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Amazon Introduces Managed Blockchain and Quantum Ledger Database

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Dec 03, 2018 1

Amazon has announced a new managed service for creating and managing blockchain networks. The Hyperledger Fabric project is currently supported and support for Ethereum is coming soon. Amazon has also introduced a complementary blockchain service called Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) which provides a managed ledger database to store immutable transaction logs.

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Implementing Privacy by Design in Hyperledger Indy

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 30, 2018

Centralized identity providers, such as social media sites and consumer email services, provide convenience to users. But this approach creates data privacy and security risks. Hyperledger Indy, an open source blockchain project, is being built to address the current issues that exist in centralized identity providers by taking a 'Privacy by Design' approach to deal with these risks.

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Hyperledger Releases New Version of Burrow Featuring Improved Integration and Developer Experience

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 21, 2018

In a recent blog post, the Hyperledger open source project announced the next version of Burrow v.0.21.0. Within this release, organizations can expect improved integration, key-signing, helm charts for Kubernetes and developer experience.

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How Blockchain is Reinventing Business Process Management

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Jun 30, 2018 1

In a recent Hyperledger post, Jesse Chenard discusses how blockchain is poised to reinvent traditional Business Process Management platforms. A challenge with existing BPM platforms is that data is usually stored in organizational silos and challenges exist in exchanging counterparty transactions. A blockchain solution can provide auditing across boundaries, without leaking sensitive information.

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Ethereum Launches First Release of Casper, Client Testing Begins

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Jun 19, 2018

In a recent reddit post, ethereum developer Danny Ryan announced the first release of Casper Friendly Finality Gadget (FFG), ethereum’s proof of stake consensus algorithm. This software release, includes the introduction validators, which will aid in the transition to a proof of stake (PoS) consensus blockchain.

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MIT Researchers Test Oracles and Smart Contracts on Bitcoin Lightning Network

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Jun 11, 2018

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has revealed the results of their tests running smart contracts on the Bitcoin Lightning Network. Running smart contracts on the Bitcoin network isn’t necessarily new, however, the approach of using trusted entities called oracles with smart contracts is what makes their approach unique on the Bitcoin blockchain.

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Announces Client Specification 1.0

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  May 28, 2018

On May 16th, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) released the Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification 1.0 which is an open, cross-platform distributed ledger framework. The focus of this framework is to create a standards-based, enterprise-ready approach to building blockchain applications while avoiding multi-protocol propriety approaches.

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AWS Blockchain Templates for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric

by Alex Giamas Follow 10 Followers on  May 21, 2018

Amazon recently announced the introduction of blockchain templates for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric. AWS Blockchain templates enable developers to quickly setup blockchain infrastructure and focus on building applications rather than having to deal with the underlying infrastructure, how to build, maintain and secure it.

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Bank of America - Blockchain Data Storage Patent Released

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 28, 2018 2

On April 12, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a patent filing from the Bank of America outlining their plans for a permissioned blockchain implementation that enables personal and business data sharing. A user will authorize service providers to securely access their data, but only for the specific records they have access to.

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Chile’s Energy Regulator to Adopt Blockchain

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 28, 2018

PV magazine, a publication focused on reporting photovoltaics (solar power generation), has announced the Chile Energy Regulator is set to adopt blockchain in March 2018. The regulator plans to use blockchain technology to transparently record market prices, marginal costs, fuel prices and compliance documentation.

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Hyperledger Project Releases Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 12, 2018

In a recent blog post, the Hyperledger project announced Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 has reached general availability (GA). The Hyperledger project addresses requirements for enterprises building, deploying and running distributed ledger applications. The Sawtooth 1.0 release includes updates to on-chain governance, advanced transaction execution, dynamic consensus and support for Ethereum.

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Microsoft Announces Coco Framework for Enterprise Blockchain Networks

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Aug 20, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced a new open framework, called Coco, which targets enterprise consortium networks. The framework sits on top of existing blockchain platforms, such as Ethereum, and focuses on improving network throughput, adding new confidentiality models, network policy management and support for non-deterministic transactions.

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Hyperledger Steering Committee Approves First Ethereum Project

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 23, 2017

In a recent blog post on the Hyperledger project website, Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger project, announced that the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee has approved a proposal, submitted by Monax and Intel, to incubate the first Ethereum derived project called Burrow, a permissionable smart contract machine.

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