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.

Civic – Take Control of Your Digital Identity

Civic is attempting to give businesses & individuals the tools to control and protect their digital identities using their Secure Identity Platform.

WTF is Polkadot? The Future of Interconnected Blockchains

A blockchain enabled world will likely have more than one blockchain. Polkadot is aiming to build the network that connects them all!

Blockchain and Education – Industry Impacts

From securing student data to verifying credentials, there’s improvements to be made in the field of education. Blockchain can help with some of them!

Blockchain Technology to Resolve Real Estate’s Problems

Whether you’re a renter, a real estate agent or want to own a portion of commercial real estate, blockchain is changing how all of those transactions occur.

Coinbase Custody – An Update on the Coinbase Expansions!

Coinbase Custody is providing security services that allow more money to get into cryptocurrency, and it is heping advance business on the blockchain.

A-Z: What is a Hash Function?

A hash function is used to encrypt and secure various pieces of digital information and return a hash value. Cryptographic hashes are often used by cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin. Learn about what they are & how they work here!

ZCash: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Zcash is a blockchain with privacy. They include features for selective transparency, keeping transactions public, but information about those transactions (like the sender and recipient) private.

WTF is… MyCrypto?

We checked in with MyCrypto to see how the various developments and improvements are coming since their fork from MyEtherWallet in February of 2018. The added features are pretty sweet!

Moving the Chain Spotlight #32: Pamela Morgan

Pamela Morgan has significantly helped ensure the security of crypto assets in event of a persons’ passing. This attorney is helping Move the Chain!

Blockchain in Action: Helping Democracy Thrive – Secure Voting Systems

Blockchain has the potential to transform how we vote. Utilizing blockchain technology for secure voting systems can increase efficiency & accountability.

Cardano: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Cardano bills itself as a science-based cryptocurrency that uses peer reviewed academic research to expand the project. They implement a layered network. Learn about how Cardano (ADA) works here!

What is Decentralization?

The Internet’s a centralized mess! Is decentralization the answer? Decentralization describes the design of a network that isn’t managed by a central party.

PIVX: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Community members disagreed with Dash’s governance & decided to start PIVX, their own crypto w/ a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) mining system. Learn about PIVX here!

How to Secure Your Cryptocurrency? Ask an Expert!

Securing your cryptocurrency is an essential step in owning & protecting your funds. Our expert, Taylor Gerring, explains how to keep your crypto safe!

Blockchain Technology Needs to Be Changing Education

Technology has significantly impacted the education sector in the past decades. Blockchain offers a great way to better our education systems & security.

Metamask: Bringing Ethereum to your Browser

Metamask is a browser extension that allows you to interact with the Ethereum blockchain, all without downloading the entire data-filled blockchain. Our video explains Metamask’s broswer extension’s features, and demos some processes.

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.