Contrarisk Security Podcast #0044: Blockchain

Patrick Hubbard, SolarWinds

If your image of blockchain technology is entirely linked to crypto-currencies like Bitcoin, think again.

Patrick Hubbard of SolarWinds explains that the distributed ledger approach of blockchain has applications far beyond payments and financial services.

The assurance provided by a shared record, cryptographically certified, is that it offers a high level of trust and authentication without requiring a central authority. This could have benefits in areas as diverse as gem sales and the aerospace supply chain.

And it’s shaking off its ‘do it yourself’ image. With leading organisations offering blockchain as a service, enterprises are finally understanding how it fits into their information structure.

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