Using blockchains as an alternative to PKIs for digital signatures

Nadine Schuppisser // October 25, 2016

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The traditional technical environment for a digital signature is the public key infrastructure (PKI). Digital signatures are also used to implement electronic money such as Bitcoin. However, Bitcoin uses a new technology, the blockchain. This new technical infrastructure can also be employed to sign documents. But what are the benefits?

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Nadine Schuppisser
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