The “Fake News” phenomenon propagates and challenges trust in information. The problem has reached such a level that the European Commission has launched a public consultation this November. Searching for ways to tackle this, EDF has initiated the experimental certification of all their Press Releases using the KeeeX technology.
Starting from November the 15th 2017, these documents are equipped with a unique set of digital signatures allowing for proving the file integrity, the author’s identity, and a publishing date. The recipients may thus verify that these PRs indeed stem from EDF by just using the service at http://medias.edf.com and a simple drag.
KeeeX is proud to collaborate with EDF on this pioneering project. This experimentation combines two technologies that address digital trust :
- the KeeeX technology lets any file be secured and valued by seamlessly injecting proofs of integrity, authorship, legal timestamps, tags, chaining to other files… Builtin file trust !
- the Blockchain technology allows for warranting the existence of a file at a given date. The blockchain can be perceived as an unforgeable replicated registry that can be used to record forever the fingerprints of files
Laurent Henocque, owner and CEO of KeeeX : « We are proud and happy with this trial by EDF to demonstrates the huge potential of our technology. Fake news, fake documents, data leakage, users have an ever weaker trust in the digital. KeeeX was created to fight this situation. Our offer allows for injecting trust within files and make digital signature available to everybody. ! ».
Karl Minvielle, Responsable Sécurité SI & Patrimoine EDF – DSP : « We were willing to experiment the certification of our Press Releases together with a blockchain anchoring. KeeeX was the only startup to offer a solution that was “off the shelf”, mature, fully operational and ready to deploy without intervention of our IT department. In tight and positive relationship with KeeeX, we could put KeeeX PR in production for our use case in a snap. Considering the fast acceptance of KeeeX by our users and the yet unexplored potential, I anticipate a bright future for this solution within EDF. »
Download our press release here (in french).
Today 12.00 UTC might begin a possible Bitcoin blockchain fork to implement a larger block size and revert on the Segwit implementation (resources here : https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Segregated_Witness). Details about the fork are visible here : https://www.bitcoincash.org/.
We at KeeeX have long committed to Bitcoin as the safest of all blockchains, and the fork would not impact previous timestamps and anchors (visible at https://services.keeex.me/timestamps), nor impact future anchors. We shall continue using the main Bitcoin chain in the near future, also because Segwit is meaningful to us, as it resolves the transaction malleability issue that when occurring would have impacted the access to our blockchain timestamps.
You can watch the event occur in real time at https://www.btcforkmonitor.info/
For the first time ever, BIP32 hierarchical deterministic wallets can be used to self define, publish, and revoke a cryptographic identity. This identity can be used to generate one time signatures for every item signed, hence achieving unprecedented signature security.
How it works
The identity is defined as the public master key of any node in a bip32 tree. This pub key can be shared, published at will, for instance on social networks.
Every signature can be traced to the corresponding public master key without ever exposing the corresponding private master key.
To test, you may download our demo file, then verify it on https://verify.keeex.io, and hopefully search the web for the master identity used: xpub6BBj7rHc3YY3v3Xxj4B7UHSuM6bQJSPugj3BRY7yaHEZg8HDSEkoBfWJqbbXCB9ECjcJp3vV1CzrPmMdeLCGRLRTsvu5suE5UbbrYHg9D4p
You can play with BIP32 here.
And view the BIP32 specifications there.
Come meet us at CES, January 5-8 2017, Eureka Park, Booth 51655.
Let’s meet there so you can discover our unprecedented, today unbelievable fully operational blockchain trust solutions that address embedded document integrity, multi signatures, Blockchain identities and timestamps as well as ultra secure agile collaboration.
Available for human as well as back office certified business processes.
Oh, and KeeeX still leaves all data on your side and always will. Cheat and Leak free.
The concept of a Blockchain, this unforgeable ledger freely available to all over the internet, provides the framework that allowed the crypto currency Bitcoin to emerge and operate. This is a tremendous innovation because the network of miners that secure the blockchain is in theory totally insensitive to any pressure, and the theoretical cost of attacking this network is very high (one million dollars per day is a frequently seen figure, not including many more other difficulties).
The idea of an autonomous peer to peer system has proved its resilience in the past. The BitTorrent protocol is a good unstoppable example. The idea of protecting data using cryptographic computations also proved its usefulness, as illustrated by BitTorrent again, and the Git version management system. Bitcoin validates its underlying blockchain in the most spectacular way : the system operates since 2009 with a market capitalization that tops $8.5B at the time of this writing. Bitcoin may well be the most attacked cryptographically based solution on earth.
It has become common to compare Bitcoin with electronic gold, since this currency is by design limited in volume, and its blockchain is more adapted (today) to a limited number of large transfers rather than to many micro transactions. However, with its robustness, this blockchain is also suitable for recording unforgeable proofs of existence, registered for eternity.
Every identifier, every code representing a virtual or real item may find its way to the blockchain, at the date given by the worldwide consensus of blockchain miners.
One may thus notarize (smart) diplomas, bills, contracts, pictures, proofs of insurance claims, identity, ownership. The applications are numerous to environments structurally devoid of trusted tiers. For instance, geographic areas having no land registry can be equipped straightforwardly. The blockchain allows for absolute confidence between individuals who do not know each other.
So, the most positive look that we can have on this technology is naturally ethical. The blockchain not only appears as an enabler, a source of savings, but also as a foundation for pacified relationships, within the economy, the industry, with official administrations, and for the respect of individual rights. This is so because, by granting a proof of existence to an entity, contract, signature, decision, agreement… at a given time, and without any risk of fraud, the blockchain eliminates up to the temptation of bad faith or lies.
The blockchain hence becomes an immaterial handshake, a man to man agreement even in a distance. A simple chat, once notarized, becomes an indisputable contract. The blockchain turns the virtual world again into the village that it had ceased to be.
“… Such a concept may find applications to other areas, as for instance work organization …
“… Hence the most positive viewpoint that we can have on this technology is naturally ethical. The blockchain is a facilitator and a source of savings. It also provides the foundation of pacified relationships, in the economy, industry, relation with authorities and the respect of individual rights. …”
This slideshow provides highh level insights of the features and properties of KeeeX Messenger.
The Ultra Secure, Rich, Probative Enterprise Messenger
No Infrastrucure, Data remains under absolute user control
Leak free, Cheat free, Loss free, Tie-in free, Blockchain trust
Reclaim and Futurize your Collaboration – May 2016
KeeeX records at will proofs of existence of any of your files on the Bitcoin blockchain. On course, one may use this for very serious things : contracts, certified diplomas, minibonds, proofs of ownership or insurance claims…
But we may use this to immortalize our selfies forever! Specially with the latest KeeeX for Android beta, that is readily available. One full month free testing under the current terms.
For photographers and authors KeeeX also allows for injecting your copyright settings straight inside the document you’re publishing.
(Photo credit David Blackwell – Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic – https://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilestreetlife/12255093704/in/photostream/ – Thanks)
We are publishing a bug bounty challenge to crack our encrypted container, thanks to BugBountyZone.com.
We are extremely proud to accompany the launch of their new bug bounty platform.
Note that KeeeX offers ultimate confidentiality by encrypting using totally anonymized containers (that neither disclose any hint of who are the sender and receivers nor of what is the data), that may further be exchanged using your own cloud or disk.
We are proud to announce that EMD Management has chosen KeeeX to provide certified smart diplomas to their students. Such smart diplomas can be verified as genuine at any point in the future by anyone, by just matching the Bitcoin blockchain ledger with the verified document and timestamp certificate. This operation simply amounts to dropping them on the free version of KeeeX.
The deal was concluded by Xavier Palou (EMD Director) and Laurent Henocque (KeeeX founder), by mutually digitally signing and blockchain timestamping a digital agreement, created in the form of a simple KeeeX discussion. The timestamp certificate can be found here, then downloaded and verified.
The EMD Alumni will now receive their smart diplomas, generated via KeeeX by one click operations. All participants remain in absolute control of the certified documents and proofs. The whole scheme is fully operational in the current KeeeX Tigon.
EMD will be relieved from responding to diploma validity inquiries.
We’re extremely proud and happy to have you on our side and welcome you on this blog.
The KeeeX team has been hard at work to release what we believe is among the most beautiful collaboration tools ever. It combines the power of a rich and agile professional instant messenger, fully private file sharing, versioning, chaining, tagging, commenting, approving, signing, timestamping, integrity…
The new KeeeX v3.0 is called ‘Tigon’, from the name of a delicate heart shaped flower, or sometimes of an hybrid of a lion and a tiger. It provides unprecedented ease of use, to initiate an instant chat, securely share a file, create a new version, manage a task list… All this without revealing a single byte of your data, in a decentralized way, beyond enterprise limits, without complex group or access rights, version name, date and password management. Away from email.
KeeeX Tigon also provides one clic timestamping over the Bitcoin blockchain of any contract, document, photograph, invention, creation, proof, copyright… You will create your own uses, or simply will love the fun of registering a selfie forever.
We also wish to inform you ahead of time that the current ‘Collaboration Launch’ plan allows for unlimited timestamping. Leak, cheat and tie-in free. Enjoy!
Laurent and the KeeeX team
As of version 2.3.0 released end of January 2016, the amazing value of KeeeX if now further protected with universal 2 factor FIDO (the FIDO standard is promoted by the Fido Alliance). This means that you can use any FIDO device (as e.g. Neowave’s Keydo, Yubico’s key…) to protect your KeeeX account.
Further protecting your KeeeX account means protecting an amazing range of your unique serverless collaboration : messaging, chats, ECM (document and content management, versions, classification…), processes, search, integrity.
KeeeX addresses a large number of Records Management (Wikipedia) issues as stated in this Wikipedia definition page. Let’s review some of them:
Concerning Digital Records
…It is more difficult to ensure that the content, context and structure of records is preserved and protected when the records do not have a physical existence. This has important implications for the authenticity, reliability, and trustworthiness of records…
KeeeX proves integrity, authenticity, authorship of virtually any digital content.
Particular concerns exist about the ability to access [and read] electronic records over time
KeeeX identifiers are indexed by search engines, hence allowing for unprecedented accessibility and robustness to renaming and moving.
Privacy, data protection, and identity theft have become issues of increasing interest.
KeeeX leaves files where originals are. No transfer is made for processing. When files need to be transferred, they are encrypted end to end. KeeeX implements digital signatures that prevent for identity theft as well.
The increased importance of transparency and accountability in public administration, marked by the widespread adoption of Freedom of Information laws, has led to a focus on the need to manage records so that they can be easily accessed by the public.
KeeeX allows for publishing documents that can be accessed by search engines, and hence made freely available to the public, who can verify their integrity for free. Check for instance this search: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=”xofos-bafek-zebug”.
Implementing required changes to organizational culture is a major challenge, since records management is often seen as an unnecessary or low priority administrative task that can be performed at the lowest levels within an organization.
Using KeeeX, documents are classified and protected as part of everyday work and do not require extraneous actions.
A difficult challenge for many enterprises is tied to the tracking of records through their entire information life cycle so that it’s clear, at all times, where a record exists or if it still exists at all.
KeeeX will help track all successive versions of a record. Each specific version can be meta searched anywhere, including on a company’s disks, to assess whether the file still exists or not.
The tracking of records through their life cycles allows records management staff to understand when and how to apply records related rules, such as rules for legal hold or destruction.
Specific rules can be attached to records either informally in embedded descriptions of more formally using classifiers. It becomes possible, even in the absence of any tool, to track on company’s disks and servers all record instances that should be legally present or that should legally have been deleted.
Concerning Physical Records
Records must be stored in such a way that they are accessible…
When a physical record has been scanned, it may naturally receive the KeeeX identifier of this scan, that can be used for storing and retrieving. This is so because these identifiers are humanized, and hence can be subject to alphabetical sorting. Such an archival strategy is considerably more robust to mis-classification than hierarchical folder archival.
(this complements a document previously published on Slideshare and this blog. As a proof that KeeeX provides unprecedented records management possibilities, you may try this web search: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=xofos-bafek-zebug)
Thursday January the 28th was #DataPrivacyDay (or #DataProtectionDay).
CEO, CTO, CIO, CFO, did you take any action?
Do you really still use email ???
Stop leaking your IP on email, untrusted clouds and collaboration solutions.
Stop leaking your IP with co-workers taking work at home using an untrusted synchronization system.
What will happen when you wish to file a patent and some obscure company has beaten you in the race with obvious cheating?
Start using KeeeX, the only durable, risk free, investment free, no-tie in, #nocloud, #nosaas, trusted zero knowledge message+content+process management solution that lets your colleagues send work anywhere, home inclusive, at no risk.
Two innovations that illustrate applications of immutable and connected data tend to widely disseminate in our lives. Can we complement or improve on this and what do we learn?
One is Git. Git is the most widely used version control system. The emphasis of Git on data integrity builds upon an underlying scheme called “content addressable storage” and Merkle trees.
Our brand new KeeeX now supports FIDO Universal 2 factor authentication. This means that your account is fully protected by the USB key in your pocket, and this covers the incredible sum of KeeeX features:
- fully private messaging
- amazing serverless file versioning, semantic organization and sharing (files stay yours)
- incredibly fast search – never lose a file any more
- 1-1 direct file transfer and encryption settings
- ultra flexible process management (from simple “todo” to full fledged scrum or crm processes)
- unique digital signatures with zero certificates
- … and so much more to discover and to come
Come discover then enjoy the unique zero knowledge app that will help you detox your work.
The KeeeX team is happy to present you their best wishes for the new year 2016.
Of course we imagine that with a little help from KeeeX, you’ll experience collaboration to the highest quality standards.
With warm regards,
Ngu “Aoshi”, Françoise, Clément, Maxence and Laurent