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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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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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Web Pioneer Tries to Incubate a Second Digital Revolution

Brian Behlendorf knows it’s a cliché for veteran technologists like himself to argue that society could be run much better if we just had the right software. He believes it anyway. “I’ve been as frustrated as anybody in technology about how broken the world seems,” he says. “Corruption or...
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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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The Blockchain Created By Ethereum's Fork is Forking Now

A blockchain that was born out of the rejection of a contentious technical change is on the cusp of making a decision some argue contradicts its core values. That's the situation the developers behind ethereum classic face ahead of a hard fork expected to be enacted on its blockchain on 25th...
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Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project, explains everything you need to know about blockchain, Hyperledger, and other amazing new technologies in his LinuxCon North America keynote.

Hyperledger -- The Source of Truth

Well, here we go again with yet another new technology with a name that doesn't tell us much about what it is: Hyperledger. Hyperledger is related to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and blockchains... but, what are these things? They sound like science fiction: I have plenty of Bitcoins, so let's go splurge on...
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