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IBM Building Blockchain Ecosystem

IBM believes blockchain technology, with its capability to create an essentially immutable ledger of digital events, will alter the way whole industries conduct transactions. To make that happen, Big Blue asserts, requires a complete ecosystem of industry players working together. To that end, IBM...
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In a free webinar to be held Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. Pacific, guest speaker Dan O’Prey, CMO of Digital Asset Holdings, will provide an overview of blockchain technology and the Hyperledger Project at The Linux Foundation.

Free Linux Foundation Webinar on Hyperledger: Blockchain Technologies for Business

You may have heard about the world-changing potential of blockchains -- the technology behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. But what are they exactly? And why are companies clamoring to use and develop blockchain technologies? “It’s not too outlandish to think that in five years...
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Move Over Bitcoin, The Blockchain Is Only Just Getting Started

It's easy to think we've reached peak Bitcoin, but the blockchain at the heart of cryptocurrencies contains the seeds of something revolutionary. The blockchain is a decentralised electronic ledger with duplicate copies on thousands of computers around the world. It cannot be altered...
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3 Reasons Hyperledger Has Blockchain's Best Development Model

Zaki Manian is the founder of Skuchain, a startup seeking to bring cryptographic trust to the supply chain. In this opinion piece, Manian argues that Hyperledger offers the best development model for the permissioned blockchain industry, and that attempts to use public networks for business-to-...
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Blockchain Adoption Faster Than Expected

A study released last week by IBM indicates that blockchain adoption by financial institutions is on the rise and beating expectations. This is good news for IBM, which is betting big on the database technology that was brought to prominence by Bitcoin. Yesterday, Big Blue announced that it has...
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Watch the First Episode of New Series Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain

We have a new series launching this week called Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain. The six-episode series examines the rise of Bitcoin and the tech that allows it to operate.  The first episode will answer all your questions about the Bitcoin platform and how it works. Why did futurists...
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Blockchain Just Made Some New Friends in Congress

Meet the Blockchain Caucus. Boy, has blockchain become respectable. It wasn’t long ago that the face of the technology, which powers the crypto-currency bitcoin, was libertarians and drug dealers. Today, it’s the banking industry and members of Congress. On Monday, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Co) and Rep...
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Unpicking the Gordian Knot Around Blockchain Patents

Earliest mentions of the term “bitcoin” in patent titles and abstracts date back to around 2009, while the term “blockchain” begins to appear in patent titles from around 2011. As of June 22, 2016, there were 492 published patent families directed to the theme of blockchain and 192 relating to...
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Is An Editable Blockchain the Future of Finance?

The consultancy firm Accenture is patenting a system that would allow an administrator to make changes to information stored in a blockchain. In an interview with the Financial Times (paywall), Accenture’s global head of financial services, Richard Lumb, said that the development was about “...
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How Blockchain Will Grow Beyond Bitcoin

Since its advent in 2009, bitcoin’s decentralized, broker-less and secure mechanism to send money across the world has steadily risen in popularity and adoption. Of equal — if not greater — importance is the blockchain, the technology that supports the cryptocurrency, the distributed ledger which...
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