27 Feb '17, 9pm

Opinion: The tech behind Bitcoin could reinvent cybersecurity

Undoubtedly, there is significant hype associated with blockchains, and they will be improperly deployed in some scenarios where a more traditional ledger might be suitable. However, in security, there is frequently a need for an authentic log of data, transactions, and records. If the authenticity of such records is mutable by a few authorities, then there is concern that targeted foul play can lead to untrustworthy records. Alternately, in some scenarios there are few clear authorities that should be trusted to establish authenticity – and those authorities may not themselves have mutual trust – meaning that a more grassroots approach is necessary.

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