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[taler-anastasis] branch master updated: work on proposal

From: gnunet
Subject: [taler-anastasis] branch master updated: work on proposal
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:35:49 +0100

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grothoff pushed a commit to branch master
in repository anastasis.

The following commit(s) were added to refs/heads/master by this push:
     new e0e6395  work on proposal
e0e6395 is described below

commit e0e63952314c4930204c8de70d4a7bf73d0fe8d9
Author: Christian Grothoff <address@hidden>
AuthorDate: Tue Jan 21 18:35:37 2020 +0100

    work on proposal
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+++ b/doc/ledger.txt
@@ -3,6 +3,8 @@ Submission via
 Project description:
+Title: Anastasis
 Tagline (140 c): Password-less key recovery via multi-factor multi-party 
 Brief description: (1000 c)
@@ -30,15 +32,15 @@ disclosed at the time of authentication.
-Slide presentation (business idea!)
+Slide presentation (business idea!) -- TBD!
 Video (business idea, 2 minutes)
-- Staff costs
-- Technology assets
+- Staff costs (149k on the grant, largely the students, ~6-18 months)?
+- Technology assets (1k, i.e. Cloud service operational costs)
 - Travel
-- Sales & marketing
+- Sales & marketing (none, done by 'clients', i.e. Taler/pEp)
@@ -48,6 +50,25 @@ Challenge and Product / Service (1000 characters)
 -- Problem product addresses, how we overcome, Value-add
  -- core innovation
+Anastasis enables ordinary users to remain in control of their data --
+including ensuring their data remains available to them --, even if
+they cannot remember or securely store any sufficiently high-entropy
+key material to secure their access.
+Our approach is to split the information needed to recover the data
+across multiple independent operators. These providers will then use
+orthogonal authentication techniques to enable users to recover their
+key material. For authentication, we will plug into existing services
+for to send SMS or snail mail, or perform video identification.  The
+protocol is designed to minimize information disclosure, ensuring that
+operators learn as little information as necessary.
+Anastasis will provide the service by implementing a REST API and an
+associated client library as Free Software, in line with a licensing
+and business strategy that was agreed with the GNU project. The REST
+API includes a mechanism for the providers to request payment for the
+offered service.
 Description of research component (500 characters)
 -- relation to Distributed Data governnance / privacy by design
@@ -75,7 +96,10 @@ cryptography & is post-quantum secure.
 Vertical: (200 characters)
-- how does it fit with LEDGER strategic research and innovation workprogramme
+Decentralized / P2P solutions in the economy, mobility or even
+energy production sectors require social key recovery. See for
 How will your product improve citizen's control over their data: (500 
@@ -161,9 +185,9 @@ Projections (at 20 cents/user annual fee):
 Assumptions: 0.10 cents fee after 2023 (competition!), First two years
 initial development cost, then only operations.  5k revenue from
-initial "business users" (Taler, pEp); but not after profitability was
-reached.  2023: 100k payment to Taler Systems to drive 10% of its 50M
-users to Anastasis. (Ditto for pEp ;-)).
+initial "business users (clients)" (i.e. Taler, pEp); but not after
+profitability was reached.  2023: 100k payment to Taler Systems to
+drive 10% of its 50M users to Anastasis. (Ditto for pEp ;-)).
 5 core business metrics
@@ -183,5 +207,31 @@ Team introduction
 - 1000 characters
+Vaish blob. Something about Cloud-experience. As CEO, her
+responsibility will be to supervise the technical development and
+decide on the specifics for the deployment in the cloud and
+integration with existing cloud services.
+Dr. Nana Karlstetter is currently working for the pEp foundation as a
+project manager. pEp is offering an encryption product that might
+benefit from Anastasis. As part-time CFO, she will focus on
+supervising cash flow and pursuing business leads.
+Dennis Neufeld is finishing his Bachelor's thesis on Anastasis. As
+CTO, he will perform the actual implementation of the software and
+assist partners with their integration.
+Dr. Christian Grothoff is professor of computer science and co-founder
+of Taler Systems SA. As Chairman, he will provide feedback on the
+technical specification and find business leads.
 How will we use LEDGER grant and services (500 c):
+LEDGER funding will largely be used to pay for the initial development
+cost. Here a core objective is to achieve an integration with existing
+cloud services for authentication that enables Anastasis to operate
+fully automatically, with video identification being outsourced to
+existing service providers. The LEDGER consortium may also help us
+find contacts with other businesses that would benefit from
+integrating key recovery with their product offerings.

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