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Blockchain and related cryptographically secure ledger technologies

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What is blockchain technology?

Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin has garnered most of the media coverage and hype to date, but keep your eye on blockchain – this new technology is poised to change IT in much the same way open-source software did a quarter century ago....

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Solving a blockchain conundrum: Biometrics could recover lost encryption keys

While blockchain holds the promise of creating a secure global network over which anyone can exchange data for a myriad of business or personal transactions, the encryption behind the distributed ledger also means if you lose your...

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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.

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De Beers and other jewelry industry giants create blockchains to verify gems

The world's major jewelry and gem businesses are deploying a blockchain electronic ledgers that will verify the origins of their products, all the way from the mines to the retail cases.

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Mingis on Tech: Lessons from RSA 2018

This year's RSA security conference focused on a variety of cybersecurity topics – everything from blockchain to the looming GDPR rules. CSO's Steve Ragan was there and offers insights on what mattered most at the show.

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Mingis on Tech: Reflections on RSA 2018

This year's RSA security conference focused on a variety of cybersecurity topics – everything from blockchain to the looming GDPR rules. CSO's Steve Ragan was there and offers insights on what he learned.

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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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SEC decision on Ethereum cryptocurrency could affect others funded by ICOs

The SEC is scrutinizing Ether, second only to bitcoin in value, to determine if it should be considered a security; the decision could affect other digital currencies launched through initial coin offerings.

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Will blockchain run afoul of GDPR? (Yes and no)

The immutable nature of blockchain networks could break Europe's new GDPR rules. But when implemented properly, the distributed ledger technology could also be part of the solution for compliance.

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The way blockchain-based cryptocurrencies are governed could soon change

Proof of Work algorithms, which govern how bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies run, have proven slow and costly. So developers are eyeing a faster and more efficient algorithm: Proof of Stake.

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Blockchain moves into top spot for hottest job skills

Blockchain development is now the hottest skill in the freelance job market, growing more than 6,000% since this time last year and putting it on pace to be the new “cloud” of the 21st Century, according to a new report.

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Why a Walmart VP had a ‘religious conversion’ to blockchain

Frank Yiannas, Walmart’s vice president in charge of food safety, detailed the revolutionary benefits of the electronic ledger technology at MIT's 'Business of Blockchain' conference.

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Is the U.S. headed toward a cashless economy through blockchain?

The Fed and other nations' central banks are exploring the creation of state-backed digital currencies that would allow consumers and businesses to have digital wallets from which they could buy, sell and trade.

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N.Y. AG's scrutiny of cryptocurrencies unlikely to stymie a thriving industry

The New York Attorney General's office is looking into the practices and policies of cryptocurrency exchanges; experts say any ensuing regulation will likely protect investors while allowing the marketplace to continue growing.

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How blockchain could solve the internet privacy problem

Blockchain, with its encrypted and immutable record, will eventually be used create universal digital identities, filled with information that only we will control and that will link back to the issuing banks, governments or even...

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Technologies that will disrupt business in 2018

From artificial intelligence to augmented reality, these dozen disruptive technologies and trends will begin driving how business gets done at forward-thinking organizations this year.

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Q&A: Could blockchain professionalize Gmail?

Florian Bersier, CEO and founder of Gmelius, talks about his new email service and how blockchain can make a difference.

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Advice from a CISO: Blockchain still searching for its tipping point

CISOs are the business leaders everyone wants to hear from. So do they have to say? Mike Turner, Chief Information Security Officer at Capgemini, shares his views on why 'blockchain is on every CISO’s shopping list.'

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