Five Myths About the Blockchain Revolution

  • The financial services industry can transform itself around blockchain technology, if it can find the leadership to do it.
  • Permissioned blockchains use distributed ledger technology without having a digital currency attached.
  • Blockchains can disrupt the disrupters like Uber.
  • (Read an excerpt of our book, Blockchain Revolution, .
  • At first blush, these private and permissioned blockchains appear to have a few clear advantages.

Blockchain technology is the most important invention in computing in a generation because, for the first time in human history, we have at our disposal a truly native digital medium for peer-to-peer value exchange. Blockchain, a vast global platform based on a distributed ledger, establishes the rules — in the form of computations and heavy duty encryption — that enable two or more parties to transact or do business without needing a third party to establish trust.
Continue reading “Five Myths About the Blockchain Revolution”

Carleton University computers infected with ransomware

  • According to a graduate student, the attackers have asked for 39 bitcoin to unlock all of Carleton’s infected computers.
  • “Our research is halted right now because all our computers are either shut down or infected,” the graduate student said.
  • Matthew Braga is the senior technology reporter for CBC News.
  • Students have been warned to shut down their computers, and stay off the school’s wireless network.
  • A graduate student at the university emailed CBC to say the attackers have asked for payment in bitcoin, a digital currency that is difficult to trace.

Students at Carleton University are being warned that some of its computers have been infected by ransomware — a type of computer virus that uses encryption to effectively hold files hostage in exchange for payment.
Continue reading “Carleton University computers infected with ransomware”

Carleton University computers infected with ransomware

  • According to a graduate student, the attackers have asked for 39 bitcoin to unlock all of Carleton’s infected computers.
  • “Our research is halted right now because all our computers are either shut down or infected,” the graduate student said.
  • Students have been warned to shut down their computers, and stay off the school’s wireless network.
  • A graduate student at the university emailed CBC to say the attackers have asked for payment in bitcoin, a digital currency that is difficult to trace.
  • Matthew Braga is the senior technology reporter for CBC News.

Students at Carleton University are being warned that some of its computers have been infected by ransomware — a type of computer virus that uses encryption to effectively hold files hostage in exchange for payment.
Continue reading “Carleton University computers infected with ransomware”

Carleton University computers infected with ransomware

  • According to a graduate student, the attackers have asked for 39 bitcoin to unlock all of Carleton’s infected computers.
  • “Our research is halted right now because all our computers are either shut down or infected,” the graduate student said.
  • A graduate student at the university emailed CBC to say the attackers have asked for payment in bitcoin, a digital currency that is difficult to trace.
  • 500 reading now Carleton University computers infected with ransomware
  • The school has warned students to ignore the messages and report them.

Students at Carleton University are being warned that some of its computers have been infected by ransomware — a type of computer virus that uses encryption to effectively hold files hostage in exchange for payment.
Continue reading “Carleton University computers infected with ransomware”

Carleton University computers infected with ransomware

  • According to a graduate student, the attackers have asked for 39 bitcoin to unlock all of Carleton’s infected computers.
  • “Our research is halted right now because all our computers are either shut down or infected,” the graduate student said.
  • Students have been warned to shut down their computers, and stay off the school’s wireless network.
  • A graduate student at the university emailed CBC to say the attackers have asked for payment in bitcoin, a digital currency that is difficult to trace.
  • Matthew Braga is the senior technology reporter for CBC News.

Students at Carleton University are being warned that some of its computers have been infected by ransomware — a type of computer virus that uses encryption to effectively hold files hostage in exchange for payment.
Continue reading “Carleton University computers infected with ransomware”

Five Myths About the Blockchain Revolution

  • The financial services industry can transform itself around blockchain technology, if it can find the leadership to do it.
  • The smartest incumbents will use blockchain technology strategically, including permissionless systems to penetrate new markets like the unbanked and bring new services to market.
  • Permissioned blockchains use distributed ledger technology without having a digital currency attached.
  • Regulators might also prefer them over public blockchains, like the bitcoin blockchain, because they need not be anonymous or pseudonymous.
  • (Read an excerpt of our book, Blockchain Revolution, .

Read the full article, click here.


@RyonHarms: “Five Myths About the Blockchain Revolution # via @HuffPostTech”


Blockchain technology is the most important invention in computing in a generation because, for the first time in human history, we have at our disposal a truly native digital medium for peer-to-peer value exchange. Blockchain, a vast global platform based on a distributed ledger, establishes the rules — in the form of computations and heavy duty encryption — that enable two or more parties to transact or do business without needing a third party to establish trust.


Five Myths About the Blockchain Revolution

Five Myths About the Blockchain Revolution

  • The financial services industry can transform itself around blockchain technology, if it can find the leadership to do it.
  • The smartest incumbents will use blockchain technology strategically, including permissionless systems to penetrate new markets like the unbanked and bring new services to market.
  • Permissioned blockchains use distributed ledger technology without having a digital currency attached.
  • Regulators might also prefer them over public blockchains, like the bitcoin blockchain, because they need not be anonymous or pseudonymous.
  • (Read an excerpt of our book, Blockchain Revolution, .

Read the full article, click here.


@bitcoinagile: “Five Myths about the #blockchain Revolution #technology,dontapscott,alex-tapscott,blockchain,revolution,bitcoin”



Five Myths About the Blockchain Revolution