Invented by Lawrence Orsini, LO3 Energy Inc
The Market For Use Blockchain-Based Distributed Consensus Control to Ensure Compliance in Financial Services
The market for blockchain-based distributed consensus control to guarantee compliance in financial services is rapidly growing. But regulation of financial technology can be a complex process, necessitating an in-depth knowledge of the advantages and drawbacks of different consensus mechanisms.
An understanding of the technologies underpinning fintech can enable authorities to fully realize its potential while mitigating any risks, while encouraging competition, consumer protection, financial integrity and stability. A framework like the Bali Fintech Agenda (BFA) helps regulators contextualize different types of consensus mechanisms and their potential impacts on financial services.
Regulatory compliance is the process of ensuring businesses abide by all relevant regulations. This involves selecting which laws to obey, creating specific policies and procedures, then enforcing those rules. Typically, this responsibility falls to a compliance officer – either an internal employee or someone hired from outside.
Different government and industry-specific regulatory compliance requirements exist, such as those related to health, safety, and privacy. These measures are put in place to shield people and companies from legal risks, prevent fraudulence, and promote a fair and open business climate.
Noncompliance with regulations can prove costly for a business, and in some cases lead to an embargo in certain markets. It could also endanger the company’s brand reputation or prevent it from bidding on future contracts.
There are ways to meet regulatory requirements while still taking advantage of technology. One such solution is blockchain-based distributed consensus control, which enables networks with an auditable ledger. This type of ledger ensures transactions don’t get double counted and can be verified at any time.
Therefore, blockchain-based distributed consensus control can help you eliminate the risk of noncompliance and save you money in the long run. It also shields a distributed system from security risks like fraud or double-spending that could undermine trustworthiness of its blockchain and lead to inaccuracies that would otherwise remain irremediable.
Consensus mechanisms are critical in distributed ledgers, as they allow participants to come to an understanding of the current state and propose new transactions with accuracy. Furthermore, this method guards against attacks which might compromise its integrity or allow malicious actors to take control of the blockchain.
Consensus-building methods for keeping your network secure are essential, particularly in globally distributed peer-to-peer networks. Furthermore, considering the security and decentralization properties of a blockchain ledger are paramount since they make it difficult to alter or manipulate the ledger or manipulate the network in any way.
Financial Crime Prevention
The market for blockchain-based distributed consensus control to guarantee compliance with financial crime prevention requirements is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4% between 2018 and 2027, driven by rising demand for financial crime management solutions and the growing popularity of digital transactions.
The market is characterised by an increasing number of threats that financial institutions must contend with. These include identity theft, card skimming and phishing attacks which not only cause customer confidence to decline but can lead to business loss as well.
Financial institutions must employ technologically advanced systems to prevent fraud and illegal activities. These tools can detect suspicious patterns of behavior and identify high-risk individuals, thus helping prevent criminal activity.
Banks and other financial institutions have often relied on internal fraud detection and prevention systems, but this approach can often prove ineffective due to fraudsters constantly finding new ways to circumvent detection and steal money.
An integrated financial crime management platform can assist banks and other financial institutions in meeting this challenge. This type of solution helps reduce costs, enhance transparency and scalability, as well as boost operational efficiency.
Furthermore, it can reduce the workload for fraud and financial crime personnel. A smaller team is more efficient at recognizing and addressing suspicious behavior patterns, saving time, energy, and money in the process.
KPMG emphasizes the benefits of an integrated data warehouse supported by a master data repository, noting that this will enable organizations to capture all pertinent information from across their enterprise into one consolidated stream. This helps prevent conflicting data and allows businesses to adopt the’single version of the truth’ design principle.
Furthermore, this means the information provided by the system is accessible to all departments and staff, enabling them to share it quickly. This aids in quickly detecting and reporting suspected fraudulent activities as well as averting further incidents.
Juniper Research’s comprehensive study predicts financial crime prevention software will remain a major force in the market and grow rapidly as more payment types are adopted by businesses. Furthermore, 88% of global market spend will go towards fraud detection and KYC by 2027, reflecting its increasing importance to businesses around the world.
Data security is the process of safeguarding sensitive information such as customer, employee and financial records. It plays a vital role in any organization, protecting against data breaches, reducing exposure risks and minimizing regulatory compliance concerns.
Organizations seeking effective data security must comprehend the principles of the CIA Triad: Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability. These concepts guarantee that a company’s information remains safe from unauthorized access or exfiltration, maintains its integrity, and permits legitimate business operations to continue uninterrupted.
Consensus mechanisms are key in blockchain networks because they enable us to reach a common state with all participants while guaranteeing no one group has an advantage over another. This enables the network to function without violating anyone’s trust, as well as prevents members from exploiting their peers for financial gain or attempts at influence over the system for personal gain.
Blockchain systems offer a range of consensus mechanisms, each with its own advantages and drawbacks. Regulators should take into account these asymmetric trade-offs when deciding how best to regulate the use of blockchain technology in financial services.
Popular consensus mechanisms include proof-of-work, proof-of-stake and proof-of-authority (POA), though other systems are also utilized to support various transactions. Each has its own security, performance and decentralization advantages as well as challenges for regulatory compliance that arise with them.
Proof-of-work systems can be employed to verify that computations aren’t being performed when they shouldn’t. They also enable tracking changes and updates that shouldn’t take place.
POW systems also safeguard against data manipulation and fraud, protecting hackers from re-encrypting sensitive data that was previously sent to the wrong recipients. Other techniques involve encryption using public-key cryptography, which requires each participant in the network to have a unique key which can be used for decrypting encrypted data.
Store sensitive data on open servers is a common practice, but this leaves your organization vulnerable to cyberattack. To reduce the risk, create an effective data management plan that identifies and categorizes sensitive information. Furthermore, implement processes for moving sensitive information into secure quarantined areas where it can only be accessed by authorized personnel.
The market for blockchain-based distributed consensus control to ensure compliance is growing, as regulators around the world recognize its potential. These technologies can expedite global payments and other financial transactions with greater speed and efficiency.
However, they also come with numerous risks. Three of the more prominent ones include privacy, security and scalability.
Despite these risks, some blockchain-based applications offer real world benefits that could drastically improve the lives of millions around the globe. For instance, smart contracts on a blockchain enable automated payment processing for various goods and services in near real time.
Another potential application of these technologies lies in the energy sector, where a blockchain-based peer-to-peer energy trading platform could reduce costs and risks associated with fossil fuel based power generation and transmission. For instance, a smart contract on a blockchain could be utilized to pay suppliers for energy generated from solar panel installations or wind turbines.
Consensus mechanisms are intricate computer programs that enable participants to agree on the state of a distributed database, such as blockchain. They often utilize cryptographic techniques to generate long strings of alphanumeric numbers known as hashes that are then verified using programs running within the network.
Consensus-based systems are an efficient method for protecting blockchain ledgers from malicious users or hackers who could potentially alter its contents, leading to fraudulent transactions. Furthermore, having a reliable consensus mechanism helps create a more secure and decentralized network – essential in distributed peer-to-peer environments.
The ideal consensus mechanism should be open and accessible to everyone on the network, without needing special software installation. Furthermore, a secure consensus should have an ability to verify data inputs and outputs so as to guarantee its validity and dependability.
The best consensus algorithms are straightforward to implement, such as Proof of Work (PoW). Furthermore, these more efficient and cost-effective options rival Proof of Stake (PoS). A PoW algorithm works like a lottery that selects an exclusive group of pre-approved participants to verify blocks and transactions.
The LO3 Energy Inc invention works as followsA system for the cryptographically-secure, autonomous control of devices comprising, connected to or remotely operating devices in an electrically powered network and the transaction of the benefits, costs or value created by or transacted through the devices in this electrically powered network.
Background for Use blockchain-based distributed consensus control to ensure compliance
Secure, automated control of distributed electricity and computation systems is crucial to the growth of the global economy. SCADA, IEEE 1547, IEC 61850 and other IP-based smart grid control system are susceptible to cyber security attacks, physical attacks, or malicious operators within their network. There is a growing market for consumer-owned smart grid technologies, distributed power resources, and powerful computation systems that allow for peer-to-peer, sharing-economy-based control and payments to produce, curtail, use, or benefit from smart grid devices. These and other smart grid assets can be integrated to improve reliability, resiliency and flexibility of our electric delivery system as well as the efficiency of our economy.
Many of the latest advances in smart grid tech are built on the foundations of two-way communication (sensing and metering, etc.). Computer processing. Computing is, however, primarily viewed as a tool to perform and achieve these functions and not a new class or distributed resource.
The TransActive Grid (TAG), is a platform, network and control system for TAG elements (TAGe). It is a market-based, peer to-peer settlement, control and registry system for transactions in a distributed, decentralized electric power grid network. It consists of an integrated set smart grid contracts and at least two TAGe.
In general, the inventive aspect of the subject matter described here can be found in methods that include the act to receive, by a Self-executing Contract, settlement information from at minimum two nodes within a network. The network comprises a plurality nodes, each of which has at least one physical component as well as at least one control element. Each node is designed to transact independently with all other nodes in the plurality. These methods also include validating the current state of a public leadger. These methods also include the act to generate fulfillment information using the settlement information received. This method includes contributing to an updated public ledger by using fulfillment information.
Particular embodiments can be made of the subject matter described here to achieve one or more of these advantages. The advantages of using the same statement to validate data in an interface and to store data in a database is that there are fewer programs to develop and maintain. This reduces the costs of developing, testing and maintaining computer programs or applications.
The above-mentioned embodiments and others can optionally include one or several of the following features. Fulfillment information can identify an exchange of at most one of benefits, goods or services for value. Each node may have at most one token. Each token can be a value and an external node will be excluded from the network based upon the number of tokens that the external node has. The reputation value of each node can be included in settlement information. Fulfillment information could be based at least partially on the physical distance between nodes.
In general, another innovative aspect of the subject matter described in the specification includes a system for the cryptographically-secure, automatic or autonomous control of devices comprising, connected to or remotely operating devices in an electrically powered network and the transaction of the benefits, costs or value created by or transacted through the devices in this electrically powered network.
The system could include one or more the following features. Devices comprising, connected to or remotely operating an electric electrically powered network may operate as a node in the network of devices which functions to cryptographically-secure the operation of the network. A network can be used to host autonomous, self-executing contract. This allows devices to operate on the network and simultaneously transfer the benefits, costs, or value generated by device operation among nodes. An immutable, append only, public ledger may record the results of autonomously executed contracts. This database contains all transactions that took place on the network. This database could be stored on a distributed network of devices. This ledger and database can be independent from any one node in the network. The network can ensure that the public ledger is cryptographically secured, independent, decentralized, autonomous, and independent. Self-executing contracts and other functions are independent of each node in the network. The network allows the creation and execution of self-executing, autonomous contracts that control devices or transactions. A token may be created from the various benefits, costs, or value that the system or network creates. This token represents the potential attributes of benefits, costs, or value, which can be combined with other tokens. This token represents any value that may be assigned to participants in the network, who might wish to transact certain characteristics of the devices.
The accompanying drawings and description below detail one or more embodiments (or both) of the subject matter described here. The claims, drawings, and description will reveal other features, aspects, or advantages to the subject matter.
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FIG. “FIG.5” 5 shows a distributed heat recuperation system that includes a controller, which is designed to control the computation and heat recovery processes at multiple heat recovery sites.
FIG. “FIG.7 illustrates an example of both a portable computing device and a computing device that can be used for the implementation of the technique described herein.
A utility grid can use an autonomous, distributed control system. The control system can be used to transact any type or value between peers on a utility grid. It is redundant, scalable and resilient, auditable and secure. The control system is composed of TAG elements, which are nodes that create a network. This network is called a TAG network and can be operated autonomously or in an automated manner. In some implemetantations, the network uses an open-source, cryptographically-secure, decentralized application platform of control that is built on blockchain technology. Blockchain technology can create a secure ledger which records all transactions and events that take place on the network. The network’s memory can store a blockchain ledger. The blockchain ledger is a distributed database that can be used to ensure transactions on the network are not double-counted. It also makes it transparent, auditable and unrepudiable over the life of the network. The blockchain ledger might be permissioned in some cases. Permissioned blockchains can include an access control layer within the block chain nodes. The access control layer requires permissions for an entity to read or write information on the blockchain. This access control layer can also limit who can participate in consensus mechanisms or who can create smart contracts.
The network platform can be turned-complete, allowing the creation and execution distributed applications. Once created, these applications are independent from individual nodes on the network. This allows for security and autonomy. Smart Grid Contracts are one type of distributed application. Smart grid contracts are able to live on the network and execute themselves. They can also be independent from individual nodes. The TAG network has strong cryptographic primitives that ensure the smart grid contracts are protected once they have been created and deployed. This allows for distributed applications to be protected by a network of TAG elements. Only a small number of these TAG elements can take malicious action. One embodiment of security ensures that successful attacks on the network are cost-prohibitive. This is because failure to attack the network could result in exclusion from participation. This allows distributed applications to operate devices securely without being affected by actors or forces outside of the network. As each new node to the network is required to operate within the network’s secure parameters or excluded from the network, the network functions in a self-reliant and selfish manner. An excluded node may be prohibited from processing transactions, committing smart contracts information or adding transaction information to the blockchain.
Distributed apps manage devices that are connected to the network in an encrypted, autonomous and auditable way. The network’s TAG elements are embedded or securely connected to devices that connect to or comprise a utility grid. TAG elements are used to locate, identify, control, monitor and validate any utility grid device’s value.
A TAG token allows any device that is connected to a TAG elements to trade in a peer-2-peer manner. TAG tokens can represent any value that can easily be quantified in order to transact benefit across the network in peer-to-peer mode. Every TAG token can be identified uniquely on the network. The blockchain records the history of each TAG token’s creation and transactions. It is also fractionalized to show the different types and amounts of value that can be traded across the network.Click here to view the patent on Google Patents.