MetaCert Protocol

About:

Over the years, MetaCert has researched and developed one of the world’s most advanced crawlers and threat intelligence systems for categorizing URIs. Using our proprietary technology, innovative approach, and help from thousands of people in our community, we have built one of the biggest sources of trust and reputation information about URIs in the world. MetaCert is building a query and response protocol on the blockchain that stores open sourced and community verified information on resources such as domain names, IP addresses, social media accounts, bots, applications, crypto wallet addresses, or autonomous system identities. The Protocol stores and delivers content in a human and machine readable format. The information stored on the Protocol can be used by anyone to build products or services to address issues such as phishing, malware, brand protection, child safety, and news credibility. Using the blockchain, it is now possible to create new open systems that curate data sets through smart contract rewards, incentivize good behavior and mitigate the risk of bad behavior using fairly applied counter-measures and punishments. Once structured and populated on the main blockchain or its side chains, these curated data sets become immediately eligible for global distribution on a mass scale. The Protocol is a special case of this incentivized curation and distribution network, extolling security, openness, and transparency across the entirety of its operations. The Protocol will contain the world’s foremost high-quality information and determinations on URI reputation and it cannot be edited without an audit trail for all to see. With the Protocol, the trust and reputation of the Internet is placed back into the hands of everyday people. It will be enabled through a system of checks and balances to ensure high quality participation and authentic behavior that is incentivized by a Tokenized economy.



Intro:

We are building an open security protocol for the Internet storing trust and reputation information about Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) including domain names, applications, bots, crypto wallet addresses, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), and content classification. The Protocol’s registry is machine-readable and queryable for use by Internet Service Providers (ISPs), routers, crypto exchanges, Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile devices, browsers, websites, and applications to help address cyber threats such as phishing, malware, brand protection, child safety and news credibility.