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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Israeli blockchain companies that shoot for the stars

Israeli blockchain companies that shoot for the stars

  • He’s aiming at nothing less than bringing down the monopoly that large internet companies such as Facebook and Google have in generating income from online content and its curation.
  • His aim is to, “completely liberate this economy from all these very centralized, very unfair centers of He argues that users are being treated merely as “cogs” in the wheels of the large internet companies that profit from the content that they upload and share.
  • “We’re not rewarded in any way for creating all this value, for organizing the information on the internet as it is He’s set to introduce his first product as a beta-release at the end of this month.
  • Called Wild Spark, the idea is to use a cryptocurrency issued by Synereo called AMP, for amplify, to attach value to “We’ve created this game where everything eventually flows up to the creator but anyone who’s part this value chain by being a curator by finding audiences that are interested, gets rewarded,” says Synereo conducted Initial Coin Offerings in 2015 and 2016, raising $5 million, he says.
  • Blockchain is important in several ways for the system he’s developing: “It’s a cryptocurrency, you can do micro-transactions, you can easily transfer amounts without a credit card or banks from person to person online.”

Three founder-CEOs of Israeli blockchain startups explain their often rather grand visions for the future of their companies.
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Blockchain: The Battle To Secure Digital Identities

  • A few well-known companies such as Deloitte, IBM, and Microsoft started to ask themselves the same question and they are currently developing a few solutions for identity management.
  • This is just an example of the main reasons why identity management can only benefit from the blockchain technology, whether it is the Bitcoin or the Ethereum one; and that’s why the above companies decided to take advantage of this revolutionary tech.
  • IBM, for example, was one of the first company to study and test the blockchain to solve identity-related issues:

    Recently, IBM and SecureKey also announced they are working together with the main goal of creating a “new digital identity and attribute sharing network” to make it easier for users to verify their data in a privacy-enhanced, secure and efficient way.

  • It is an open source based on a smart identity platform available for users and companies that want to obtain, verify and identity credentials when communicating with one another.
  • Another move in this direction has been made by Microsoft Company that started a partnership with Blockstack Labs and ConsenSys to create an open-source platform for identity management based both on Bitcoin and Ethereum.

A friend of mine recently lost his wallet with all his money, cards and documents in it, of course. He was telling me how difficult and how long is the w…
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Blockchain: The Battle To Secure Digital Identities

  • A few well-known companies such as Deloitte, IBM, and Microsoft started to ask themselves the same question and they are currently developing a few solutions for identity management.
  • This is just an example of the main reasons why identity management can only benefit from the blockchain technology, whether it is the Bitcoin or the Ethereum one; and that’s why the above companies decided to take advantage of this revolutionary tech.
  • IBM, for example, was one of the first company to study and test the blockchain to solve identity-related issues:

    Recently, IBM and SecureKey also announced they are working together with the main goal of creating a “new digital identity and attribute sharing network” to make it easier for users to verify their data in a privacy-enhanced, secure and efficient way.

  • It is an open source based on a smart identity platform available for users and companies that want to obtain, verify and identity credentials when communicating with one another.
  • Another move in this direction has been made by Microsoft Company that started a partnership with Blockstack Labs and ConsenSys to create an open-source platform for identity management based both on Bitcoin and Ethereum.

A friend of mine recently lost his wallet with all his money, cards and documents in it, of course. He was telling me how difficult and how long is the w…
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Blockchain: The Battle To Secure Digital Identities

Blockchain: The battle to secure digital identities #Security #BigData #Blockchain #Ethereum

  • A few well-known companies such as Deloitte, IBM, and Microsoft started to ask themselves the same question and they are currently developing a few solutions for identity management.
  • This is just an example of the main reasons why identity management can only benefit from the blockchain technology, whether it is the Bitcoin or the Ethereum one; and that’s why the above companies decided to take advantage of this revolutionary tech.
  • IBM, for example, was one of the first company to study and test the blockchain to solve identity-related issues:

    Recently, IBM and SecureKey also announced they are working together with the main goal of creating a “new digital identity and attribute sharing network” to make it easier for users to verify their data in a privacy-enhanced, secure and efficient way.

  • It is an open source based on a smart identity platform available for users and companies that want to obtain, verify and identity credentials when communicating with one another.
  • Another move in this direction has been made by Microsoft Company that started a partnership with Blockstack Labs and ConsenSys to create an open-source platform for identity management based both on Bitcoin and Ethereum.

A friend of mine recently lost his wallet with all his money, cards and documents in it, of course. He was telling me how difficult and how long is the w…
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Who Owns The Data In Google’s Healthcare ‘Blockchain’?

  • That may be changing, not least due to the news that DeepMind have recently announced plans to use blockchain style technology to give all players in the health sector more real-time access to medical data.
  • The nature of blockchain supports this, as every interaction with a piece of data is recorded.
  • There is an understandable desire to create a reliable audit trail for patient data to ensure that patients can have faith that their data is both secure and handled with due care and attention.
  • “Patients need to be certain that all their health data is handled with the utmost care and respect, and that their privacy and security are protected at all times.
  • There is undoubtedly a huge need for data to be better managed within the healthcare industry, both in terms of better synchronizing the various forms of patient data that are being generated, but also the responsible sharing of that data with researchers and clinicians.

I’ve written a few times recently about the potential for blockchain to make a dent in the healthcare world.  The technology received a boost from w…
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Instant share trading may be on the horizon through blockchain, says EU watchdog

#Instant share #trading may be on the horizon through #blockchain, says #EU #watchdog

  • Blockchain is used to run the online currency Bitcoin Credit: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
  • Instant share trading may be on the horizon through blockchain, says EU watchdog
  • S hares could eventually be traded almost instantly without the costly safety net of clearing houses by using the blockchain, the building blocks of Bitcoin, although the technology remains at an early stage, a European Union watchdog has said.
  • The Bank of England has also begun to explore new uses for this technology, and recently awarded four students placements for their idea of deploying blockchain in the NHS blood supply network.
  • Many financial firms are investing heavily in distributed ledgers as the decentralised technology develops, threatening to replace the existing mechanics of the markets.

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Shares could eventually be traded almost instantly without the costly safety net of clearing houses by using the blockchain, the building blocks of Bitcoin, although the technology remains at an early stage, a European Union watchdog has said.


Instant share trading may be on the horizon through blockchain, says EU watchdog