iExec

iExec uses blockchain to build a market for renting out cloud services and creating decentralized apps

Blockchain may be the biggest trend in IT since cloud computing, and a French startup called iExec is creating a way to bring the two closer together by using the distributed ledger technology to create a market for renting out processing power as an alternative to Amazon, Google or or Microsoft. In November, iExec released the […]

Divi Project

Divi Project seeks to create a blockchain-based cryptocurrency businesses will actually use

Companies may not conduct a lot of business with each other using cryptocurrencies today, but a startup called The Divi Project says it can change that — by making underlying technology like blockchain disappear into the background. The Divi Project has already completed its initial coin offering (ICO) as of late last month and is […]

FlureeDB

FlureeDB wants to be the database foundation for enterprise blockchain applications

A cloud-based database called FlureeDB is promising to help companies overcome the cost, complexity and speed associated with creating blockchain applications, offering more trustworthy ways to handle a wide range of transactions. FlureeDB launched earlier this month from Winston Salem, N.C.-based Fluree PBC as a public beta. The company also published an accompanying white paper […]

Blockchain Research Institute

Blockchain Research Institute seeks to get past NextBlock controversy

The Blockchain Research Institute is trying to move past controvesies around the way it communicated about its proposed faculty — as well as misrepresentations from a company led by one of its co-founders — and focus businesses on how to take strategic advantage of the distributed technology. Executives from large business and several governments converged […]

cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies: What Merchants Need to Know

Let’s face it: You’re not much of an ecommerce merchant by today’s standards if you’ve still never heard of Bitcoin. After all, it’s been nearly a decade since the original cryptocurrency was first used in a transaction. There is, however, no shame in admitting that you don’t have more than a peripheral understanding of Bitcoin. […]

blockchain platforms

Top 8 Blockchain Platforms You Should Check Out Now

In 2008 Blockchain technology was introduced in a paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” by Satoshi Nakamoto. When it comes to talking about this high-end technology, it is a creative invention that interests various people. Since then, this technology has grown into something greater. But… One of the major questions every single person […]

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Blockchain Technology: A Primer for Organizations and Professionals

Recently, I was speaking at a Blockchain Meetup of over 500 attendees in Toronto. Several speakers remarked that living in the Blockchain space was like being in 1985 during the Internet’s early days. And another speaker noted that we are now in 1989, relative to the Internet era. “Wow,” I remarked, “we’ve grown four years […]

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The Blockchain: Google Docs of the Global Economy

If you’re new to the blockchain concept, you’re not alone. It sounds more complex than it really is. However, the impact that the blockchain will have on digitally transforming the global economy will be dramatic. From banks to fintech, e-commerce to self-service, the blockchain is redefining (and disrupting) the way we transmit value to each […]

B2B Best Practices: Don and Alex Tapscott’s Blockchain Revolution

Technology has changed the way every aspect of business is done – with the exception of financial services. Financial services had not been fundamentally transformed by technology because the Internet did little to reduce the cost of establishing trust, said the author of 2016’s runaway best-selling business book. That is, until blockchain entered the scene, […]

B2B Solution of the Week: How blockchain technologies will affect B2B industries

As a B2B News Network reader, you may be familiar with the emerging  fintech called blockchain. We’ve written about it several times including regular updates to our primer on the subject. But its influence on B2B is undoubtedly worth probing deeper. Blockchain will not remain a purely fintech phenomenon and has set itself up for wider […]

Bitcoin’s price drops sharply but Bitcoin startups still attract VC cash

Despite a precipitous plunge that has seen its value decrease by more than 70 percent over the past year due largely to speculation, Bitcoin, by far the world’s dominant cryptocurrency, is very much alive. Particularly promising is the attention—and money— that Silicon Valley keeps heaping on Bitcoin. Several Bitcoin startups are attracting big-dollar bets from […]