Privacy & Security

Given the recent revelations about how much data is being tracked and watched by large corporations and governments, people have become increasingly cautious about what information they share. One obvious example of this is sharing credit card details over the internet to buy something. Although we have technology like SSL to secure our browser connections, the data is often retained by the seller and can end up in the hands of hackers who steal it from unsecured databases. The solution to this is to reveal less information and ensure that it is encrypted when you do. Building an improved web atop the latest cryptographic technologies will help ensure us users of the internet are able to keep personal details personal. This section contains the latest news & information about this hot topic that is sure to be part of the web3 experience.

 

Moving the Chain Spotlight #2: Amber Baldet

Amber Baldet, a J.P. Morgan executive, is heading the development of blockchain-based Quorom. She’s featured in our Moving the Chain series for helping progress blockchain technology & cryptocurrencies. Read more about how here.

Chain, Chain, Chain, Chain of Food: How Blockchain Technology Could Make Our Food Safer

Blockchains can be used for far more than simply trading bitcoins. Some companies are trying to improve efficiency and transparency with the food chain supply, like Walmart, Nestle, Tyson, and many more. Blockchain technology paired with food tracking can create a safer and more reliable food chain supply, decreasing food contamination problems.

Blockchain and Law

Blockchains have a possibility for greatly effecting the field and practice of law. Smart Contracts are ground breaking, because the technology executes the terms, which can eliminate some problems. Watch this video to learn more about how law will be impacted by blockchain technology.

Lockheed Martin’s Undertaking of Blockchain Cybersecurity

Lockheed Martin adopted blockchain technology to combat the issues that centralized networks bring up. Considering Lockheed Martin is a big player in aerospace and cybersecurity, this is a big step in the field. Read more to understand why this was a good move to make, for greater security.

Medical Records Can Greatly Benefit From Blockchain Technology

While the discussion in 2017 has largely been within the insurance industry and the repeal of Obamacare–also known as the ACA–other issues have become glaringly obvious. Costs surrounding healthcare have soared, owing to a variety of factors. Without question, though, issues existed prior to the adoption of Obamacare. The digital age presents further challenges in the healthcare industry. Navigating the technological healthcare waters is daunting, to say the absolute least. Blockchain technology has a lot to offer to this industry and to everyone who is impacted by healthcare (aka us all!).

Blockchain and Identity Rights: GDPR and Passwordless Authentication

Taylor Gerring joins Ben Matthews (BCS Consulting), Greg Jendroszczyk (Piwik PRO), and George Wilson (Tallysticks) for a lively panel on how the blockchain will play into the future of digital identity & reputation. This is an engaging discussion about important topics in the privacy and identity area of technology.

Cybersecurity Issues & Blockchain

Cybersecurity issues are cropping up as more people turn to the internet for everyday activities. Your identity and information online should be protected and secure, and this article discusses how blockchain technology offers a plausible means for achieving greater security.

Healthcare Data Set to be Revolutionized by Blockchain

The healthcare industry needs the advancement of blockchain technology. Currently, centralized health systems have shown to be hackable. This weakness ultimately compromises patient privacy and confidence in the healthcare data system, as a whole. Read how blockchains can solve these issues.