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Blockchain in Practice

Issue Brief
China is a significant player in testing blockchain technology and implementing legal frameworks, regulations, and government initiatives around it.
By Sara Hsu  ·  Gabrielle Green
Published August 16, 2021

Project Note
The Blockchain in Practice program tests the potential for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) platforms to increase transparency and security and address nonproliferation challenges
By Cindy Vestergaard Speaker
Published December 9, 2020

Testing the potential for nuclear safeguards to be powered by blockchain
By Cindy Vestergaard  ·  Gabrielle Green  ·  Edward G. Obbard  ·  Edward Yu  ·  Guntur Dharma Putra Co-Author
Published November 17, 2020

Project Note
Prototype for safeguarding nuclear material is first step in demonstrating potential for DLT to manage data, information sharing and access controls for nuclear material accounting
Featuring Cindy Vestergaard
Published October 29, 2020

Event Panel
Read the recent policy paper, Complementing the Padlock: The prospect of blockchain for strengthening nuclear security. Speakers Cindy Vestergaard is a Senior Fellow and Director with the Nuclear Safeguards and Blockchain in Practice Programs. Her rese …

Leading the Blueprint: International Perspectives on Blockchain for Nuclear Security Read More »

Published September 22, 2020 / Held October 7, 2020

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT; commonly known as blockchain) could enhance best practices for nuclear security, adding a layer of protection
Published September 3, 2020

Policy Paper
Distributed ledger technology has the potential to complement nuclear security practices and enhance the international security regime
By Lovely Umayam Co-Author ·  Cindy Vestergaard Co-Author
Published June 26, 2020

Blockchain has the potential to strengthen the implementation of export controls and enhance international security
By Diego Cándano Author
Published April 6, 2020

Press Release
Prototype lays foundation for modern systems to improve the security and provenance of nuclear materials
Published March 10, 2020

Project Note
Prototype lays foundation for improving data integrity and provenance of nuclear materials
Published March 10, 2020

A permissioned blockchain prototype for nuclear safeguards
Published March 10, 2020

Testing whether blockchain has the potential to increase efficiency, trust, and transparency in the management of nuclear safeguards information.
Published February 21, 2020

Press Release
Testing Leading-Edge Technologies to Tackle Proliferation Challenges Washington, DC – Today the Stimson Center launched a new program, Blockchain in Practice, to explore the application of distributed ledger technology (DLT) to address internation …

Stimson Center Launches New Program on Real-World Uses of Blockchain for International Security Read More »

Published February 4, 2020

The Stanley Center for Peace and Security, the Stimson Center, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) coorganized a two-day workshop focusing on understanding those nontechnical factors that may hinder–or motivate–stakeholder acceptance of DL …

Evaluating Member State Acceptance of Blockchain for Nuclear Safeguards Read More »

By Cindy Vestergaard Co-Author
Published February 4, 2020

Dr. Philippe Thevoz from SICPA, who has been at the forefront of digital transformation for 30 years, will introduce blockchain technology, highlight use cases of the KSI Blockchain, which has been used by Estonia since 2008, and identify concrete exam …

Blockchain and the Traceability of Critical Materials Read More »

Published January 29, 2020 / Held February 3, 2020

Project Note
From September 10 – 12, the Stimson Center and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) visited Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) in Helsinki for our kick-off meeting to the “SLAFKA” project.
Published October 2, 2019

Issue Brief
This policy analysis brief provides an overview of DLT and explores its utility for safeguards information management. It considers the landscape of factors determining how safeguards data is inputted, processed, and accessed. The findings and recommendations suggest where adding a DLT layer could be applied to provide greater efficiency, data reconciliation, accuracy, and trust in information management at the international, national, and facility levels.
Published November 6, 2018

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is the technology that underpins digital currencies such as Bitcoin – but it has far wider applications and is being used increasingly in areas such as trade finance, export controls, and nuclear safeguards. The pane …

Distributed Ledger Technology and Trade Security Read More »

Published August 15, 2018 / Held September 12, 2018

Distributed ledger technology (DLT), such as Blockchain, is being characterized as revolutionary in its potential to alter the world economy. Stimson is identifying applications and implications of DLT for non-proliferation and inte …

Blockchain in Practice Read More »

Published August 13, 2018

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