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How to integrate blockchain with legacy systems (and whether you should)

Blockchain is not middleware meant to tie into existing legacy systems, but there are methods for automating the flow of data from ERP systems to a distributed ledger technology. First, though, you should figure out if you even need...

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Mingis on Tech: As blockchain hype cools, a 'trough of disillusionment' for 2019?

A year ago, blockchain aficionados were all but declaring the distributed ledger technology would be bigger than the internet. Maybe so, but not yet. So where does blockchain go from here?

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Mingis on Tech: Blockchain – after the hype and into the real world

In 2018, blockchain boosters touted the distributed ledger technology as a game-changer. Maybe so, but not yet. Here's how it evolved last year and where it's going in 2019.

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Blockchain craze helps push up related salaries

Blockchain developers are commanding a salary premium for their services as the distributed ledger technology has heated up in the enterprise IT marketplace over the past year, but it's also spurring job growth in related fields as...

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Top 4 enterprise tech trends to watch in 2019

Security, AI, cloud computing and blockchain are all expected to see significant advances this year.

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How blockchain may kill the password

Blockchain technology is being piloted as the basis for self-sovereign identities, which can eliminate user names and passwords for logging into corporate sites or verify sensitive information such as income for purposes of a loan...

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Blockchain in 2019 and beyond: 5 predictions

After a year where cryptocurrencies lost 80% of their value, and the hype around blockchain as a panacea for business transaction problems has cooled, 2019 will be a year of building real-world solutions.

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LinkedIn: 'Blockchain developer' is the No. 1 emerging job

Echoing a number of similar reports this year, the career and professional social site says listings for blockchain developers have exploded. The reason: continued interest in cryptocurrency.

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Real estate blockchain set to go live in early '19

New York-based ShelterZoom is going live soon with its blockchain-based real estate offer-and-acceptance application; it's one of several ways companies are testing out the distributed ledger technology.

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Blockchain: What’s it good for? Absolutely nothing, report finds

Blockchain has entered Gartner's 'Trough of Disillusionment' as a new report cites dozens of purported success stories that turned out to be failures.

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Sirin to launch its first blockchain-enabled smartphone

The Swiss-based company said the phone will not only act as a cold-storage crypto wallet, but also give users a secure means of communicating with others.

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Ohio becomes the first state to accept bitcoin for tax payments

Ohio businesses can now use the cryptocurrency to pay their taxes and view the transactions in real time online via a transparent blockchain ledger.

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W. Va. says mobile voting via blockchain went smoothly

West Virginia's Secretary of State said the technology, first tried out in this year's mid-term election by a small group of voters, is not just a trend. It's 'the future.'

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Indeed.com: Blockchain job interest (and postings) dip as bitcoin loses steam

Data from job-search site Indeed shows interest in those with blockchain development skills, including the creation of cryptocurrencies, has waned as bitcoin's value – and the hype around it – has fallen over the past year.

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Microsoft launches blockchain development kit

Microsoft's new software development kit aims to allow businesses to create distributed ledger technology for specific use cases and to aid integration of the technology with existing data and legacy systems.

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Blockchain 2019: How crypto will convert cash, property into digital assets

While they're still nascent, new start-ups are launching that allow users to convert cash, property and digital assets into cryptocurrency that can be tracked and kept in a blockchain immutable record. But there are also some tall...

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Seagate is testing a blockchain ledger to track hard drives

Seagate and IBM have partnered to build a blockchain distributed ledger to track tens of millions of hard drives as they move through the supply chain from array manufacturers to technology integrators.

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Coming soon: Public blockchains for private business data

Ernst & Young has created a public blockchain prototype it plans to launch in 2019 that lets companies transact with any number of partners in an open network while protecting the privacy of each participant and their data.

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