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Turning blockchain from hype to reality, NIST report

February 1, 2018View for printing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a new 59-page draft report – NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 8202: Blockchain Technology Overview – that attempts to move beyond the recent hype surrounding Bitcoin and other digital currencies (or cryptocurrencies) to help businesses and others understand what the blockchain is and decide whether it would be an asset to their products. Dylan Yaga, a NIST computer scientist and one of the report’s authors, also hopes that the report will provide readers with a picture of blockchain that is not skewed to any players’ interests and is easily understood from an unbiased front. ... b-212414005


Illinois Releases Its First Official Government Report on Blockchain

"This Task Force believes that blockchain technology and its built-in encryption can facilitate highly-secure methods for interacting with government and keeping paperless records, increasing data accuracy and providing better cybersecurity protections for Illinois residents. Though the technology still needs refinement, government has an opportunity to help shape and adopt innovative solutions." ... chain-.html
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