How Blockchain Solidifies Defense and Military Applications

Published : Jan 24, 2018

Defense and Military

  • Blockchain technology provides the requisite fuel to drive the cryptocurrency sphere. But, besides Cryptocurrencies, this state-of-the-art technology is finding applications even beyond the financial space. From property to supply chain, manufacturing, research and development, and healthcare, it is finding use cases across numerous industrial processes. Now, it has found its use in defense and military applications as well.  

    Considering its immense potential, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is planning to implement blockchain technology in defense and military applications. As a matter of fact, the US military is already using blockchain in some of its applications. DARPA has recently signed a contract with ITAMCO for the development of a secure messaging and transaction platform for the US Military. For those who don’t know, ITAMCO (Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Company) is an American technology and services company. The company has previously developed a highly secure messaging app called Crypto Chat.

    The messaging platform will have blockchain technology and will be unhackable. Thus, it makes it an ideal choice for the military.

    Action Plan

    During the Phase 1 of the project, ITAMCO plans to develop a cybersecurity architecture for the messaging app. The architecture gets derived from the company’s existing resources and the Crypto Chat application with added blockchain support.

    Phase 2 of the project will involve additional grant funding. It may run for multiple years. During this phase, the company will create a working prototype of the app and undergo numerous tests for evaluation. In phase 3, a full-scale implementation of the platform and commercialization of the app will take place.  

    The Project Goals

    The project focuses on building a robust and secure messaging platform for the Department of Defence Communications in partnership with DARPA. The messaging platform will initially have a clone according to the Crypto Chat application. And, Blockchain will provide support for additional security. By adding this technology, ITAMCO aims to create a highly secure, hack-proof application for messaging and transactions. The app will be available for military communications, thus, it company don’t want to leave any stone unturned when it comes to security. The app will also support transactions and will allow the users to send and receive money.  The transactions can be traced through a decentralized ledger across multiple channels.

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