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Investigation of Blockchain Network Security

Blockchain technology eliminates the need for a trusted central authority, and instead relies upon consensus mechanisms to ensure the security of the network. In this investigation, we explore authentication methods common to most blockchain networks, then explore the two most popular consensus mechanisms: Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS).

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Tracing Illegal Activity Through The Bitcoin Blockchain

By examining blockchain activity closely, companies focused on combating cryptocurrency related crimes can pinpoint accounts that appear to belong to the same Bitcoin wallet and are controlled by the same entity. This process is known as “clustering.”

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On the Road to Reconciling GDPR and Blockchain

Because user data on the blockchain is pseudonymized, it is subject to the GDPR. GDPR compliance is not about the technology, but rather how the technology is used to process personal data.

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eDiscovery and the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium

The Global Legal Blockchain Consortium (GLBC) appears to provide an excellent and collaborative forum for legal industry professionals, to include those in the eDiscovery ecosystem, seeking to learn, develop, and deploy blockchain-centric solutions and services.

How Distributed Ledger Technology Might Influence eDiscovery

Attorneys now need to recognize blockchain transactions as a source of ESI that needs to be considered in preparing and responding to discovery requests, in the same manner as text, social media, and other electronic data sources.