Blockchain Developers

Resources, guides and tips for developers looking to build blockchain applications and networks.

Blockchain in demand: Breaking into the growing job market

Now that companies across a broad range of industries have gone from trying Blockchain to starting blockchain-based networks, demand for blockchain skills is exceeding supply. The technology is still new enough that the talent pool for it remains light, and opportunities exist for people with the right skills. Job opportunities in blockchain Many people think […]

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Five potential blockchain project pitfalls — and how to avoid them!

Companies around the world are jumping on the blockchain bandwagon. A recent survey of almost 3,000 global C-suite executives found that 33 percent of organizations, on average, across all industries and regions are already considering or actively engaged with blockchains. Over the past two years, I’ve worked on many blockchain projects where I’ve seen clients […]

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Blockchain in academia: Training for students and educators

As interest in blockchain grows, so does demand for a skilled technical workforce that can use the technology to bring networks into production. To help meet the increasing need for blockchain developers, consultants and architects, IBM has added blockchain to the Academic Initiative, a program that provides students and educators with training resources to develop […]

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Business value of blockchain: Webcast preview

Last December, Grand View Research, Inc. published a report that predicts the global blockchain technology market will reach $7.74 billion by 2024. This rapid growth is attributed to increasing demand for the technology across financial services, consumer products, travel and transportation, telecommunications, healthcare and the public sector. How can you know if blockchain is right […]

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Blockchain first. But can we just say, Groningen second?

The biggest blockchain hackathon. In the world. Let that sink in for a bit. And, in modest little Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands. For some time now, the city of 200,000 has been punching above its weight. With the success of this past event, it has made an indelible mark on the global […]

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The difference between public and private blockchain

There are a number of explanations on what blockchain is and what exactly is the difference between Bitcoin and blockchain, but another area where I get many questions, is the difference between public and private blockchain. The similarities of public and private blockchain Many flavors of blockchain have evolved over the years and the terminology […]

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Transforming an industry: Making blockchain real for insurers

Blockchain is emerging as a potentially disruptive force capable of transforming the insurance industry by making transactions faster, cheaper, more secure and transparent. In every meeting I’ve had with global insurance chief experience officers (CXOs) in the last couple of months, I was asked about blockchain. I’ve found that most insurance CXOs are keen to […]

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Put your hacker hat on for Building Blocks Hackathon at Consensus

Business leaders and tech enthusiasts alike are enamored with blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that is poised to breathe new life into stagnant industries by transforming traditional business transaction processes. No longer limited to Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and digital payments, blockchain is breaking free thanks to forward-thinking organizations and individuals. Already, blockchain-based networks are being implemented […]

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Turn up blockchain with Hyperledger Composer at Consensus 2017

The great classical composers scratched out scores on sheets of paper. Today, there are all kinds of computer programs and mobile apps to help you create music — even if you’ve never touched a musical instrument. In a similar fashion, Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Composer is a collaboration toolset that both developers and non-developers can use […]

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