Category Archives: Emerging Technology News

Wireless charging from A to Z: What you need to know

Wireless charging from A to Z: What you need to know The term wireless charging has been around since… well, Nikola Tesla attempted to demonstrate it in 1901. For nearly a century after, however, the technology was without many practical uses, except, perhaps, for a few electric toothbrush models. Over the past decade, wireless […]

CIOs, you’re doing blockchain wrong

CIOs, you’re doing blockchain wrong IT leaders who’ve taken the plunge into blockchain are mainly deploying it in proofs-of-concept tests to address the same problems a conventional database could handle, according to research firm Gartner. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source: Emerging Technology

J.P. Morgan to launch a U.S. dollar-backed cryptocurrency

J.P. Morgan to launch a U.S. dollar-backed cryptocurrency J.P. Morgan Chase plans to launch what is considered to be the first cryptocurrency backed by a major bank, a move that could legitimize blockchain as a vehicle for fiat cryptocurrencies. JPM Coin, as the bank is calling its new cryptocoin, is considered fiat currency because […]

Apple’s missing AirPower may be hurting wireless charging industry

Apple’s missing AirPower may be hurting wireless charging industry Apple’s silence about whether it will or won’t ship its long-overdue, multi-device wireless charger may be giving smartphone and other mobile device second thoughts on using the technology in their own devices, according to a new report. The annual shipment of wireless power receivers and […]

Q&A: MIT prof talks about teaching blockchain – and who's learning

Q&A: MIT prof talks about teaching blockchain – and who’s learning Blockchain is hot, both as an evolving distributed ledger technology already being piloted in myriad industries as well as a highly sought-after, emerging job skill. Salaries for blockchain developers can reach as high as $175,000 with the number of full-time job openings exceeding […]

Sharding: What it is and why many blockchain protocols rely on it

Sharding: What it is and why many blockchain protocols rely on it As blockchains are being rolled out in an increasing number of pilot programs for everything from cross-border financial transactions to supply chain management, one persistent issue remains: a lack of scalability. As more computers join the peer-to-peer network, the efficiency of the […]

Linux’s Hyperledger to give developers supply chain building blocks

Linux’s Hyperledger to give developers supply chain building blocks The Linux Foundation’s blockchain initiative – Hyperledger Project – has created a set of developer tools to allow the creation of supply chain-specific applications running atop the distributed ledger technology (DLT). The Hyperledger Grid project, as it’s called, will initially offer businesses modular software and […]

MIT, Stanford and others to build blockchain payments network to rival VisaNet

MIT, Stanford and others to build blockchain payments network to rival VisaNet Seven major universities are working together to develop a digital currency network that solves blockchain’s scalability and performance problems before public confidence in the technology erodes. Funded by a Swiss-based non-profit organization, the cryptocurrency application, called Unit-e, and its blockchain-based payment system is […]

SAP targets counterfeit drugs with blockchain tracker

SAP targets counterfeit drugs with blockchain tracker SAP has launched a supply chain tracking service based on blockchain that will enable drug wholesalers to authenticate pharmaceutical packaging returned from hospitals and pharmacies. The Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences will initially be used to trace the return of unused drugs to wholesalers, but SAP this […]

Start-up Devvio claims its blockchain can handle 8M transactions a second

Start-up Devvio claims its blockchain can handle 8M transactions a second A start-up firm claims its highly efficient distributed ledger protocol can address all the major problems facing blockchain networks, including being able to scale for global financial business by executing up to eight million transactions per second (TPS). The new blockchain protocol, called […]