Our increasingly connected and digital lives are making us more vulnerable to cyberattacks than ever. As was the case in previous years, 2016 saw a spate of cyberattacks of unprecedented proportions. Some of these incidents were a reminder that the internet is no longer fun and games.
What we also learned was that the current infrastructure that powers our current local and global networks might no longer be able to sustain the new generation of attacks and threats.
Enter the blockchain, the distributed ledger that underlies the popular and controversial Bitcoin cryptocurrency, the technology that is the result of decades of research in cybersecurity and cryptography. Continue reading