3 problems that are keeping blockchain out of the mainstream

3 problems that are keeping blockchain out of the mainstream

There are three major problems that are keeping the blockchain out of the mainstream: poor reputation, lack of education and lack of full solutions.

How blockchain can deliver a better retail experience

How blockchain can deliver a better retail experience

The blockchain will help retailers in two key ways, by providing greater transparency to customers and by giving customers more control over their loyalty programs.

Blockchain powers bathroom sinks

Blockchain powers bathroom sinks

One company is using an integrated display that can detect restroom sink users and display content while they wash their hands. It also uses blockchain tech to confirm the user impression and provide valuable analytics.

How blockchain can benefit fast casual

How blockchain can benefit fast casual

Blockchain technology is a major force, making waves in every market from retailers to restaurants. Fast casual leaders need to get a handle on this technology if they want to stay on the cutting edge or risk being left to eat the dust of their more forward-moving competitors.

App aims to empower cryptocurrency investors

App aims to empower cryptocurrency investors

Investing in cryptocurrency is an exciting and dangerous endeavor. Due to the extreme volatility of the market, you can lose and win massive amounts of money in a single hour. And unfortunately, few investment experts understand cryptocurrency or blockchain. But one app is attempting to make investing in cryptocurrency easier for users.

Blockchain addresses diamond transparency

Blockchain addresses diamond transparency

One blockchain solution aims to address the need for transparency in the diamond industry by tracking the precious metal from mine to market.

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.

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