Can Blockchain Technology be Hacked?
This is an important question on the lips of online users around the world today, who may have heard about blockchain as the technology that underpins the original cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. However, as time has elapsed, more people have acknowledged the benefits of blockchain outside of the cryptocurrency sector.
In fact, blockchain databases are changing the game in a number of ways:
- They offer a decentralised form of storage that ensures maximum privacy protection
- They are 100% anonymous, giving web users peace of mind when browsing online
What makes blockchain so powerful is its decentralised, peer-supported nature. As a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, a blockchain is powered by a network of interconnected computers that each share responsibility for the data stored on the blockchain and its usage. The most important benefit of blockchain’s P2P network is that it is exceptionally difficult to hack. The entire information housed within a blockchain is not stored on a single computer or server – as was the case even five-to-ten years ago. Each device – or ‘node’ – connected within a blockchain houses the same data, which periodically updates via a digital ledger across all devices on the same blockchain network.
This means that a blockchain is virtually tamper-proof due to the difficulty cyber-criminals would have in hacking into all devices within a single blockchain. The network would have to validate any data changes to the blockchain, thus making it impossible for a hacker to target a single device within a blockchain. The highly secure, decentralised nature of blockchain technology was hugely appealing to us at AVSecure when designing and implementing our industry leading age verification software, AgePass. We opted to make AgePass the world’s first blockchain-based age verification system as part of our ambition to drive a higher standard in online age verification; making it as easy as picking up a pint of milk and as anonymous as buying a Lottery ticket.
The number of age-restricted online services is increasing by the week, as the UK government strives to offer adequate protection for minors from things like legalised gambling, pornography and alcohol. AVSecure is the only age verification provider to use a private blockchain to provide you with age verified status online. Adult consumers wishing to verify their age to access age-restricted online services can purchase an Age Verification Card which is a trusted partner of AVSecure.
You can purchase an Age Verification Card over the counter in the same way that you would buy a Lottery ticket or scratchcard. This card will have a unique 16-digit authentication code that allows you to verify your age and gain access, without having to submit sensitive identification online. The process is entirely anonymous and not only helps to keep children as safe as possible online but ensures that legitimate adults can gain swift access to age-restricted services on all their connected devices