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Interview with Peter Hunn and Houman Shadab, founders of Clause.io

Introducing the Accord Project: “The future of law will be revolutionized by legaltech”

We’ve been so focused on the benefits blockchain has on the finance sector that we’ve forgotten about the legal industry. Enter the Accord Project, the world’s first consortium for smart legal contracts. It’s worth your attention because it seems to be the place where legal and tech come together. We invited Peter Hunn and Houman Shadab, founders of Clause.io to tell us more about the Accord Project and the aim of this initiative.

What does it take to bridge the skill gap?

The rise of blockchain: Are we falling short of competence to unleash the technology?

With what is touted as the next ‘war for talent’, the skill shortage in the area of blockchain technology does not seem to tally with the burgeoning number of startups and established businesses offering solutions in bitcoin and blockchain. Mukund Krishna, CEO and founder of Suyati Technologies explains how this technology finds itself useful in removing corruption and providing transparency and accountability.

Interview series with blockchain influencers — Final Part

Disruption may be an unavoidable reality: Is blockchain the new status quo?

It’s safe to say that blockchain is not going away, so people working in tech should have (at least) a base-level understanding of how this technology works. In the final part of our interview series, we dissect the IMF’s piece The Internet of Trust and discuss the lessons the IT world can learn from the blockchain technology.

Interview series with blockchain influencers — Part 1

Can blockchain transform the world? 8 influencers weigh in on its value

Douglas Adams got it all wrong, it seems. The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is not 42 — it’s blockchain, some will argue. Can the technology behind Bitcoin transform the world or should we take it with a grain of salt? We invited eight blockchain influencers to weigh in on its value and look beyond the hype.

Interview with Arnaud Le Hors, Senior Technical Staff Member of Web & Blockchain Open Technologies at IBM

“People cannot just adopt blockchain on their own”

If you want to know more about what blockchain is and Hyperledger’s role in taking the technology behind Bitcoin to the next level, you’ve come to the right place. JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc talked to Arnaud Le Hors, Senior Technical Staff Member of Web & Blockchain Open Technologies at IBM about developers’ interest in blockchain, Fabric — a blockchain framework—, and more.

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.