HPE Will Now Sell ‘Blockchain 2.0’ for Cars, Banks and Planes

HPE Will Now Sell #blockchain 2.0 for Cars, Banks and Planes

  • The new offering, which HPE launches Friday, is billed as “blockchain as a service,” and it’s unique in that it offers major enterprise customers, such as banks, the ability to use the technology on a larger scale than is currently possible with popular blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
  • The company said it would begin selling its Mission Critical distributed ledger technology, or DLT, publicly starting next year, providing the hardware for enterprises that want to run their own blockchain operations or working with clients to implement blockchain in the cloud.
  • HPE’s version, on the other hand, built around the Corda ledger–a bank-suitable blockchain alternative developed by the financial consortium R3–keeps the records private, so parties can only see their transactions with an authorized counterpart.
  • HPE would not name the clients it has landed so far, but other Fortune 500 companies including and last month launched their own blockchains for processing payments without the swipe of a credit card or other traditional means.
  • To make blockchain feasible for airplane data, manufacturers’ supply chain records and potentially central bank payments, though, requires “certain functions that meet a level of mission criticality” including speed and privacy: “You’re betting your business on this distributed ledger thing, this blockchain thing,” Davison says.

“We believe blockchain will be as fundamental to technology as the Internet.”
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Bitcoin hits all time high as controversial ‘hard fork’ called off

  • Bitcoin shot to just shy of $7,900 (£6,000) after a controversial proposal that could have split the cryptocurrency was called off.
  • The currency had been scheduled to undergo a so-called “hard fork”, a change to bitcoin’s code that would have created an offshoot cryptocurrency, and which developers argued was necessary to keep up with the pace of its growth.
  • On Wednesday, proposals to implement the changes were suspended over fears they could divide bitcoin irreparably and damage the cryptocurrency’s growth.
  • Members of leading bitcoin exchanges supporting the “SegWit2x” proposals have signed a letter calling off the upgrade.
  • SegWit2x would have doubled the size of the bitcoin “blocks” on the blockchain, the record of bitcoin transactions, essentially making it easier to process more trades as more people join and trade bitcoin.

Bitcoin shot to just shy of $7,900 (£6,000) after a controversial proposal that could have split the cryptocurrency was called off.
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Bitcoin and Blockchain Are Among the Fastest-Growing Skills Online

#Bitcoin and blockchain are among the fastest-growing skills online

  • Demand for online freelancers who specialize in blockchain and bitcoin-related work surged last quarter, according to data compiled by  Upwork, a website that connects freelancers with employers.
  • The two skills were respectively the second and third fastest-growing skills on Upwork’s platform.
  • Aside from processing transactions for cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, blockchain could also help businesses run more efficiently by cutting out intermediaries, according to the technology’s proponents.
  • More from Bloomberg.com: Americans Are Officially Freaking Out – – Other skills in Upwork’s list of fastest-growing skills include robotics (No. 1), as well as a cybersecurity specialty called penetration testing (No. 4) and a subfield in artificial intelligence called deep learning (No. 8).
  • More from Bloomberg.com: Papa John’s Blames the NFL for Hurting Pizza Sales – – Read Bitcoin and Blockchain Are Among the Fastest-Growing Skills Online on bloomberg.com

With the price of bitcoin topping $6,000, workers with expertise in cryptocurrencies are in high demand.
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How blockchain technology can set us free from this Brexit time warp

  • In particular, negotiators need a crash course in blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that enables multiple parties to share and update records of transactions with no need for a single central authority.
  • In fact, blockchain has many potential applications post-Brexit – not least as a single central register for tracking all movements across the invisible border Mr Davis envisages.
  • Many in the City are terrified that Brexit means an end to the passporting system that enables UK-based banks, insurers and investment managers to trade across the EU, says Mr Overli – – – – – – – – Elsewhere, take customs controls, where the UK is adamant that trade…
  • Many in the City are terrified that Brexit means an end to the passporting system that enables UK-based banks, insurers and investment managers to trade across the EU.
  • A bespoke solution for the UK’s relationship with the EU should not be one that puts us back to 1973 – if we’re smart, new technologies can ease some of the Brexit pain.

Stuck in a 1973 time warp? The failure of policymakers to engage with the potential of technology during the Brexit debate is one of the most persistently disappointing aspects of the negotiations.
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Can Blockchain Solve The Prosperity Paradox?

  • It’s resulted in various projects to provide access to finance for the worlds poorest, from mobile banking to microfinance, and whilst the work of people like Muhammad Yunus have been tremendously important, I believe that the blockchain could be even more powerful.
  • “Our companies are built on the same foundation; a belief that new technologies should take the complexity out of financial services in emerging markets.
  • We’re thrilled to partner with Wala, and the 1,000’s of merchants utilising the M-vendr powered PoS are really excited to start Wala financial services and accepting Dala tokens as it will add immense value to their customers,” M-vendr say.
  • While zero-fee financial services are the immediate goal, the trust and transparency brought about by the blockchain could also lay the foundations of a modern infrastructure that solves other problems for the unbanked, such as credit scoring.
  • The progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goal on poverty so quickly is considerable, but ledger technology such as that provided by the likes of Wala provide a glimpse into a possible future where the unbanked and underbanked are increasingly enfranchised and empowered to become active participants in the global…

It would perhaps be fickle to be too critical of the global economic system given the tremendous progress made towards so many of the Millennium Developm…
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IBM far outranks Microsoft as blockchain industry leader, research says

IBM far outranks Microsoft as #blockchain industry leader, report says.
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  • Blockchain technology is on the radar of a number of tech corporations – and IBM is leading the way, according to a study.
  • Big Blue has been making considerable steps forward with research and development projects aimed at broadening the scope of distributed ledger technology to include industries other than the financial services.
  • Last month it announced a partnership with Nestle, Unilever, Wal-Mart and other food giants to trace the movements of food and tackle contamination faster by using the technology.
  • According to research firm Juniper Research, the corporation is better positioned than competitor Microsoft as far as its blockchain credentials are concerned.
  • More than 40 percent of tech executives and leaders in the blockchain sector ranked IBM as top, with only 20 percent saying the same of Microsoft.

Blockchain technology is on the radar of a number of tech corporations – and IBM is leading the way, according to research.
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IBM far outranks Microsoft as blockchain industry leader, research says

IBM far outranks Microsoft as blockchain industry leader, research says

  • Blockchain technology is on the radar of a number of tech corporations – and IBM is leading the way, according to a study.
  • Big Blue has been making considerable steps forward with research and development projects aimed at broadening the scope of distributed ledger technology to include industries other than the financial services.
  • Last month it announced a partnership with Nestle, Unilever, Wal-Mart and other food giants to trace the movements of food and tackle contamination faster by using the technology.
  • According to research firm Juniper Research, the corporation is better positioned than competitor Microsoft as far as its blockchain credentials are concerned.
  • More than 40 percent of tech executives and leaders in the blockchain sector ranked IBM as top, with only 20 percent saying the same of Microsoft.

Blockchain technology is on the radar of a number of tech corporations – and IBM is leading the way, according to research.
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Digital Currency and Anti-Piracy: The Co-founder of Rhovit Is Now Revolutionizing The Way Content Creators Protect Their Work and Make Profits

  • From starting and selling his first company before the age of 21 to becoming the co-founder and CEO of Rhovit, a startup tech company, this innovator and creative has a platform that could change the way an entire industry markets, sells and makes money.
  • Realizing that there had to be a better way is really what drove me into tech, and creating a platform that benefited creators like myself.
  • I understand that you began your first company when you were only 14, correct?
  • A lot of careers you can see your goal and know that you have to complete X, Y and Z to reach it.
  • The difference when you branch out on your own is you may have no idea what X, Y and Z are, so you’re constantly figuring out and adjusting.

From starting and selling his first company before the age of 21 to becoming the co-founder and CEO of Rhovit, a startup tech company, this innovator and…
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The Power of The Blockchain To Trade Food and Raw Materials

The Power of The #Blockchain To Trade Food and Raw Materials

  • What do you get when you get the decentralized and open platform power of the Blockchain with the power of buying and selling commodities contracts and options on real world food and raw materials?
  • You get ChainTrade – – ChainTrade will move the exchanges of futures and options on food and raw materials (commodity derivatives) to a decentralized blockchain, allowing anyone to participate – small and big players.
  • Let’s look at to the success of BitCoin to understand how the power of the Blockchain is destined to be a powerful force multiplier for commodity futures and options buyers and sellers… In the case of Bitcoin, the blockchain is a massive, transparent public ledger, which verifies and keeps track…
  • For all the reasons that has made BitCoin have explosive almost unstoppable growth is the same reason why it will make more people able to enter the commodities contracts futures / option market to buy and sell.
  • The blockchain makes it possible to make trades quicker, with half the normal brokerage house fees with no minimum reserves to buy or sell contracts… – – Anyone will be able to create Smart Contracts, e.g. a contract for delivery of 100,000 bushels of soybeans in August 2018.

What do you get when you get the decentralized and open platform power of the Blockchain with the power of buying and selling commodities contracts and o…
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IBM far outranks Microsoft as blockchain industry leader, research says

  • Blockchain technology is on the radar of a number of tech corporations – and IBM is leading the way, according to a study.
  • Big Blue has been making considerable steps forward with research and development projects aimed at broadening the scope of distributed ledger technology to include industries other than the financial services.
  • Last month it announced a partnership with Nestle, Unilever, Wal-Mart and other food giants to trace the movements of food and tackle contamination faster by using the technology.
  • According to research firm Juniper Research, the corporation is better positioned than competitor Microsoft as far as its blockchain credentials are concerned.
  • More than 40 percent of tech executives and leaders in the blockchain sector ranked IBM as top, with only 20 percent saying the same of Microsoft.

Blockchain technology is on the radar of a number of tech corporations – and IBM is leading the way, according to research.
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