Blockchain startup aims to help companies unlock unused assets

Blockchain startup aims to help companies unlock unused assets

Sweetbridge aims to improve the way that companies do business by increasing the amount of working capital and available resources, promoting fair and moral practices, and encouraging economic participants to act responsibly.

Blockchain startups tackle carbon reduction

Blockchain startups tackle carbon reduction

Blockchain Tech News recently reported on ways blockchain can improve access to green energy. The technology could also reduce humankind's overall carbon footprint. For example, some startups are developing solutions to help improve carbon offset markets.

2 ways blockchain can promote green energy

2 ways blockchain can promote green energy

Today, many companies, nongovernmental organizations and private citizens are either investigating or investing in ways to promote and use clean energy. Blockchain could prove to be a valuable tool in that effort in a few different ways.

Top 5 blockchain stories of Q1

Top 5 blockchain stories of Q1

The winter of 2018 is behind us and spring has arrived. Readers of Blockchain Tech News weren't napping through Q1, though. They devoured stories on quantum computing, the role of blockchain in financial services and digital signage, and a KYC-AML use case.

The importance of dual blockchain in the equity market

The importance of dual blockchain in the equity market

By enabling public access and transparency, blockchain benefits both businesses and investors. But as most financial services data is private and confidential, it's not easy to move beyond the issues and retain the benefits. Here is how it can be done.

Bitcoin and blockchain: Poised to blow up retail banking

Bitcoin and blockchain: Poised to blow up retail banking

Major banks have already begun to invest in promising blockchain projects, and distributed ledger technology now seems poised to disrupt retail banking in an unprecedented way.

Can distributed ledger technology scale?

Can distributed ledger technology scale?

Distributed ledger technology gets a lot of hype, but scalability is still an issue. Can blockchain developers overcome this problem?

Webinar addresses bitcoin, blockchain confusion

Webinar addresses bitcoin, blockchain confusion

Professionals in the technology or banking industries will have heard about bitcoin and blockchain by now. But they might not understand the distinction between the two. A recent webinar explained the difference — and outlined the likely future of each technology.

Blockchain Tech News: Top 5 topics of 2017

Blockchain Tech News: Top 5 topics of 2017

In 2017, blockchain technology burst out from the shadows behind bitcoin and grabbed the spotlight as the Next Big Thing in data management at corporations all around the world. Here's a recap of the five DLT stories that most appealed to our readers last year.

IBM: Blockchain Tech News Influencer of the Year

IBM: Blockchain Tech News Influencer of the Year

In last year's booming blockchain market, IBM stood out as a key player — and as a logical choice for Blockchain Tech News Influencer of the Year. We asked Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president of IBM Industry Platforms, about the company's involvement in blockchain development and where the technology is headed.

How do we make technology 'more human?'

How do we make technology 'more human?'

We can easily see in the blockchain industry that technology is ever-evolving, but contrary to what we mortals might expect, it can become more human, not less so, in the process.

New Hampshire food trucks let diners grab a bite with bitcoin

New Hampshire food trucks let diners grab a bite with bitcoin

Keene, New Hampshire, a cryptocurrency-friendly community, has welcomed a second mobile food vehicle operator who allows patrons to pay for their orders with bitcoin.

3 questions about the bitcoin price surge

3 questions about the bitcoin price surge

Observers both inside and outside the cryptocurrency community have watched bitcoin's seemingly unstoppable rise in value and wondered what's behind it, how long it can last — and whether bitcoin can survive a crash.

Blockchain: A KYC-AML use case

Blockchain: A KYC-AML use case

The adoption of blockchain technology can lead to the reduction of the AML-KYC cost thanks to its cross-institution client verification capability, as well as its potential effectiveness in monitoring and analyzing data required for AML-KYC checks.

Bitcoin and blockchain: Financial services phenom or meltdown in the making?

Bitcoin and blockchain: Financial services phenom or meltdown in the making?

Distributed ledger technology undoubtedly has characteristics that will improve payment processing efficiency and security, but there are steps that financial service providers need to take now to mitigate risks involved in using new technologies.

SegWit2x fork halted; bitcoin value skyrockets

SegWit2x fork halted; bitcoin value skyrockets

The proposed SegWit2X solution to the bitcoin block size issue was recently called off by its creators. In the aftermath, bitcoin's value skyrocketed from $5,000 to more than $7,000.

Bitcoin Gold aims to break up a mining monopoly

Bitcoin Gold aims to break up a mining monopoly

Bitcoin Gold is joining the ranks of hard forks in the bitcoin blockchain. It aims to take power away from centralized miners, but experts are divided on whether its impact will be positive or negative.

Signal or noise?: Deciphering the value of cryptocurrencies

Signal or noise?: Deciphering the value of cryptocurrencies

Understanding the potential of blockchain and decentralized applications begins with asking the right questions about what they're for and what gives them value.

Blockchain's authentication dilemma

Blockchain's authentication dilemma

Large corporations such as IBM and Walmart are developing blockchain solutions that solve many issues with fraud. But, the blockchain is not a perfect tool, and without multifactor authentication, it is vulnerable to attacks.

The wild world of ICOs

The wild world of ICOs

Authors of 'Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond,' a new book from McGraw-Hill, outline a program of best practices for structuring and timing an ICO — and avoiding a run-in with the SEC.

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