We like to keep ourselves busy at Remme, but even by our own standards Q3 was incredibly hectic. Needless to say, our core products – Remme Protocol, Auth, and Keyhub – continue to dominate our day-to-day, and we have made great strides with each of them of late. To keep our community apprised of developments, the following summary will bring you up to speed on the health of Remme as we enter Q4.
Auth beta: now on the TestFlight
It brings us a great deal of pleasure to announce that Auth beta is now available on the Apple TestFlight App, following months of development work. A privacy-centric dApp for the management of human digital identities, Auth is a gateway to passwordless authentication and a true game-changer for the identity and access management (IAM) market. We couldn’t be happier to release it into the wild.
In the beta release, we’re offering:
- Easy 2-step onboarding
- Account creation
- Multi-profile management
- Passwordless website login via QR code scanning
- Subsequent logins via push notifications
- Tracking all login activities and live sessions
- Remote logout and access revocation
- Auth ID recovery via seed phrase or email
Our current beta is for iOS only, so for starters get TestFlight from the App Store and follow this link on your iPhone and start testing Auth. To get going, all you need to do is generate a unique account ID using Auth’s built-in MFA feature, then validate your email using the verification code we send you. It couldn’t be simpler. If you need any help getting started, check out our detailed instructions in the support center.
So, here’s what you need to know. For starters, we’ve launched a pilot program – and we’d love your business to get involved. We’re confident that Auth’s blockchain-based identity solution can strengthen your security and enhance user convenience. If you’re curious about the tech that facilitates passwordless logins, check out our blogpost on the matter.
Through the keyhole: what’s happening with Keyhub?
Keyhub, our cloud platform for SSL/TLS certificate management, has taken a bit of a backseat while Auth occupies the limelight. But a year on from the launch of Keyhub 1.0, we remain utterly convinced that it’s a decent certificate discovery tool on the market.
Recently, we published a case study that detailed a retail chain’s use of Keyhub for the purpose of tracking subdomains and SSL certificates. In no time at all, our tool flagged 23 known and 3 unknown subdomains containing expired SSL certificates and web apps that were no longer supported. Upon discovering, the client automated domain and subdomain monitoring, setting up an email alert to notify them if and when the problem reoccurs.
If you’re interested in harnessing our advanced network monitoring tools to deep-scan external and internal environments, sign up for a free two-week trial – no credit card required.
To find out more about Keyhub and the benefits of proper certificate management, take a look at our recent blog posts below.
• SSL Certificate Lifestyle Management: How it Works and Why it Matters
• NIST Report: Best Practice for TLS Certificate Management
• What’s New with SSL/TLS Certificates: Q2, 2020
Next-gen PKI Protocol keeps truckin’
Since the REMChain mainnet went live less than 12 months ago, development work has continued on our next-gen PKI layer, which promises to secure online communication among browsers, apps, and servers. Recently, the protocol codebase was merged and synced with EOSIO 2.0.7.
At this moment in time, the mainnet boasts 43 Block Producers, 76 Guardians, 49 million blocks produced, and 295 million REM staked. We encourage you to get involved – run a node, stake, vote, build and earn rewards. Details here.
Swapy lets you switch cryptos with ease
Whether it’s our own REM ERC20 token or some other cryptocurrency, users frequently have a need to swap from one digital asset into another. With this in mind, and following an extended period of testing, we are introducing another new product – Swapy.
With Swapy, users get the best exchange rate available without having to waste time analyzing volumes, registering on multiple exchanges, and placing buy/sell orders manually. What’s more, the app provides access to low-cap and low-liquidity tokens at spot price, while applying commission only to the % users save by using Swapy vs an exchange. Pretty neat.
In the months to come, we expect to be busy collecting and poring over the feedback we receive for Auth. Now that it’s available in public beta, suggestions from early adopters have been flooding in, and the onus is on us to improve flows and features while approaching potential clients. We’re excited for the Q4 to come to finally see Auth on the AppStore.
As far as Swapy is concerned, the next evolution will be integrations with Uniswap and other decentralized exchanges (DEXs), on-chain clearing and new wallet integrations. We’ll see you on the other side.