UNS Core released as Open Source!

by | Jun 29, 2021

As announced in a previous blog post, UNS Core has finally been released as Open Source! 🙌

Why Open Source? 

It is crucial that UNS Network can be trusted and the best approach to providing transparency is an open source framework. It demonstrates that we are truly attentive on taking a proactive and less obscure approach in sharing our security measures. In this way we improve trust within our community showing that all is clear with no hidden functions. It also shows that we allow constructive criticism on how to improve, and enable third party auditing of the solution.

Speaking about audits, we have another good news…

UNS CORE has successfully been audited by Vaadata

We decided to get UNS Core audited to have feedback from a third-party security expert. Security audits are comprehensive examinations of an enterprise’s information security system. It can give an understanding of how protected an organization is against known security threats. In our case, being audited was essential to protect the network and our applications built on top of it.

We’re happy to announce that the implementation of our network UNS Core was successfully audited by Vaadata, a company specialized in security audits and pen-testing techniques.

About Vaadata:
Hyper-specialized in pentest, Vaadata helps companies increase their level of cybersecurity with audits that target various areas: Web platforms, Mobile applications, IoT – Connected device, -Infrastructure & network, Social engineering, Information system. Their mission is to democratize pentesting with offers adapted to the security challenges faced by start-ups and large companies. All their pentests are realised by their internal team to ensure they achieve the best quality standards of their industry.

🔍 Learn more about the scope of the audit

A total of 3 vulnerabilities have been identified through the complete security audit, including 1 medium vulnerability and 2 information notifications.
Here is the status of theses vulnerabilities:
– 1 medium is about UNS Core. It is currently being fixed and will be available in the next version of UNS Core
– 1 information notification is about Unikname API. It remains undisclosed for the moment and detailed explanations will be given shortly
– 1 information notification is about UNS Core. It will remain unfixed (more information in the appendix below)

With the successful completion of this audit, the security of the project is significantly improved and every functional module can be operated in a relatively safe and secure manner. This is a crucial milestone and prerequisite for open-sourcing UNS Core.
uns.network and Unikname developers will continue to improve the security of uns.network and Unikname softwares, in partnership with 3rd party security experts and community developers.

Scope of audit

The following source code repositories covered by this security audit:

About the information notification in UNS Core

A user can send $UNS or @unikname to the same wallet as the one they originated for. The user will lose the transaction fee.

This won’t be fixed.
It is up to the front-applications to check that users don’t try to send $UNS to the same wallet. UNS Core will still allow this use-case.

No major or critical issues were found during the auditing process. With the successful completion of this audit, the security of the Unikname Connect solution is significantly proved and demonstrated.

uns.network and Unikname developers will continue to improve the security of uns.network and Unikname softwares, in partnership with 3rd party security experts and community developers.
Being audited by experts was an important step for UNS, and going open source another milestone on the road to our Token Sale 🚀

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About Unikname Network

Unikname Network is the blockchain specialized in providing multipurpose SSI NFTs (Self-Sovereign IDs), and a DPKI (Decentralized Public Key Infrastructure), aiming to be used easily by everyone who needs to integrate Decentralized ID (DID) in their applicationsuns.network is a DPOS blockchain setup with a 8 seconds block time, powered by the famous ARK.IO Blockchain Technology, secured by 23 elected delegates grouped in 3 colleges of stakeholders : individuals, organizations and the network community. The blockchain is fueled with its own native utility token UNIK, and issues its own featured NFT tokens for every DID. Unikname Network is the backbone of the Unikname Decentralized IDs solution. 

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UNS Network’s going under a full rebrand!

UNS Network’s going under a full rebrand!

Something big has been on the horizon for quite some time now and our team is super excited to announce that our brand has been going under a full rebrand!

UNS Network becomes Unikname Network
After being separate from one another for more than 3 years, we had the wish to reunite and align our 2 brands, UNS Network and Unikname, to create more consistency. This is why UNS.Network now becomes Unikname Network!

Self-Sovereign Identity NFT Giveaway, Claim Your Egg

Self-Sovereign Identity NFT Giveaway, Claim Your Egg

To reward our early adopters, we’re offering everyone the chance to claim their stake in the uns.network ecosystem. For a limited time during the 2021 easter period, from April 1st to the 12th of April midnight, you will be able to get your own @unikname ID NFT for free, to claim a special egg, to claim a special egg, and get a chance to win 10$ in the crypto of your choice.