Gartner: Organisations using smart contracts will improve data quality by 50%

欧洲杯买彩票In its latest report, Gartner has predicted that companies that use blockchain smart contracts will increase overall data quality by 50% by 2023 – but reduce data availability by 30%.

Lydia Clougherty Jones, senior research director at Gartner said: “When an organisation adopts blockchain smart contracts — whether externally imposed or voluntarily adopted — they benefit from the associated increase in data quality, which will increase by 50 per cent by...

Blockchain technologies and media: How to rebuild trust in a landscape of fake news

If the one main cause of social media and Internet-based technologies is a democratisation of the court of opinion, then the erosion of trust is its effect.

An accidental effect? You be the judge. Information is everywhere today, so where should we look for the most trustworthy, the most up-to-date? Are the old bulwarks still up to the job? Naturally, amid such uncertainty, purveyors of disinformation and distortion run rampant – and the media industry, therefore, is facing a...

Daimler works with Riddle&Code to secure DLT hardware wallet

欧洲杯买彩票Austrian blockchain firm Riddle&Code has announced details and context of its DLT hardware wallet that is powering a Daimler Financial Services-led consortium to provide an open car wallet solution.

Alexander Koppel, CEO and co-founder, Riddle&Code, said: “This is a prime example of a global market leader betting on European industry collaboration and DLT-based innovation. A new generation of open mobility services will create new business models, and Riddle&Code...

Consensys lists top 20 blockchain projects by developer activity

欧洲杯买彩票Consensys recently announced its list of the top 20 blockchain projects by developer activity.

The list contains 16 projects that are based on Ethereum alone, with Status holding the topmost position. Others in the list include IoTex, Aelf and two more projects, of which one is built on Tendermint, one on EOS. 

欧洲杯买彩票According to the New York-based blockchain software tech company’s post, “The month of June showed significant changes in rankings for activity on Github,...

Why existing blockchain custody offerings are ‘invariably’ not secure – and what can be done about it

Writing for Bitcoin.com in January, Tanzeel Akhtar explains that, according to research by the Bank of New York Mellon, there is ‘increasing demand in the market for a traditional, established custodian to provide secure storage of cryptocurrencies.’ “For many it is the bridge that will support institutional capital moving into the cryptocurrency market,” Akhtar added.

欧洲杯买彩票This need for an extra layer of reassurance – as the crypto markets begin to stabilise following a...

Blockchain Capital exec says people will regret not investing now

A partner at Blockchain Capital has said he believes investors will regret not buying-in at current low prices.

We’re a few days into an uncharacteristic bull run (for this year, at least) in the crypto market, and there’s definitely a more positive sentiment around – though it could be that holiday cheer.

欧洲杯买彩票Speaking on CNBC’s “Fast Money” segment, Spencer Bogart emphasised his bullish outlook:

欧洲杯买彩票“Could Bitcoin go to $50,000? Absolutely. It doesn’t...

Microsoft, Amazon ‘will benefit’ from multi billion-dollar blockchain opportunity

The adoption of blockchain technology by tech firms, including Microsoft and Amazon, will become a multi-billion dollar opportunity, according to estimates by the Bank of America. The forecast was based on the assumption that 2 percent of servers (at $5.5K per server) will one day run on blockchain. On this basis, the bank estimates that the market could be worth $7bn, although analysts did not put a timestamp on it given current rates of adoption. When blockchain does begin to go...

Q&A: Why IBM is working on a decentralised blockchain architecture for IoT

欧洲杯买彩票The computing giant IBM is becoming an established label in blockchain innovation, with numerous projects in action well beyond the experimentation phase. Just in the last month, the firm launched TradeLens with shipping behemoth Maersk - offering a shipment-tracking network across 20 port and terminal operators and 235 marine gateways globally. That’s as well as rolling out a cross-border payments platform WorldWire, making it possible for financial institutions to clear and settle...

Walmart will demand blockchain-tracked leafy greens by next year

Walmart and its membership-based unit Sam’s Club has announced that it will require suppliers of leafy greens to implement real-time, farm-to-store tracking using blockchain technology by next September. First reported by Reuters, the move is an effort to crack down of food-safety incidents which have gained prevalence in the United States in recent years. At least five people died in July this year as a result of E.coli believed to be linked to Romaine lettuce. Walmart's statement...

Asset co-ownership platform TEND tokenises racehorse syndicates

If you ever dreamed of owning a racehorse, a new partnership from Swiss-based investment platform TEND might well be up your street. Specialising in facilitating the tokenised co-ownership of precious assets, TEND has joined up with Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd (HTR) to offer the world’s first blockchain-based racehorse syndicate. According to an official press release, the syndicate will be split into token-based shares to be traded on the TEND platform, where share-owners can...