DigiCorp update - September 2022

Dear Metanauts,

We’ve been continuing to work on improvements over the summer months, laying the foundation for a secure and decentralized metaverse future.

Antum is a stable platform, but with the feedback and knowledge we gained from the field (POCs), we decided several months ago to build and develop the DGMV-ID suite with a totally new architecture.

This was a bold decision, but the requirements for Web3 in an enterprise environment mean that we need a different approach to stand out of the crowd. The development team has done a tremendous job working on the solution.

We’re glad to share that we’re entered an exciting stage with the DGMV-ID alpha release, which also means that we can start planning the beta release with our early adopter customers.

But what are the differences between alpha release vs beta release? To find out more, read the rest of this blog. Let’s get started!

Alpha Testing:

Alpha testing is one type of acceptance testing that is performed to discover all the potential issues and bugs before releasing the final product to clients. This test is executed by internal employees of the company, with the core intention of listing the tasks that a normal/regular user would perform on the app, then testing them.

In simple terms, it is called alpha testing because it is performed near the end of the development of the software, before beta testing. The major focus of this testing is mimicking real-time users, using black box and white box testing techniques.

Beta Testing:

In contrast, Beta testing is performed by customers in a real-world environment. It is also called external User Acceptance Testing, and it is performed directly before a product launch. In this scenario, direct feedback from users can be a goldmine for developers, because beta testing helps the team to test the product in a customer environment, according to the Scope Of Work form our POCs.

Note that beta version is enabled for a limited number of customers in order to drive insightful feedback on the product quality. Moreover, a hybrid security testing playbook (pentesting and bug bounty) is also in place during the beta testing phase.

Beta testing ensures that the team won’t suffer massive product failures by helping to improve product quality through customer validation.

So, the key differences between alpha testing and beta testing are:

  1. On the one hand, alpha testing is performed by testers within the organization, where beta testing is performed by the end-users.
  2. Aspects like reliability and security testing are performed in detail in alpha testing, whereas reliability, security, and robustness are tested during beta testing.
  3. Alpha testing is performed at the developer’s or tester’s site, while beta testing takes place at the client’s or user’s location.

But both alpha and beta testing are extremely important in a product development life cycle.

We are proud to announce that we will be introducing our DGMV-ID alpha release to visitors during the TechEx expo on September 20th and September 21st. But that’s not all - we will also be showcasing DigiThree Labs, which will be our outlet to the enterprise world. Being a partner-led organization, DigiThree will offer professional enterprise services and consultancy to our partners, and to raise awareness among the professional enterprise community, we have started a LinkedIn campaign.

Ultimately, this provides usage of the DGMV utility token.

Our next Community AMA will be the 28th of September, in our Telegram channel.
More details will follow.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel, where we’ll be broadcasting highlights of the TechEx expo experience!

Digicorp and the Metaverse: A Vision of the Future

Right now, it seems like everyone is rushing to build the Metaverse.
At Digicorp, we applaud this trend as it proves that we’re not alone in recognizing this as the next major shift in computing.
But we also think it’s time to take a moment to look further ahead, to understand what the Metaverse might actually mean, how it might emerge in more unexpected ways, and to recognize that this isn’t simply a new technology, but a significant shift in culture and society.

Looking beyond today’s headlines helps us to: 

•        Understand that today’s Metaverse experiments are only the first steps in creating a whole new universe. We are in the very early stages of the development of the Metaverse. It will take years (most experts expect a 10-year timeframe or longer) to fully realize its potential. It is important to build solutions, products, and services with an eye on what will be possible tomorrow, rather than solely focusing on today.

•        Identify the long-term opportunity for enterprise. While it is never possible to fully future-proof a company, we can predict scenarios, which can help identify immediate opportunities for prototypes and for building the necessary infrastructure to rapidly adapt to future change.

•        Understand the promise (and the dangers) for humanity. We believe that the Metaverse is far more than just a new way to have fun or play games. It will fundamentally reshape how we interact with machines, and it will represent the convergence of the physical and digital worlds. This creates both promise (for example, extending economic opportunities to everyone) and danger (the threat of digital surveillance apparatus). 

•        Inspire new ways to think about the future. None of us are working alone. There is no single company who will build or dominate the Metaverse. We can each have a voice in the shaping of what’s to come. No one can perfectly predict how it will all turn out - but we can create shared reference points and begin to collaborate together.


This last point is perhaps the closest to the heart of the Digicorp vision. By sharing our own thoughts and dreams for the future, we are inviting everyone to participate. By creating tools, products and services in the service of that vision, we dream of helping a million projects and more to grow and flourish.

The Metaverse Today

Whether large legacy companies or innovative web3 communities, there are hundreds of thousands of ongoing Metaverse projects:

•        NFTs are adding new utility, extensions, airdrops, and economic models. We are looking at a preview of a digital world in which ownership, trading of goods, and economic value are inbuilt. On today’s Internet, it is mostly the large data silos that make money from digital content. But tomorrow, we will be able to allocate capital and attach ownership and history to digital assets. 

•          Play-to-earn is opening up new opportunities for diverse participation in the digital economy. Axie Infinity proved to be a lifeline for thousands of people during the pandemic by allowing them to earn money playing games when other ways of earning money became difficult. But even play-to-earn is in its early stages, and we expect to see this model bleed into other forms of economic activity outside of games.

•         Today’s mega-corps aren’t excluded from this opportunity, either. Facebook has recognized both the opportunity and the threat of the Metaverse. It intends to fully transition from being a social media to a Metaverse company within 5 years. As one small part of its strategy, it has committed to hiring 10,000 people in Europe to help make this change. And Facebook is the most visible ‘corporate face’ among many legacy Internet companies all looking to embrace the Metaverse.

Near-Term Trends

The range of innovations emerging in the pre-Metaverse is staggering and it has only just begun. There are already indicators that the next wave of innovation is already upon us:

DAOs, cross-chain integration, and other crypto innovations will create successive waves of innovation. While NFTs are already generating significant trade, they are really only in their earliest stages in terms of their potential being fully utilized. Currently, their utility is being extended to include entire story worlds (and representation by Hollywood agents, as with the example of Bored Apes), and they are starting to underpin both online and offline value.

But next up will be increased fractional ownership models, innovative licensing schemes, and cross-over to DAOs, tokens and other crypto innovations. The sale of JPEGs as NFTs will very quickly come to be seen as the first shot across the bow. Soon, entire industries will have competition. What has happened with art is now shifting into fashion, music, and other markets.

‘Outside’ funding will continue to flood the space. Venture capital firms are playing an increasing role in bringing Metaverse projects to market. This is part of a broader realignment that started during the pandemic and was boosted by readily available/low interest capital, a shift towards more online activity during COVID lockdowns, and a clear sense of crypto FOMO (and perhaps a desire for an inflationary hedge). 

But it isn’t just VCs: as press about the Metaverse, NFTs, and cryptocurrencies continues to generate interest, we are witnessing many newcomers enter the market. These people, who would never have dreamed of having a crypto wallet, are now bidding on NFTs. 

Legacy companies are ‘all-in’ on the Metaverse and they have strong, publicly-stated ambitions. But this shift towards crypto is also playing out in more subtle ways. Mainstream media, brands and talent are showing clear interest in the space. It is an exciting time and a sign of a significant shift of capital, talent and attention to this next phase in computing.

At Digicorp, we believe that all these efforts are important experiments for the emerging Metaverse. We also believe that there’s more (a LOT more) to the story.

But first, we need to make sure we’re all on the same page when we talk about the Metaverse. And, of course, this means we need a rough definition of what it is.  

Defining the Metaverse: From Technology to Culture 

Let’s start with a few broad clarifications: 

There is only one Metaverse

Just like there is only one Internet, there is only one Metaverse. There is no argument about this among those with decades of academic and practical experience, or among those doing standards-based work in the field. 

But does it matter? We think it does, because there will be fault lines and tensions. The larger companies in the field (we’re looking at you, Facebook!) will want to advance their interests. Web3 will naturally create a counterpoint to more siloed efforts.

One of the reasons that thought leaders talk about THE Metaverse is to make clear that our shared end goal is singular: that there is no benefit to competing versions of the Metaverse, just as there would have been no benefit to competing versions of the Internet (sorry, AOL!). 

The Metaverse is primarily ‘spatial’

The Metaverse is emerging now because it has become easier to experience rich 3D content. Our phones can scan physical objects and turn them into 3D assets, most computers and mobile devices can now support rich 3D content because of advances in graphics and other chips, and the entire world is now being scanned for the purposes of mapping or gaming.

Today, we’re mostly building virtual worlds/games and metagalaxies.

Roblox or Decentraland may eventually be major destinations in the Metaverse. But today, they stand in isolation from each other. As such, they are technically defined as virtual worlds OR, if they contain a collection of worlds, they are technically defined as a metagalaxy.

The Metaverse is a system of systems

In the same way that the Internet is made up of discrete protocols and affordances, so will the Metaverse be. It will include systems for identity, storage, rendering, asset delivery, latency management and synchronization, etc.

[In our next post, we’ll explore a few of the systems we think are important and help you to understand where they fit into the larger technical road map for the Metaverse.] 

The Metaverse is device-agnostic

Again, much like you can see ‘the Web’ on a mobile phone or a desktop computer, you will be able to ‘enter the Metaverse’ using a tablet, while wearing a VR headset, or while walking down the street with a pair of Augmented Reality glasses.

The Metaverse will most likely emerge to be much like the ‘Web’: an open-source base with various proprietary and open modules built on top.

Hidden in this idea is another recognition: that the Metaverse IS the Internet. We are not going to build a whole new suite of technologies to replace some of the core protocols of the Internet. Instead, they will be built on top of, adapted, and extended.

The Metaverse is made possible (and is primarily defined) by interoperability

This is the true glue that holds the Metaverse together. Over the next decade, we will see massive innovation in everything from cryptocurrencies to DAOs, from the creation of mirror worlds to augmented reality glasses that we can wear all day, from the realism of games to the ability to play them via cloud streaming services. 

The Metaverse will create amazing experiences for consumers and will unlock deep potential for enterprise. But the truly explosive change will occur when these innovations become interoperable

Just think of today’s web: how many websites have you signed up for, how many times have you filled out your email for a new newsletter, and how easy is it for you to find the same list of friends when you move from Discord to Twitter to Slack? 

Now think of how difficult this must be for exchanging something like a 3D pair of shoes! The Metaverse will be realized as more and more of these disparate spatial experiences link together. In the Metaverse, you will be able to shift seamlessly between worlds. The idea is that the data you share as you move between environments will be done so by choice. And ideally, the shoes you bought in Roblox can be worn in Fortnite.

How will I know when the Metaverse has arrived?

It seems like a simple enough question. But, in general, the answer will be: “you won’t.” And this answer is a bit like a secret key. 

At Digicorp, we like to say: “you won’t need to go out and find the Metaverse, because it will come to you.” 

We will witness components of the Metaverse (like storage or sovereign identity systems) before we can see them working together in their entirety. 

An Enterprise Example

Let’s walk through what we mean. 

Let’s say you build a mirror version of your factory floor in digital form. You allow collaborators in from partner companies and your engineering team in Asia is able to log in and collaborate with supervisors in Europe.

One day, you find you can click on a doorway in this virtual factory and it immediately ‘teleports’ you to a virtual version of a part supplier’s warehouse. You can browse their catalog, make some quick annotations on a 3D model, chat with their sales team, then teleport right back. 

That is the Metaverse. It will come to YOU. One day, all our 3D experiences will start connecting.

Today? Not so much. We can’t pop from a session in Fortnite over to Minecraft with a click of a button. Instead, we need to log out and log back in to each experience.

Have a look at your mobile phone: imagine if, instead of all of those little icons, you were able to jump between ‘apps’ from a common interface.

But why does this matter? What’s the advantage in knowing that the Metaverse doesn’t have a launch date? Well, we think it has strategic value for a few reasons:

  1. The Metaverse is an emergent system of systems.

At Digicorp, we think that it is critical to understand this. The Metaverse will emerge slowly - the Web will become more three-dimensional, and worlds and games will slowly interconnect, but most importantly, the systems that make up the Metaverse are being developed NOW. 

  1. We will learn, before the Metaverse is fully realized, how to work, collaborate, create and innovate.

All of today’s early experiments are helping us to experience the potential of the Metaverse, even though we’re still a long way from it being ubiquitous.

  1. We need to build the subsystems of the Metaverse now, and not allow those systems to be dictated by powerful players.

For example, companies like Facebook, Epic or Niantic will have a vested interest in how identity is handled in the Metaverse, but we have an opportunity to avoid today’s giant data silos if we take progressive steps to build something better. 

The Metaverse: Beyond Concerts and Meetings 

If you conducted a survey of the Metaverse today, you might find it described as a set of experiences and innovations that are not yet connected. You would probably hear people point to: 

Eventually, all of these things will connect. They will be supported by: 

But the thing about the future is you can’t always predict what it will look like.

At DigiCorp we believe that much of what we can experience today will one day seem quaint! Much like the earliest websites, we will look back and see today’s pre-Metaverse utilities as just sketches of what was to come. 

Imagine… 

Sovereign identity

How can someone else “own” your identity? Well, today they do. Your identity on Facebook…is owned by Facebook. It’s the same for many of the other sites you visit or participate in. What new kinds of economic value will be created if we can take back control of our identities (and the data associated with it)?

A post-quantum world

What kinds of opportunities will arise when quantum computing finally arrives? And what will happen to all the data that we currently store (on the blockchain or elsewhere) that can be easily ‘cracked’ by quantum machines?

Semi-autonomous avatars

What happens when artificial intelligence can ‘fuse’ with our online personas? What happens if you can log in with your avatar…then just leave it there when you leave work? What if your avatar is smart enough to act on its own? What happens in an enterprise when we can help to automate some of our mundane daily tasks, allowing our avatars to negotiate, collect, trade or share on our behalf (in a safe and logical way?) 

The physical world, seamlessly fused with the digital

Imagine a future in which self-driving cars and a population wearing augmented reality glasses can scan the physical world in real time. What happens when there is a digital representation of a factory or retail store floor? A manager in Asia will be able to log in to a highly realistic Metaverse location and see what’s happening in the ‘real world’…and in real time. 

What happens when we can view data in three dimensions? Forget spreadsheets. Imagine being able to walk through a solar system of data, all of it intuitively presented and providing you with easy ways to take strategic action? 

A Metaverse with bad actors

And this, of course, is also important to recognize. If you think today’s data breaches cause problems, imagine when every aspect of your business is scanned and made ‘3D’. Whether you like it or not, companies will collaborate in the Metaverse. Everything will be scanned. Sensors will be everywhere. How do you protect yourself against the bad actors that will invariably arise? 

A new type of language

We don’t often talk about this, but at DigiCorp we believe that the Metaverse actually represents the final, deep-seated realization of the human impulse for spatial and visual content. We believe new forms of ‘language’ will emerge that we can’t even imagine yet, because spatial content represents the deepest level of meta-language. 

Talking to the machines

This is perhaps the most profound prospect for what lies ahead, because the Metaverse is emerging at about the same speed as the machines are becoming smarter than the human brain.

This may not be a coincidence. 

The Metaverse may represent something more than just a new way to interact online. Instead, it may very well represent the space in which we will finally meet a new sentient machine. 

The Next Steps in the Metaverse

There is incredible opportunity ahead but tremendous challenges that come with it. This is, perhaps, the most significant shift in computing that humanity will ever experience. It represents the final fusion of our physical and digital realities and it may bring us face-to-face with sentient machines. 

We hope you’ll join us in exploring this new frontier.

Whether you’re building early prototypes to prepare for the emerging Metaverse, or joining us as we imagine new scenarios for the future, we invite you to consider the promise (and danger) ahead, and join us on the road to the future.      

DigiCorp Update – June 2022

Dear Metanauts,

It might be crypto winter, but we can’t ignore the fact that the summer holidays are in sight. We’re forging on, continuing to focus on our product development and aim for the launch of our first products in Q3/Q4 this year.

We know the crypto markets are still having a hard time, and we can imagine that your patience as token holders is being tested. The tech companies that can withstand the pressure will be able to build our digital future and eventually, the time will come for true pioneers to shine. Bearing this in mind, we keep our focus on the longer term, which means building, developing, partnering and getting prepared for the launch and sales of our products in Q3/Q4, with true utility for the DGMV token.

The web is evolving without any doubt. Whether it’s Web 3, Web 5 or whatever it eventually becomes,  there is a great need for privacy, security and decentralization. At DigiCorp, we have anticipated this evolution of the web and we have the building blocks developed and ready to be deployed. But we think that ownership and control of our data and sovereign identity should be in the deployment of Web 3, not Web 5 as mentioned by Jack Dorsey.  Partners should be able to use these tools in their solutions, platforms or other environments. The immersive experiences that come with Metaverse platforms require the safe, secure presence of our online identity and our data, fully controlled by its owners.

Product and Technology Development

While we are working hard to finalize the development, testing and documentation for the authenticator and password manager, our Indian development team is working on our Metaverse Suite to empower data privacy and sovereignty through decentralized technologies. Our Metaverse Suite contains the tools that empower enterprises with P2P chat, quantum-safe decentralized storage, safe sharing of information, P2P video-chat, and secure browsing, specifically designed to secure everyday needs for enterprises, small businesses, organizations and governments, all with one secure blockchain-based login. This will solve a lot of security issues, because it will effectively eliminate intermediaries and permit direct communication between individuals, without jeopardizing data security or privacy.

It’s great to see customers excited to get started with our POCs when we speak to them about their expectations and compliance with industry-related protocols. The standards that need to be set for the enterprise environment mean that we have to pay an exceptionally high level of attention to the compliance, quality and security of products and processes, all of which come under the direct remit of our Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). We are proud to inform you that one of the POCs has been successfully deployed on the decentralized grid, and with this knowledge, we are able to provide a true alternative to current centralized storage providers.

Furthermore, we continue to look for talent to scale up our core team and ambassador & advisory board in roles such as technical enterprise product manager, developers, software consultants and sovereign digital identity specialists.

We're also grateful to see the positive developments and improvements to projects like DigiByte and Threefold, projects that DigiCorp has selected as pillars in our technology. We will keep the community updated about these technologies on our DigiMetaverse Show and DGMV subchannel.

Roadmap

It’s great to see we’re still ticking the boxes on our roadmap. Timing is always a challenge when we have to take into account our businesses and agreements.
Because we’re on schedule, we’re able to showcase our products this year at a fantastic exhibition. More information to follow! 

Because of the summer holidays in July and August, there will be no blog update for a couple of months. On June 29, at 14:00 UTC, we will be holding our first quarterly AMA in our Telegram chat, where we’ll be happy to answer all your questions as best we can. Please send your questions on the Telegram chat before June 24, using the hashtag #AMA in your message.

As always, keep spreading the word by sharing our articles across social media, and tagging and mentioning our profile.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR EXTRAORDINARY SUPPORT!

DigiCorp Update – May 2022

Dear Metanauts,

It’s time once again for our monthly update.
We’re approaching the end of the first half of 2022.
We know the market hasn’t been kind to us so far. All markets are “risk-off,” not only in crypto, but also in corporate and government bonds, equities, and commodities. Volatility is very high.
We understand there is a lot of uncertainty with all investors, but we are still building!
We are laser focused on business and developing products, and the token will have real utility in our solutions.
We are becoming part of a growing Metaverse, a technical evolution that needs to put data ownership and control back where it belongs; in the hands of users, data originators and contributors.

Partnerships

We are continuing to talk to several businesses and relevant companies where we see potential win-wins.
Some talks have been very prosperous. Our partnerships are not only related to corporate enterprises, where we cannot always be transparent, but also in the blockchain- and crypto-space, where we have active engagements with several projects. Last month, we announced a partnership with Ikonic, where we have great potential in the Metaverse, Web3, NFT and gaming space. This was very well received by their community. We are proud to announce we will have them on our DigiMetaverse show soon. Let us know if you have any questions about Ikonic, so Weynand Kuijpers can address them on the show.

Product and Technology Development

We are making great progress with our authenticator and password manager. We have some great POCs lined up for this product and are already using some customer feedback to make improvements. We will have our first commercial launch soon, and we expect the product to be ready to go to market in Q3/Q4. Timelines in software development are always difficult and challenging. Finding the right talents to scale up our team takes more time than anticipated. We are improving the UI/UX and putting together the required documentation for the products, as well as taking the necessary actions to monitor and enhance quality standards. We have to have a thorough approach to apply enterprise standards, related to (pen)testing, security protocols, privacy rules and compliance.
We also continue to develop other solutions with great features and unique technologies, like quantum-safe decentralized data management solutions and peer-to-peer communication solutions.
We are making some good progress there as well.
DigiByte and the Threefold Grid are important pillars in our technology, so DigiCorp will keep supporting the development and improvement of these technologies. We are also happy with our DGMV subchannel, where we are bringing lots of DigiByte news and updates as well as talking to some special DigiByte community members.

Roadmap

It’s great to see we have ticked all the boxes and accomplished everything on our April roadmap.
Some highlights:

I would like to repeat that in June, we will be holding our first quarterly AMA in the Telegram chat.
Keep spreading the word by sharing our articles across social media, and tagging and mentioning our profile.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR EXTRAORDINARY SUPPORT!

DigiCorp Update – April 2022

Dear Metanauts,

As promised, we want to give you a monthly update about DigiCorp, our vision, developments, and where we are at the moment in our journey to a secure, self-sovereign, decentralized Metaverse. It’s time for our April update!

Time passes quickly, but even in these last few weeks, a lot has been happening on so many levels.

Partnerships

We are very positive about the ongoing conversations we’ve been having with various parties in relation to our technology. We are focusing on qualifying potential alliances and partnerships to find mutual benefits, leverage opportunities, form synergies, and explore use-cases, all with the goal of forming a fundamental basis for a roll-out of our solutions that makes use of our technology and the DGMV token. This not only applies to Metaverse projects, but also FinTech projects and Corporate Enterprises, i.e. in e-Health, Government, NGOs, and many others. We have been on a great many calls and have planted a lot of seeds. This period of due diligence is happening in several stages. Once partnerships have been confirmed, we will announce everything and explain the situation further.

Product Development

We are on track with the development of our secure authenticator and password manager (Q2/Q3 –2022). The great distinguishing feature of this authenticator and password manager is that it will be built on the decentralized Quantum Safe Storage (QSS) grid of Threefold, and it will be enhanced with additional features to ultimately become a fully-fledged interoperable Metaverse wallet. Moreover, it will have the support on a corporate level.

We have over five POCs coming up with corporate enterprises, including Liqui Moly APAC. With the right technology stack and architecture we will make our Metaverse wallet interoperable, decentralized, secure, and future proof. The blockchain security is provided by DigiByte and we will add support for more chains in the near future to make the wallet truly interoperable. The DGMV token will of course play an important role in unlocking the license-based features in our wallet app.

Our suite of enterprise solutions, such as the video conferencing tool, secure web browser, and quantum-safe storage, is making progress too. With a focus on the near future, we want to make sure that it is scalable and secure, with the DGMV Authenticator integrated. Alongside this, we are also working on more immersive user Metaverse experiences.
Here, DGMV will be a mandatory token for unlocking license-based features.

Blockchain Development

DigiByte is an important pillar in our technology; a proven, battle-hardened blockchain since 2014, with a great balance between decentralization, speed, and security. The DGB coin is also, without doubt, the most suitable form of payment in the Metaverse.

It is important that the foundation of our technology is strong, stable, and secure. We are therefore very proud of our lead developer, Yoshi Jäger, who has done a great job on the development of the DigiByte blockchain related to the merge of 8.22. He has worked several hundreds of hours to perform functional tests and fix issues with DigiByte Core. This is a significant milestone for DigiByte, and gives DigiCorp the reliability it needs to use the DigiByte blockchain technology in their applications and solutions. It also allows us to develop our layer-2 solution on top of DigiByte later this year, where DGMV token will be used as gas.

DigiCorp attach great importance to inclusiveness and decentralization. The DigiByte Foundation will provide a detailed update soon, but the purpose of our work is to empower the DigiByte ecosystem and its partners, as well as businesses like DigiCorp, the community, developers and other stakeholders.

Enterprise Approach

What sets DigiCorp apart from other projects in this space is our corporate enterprise approach. This means that we are not only able to open up our business network to our technology, but that we are also able to ensure continuity and offer professional advice, consultancy, and support. Thanks to our team of highly experienced IT and data enterprise professionals, we can lay the foundation for professional development, deployment, and integration in a corporate enterprise environment.

In doing this, we can really drive the adoption of our decentralized technology in day-to-day solutions for consumers and customers. We can also announce that we have hired a technology consultant and solutions architect, who will help us to deliver and execute the implementation of our solutions.
We are convinced that by focusing on corporate enterprises, they will embed and embrace this technology for the new paradigm shift to more decentralized solutions, which will ultimately be transferred to consumer advantages.

Community Involvement

It is important to understand the different approach that we as a corporate team are taking. Our project is quite unlike any other project, and expectations from people in crypto space are far removed from people in a corporate environment.

This means that with regards to marketing and communication in particular, there is a balancing act to maintain. On the one hand, we are trying to be as transparent as possible and will get the community involved as much as we can. On the other hand, we are bound by expectations in businesses when taking into account the agreements and NDAs we have signed.

We always have emphasized from the start that we are a project with a focus on the longer term.
Without doubt, the success of our business, our products, and solutions will lead to a sharp increase in demand for the DGMV token, which will also eventually benefit our crypto community.

In June, we will be holding our first quarterly AMA, with team members from different disciplines answering your questions as best they can.

Meanwhile you can help us by spreading the word. Share our articles across social media, and tag and mention our profile.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR EXTRAORDINARY SUPPORT!

Quantum Safe File Systems: The Here and Now of Data Security

With quantum computing on the horizon, the threat to data security is growing by the minute. As it exists in its current form, cryptography won’t be enough to protect individual or business data from a cryptanalytic attack by a quantum computer. The algorithms just won’t stand up.

Worse still, the amount of data that needs protecting is set to skyrocket in the next decade. By 2025, it is predicted that global data will grow to 163ZB, 10 times the amount stored in 2016. We need to act now, before the task becomes unfathomably huge.

Put simply, quantum problems require quantum solutions. This is why quantum-secure storage can meet the dual challenges of managing exponential growth in storage requirements and compliance
reporting.

Centralization Is a Risk

At the moment, the world runs on centralized data storage systems, reduced to a few monopolizing companies. Currently, there are relatively few options for data storage, and the most-used databases are enormous.

The problem with a centralized storage system is that one single security breach, virus, or hack could jeopardize the entire database.

That risk could run to millions, even billions of pieces of data.

But data centralization isn’t just risky; it’s also unfair. While it was highly effective as an initial solution, it too often results in the unfair distribution of assets and resources. Terms and conditions associated with the systems protect the data giants, not the individuals or small businesses.
Meanwhile, the users of these centralized data systems have no choice but to accept the conditions or be prohibited from participation.

What is more, third parties engage in fierce competition to keep their data customers within their own ‘walled gardens,’ so interoperability is neither profitable nor beneficial to these providers.

Customers can be forced to join and identify themselves in multiple communities and in doing so, often lose control of their data.

Quantum Computing Will Cause Security Issues

The next major development in technology is quantum computing, and it is going to be a major security headache unless we make plans now.

The fact of the matter is that most of the popular public-key algorithms currently used to encrypt data can easily be broken. In fact, most of our security algorithms now rely on one of three mathematical problems, all of which are solvable by a quantum computer running just one algorithm.

This means the security systems we have in place now won’t stand up to a quantum attack.

In large part, our individual lives and businesses are built around online systems - commerce, healthcare appointments, communication, and more. And with the Internet of Things growing at a rapid pace, we are now seeing a vast digitization of our human existence.

But with this greater digitization comes greater vulnerability – and greater repercussions if there is a security breach.

Taking Third Parties Out of the Equation

It is time to take back control of our data.

For a time, it was convenient to have our data managed by third parties. The systems they put in place allowed our online lives to thrive. Businesses grew and communication was transformed totally.

But with quantum computing bringing these new threats and risks, the situation has changed. Now, we must remove third-party data management completely and instead put data in a decentralized, pioneering new community-driven metaverse guarded by quantum-safe algorithms. And the good news is that by doing so, we can achieve a level of online security that third parties have never attained.

But how?

First, today’s data management systems often mean that individuals lose control of their data.

Taking third parties out of data management gives people and businesses self-sovereignty. With decentralized, sovereign IDs, we can all have a safe on/off ramp to the metaverse that keeps each of us fully in control of our own data.

Second, security is obviously going to be a huge benefit. By moving data storage to quantum-safe file systems in a decentralized, trustless network, we will have the double benefits of protection from quantum attack and the guarantee that our data can’t be corrupted.

And finally, individuals and businesses alike can regain ownership of their own data. DigiCorp’s self-sovereign digital asset wallet allows consumers and organizations to manage all their own digital assets and personal data in all forms and formats directly. No more third parties: full control.

Future Proof Your Data Now

Although quantum computers do not yet have the processing power to break any tough cryptographic algorithms, it will not be long before they start to appear.

In July last year, Chinese researchers claimed to have developed the fastest quantum computer to date. To prove its speed, researchers from the Zuchongzhi project completed a calculation that would take a normal supercomputer eight years to do, in little more than an hour.

Academics and industry leaders around the world are starting to prepare for a time when quantum computing manifests itself as not only the new normal, but as the greatest threat to data security.

Businesses and individuals need to get ahead of the game before it is too late. Even the world’s largest enterprises aren’t safe. Facebook alone has seen over a billion users affected by data breaches. And in April 2020, hackers stole and put up for sale 500,000 Zoom passwords.

These are breaches that were made with the ordinary computers of today. But once quantum computers have the power to break existing security algorithms, the fight will be lost.

It is critical that we move to a safe, secure data storage model right now. But there is some good news. In DigiThree and DigiLife, the technology already exists for businesses and individuals, respectively. With these solutions, the exponential growth in both data storage requirements and compliance reporting can be met, with secure data that drives both global business operations and individual lives.

DigiThree eliminates data storage-related security risks and threats with reliable, sustainable, easy-to-integrate solutions. And as the name suggests, it’s a three-pronged attack:

  1. Quantum secure storage: simple enterprise and user-level storage and file sharing;
  2. Backup data and data archiving: secure and controlled to streamline operations; and
  3. Secure log storage: monitored and defended log file storage and archives.

Meanwhile, DigiLife will establish a secure ecosystem for consumers, including NFT transactions, full
Metaverse SID integration, and the launch of digital assets that integrate with Metaverse wallets.

The message is clear. Whether you are a business or an individual, it is time to protect your data.

How to join the Discord event on March 25th 3PM UTC

The Metaverse Economy - Where consumers & brands meet, presented by DigiCorp Labs & MyMoonboots

Steps to join your first Discord event:

Step 1:
Click on the event link, which will take you to the screen below. When you arrive here, please click on accept the invite

Step 2:

Step 3:
Once your account is set up, click on the option at the bottom to join a server

Step 4: 

You will be asked for the invite link, please add this link to join server, https://discord.gg/xMTNDfH4Gr

Step 5:
Once joined the MyMoonBoots server, you will receive an email, please verify your email & click on link to verify email

Step 6:
Scroll down & click on the green tick button to accept the rules & verify your email

Step 7:

You’re now in the MyMoonBoots server, on the top left column, you’ll see 2 events. Click this which will then you’ll see a pop-up screen

Final Step:
On the pop up screen, click on interested. At the time of the event or before, click on the MoonBoots stage to join the event. Look forward to seeing you all there.

DigiCorp Update - March 2022

Dear Metanauts,

First of all, we would like to thank each and everyone of you for your trust, support, and faith in our company and project.
We value our community highly and know that we are stronger together.

Now the dust has begun to settle following our ICO, we think the time has come to give you a solid update and be as transparent as possible about our product development, the token, exchange listings, and our medium- and long-term goals.

As with every great journey, new obstacles and challenges appear every day. We have presented our initial roadmap in the whitepaper, but this will need some adjustments in terms of the timelines, due to the final result of the raise.

The raise was less than we anticipated, so we cannot do everything at the same time; we need to refocus in order to be successful. Therefore, some of our objectives will take longer to accomplish.

But we do have a plan and are able to present our next steps towards our final goals. We are able to start developing the Smart Layer and the basic fundamentals of the technology. We can work on the development of the tools that are required in a decentralized Metaverse to create a secure private, self-sovereign, and quantum-safe environment for consumers, brands, and enterprises.

Our Metaverse Product Development and Goals

We have outlined the products that are currently under development in the diagram below. The products marked in blue are the first ones we will bring to market.

1.  Home & Office Metaverse Suite with data and communication tools

2. Blockchain Development

As well as consumer & enterprise solutions, DigiCorp will invest in the development of blockchain layer-1 and layer-2 solutions. This will help us ensure that our solutions, wallet, and the underlying technology is stable, secure, and interoperable with solidity-based smart contracts, and can interact with different protocols to exchange information and digital assets in a secure, private, and trustless manner.

Our developers will continue to work on the DigiByte blockchain core protocol and our marketing will promote DigiByte technology in the corporate world.

DigiByte technology is a crucial pillar for a decentralized Metaverse and it is our belief that DGB is the currency of the Metaverse, where DGMV is the utility token in the DigiMetaverse.

We are also working on educational content for several platforms, on which developers and decentralized communities can contribute, learn, and share information.

Go Forth and Prosper

Let’s take a closer look at the product we will be delivering first: the Identity Suite.

Any online environment, solution, or application always starts with identifying yourself. We all know that our personal data isn’t always safe, and is often used for monetization purposes. Put simply, we have become a product.

This needs to be changed. We need to be able to enter any environment or application in the most secure way, without sharing any additional data that isn’t required. As soon as we’re in a specific online environment, we should be in full control and able to decide whatever information we want to share - and with whom.

To enable this, DigiCorp is developing an identity suite with products and tools. We will use trustless infrastructures like blockchain technology and a decentralized quantum-safe grid to ensure further transparency and security by eliminating the middleman and eradicating dependency on third-party security measures and authorities.

- DGMV Authenticator (e.t.a. Q2/Q3-2022)

This is a secure authenticator, using blockchain wallet technology to enter websites or applications. It can even be used for access control.

DigiCorp’s trailblazing Secure Authenticator uses DigiByte’s Digi-ID blockchain wallet technology. DGMV secure authenticator ensures that all risks and inconveniences that are present in current solutions can be avoided.

The secure authenticator automatically creates and stores very complicated passwords, so there is no need for you to remember them. It creates a different password string for every different platform, meaning that if a system is compromised, the obtained data (username & password) are worthless to a hacker.
Without your physical device containing the authenticator app, nobody can access your account on any platform.

By using DGMV secure authenticator, companies and consumers can be assured that:

- DGMV Password (e.t.a. Q2/Q3-2022)

DGMV Password is a ‘passwordless’ password manager that uses the DGMV Secure Authenticator (see description above) together with a desktop browser extension to manage and autofill username, passwords, and 2FA on existing websites.

It solves all the problems that we have with passwords and existing password managers today.

Challenges with passwords in general:

What most people still do today:
Because of these challenges, most people create passwords that are either:

a) Too simple
b) Easy to guess
Or they use the same username & password for different sites.

The risk of doing this is that if a site is compromised because of a lack of security, usernames and passwords can be obtained and traded on the dark web. Hackers will then try to use these usernames and passwords on different platforms to get access to your personal accounts.

Current password managers:
There are several password managers that automatically create different passwords so you don’t need to remember them. The problem with these programs is that you still need to create and remember a password to access the password manager itself. If a hacker gained access to the password manager, they would then have access to all your passwords for all your accounts. This means that there is still a risk of one single password getting into the hands of a bad actor.

These password managers also use centralized systems to store your passwords and personal data, and are therefore single points of risk and failure in themselves.

Thirdly, the user experience for many of these programs leaves a lot to be desired.

- DGMV- SID

On the roadmap (H2/2022-2023): A self-sovereign, validated and verifiable identity, integrated within the wallet. A digital identity you own and manage yourself.

- DGMV Metaverse Wallet

On the roadmap (H2/2022-2023): An interoperable Metaverse wallet that will contain the secure authenticator, self-sovereign identity, credentials, and attributes you own and manage, with data that can be shared based on ZKP (Zero-Knowledge Proof).

The following products from the Home & Office Suite will be offered to corporate enterprises first, shortly after the launch of our secure authenticator (H2/2022-H1/2023).
These products will be built on the Threefold grid and include Threefold technology.

The DigiMetaverse Token: DGMV

DGMV is a true utility token by design, based on the ERC-20 standard and issued on the Ethereum mainnet. The DGMV token is one of the first to be fully compliant with one of the best legal frameworks for cryptocurrencies in the world: The Liechtenstein Blockchain Act.

DGMV unlocks access to a portfolio of enterprise and consumer services and intellectual property in the DigiCorp Metaverse, and will be used as gas in our DGMV Smart Layer.

The circulating supply and initial market cap is low. Only 14% of the tokens were offered for sale, and 33% of the offering was sold, translating to 4.6% of the total supply. Leaving a majority 95.4% in the possession of DigiCorp. Per our legal opinion letter, DGMV is a utility token, not a security. Therefore, DigiCorp is not allowed to offer staking, airdrops, or burn tokens.

We have raised $7.5m USD with our private and public sale. The majority of our assets are held in fiat and stablecoins, so the impact by volatile markets has been kept to a minimum.

Our tokenomics is designed to complement our long-term vision and stimulate real token utility. Those who have invested in our project, believe in what we’re doing and recognize the long-term value. We believe that there will be many future benefits.

Exchange Listings: CEX, DEX

We have heard many of the community ask for more listings. More exchange listings are not always beneficial for a project, particularly in the case of CEX listings. Listing fees vary wildly, and can be up to almost 1M USD.

Most of the time, we then also need to take care of liquidity and market making ourselves.
This all requires quite a lot of financial outlay that could better be used for our business, operations, and product development. We think it is best to focus on our business and products and being recognized by tier-1 exchanges, which will list DGMV without charging exorbitant fees, and will be able to provide solid liquidity themselves.

We also are aware of low trading volumes, but this will grow over time as we prove to be successful. Nevertheless, we have decided to go for a cost-effective option for retail investors by creating a bridge to Binance Smart Chain. We will be opening a pool on Pancake Swap very soon.
The current developments in the world and the global economy aren’t helping the rather poor overall market conditions, but we are confident that these will resolve eventually.

Our Long-Term Vision

It is important to understand that DigiCorp Labs is in this for the long run. We are one of the first projects with the ability to connect blockchain and crypto to the commercial enterprise world. We want to create a better and more secure online environment; one that is available to everyone in the world.

The world will become more immersive, and the Metaverse requires trustless technologies. DigiCorp recognizes that there is a paradigm shift to decentralized technologies and is at the forefront of offering alternatives to those who want to have a choice and be in control of their own identity and data.

We are convinced that we’re in the right place at the right time.

Due to our focus on corporate enterprise, we are not always able to go into detail about what we have been doing or what we have accomplished, but if we are able to announce partnerships or Proof-of-Concept, we will definitely do so.

We are trailblazers: we’re not doing this because it’s easy, but because it’s needed.

You can help us by spreading the word. Share our articles across social media, and tag and mention our profile.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR EXTRAORDINARY SUPPORT!

Take Control of Your Data With Self-Sovereign Identity

Digital Governance Is Becoming a Major Challenge

In 2013, Yahoo’s now infamous data breach affected a billion users. In 2018, 530 million Facebook users had their privacy compromised in what is now referred to as the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Wherever you look, the world’s largest tech companies are putting your data at risk. And the current state of online security is such that users are now even more vulnerable to having their data stolen and exploited as we enter the quantum computing era. All this is happening, but still users don’t actually have access to or control over their own data.

One of the major problems with the existing environment is that the user has become the product. Data harvesting is a lucrative industry and huge tech monopolies do not have the incentive to fix the leaks in their systems. Data storage currently relies on legacy technology and infrastructure, which is vulnerable to hacks, leaks, and exploitation.

But what if this wasn’t inevitable? What if we could change the way the internet works and give users control of their own data? What if enterprise clients had the tools they need to ensure their data and all their communications were secure?

We are in the midst of an internet revolution. And amongst this, DigiCorp has emerged as an innovator that will revolutionize the way data management and control works through the Metaverse. The Metaverse provides an almost limitless playground and a completely open opportunity for innovation by removing the walled gardens that centralized technology giants have been allowed to put up. But to harness its power, we need to address security risks right now.

A Simpler, More Effective Solution

DigiCorp has taken stock of the current data security environment and found new solutions to the security problems of today. As the modern monopolies were the only ones who could afford massive storage solutions, all our data became centralized and siloed, therefore easy to find and exploit. But by taking a blockchain supported, decentralized approach, DigiCorp avoids the traps of the larger online companies.

Their approach is completely self-governing, allowing us all to connect in a way that doesn’t compromise on security. By utilizing blockchain, cryptography, and quantum secure enterprise applications, DigiCorp opens up a whole new internet.

On the corporate side, DigiThree can help business owners avoid and eliminate security risks and breaches through quantum-secure file storage. Meanwhile, secure P2P video conferencing eliminates the need for third-party providers that don’t always consider your privacy a priority.

For individual users, DigiLife has been specially designed to allow the management of NFTs and other digital assets securely. Through this, individuals can financially benefit from their own data themselves – not the huge monopolies.

By demystifying blockchain for enterprise, DigiCorp is giving users a toolkit of quantum safe B2B, B2C, and C2C solutions that allow both individuals and businesses to enter the Metaverse securely. This will give everyone the chance to reengage with the internet in the way it was intended, with a focus on individuality, innovation, and equality.

Providing Privacy By Design

In the current landscape, privacy breaches are shockingly commonplace. Add to our earlier examples the fact that Alibaba has had user data breaches totaling 1.1 billion pieces, while LinkedIn has seen 700 million users affected by its breaches. But companies are still treating privacy as a second thought, an add-on after every other aspect of their business has been carefully considered.

DigiCorp takes a privacy first approach. Your data belongs to you and you should be the one who determines what happens to it. Security and privacy also a moral and legal minefield for businesses. Facebook had to pay out $5 billion after their 2019 breach as they had deceived their users about their ability to keep their data safe.

DigiCorp’s technology puts privacy, trust, and security at the forefront. It is baked into the design rather than installed as afterthought, which gives users the peace of mind and assurance that they have full, sovereign ownership of their own information.

Self-Sovereign Identity Gives You Power Over Your Data

It is vital for businesses and their individual customers to be able to protect their data as well as their own online and brand identities. DigiCorp’s unique Metaverse offers secure, value-driven solutions that empower a shift from the status quo and into the decentralized future.

DigiCorp is passionate about ensuring people are able to control their own data the way they want to. Whether you’re a business owner or simply looking to move away from the current market dominators, protecting your data is becoming increasingly important. You can be a part of the reliable, trustworthy, decentralized new way of guaranteeing your security. But the time to do it is now – not tomorrow.

Ending ICO - listing

Dear Metanauts,

First of all, thanks a lot for being part of this decentralized movement. The awareness that we need to be in control of our personal data and identity without relying and depending on third parties, and other single point of failures, is a necessity to enforce this paradigm shift.

We are very pleased with the progress that we as company and team are making, together with the community we have built so far organically.
With the end of the ICO in sight, and with our upcoming listings, we’re excited to announce that we are very satisfied with the proceeds of the ICO. After a head start in the private- and public sales, the market sentiment turned in a direction that was not in our advantage, but nevertheless we have raised enough to be able to now focus on the business and execute our long terms plans.

We’re very proud to be able to announce that we have established and secured our treasury management to make sure we can continue to build for the future.
We’ll stay grounded and will utilize and manage our treasury wisely to contribute towards business development, outreach and marketing to realize real world adoption. Our tokenomics, the vesting schedules and listing strategy are focused on the longer term.
Our main focus now is to start becoming a solid, healthy organization, delivering high quality solutions that are very much wanted and needed for the Metaverse, and we want to make sure that we will be able to further onboard more partners and customers.

It is amazing how strong our community has become and that’s also a reason that motivates us to continue to develop, to build, and above all to deliver and execute.
We have not started this project for the short term. We will continuously developing and improving in what should be the best alternatives for centralized solutions.In a decentralized environment we need each other. We’re stronger together. You can be part of this movement and support us by showing everyone that we’re here together for a people centric metaverse. Let’s build and share the future together!

In our physical lives we do our best, every day, to take care of ourselves and make sure we are safe and protected from fraudsters. We value and treasure our privacy and freedom.
Our digital lives are becoming more and more important, and we need to take much better care of it. That’s only possible if the technical tools for this are available to us, without changing our convenience. Companies should have a leading role in this, especially when asking for your personal data. They are supposed to respect our privacy and ensure our safety. Despite the good intentions, history has proven that they are not able to take the right measures and some are even carelessly handling our data. Therefore we cannot rely on third parties using inappropriate technology and solutions. We need to offer trustless systems where we own and control our data and identity.There is where DigiCorp comes in. Creating the technology and tools for enterprises and consumers based on a trustless environment, with no third party involvement.

See you in the decentralized Metaverse!