Cheaper, Faster, Easier, More Secure: Code Signing With Bitcoin

September 21, 2020

Code Signing With Bitcoin: Decentralized Trust

TL;DR: Software creators can use Bitcoin keys to sign their software instead of buying code signing certificates. This can be done without trusting a certificate authority, as trust is verified through the concepts of Proof-of-Coin and Proof-of-Ownership. Third parties can increase trust by adding funds, register new keys to link addresses into a web of trust, form decentralized digital signing pipelines (for strategies like DevSecOps), and more.