DARPA-FUNDED STUDY PROVIDES INSIGHTS INTO BLOCKCHAIN VULNERABILITIES

On 21 June, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said that distributed ledger technology (DLT), such as blockchains, has become more prevalent across a variety of contexts over the past decade.  The premise is that blockchains operate securely without any centralised control and that they are immutable or unsusceptible to change.  DARPA set out to understand those security assumptions and determine to what degree blockchains are actually decentralised.  It says that its study resulted in a report that provides holistic analysis that’s available to anyone considering blockchains for important matters so they can better understand the potential vulnerabilities within these systems.

https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2022-06-21

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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