Air Force looks to Fluree secure database tools and blockchain encryption to build new cyber weapons

Aug. 3, 2020
Use of blockchain can guarantee the integrity of the data, and ensure that users can see what changes were made and by whom—known as data provenance.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The U.S. Air Force has awarded a follow-on contract to blockchain startup Fluree in Winston-Salem, N.C., to use the company's cryptographically secure database tools in the Air Force software cyber weapons factory called LevelUP. Air Force magazine reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

3 Aug. 2020 -- The contract is the latest step the Air Force has taken in moving the cutting-edge but much-hyped blockchain technology from the lab to the battlefield.

Blockchain, best known for powering the Bitcoin digital currency, also is called distributed ledger technology, because it uses encryption and distributed computing power to create a constantly updated and cryptographically secure record of transactions that’s distributed among all its participants.

The contract aims to provide the Air Force with secure, worldwide command and control using an encrypted, distributed, blockchain-backed graph database shared between partners.”

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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