U.S. Air Force To Begin Using Blockchain Technology
Its partnership with the Air Force is its most notable to-date, and is an impressive accomplishment given the competition. There is little doubt that the company plans to use this achievement as a catalyst for greater growth. Fluree is also known to be working with consulting firm Deloitte, which could open the door for many more partnerships. The fact that the Air Force has chosen a permissioned platform may draw the ire of blockchain purists, yet is not surprising given its unique security needs and nascent state of distributed ledger technology. MILITARY USE OF BLOCKCHAIN EXPECTED TO GROW Military strategists have long supported blockchain adoption. Distributed ledger technology offers many advantages over legacy centralized systems that are critical to success in modern warfare. Modern militaries are among the largest organizations on Earth, with large, complex supply chains and logistics networks. Just as in retail, blockchain technology can make these systems vastly more efficient. Also, blockchain can provide a much greater level of security and transparency for these processes. Blockchain systems can also enable secure communication, protection against cyber attacks, and better command and control operations. Of particular interest to the U.S. military is the integration of blockchain technology into NATO operations. It has investigated this potential since as early as 2016. Given recent moves, it is likely that over the course of the next few years blockchain architecture will thus become standard components of most military operations. What do you make of the United States Airforce stepping into blockchain technology? Add your thoughts below!
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