Two-day Blockchain Workshop planned for February, hosted by DARPA
Blockchain technology It is easily one of the largest growth areas in the technological world, offering advantages to multiple industries for their ledger. However, the only way to advance this progress is to continuously bring in new developers. To learn more about this technology, a two-day blockchain workshop is scheduled to be hosted by the United States Advanced Defense Research Agency (DARPA) in February 2019.
DARPA it was developed by the US Department of Defense to help with research. Right now, their goal is to work on technologies through this seminar, which will be held in Arlington, Virginia. The agency published a five-page RFI, which described areas of "particular interest", which specifically outlines "distributed consensus protocols" without permission. "The document states that these systems are simply protocols" in which each individual can participate in the calculation. "
The report continues, saying that the field has a lot of recorded research. Elaborating, explains the document DARPA is examining "different and less explored ways of consent protocols distributed without authorization". The DARPA Information Innovation Office (I2O) published the report, although it has submitted a request for details covering three topics, although each will be presented at the workshop.
The first argument is to provide incentives to distributed consent protocols but to abstain from using something with monetary value. Instead, they will offer "various aspects of participation in the protocol" as an incentive. They refer to the concept of bitcoin mining as an example of the type of system they are talking about. For this reason, this topic highlights the importance of offering the protocols described above without the promise of payment.
The second topic of discussion in the RFI, according to the official report, is
"Security models based on economy for distributed computing protocols". On this topic, the authors of the document require details on "methods that exploit rigorous economic notions to advance security theories for distributed and unlicensed computing protocols".
The final topic:
"Centrality of distributed consent protocols" is primarily driven by concern for cyber security. The company states that the applicable answers on this topic include "new analyzes, methods for analyzing and / or addressing the centralization of a distributed consensus protocol".
Recognizing that blockchain technology offers a certain protection for data and storage, the RFI adds,
"The technologies for distributed consensus protocols have been revolutionized by their pre-eminent role in cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies.These technologies have dramatic implications for the security and resilience of critical data storage and computation activities, including for the Department of Defense ".
This announcement is in line with the way governments around the world are becoming more and more interested blockchain technology. For example, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) decided to work on the use of blockchain technology reduce the risk of tax evasion based on a relationship only two days ago.