CryptoTech 101: Confidentiality as a Service

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1 March 2016
John Dwyer

Abstract

Blockchain technology has the potential to remove cost, shorten settlement cycles, remove central points of failure, automate capital markets processes, and optimize the flow of capital. However, a central tenet of capital markets transactions is confidentiality, while a central tenet of Blockchain 1.0 is transparency.

Therefore, if blockchain technology is to deliver its potential, then a key area that needs addressing is how to maintain confidentiality via decentralized consensus without compromising efficiency, integrity, governance, cost, and throughput.

This report takes a more detailed look at the cryptographic mechanisms that drive security within Blockchain 1.0 technology, highlights the deficiencies from a capital markets perspective, and explores some of the cutting-edge cryptographic techniques which are likely to catalyze adoption of distributed ledger technology within the capital markets.

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Content Type
Reports
Focus
Blockchain, Case studies, Industry Trends, Innovation & Emerging Technology, Risk Management & Compliance, Technology trends
Location
EMEA