How Blockchain Disrupts the Automotive Industry

A recent report from the IBM Institute for Business Value estimates that around 62 percent of the global automotive industry will use blockchain technologies as early as 2021. Many car manufacturers are currently investing in Distributed Ledgers Technologies (DLT) projects.

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The Importance of HSMs for Blockchain-Based Transportation Protocol

In this article, we unveil several reasons why HSMs are vital for the emerging blockchain-based transportation protocols.

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Autonomous Vehicles and a Blockchain-Based Transportation Protocol

Blockchain technologies can now be integrated into any industry, public sector, inside any business and throughout areas in our social contemporary lives.

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Autonomous Vehicles and Blockchains

Half a century ago, the concept of self-driving cars, let alone unmanned aircraft was something that could only be found in science fiction. Fast forward to 2019 and autonomous vehicles (AVs) of all varieties: land, sea, and air are revolutionizing how people and goods are transported. Today, we have self-driving cars, unmanned flying drones, self-driving trucks transporting goods, and even food being delivered by autonomous delivery robots.

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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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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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