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This is revision 252 of the page Registering with Bitcoin-otc, as it appeared on Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:47:27 -0700.

Based on the original GPG authentication and OTC Rating System guides.
  1. Generate a GPG public/private key (for example, here is my public key)
  2. List the keys, and look for a line starting with pub. The 16-character code is your key ID:
$ gpg --list-keys --keyid-format long
pub  2048R/ABCDEF1234567890 2013-01-01
# Publish your public key to keyservers:
$ gpg --send-keys --keyserver ABCDEF1234567890
$ gpg --send-keys --keyserver ABCDEF1234567890
# Login into #bitcoin-otc and register your key with gribble by PM:

nickname: ;;gpg eregister ABCDEF1234567890
gribble: Request successful for user , hostmask xxx!~yyy@ Get your encrypted OTP from
  1. Download this encrypted OTP, and decrypt it with GPG (this is to verify you have the private key of the public key you just supplied):

$ gpg --decrypt < otp.txt
Enter passphrase:
  1. Copy and paste this new command to gribble via PM to verify:

nickname: ;;gpg everify freenode:#bitcoin-otc:32e5dae7c90dfe6dac755baa277524d43198a28536be0ddf6efe78a8
gribble: Registration successful. You are now authenticated for user nickname with key ABCDEF1234567890

You are now authenticated with gribble, listed in, and you can see your total trust:

nickname: ;;rated jevon
gribble: You have not yet rated user jevon
nickname: ;;gettrust jevon
gribble: Currently authenticated from hostmask nickname!~xxx@ Trust relationship from user nickname to user nickname: Level 1: 0, Level 2: 0 via 0 connections. Graph: | WoT data: | Rated since: never

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