Category Archives: Emerging Technology News

Coming soon: A token taxonomy to define the world of blockchain

Coming soon: A token taxonomy to define the world of blockchain The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) is working with Microsoft and more than a dozen businesses, research organizations and industry consortiums to create a blockchain-neutral business-focused Token Taxonomy Framework. In essence, the group is working to universally define in non-technical terms what a token […]

What's a crypto wallet (and how does it manage digital currency)?

What’s a crypto wallet (and how does it manage digital currency)? A cryptocurrency wallet is a piece of software that keeps track of the secret keys used to digitally sign cryptocurrency transactions for distributed ledgers. Because those keys are the only way to prove ownership of digital assets – and to execute transactions that […]

Google, Hyperledger launch online identity management tools

Google, Hyperledger launch online identity management tools In two separate announcements last week, Google and Linux’s Hyperledger project launched tools aimed at enabling secure identity management for enterprises via mobile and other devices. Google unveiled five upgrades to its BeyondCorp cloud enterprise security service that enables identity and access management for employees, corporate partners, […]

Visa and Coinbase team up on crypto-backed debit card

Visa and Coinbase team up on crypto-backed debit card In another example of how fiat and digital currencies are converging in the financial services industry, Visa on Thursday unveiled a debit card that lets users buy things with fiat money converted from cryptocurrency stored in online wallets. The new Coinbase Card is directly tied to […]

Visa and Coinbase team up to create crypto-backed debit card

Visa and Coinbase team up to create crypto-backed debit card In another example the financial services industry converging fiat and digital currency, Visa today announced a debit card that will allow users to buy things using fiat money converted from cryptocurrency stored in online wallets. The new Coinbase Card it is directly tied to […]

Tax and finance execs show interest in blockchain, but see hurdles to adoption

Tax and finance execs show interest in blockchain, but see hurdles to adoption More than half of tax and finance executives are interested in adopting technology to automate routine tasks, but most are not considering blockchain as a solution because of a lack of resources, funding and technological capabilities, according to KPMG. The company […]

Blockchain jobs remain unfilled, while skilled workers are being poached

Blockchain jobs remain unfilled, while skilled workers are being poached Mirroring an uptick in job openings across the IT industry, blckchain professionals remain in high demand, especially for staff and middle manager positions, according to a new job market report from Janco Associates, a management consulting firm that conducts regular industry surveys. “With 20,600 […]

IDG Contributor Network: How AR, the cloud and AI could change the courtroom experience for the better

IDG Contributor Network: How AR, the cloud and AI could change the courtroom experience for the better I was in trial for much of last week and it was a bit of a technology nightmare. The case was being tried in the Orange County California Court, which prides itself on its technical advancement but […]

Start-up ships AirPower wireless charger alternative for ‘fanboys’

Start-up ships AirPower wireless charger alternative for ‘fanboys’ Marketing it as an alternative for all the “disappointed Apple fanboys (and girls)” who will never see Apple’s nixed AirPower wireless charger, a startup has begun shipping a wireless charging mat that simultaneously charges three Apple devices: an iPhone, an Apple Watch and AirPods. The new […]