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The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for a new professional certificate program – Developing Blockchain-Based Identity Applications. This program, offered through the edX training platform, is geared towards developers interested in building and deploying applications using the new “self-sovereign” paradigm for digital identity. It explores …

A new cryptocurrency-routing scheme co-invented by MIT researchers can boost the efficiency — and, ultimately, profits — of certain networks designed to speed up notoriously slow blockchain transactions. Cryptocurrencies hold promise for peer-to-peer financial transactions, potentially making banks and credit cards obsolete. But there’s a scalability issue: Bitcoin, for instance, processes only a handful of …

One of the hottest topics in cryptocurrencies is the prospect of major economies launching state-backed digital coins. China’s central bank recently accelerated plans for what is currently known as the Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP). It could launch within the next 18 months, while the European Central Bank is looking at something similar. Meanwhile, Russia …

Have you recently considered deleting your Facebook account, boycotting Amazon or trying to find an alternative to Google? You wouldn’t be alone. The tech giants are invading our privacy, misusing our data, strangling economic growth and helping governments spy on us. Yet because these few companies own so many of the internet’s key services, it …

The internet is unique in that it has no central control, administration or authority. It has given everyone with access to it a platform to express their views and exchange ideas with others instantaneously. But in recent years, internet services such as search engines and social media platforms have increasingly been provided by a small …

An article on the World Economic Forum website rightly asked some tough questions about the ability of blockchain to change the world for better. The argument was that it was dangerous to place all our faith in this new technology to solve our digital security issues. While it is true that blockchain is not a “magic …

Microsoft Build 2019 | Intro to Blockchain Session ID: BRK3050   In this session, Mark explains how blockchains work, including how they use hashes, transactions, blocks and proof-of-work consensus algorithms to build distributed ledgers. He presents the capabilities of some of the most common blockchain networks, then describes how the Confidential Consortium Framework (CCF) addresses …

IBM recently announced the launch of Trust Your Supplier (TYS), a blockchain network geared for the improvement of supply chain management. What is supply chain management? Supply chain management (SCM) deals with the flow of goods and services. SCM oversees the storage and inventory of raw materials. It also tracks the production, shipment, and distribution …

Microsoft Build 2019 | Simplifying blockchain development with Azure Blockchain Service Session ID: BRK3061   In this session, we will cover the basics of blockchain and walk through the anatomy of an enterprise blockchain application with special guest Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum. The session will include how to build and manage Quorum infrastructure …