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CEO Satya Nadella Gives the First Day Keynote at Microsoft Build 2018

by Michael Stiefel Follow 5 Followers on  May 07, 2018

Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, delivered the first day keynote at the Microsoft Build conference in Seattle today. The first part of the keynote was about the opportunities and responsibilities facing Microsoft and the technology community today. The second part presented the focus of the conference: the intelligent cloud and the intelligent edge, specifically Azure and Microsoft 365.

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Major Automakers Aim to Bring Blockchain to Cars

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  May 03, 2018

Launched by four of some of the major automakers worldwide and a number of other companies, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) focuses on speeding up Blockchain adoption for mobility applications, from payments to ride-sharing and autonomous vehicles.

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IBM Looking for a Quantum "Killer App"

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Apr 17, 2018 4

A first bunch of startups have joined IBM’s Q Network to help explore practical applications of quantum computing for business and science, writes IBM Research director Jeff Welser, looking for a quantum killer app.

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Hyperledger Project Releases Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0

by Kent Weare Follow 9 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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As Banks Ban Cryptocurrencies Enterprises Start Joining the Blockchain

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 04, 2018

While controversy and value swings continue to dog Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, interest in the associated blockchain technology is rising, with major players in the financial and other industries showing signs of taking it seriously.

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Blockchain and Smart Contracts in a Business Process

by Jan Stenberg Follow 29 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

Buying something through an internet portal, for example a car, normally involves two parties who don’t trust each other; a buyer and a seller. The portal is just a broker so either the buyer must transfer money before getting the ordered item, or the seller must send the item before getting the money. To overcome this lack of mutual trust, Bernd Rücker claims that a blockchain can be used.

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ARKit 1.5 Now Supports Vertical Surface Detection and 2D Image Recognition

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 25, 2018

Apple has announced a major upgrade of ARKit, which is available to developers with iOS 11.3 beta. According to Apple, ARKit 1.5 will allow developers to build more immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences.

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JavaOne Keynote: Oracle Talks Blockchain, Bots and Serverless

by Matt Raible Follow 11 Followers on  Oct 13, 2017

The developer keynote at JavaOne on Tuesday focused on communication and Oracle’s cloud offering. Oracle provided an update on Oracle Developer Community, the relaunched OTN that was announced at JavaOne last year, and provided a number of demos and overviews of Oracle Cloud.

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Initial Metropolis Ethereum Hardfork Expected in September

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 30, 2017

The Ethereum Foundation released additional details about the upcoming update to the Ethereum network called Metropolis. The Metropolis hard fork is set to be divided into two core releases: Byzantium and Constantinople. Byzantium will be the first of the two releases, and is targeting a late September release and includes updates on transaction anonymity and predictable gas charges.

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Microsoft Announces Coco Framework for Enterprise Blockchain Networks

by Kent Weare Follow 9 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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New Cryptocurrency Closer to Building Machine-to-Machine Economy

by Ignacio Aguerrevere Follow 1 Followers on  May 26, 2017

The IOTA team is advancing their cryptocurrency protocol to create an economy for IoT devices. The goal is for billions of internet driven devices to be able to exchange currency as well as data.

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10 Weeks to QCon New York: Keynotes Announced and Early Peek into the Speaker Lineup

by Wesley Reisz Follow 16 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

QCon New York (the 6th annual software conference) is just 10 weeks away. June 26-28 QCon returns to its new location at Times Square’s Marriott Marquis, but with the same great lineup of speakers. 2017 features speakers from Stitch Fix, Google, Netflix, Lyft, Pivotal, Redis Labs, among others.

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Hyperledger Steering Committee Approves First Ethereum Project

by Kent Weare Follow 9 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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IBM Launches Blockchain as a Service

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  Mar 30, 2017 1

At the company’s recent InterConnect conference, IBM announced the release of IBM Blockchain as a Service. This service is based upon the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0 and runs on IBM’s high security network which is underpinned by LinuxONE. Previously, the Hyperledger Fabric was in an incubator state and has since been promoted to an active state.

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Releases Vision Paper

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  Mar 12, 2017

The newly formed Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has published a Vision Paper outlining “a vision for users and stakeholders to propose, implement, and integrate advances to the Ethereum protocol with support for Enterprise Ethereum protocols.” In this paper the EEA discusses many topics related to Pluggable Consensus, interoperability, Ethereum protocol updates, storage and performance.

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