Clearly the world is going blockchain. There are so many indicators. For example, the value of the bitcoin and other cryptocurrency blockchains grew from zero in 2009 to $1 billion four years later. The next four years they exploded to over $140 Billion. The volume of Google searches for the term “blockchain” is 100 times what it was in 2013. And, the latest estimates are that more than half of the companies in the world with over 20,000 employees are working on blockchain research, development and deployment. Of those, two-thirds plan to deploy blockchain solutions in 2018. Blockchain technology could potentially impact every transaction involving the transfer of money, property or information. This includes financial transactions, all supply chains, and data feeds. This technology will integrate with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to change the very paradigm of how we interact with people, institutions and technology.
The questions for security professionals is how does this impact our ability to secure our assets and information. This presentation will provide an introductory view into what blockchain technology is and how it will impact the security domain.