US government’s 2020 military spending bill proposes blockchain for national defense

posted 11 months ago
The US government’s annual military spending bill requests research on the “potential use of distributed ledger technology for defense purposes.”

Should it pass, the spending bill stipulates that the “Secretary of Defense” must provide a briefing that explains how blockchain technology can be used to improve cybersecurity for “vulnerable assets such as energy, water and transport grids through distributed and centralized computing.” The bill also asks for research into how blockchain could “reduce single points of failure in emergency catastrophe decision-making.”
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