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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »