How is authenthicity and confidentiality maintained for MAM channels on the IOTA Tangle?
January 16, 2019
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This paper was written as part of coursework for the IMT1003 subject at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Gjøvik, Norway.
IOTA is a distributed network that, among other usage areas, allows anyone to create channels of encrypted data that third parties can subscribe to and receive updates from in real-time, through a protocol layer called "masked authentication messaging." This paper will explain how authenthicity and confidentiality is maintained for the messages posted through such channels.