Meet Blockstack, the blockchain startup which aims to create “a new internet for decentralized apps.” The startup has unveiled a browser that “allows developers everywhere to access a whole new internet.” Why do we need a new internet? Because the old one is broken, they say.
Tale as old as time (or as Silk Road). Bitcoin is once again in the eye of the storm after WannaCry hackers dragged the digital currency back where it used to be when Silk Road was up and running. The cryptocurrency is being discredited yet again —with good reason, one might say.
Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? In addition to the Women in Tech survey, we also launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Chitra Ragavan, Chief Communications Officer at Gem.
Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? In addition to the Women in Tech survey, we also launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Dawn Newton, co-founder and COO of Netki.
Blockchain comes in handy if you don’t want to put your trust in a specific third party. It is great if you want the transactions made in the system to be unchangeable but it also adds inefficiency compared to regular databases. It can be slow, cumbersome and it has scaling problems. Blockchain is not perfect.
Marc Andreessen’s famous quote “Software is eating the world” has more meaning now than ever. Wall Street titans trade their comfortable offices for blockchain startups, investors throw money at anything with blockchain in it and business schools are tailoring their curriculum to fit the needs of a highly digitalized job market.
No matter how you change the wiring, there is one major issue – ultimately, you need to take money from one bank and pay it into another bank. Still, the world is changing and alternative payment options are springing up like mushrooms after the rain. Let’s see where they are heading.
Blockchain and smart card technology go together like cheese and wine. Why, you ask? We talked to Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance about their newly-launched white paper, organizations’ need for blockchain, smart card technology and blockchain’s potential in IoT.
A new report claims that “blockchains can play a critical role in strengthening economic resilience while ensuring the global economy works to the benefit of all.” But what does that mean exactly?
Make no mistake, the FinTech space is booming. But what makes it so important? We invited eight of the world’s biggest FinTech influencers to talk about the growing relationship between FinTech and entrepreneurship and blockchain’s relevance in this context.
GameCredits has become the first platform of its kind to offer a universal cryptocurrency as a method of in-game payment. The main benefits include the lack of chargebacks and the creation of new gaming economies.
IT is a must have for most banks these days – a massive change from its previous “optional” status. That being said, if banks are trying to win developers over, why shouldn’t the latter learn a bit about this sector? This JAX Magazine issue is packed with goodies — it’s our treat!
Gartner gave blockchain a huge pat on its back when it included this technology in its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017. But will it be smooth sailing from here on? We invited Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project to talk about the project’s most important accomplishments and how countless industries can benefit from blockchain’s use.
Credit Suisse believes that Blockchain is a more powerful potential disruptor than bitcoin. The global financial services company claims that there are at least five potential uses for the technology behind bitcoin.