Chain Certs: Development of a platform for organizational authenticity certificates creation

Blockchain is a decentralized and immutable data structure. The information stored on blockchain is tamper-resistant, immutable and transparent. Blockchain is an interesting platform for managing digital certificates without a central authority. Because paper certificates can be easily faked or tampered with modern computer skills. Additionally, using a central authority for issuing distributing certificates is inefficient.

In this project, we will analyze the security and scalability of different approaches to certificate management solutions using blockchain. This analysis will provide guidelines for certificate management in permissioned blockchains. The guidelines will be developed through the construction of a reusable and configurable testbed for blockchain performance testing and analysis of the results for the new configurations that exist within the certificate management space.

Intern: 
Shadab Romani
Faculty Supervisor: 
Nick Sumner
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British Columbia
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