Exploring the Use of Cryptography in Document Signing and Notary Services

In this meeting, the State Changers (participants) discussed the topic of cryptography, specifically in relation to document signing. They explored different aspects of cryptography and its application in creating secure signatures for documents.

One State Changer shared their progress in creating a function that generates public and private keys. They mentioned the next step of creating a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) file and a CRT (Certificate) file. They also mentioned the importance of having a secure certificate and private keys for signing documents. Another State Changer provided insights on the concept of trust in cryptography. They explained how trust is established through the use of public and private keys, and how certificates connect trust between different parties. They emphasized the need to narrow down the specific problem and use case for document signing. They also discussed the concept of document authenticity and the use of timestamps. The State Changers delved into the technical details of generating signatures using private keys and validating them using public keys. They explored the use of hashing algorithms and the importance of timestamping documents for verification. They discussed the possibility of storing private keys in Xano and the potential security risks associated with it. The State Changers also touched upon the idea of creating a database of notaries and their private keys for document signing. They discussed the use of encryption to store and protect the private keys, and the need for role-based access control to limit access to sensitive information. Finally, the State Changers highlighted the importance of considering legal requirements and guidelines when implementing cryptography for document signing. Overall, the meeting provided valuable insights into the technical and practical aspects of cryptography for document signing.

(Source: Office Hours 9/4/2023 )

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