Daily Briefs

Software developers offer cautious support for blockchain as cybersecurity solution

December 08, 2017 |
Bookmark and Share

The Software and Information Industry Association has released an “issue brief” on the policy implications from use of blockchain technology, citing limited cybersecurity improvements.

“Blockchain is a promising technology. Policymakers can best support the development of blockchain applications though a technologically neutral regulatory approach and support for experimentation, both by regulated industries and their regulators,” according to SIIA's announcement of the report issued Wednesday.

Blockchain, which is a public-ledger system used in cryptocurrency bitcoin, has limited benefits when it comes...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting as the coming Democrat-controlled House takes on cybersecurity policy under the Trump administration.

Log in to access this content.