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Georg C. F. Greve

Proof Positive Scam Detection

Reputation is the key to our heart. We shoot the messenger because we expected better from them. The reason we place our trust in the messenger is simple: It is…

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Georg C. F. Greve

When Email Marries the Blockchain

Blockchain is being used for tokenizing assets, such as real estate. Bitcoin and its siblings fascinate millions of people and in a world of negative interest rates are now seeing…

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Georg C. F. Greve

Ask Me Anything: with Gospodin Budorov

Please could you introduce yourself briefly and explain why you decided to become a part of Vereign’s story? Hi all, my name is Gospodin Bodurov and I am Head Of…

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Georg C. F. Greve

Ask Me Anything: with Pete Herzog Recap

Please could you introduce yourself briefly Pete Herzog? I am the Managing Director of a security research nonprofit. I do OSSTMM, Hacker Highschool, advising, presenting, and a little go-go dancing…

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Vereign

The Security Problem You Forgot Wasn’t Solved Yet

A properly encrypted email will perfectly protect the virus or other cyberattack attachment from virus scanners and other defensive measures. And a signed email today only verifies that the content…

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Vereign

Allowing people to sign for themselves: Fixing Qualified Signatures

Online you need eIDAS signatures, which mean you need to 1. Get a Qualified Signature Creation Device (QSCD), 2. Find and employ a qualified trust service provider to manage the…

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Vereign

Game of Keys: Too Much Information About Certificate Authorities

And if you believe the seal of the Certificate Authority (CA) you can be reasonably certain the person showing you this certificate is likely Georg. Unless of course the certificate…

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Vereign

What is Vereign?

So what is Vereign? Vereign is a trusted network that ensures all parties are genuine when sending emails and signing documents online. It’s for anyone who would like to trust…

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Vereign

How to send and receive signed documents with Vereign

Vereign has come up with a solution that adds a layer of trust, authenticity and ownership to your digital identity, email and documents. It is super easy to create your…

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Georg C. F. Greve

Ask Me Anything: Vereign Recap

Below we have put together an overview of the main questions for you: When should we expect integration with Microsoft 365 and outlook? We are slightly dependent on Microsoft in…

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Georg C. F. Greve

Take the red pill

In The Matrix, humanity is kept in a virtual reality that keeps them busy, distracted and emotionally involved. People laugh, like, love, hate and communicate while they are being drained…

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Georg C. F. Greve

Digital Damocles

One of these tales is that of Damocles. Intoxicated by convenience, wealth and power, he was oblivious to how fragile they can be until he found himself dining under a…

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Georg C. F. Greve

Nobody cares about signatures

But this attitude is why many attempts at improving usability of cryptography in the past have primarily focused on making something cumbersome and annoying a little shinier. Care for an…

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Georg C. F. Greve

Who Am I and If So How Many?

The average business user has 191 passwords. Private users tend to have less than that, and with different services. But all of them share one simple truth. Behind any password lies…

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Georg C. F. Greve

Can you solve this optimisation problem?

In this case, I am talking about wallets. They are best known from Bitcoin and other so-called cryptocurrencies. But the concept exists across all radically decentralised systems and many systems…

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Georg C. F. Greve

Email has an identity crisis

These schemes are getting more professional and harder to see through and their continued growth shows the returns still outweigh the costs. Business Email Compromise and CEO Fraud hit $12.5 billion last…

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Georg C. F. Greve

Welcome to our journey

Our first application for the Vereign identity are email and documents. We made this choice because both are essential to professional and private users alike. Email connects almost four billion…

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Georg C. F. Greve

Documents and email need love too.

Documents have been around since the dawn of information technology and email is one of the original use cases that came into existence with the birth of the internet. While…

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Dr. Felix Greve

Trustworthy is more than tamper-proof

Blockchain technology offers distributed, verified records representing any kinds of data, including software programs, often referred to as smart contracts. Correctly applied, it provides a high degree of certainty that…

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Dr. Felix Greve

Top lawyers tackle Blockchain

Blockchain was a hot topic during this year’s edition of the Free Software Legal and Licensing Workshop. Hosted by the Legal Network of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) it…

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Dr. Felix Greve

Computer says no

Blockchain technology is open source with global reach. To believe this puts it outside the reach of regulation is a momentous misconception which stems from taking the term “Smart Contract”…

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Georg C. F. Greve

Selling trust to the highest bidder

That may seem like an odd sentiment, but is effectively the choice put forward in the debate between Proof of Work and Proof of Stake. Proof of Work is a…

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Georg C. F. Greve

Bitcoin and the 2nd law of thermodynamics

It is essential for energy efficiency as it describes why any transfer of one form of energy into another will always incur loss. Which means it is impossible to build…

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Georg C. F. Greve

A global blockchain for all, based on Swiss principles

China, Russia, US elections, disinformation campaigns, state sponsored trolls, social bots and cyber mobbing have forcefully dismantled the romantic early notions held for the Internet. The Internet does not care…