Can the Internet Be Secured?

  • 10:15 am - 11:00 am, October 23

    Length: 45 minute(s)

  • Session type

    Main Conference



The internet is some 30 years old, having been designed to share data in an open and free way. The current-day internet is now under mass surveillance and censored by different governments to capitalize on political benefits. From an architecture point of view, the internet is centralized, thanks to root DNS servers, and is secure by DNSSEC. Web trust is broken and prone to catastrophe, zombie apocalypse, alien invasion and government shutdown. Can Blockchain secure the internet via DNSchain, blockchain in routing (BGP), data storage, SDN, in IoT via a single tamper-proof distributed hash table? That is, will a blockstack secure the internet, data privacy, identity, storage and payments? What is the plan to secure the internet and the global digital economy?