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The MetaCert Protocol White Paper: The Solution

This section covers a wide range of issues addressed by the Protocol.

Download a PDF version of the White Paper

Contents

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1. Index

2. Introduction

3. The MetaCert Protocol

4. Token Mechanics

5. MetaCert’s Prior and Related Work

6. Design Goals

7. Solution: The Metacert Protocol

8. Future Work

9. Token Sale Breakdown *(This section is not in the PDF)

Solution: The MetaCert Protocol

The problems outlined above have similar challenges, which we believe can be addressed through the integration of the Protocol as follows:

Decentralized Registry

A decentralized registry of Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) on the blockchain eliminates the single point of failure that a central authority presents while tackling the disparate blocklists already in use by many products and services. Everyone will have access to the best and most current set of data.

Address the Identity Problem: Verified vs. Suspicious or Fake

The Protocol will help tackle one of the most common problems across many industries: identity. The decentralized registry already has a variety of information on verified and suspicious or fake resources on social networking services, mobile applications, bots in app stores and marketplaces, cryptocurrency wallet addresses, crypto exchange websites, and more. Our Cryptonite browser is a great example of what developers and companies can achieve using the Protocol. There is great value in providing visual indicators to End Users, such as a green check mark or red warning page.

Address the Trust Problem: Real vs. Fake

In addition to identity, the Protocol will also be able to address a growing challenge on today’s Internet: trust. Participants such as fact checking organizations and trusted Validators will help populate news into different categories. This information will be accessible to interested parties who wish to present real news and warn of fake news while also enabling advertisers to prevent their ads from being placed with fake or undesirable content.

Real Time Protection Backed By Community Verification

Harnessing the power of the community, the Protocol’s registry will contain the most up-to-date information on URIs governed by its users. Central authorities rely on proprietary data and are limited to the staff they devote to maintaining their data, which can lead to missed detections that expose their customers to cyber threats.

Incentivize Community Contributions With Tokens

Active participation in the Protocol will be incentivized by the rewarding of Tokens. This addresses the issue of existing community contributors that do so in their spare time. By offering a Token reward, not only will we be incentivizing participants to contribute, it will also ensure that they behave appropriately while mitigating the risk, incidence and effectiveness of bad actors.

Freedom To Build Great Products and Services

Developers and companies won’t need to worry about finding which blocklists to integrate with or spend time and money on developing their own. They can focus their efforts on building User Interfaces (UI) and User Experience (UX) while tapping into the Protocol and its robust community.

These are just a some of the possible problems and solutions we envision will be addressed by the Protocol. We believe our move to the blockchain will enable innovators to come up with new and useful products and we are excited to see what they come up with.

Contents

Clicking on each heading will take you that section’s medium post.

1. Index

2. Introduction

3. The MetaCert Protocol

4. Token Mechanics

5. MetaCert’s Prior and Related Work

6. Design Goals

7. Solution: The Metacert Protocol

8. Future Work

9. Token Sale Breakdown *(This section is not in the PDF)

🖌 Please feel free to respond with questions or comments about anything you read in our White Paper or Technical Paper directly within Medium, and be sure to engage with other members of the community who also have questions or comments.

🔐 MetaCert Protocol is based on established enterprise-grade technology that powers live products. These products protect hundreds of thousands of people on the Internet today, but this is just the start. We need the community to help us iterate this work. Together we can help make the Internet a safer place for everyone.

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Download a PDF version of the White Paper

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Paul Walsh

Paul Walsh

MetaCert CEO. Passionate about Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Crypto, Snowboarding & Red Wine. Part of the AOL team that launched AIM. Co-founded 2 W3C Standards.