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.
Blockchain technology is applicable to a wide range of industries, and the numerous use cases for it continue to grow by the day. The reasons for why companies, and even governments, are turning to blockchain for everyday business operations are many: faster transaction processing times, the elimination of a middle man, and others. For the […]
At some point during a recent 27-hour journey to Singapore I had a realization: Singapore is long way from home and not somewhere you get to by accident from Texas. That might sound rather obvious to anyone with a map, but sometimes experience is the best teacher. The experience of getting from Texas to Singapore […]
In recent years, additive manufacturing technology has experienced double-digit growth rates in various industrial sectors, such as automotive, aerospace and medical technology. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years. Additive manufacturing: Rethinking production The growing market for additive manufacturing can be attributed to three major advantages: Components can be developed more efficiently, […]