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.
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.