Category Archives: Emerging Technology News

Kadena launches Chainweb, a hybrid platform to connect public, private blockchains

Kadena launches Chainweb, a hybrid platform to connect public, private blockchains Brooklyn-based spinoff Kadena has launched a hybrid blockchain that can scale horizontally, enabling multiple electronic ledgers to talk to each other via smart contracts – and letting users transfer cryptocurrency between the chains. Hybrid blockchains combine permissioned chains for businesses to transact in the background […]

Kadena launches a hybrid platform to connect public, private blockchains

Kadena launches a hybrid platform to connect public, private blockchains Brooklyn-based spinoff Kadena has launched a hybrid blockchain that can scale horizontally, enabling multiple electronic ledgers to talk to each other via smart contracts – and letting users transfer cryptocurrency between the chains. Hybrid blockchains combine permissioned chains for businesses to transact in the background while […]

EEA opens sandbox for blockchain development and collaboration

EEA opens sandbox for blockchain development and collaboration The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) today launched a development sandbox that enables member companies to test their blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) projects. The standards organization that oversees the Ethereum blockchain platform partnered with enterprise testing and development service provider Whiteblock to create the sandbox for the EEA […]

The race to integrate crypto into global banking is real

The race to integrate crypto into global banking is real Central banks in Asia and Europe are in the final stages of launching digital currencies for future payment systems and cross-border transactions, according to a new report from accounting firm KPMG. And governments around the world see the launch of these blockchain-based central bank digital […]

Coffee industry looks to blockchain to brew a better supply chain

Coffee industry looks to blockchain to brew a better supply chain IBM is the latest vendor to provide a blockchain platform for coffee bean growers looking to track their product on its journey to market – and let consumers trace their java back to the farm to discover where and how it was grown. […]

Amid privacy and security failures, digital IDs advance

Amid privacy and security failures, digital IDs advance Frustration over a growing number of privacy and security failures in recent years is driving the creation of digital identities controlled only by those whose information they contain. Known as “self-sovereign identities,” the digital IDs will be used by consumers, businesses, their workers and governments over […]

10 top distributed apps (dApps) for blockchain

10 top distributed apps (dApps) for blockchain Imagine an application that doesn’t run on one server but harnesses the excess power of thousands of computers globally and that can be controlled by business automation software that ensures if a specific parameter is met, only then can a function be carried out. That’s a distributed […]

Ripple announces $200 million in funding to grow uptake of XRP cryptocurrency

Ripple announces 0 million in funding to grow uptake of XRP cryptocurrency Enterprise cryptocurrency company Ripple has announced $200 million in investment funding, which brings the total value of the blockchain technology company to $10 billion, according to reports. The seven-year-old, San Francisco-based company created the XRP cryptocurrency, the Ripple payment protocol and the […]

Blockchain/IoT integration accelerates, hits a 'sweet spot' for the two technologies

Blockchain/IoT integration accelerates, hits a ‘sweet spot’ for the two technologies Three-quarters of companies implementing IoT have already adopted blockchain or plan to use it by the end of 2020, an indicator of the growing connection between the two, according to a survey of 500 U.S. companies by Gartner. While the marriage between the […]

For IT pros, adding blockchain skills can pad your paycheck – by a lot

For IT pros, adding blockchain skills can pad your paycheck – by a lot Extra pay for tech professionals who’ve attained non-certified skills is nearing a 19-year high, adding an average of 9.4% to their salary. But if you really want to pad your paycheck, blockchain skills may be the way to go, according […]