Cybercriminals Reportedly Created Blockchain Analytics Tool

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Researchers Say the Tool Is Designed To Help Gangs Launder Bitcoin Cybercriminals have developed a blockchain analytics tool on the darknet that could help a gang launder illegally obtained bitcoin, and they are actively marketing it, according to the cryptocurrency analytics firm Elliptic.

Blockchain for Voting: A Warning From MIT

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Researchers Say Blockchain Introduces More Problems Than It Solves Blockchain technology has been floated as a solution to enable remote, electronic voting.


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Coinbase Contracts With DHS for Blockchain Analytics

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Department of Homeland Security to provide its blockchain monitoring software, according to government tracking sites. Crypto Exchange Also Scraps Plans for Lending Program Amid SEC Pushback U.S.-based based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has contracted with the U.S.

On Blockchain Voting

Schneier on Security

Blockchain voting is a spectacularly dumb idea for a whole bunch of reasons. I have generally quoted Matt Blaze : Why is blockchain voting a dumb idea? You may have heard of Voatz, which uses blockchain for voting. And this is my general essay on blockchain.

Illegal Content and the Blockchain

Schneier on Security

Now the content-delivery network Akamai has reported on a new method: a botnet that uses the Bitcoin blockchain ledger. Since the blockchain is globally accessible and hard to take down, the botnet’s operators appear to be safe.

Senator Seeks Input on Securing Crypto, Blockchain

Data Breach Today

Pat Toomey of the Senate Banking Committee is requesting input from the cryptocurrency and blockchain community to inform future legislation on its security and privacy. Security Experts Praise Desire to Regulate Market, Cite Complexity Sen.

Bitcoin ? Blockchain

Weissman's World

The post Bitcoin ≠ Blockchain appeared first on Holly Group. bitcoin Blockchain process management records management information governanceSeems like not an hour goes by that I don’t see a headline about the soaring value of bitcoin – followed near-immediately by another that warns of the imminent bursting of the bitcoin bubble. Since I’m not a bitcoin owner, my interest in these goings-on is more academic than practical. But I am invested (intellectually, […].

US Postal Service Files Blockchain Voting Patent

Schneier on Security

The US Postal Service has filed a patent on a blockchain voting method: Abstract: A voting system can use the security of blockchain and the mail to provide a reliable voting system. As is pretty much always the case , blockchain adds nothing.

Blockchain & Document Security

Record Nations

Is blockchain technology the future of document management? Although the origin of blockchain technology is often debated, it’s thought to have come into prominence around 2008. The post Blockchain & Document Security appeared first on Record Nations.

Blockchain For The Common Good

Information Governance Perspectives

The big five – the internet of things, blockchain, big data, artificial and quantum computing. The post Blockchain For The Common Good appeared first on Rafael Moscatel. Blockchain Professional Development Ashish Gadnis BanQu Logistics Upward Mobility

Using Blockchain for Authentication

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In an interview, Rohas Nagpal, a chief architect at Primechain Technologies, describes how blockchain can be used for authentication and pinpoints areas where blockchain is not the ideal technology. He'll be a featured speaker at ISMG's Security Summit in Mumbai Thursday

Fintech and Blockchain 2021

Data Matters

Please join us for a program focused on the latest 2021 FinTech and blockchain developments. Lilya Tessler , Partner, Head of Blockchain and Fintech Group. The post Fintech and Blockchain 2021 appeared first on Data Matters Privacy Blog.

Off the Record: Blockchain

The Texas Record

The following articles appraise the use of blockchain and the potential impact the technology has on both private and government level entities. The articles provide information on the potential of better practices, and the use of blockchain technology to improve records management.

China Builds COVID-19 Recovery on Blockchain

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Gartner's Avivah Litan on Benefits, Concerns and New Issues to Consider Gartner analyst Avivah Litan says China is attempting to leverage blockchain technology in the country's COVID-19 recovery.

What is a Blockchain platform?

OpenText Information Management

Blockchain is perhaps one of the most overhyped technologies that has ever appeared. However, the 2019 Global Blockchain Survey from Deloitte found that over half of respondents saw Blockchain as a critical priority for their business.

Microsoft is looking to use the ethereum blockchain to prevent piracy via Business Insider

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The post Microsoft is looking to use the ethereum blockchain to prevent piracy via Business Insider appeared first on IG GURU. Blockchain Business Compliance IG News Information Governance Risk News Ethereum Microsoft PiracyCheck out the link here.

Blockchain's Biggest Potential in Healthcare

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Where is the greatest potential for the implementation of blockchain in healthcare? Attorney Steven Teppler discusses the possibilities for the distributed ledger technology as well as its security pros and cons

Records Disrupted: Blockchain as a Transformative Force

Weissman's World

The post Records Disrupted: Blockchain as a Transformative Force appeared first on Holly Group. Blockchain records management information governanceAuthors: Alan Pelz-Sharpe (Deep Analysis) & Steve Weissman (Holly Group) If records and content management issues such as security, privacy, and compliance seem everlasting, that’s because they are! What aren’t everlasting though, are the so-called information governance “technologies” we use to bring these matters to heel.

Blockchain Revisited: How Can It Reduce Fraud?

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Microsoft's David Houlding on Use Cases and Lessons Learned Critics say blockchain is a technology looking for a purpose, but Microsoft's David Houlding says organizations are using blockchain today to validate identities and to help prevent fraud.

Blockchain in Healthcare: The Potential Benefits, Risks

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Indiana University Health is evaluating the use of blockchain in two areas to improve healthcare information security, Mitch Parker, CISO, says in an interview at the HIMSS19 conference. He sizes up the potential risks and benefits

The keys to blockchain interoperability (and why it matters)


So too will interoperability between disparate blockchains […]. Banking & Capital Markets blockchain interoperability

Reimagining Information Governance with Blockchain

Weissman's World

A Discussion Paper Authors: Alan Pelz-Sharpe (Deep Analysis) & Steve Weissman (Holly Group) Statement of Purpose This discussion paper provides an overview of how future information governance (IG) platforms may be envisaged and built utilizing blockchain – perhaps the key point being that all the technologies necessary to do so are already available. Though blockchain […]. The post Reimagining Information Governance with Blockchain appeared first on Holly Group.

Speaking of: Blockchain (with Alan Pelz-Sharpe)

Weissman's World

Tons, especially when the subject is blockchain, and the guest expert is Alan Pelz-Sharpe! Join our discussion of the disruptive force blockchain will prove to be in records and information governance. The post Speaking of: Blockchain (with Alan Pelz-Sharpe) appeared first on Holly Group. BlockchainIf a picture is worth 1000 words, then what’s a 15-minute video worth?

Gartner's Litan on Blockchain

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Analyst Cuts Through Hype and Details Real-World Uses to Help Fight Fraud Blockchain is high on the hype meter in 2018, but Gartner's Avivah Litan is encouraged by practical applications of the technology to secure financial transactions, protect identity and help organizations fight fraud

Can Blockchain Solve Data’s Integrity Problem?

The Security Ledger

Mark Morley suggest that blockchain may offer one solution to the data integrity problem. The post Can Blockchain Solve Data’s Integrity Problem? contributed deep fakes Opinion Reports Top Stories blockchain business data data integrity technology

Blockchain White Paper

National Archives Records Express

We are pleased to announce the release of our Blockchain White Paper. While it includes a very high-level overview of the technical aspects of blockchain, it is useful to records managers because it explores the various implications for Federal electronic records management programs. The white paper began as an internal effort to assist NARA staff in learning more about the technology and how agencies are using it.

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Case Studies: Managing Identity With Blockchain

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Pioneers Test Using the Technology for Identity and Access Management Government agencies and private sector organizations around the world are experimenting with the use of blockchain to help manage digital identity. Here are three examples of pioneering efforts in the U.S., Canada and India



What does blockchain have to do with information governance? “Blockchain Has Power to Transform,” The Wall Street Journal , March 12, 2018 B4. It’s early days yet, but think about what happens with information. It gets created, modified, transferred, stored, used, reused, exchanged, and, hopefully, deleted at the end of its life. Would it be useful to be able to track who owns the information and where it is at each step of its life?

Is blockchain in the supply chain overhyped?

OpenText Information Management

From increasing conflict minerals traceability to monitoring supply chain disruptions or late delivery of shipments, the benefits of blockchain in the supply chain seem clear. According to Craig Wentworth, Principal Analyst at MWD Advisors, although blockchain in the supply chain has proven benefits, such as increasing quality decision making surrounding food and product safety while … The post Is blockchain in the supply chain overhyped?

Institutional Investor’s Introduction to Blockchain and Digital Asset Investing

Data Matters

Given the growth of markets for cryptocurrencies and other blockchain-based assets, often referred to as “digital assets,” we see growing interest from traditional investment managers in gaining exposure to this emerging asset class. Blockchain Financial Privacy FinTech Policy

Summary – “Blockchain Technology and Recordkeeping”

ARMA International

Blockchain is often defined as ledgers with entries organized in an append-only, sequential chain using cryptographic links and distributed out and stored on a peer-to-peer computer network. This new technology has been considered or implemented in practically every country in the world; blockchain’s ubiquity requires that records and information managers should be able to understand, operate, and support the design of such systems. What could blockchain records retention look like?

Blockchain is Real, But Still Not for Everybody

Weissman's World

I have conversations every day with people who believe either (a) blockchain is just another overhyped new technology being foisted upon us by unscrupulous vendors, or (b) it’s the solution to all their problems. As written and discussed before in this space (and plenty of ‘elsewheres,’ too), blockchain […]. The post Blockchain is Real, But Still Not for Everybody appeared first on Holly Group. Blockchain infogov records

Hong Kong people use blockchain to preserve evidence of anti-authoritarian struggle via Quebec News Tribune

IG Guru

The post Hong Kong people use blockchain to preserve evidence of anti-authoritarian struggle via Quebec News Tribune appeared first on IG GURU. Blockchain IG News Storage Hong Kong Quebec News TribuneCheck out the link here.

8 ways blockchain will change finance & accounting


Blockchain is rapidly evolving from hype to high-value technology with real-world applications in business. In 2017, blockchain began making its way onto the roadmap of business process services. Business Processes accounting blockchain financeNow it is emerging in full operational deployments and disrupting fundamental business processes related to buying and selling and converging into mainstream accounting technology used to record […].

The Applications of Blockchain in Data Management


Blockchain is one of the most important new technologies that has impacted the business world in the last decade. For those who are considering adoption for one of its many applications, blockchain can hold great promise. What's the Business Appeal of Blockchain?

Blockchain: The Good, the Bad and the Legal

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Attorney John Salmon Assesses Cybersecurity Applications for Blockchain As organizations investigate public and private blockchains to secure transactions and facilitate peer-to-peer transactions, they must ensure they know who's responsible, what the system is doing, what the cybersecurity and legal risks are and who's managing it, says attorney John Salmon

Blockchain: Poised to Transform Business

Data Matters

Listen to The Sidley Podcast for an informative discussion of how blockchain, digital assets and virtual currencies are changing the way we transact. Blockchain technology has the ability to transform how business and everyday commercial transactions are conducted across industries. What is blockchain, how will it affect the way we communicate and transact with each other and why are cryptocurrencies being used in conjunction with this technology? Blockchain FinTech

Introducing Sidley’s Blockchain Legal Launch Pad

Data Matters

Adoption of blockchain and distributed ledger technology has the potential to revolutionize business and business practices in ways not seen since the advent of the internet and e-commerce. The Blockchain Legal Launch Pad is a collection of resources from leading business, legal, regulatory agency, and technology stakeholders. The Blockchain Legal Launch Pad showcases what the best and most creative minds in this area are thinking about now. Blockchain eCommerce FinTech

Facebook's Cryptocoin: A Disguised PayPal on a Blockchain?

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But some critics argue that the project seems more like a trendy and unnecessary redressing of a PayPal-like system with a blockchain Critics Question Whether Move Is Just 'Marketing Fluff' Facebook is edging closer to launching its own cryptocurrency, with a rollout expected this year, The New York Times reports.

Blockchain for Identity: 6 Hot Projects

Data Breach Today

Distributed Ledgers For Identity and Access Management Have Great Promise Blockchain technology already underpins the boom in cryptocurrencies, but is also being rigorously tested and developed for other applications, including identity and access management.