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What Is Distributed Ledger Technology?

  While the concept of distributed ledgers has been around for a long while, it wasn’t until in recent years that it became a reality. The most popular implementation of distributed ledgers is blockchain, the technology that supports cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum. Blockchain uses...
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Brian Behledorf
Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project, has been named one of the top 10 influential voices in the blockchain world by the New York Times.

Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf Named as Top Blockchain Influencer by New York Times

Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project, has been named one of the top 10 influential voices in the blockchain world, in a New York Times commentary titled “The People Leading the Blockchain Revolution.” Blockchain technology—which encompasses smart...
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The Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin

Blockchain technologies have been made popular by the creation of bitcoin, but how exactly can a blockchain benefit an enterprise? A blockchain provides an immutable store of facts. This model delivers significant value in the face of regulatory oversight by providing irrevocable proof that...
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Hyperledger Member Summit

Hyperledger ​Member ​Summit ​is ​the ​premier ​event ​of ​the ​year ​for ​our ​community, ​bringing ​all ​our ​stakeholders ​together ​face-to-face ​to ​learn ​and ​collaborate ​with ​each ​other, ​across ​both ​technical ​and ​business ​topics. If your organization is not yet a Member and you are...
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What Is a Blockchain?

So, what is a blockchain? It's a complicated question because the inventor of Bitcoin, the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, didn't use the term in the original Bitcoin paper. For many, “the blockchain” is nothing more than a shorthand for "how Bitcoin works." But more usefully, the blockchain is a...
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Aaron Symanski
Openness ensures scalability, accessibility, resiliency, and innovation, said Change Healthcare’s Aaron Symanski at Open Source Leadership Summit.

Changing Healthcare with Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology is heralded to become a broadly disruptive force in the coming years. According to a Forbes story, blockchain is already revolutionizing contracts, payment processing, asset protection, and supply chain management. However, partly due to the industry’s emphasis on records,...
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While some companies are looking at blockchain’s future impact, the technology is changing our world right now.

Blockchain Technology: From Davos to Daily Life, Its Impact is Here

Headlines frequently herald how blockchain technology will revolutionize financial services markets, but blockchain will also have a transformative impact on everything from the food industry to healthcare. While some companies are looking at blockchain’s future impact, the technology is changing...
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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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5 Ways Blockchain Can Accelerate Open Organizations

Blockchain makes running an organization less costly. In the process, it introduces revolutionary degrees of transparency, inclusivity, and adaptability. In an effort to not only understand blockchain itself, but also to discover the ways adopting it could change our approach to organizing today, I...
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Beyond Bitcoin: Oracle, IBM Prepare Blockchains for Industrial Use

There’s been a lot of talk recently about blockchains beyond its original use for supporting Bitcoin. Earlier this year, we covered a session in London where the takeaway from the panel was there are too many problems to be solved. But that was in February, and a lot has changed since then. Judging...
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