Blockchain

Discover Elk, a blockchain dev board for decentralised IoT

Credit: Elk Over 180 people on Kickstarter have backed Elk, a development board for blockchain that combines Arduino with native support for decentralised networks. Blockchain has boundless potential in the world of IoT. For example, tracking products in a store can help to eliminate the doubt over where they've come...

India could ban private cryptocurrency: why?

Credit: Swarajya The “Banning of Cryptocurrency & Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2019” has been listed on the official Department of Economic Affairs website. An Indian government inter-ministerial committee (IMC) has recommended that “cryptocurrencies created by non-sovereigns” should face a total ban.The report states that all private cryptocurrencies except ones issued...

Could we build new social networks on blockchain?

Credit: Ecoconsultancy Blockchain is favoured by many for its transparency and decentralisation. Could it be a legitimate option to build a more secure brand of social network? The companies may be based in Silicon Valley but social media immerses your phone in Las Vegas culture. You may as well install...

Libra explained: why Facebook has launched a cryptocurrency

“We lived on farms, then we lived in cities and now we're going to live on the internet,” was a premonition from a movie about Facebook. Is it coming true?The Social Network was a dramatisation, denounced by all founding members of Facebook. Yet Sean Parker's quote accurately predicted the future...

Blockchain tracking is increasing sales for French retailer Carrefour

Supermarkets are more used to multi-buy offers and deli discounts when it comes to driving sales, rather than employing a blockchain project manager. French retailer Carrefour, however, is diving headfirst into the future to track produce. Emmanuel Delerm has been working at Carrefour since 2015. The supermarket’s blockchain project manager,...

How secure is cryptocurrency?

Did you know it’s possible to earn $32,000 by finding flaws in crypto platforms? This isn’t a scam though: white hat hackers were employed to fix these issues.The likes of TRON, Brave and Coinbase have been busy fixing flaws. These companies, amongst others, paid security researchers between March 28 and...

Is Blockchain a solution for digital ID systems?

Your online data isn’t safe. That’s what some experts say, following high-profile data leaks in the last few years. So how can we protect ID against breaches?It’s a question that even the highest-profile tech companies with sensitive customer data don’t have an answer for. Whether hackers are involved or data...