Is anything to stop anyone from stealing my profile pic and banner to create illicit instance accounts under my handle then impersonate me? If not, then the need for PGP-style signature/account-trail verification becomes CRITICALLY URGENT for Mastodon’s long-term viability, IMO.
@philodygmn one thing used for verification is your profile. See mine: my web site and GitHub verify that they're me by linking back to that profile. Other people can't do that verification. Not perfect, but maybe it's something