REMME Joins World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to Improve Internet Interoperability
At REMME, we’re committed to improving the interoperability of systems. Making it easier for people and technologies to work together is a big part of what we do, whether it’s striving for cross-blockchain compatibility or endeavoring to unite the blockchain and cybersecurity industries through our native PKI (d) solution. We’re therefore delighted to announce that REMME has joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Our membership of the organization, whose director Tim Berners-Lee is credited as the inventor of the web, is very much in keeping with the principles and motivations that guide us.
Established in 1994 with support from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA) in Europe, DARPA, and the European Commission, W3C oversees the development of common web protocols. One of the first areas where we see an application for our expertise is with the Web Authentication Working Group. Under the leadership of Google, PayPal, Mozilla, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, this W3C group is focused on enhancing Web Authentication open standards.
Enhancing the security of the authentication process by removing password-based authentication is at the core of our mission. We are therefore optimistic of being able to meaningfully contribute to the work being undertaken by this group, and to be of service to W3C and ultimately to everyone who relies on the internet to go about their daily business, which is all of us.
While introducing enterprises to REMME’s PKI-based solution is our primary objective, in a broader context our work is about leveraging blockchain-based technologies to make the web a better place for everyone. We’re proud to become a W3C member, and to play our part in improving Web Authentication open standards. A more secure internet is one in which every participant, big or small, enterprise or consumer, stands to prosper.
Data privacy and security are very important components of the Storj network and are primarily maintained through client-side encryption of file paths, content, and metadata. By encrypting client-side, we avoid the danger of making this data available to attackers, and anyone else who is unable to derive the necessary encryption keys.
When designing our method for encryption, we had to consider future features and how our encryption method might impact them. For example, we plan to implement bucket, file, and directory sharing, which places constraints on how files and file paths are encrypted. We need to maintain the security of encrypted components while still allowing for the possibility of decryption without direct control of the root secret used to upload files. In the new V3 network, we make this possible by hierarchically deriving keys based on the root secret and file path. This method is detailed more below.
We also designed our encryption method to avoid using the same keys for content encryption of different files and different segments of the same file. This is advantageous not only because it makes file sharing of encrypted files more secure, but because it does not put other segments or files at risk if one of them is compromised.
The encryption algorithm we used for content and metadata is easily configurable between AES-GCM and “Secretboxour whitepaper.
TRON has established a partnership with NeoWorld. The cooperation between both parties will revolve around entering NeoWorld, planning the NeoWorld Exclusive Island, strengthening the cooperation within the community ecosystem, etc.
At the moment, TRON has already successfully entered NeoWorld. The newly-built TRON building ranks the top in both its height and working rewards. There will be more detailed planning on the NeoWorld Island in the future.