Renaissance is a developing identity solution set to continuously address the challenges that arise from a more decentralized Internet, including:

  • Data integrity
  • Authentication
  • Provenance
  • Encryption
  • Identity

Renaissance is designed and built to be human-centric, which means that the end-user/public will have their own means to validate data independently.
Renaissance is a built-in component of both Dawn and Lovn. All Dawn resource objects are processed and proofed by Renaissance.

The core concept of the Renaissance solution is to rely on natural real-world facts rather than multilayer arbitrary hashing algorithms.

Renaissance Seal

A RenSeal is a signature generated and assigned to the resource objects by Renaissance. At the moment, it provides primary data integrity check capability and is scheduled to evolve as Dawn Lighthouse Community Nodes get incubated and deployed. It helps the client side verify whether the data they receive from a resource storage facility is genuine, authentic and complete.

  • Text-based RenSeals

The first two batches of RenSeals are based on poems by E. E. Cummings and Christina Georgina Rossetti, respectively.

text-based RenSeal example
A typical text-based RenSeal
  • Image-based RenSeals

In contrast to the text-based counterparts, image-based RenSeals are primarily used in situations where system-generated data objects serve as the additional/key information to transmit. For example, a Dawn resource object may carry GENSIG that illustrates the its values. Such information is "sealed" in an image.

image-based RenSeal example
A typical image-based RenSeal


In some cases, when paired with a time code (system process timestamp), a RenSeal can be used for identification purpose.

Renaissance Go (graphic-based material identification)