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HPE and Continental announce blockchain-based platform for sharing vehicle data

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MWC19 Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Continental have jointly announced a blockchain-based platform that will share vehicle data to enable new digital services in order to improve driver safety and convenience. The platform, scheduled to be available in 2019, will provide data sovereignty, security, efficiency and transparency and will help overcome the technical issues concerning […]

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Why human readable addresses alone won’t drive crypto adoption

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Usability is one of crypto’s biggest problems. Block times, private keys, and worst of all the address: a 64-character gibberish alphanumeric string, in which a single typo can make your money disappear forever. Not to mention the unsecure way these public keys are typically being shared, via text or email that can easily be intercepted, […]

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Marta Piekarska, Hyperledger: On collaboration and education in blockchain and open source

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When The Block spoke with Brian Behlendorf, executive director of Hyperledger, back in September 2017, there was a feeling of a major milestone having been reached. In the previous three months, the community had seen the release of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 – which this publication summarised as “advancing the enterprise blockchain space a step further” […]

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IBM and Santander announce five-year global agreement focusing on blockchain and big data

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IBM and Spanish commercial bank Banco Santander have announced a five-year global technology agreement which focuses on blockchain and big data technologies. The agreement, which is valued at around £547 million, will help Santander Group to evolve towards the open, flexible and modern IT environment it requires to materialise the important role that technology and […]