On their recent build conference, Microsoft presented ‘Azure Confidential Ledger’:
I must admit, that I understand only half of it, but the overall concept seems to create a storage that makes sure data is tamper-proof, immutable and transactions are verifiable and traceable.
For that Microsoft uses a blockchain as a ledger.
Microsoft has sketched out some use cases:
Confidential Ledger appeals to use cases where critical metadata records must not be modified, including in perpetuity for regulatory compliance and archival purposes. Here are a few examples of things you can store on your Ledger:
- Records relating to your business transactions (for example, money transfers or confidential document edits).
- Updates to trusted assets (for example, core applications or contracts).
- Administrative and control changes (for example, granting access permissions).
- Operational IT and security events (for example, Azure Security Center alerts).
I am wondering, if such an offering would be technically possible and would be interesting and attract potential Storj|DCS customers (public sector, health, security and defense but also media)?
Storj Labs has already many many nodes worldwide which could run the customer blockchains on top of storage in a secure fashion and an ever increasing blockchain would result in additional storage requirements and maybe some egress traffic.