On the day of the date we find a very interesting new project, related to IDoT (Identity of Things).
We interviewed Ludger Hemesath his CSO (Chief Strategy Officer) for what the project is about and what other applications are working on.
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Tell us a little about your background
SonicMessenger was founded in 2016 but its roots go back to 2006 when, with the Internet of Things (IoT) in mind, we started to work on new ways to make device-to-device communications seamless and easy. We found that connecting devices via (inaudible) audio is a very secure and reliable way of communication and subsequently we developed a few groundbreaking technologies around audio encoding/decoding & encryption. In essence, we can communicate with devices, for example smartphones, by just using ordinary loudspeakers that you would find everywhere in the world. No WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC or even a Cellular signal needed.
When and how was your first approach to IOTA?
Now, with the almost unlimited use cases in mind for our technology, we started to think about how to apply this to the next big thing in tech – Blockchain/DLT. In our research early last year, we found that IOTA’s approach would be the best fit due their scalability and feeless micropayment capabilities. It also happened that IOTA chose Chicago (Bosch/Connectory) as has their first hub in the US and we were just around the corner…
Could you briefly explain what the IDoT (Identity of things) system is?
When you think of IOTA’s Data Marketplace or any other source of data streams, you need to know the origin of the data. That means the identity of the device that creates the data. Now, in an open Data Marketplace, the device needs to have a unique ID that is also verified in a trusted environment. Otherwise, how can we trust the data that we are receiving?
What is SonicID and what is its objective?
That goes back to the former question. The SonicID is a unique and ultra-secure method to create ID’s for devices, like sensors, smartphones, cars and last but not least people.
Our objective is to protect people and assets by bringing ultra-secure audio encoding & IOTA DLT into everyday life. SonicID makes it possible to ultra-securely identify, authorize,