Selecting — and then implementing the right consensus protocol (or consensus algorithm) — is a key decision to make early in your blockchain...
The future will be full of new cryptocurrency launches. This is a good thing. Before seizing your chance to launch the next great cryptocurrency, it's worth your time to examine the clever application of fundamental computer science techniques that have enabled Bitcoin.
Blockchain technology was popularized by the rise of cryptocurrencies, but the use cases extend far beyond currency. These six use cases demonstrate how blockchain technology offers the potential to revolutionize a variety of industries.
Though blockchain technology is powerful, it isn’t a solution for every problem. In fact, centralized databases are often a better choice. Here are some guidelines for when to use blockchain and when to steer clear.
Blockchain has become a necessity in most industries, but the supply for good blockchain developers is low. Learn why it’s tough to find good blockchain developers, tricks to develop your own and how to hire the right ones.
We all knew it: Blockchain would never live up to the irrationally exuberant hype. There is still some value in the technology bolstered by a few emerging blockchain applications. We’ve gathered a few real-world blockchain examples that demonstrate substance beyond the hype.
In this article, we'll go over everything you need to know before working with smart contracts—and also clear up some of the common fallacies that we've heard from businesses interested in the new technology.
While distributed ledger technology has clear benefits, there are still major barriers to widespread adoption. In this post, we'll evaluate the differences between blockchains and distributed ledgers and the roadblocks preventing mainstream use.
How does the blockchain differ from the classic centralized database model of years past? What is a blockchain exactly, and is it the right choice for your own business?
Blockchain technology will eventually transform how we deliver, consume, and pay for media content, from news and academic papers to music and entertainment.
The potential benefits of IOTA and Tangle offer a wealth of data for those willing to work their way through and stick with the technology.
Find out how blockchain and smart contracts are poised to usher the insurance industry into the 21st century.
Extreme Programming (XP) and smart contracts are a match made in heaven. Find out why.
Blockchain is disrupting the agricultural supply chain. It is providing transparency in the price of produce and ethical treatment of workers within the industry as well as helping track contamination quickly and effectively.
The most successful blockchain POCs not only have CEOs and CTOs working collaboratively, they also engage stakeholders from across the business.
Blockchain consensus protocols allow a decentralized network to arrive at an agreement about the state of the blockchain. There are different ones for different types of blockchains and each has its pros and cons.
Learn about the basics of authoring an ICO smart contract: creating an ERC20 token, calculating token distribution, and deployment on the Ethereum network.
Blockchains are designed to be immutable. Once a block is written to a blockchain, realistically, it cannot change. But how does it work? We'll explain.
Blockchain technology can help providing traceability across the supply chain. Here are a few use cases for blockchain technology and how it benefits the supply chain.
As more devices are connected to the internet, the system becomes more insecure. Could blockchain hold an answer to fix IoT's security issues?
Smart contracts are computer programs that act only after specific conditions are met. Like a traditional contract, a smart contract defines the provisions and penalties around an agreement.
2017 was a strange year for Cryptocurrency and ICOs in general. We’ve put together the weirdest Initial Coin Offerings of 2017.
Getting input from multiple different areas of your business is the key to a successful blockchain proof of concept. Find out why.
Your blockchain project isn’t just another tech initiative: it’s a new way of doing business. Here’s how to get your CTO on board.
Hyperledger Fabric is a platform for distributed blockchain solutions. In this blog post, we explain the different use cases for Fabric in business.
In this episode of the Chain Reaction podcast, John Bass of Hashed Health joins us to talk about the future of healthcare and how blockchain fits.
Your blockchain project has been approved; now, you just need to build it. Learn whether to hire or outsource your blockchain development talent.
Hyperledger Fabric is a business blockchain framework, and like any emerging technology, it has pros and cons. Here’s what you need to know.
In 2017, we saw blockchain’s impact on industries like fintech and healthcare. What’s next? Here are 6 industries poised for blockchain disruption in 2018.
For a while, Bitcoin was all the buzz. Now, it’s sharing the spotlight with Ethereum. Read on to learn how they’re different and why it matters.
In 2017, bitcoin saw a huge surge in popularity and value. So it seems fitting to close out the year by signing our first contract where we’ll be paid in bitcoin.
ICO fever might soon slow down with news that the SEC’s special division dedicated to ICOs filed its first charges against a company and froze its assets.
We've put together the basics of dApps so you can make an informed decision for your firm on whether you should build a decentralized application.
Analysts agree that blockchain will affect most industries within the next ten years. This blog post explains how the changes might affect your business.
ICO's can be an effective way to raise capital for your next venture, but they should be used with caution. Find out what you need to watch out for.
In this podcast, we talk about instances when central authorities mismanage national currency and how cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin could bring stability.
Thinking about implementing your own blockchain solution? Here’s what you need to know about public, private and permissioned blockchains.
Healthcare leaders are embracing blockchain — and for good reason: the technology is poised to solve some of the industry’s greatest data challenges.
Building smart contracts with Ethereum can be tricky. Learn about some of the "gotchas" of working with Solidity, Ethereum, and the Truffle framework.
Learn more about the benefits and limitations of blockchain distributed ledgers for highly regulated industries like finance, healthcare, and supply chain.
By its very nature, blockchain protects the integrity and availability of data. But when it comes to confidentiality? It’s complicated.
Smart contracts have the potential to transform the way we do business. But what exactly is a smart contract, and how does it work?