The Linux Foundation is tapping tech from the IOTA Foundation to launch a project designed to increase trust and confidence in data transferred across various systems.
Billed as “Project Alvarium,” the venture also plans to utilize code from Dell Technologies, according to a Linux Foundation press release.
Says the foundation,
“Project Alvarium will focus on building the concept of a Data Confidence Fabric (DCF) to facilitate measurable trust and confidence in data and applications spanning heterogeneous systems…
A DCF, or ‘trust fabric’, is a framework comprised of a variety of technologies that help insert trust into the data path, in turn facilitating the orchestration of trusted AI models and the delivery of data from devices to applications with measurable confidence. This is critical to scaling digital transformation initiatives that today often devolve into a debate of security, privacy and data ownership.”
IOTA plans to contribute security and trust capability to the project, with the technology serving as “an immutable storage and validation mechanism” for Alvarium’s data confidence scores.
Says Dominik Schiener, the co-founder of IOTA Foundation,
“Data Confidence Fabrics address three inherent and often conflicting challenges within the massive debate over data – how to keep control in the hands of the owner, how to allow for its public use and which data to trust. I am confident we will see widespread adoption of this technology which will change the way we consume, trust and use data in the future.”
Meanwhile, a new patent from Intel briefly mentions IOTA and its decentralized ledger known as The Tangle, while describing a system for predicting network behavior and metrics.
“In some implementations, the IoT network may be a mesh network of IoT devices, which may be termed a fog device, fog system, or fog, operating at the edge of the cloud…
Fog computing is a system-level horizontal architecture that distributes resources and services of computing, storage, control, and networking anywhere along the continuum from cloud to Things. The fog may be established in accordance with specifications released by the OFC, among others. In some embodiments, the fog may be a tangle as defined by the IOTA foundation.”
You can check out the full patent here.