REMME‘s recent release of the alpha 0.1.0 version of its Core protocol is taking the world one step closer to password-free security.
Does that matter to anyone other than tech whizzes and Silicon Valley cybersecurity gurus?
As REMME’s leadership puts it, “We’re here to make sure the bad guys can’t hack the autopilot of a self-driving car to cause it to crash into a crowded street; prevent villains from launching a biological attack using just one laptop, and to stop anarchist hackers from compromising presidential election results.”
REMME‘s aim is to entirely circumvent the use of passwords by providing more secure and robust solution for human and machine authentication. To achieve its goal, REMME built a distributed Public Key Infrastructure protocol (PKId) and a set of Access Management DApps on top of it.
Instead of a password, the user generates a specific SSL/TLS certificate for each device. The certificate data is managed on the blockchain, which makes it extremely difficult for hackers to use fake certificates. By making passwords obsolete, REMME’s products facilitate and resolve access management.
The recently released protocol is a logical step in the evolution of password-free cybersecurity.
“A lengthy research process preceded our current work on the alpha version of our product,” said Alex Momot, REMME’s Founder and CEO. “Our research explored the development of a balanced economic model for the REM token and the choice of a suitable platform for the implementation of the sidechain.”
The team at REMME conducted numerous experiments to develop a custom blockchain for the platform’s core.
“The first release of REMME Core 0.1.0 alpha laid the groundwork for the REMME protocol, including the architecture and high-level logic of working with SSL/TLS certificates,” Momot said. “Plus, we integrated the basic elements of the REM token’s economy as well as a command-line interface (CLI) for convenient access to the core functionality – issuing and revoking certificates, transferring REM tokens between users”.
REMME released the alpha 0.1.0 version of its Core protocol, less than 10 days after completing a successful token sale. As its foundation, REMME uses Hyperledger Sawtooth, the most relevant blockchain for the REMME product’s requirements.
This is the third iteration of REMME‘s product. In early 2016, the REMME team presented the first closed beta version on the Emercoin blockchain, which it followed with the second version on top of the Bitcoin blockchain. The new system provides REMME’s customers with constant prices and high throughput as well as compliance with state-of-the-art standards.
“For our next release, the REMME team plans to focus on the inter-blockchain token migration component,” Momot said. “It will facilitate use of the REM token – initially released on the Ethereum platform – on the REMME blockchain.”