Discussion and Research

Since we are now in the age of Bitcoin, Blockchain, and various “Alt-coin” technologies, as a Digital Forensics investigator, we are running into this technology in investigations. The foundation of this new cryptocurrency technology lies in the underlying technology of blockchain. Blockchain is considered a disruptive technology and some researchers indicate that this disruptive technology may be more disruptive than the Internet has been. For this discussion question, please find a CURRENT (less than a year old) resource or two (please use a research reference/resource, not a popular press item nor a blog) that discusses what blockchain technology is and how it is a disruptive technology. Your comments are appreciated.