Category Archives: Emerging Technology News

Why France and Germany fear Facebook’s cryptocurrency – and plan to block it

Why France and Germany fear Facebook’s cryptocurrency – and plan to block it Facebook’s plans to launch its own Libra cryptocurrency next year is getting resistance from France and Germany who have promised to block it and plan to create their own national cryptocurrencies. Last week, the two nations said Libra could threaten the […]

Blockchain technology: A corporate enigma | TECH(talk)

Blockchain technology: A corporate enigma | TECH(talk) While blockchain has been on a hype roll the last couple of years, it’s become increasingly fragmented as more and more companies try out different flavors of the distributed ledger technology. What’s that mean for future adoption? Computerworld’s Lucas Mearian and Ken Mingis explain. Source: Emerging Technology

Gartner: Blockchain will be nothing more than an add-on for ERP, CRM software

Gartner: Blockchain will be nothing more than an add-on for ERP, CRM software During the next two to three years, all major ERP and CRM vendors will offer blockchain capabilities as an add-on feature for their software and SaaS products, according to a new report from Gartner. During that same time, fragmented blockchain standards […]

Q&A: What Apple’s embrace of cryptocurrency could mean for the payment industry

Q&A: What Apple’s embrace of cryptocurrency could mean for the payment industry An Apple executive last week confirmed the company is interested in cryptocurrency, a revelation that came months after the company launched its CryptoKit for iOS 13. While still speculative, Apple’s CryptoKit is likely the first step in enabling the exchange of private […]

Will Apple's next iPhone include reverse wireless charging? (Signs say yes.)

Will Apple’s next iPhone include reverse wireless charging? (Signs say yes.) After cancelling plans earlier this year to launch a wireless charging pad, Apple appears poised to release an iPhone that will not only charge other Qi-enabled mobile phones, but also Apple AirPods and the Apple Watch. [ Related: Wireless charging from A to […]

Apple exec confirms cryptocurrency is on company radar

Apple exec confirms cryptocurrency is on company radar After announcing support for digital signatures and public and private encryption keys, which could be used to represent cryptocurrencies, an Apple executive on Thursday made it clear the company is watching blockchain-based digital currencies. This past spring, Apple announced CryptoKit for iOS 13, which will allow developers […]

Why hybrid blockchains will dominate ecommerce

Why hybrid blockchains will dominate ecommerce When Facebook launches its cryptocurrency Libra in 2020, it will need a public-facing blockchain network for consumers who purchase items using digital wallets and a private blockchain network for the banks backing the new digital currency. The concept of setting up “hybrid blockchains,” where one is public or […]

Hedera Hashgraph launches mainnet, hopes to compete with global business networks

Hedera Hashgraph launches mainnet, hopes to compete with global business networks Hedera Hashgraph, an electronic public ledger developed for corporate use, launched its mainnet beta today, allowing developers to create an account and build decentralized applications (dApps) for it. The distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a direct competitor to blockchain distributed ledgers such as […]

Deloitte launches ‘Blockchain in a Box’ hands-on demonstrator

Deloitte launches ‘Blockchain in a Box’ hands-on demonstrator Consultancy Deloitte this week unveiled a mobile, self-contained computing platform that can be used to host a blockchain network on a small-scale so companies can test its capabilities. Called “Blockchain in a Box” (BIAB), the platform consists of four, small-form-factor compute nodes, three video displays and […]

Why blockchain-based voting could threaten democracy

Why blockchain-based voting could threaten democracy Public tests of blockchain-based mobile voting are growing. Even as there’s been an uptick in pilot projects, security experts warn that blockchain-based mobile voting technology is innately insecure and potentially a danger to democracy through “wholesale fraud” or “manipulation tactics.” The topic of election security has been in […]