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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Understanding the potential of blockchain and decentralized applications begins with asking the right questions about what they're for and what gives them value.
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.
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.
The Trump administration has expressed interest in using blockchain technology. Could this signal upcoming developments in blockchain regulation and government use?
The banking industry has always tended to be conservative and extremely cautious with any kind of experimentation. This is certainly true with blockchain. But it's also true that banks realize the technology does have applicability, and cannot be ignored .
Bitcoin Cash has emerged as a new contender for the solution to the block size scaling crisis. But will it succeed in its goal of replacing bitcoin?
There are countless proof-of-concept projects competing for investors' money and resources. Some will stand the test of time, but others will prove to be overhyped and underwhelming when it comes to market acceptance and performance. We asked experts for their thoughts on which blockchain projects currently look most promising.
A rarely discussed aspect of disruptive technologies is how few of them can be used in combination to deliver greater business value. Blockchain and AI are two disruptive technologies that could accomplish infinitely more together than either alone.
Last week, several attorneys offered their perspectives on the SEC ruling that tokens are securities and, as such, their sale is subject to SEC regulations. This week, our legal experts look at the larger questions raised — about the future of blockchain regulation, and whether the rules regarding token sales need clarification.
The DAO recently got into hot water for holding a token sale that failed to comply with SEC regulations. Blockchain Tech News got in touch with three lawyers to get their perspective on what happened and how it can be avoided in the future.
As governments and businesses move more activities online, blockchain can give senior officials a clear and accurate understanding of transactions that involve many people and departments.