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A Blockchain Platform: The Security Now Bloqchain Science Interview

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You can't so much as go to a coffee shop today without hearing the word 'blockchain.' Hearing about a useful blockchain is less common, but putting the distributed ledger technology to good use is the idea behind Bloqchain.

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Bloqchain Science began as a humanitarian project to help immigrants more easily integrate into a country where they have no bank, no formal identity and often no state-issued ID to establish an identity. According to Bloqchain Science founder Dean Karakitsos, blockchain technology can be the key to all of these functions in a cost-effective way that doesn't place strains on government resources.

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In this exclusive Security Now video interview, Karakitsos explains blockchain technology, why blockchain and Bitcoin are two different things and how Bloqchain Science has built a platform that allows interoperation between different blockchains.

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Are you using blockchain? Are you using a blockchain that doesn't involve a crypto-currency? Let us know in the comments; the security world is going to be hearing a lot about blockchain in the coming months.

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— Curtis Franklin is the editor of SecurityNow.com. Follow him on Twitter @kg4gwa.

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