Nasa to Use ETH Blockchain For Deep Space Exploration

Project funded by NASA is looking to use the ETH blockchain’s smart contracts technology to automate spacecraft maneuvering while avoiding space debris
17 April 2018   316

A research project called "A sample of fault-tolerant network interaction and computation" is headed by  Dr. Jin Wei Kocsis, assistant professor, specializing in the field of computer technology. This is reported by CCN.

Kocsis received a three-year grant of $ 330,000. She intends to use it to develop a cognitive architecture that will allow the aircraft to travel in outer space without relying on critical data from Earth scientists.

Instead, smart contracts based on Ethereum will help them "think on their own" in the process of detecting and evading debris that could cause serious damage to the device in the event of a collision.

In this project, the Ethereum blockchain technology will be exploited to develop a decentralized, secure, and cognitive networking and computing infrastructure for deep space exploration. The blockchain consensus protocols will be further explored to improve the resilience of the infrastructure.
 

Dr. Jin Wei Kocsis

Assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, University of Akron 

Kocsis believes that the decentralized infrastructure will, among other things, help automate the collection of data, which in turn will free up human resources, currently conducting complex calculations during flights, and throw them into data analysis.

I hope to develop technology that can recognize environmental threats and avoid them, as well as complete a number of tasks automatically.
 

Dr. Jin Wei Kocsis

Assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, University of Akron 

Whether the project will use a public or private version of Ethereum blockchain is unknown.

Consensus 2018 summit to be held in New York City

4th annual blockchain technology summit - Consensus 2018, will take place in New York City on May 14-16
22 April 2018   37

CoinDesk has announced its 4th annual blockchain technology summit Consensus 2018 on May 14-16 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Along with the discussions on the blockchain technology, the event is going to feature a hackathon, PoW pitch competition and a scholarship award in a partnership with Zcash. Title sponsors of the event include bloq, Deloitte, Ledger, Octagon Strategy and SONM.

Consensus 2018 will feature 250+ speakers and 4,000+ attendees from the leading industry startups, investors, financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, and academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy. Among the notable speakers there will be Blockstack co-founder Dr. Muneeb Ali, J.P.Morgan blockchain program lead Amber Baldet, eToro CEO and founder Yoni Assia, Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf, ConsenSys founder Steve Cerveny, Athena Capital founder Meltem Demirors and many others.

The full 3-day agenda of the event can be found here.