Blog roll please.
Quick reads across a variety of topics.
Best Resources To Learn Web3 Blockchain Decentralized Pki And Ethereum
Here is a curated list of readings and resources that ignited our interest in realizing a decentralized Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) vision for the future. We included topics such as fundamentals, Web3, blockchain, web PKI, DNS, time, IoT security, light clients, Ethereum, as well as development tools and tutorials. We are also collecting feedback for our newly published research paper about BlockQuick, a super light client protocol for blockchain validation. DM us on Twitter if...
How The Experts Are Approaching The Intersection Of Blockchain And Iot
Blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies have each received a lot of attention from industry researchers and investors alike over the past few years. However, it is only recently that the two technologies have begun to be considered together allowing participants to reimagine the potential for both, blockchain and IoT. The major benefit that IoT offers blockchain is in its ability to act as a bridge between the physical and the digital worlds. In...
Why Dns On Blockchain Is The Next Step After Dns Over Https
Last month, the trade association for internet service providers in the U.K. has nominated Mozilla for this year’s award of Internet Villain because Mozilla plans to support DNS-over-HTTPS that would bypass U.K. filtering obligations and parental controls, undermining internet standards in the U.K. At Diode, we think Mozilla’s DNS-over-HTTPS in general is a good move for increasing the privacy of end-users; however, it is not the best option for protecting an open internet as DNS-over-HTTPS,...
Mitm Attacks And Why Its Time To Start Thinking About Decentralized Pki
Picture this: you’re sitting in a coffee shop with your laptop, and find yourself trying to connect to the internet, like most people, using a public wifi connection provided by the coffee shop. Wouldn’t it be nice to book a hotel room over the weekend, you ask your partner? You click on an online reservation website, search for a hotel room to book, and you’re looking forward to the vacation. You may not be aware...
Kazakhstan Mitm Can Be Prevented With Decentralized Pki
OMG! So it happens again. PKI the Public Key Infrastructure is a centrally rooted security infrastructure to encrypt nearly all of todays internet traffic. And is being used to crack all traffic in Kazakhstan. Yesterday on the 18h of July 2019, the state-owned telecommunications organization of Kazakhstan started to misuse this central infrastructure in the states initiative against free speech. The now dictatorship of Kazakhstan is forcing its users to install a custom Kazakhstan root...
Vitalik Buterin At Radicalxchange Taipei On Harberger Taxes
On Tuesday (7/16), Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, gave a 30-minute presentation entitled, “Harberger taxes for virtual property.” In his presentation (18 slides in English and Mandarin) at the first event of RadicalxChange Taipei, Vitalik looked at what Harberger taxes are and what are the ways to apply Harberger taxes for domain names. Vitalik’s presentation starts at 1:50:47 in the YouTube video. Diode, a developer of blockchains for IoT devices, believes in the vision...
Hardware Requirements Of Blockchain Clients
You just decided to start your next project using blockchain. That is awesome congrats! But now you face the many choices: Which blockchain platform and clients are technically suited for your use case? Makers and IoT specialists know that when designing embedded systems it’s important to understand the technical parameters within which each component can work. The same is true when selecting the blockchain technology. Required storage capacity on the device, RAM usage, and bandwidth...
Blockquick Reputation System
China social credit system: the method to reward or punish citizens for their behavior is unclear First announced in 2014, the Chinese government has been implementing a controversial social credit system. The system uses secret algorithms to evaluate the behavior of Chinese citizens, monitor their banking and social media information such as communications on popular chat app WeChat, violation of traffic rules, and countless other factors and criteria that the government is reluctant to publicly...
Blockquick Consensus Reputation Table Explained
Download full paper here (PDF). Diode’s CTO Dominic Letz published a paper recently to give an introduction of BlockQuick, a super light client protocol for blockchain validation on constrained devices. One of the key concepts behind the newly proposed BlockQuick is that it plans to adopt a consensus-based reputation scheme to accept blocks. This article explores how blockchain synchronization of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices can be achieved through BlockQuick consensus reputation table, as well as sheds...
Why The Internet Infrastructure Is Vulnerable To Bgp Hijacking Attacks
Earlier this month, Doug Madory, Oracle’s director of internet analysis, wrote in a blog post detailing a BGP route leak incident happened on Thursday, June 6. For approximately two hours, a massive amount of European Internet traffic was rerouted through China Telecom’s own servers. The Internet traffic was rerouted following a BGP route leak at Swiss data center colocation company Safe Host. Over 70,000 routes - comprising an estimated 368 millions IP addresses coming out...