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Rookie’s Guide to Ethereum and Blockchain

What is Blockchain? “The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.” -- Don & Alex Tapscott, authors Blockchain Revolution (2016) Blockchain is the digital and...
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Linux And Windows Machines Being Attacked By “Zealot” Campaign To Mine Cryptocurrency

As the cryptocurrency craze is reaching new heights, cybercriminals are looking for new methods to steal digital coins. In the past, we have seen methods like crypto jacking and spearphishing attacks. In a related development, security researchers have found a new malware campaign to mine...
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Blockchains Are Poised to End the Password Era

Blockchain technology can eliminate the need for companies and other organizations to maintain centralized repositories of identifying information, and users can gain permanent control over who can access their data (hence “self-sovereign”), says Drummond Reed, chief trust officer at Evernym, a...
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Is Blockchain the Land of Milk and Honey? 9 Experts Share their Concerns

Can blockchain transform the world? It is already doing that and, according to Chitra Ragavan, the Chief Communications Officer at Gem, a Los Angeles-based blockchain startup and one of our influencers, “blockchain technology has the potential to be transformative not only in the EU but throughout...
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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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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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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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