Blockchain development

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

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 The Linux Foundation’s 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, The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Composer is a collaboration toolset that both developers and non-developers can […]

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From concept to production: Getting real with blockchain at Consensus

Last year, Consensus was the blockchain event to attend, and this year it’s shaping up to be the same. Presented by CoinDesk, the blockchain technology summit in New York City will feature more than 100 speakers and draw a crowd of over 2,000 attendees. However, a few things will have changed. In 2016, industry leaders […]

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Blockchain at MIT: You don’t learn with your mouth open

After a bustling week at the IBM InterConnect 2017 conference — and another week to decompress from all the blockchain and open technology related talks, briefings, client and analyst discussions, video shoots and more — I am looking forward to next week’s event at the MIT Media Lab: Business of Blockchain 2017. Industry leaders and pioneers in […]

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Blockchain in Dubai: Smart cities from concept to reality

Dubai is known for being at the forefront of technological innovation. As one of the first governments to engage with blockchain, Dubai’s story is inspirational and can provide a road map to anyone interested in creating smart cities by transforming transactions with the distributed ledger technology. The journey began when blockchain was just a concept, […]

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MonetaGo provides blockchain solutions for financial systems

One technology has been disrupting financial institutions everywhere, and it’s called blockchain. It has been characterized as both opportunity and threat, but one thing is for sure: the distributed ledger technology behind Bitcoin isn’t something to be ignored. MonetaGo, an IBM Blockchain partner, is bringing clarity to this rapidly developing landscape through its blockchain solutions […]

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