IOTA engineers shared a “one-stop” library for building security-focused information systems-
New IOTA wallet Firefly will receive secure database
According to a detailed post by Daniel Thompson-Yvetot, a Senior Architect of IOTA’s engineering team, the new IOTA software release—IOTA Stronghold—is a purpose-agnostic secure database. It ensures the privacy of any software “secret,” e.g., a crypto wallet’s private keys.
The new instrument is written in the Rust language. Since its alpha release is “stable,” IOTA developers invite all tech-savvy enthisiasts to test it by running on their own machines.
But why is it better?
IOTA engineers indicate three main groups of advantages of Stronghold. First of all, it leverages the “encrypted-by-nature” approach. Other systmes may require users to apply cryptographic protection by themselves.
Then, the secrets protected by Stronghold are not revealed to external processes. While performing operations, no data leaves the system in decrypted form.
Finally, multiple “Strongholds” (encrypted data structures) can interact with each other in a peer-to-peer decentralized manner. This funcationality will be added in early 2021, the announcement says.