They can be stolen, forged and even eliminated from the file systems where they are stored. Such are NFTs, those certificates of authenticity for digital assets for which enormous amounts are being paid in some cases. Ensuring their security is both a nightmare and a marvellous opportunity.
After the Second World War, machines that broke the codes between both adversaries became necessary. Now, more than eight decades later, Hungary hosts a conference where the past, present and future of encrypted messages or cryptology are analysed.
Cryptoassets, particularly bitcoin, have attracted the interest of institutional investors. They have become an increasingly sophisticated market that requires comprehensive and complex security solutions.
This digital representation of an asset or service, issued by any type of entity, paves the way for a new economic activity that still has many challenging issues that have to be addressed, such as regulatory compliance and tax regulation.