See that little green padlock in the corner of your monitor? That means you're using HTTPS. HTTPS is a protocol designed to stop people snooping in on your transmissions over the web, by using advanced cryptography. When you see that green padlock, it means you're browsing safely on the web. But there's a problem. A big problem.
The technology behind the modern internet is fundamentally insecure. The backbone of half a billion
websites, SSL, now known as TLS, is broken. TLS is the protocol behind HTTPS, which
keeps your transactions with your bank, BitPay, and even your logins to Google
secure - or at least, that's the idea. The current model, however, does not appear to be working.
A world where 200,000 of the top million sites have poorly implemented HTTPS is not acceptable. The consequences from having one's usernames and passwords stolen can be far-reaching, catastrophic, and hard to deal with. And if those details are financial, even one's wealth can become at risk.
The first rule of security is that of keeping the number of participants as low as possible - TLS adds a third, always looming, in total control over proving you're talking to who you think you are. These are Certificate Authorities - A centralised cartel of secretive bureaucratic corporations, issuing the documentation you need for safe browsing, and they have shown time and time again they cannot be trusted.
The Polygora network is designed to replace the SSL/TLS certificate cartels, with a low-cost, blockchain-based solution, designed to empower users and secure the web.
The developers of the Polygora network are proud supporters of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), and so both the wallet, client, and server software will be released under FOSS licensing for anybody to reuse and redistribute at their leisure.
The Polygora network is designed to lock-down HTTPS and other TLS-based services. It helps keep both fiat and cryptocurrency transactions, messaging, even your Facebook connections secure. Polygora is designed to work transparently on top of existing services.
Polygora has it's own unique interal cryptographic token, known as Aguris, is tradable and exhangable with other wallet owners. Aguris will be tradable on major crypto-currency exhanges. A switch to proof-of-stake mining is planned after casper protocol is solved.
To help kickstart the Polygora Network once it goes live, and to fund development and proselytisation of the Polygora Project,
the team are doing an ICO, as part of a crowdfunding effort. This system allows early contributors to help support the expansion
of the Polygora project before the ICO release. This money will help go towards infrastructure and marketing costs.
The ICO has an upper limit of 680,000AGS and will start 00:00GMT December 12th, and end approximately 00:00GMT on January 31st.
The ICO will be completed via the use of an Ethereum smart contract, which will issue placeholder ERC20 tokens (the contract which generated the tokens will be available to view closer to the ICO start date. You will require a wallet with token compatibility to view your recieved Aguris. Upon completion of the ICO, all remaining tokens will be burned if accessible to prevent their proliferation into either network. Below we provide guides on buying Ethereum, Aguris, and how smart-contract sales work, for beginners.
The assorted brains behind the polygora project.
Lead Designer and Developer, CEO
Financial Advisor and Business Guru
General Advisor, Mentor
Here we present a prelimary document about the Polygora network, outlining the principles and general concepts behind the technology and blockchain in general, and propose how this system can be used to create a system of distributed nodes generating TLS. In future we shall be releasing more documentation to further flesh out the technological properties of the project, and developing the software on a public git repository.