Technical and Financial Advantages of Permissioned Blockchains in Banking

Permissioned networks are the ideal solution for banks in building their own blockchain. In this article, we will detail the technical advantages of banking blockchains and how these advantages lead to financial advantages, as well.

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Comparing Public (Permissionless) and Private (Permissioned) Blockchains - What is Best for Banking and Payment Services

In this article, we will explain how blockchains work, what are the differences between public and permissioned blockchain networks, and how banks currently position themselves in regards to these networks.

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The Key Role of HSMs in Secure Permissioned Blockchains for Banking and Payment Services

In many permissioned blockchain networks like Corda, notaries are dedicated nodes. Built as a decentralized service, they replace the role that miners play in other blockchains like the Bitcoin blockchain. Notaries are also in charge of validating and signing transactions.

In what follows, we will see how HSMs would play a vital role in such notary nodes.

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PCI PIN Transaction Security (PTS) HSM v3 Requirements

Hardware Security Modules are a critical component in data integrity and confidentiality assurance of business transactions. Corporate organizations and banks employ security services such as encryption, decryption and strong authentication between identities and applications.

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Atalla AT1000: Utimaco’s PCI PTS HSM v3 compliant HSM

Since the release of PCI PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Hardware Security Module (HSM) version 3.0 in June 2016, companies had started working on v3.0 compliant HSMs which is necessary for security and legal obligations. HSMs are meant to be certified by the PCI, ISO, NIST and ANSI etc. Utimaco has released the HSM Atalla AT1000 which is not only PCI PTS HSM Version 3.0 compliant but also FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated system.

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Distinctive Requirements between PCI PTS HSM v2.0 and v3.0

The HSM is a vital component in guaranteeing the secrecy and additionally information integrity of business transactions. HSMs are appropriately secure during their entire lifecycle to help incite trust in the authenticity of the business transactions. Since the release of PCI PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Hardware Security Module (HSM) version 3 in June 2016, companies have started working on v3 compliant HSMs which is necessary for security and legal obligations.

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Technical and Financial Advantages of Permissioned Blockchains in Banking

Permissioned networks are the ideal solution for banks in building their own blockchain. In this article, we will detail the technical advantages of banking blockchains and how these advantages lead to financial advantages, as well.

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The Key Role of HSMs and Key Management in Secure Permissioned Blockchains for Banking and Payment Services - An Overview

Blockchains are ruled almost entirely by cryptographic mechanisms. These mechanisms mostly involve digital signatures & PKI, hashes, and key derivation.

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Permissioned Blockchains for Banking - Understanding the Technology and Security Aspects

The banking industry is currently rolling out several permissioned blockchain projects.

These are still controlled projects, but so far they demonstrate how powerful a blockchain-enabled banking system could be with respect to gains in effectiveness, security, as well as creating a technical basis for new innovative business models in banking.

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