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How Safe Are Blockchains? It Depends.

To understand the inherent security risks in blockchain technology, it’s important to understand the difference between public and private blockchains. One of the first decisions to make when establishing a private blockchain is about the network architecture of the system. Blockchains achieve...
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A Brief History of Blockchain

We’re now in the midst of another quiet revolution: blockchain, a distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of ordered records, called “blocks.” Consider what’s happened in just the past 10 years: The first major blockchain innovation was bitcoin, a digital currency...
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Blockchain: A New Hope, or Just Hype?

Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin may have captured the public’s fancy – and also engendered a healthy dose of skepticism — but it is their underlying technology that is proving to be of practical benefit to organizations: the blockchain. Many industries are exploring its benefits and testing its...
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Blockchain: The Invisible Technology That's Changing the World

Blockchain isn't a household buzzword, like the cloud or the Internet of Things. It's not an in-your-face innovation you can see and touch as easily as a smartphone or a package from Amazon. But when it comes to our digital lives—every digital transaction; exchange of value, goods and services; or...
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2017's Big Question: Who Pays for the Blockchain?

2016 saw the rise of the blockchain evangelist. Not since the heady dotcom days have we seen so many experts hyping a new technology. But, amid the hype, little attention has been paid to an important question. Who pays for the blockchain? This consideration is especially important to anyone...
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IBM Helps Developers Speed Up the Creation of Blockchain Networks

According to a recent report by Research and Markets, the blockchain technology market is skyrocketing: it estimates that the market will grow from $210.2 million in 2016 to $2,312.5 million by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 61.5 percent. Although the author acknowledges that “...
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Blythe Masters Talks 'Tipping Point' for Business Blockchain Adoption

Blythe Masters may be helping to lead an industry-wide shift in the development of blockchain tech, but that doesn't mean her startup isn't experiencing its own changes as well. No longer content with building tools that have the potential to make industry more transparent and streamlined, Masters...
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5 Enterprise-Related Things You Can Do with Blockchain Technology Today

Diamonds. Bitcoin. Pork. If you think you've spotted the odd one out, think again: All three are things you can track using blockchain technologies today. Blockchains are distributed, tamper-proof, public ledgers of transactions, brought to public attention by the cryptocurrency bitcoin, which is...
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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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