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This Week in Open Source: Microsoft's Open Source Lovefest, Adobe Flash Looks for Open Source Lifeboat & More

This week in Linux and open source, Microsoft's new CNCF membership represents the company's ongoing love for open source, Adobe Flash is the subject of enthusiast rescue mission, and much more 1) Microsoft continues its Linux lovefest with new CNCF membership. Microsoft Further Pledges Linux...
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Hijacking Bitcoin: Routing Attacks on Cryptocurrencies

Hijacking Bitcoin: routing attacks on cryptocurrencies Apostolaki et al., IEEE Security and Privacy 2017 The Bitcoin network has more than 6,000 nodes, responsible for up to 300,000 daily transactions and 16 million bitcoins valued at roughly $17B. Given the amount of money at stake, Bitcoin is an...
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Blockchain’s Weak Spots Pose a Hidden Danger to Users

Technologists, entrepreneurs, and some big companies are busy dreaming up new ways of using the core of Bitcoin—a distributed cryptographic ledger, or blockchain—to reinvent everything from business contracts and health records to carbon credits and new trading platforms (see “Why Bitcoin Could Be...
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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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