The Blockchain Buzz

Blockchain is the technology behind cryptocurrency, but many have suggested it as a new way to approach security. Bethan Grylls looks at whether there’s any substance behind the hype.


Since its introduction, blockchain technology has created a tremendous buzz, offering a secure exchange of value without any need for a central authority such as a bank, government or a financial institution. As such, some consider it as an essential tool for building trust online and expect it to serve as a stable foundation for a fair, secure, and inclusive digital economy. But despite blockchain being all the talk right now, it is yet to be widely implemented in anything other than for the purpose of cryptocurrency.