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Introduction

There is great excitement in technology circles about the possible applications of blockchain, the technology that underpins the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

Highlights

  • The technology can underpin significant improvements in various segments of this market, but there are also risks because threat actors and cybercriminals can also be expected to find ways to use and abuse the blockchain.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains how blockchain works.
  • Describes how blockchain is being used in financial services.

Key questions answered

  • Does blockchain have applications in cybersecurity?
  • How might threat actors take advantage of blockchain?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Blockchain is a tamper-proof data repository
  • There are applications in identity and threat management
  • Criminals are also looking at blockchain

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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