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Blockchain could inject growth into the NZ economy
“We appeal to the government and Kiwi corporations to see blockchain as the next completely neutral public digital infrastructure."
Blockchain: New Zealand needs to get up to speed
"The technology can traverse every business domain and can have far reaching impacts on society as we know it."
Bluzelle launches data delivery network to futureproof the edge
“Currently applications are limited to data caching technologies that require complex configuration and management of 10+ year old technology constrained to a few data centers."
New ACS report reveals challenges ahead for blockchain
“Blockchain has some way to go before it becomes a mainstream technology."
Gartner warns organisation to be wary about blockchain adoption
The research giant expects the bulk of the market to suffer 'blockchain fatigue' due to a lack of strong use cases.
Blockchain, edge, AI & ML - Microsoft goes all-out for devs
Microsoft is launching a swath of new developer technologies and Azure services designed to bring AI, blockchain, mixed reality, and IoT to the forefront of development.
‘Blockchain bandits’ brute-forcing weak Ethereum private keys
Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) has found that poorly implemented private key generation is facilitating the theft of cryptocurrency.
IBM supports Lenovo Data Center Group with blockchain-powered customer service
Lenovo Data Center Group will now leverage IBM's blockchain and cognitive services to improve its customer care.
IDC: APeJ blockchain spending to grow over 80%
Blockchain spending is forecast to grow by 83.9% year over year in 2019, and 77.5% by 2022.
Paving the road to self-sovereign identity using blockchain
Internet users are often required to input personal information and highly-valuable data from contact numbers to email addresses to make use of the various platforms and services available online.
Blockchain incubator set to bolster Australian industry
“Crypto SA Lab is about building a community and an industry in South Australia by providing these technical skills.”
What is blockchain good for?
"It’s been over a decade since blockchain was first introduced and though the hype has faded, distributed ledger technology is far from dead."
Oracle blockchain now available as part of Everledger’s tracking solution
“Our longstanding goal has been to help customers to manage, protect, analyse and use the world’s data for the benefit of all."
UK’s IT pros not learning fast enough to manage their environments
A new SolarWinds study has found that if the current IT workforce is to keep up with the pace of innovation, there will need to be some significant changes.
Huawei commits to Hong Kong with new cloud tech
Hosting its 2019 Cloud Summit in Hong Kong, Huawei announced it is throwing significant investment into region.
Two Ministers’ thoughts on blockchain in Oz
Minister Karen Andrews, and Minister Simon Birmingham have released a joint statement on the national blockchain roadmap and extra $100,000 funding.
Singapore firm to launch borderless open data sharing platform
Singapore-based Ocean Protocol, a decentralised data exchange that promotes data sharing, has revealed details of what could be the kickstart to a global and borderless data economy.
Maximising blockchain’s potential with privilege controls - CyberArk
While blockchain itself is considered to be ‘safe’, vulnerabilities can be targeted on the endpoints.
Why NZ could become a global blockchain leader
“If these technologies are going to serve society then we need to solve the problem of giving one vote to one human, we need the social layer, not just the technological layer.”
Turkcell infuses blockchain into identity management
A Turkish company called Turkcell has released a new identity management solution that works by harnessing the power of the blockchain.
HPE launches blockchain-based data monetisation platform
HPE and Continental’s platform leverages a decentralised architecture based on blockchain technologies.
How blockchain could help stop video piracy in its tracks
An Australian video tech firm has successfully tested a blockchain trial that could end up being a welcome relief for video creators and the fight against video piracy.
Gartner’s top 10 data and analytics trends for 2019
Data is the fuel for the modern world, and analytics the engine. Gartner has compiled the top 10 trends to watch this year.
Oracle updates enterprise blockchain platform
Oracle’s enterprise blockchain has been updated to include more capabilities to enhance development, integration, and deployment of customers’ new blockchain applications.