Blockchain and related cryptographically secure ledger technologies

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SEC eyes crackdown on cryptocurrencies

As part of an ongoing regulatory clampdown, the SEC has issued subpoenas and wants info from tech companies issuing cryptocurrencies in the form of ICOs.

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The blockchain market is hot; here's how to learn the skills for it

While most techies who add blockchain to their skillset are versed in programming languages, it’s by no means a prerequisite for learning the technology. Here’s why the blockchain market is hot and how to take advantage of the current...

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What you should know about the Chinese blockchain market

As western businesses focus on the potential in Ethereum and IOTA to deliver smart contracts and the Internet of Things, Chinese equivalents are emerging behind the scenes.

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5 ways blockchain is the new business collaboration tool

While the full potential of blockchain may not be understood by business execs, that's not keeping companies from aggressively exploring how the secure, distributed ledger technology can save time and money.

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IBM sees blockchain as ready for government use

In testimony before a congressional committee, IBM's Jerry Cuomo warned against over-regulation because of cryptocurrency volatility, said the government should embrace the distributed ledger technology and encouraged its use in the...

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Microsoft wants to use blockchain to secure your identity

Microsoft plans to pilot a blockchain-based digital ID platform that would allow users to control access to sensitive online information via an encrypted data hub.

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Governments eye their own blockchain cryptocurrencies

This year will see the maturation of blockchain, as 2017's pilot projects turn into 2018's real-world implementations in a variety of industries. That includes governments, some of whom are now testing cryptocurrencies as fiat money.

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Meet 'Sawtooth,' a new modular platform for building enterprise blockchains

Hyperledger, an open-source community hosted by the Linux Foundation that develops blockchain technology for enterprise use, has unveiled its second modular platform.

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Tech Talk: What's trending for 2018?

The end of passwords may – or may not – be nigh. Blockchain is clearly evolving, as is 'serverless' computing. And our panel remains convinced Apple's HomePod is late to the game.

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Spending on blockchain technology to double this year to $2.1B

Led by financial services, industries are ramping up spending on blockchain distributed ledger technology at unprecedented rates; 2018 will mark the move from pilot programs to real-world rollouts.

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Mingis on Tech: 2018 and the Blockchain bubble

After a raft of pilot programs last year, blockchain continues to evolve. It's now seen as the heart of a new global shipping platform that could save companies billions and the underpinnings for a P2P cloud storage endeavor.

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Blockchain and cryptocurrency may soon underpin cloud storage

Emerging now: P2P networks that use blockchain to manage cloud storage based on the sharing of excess drive and network capacity on PCs and in data centers. Those who share capacity get free storage – and can be paid in cryptocurrency....

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What is blockchain? The most disruptive tech in decades

The distributed ledger technology, better known as blockchain, has the potential to eliminate huge amounts of record-keeping, save money and disrupt IT in ways not seen since the internet arrived.

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Blockchain will be the killer app for supply chain management in 2018

The distributed ledger technology that underpins cryptocurrencies is now poised to disrupt supply chain management – especially in the global shipping industry.

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Maersk, IBM create world's first blockchain-based, electronic shipping platform

Maersk and IBM have devised an end-to-end shipping solution that will give all parties involved in global trade a single view of where cargo is and allow authorities to give electronic approval for its movement.

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How blockchain makes self-sovereign identities possible

Who are you? And who decides you’re really you and can be trusted? The answer, and the systems involved, differ in the real world and online. But blockchain technology could make establishing identity and trust much easier for...

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Ethereum explores a fix for blockchain's performance problem

The Ethereum Foundation is seeking outside developers to help solve a performance issue native to blockchain – its inability to sufficiently scale.

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Befuddled by blockchain? What to consider before diving in

Everest Group looked at what companies should consider before rushing to embrace the much-hyped distributed ledger technology. While some companies could see serious cost-savings, for others, it might be a bust.

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