C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

IAI to examine blockchain for defence applications

02 February 2018

Blockchain has significant potential to secure military networks, according to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), which has announced plans to co-operate with a bank to research the technology.

Blockchain, which is best known as an essential component of virtual currencies like Bitcoin, allows the user to create a data network without a central authority. All the data is spread across the entire network, which depends on every node, or ‘block’. This reduces the potential vulnerabilities associated with concentrating data in a single point. Additionally, each block in the chain is secured with highly sophisticated cryptography, boosting the security of the entire network.

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