Sony to use blockchain in user authentication system

Tech giant from Japan shows its interest in blockchain technology
30 October 2017   544

The Japanese tech giant Sony offered the use of blockchain technology when creating a system of multifactor authentication of users in the performance of certain transactions. The corresponding patent application was published on October 26 on the website of the US Patent and Trademark Office, CoinDesk reports.

The document describes the use of two separate blockchain-platforms, which interact with each other within the framework of the Multifactor User Authentication (MFA) system.

This principle assumes that the user, in addition to the login and password, must also enter additional code that is generated with each new entry to a particular site or platform.

According to the idea of ​​Sony developers, these codes will generate one blockchain platform, after they will be transferred to the second platform to confirm the user's identification data when attempting to commit a transaction.

Possible transactions, as they say in the application, include "transfer of assets and the generation of contracts."

Genesis Conference to be Held in London

Genesis Conference will cover research and development, regulation, economics and applications issues, taking place in London on February 22
22 February 2018   68

Genesis London Conference will take place on February 22, tackling the most pertinent issues in blockchain space: research and development, regulation, economics and applications.

Genesis London is a platform for researchers, developers and generally anyone interested in blockchain, and its priority is to share knowledge, facilitate productive discourse and filter out the hype.

Location: The CityPoint building, 1 Ropemaker St, London, EC2, UK
Date and time: 9:30AM - 8PM, February 22, 2018

The agenda of the conference includes Privacy and Confidentiality Techniques for Blockchains; Permissioned Business Blockchain Applications and Use-cases; Scalable, Transparent and Post-quantum Secure Computational Integrity, with Applications to Cryptocurrencies; A Rational Protocol Design Treatment of Bitcoin, and more.

The headline speakers include Patrick de Laive, co-founder of TNW; Margarita Khartanovich, head of insight at Binary District; Jack Gavigan, chief operating officer at ZCash; Jeremy Kahn, technology writer for Bloomberg, and many more.