In brief

  • The US Space Force has awarded blockchain firm Xage with a cybersecurity contract.
  • Xage's security protocol will decentralize USSF data systems to ensure maximum uptime and security.
  • the partnership could prove astronomical for blockchain tech adoption.

Blockchain-centric cybersecurity firm Xage has secured a contract to create a decentralized end-to-end protection protocol for the US space force (USSF).

The CyberSec firm will be engaged in securing data across the USSF's military and civilian assets, with a solution geared to enable granular identity-based verification for access to any USSF system. This includes systems deployed both on earth and in space, regardless of their generation.

"By protecting data across a diverse architecture, commercial operators, and multiple parties, the USSF can create trusted situational awareness in real time, and block various dangerous spoofing or command intrusion attacks," said a press release.

Originally an arm of the US Air Force, the UFFS became an independent organization at the end of last year. With a mandate to protect the interests of the US in space and accelerate the development of new military space capabilities, the UFFS demands a robust security system.   

Per Xage, the blockchain-protected protocol will distribute and decentralize UFFS data ensuring against single points of failure. As such, even in the case of compromised or disconnected ground resources, UFFS satellites in space will continue to function.

"The USSF requires decentralized enforcement of security to establish space domain resilience and objective situational awareness––across every asset and data element," Xage CEO Duncan Greatwood said, in a statement. "We built the Xage solution to serve the needs of complex critical infrastructure systems, and are excited to bring the Xage solution to the Space Force in the form of a blockchain-protected space system security," he added.

It's one small step for man, one giant leap for blockchain.