The event brought together a diverse group of attendees: a digital agency researcher, a retired math teacher, a retail technology expert, and the list goes on. I had the pleasure of meeting these tech enthusiasts when they dropped by the IBM Blockchain stand in the IBM is Making experience to learn more about the distributed ledger technology behind Bitcoin. Our discussions have ranged from explanations of what blockchain is and how it works to theorizing how it can be used in different industries to transform the way people transact across business networks.
Everyone who approached wanted to try, talk and learn. This high amount of engagement and the many great conversations I’ve had are definite highlights of my own experience. Based on these conversations, below I provide some of the materials that best answer some of the basic questions visitors had about blockchain.
Crowds formed every time we started going over the basics of blockchain. Of course, this made sense because the technology is still very new. However, the amount of interest these discussions garnered made me realize how important it still is to have such conversations. So, I’d like to give a very brief overview of blockchain.
The IBM presence at SXSW is winding down, but the SXSW Hackathon is today, March 14, and tomorrow, March 15. You’ll get to see IBM Blockchain experts in action as they provide support for the hackathon teams. These teams will be writing some of the first applications to run on Hyperledger Fabric, The Linux Foundation’s open source blockchain technology platform set to move to production this month. Check out this previous blog post to learn more.
Why is interoperability important in blockchain? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by IBM Blockchain, providing blockchain solutions, services and expertise, on Quora: Jerry Cuomo, IBM Fellow and Vice President Blockchain Technologies: Why is interoperability important in blockchain? […]
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