Chios is a next generation blockchain with publish/subscribe functionality. It greatly improves scalability and efficiency while providing an easy-to-use application program interface and adding features such as fine-grained access control. CHIOS adheres to governance compliance ie. GDPR.

CHIOS Use Cases

IOT Management - Cybersecurity / Smart Cities / Grids

  • Chios - coming soon paper describes next generation blockchain framework

  • BEAT - peer reviewed paper describes the most efficient asynchronous Byzantine Fault-Tolerant (BFT) protocol for permissioned blockchain. Presented at CSS 2018.

  • BChain - peer reviewed paper describes the state-of-the-art robust Byzantine Fault-Tolerant (BFT) protocol for permissioned blockchain. Presented at OPODIS 2014. Featured in Hyperledger Whitepaper.

  • Secure Causal Broadcast peer-reviewed paper describes the most advanced protocol that preserves causal order in blockchains

  • hBFT - speculative Byzantine Fault-Tolerant with minimum cost peer reviewed paper. Presented in IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing

  • P2S: a fault-tolerant publish/subscribe infrastructure - peer reviewed paper. Presented in 8th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event 

  • Towards a Self-Adaptive Middleware for Building Reliable Publish/Subscribe Systems - Presented

    International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems, 157-168

  • Secure causal atomic broadcast, revisited - Presented in IEEE International Conference on Dependable Systems 

Data Sharing - Privacy / Transparency / Governance

  • 2019: Canadian Technology Workshop - How/Why to using Blockchain / AI

  • 2018 BlockchainWorkshop: Global Transformation with BlockChain: From Lab to Application including
    Discuss blockchain innovation from the academia perspective, New directions in blockchain research, etc

  • 2018 Blockchain East Blockchain West - Panel Member - Michael Mylrea

  • 2018 Blockchain Health

  • Challenges of Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy with Blockchain

  • SmartGrid Cyber Security Challenges: Overview and Classification

  • Blockchain - The New Digital Age

About Softhread

Softhread Inc. has been formed to commercialize a break-through Blockchain technology that improves the management of IoT devices. A team of technologists at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County have improved the current state of the art of blockchain technology (“Chios”) to unlock value in IoT data management.