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Jim Zemlin
Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin described how the role of the foundation is to create sustainable commercial ecosystems around open source projects in his talk at Open Source Leadership Summit 2017.

How The Linux Foundation is Advancing Next-Gen Internet Infrastructure

The breadth of the The Linux Foundation (affectionately known as The LF) is often overlooked due to its eponymous name. However, what may not be apparent to the layman is that The LF is providing a true foundation for the next generation of Internet infrastructure by cultivating the biggest shared...
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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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AmEx Joins JPMorgan, IBM in Hyperledger Blockchain Effort

American Express Co. is elbowing its way into the crowded blockchain party. The biggest credit-card issuer by purchases has signed on to the Hyperledger Project, a industry group of more than 100 membersdeveloping blockchain technology for corporate use. The digital ledger known for underpinning ...
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A Complete Beginner's Guide To Blockchain

A blockchain is a distributed database, meaning that the storage devices for the database are not all connected to a common processor.  It maintains a growing list of ordered records, called blocks. Each block has a timestamp and a link to a previous block. Cryptography ensures that users can only...
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Davos 2017: China Unites 25 Countries to Establish Global Blockchain Business Council

...The national representatives provided their progress in blockchain research in detail and reached initial consensus in the fields of global blockchain teaching, business cooperation, standard synergy, and governmental communications on the first conference of GBBC. In industry, the layout of...
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Sweden's Blockchain Land Registry to Begin Testing in March

A public-private effort in Sweden to record land titles on a blockchain is set to begin public testing this March. Spearheaded by the Swedish National Land Survey and blockchain startup ChromaWay, the project was revealed in June to have support from consulting firm Kairos Future and telephone...
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Roll up your sleeves
Time to roll up our sleeves and make sure Linux is trustworthy-- even after years or growth and adoption, says Steven J. Vaughan- Nichols. (Photo courtesy of Ben Garney.)

This Week in Open Source News: Mark Shuttleworth Talks Business Models, OSS Trustworthiness Requires Work, & More

This week in Linux and open source headlines, Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth opens up about spawning new opportunities with the interoperability of various areas of OSS, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols urges the Linux community to roll up their sleeves in 2017, and more! Read on to stay on the forefront...
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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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