Will the Crypto-Market Respond to Negative Perception of Blockchain?

NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA — Blockchain data centers are pushing the envelope, and that means that they’re setting new standards. At CapRE’s Southeast Data Center Spring 2018 Update, we invited Allan Williamson, Principal of At Home Crypto LLC and Nathan Porter, Partner at Cryptos Managed, to offer insight into what blockchain and crypto-currencies will mean for future data center design, construction, and development. Toward the end of the session, a member of the audience asked engaged with the panelists to find out more about the controversial aspects of crypto-currency, focusing on what might happen if illicit information was uploaded to a blockchain. Below is a snippet of that conversation. Audience Question: Will the market require that crypto-miners address these problems, in order for it to become a common practice to use blockchain technology? Williamson: Something I want to mention and that I wish I had mentioned earlier, is that one of the cool things about the way that the blockchain is set up, is that, if you have a centralized data center, everything is stored in that centralized data center. All of the information is there. if you can somehow breach and get into it, you can extract that information. With the blockchain that’s not necessary the case. What [healthcare firms, for example] can do is take your medical information and to make it HIPAA compliant, they actually put pieces of it – they break it up and put pieces of…