Blockchain education

Educating articles that help you gain a deeper understanding of blockchain.

Making fungible tokens and NFTs safer to use for enterprises

Before cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology was unknown to most people. It was blockchain’s unique ability to manage the ownership of (virtual) currency in a decentralized and reduced-risk manner that made all the difference. The introduction of permissioned blockchains made the same functionality even more appealing to the enterprise world in the context of decentralized business asset […]

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Blockchain newsletter for June: Empower a resilient, sustainable future for your business

Sustainability is a critical issue for board directors and CEOs feeling the pressure to improve environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Research from the IBM Institute of Business Value finds that 84% of global consumers say sustainability is important when it comes to choosing a brand, while 90% of investors globally are developing specific ESG […]

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Technology in blockchain-anchored business networks

Technology choices and considerations are foundational to construct, deploy and operate a blockchain-based business network. The overall technical architecture of a blockchain solution is driven by the functional and non-functional requirements of all stakeholders, and the core business. The solution consists of four layers — data, network, application services, and apps or interaction layer. But […]

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A legal perspective on blockchain-anchored business networks

Business law, legal considerations and regulatory compliance are important to setting up and running an enterprise business. The blockchain business network enables enterprises to interact among their stakeholders across geography with trust and traceability. Hence, it is important that the blockchain business network comply with a required set of business laws, geography-specific standards, a global […]

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Digital public works certification with blockchain and cloud

Public works projects are typically large and involve mountains of paperwork and certifications around legal, financial and ethical standards. In Italy, companies tendering bids for public works contracts of more than EUR 150,000 must be certified through a process that entails reviewing 10 years’ worth of an applicant’s business records. Much of this is done […]

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Can the future of fintech really be found in blockchain-based smart contracts?

Blockchain is arguably the most significant innovation since the internet with individuals, companies and even governments embracing the technology. An appealing feature of blockchain technology is smart contracts. Smart contracts are gaining widespread use and ease of creation as global processes are becoming increasingly digitised. They serve as an alternative to traditional contracts which are […]

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The financialization of cryptocurrencies

What does it mean to “own a Bitcoin?” It means there is a recorded transaction on the Bitcoin blockchain where someone sent one bitcoin to your public key address and that you (and you alone) know the address’s private key. Even if that terse description explains things, it does not help with the logistic details […]

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Why Digital Health Passes are the smart and responsible way forward

Having two daughters as nurses during the early stages and height of the pandemic made for tough weeks and months for myself and my family. The uncertainty of the virus and the inability to secure PPE for my daughters was a time I hope to never relive. The past year of course has brought unforeseen […]

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Bringing the benefits of blockchain to the enterprise database

Many businesses want to enjoy the benefits of blockchain regarding the visibility and provenance of the data. However, they don’t necessarily want or need the complexity that comes with its decentralization feature. Our research focuses on simplifying the usability and reducing the management overhead for use cases where a trusted cloud provider operates the solution. […]

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