November 21, 2021
Book Chapter

Blockchain Applications for Nuclear Safeguards


This chapter discusses the benefits and challenges of using distributed ledger technology (DLT) for international nuclear safeguards purposes. The chap-ter introduces the international safeguards system and the role of the Inter-national Atomic Energy Agency. The chapter describes the evolution of the safeguards system, the IAEA’s core functions and the technical objectives it seeks to achieve. The chapter explains the benefits and drawbacks of deploying DLT for safeguards and presents potential use cases where the technology could be deployed. It ends with a description of the international com-munity’s current perspectives on deployment.

Published: November 21, 2021


Frazar S.L. 2021. "Blockchain Applications for Nuclear Safeguards." In Blockchain for International Security. Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications. 23-36. Cham:Springer. PNNL-SA-162156. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-86240-4_3