Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Lucas Mearian covers financial services IT (including blockchain), healthcare IT and enterprise mobile issues (including mobility management, security, hardware and apps).

By 2020, 1-in-5 healthcare orgs will adopt blockchain; here’s why

The state of wireless charging: 2018 and beyond

The state of wireless charging: 2018 and beyond

While direct-contact pads have been the focus of wireless charging lately, the future might actually be more ethereal. Literally.

15 wireless chargers for Apple's iPhone X

15 wireless chargers for Apple's iPhone X

Thinking about wireless charging now that the iPhone supports it? We've compiled a list of Qi-enabled chargers that will pair perfectly with Apple's top-end phone, as well as the iPhone 8 or 8+ and various Android devices.

Overstock.com puts a lot of stock in blockchain

Overstock.com puts a lot of stock in blockchain

Four years ago, Overstock.com began accepting bitcoin as a form of payment. It also created a venture capital arm that has invested in a dozen companies using bitcoin's underlying technology to create a new trust model.

Blockchain, chatbots, and AI could reinvent corporate finance

Blockchain, chatbots, and AI could reinvent corporate finance

Over the next several years, CFOs and their finance organizations will be able to tap three key technologies to make their business processes better, faster and less expensive.

Google to offer blockchain as part of cloud service

Google to offer blockchain as part of cloud service

Google has joined a growing number of cloud service providers who are offering blockchain to enterprises.

How to decide whether to deploy blockchain

How to decide whether to deploy blockchain

At a Forrester Research tech conference this week, principal analysts and the IT director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston talked about how to deploy blockchain and who should consider doing so.

Oracle rolls out its own blockchain service

Oracle rolls out its own blockchain service

Oracle joins IBM, SAP, and Microsoft in offering blockchain-as-a-service for companies hoping to deploy the distributed ledger technology without the expenses associated with embracing the technology in-house.

Here come the first blockchain smartphones: What you need to know

Here come the first blockchain smartphones: What you need to know

Two companies are planning to soon launch smartphones with native blockchain capabilities that will allow users to trade digital tokens and store them offline.

Delaware to test blockchain-based business filing system

Delaware to test blockchain-based business filing system

The state envisions a blockchain network that lets firms incorporating in Delaware automate business processes and will allow regulators and investors to track stocks and assets in real time.

As bitcoin values slide, high-end GPU prices drop, too

As bitcoin values slide, high-end GPU prices drop, too

The price of specialized graphics processors – lapped up in recent years by cryptocurrency miners to power their rigs – are falling in tandem with a sharp drop in digital token values.

The top 3 disruptive FinTech technologies to watch in 2018

The top 3 disruptive FinTech technologies to watch in 2018

FinTech will benefit from three technologies that are expected to expand the usefulness of big data, offer more secure and responsive applications and exponentially grow computational performance.

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