Be it news channels, social media or newspapers, currently all sources to reach masses are filled with news of how Nirav Modi duped the Punjab National Bank and Indian Economy. It is all about how the country’s second largest public-sector bank or lender was tricked into issuing loans worth ₹11,400 Crore to #57 ranked Forbes Indian billionaire diamantaire.
Where ever there is a mention of Blockchain on the internet, you will always find reference to Smart Contracts too. The word Smart Contract originated in 1997, when Nick Szabo, used it to describe physical objects that change their behavior based on data. Today, in Blockchain, we used this word in a different sense. It is used to describe a computation that happens on the Blockchain which is influenced/triggered by external events/information such as the weather.
As the era of artificial intelligence and automation is around the corner, security has become one of the major concerns for the major businesses. And when we talk about security, the one technology which is gaining huge acceptance is Blockchain Technology.
According to reports by various agencies, the recent cyber attack of ransomware knows as ‘WannaCry’ has affected over 200,000 computers in over 150 countries. The ransomware was supposedly spread through spam emails of fake invoices, job offers, etc. which had .zip file attachments. Once the attachment is clicked, it initiates the infections of WannaCry. However, one of the CISCO’s division believes that vulnerable systems which were left open on the internet could be attacked without any need for phishing.
Blockchain Technology based on Distributed Ledger concept is being exploited by BFSI companies to increase efficiency and reduce cost. While Blockchain has found wonderful use cases for the Banking and Financial Services organization, experts have predicted that it is going ‘Disrupt’ the insurance industry in a true sense. No wonder 3 of the 15 largest VC FinTech deals of 2016 went to Blockchain start-ups.