In Proofs, We Trust – Part 1

Here, we explore the concept of proof systems, which allow parties to convince each other by sharing verifiable evidence. It is extremely unlikely that anyone reading this document has stood in the presence »

Anonymous, Publicly Verifiable Boardroom Elections

Elections are the elephants in the room of (un)trusted processes. We highlight some of the tensions in designing a satisfactory electronic voting protocol, without centralized trust, laying the groundwork to present two »

Zero Knowledge Proof of Age Using Hash Chains

We demonstrate a zero-knowledge proof of age protocol that could be easily implemented on a proof of process network. In a recent post, we outlined a technique of proving that a hidden value »

Zero-Knowledge Proof of Balance: A Friendly ZKP Demo

Here at Stratumn Research we are currently applying various cryptographic primitives to allow participants finer control over their confidential information, even when it is shared in some way. Our general approach is to »

Zero-Knowledge Explained – Part 1: Use Cases

With a zero-knowledge protocol, sharing proofs without data and the selective disclosure of information offer possibilities for businesses to work together in an interconnected world Innovation: Gradual and Sudden Whether in the fields »

Beyond Decentralization: Prover-Verifier Systems

Richard Caetano and I presented Stratumn research on Proof Systems at the Ethereum Developer Conference in Paris on 18th of February, 2017. It was titled, "Going Beyond Decentralization with Prover-Verifier Systems." This post »

Happy New Year from Stratumn!

The year of 2016 was a landmark year not only for Stratumn, but for our industry and in general, technological innovation. Our team kept a keen eye on worldwide currents while getting to »

On the Instrumentalization of Trust

Sharing involves the risk of losing control. Today the cost of storage and transfer of the information is negligible. There's no more economic barrier to prevent the copying and storing of someone else's »

Identity as a Process - Part II

This is part of a series on Identity. Part I is here. While identity is modeled as a noun in the old paradigm, in the new paradigm it is modeled as an active »

Identity as a Process - Part I

We can begin to consider a new paradigm for identity by thinking in terms of chains of processes. If a process can be digitally modeled as a chain then each step of the »

Breaking out of Distributed Ledgers

When thinking about “revolution”, we can picture how a wheel turns. By starting with some momentum, we turn through the first 180 degrees as we accept the status quo. Then, turning through the »

The Three Mountains

First mountains are mountains, rivers are rivers. Then rivers are not rivers, mountains are not mountains. Then rivers are rivers and mountains and mountains again. But the third mountain is not the same »

From Security to Trust

Security is about protecting the data from attacks that are external to the accepted participants in a network. Honesty is about ensuring the integrity of information provided by the participants. Security and honesty »

Presenting Proof of Process & Product Updates

We’re pleased to announce some major updates Stratumn’s product offerings today. Proof of Process We’ve published a whitepaper called Proof of Process which describes our approach to bridging deterministic logic »

Building the Impossible

The Wright Brothers' solution to the challenge of human flight is a story of building the impossible. Between 1900 and 1902 the Wright Brothers perfected a glider with new and innovative aerodynamic control. »

Introducing Our Partnership with Deloitte

Stratumn is a technology company focused on building enterprise grade tools and services that leverage blockchains and cryptography. As our solutions are targeted to a variety of verticals, we have recognized the need »

Unveiling the LenderBot

In partnership with Deloitte and Lemon Way, we at Stratumn are happy to unveil LenderBot, the first micro-insurance proof of concept for the sharing economy built with Blockchain technology. LenderBot allows people to »

Stratumn Libraries Available on NPM

We have released three small libraries through NPM this week to help developers make the most of the Stratumn beta and Chainscript. stratumn-mock-agent will help you with your Stratumn agent unit tests so »

Following "The DAO-way"

A friend once told me something about contracts: “The large print bringeth, the small print taketh” With over 150M dollars worth of ether at stake, The DAO, Ethereum's most significant experiment to date, »

The Core Team

Stratumn began in early autumn 2015 with a vision to make blockchain technologies accessible and easy to use. That vision has since expanded along with the team behind it, which now numbers nine »

A Giant Leap in Technology

We can easily imagine how information was managed 100 years ago. It was written on a card and then organized in a box with other cards. The boxes were then stacked in a »

Stratumn’s Core Layers

Stratumn was born in an art filled Parisian workshop, or atelier in French. During the summer of 2015, the founding team explored how the blockchain technology could be used to improve the way »