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dc.contributor.advisorBarber, Suzanne
dc.creatorArredondo, Abelardo
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-26T18:04:56Z
dc.date.available2018-02-26T18:04:56Z
dc.date.created2017-12
dc.date.issued2018-01-26
dc.date.submittedDecember 2017
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2TT4G95J
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/63754
dc.description.abstractThe true innovation behind the Bitcoin protocol is blockchain technology. Blockchain is the underlying distributed database and encryption technology that enables trustless transactions that can be verified, monitored, and enforced without a central institution. This master’s report presents the core concepts behind blockchain that are concerned with carrying instructions for storage, sharing of non-financial data, including an examination of the byzantine fault tolerant cryptography model. A literature review describes the types of blockchains, nodes, proof of work, disadvantages, and risks and provides a survey of future applications related to state government records, such as birth certificates, automobile registrations, land deeds, and voting. This review will answer the question: Is it possible for a state government to use blockchain employing trusted nodes given that the nature of blockchain is that of a distributed network of peers accompanied by a public ledger without a central authority? Finally, the requirements for a specific application case study will be defined and developed. The desired application will be a smart contract to invoke a statutory durable power of attorney using blockchain technology for oneself in case of incapacitation while still living.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectBlockchain
dc.subjectCertificate authority
dc.subjectEthereum
dc.subjectBitcoin
dc.subjectByzantine cryptographic
dc.subjectProof of work
dc.subjectSmart contract
dc.subjectPrivate blockchain
dc.subjectX.509v3
dc.subjectNotarized record management
dc.subjectIdentity management
dc.titleBlockchain and certificate authority cryptography for an asynchronous on-line public notary system
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-02-26T18:04:56Z
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGraser, Thomas
dc.description.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineering
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