Multi-party computation (MPC) allows for parties to calculate outputs without sharing individual inputs. Think of an election: Everyone wants to know the results, but the votes need to remain private. From an original use case involving the sugar beet industry in Denmark to contributions in areas including opioid drug abuse, pay equity, medical data sharing and more, MPC appears to be an increasingly valuable cryptographic tool. Related start-ups are launching, academic papers are proliferating and many businesses are taking note, or should, if they haven’t already done so. For more, please take a look at Kazuhiro Gomi’s latest article in Forbes.