Science & Tech Spotlight: Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies
Science & Tech Spotlight: Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies, Report No. GAO-19-704SP, Sep 2019
The technology that allows Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to function could profoundly change the way government and industry do business. Distributed ledger technology allows the secure transfer of digital assets without management by a central authority. Instead, participants share synchronized copies of a ledger that records assets and transactions. Changes are visible to all participants.
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Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics team of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) (STAA)
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