The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will host a two-day blockchain workshop in February, according to an official request for information (RFI) posted Nov. 19. DARPA, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, is investigating technologies for distributed consensus during a workshop  scheduled for Feb. 14 and 15, 2019, in Arlington, VA.

The five-page RFI states “of particular interest to DARPA are so-called ‘permissionless’ distributed consensus protocols.” Permissionless systems are described in the paper as protocols “where any individual may join in the computation.”


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