Consensus

Public versus private: What to know before getting started with blockchain

Is a public online forum a better form of communication than a private email? I think most would agree that’s the wrong question to ask — it depends what you’re trying to do. In much the same way, there is no blanket approach to applying blockchain technology to achieve all goals. Blockchain first emerged as […]

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Self-sovereign identity: Our recent activity as a Sovrin Steward

During the most recent Internet Identity Workshop, IBM announced our entrance into the decentralized identity arena by joining the Sovrin Foundation. The days that followed have been busy and exciting, and highlighted by both IBM and community milestones. Developer enablement To help developers get acquainted with The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Indy concepts we contributed two […]

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Great day to blockchain: Positive contributions to the industry

A rising tide lifts all ships. A step forward for one is a step forward for all. Because blockchain is a team sport, any advancement, whether from collaborator or competitor, brings the world closer to realizing the true interoperable potential of blockchain. It’s a great day to blockchain and each announcement around Consensus 2018 is […]

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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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Going big and going global: IBM Blockchain at Consensus

In the last year, there has been a dramatic shift in the way people talk about blockchain. Before, it was all about the opportunities for disruption and the transformation that distributed ledgers would make possible. Everyone had ideas about how to use the technology, but it had only been applied in one significant way: Bitcoin. […]

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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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