The Internet is continuously evolving with a lot of security measure developed every day. Despite the effort of many tech giants to make the internet more secure, there is always a loophole that the hackers penetrate.
Check out my video on Elastos:
- What is Elastos?
- How does Elastos work?
- The Blockchain Technology Behind Elastos
- Real Life Application of Elastos
- Ethereum vs. Elastos
It can be challenging to protect private data and confidential information such as the medical record and a company’s secret. Saving up those data on third-party networks is not secure. We have witnessed several cases where private information was leaked to the public. Also, personal details of people were used to steal their hard earned money by scammers. This privacy and Internet security call for a lasting and reliable solution and that is where Elastos comes into play.
What is Elastos?
Elastos is a third generation technology that leverages blockchain technology in giving internet users complete control over their digital properties. The protection that Elastos provide is beyond cryptocurrencies or private data. It covers other intellectual properties such as books, games, movies, and business ideas.
Elastos is a new Internet technology that is revolutionizing online security and the entire smart technology. Elastos is built on the concept of removing middleman, monetizing computing power, protecting digital assets and offering financial incentive digital properties transaction with enhanced security, speed, and affordable cost.
How does Elastos work?
Elastos operate in an isolated environment called a virtual machine that runs on elastos runtime. Its system version is a lightweight operating system that is kept in a little box. To penetrate into the system, an attacker has to create their own box and connect to the user’s data.
If hackers manage to breach the security, Elastos grants no access to the Internet so the information derived cannot be sent out and neither can be uploaded to the third-party websites like YouTube, Facebook or Dropbox.
Alternatively, the hacker may try to download it to external storage, but elastos requires that the owners of the data grant permission from their end. Therefore unless the users voluntarily share their digital assets, there are no ways hackers can take possession of it giving the users exclusive protection over the properties they secure with elastos.
In another instance, assuming the hackers try to connect another virtual machine like engineering artificial intelligence (AI) scanner, it can only scan and check the data, but it is not transferable as it is an isolated device. The information cannot be passed on to the outside world.
In another real-life instance, assuming you have a session with your doctor and he connects to your virtual machine, he can only read your medical report but will not be able to save a copy. It is also imperative to the point that the moment you close your Elastos machine, the information viewed by the doctor will be permanently erased guaranteeing you topmost security.
The Blockchain Technology Behind Elastos
Now that we know how Elastos works, it is possible for readers to conclude that Elastos does not need a blockchain technology to function in reality, the blockchain provides the secure ID to access Elastos.
In a case where a hacker tries to override the user’s security, it is the blockchain that will be responsible for the assurance that the ID is authentic, not tampered with, void of virus and malware, and perfectly matches with the one registered in the block.
Blockchain provides a layer of trust for all the virtual machines that want to connect to a system.
Real Life Application of Elastos
Business and Enterprise
It helps businesses and enterprises to protect the trade secrets, for instance, Coca-Cola can use it to store their recipe menu which will not be available to anyone without their permission
To safeguard valuable private data and ensure that only people with permission can access the information stored on it
Authors, content creators, movies and game developers can leverage the use of elastos in securing the ownership of their intellectual properties. With that, they can scale up their earnings and prevent illegal distributions of their contents to unauthorized users.
Also, the content owners can use elastos to create a scarcity of their digital asset thereby increasing its value.
Elastos provides large blockchain applications in a secure environment and keeps contents intact after multiple uses
Ethereum vs. Elastos
Ethereum operates on a single main chain structure leading to speed limitation while elastos adopts main chain and side chain structure that speeds up the transaction, payment and smart contract support for several applications and services
Ethereum experiences network congestion and data redundancy while Elastos is the more secure runtime with the independent operating system, software development kit (SDK) that speed up the operating process and prevent data congestion.
Ethereum exposes data to risk as it employs a front end decentralized application (DApps) while elastos make use of a safe DApps prevented from accessing the networks thus protecting data from DDos. Also, elastos doesn’t make use of IP addresses which implies that hackers cannot track users’ activities.
In conclusion, Elastos is a disruptive third generation blockchain technology that offers total protection of data and vital confidential information for an individual or a corporate body. The innovative technology will help content owners to maximize the returns on the sale of their digital assets thus making more from their intellectual properties. Elastos is a very beneficial technology that every user of the internet should have in their possession to create a more secure internet environment for all.