The first-ever digital currency, Bitcoin brought a paradigm shift that soon transcended the world of financial services. Ingenious in design and unbeatable in security, it made companies try to create software that would execute on top of its blockchain to bring decentralization to their own projects.
But writing on top of Bitcoin’s blockchain turned out to be a drag: Imagine writing an entire book using only 1’s and 0’s. Just like such binary code, Bitcoin is good at what it does — but adding extra features is just not something it was designed for.
Now meet Emercoin. Based on Bitcoin’s original code, it inherits the same security and reliability, but adds flexibility through a number of innovative additions.
Are you afraid your website can be suspended by authorities? With “the screws tightening” around the world, your fears might well be justified.
EmerDNS is the way out.
Completely decentralized, EmerDNS is safe from any kind of censorship. No other user can modify your record — only the record creator can manipulate its content.
EmerDNS websites can be easily resolved with the help of several browser extensions, by using OpenNIC servers, or via proxies.
Do you use a server-based PKI? Don’t ask what happens if the server’s administrator wants to act dirty. With EmerSSH, you’re totally safe.
Through its decentralized nature, EmerSSH makes it impossible for anyone to obtain root certificate keys and thus decrypt the data being transmitted.
EmerSSH can be seamlessly bridged with OpenSSH, giving you flexibility in addition to security.
If you are used to passwordless authentication via SSL certificates, you know how costly these are. Worst of all, if your certification authority is compromised, you’re screwed. Now meet EmerSSL.
A totally decentralized infrastructure of SSL certificates, it makes man-in-the-middle attacks impossible. And it’s WAY cheaper than doing it with a central CA.
And it’s so easy to use: Generate your private certificate once, and enjoy passwordless — and secure — access to selected websites for years.
If you own pretty much anything, your ownership data are usually stored in centralized databases, open to all kinds of “centralized” manipulation. With EmerDPO, it is not.
A decentralized ledger of ownership certificates, it can be used across all industries where you can’t entrust the management of ownership data to a single authority.
From land titles to software licenses to vehicle registration data, EmerDPO will keep you assured that whenever something becomes yours, it will stay yours.
EmerLNX is a peer-to-peer text-based advertisement link exchange network based on a per-click payment model. EmerLNX operates under the "lnx" service abbreviation in the EmerNVS.
ENUMER is a great way to experience and provide free VoIP services. But its centralized architecture makes it prone to denial of services due to high server load. Not so with ENUMER.
Deployed over the EmerDNS infrastructure, it is extremely fast due to local query resolution and infinitely scalable.
And, unlike what had already happened to its centralized counterpart, it won’t let you down if the central authority collapses. Because, well, there’s none.
EmerMAGNET is the storage of BitTorrent magnet links under the magnet service abbreviation in the EmerNVS.
Emercoin provides a service for storing name->value pairs in its blockchain (Name-Value Storage, or NVS).
Trusted Timestamp is an upcoming feature of EmerNVS. It automatically applies the current timestamp to any record added to the Emercoin blockchain. The blockchain network checks whether the timestamp is correct and rejects attempts to upload records with a timestamp differing from the current network time by more than ±2 hours. The timestamp trust, just like the transaction trust, is generated by aggregated efforts of Emercoin miners. To retrieve the timestamp, use the "name_show" command, which returns the record’s Unix time in the "time" field.
Added STUN IP discovery to remove usage centralized commercial served dyndns.org.
Name-Value Storage — a universal platform for external blockchain-based services.
Invented and implemented blockchain-based security services.
EmerSSH, decentralized Public Key Infrastructure and Access Control List.
Partnership with Microsoft BaaS program and “Blockchain Engine” app on MS Azure.
First real usage of EmerDPO by the Kolionovo farm.
Emercoin included in RedHat catalog of certified software.
Three-in-one mining mechanism: POS + POW + merged mining.
In 2018, we plan to continue implementing functionality and add new services.
We will continue implementing new functionality and services and release wallet core 0.7.0, with Segwit support and improved kernel and DNS subsystems.