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Secure IoT through strong cryptography and blockchain integration to be shown at MWC 2017
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Secure IoT through strong cryptography and blockchain integration to be shown at MWC 2017

Posted by Zenobia HegdeFebruary 22, 2017

At this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona (Feb 27- March 2) the Cologne-Berlin start-up ubirch will present a new technology for the Internet of Things (IoT).

ubirch has developed a battery-operated sensor node, that is able to transmit data from all over the world. The use of asymmetric encryption reportedly ensures the integrity and authenticity of the transmitted data.

The hardware developed by ubirch with a special processor for strong cryptography enables public key encryption signatures. Sensor data is globally transmitted into a cloud and the blockchain via narrowband (LoRa) or GSM. The sender’s identity cannot be counterfeited, the integrity of the transmitted data is absolutely secure.

The new ubirch technology allows for an easy connection of things to the network and reduces IoT security risks to a minimum. The technology is particularly suited for data protection related scenarios such as in the healthcare sector as well as applications for condition-based maintenance, infrastructure, and insurance.

“IoT is one of the fastest growing market segments today,“ says Gesche Joost, design researcher and co-founder of ubirch, “and it has revolutionary application scenarios for almost all industries in store. As of now, lack of security and problems with the connectivity are slowing this expansion down.“

“Our technology,“ added ubirch managing director Stephan Noller, “takes us a significant step closer to the resolution of these problems. With our technology, sensors worldwide connect with each other and adhere to highest security standards.”

ubirch will presents its new IoT technology at the international start-up event 4YFN (Four Years From Now) from Monday, February 27 toWednesday, March 1 in Altes Messegelände, Hall 8, Booth B 3.2.

After the official MWC programme ubirch will demonstrate the functionality of the new technology during a short sailing trip. The 90-minute event starts on March 1 at 5.00 pm on the Yacht of seed investor, Karim Attia in Port Vell, the historic marina of Barcelona.

During the cruise, ubirch sensors will transmit the current depth information live into the ubirch cloud. Space is limited but interested parties are cordially invited to register with founder Stephan Noller for the demonstration.

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