IOTA announced yesterday in a new blog post that the first alpha version of IOTA Streams has been released for testing. Previously the technology was called MAM (Masked Authenticated Messaging), but the IOTA Foundation decided to give a clearer name to its projects so that the user immediately knows what function the application can perform. Therefore MAM was renamed to IOTA Streams.
MAM or from now on IOTA Streams is an encryption scheme for trinary messages that allows both authenticity and confidentiality on an original implementation and specification of apmi.bsu.by. By using IOTA streams messages can be encrypted via NTRU (Public Key Encryption) and PSK (Pre-Shared Key). In simple terms, it is a second layer data transmission protocol, which enables data streams, which are transmitted between sensors and other devices, to be encrypted appropriately and stored on the tangle in an unmanipulable way. The consensus protocol used by IOTA adds integrity to message and data streams. These features are particularly important in industries where privacy, immutability and integrity are important.
The IOTA Streams alpha version brings some significant changes. Until now, only authors could send, receive and sign messages. Now subscribers can also publish unsigned messages. In contrast to that in MAM v0 only channel owners could publish messages. In the old version a new channel had to be created for each message structure. From now on different message types can be published in the same channel.
Jake Simmons at crypto-news-flash.com
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