Blockchain for business: Vendor landscape

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Blockchain platforms have evolved from their cryptocurrency origins. They are now being built to target enterprise use cases across many different industries (from financial services, through manufacturing and the supply chain, to healthcare, insurance, government, telecoms, and more). They’re also becoming far better integrated with business systems and complementary technologies like IoT and business analytics […]

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A tale of two blockchains – Ethereum and Hyperledger tie the knot

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This week saw the announcement that two of the major groups steering the development of enterprise blockchains – the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), and the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project – have agreed to become associate members of each other’s organisations in a bid to foster greater inter-ledger interoperability and mutual collaboration to jointly further the […]

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A conversation with David Katz, CEO of Plastic Bank

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 20’34” episode, Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth talks to David Katz, Founder and CEO of Plastic Bank. By enabling the exchange of plastic for money, items or blockchain-secured digital tokens, Plastic Bank reveals the value in plastic – empowering recycling ecosystems around […]

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Hyperledger Sawtooth, Low-Code app dev, Platformification and iPaaS trends

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 24’36” episode, Research Director Neil Ward-Dutton and Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth discuss the issues behind recent tech industry developments. This week: Hyperledger Sawtooth; the growing market for low-code application development tools; the fashion for turning products into platforms; and what the […]

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Hyperledger Sawtooth – Intel’s blockchain baby comes of age

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The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project gained another 1.0 release this week, when the Hyperledger Sawtooth distributed ledger platform framework reached production-ready status. As we outlined in our report on Hyperledger late last year, Sawtooth is a modular blockchain platform designed to address the scalability, security, and privacy concerns associated with large and distributed validator populations. […]

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A conversation with Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 17’58” podcast episode, Craig Wentworth talks to Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project. Topics covered include: The background of the Hyperledger project How the Hyperledger family is evolving Hyperledger’s relationship with other distributed ledger technologies (including the […]

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Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service: Production-ready for beyond PoCs

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Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service is a Hyperledger Fabric-based blockchain platform in the Oracle Cloud, wrapped with enterprise features for improved security, resilience, ease of management, and so on – and outfitted with integration into a raft of Oracle products to enable integration with existing applications, plus REST APIs to help developers build new applications. Top […]

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Hyperledger: Permissioned blockchains for every industry

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The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project is an umbrella initiative under which communities are developing interoperable enterprise-grade, open source permissioned blockchain tools and frameworks. Hyperledger currently has over 170 members, including major software and hardware vendors, system integrators, and blockchain early adopters. Its most active project, the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain framework for developing permissioned blockchains, forms […]

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Track blockchain projects with our new interactive research tool

COMMENTARY

We’re starting to collect examples of blockchain projects (and in rare cases, products!) as we build out our research into ‘blockchain for business’. We decided to work on this openly, so you can ride with us as this fast-changing space evolves. To that end we’ve just published a first version of an interactive project-tracking research tool […]

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IBM’s blockchain for business – beyond cryptocurrencies

COMMENTARY

IBM’s lab in Böblingen, Germany hosted the company’s Blockchain Summit this week. It was a chance to show off what’s possible with the freshly-minted v1.0 of Hyperledger Fabric blockchain framework, along with customer stories from some of IBM’s earliest Hyperledger adopters. The IBM blockchain pitch is ‘blockchain for business’ – and it starts with a […]

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