Further to this, Copenhagen Atomics has three vital tools needed for the blockchain to operate and interconnect with the real world:
1) A way of analysing the exact content of the salt at any time during the MSB operation. Up to 1,000 isotopes will be tracked, their decay and transformation recorded on the blockchain. This is achieved using LIBS – Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy.
2) The ability to clean the salt online, on a continuous basis, removing reaction inhibiting isotopes. Recording this activity on the blockchain provides transparency and accountability.
3) MSB operating and control software – essential for linking all elements of the fuel management system, combining the first two points above and feeding the blockchain with the necessary information to maintain its integrity.
Hence The Thorium Salt Network was born.
Here’s the principles being pioneered and their progress by Copenhagen Atomics as explained by Thomas Jam Pedersen, Dr Thomas Steenburg, and Aslak Stubsgaard, all of whom are core members of the blockchain project: