Atonomi provides a new security protocol and infrastructure for IoT interoperability, based on rooting the identity and reputation of devices on a blockchain-based immutable ledger. Atonomi aims to solve the problem of validating device identity and reputation by creating a secure ecosystem for IoT device interaction and commerce on the Atonomi Network.Atonomi will be built on Ethereum and include a registration service for establishing identity, a protocol and system for reputation management (based on devices’ unique behavioral signatures), and an SDK for OEM integration. “The Atonomi Token [will be] used within the security protocol for device registration, activation, reputation management, and commerce transactions. Key participants such as OEM/device manufacturers, distributors, device owners and auditors are anticipated to seek Atonomi Token rewards for participating in the Atonomi Network.”
Atonomi is being developed by CENTRI Technology, creator of Internet of Things Advanced Security – a standards-based, chip-to-cloud, software IoT security solution, that uses hardware-based ID to establish trust and provides simultaneous data encryption and compression. The company was founded in 2010, is based in Seattle, and states that its “current partners include the largest IoT ecosystem players like Arm, Flex, Microsoft, Intel, and others.” CENTRIs core technology is protected by 10 patents linked to from the project’s website and whitepaper.
Competition: IOTA, IBM Blockchain (Watson IoT), WISeKey, XAIN and Porsche, xage, slock.it, Nokia Sensing as a Service, and others.
Differentiation: Infrastructural focus on device identity and reputation management. Company is already established in IoT security.