Verisign to implement DNSSEC using blockchain

One of the oldest internet security companies is exploring blockchain usage in the field of domain name services
27 October 2017   1249

One of the world leaders in the field of domain names, Verisign, plans to patent the implementation of the DNS Security Extension (DNSSEC) protocol using blocking technology. The corresponding application was published by the Bureau of Registration of US Patents and Trademarks, CoinDesk reports.

The DNSSEC protocol is used to protect against the spoofing of information in the response and to prevent users from accidentally migrating to malicious sites when changing the DNS address.

At the same time, Verisign offers to store digital certificates, public keys and other means of authentication on the server, which will ensure the protection of users from hacker attacks and other malicious acts.

Several methods of using the DNSSEC protocol are assumed, but at the moment Verisign does not say about the further development of the system.

DFINITY to Postpone Internet Computer Launch

The project is currently assessing the time frame for the completion of the MVP
14 December 2018   67

The blockchain project Dfinity reported in its blog postponing the launch of its main product.

Previously, Dfinity chief scientist Dominic Williams said that his company intends to create an “Internet computer that will become cloud 3.0”, compete with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, and also change the face of the blockchain industry.

According to him, the project team is developing a technology that has 150 higher performance than Ethereum blockchain and 900 times - Bitcoin. In essence, the project creates a “giant Internet computer”, whose work will be supported not by one company, but by all participants of the Dfinity protocol.

Initially, the release of a minimum viable product (MVP) was planned for the first quarter of 2019. However, according to company representatives, working on a trimmed version may slow down progress in creating a complete product.

The project is currently assessing the time frame for the completion of the MVP. Also, noted in Dfinity, before the end of the first quarter a new set of development tools (SDK) will be released, which will shed light on the future plans of the company.

In August, the Dfinity Foundation attracted $ 102 million of investments in the framework of a closed tokensale. Prior to this, at the beginning of the year, the Dfinity Foundation raised $ 61 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital.