Technology blockchain it is now used in many areas and is becoming the subject of various research projects. One of them resulted in a report entitled The Trust Machine: Blockchain in Nuclear Disarmament and Arms Control Verification - the fruit of the research carried out by King's College London, one of the most prestigious British universities.
King's College London Research Report
King's College London has recently done research into the use of blockchain technology, which has also focused on nuclear energy. Their results are presented in a report published under the name The Trust Machine: Blockchain in Nuclear Disarmament and Arms Control Verification, financed by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This is another time when the foundation allocates funds for research into issues related to nuclear energy. The report is also an excellent source of knowledge for laymen who know nothing or little about blockchain technology.
Blockchain and nuclear energy
The Trust Machine report devotes a lot of space to the advantages of blockchain technology, both in terms of security and efficiency, also in relation to nuclear energy. It discusses specific cases of the use of blockchains, or rather DLTs, to secure data related to nuclear energy, including the total amount of raw materials, their application and material consumption. The DLT solution seems to be of particular importance when it comes to nuclear energy, as the information stored is of greater importance in its case. Therefore, placing them on a public blockchain, accessible to everyone, may raise considerable doubts.
Due protection of data that is made available only to a narrow group of recipients appears to be a highly beneficial solution in the context of security. It allows you to track nuclear waste and pinpoint its location. However, it should be remembered that the protection of the most sensitive data must be ensured only by proven, safe tools. It would also be worth considering the option of storing data on special platforms that would be available only to authorized persons. This is an alternative to login pages that have a hacking risk.
In addition, people interested in the implementation of blockchain technology in the nuclear sector, the authors of the report recommended joining the "Quad Initiative" project. It already has several countries that are interested in this issue.