Published On : Tue, Aug 22nd, 2017

Pentagon Thinks Blockchain Technology Can be Used as Cybersecurity Shield

Just like any currency, Bitcoin has been involved in cases of money-laundering, drug transactions, and terrorism in previous years. However, it has also caught the Pentagon’s eyes as a potential cybersecurity shield.

Why Blockchain technology?
The US military has been open about their interest in Blockchain technology, so it’s no surprise that they may soon develop their own applications..

US defence analysts have previously pointed out the growing threats to the country’s national security that target national security decision-makers and critical infrastructure. So in an effort to withstand such threats, the Pentagon started experimenting with Blockchain.

Blockchain technology is potentially useful for protecting military technology, communications, and purchases. It is well-designed to help increase the security of the entire US military, across all departments and units. Blockchain couldl prevent hackers and terrorists from attacking military networks, including connected vehicles, aircraft and satellites.

The DARPA drive
The engineers of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are currently experimenting with Blockchain to create a messaging service that is secure and impenetrable to foreign attacks. This service will be tested internally first, but if it holds up, may find its way onto the battlefield soon. DARPA has asked the public to submit proposals on the best ways to put the service into action.

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