Dark Crystal, A social secret backup tool


Gregory Jones (Developer, Blockades.org) / Homepage

Scheduled time: Saturday, 13:20 , Room V5

The private key custody problem is growing as people move away from centralized services to tools which are empowering but require you to manage your own keys. Dark Crystal is a social key backup tool which uses Shamirs Secret Sharing over the peer to peer protocol Secure Scuttlebutt. Scuttlebutt's 'gossip protocol' gives us a balance between privacy and data resilience. Network connections between peers represent actual social relationships, meaning that the encrypted key shares never leave your social community, and automated replication makes the system tolerant to individual device loss.

Website: https://darkcrystal.pw

Desired previous knowledge: None