Yale University and TCS Develop Blockchain Powered Private Off-Grid Networking Platform


Tata Consultancy Services and Yale University have now joint­ly devel­oped Blockchain pow­ered Private Off-Grid Networking Platform.

The new plat­form intends to address the trust and pri­va­cy issues in peer to peer dig­i­tal net­works.

The team plans to enhance the blockchain solu­tions even fur­ther as the cur­rent solu­tion does not fully address the issues which are being faced by the indi­vid­u­als and busi­ness­es across the time delays increase in costs, mid­dle­men, and trust con­cerns.

Executive Opinion

Professor Leandros Tassiulas, Yale University, said, “Existing tech­nolo­gies have forced users to choose between trust and main­tain­ing con­trol over their own data. But this first-of-its-kind plat­form we’ve cre­at­ed with TCS can estab­lish trust while uphold­ing user con­trol of data. It’s a plat­form that will enable mar­kets where they weren’t pre­vi­ous­ly pos­si­ble and give people sov­er­eign­ty over their own data once again.”
Lakshminarasimhan (Lakshmi) Srinivasan, Global Head, Blockchain Services, TCS, said, “We believe that decen­tral­ized iden­ti­ty is a com­pelling use case for blockchain tech­nol­o­gy, and iden­ti­ty plat­forms and relat­ed solu­tions are already part of our plat­form and solu­tion strat­e­gy. We are delight­ed to work with Yale University in prov­ing that use of decen­tral­ized tech­nolo­gies can improve secu­ri­ty of com­mu­ni­ty net­works while pre­serv­ing indi­vid­ual pri­va­cy.”

Blockchain powered Private Off-Grid Networking Platform

On the frame­work part, TCS devel­oped the iden­ti­ty com­po­nent; while on the other hand, Yale University researchers built the core ser­vice and inte­grat­ed the soft­ware com­po­nents required to give it the abil­i­ty to share data and ser­vices via a decen­tral­ized ecosys­tem.

According to the announcement, most blockchain solu­tions rely on a cen­tral­ized man­age­ment system that pre­vents users from con­trol­ling their own data. To address this, TCS and Yale, who have part­nered since 2016, col­lab­o­rat­ed to create a new archi­tec­ture. The team used the de-cen­tral­ized stor­age pro­vid­ed by Hyperledger Fabric and InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) to build the plat­form.

The part­ner­ship also used the two decen­tral­ized iden­ti­ty solu­tion tool kits – Hyperledger Indy and Hyperedger Aries. 

The new frame­work pro­vides the ben­e­fits of scal­a­bil­i­ty and iden­ti­ty ver­i­fi­ca­tion present in tra­di­tion­al blockchain solu­tions along with the trust and decen­tral­ized pro­vid­ed by the public blockchain sys­tems notes the announce­ment.

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