There are three major problems that are keeping the blockchain out of the mainstream: poor reputation, lack of education and lack of full solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One blockchain solution aims to address the need for transparency in the diamond industry by tracking the precious metal from mine to market.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Distributed ledger technology gets a lot of hype, but scalability is still an issue. Can blockchain developers overcome this problem?
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.
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.