This thursday, June 8th, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute will host the international conference on “Blockchain Technology for Cybersecurity & Social Impact” co-organized with Inria@SiliconValley
New technologies often give rise to new digital practices that can both strengthen and erode trust, in networks and each other. The emerging system of blockchain technology offers innovative methods to secure vital data in applications that extend beyond its familiar use case of Bitcoin (for financial transactions), to more exploratory applications in voting, health records, real estate, and more. Despite its dubious affiliation with hackers, trafficking, and extortion, blockchain technology can also ensure cybersecurity in high-stakes transactions.
In this one-day symposium, speakers from the United States and Europe will engage in a lively discussion about the technology behind blockchain, its promise for cybersecurity, and its application in public-interest domains. The event will include keynote addresses, lightning talks and panel discussions.