s Blockchain Business shares his alias on the Ignis blockchain instead of his long wallet account to let his clients pay invoices for his services. The alias bobsblockchain represents the account ARDOR-WGDU-LJTS-2RU7-2VRXE and is more recognizable and easier to remember.
Bob can use his alias for encrypted messages or for any kind of transaction or activity on the Ignis blockchain.
Right now you can purchase an alias on the IGNIS or NXT blockchain and start using it right away. You will need to download the wallet for either NXT or Ardor crypotcurrency and navigate to the Alias section in the left sidebar.
You can choose to use your alias to:
- Represent an account wallet
- Represent a URL to use with select browser plugins
- Represent any piece of data
Maybe someone else already owns the alias you want.
The Alias Exchange is a website portal to browse the aliases on the NXT and IGNIS blockchains that owners have placed for sale or transfer. Contact the owner of the alias through the website and make an offer.
Let’s Make an Alias Deal
I own many of the aliases listed on the Alias Exchange website. If you see one that should belong to you I will make this deal. I will give you one alias (that I own or can purchase new) if you will let me give you a short introduction to the NXT, Ignis or Ardor blockchain.