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This report includes the following information:
Message from the President
Inside The GBA
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New GBA Chapters! (Since May 2017)
GBA Chapter Highlights
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2018 was a rollercoaster for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. Over $1 Billion in cryptocurrency was lost to hackers through a variety of techniques.
Top Hack Types Included:
Exchange Hacks: $907,500,000
Other Threats: $108,500,000
Software Flaws: $24,098,000
51% Attacks: $20,800,000
Blockchain & Healthcare
27 Other industries that can benefit from block-chain, aside from banking
A technical whitepaper on how exactly the bitcoin block chain works
As the world of technology innovation evolves, the avant-garde concepts of blockchain applicability continue to multiply and mature. For blockchain solutions to become integrated with enterprise cyber security architectures, certain standards must be met.
Example of Block-chain & Intellectual Property
Make sure to heed these lessons when considering security for your blockchain system.
Block-chain & the shipping industry
Although much blockchain development takes place in the private sector, states and government funding agencies are also advancing the technology through legislation, pilot projects and research. This article identifies specific work being done by California, Vermont and Ohio.
Added: May 31, 2017 12:03 pm
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) will host a Proposers’ Day Conference for the HECTOR program on July 14, 2017, in anticipation of the release of a new solicitation. The Conference will be held from 9 AM to 4 PM EST in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The purpose of the conference will be to provide information on the HECTOR program, and on the research problems the program aims to address, to address questions from potential proposers, and to provide a forum for potential proposers to present their capabilities for teaming opportunities.
This announcement serves as a pre-solicitation notice and is issued solely for information and planning purposes. The Proposers’ Day Conference does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or proposal abstracts. Conference attendance is voluntary and is not required to propose to future solicitations (if any) associated with this program.
The Intelligence Community (IC) must balance the needs of policy compliance with providing access to data as needed to protect national security. The IC is also expected to maintain privacy of individuals while being as transparent as reasonably possible in its operations. Increasingly, IC organizations must collaborate with citizen groups, with other Government organizations that operate under different regulatory constraints, and with other nations. While solutions exist to protect data at rest and in transit, there is no protection for data being processed, which hinders opportunities for collaboration between different agencies, including mutually distrusting parties.
For existing approaches to data processing, compliance and access are competing requirements. Advanced cryptographic techniques have the potential to bridge this gap by protecting data in process, and limiting access to the results according to policy controls. This raises the possibility of developing distributed applications to allow different – even mutually distrusting – parties to collaborate securely on a shared computation for a result that all can trust. Currently, many of these cryptographic techniques are inefficient and also require significant cryptographic expertise to use them effectively. (SEE ATTACHED FOR COMPLETE DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS)
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
Washington, District of Columbia 20511
The largest defense contracting firm in the world has announced plans to leverage blockchain technology in its operations.
The state of Delaware has passed amendments to state law that make explicit the right to trade stocks on a blockchain, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.