Is blockchain the future of accounting?

Is blockchain the future of accounting?

Blockchain holds the potential to "break and remake" any data-driven industry. Accounting certainly fits the description. It won't happen tomorrow, but in the not-very-distant future, blockchain is sure to radically change the way accountants crunch the numbers.

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.

The wild, wild world of ICOs

The wild, wild world of ICOs

Things move fast in the ICO arena, where new offerings are cropping up at a breakneck pace, and regulatory entities are just beginning to catch up. But stakeholders in this innovative new world are beginning to get a handle on ICO best practices. Here's what you need to know ...

3 ways digital signage can benefit from blockchain

3 ways digital signage can benefit from blockchain

Distributed ledger technology has the potential to revolutionize virtually every industry — and digital signage is no exception.

How quantum computing will break blockchain — and what to do about it

How quantum computing will break blockchain — and what to do about it

On the eve of the inevitable arrival of full-power, blockchain-busting quantum computing, the blockchain industry must learn to manage the strategic uncertainty associated with the threat timeline and the investment required to migrate to quantum-resistant cryptosystems.

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.

Is a hard fork the answer for the bitcoin blockchain?

Is a hard fork the answer for the bitcoin blockchain?

Hard forks in the bitcoin blockchain have been contentious and, as yet, not one of them has succeeded. With this in mind, is a hard fork the best solution?

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.

When will the internet become the Internet of Value?

When will the internet become the Internet of Value?

The Internet of Value is not just an upgrade to the internet, but a powerful driver, one that can change our future by re-architecting financial and social systems and by reinventing the ways we interact with them.

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.

A tale of Trump and blockchain tech

A tale of Trump and blockchain tech

The Trump administration has expressed interest in using blockchain technology. Could this signal upcoming developments in blockchain regulation and government use?

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