CertCoin : A NameCoin Based Decentralized Authentication System 6 . 857 Class Project

@inproceedings{Fromknecht2014CertCoinA,
  title={CertCoin : A NameCoin Based Decentralized Authentication System 6 . 857 Class Project},
  author={Conner Fromknecht and Dragos Velicanu},
  year={2014}
}
Authentication is vital to all forms of remote communication. A lack of authentication opens the door to man-in-the-middle attacks, which, if performed at a key moment, may subvert the entire interaction. Current approaches to authentication on the internet include certificate authorities and webs of trust. Both of those approaches have significant drawbacks: the former relies upon trusted third parties, introducing a central point of failure, and the latter has a high barrier to entry. We… CONTINUE READING
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