NASA to Utilize Ethereum Blockchain Technology

NASA awarded a grant for research involving blockchain technology and reportedly plans to use Ethereum blockchain in space networks
26 January 2018   1004

Thomas Kacpura, advanced communications program manager at the NASA agency's Glenn Research Center, told in an interview with ETHNews that NASA would likely have important implications on its space networks and may eventually impact the private sector as well.

This is the first time NASA's Glenn Research Center is exploring ETH blockchain technology in the context of space communications and navigation, and it aspires to apply blockchain and distributed intelligence to the space and ground network communication assets.

This effort would support decentralized processing among NASA space network nodes in a secure fashion, resulting in a more responsive, resilient scalable network that can integrate current and future networks in a consistent manner. It is expected that the potential is high to contribute to the next generation space networks, and also allow tech transition of these algorithms for commercial systems.
 

Thomas Kacpura
ACP Manager, Glenn Research Center

NASA is currently carrying out a research with the goal to design a secure and decentralized computing and data analysis infrastructure, which should lead to a data-driven and cognitive management architecture.

Hackathon by ETHGlobal goes to Buenos Aires

Part of ETHGlobal community and the first event in Latin America, ETH Buenos Aires will take place on May 25–27
24 May 2018   113

Hackathon and workshops will be the main activities of the coming ETH Buenos Aires. The event will be held on May 25–27 at AREA 3 in Buenos Aires. This is the chance to cooperate and learn from the developers, advisers and companies that are designing an infrastructure and applications of the future.

Here are some of the speakers and judges at the event:

The agenda for Day 2 and Day 3 are as follows:

DAY 2  
7:00 Breakfast
11:00 Panel: Token Design & Distribution
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Panel: Self regulation
19:00 Dinner
DAY 3  
7:00 Breakfast
10:00 Judging Time
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Winners Announcement
19:00 Placeholder x ETHBuenosAires After Party

A livestream of the event is going to be conducted. Among the sponsors there are Ethereum, Zeppelin, Aragon, Golem, Gnosis, Consensus and others. To learn more details about the event, including the complete agenda, you can visit the official page here.