Blockchain can prevent illegal nuclear trade?

Harvard College scientist believes that blockchain technology is a perfect way to control nuclear export
22 October 2017   391

As Aaron Arnold, A Harvard Kennedy School researcher and an associate of the Project on Managing the Atom, states in his writing "Blockchain: A new aid to nuclear export controls?" there is a huge problem of unclear sanctions towards international nuclear trade, export and supplies which can be resolved by blockchain. 

He presumes that blockchain technology of smart contracts can be very useful for audit and to create well-protected, international logistical orders regarding nuclear resources and to protect them from unauthorized access.

Coalitions, like the Nuclear Suppliers Group, should start thinking now about blockchain and its implications for supply-side controls. This includes developing a firm understanding of the relationships between public and private sector implementations of blockchain, and the consequences for controlling nuclear and dual-use goods and technologies.
 

Aaron Arnold

Researcher, Harvard Kennedy School 

In future, blockchain technology can become a perfect solution to the issue of falsification and a source of preventing fraud as there will be no difficulty to trace the source of nuclear supplies.

Genesis Conference to be Held in London

Genesis Conference will cover research and development, regulation, economics and applications issues, taking place in London on February 22
21 February 2018   28

Genesis London Conference will take place on February 22, tackling the most pertinent issues in blockchain space: research and development, regulation, economics and applications.

Genesis London is a platform for researchers, developers and generally anyone interested in blockchain, and its priority is to share knowledge, facilitate productive discourse and filter out the hype.

Location: The CityPoint building, 1 Ropemaker St, London, EC2, UK
Date and time: 9:30AM - 8PM, February 22, 2018

The agenda of the conference includes Privacy and Confidentiality Techniques for Blockchains; Permissioned Business Blockchain Applications and Use-cases; Scalable, Transparent and Post-quantum Secure Computational Integrity, with Applications to Cryptocurrencies; A Rational Protocol Design Treatment of Bitcoin, and more.

The headline speakers include Patrick de Laive, co-founder of TNW; Margarita Khartanovich, head of insight at Binary District; Jack Gavigan, chief operating officer at ZCash; Jeremy Kahn, technology writer for Bloomberg, and many more.