“The Data Owner” Character - retains full control over the data encrypted for her and determines whom to share the data with.
Encrypted symmetric key (KEM) that is eventually re-encrypted.
A common term for any entity fulfilling a particular role in our cryptographic narrative.
Data encapsulation mechanism - data encrypted with a symmetric key.
“The Faucet” Character - provides testnet NU tokens for nodes on the test NuCypher Network.
Key encapsulation mechanism - a symmetric key encrypted with an asymmetric key
A fragment of a Re-encryption Key.
A title for a classification/categorization of data according to how it is intended to be shared.
The ciphertext (data encrypted with a symmetric key) and the Capsule (encrypted symmetric key) that are stored together.
The NuCypher token used by nodes for staking.
1 NU = 1018 NuNits.
A timeframe of approximately 7 days in the NuCypher Network. This parameter is used as a minimum unit for policy duration, and is also the cadence with which workers must make an on-chain commitment to being online and available. Note that period durations were 24 hours in the genesis (previous) protocol and could change again in the future.
A web service that is the conduit between applications (platform-agnostic) and the nucypher network, that performs nucypher protocol operations on behalf of Alice and Bob.
- Re-encryption Key
A key that facilitates the transformation of ciphertext from one encryption key to another.
A quantity of tokens and escrow duration in periods.
An account that holds NU tokens and performs staking-related operations on the blockchain.
The public key for a Character’s signing key pair.
- Treasure Map
“The Proxy in PRE” Character - the nodes on the NuCypher Network that stand ready to re-encrypt data in exchange for payment in fees and token rewards; they enforce the access policy created by Alice.
NuCypher’s permissionless token distribution mechanism.