IBM launches Blockchain accelerator program, offers new software to speed development

IBM today announced the IBM Blockchain Founder Accelerator to help enterprises and enterprise developers take blockchain networks into production faster. The accelerator is the first program available that provides expertise and support across the technology, legal and business considerations of establishing new blockchain networks. Enterprises can join to gain exclusive access to technology and consulting...

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Blockchain and the future of the software engineer

Blockchain has permeated the headlines for quite some time now. Perhaps you’re familiar with it only peripherally. Perhaps you’ve dipped your toes in the technology and pondered it as a viable solution. Perhaps you think it’s nice and sweet and it doesn’t concern you. But, even if you deem it will remain in the hinterlands,...

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What is blockchain? A primer on distributed ledger technology

You’ve probably heard of Blockchain. It’s hard to navigate much of the web today without running across some kind of reference to it. After a while I thought, “Could I really explain Blockchain to someone if asked?” and if you’re in the same boat as I was, this post is for you. The Problem Any...

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The hype and potential behind blockchain technologies

Recently a very influential technology analyst group released its annual Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. In this report you can find their perspective on where a variety of new-wave technologies are on their journey to mainstream adoption. If you’re wondering where blockchain technologies appear on that hype cycle, I can tell you that it sits...

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