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Developers rejoice! Good news for blockchain fans

Blockchain startup Blockstack launches browser for the decentralized web

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.

Portrait: Chitra Ragavan, Chief Communications Officer at Gem

Transitioning into a tech career? Silicon Valley culture is one of the biggest initial obstacles

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.

Blockchain will not eliminate the middleman

Looking beyond the blockchain hype

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.

The skill that opens doors

Blockchain sells. Here’s the proof.

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.

Money money money

How the Internet is changing the way we pay for things

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.

Interview with Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance

Blockchain without smart card technology is like a house without a roof

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.

Interview with Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project

Brian Behlendorf explains the DevOps of Blockchain

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.