Partnership to Research Self-Sovereign Identity on Blockchain
Atonomi, the blockchain-based arm of IoT security provider CENTRI Technology, has announced a research partnership with Dr. John H. Clippinger, a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab and a co-founder of the Token Commons Foundation. Through this partnership, the company hopes to empower people to have ownership of their own data. Dr. Clippinger will also join Atonomi’s Board of Advisors to provide counsel on the Atonomi Network, a crypto-security protocol that will enable advanced trust and identity validation for IoT devices.
Vaughan Emery, Atonomi CEO, said: “Our research with Dr. Clippinger will thoroughly explore the benefits of blockchain technology in enabling trusted identity and device reputation through consensus and decentralization, facilitating the next generation of the internet. The benefits of putting users in control of their data are boundless, and Dr. Clippinger shares Atonomi’s vision to create the right technology that will allow people to establish their own identity, rather than relying on institutional power or an external entity. This research will also set the path for future collaborations between Dr. Clippinger and Atonomi to further explore the impacts of an immutable blockchain-based ledger of things.”