Blockchain makes it possible to imagine a world in which all kinds of transactions will be created and stored transparently in public and shared databases. It is a promise that has attracted the attention of many industrial and economic sectors, including that of computer security and federal offices.
WannaCry spread to over 100 countries, causing a whopping $8 billion worth of damage. And while that might sound like a lot, it pales in comparison to the $53 billion that one report estimated that a global cyberattack could cost. Cybersecurity has gone from a niche industry to a matter of national security.