Blockchain Research

Blockchain augmented with cryptographic protocols enable multiple organizations to safely handle confidential data.

Fujitsu Research of America (FRA) develops blockchain-based security technologies to safely and securely handle confidential data between multiple organizations. Blockchains are inherently resistant to data modification—once recorded, the data in a block cannot be easily altered retroactively. The most prominent characteristic of a blockchain is that it provides information sharing with high transparency and reliability—without requiring management by a specific trusted organization.

Blockchain has enormous untapped potential to realize digital transformation – in streamlining complex multi-party operations, in leveraging the power of multitude where no trust exists and in democratizing processes that require the stewardship of a few controlling entities today.

Apart from cutting-edge research on cryptography related to blockchain, we are also heavily involved in contributing to open source standards. Prominently, we serve on the Technical Steering Committee of Hyperledger and are involved as the founding members of these projects:
  • Hyperledger Cactus: is a blockchain integration tool designed to allow users to securely integrate different blockchains. Fujitsu is a founding member of this project, in collaboration with Accenture. In particular, Fujitsu has open-sourced its ConnectionChain technology to standardize blockchain integration in this project.
  • Hyperledger Ursa: is a shared cryptographic library, it enables implementations to avoid duplicating other cryptographic work and hopefully increase security in the process. The library is an opt-in repository (for Hyperledger and non Hyperledger projects) to place and use crypto. Hyperledger Ursa consists of sub-projects, which are cohesive implementations of cryptographic code or interfaces to cryptographic code.
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