OneSpan unveils quantum-safe blockchain storage

OneSpan unveils quantum-safe blockchain storage Duncan is an award-winning technology industry analyst, specialising in cloud computing, blockchain, martech and edge computing.


OneSpan, a digital agreements security company, has announced a unique new capability to its market-leading e-signature solution, OneSpan Sign, to give organisations a better way to safeguard the provenance of a document against emerging security threats.

The newest addition to OneSpan’s portfolio, Trust Vault, helps guarantee the integrity and long-term viability of documents on immutable storage based on blockchain technology, throughout the lifetime of the document.

With recent technology developments related to AI and the rise of quantum computing, it’s increasingly clear that the integrity of digital agreements is under attack, leading to data loss, manipulation, identity or asset theft, and legal consequences for an organisation. Today’s existing e-signature and general cloud storage solutions cannot guarantee the authenticity of documents over extended periods of time. OneSpan Trust Vault combines traditional digital signatures with blockchain technology to create quantum-safe proofs. These quantum-safe blockchain transactions prove the origin date and integrity of the digital agreements and are not dependent on private keys that might be leaked or hacked.  OneSpan’s Trust Vault capability is a leading solution that can provide long-term evidence of the authenticity of valuable agreements and transactions.

Matthew Moynahan, president and CEO at OneSpan, said: “As we head towards the impending era of quantum computing, the foundation of any business will be dependent on the legitimacy and authenticity of digital transactions. As contracts evolve from document-based to whatever future form they take, any binding agreement must be secure and stand up in a court of law.

“Today’s launch of OneSpan’s Trust Vault underscores our continuous innovation to provide secure, compliant, and frictionless digital agreements and transactions.  OneSpan is uniquely positioned to anticipate and address emerging customer needs to best support the lifeblood of their business.”

Thanks to its blockchain foundation, Trust Vault is a decentralised digital storage solution, which means that trust extends beyond OneSpan.Trust Vault serves all industries to help organisations meet compliance, regulatory, and chain of custody requirements for any document requiring additional layers of protection.

Trust Vault is differentiated by its key features and benefits, including:

  • Irrefutable origin date: Knowing the exact date of origin or creation of a document with irrefutable certainty instills trust in the document’s authenticity. This is crucial for legal, financial, and regulatory purposes, as it eliminates doubts about the document’s age and history.
  • End-to-end audit trail: Every user action of the transaction is meticulously tracked and made accessible through the platform. This helps organisations meet regulatory compliance requirements and demonstrates a commitment to transparency and accountability.
  • Robust tamper detection and prevention: Organisations can maintain the integrity of their documents with confidence, knowing that any attempt at tampering will be promptly detected. This is essential for ensuring the accuracy and reliability of valuable documents.
  • Automated workflows: Organisations can ensure that every step in the signing and storage process is embedded in the workflow which leads to reduced human error and also saves time.

Earlier this year, OneSpan acquired ProvenDB, expanding its high-assurance digital agreement offerings and gaining secure storage capabilities, leveraging blockchain in the process.  With today’s announcement, OneSpan is highlighting its first capability leveraging blockchain for documents that require the highest levels of assurance.

“As long-time partners of ProvenDB and users of Trust Vault, we are excited to see the integration of Trust Vault into the OneSpan portfolio,” said Christian Hasker, CMO at Swirlds Labs, driving adoption of the highly scalable, secure and energy efficient Hedera blockchain.

“AI, quantum computing, and other emerging technologies are creating unprecedented challenges to the trustworthiness of all forms of digital information, including digital agreements.  No one security vendor can do it all, but some are clearly leading the pack. We believe that OneSpan Sign combined with Trust Vault will set a new standard for individuals and enterprises relying on the long-term viability and integrity of digital agreements and e-signatures.”   

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