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Humanode: >10 nodes on the internal testnet, An interview with Humanode co-founder Dato Kavazi, The team at EthBuilders NYC special event, The place of Humanode in crypto discussed, Biometric-based marketplaces & credit scoring overview, and more!

Biweekly update vol. 5, 20th August — 3rd September

TL;DR

Hello, all crypto enthusiasts from all over the globe! We’re ready to share the latest news from the sci-fi and high-tech Humanode’s world!

During these two weeks, Humanode teams were working assiduously, making significant progress with current development. As part of the latest update, teams shared what they’ve been working on. As for the network development, major refactoring of the bio-authentication pallet and consensus around the validator key type has been made, the team dropped parity-db patch, removed the custom serde implementation, added JS types, decoupled bio-authentication consensus from Aura and bio-authentication pallet, and made bio-authentication key UX improvements. The great news is, they carried out internal testing with 14 nodes! More exciting news to follow!

Considering crypto-biometric search and matching and liveness algorithms, the team added test code for feathernet based liveness detection, loss and evaluation code for feathernet based liveness detection, as well as model architecture and train code for feathernet based liveness detection. On top of that, they researched another possibility for linking ZKP layers, started exploring Rust binding for Python using PyO3, and defined the protocols for collective authority.

On September 2nd, 2021, the Humanode team attended EthBuilders NYC special virtual event fully devoted to Humanode. They were speaking about Fath monetary algorithm, the Humanode DAO named Vortex, gave a presentation on crypto-biometrics, described Humanode tech stack, and discussed some of the Humanode use cases. Recordings soon!

If you’ve ever wondered who is developing the Humanode project, this secret has been partially revealed! The team continues a series of interviews with the Humanode Core team. The third interview features Humanode co-founder Dato Kavazi. Dato discusses the project’s journey, the challenges that he faced in starting it, and Humanode’s greatest challenges now, he shares his vision for Humanode and describes ideas behind the Humanode concept. A must-read!

Last week, the tenth Fireside talk took place in Humanode telegram voice chat. The discussion was fully devoted to the place of Humanode in crypto. Listen to the recording on the Humanode Podcast, and join the team on Wednesday for the next conversation!

Humanode’s latest blog post discusses biometric-based marketplaces. With user accounts tied to the crypto-biometrics based identification, businesses will be able to provide Sybil defenses, only allowing “proven human beings” from providing reviews, being able to build or utilize credit scores for customers and merchants alike, and be able to prevent a wide variety of frauds or at least be able to hold people accountable, in the form of blacklisting the ID, preventing them from doing more harm. Humanode Network API will enable human-verified single sign-on (SSO) for Humanode powered dapps and protocols. Decentralized credit scoring is another great use case here. The crucial point is that biometrics is unique, especially when combined with crypto-biometrics, which provide the highest level of security and privacy as well as identity verification for credit scores. It is a win-win situation for both the buyer and the seller, the creditor, and the debtor, while also resolving a major issue for platforms in terms of establishing trust and responsibility.

That’s a wrap! Check out the report below and keep yourself updated!

Development

Humanode Dev Report 5

  • Humanode Network

🔺Major refactoring of the Bio-authentication pallet and consensus around the validator key type

🔺Dropped parity-db patch

🔺Removed the custom serde implementation

🔺Added JS types

🔺Decoupled bio-authentication consensus from Aura and bio-authentication pallet

🔺Made bio-authentication key UX improvements

🔺Carried out internal testing with 14 nodes

  • Crypto-Biometric Search And Matching And Liveness Algorithms

🔺Added test code for feathernet based liveness detection

🔺Added loss and evaluation code for feathernet based liveness detection

🔺Added model architecture and train code for feathernet based liveness detection

🔺Researched another possibility for linking ZKP layers, Started exploring Rust binding for Python using PyO3

🔺Defined the protocols for collective Authority: Collective Key Generation, decentralized Encryption using a collective key and Key Switch protocol

Awareness & Events

[Humanode Special Interview Series]: Dato, co-founder of Humanode

The interview features Humanode co-founder Dato Kavazi. Dato discusses the project’s journey, the challenges that he faced in starting it, and Humanode’s greatest challenges now, he shares his vision for Humanode, and describes ideas behind the Humanode concept.

Check out the full interview via the link below:

Humanode, unity within — EthBuilders NYC special event

On September 2nd, 2021, the Humanode team attended EthBuilders NYC special virtual event fully devoted to Humanode. They were speaking about Fath monetary algorithm, The Humanode DAO named Vortex, gave a presentation on crypto-biometrics, described Humanode tech stack, and discussed some of the Humanode use cases.

Agenda:

- General overview and introduction of Humanode

- Fath: the monetary system that negates currency devaluation and deflation

- Humanode Tech Stack

- Crypto-Biometrics: cryptographically secure biometric liveness and matching algorithms

- Vortex, The Humanode DAO, based on crypto-biometrics, and how to contribute to the One human = One vote DAO

Review / Use cases:

- Crypto-biometrics NFTs

- DeFi: Marketplaces, insurance, fair launches, crypto-biometric based credit scores

- Humanode Demo

- Q&A

Humanode Fireside

The ninth Humanode Fireside took place last week. The team was talking about blockchain architecture.

As usual, there was a live talk between the team members first, and then a conversation with the community.

ICYMI: The ninth Humanode Fireside was fully devoted to blockchain architecture. Tune it on!

Listen to previous Humanode Fireside episodes on YouTube here or on the Humanode Podcast here.

Join the team for a fireside chat every odd Wednesday at 16:00 UTC in the Humanode Telegram group’s voice chat. Next Wednesday they’re going to discuss the use of biometrics for DeFi. Get in here:

Latest publications

Biometric-based Marketplaces

With user accounts tied to the crypto-biometrics based identification, businesses will be able to provide Sybil defenses, only allowing “proven human beings” from providing reviews, being able to build (or utilize) credit scores for customers and merchants alike, and be able to prevent a wide variety of frauds (or at least be able to hold people accountable, in the form of blacklisting the ID, preventing them from doing more harm).

Read more here:

Biometric-based Credit Scoring

Humanode Network API will enable human-verified single sign-on (SSO) for Humanode powered dapps and protocols.

Decentralized credit scoring is a great use case.

The crucial point is that biometrics is unique, especially when combined with crypto-biometrics, which provide the highest level of identity verification for credit score. It is a win-win situation for both the creditor and the debtor, while also resolving a major issue for lending platforms in terms of establishing trust and responsibility.

Read more here:

MISC

InFath or OutFath? Homomorphic encryption? Liveness detection? If those sound confusing to you, don’t worry. The Humanode team made a list of all these terms for easy reference:

  • Crypto-biometrics helps create decentralized pseudonymous identities:

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