Blockchain may be one of the hottest new trends, but its track record is still thin on data security. Plus, how will it react to future changes like quantum computing? Gary Stevens explains how blockchain’s proponents can take advantage of the technology’s inherent security.
2018 has certainly been a year. As the days grow shorter, we can’t help but look forward to a brand new 2019 and all the amazing tech trends in store for us. Today. we’re kicking off a week of predictions for next year. First up: blockchain! Emmanuel Thiriez explains five of his predictions for distributed ledger tech for the new year.
When looking to dive into Ethereum, the first important step is to broaden the scope *beyond* Ethereum
When it comes to blockchain, opinions regarding its journey to the mainstream are divided. However, for developers, this is not necessarily the most important aspect of this technology. We caught up with Jana Petkanic at the Blockchain Technology Conference and talked about Ethereum, blockchain misconceptions, and what developers should keep in mind before diving into Ethereum.
All technology needs a voice, in a figurative sense, and that voice is an API. To package your technology as a product, you need to build an API for it. In the same way, blockchain needs to be packaged with an API in order to be a product. We talked to Ilya Pupko, Chief Architect at Jitterbit about blockchain’s need for strong APIs, how the API economy is set to revolutionize blockchain and more.
“Anyone who needs a modular cryptographic library for blockchain might find Hyperledger Ursa useful”
Hyperledger Ursa is the latest project to be accepted by Hyperledger’s Technical Steering Committee. This modular, flexible cryptography library is intended for—but not limited to—use by other projects in Hyperledger. We talked to Hart Montgomery, Hyperledger Ursa maintainer about the goals of this project, its two modules, future and more.
Still not sure about blockchain? Robert van Mölken explores the basics of distributed ledger technologies and shows how they can be a solid foundation for future success. Here, we dive deeper into the architectural intricacies that make up blockchain.
When it comes to blockchain, opinions regarding its journey to the mainstream are divided. However, for developers, this is not necessarily the most important aspect of this technology. We caught up with Ingo Rammer, co-founder & managing director of Thinktecture AG at Blockchain Technology Conference 2018 to discuss the shortcomings of current blockchain infrastructures, the most common pitfalls developers fall into and more.
Limited scalability hampers blockchain’s adoption: “If blockchain is not scalable, it’s simply not suitable for widespread use”
While blockchain’s usefulness is profound, it’s not the solution to everything — it cannot solve every problem across every industry in all parts of the world — and failing to understand this usually sets people up for failure. We caught up with Dr. Byung Ik Ahn, CEO of Fantom Foundation to chat about blockchain’s evolution, potential solutions to its growing pains, Fantom’s goals and more.
“If you make the right choices, blockchain will help you, otherwise it’s going to be a nightmare for you to manage”
Because there are so many blockchain solutions out there, it’s important to identify the problem you’re trying to solve and if the solution you have chosen can facilitate that. If you make the right choices, blockchain is going to help you, otherwise, like any technology, it’s going to be a nightmare for you to manage. We talked to Vinita Rathi, CEO & Founder of Systango about the shortcomings of current blockchain infrastructures, the dos and don’ts of creating an enterprise blockchain solution and more.
Blockchain is on everyone’s lips these days but, as we learned during the recent Blockchain Technology Conference, before choosing blockchain, you have to ask yourself one question: Do I really need it? We caught up with Dan Middleton, chair of the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee to discuss blockchain’s technical challenges, the dos and don’ts and what fascinates him about this technology.
“Most decentralized applications are not user-friendly. We need to create applications that are accessible to everyone”
Blockchain is on its way to becoming a mainstream technology. However, the problem is that we are so focused on the creation of a blockchain application that we completely ignore the importance of how blockchain-based applications should look like when presented to the consumer. Michał Zieliński sets the record straight.
The Blockchain Technology Conference has come to an end but now’s the perfect time for an overview of the most important takeaways. We’ve gathered enough intel to keep our minds well-fed until the next blockchain-related conference so come get your piping hot takeaways and explore our notes in bite-sized pieces.
Blockchain pitfalls & misconceptions: Livestream and learn from the Blockchain Technology Conference!
When it comes to blockchain technology, there are a lot of bad habits we have to unlearn. Let’s put our best foot forward! Livestream a session from the Blockchain Technology Conference in Berlin about blockchain misconceptions and common pitfalls.
Can blockchain transform the world? Before we can answer this question, we need to understand what this technology can and can’t do, what it is and what it isn’t. Therefore, we have to go back to basics and explore the fundamentals in order to eliminate all misconceptions about blockchain. This series is meant to clear the air by answering the most fundamental questions.