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  • Blockchain Security:

    Millions of datasets are exchanged through blockchain technology – often in a transparent public ledger. The value of blockchain is based on immutability of records and resulting trust in the truth of records. Cryptography, consensus, governance, and many other factors have an impact on core blockchain security. Privacy of users, legal and operational impact must also be considered to build sustainable, scalable and compliant applications.

  • Blockchain Security:

    Millions of datasets are exchanged through blockchain technology – often in a transparent public ledger. The value of blockchain is based on immutability of records and resulting trust in the truth of records. Cryptography, consensus, governance, and many other factors have an impact on core blockchain security. Privacy of users, legal and operational impact must also be considered to build sustainable, scalable and compliant applications.

  • Blockchain & Decentralization:

    Instead of relying on a central authority to transfer values to others, blockchain utilizes a peer to peer network and consensus algorithms to validate transactions and record data. A permissionless public network should aim for architectural, political and logical decentralization.

  • Blockchain Scalability:

    It seems impossible to achieve security, decentralization and scalability in blockchain networks. Most people refer to the scalability problem as the limited rate at which networks can process transactions. It is also important to find sustainable solutions to run blockchain networks without excluding parties.

  • Blockchain & Cryptography:

    Public-key encryption is used for blockchain wallets and transactions, cryptographic hashes link each block to the previous block, and Merkle trees organize transactions. Among other things, secret sharing algorithms and zero-knowledge proofs are currently investigated and highly relevant for blockchain and Web 3 apps.

  • Blockchain Consensus:

    Consensus algorithms in blockchain must be efficent and solve the “Byzantine Generals Problem” which describes a situation in which potentially unreliable, unkown actors agree on a concerted strategy in order to avoid catastrophic failure. By now, there are many more consensus mechanisms than Proof-of-Work or Proof-of-Stake.

  • Blockchain Interoperability:

    Today’s blockchain landscape is fragmented, with partially incompatible technologies being available to potential users. Interoperability between blockchains was initially not foreseen in protocols but we are seeing a paradigm shift and functionalities such as cross-blockchain token transfers, as well as cross-blockchain smart contract invocation and interaction are being implemented.