Conference

Previews, guides and recaps of blockchain conferences.

Top five takeaways from K(NO)W Identity Conference

The current approach to digital identity management is unsustainable. It’s become necessary to move away from intermediary and provider-controlled models toward user-controlled digital identity. Last week, challenges to this undertaking, along with potential solutions, were discussed at K(NO)W Identity Conference in Washington, DC. These are my top five takeaways. 1. Identity is a critical element […]

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Blockchain and food safety at the CGF Global Summit

In Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Michael Palin said, “All I ask of food is that it doesn’t harm me.” It seems like an easy request to fulfill, but that isn’t always the case. While food is one of the most basic requirements of human survival, contaminated foods cause sickness — or even worse. What if […]

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It’s all about trust: Blockchain for identity management

What will you find at the center of every business interaction? People. They are the heart and soul of commerce. However, what is vital to every transaction is trust, and trust in business relationships is built on knowledge. That’s why banks and other business institutions have KYC (know your customer) requirements for identifying and verifying […]

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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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The platform of the future: Blockchain at PAYMENTS 2017

Leaders in payments environments are cultivating new delivery approaches for instant payment processing that incorporate real-time fraud prevention methods. From April 23 – 26, the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) will be hosting PAYMENTS 2017, a conference that will bring together the organizations and professionals who are setting the agenda for the future of […]

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Your guide to everything blockchain at IBM InterConnect 2017

IBM Blockchain is living it up in Las Vegas at IBM InterConnect 2017. Whether you’re joining the crowd in person or participating from home, this guide will help you make sure you don’t miss out on the big announcements and sessions. Announcements These exciting blockchain announcements were made at InterConnect: IBM announced the new release […]

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Hangout: Hot topics for blockchain at IBM InterConnect 2017

Blockchain is on the brink of becoming one of the most transformational transactional technologies this year and will be a major topic next week, 19 – 23 March, during IBM InterConnect 2017 in Las Vegas. What was once billed as the future of the internet, is now a current reality with many institutions already transforming […]

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