Blockchain technology has the power to restructure society for the better. Hence, without paying heed to the current value of tokens underlying them, it is imperative to go over some important blockchain innovations everyone needs in 2018. Securing Identity: Today, the possibility of faking information and identity theft is emphasizing the...
Over the next two years, enterprises are expected to ramp up their efforts to test blockchain technology as part of a new method of establishing trust in a digital economy. New research from consultancy Deloitte LLP shows a "trust economy" is now developing around person-to-person (P2P) transactions enabled by blockchain...
Blockchain, which is the technology and electronic ledger behind the leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin, and Hashgraph wants to jockey for a position in that role in the cryptocurrency scene. There is certainly a lot of hype surrounding this latest technology, but does Hashgraph really have the potential to overtake the stalwart blockchain? Mance Harmon,...
The first two eras of the internet During the first era of the internet — from the 1980s through the early 2000s — internet services were built on open protocols that were controlled by the internet community. This meant that people or organizations could grow their internet presence knowing the rules of the game wouldn’t...
Air New Zealand is partnering with Swiss company Winding Tree to explore the use of blockchain in its business. The airline is also investing in the company through a token sale, scheduled for January, according to a Reuters report. Such sales, or initial coin offerings, enable blockchain start-ups to raise funds without...
On the off chance that you need a brisk lift to your organisation's share price, including "blockchain" to your name will work – at least for some time. In spite of a droop in cryptographic currencies that has wiped more than 50 percent off the estimation of bitcoin since December,...
What is the blockchain exactly? A big ponzi scheme or an opportunity and a new technology that we can all use to transform society? Depends on who you're asking, but a good starting point is to disassociate crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin from blockchain, the underlying data structure and related protocols. One...
The French government opened the way on Friday for trading unlisted securities using blockchain digital ledgers with the adoption of new rules aimed at improving Paris' image as a center for financial innovation. The new rules mean that banks and fintech companies can set up blockchain platforms where unlisted securities...
The Austrian government is throwing its weight behind a new blockchain research effort aimed at developing business applications of the technology. The new Research Institute for Cryptoeconomy will be headquartered at the University of Vienna. On Dec. 5, a gathering of over 500 people met at the new research outfit,...
Japanese IT firm Fujitsu has revealed a new payments technology that connects different blockchains to enable exchanges and payments with various cryptocurrencies. In an announcement yesterday, Japan’s largest IT firm revealed details of ‘ConnectionChain’, described as a security technology to securely connect multiple blockchains to make them interoperable to the extent of...