In technology, as in life, sometimes the best way to understand a situation is to ask the right questions. Sometimes it’s the nature of the question, as much as the answer, that reveals the truth. This is one of the underlying tenets of how we can start to rethink privacy and security in our digital lives, and it is a fundamental reason why blockchain could help shape and redefine privacy and security moving forward.
While blockchain is often associated with cryptocurrencies such as the now-famous bitcoin, its impact goes well beyond the financial world. As the CEO of a company that conducts research into three areas — physics and informatics, cryptography and information security, and medical and health informatics — I believe blockchain can improve trust in various elements of business and society through new applications built on shared