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Hyperledger Moves Blockchain Frameworks Sawtooth and Iroha Forward, Adds Members

By Diana Ngo Hyperledger, the open-source, cross-industry collaborative effort focusing on blockchain technology, has advanced the status of its Sawtooth and Iroha blockchain frameworks from “Incubation” to “Active” status. The green light was given by Hyperledger’s 12-member Technical Steering Committee (TSC), chaired by Christopher Ferris, CTO of Open Technology at IBM. It followed an extensive more »

DCG’s Bitcoin Scaling Proposal and What it Needs to Succeed

By Aaron van Wirdum Spearheaded by Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group (DCG), over 50 companies signed and published on Medium a “Bitcoin Scaling Agreement” this week. The agreement intends to put an end to Bitcoin’s long-lasting scaling debate. But whether it actually will is a different question. Here’s what the agreement entails, how it compares more »

Using Blockchain Tech to Keep Concert Ticket Prices Honest

By Rebecca Campbell Major events, from sporting to musical, are a significant part of most people’s lives, bringing individuals together to enjoy a shared interest. Unfortunately, ticket touts (scalpers) and secondary websites are taking advantage and extorting the event ticketing industry. With big names such as Mumford and Sons, Coldplay, Adele and Ed Sheeran speaking more »

Consensus 2017: Blockchain Consortia in A Rapidly Changing Market

By Noelle Acheson “Whatever we build today will probably have to be changed again.” So said Eiki Hatakeyama of the Western Asset Management Company, highlighting a sense of realism that came through in a series of workshops sponsored by distributed ledger consortium R3 during CoinDesk’s Consensus 2017 conference. Discussions revolved around the rapidly changing marketplace more »

EEA Adds New Members to Boost Future Ethereum Innovation

By Brandon Green The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has announced that 86 new members have joined the initiative that aims to bolster innovation around the Ethereum blockchain. The EEA, founded by corporate giants such as Microsoft, Intel and BP, views the Ethereum blockchain as a potential treasure trove of innovative opportunity. Ethereum cryptocurrency founder Vitalik more »