Xage to develop a blockchain-based protocol to protect US Space Force data

Cybersecurity firm Xage will develop a blockchain-based decentralized P2P protocol for protecting US Space Force (USSF) data.

The Xage developers explained that the protocol will be created to protect the data of military and civilian objects, and step-by-step verification will be required to access the USSF system. The blockchain-based solution will be applied both at ground stations and in space. USSF, commercial operators and other parties involved will be able to report on the situation in real time, exchange data, and also prevent unauthorized access to network resources and block attacks.

The USSF said they need a sustainable security system that will not only protect US interests, but also accelerate the development of the military space industry using the latest technology. 

Xage CEO Duncan Greatwood said the secure protocol would allow decentralized storage of UFFS data to keep the system running smoothly in the event of a single failure. Even if terrestrial resources are disrupted, UFFS satellites will continue to function. Greatwood added that the Xage solution will not only ensure the data security of key UFFS infrastructure facilities, but also combine blockchain with satellite technology. 

Blockchain is gradually beginning to “conquer” space. So, last month, the SpaceChain project successfully sent 0.01 BTC with multisignature, using special equipment to transfer encrypted data to the International Space Station (ISS). In addition, in 2019, the Bitcoin community began testing a new technology with which it is possible to send anonymous messages to the whole world via satellite for a nominal fee in BTC.

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