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Could this new distributed ledger replace the blockchain?
The Hedera hashgraph is supposedly faster and more capable of ensuring ongoing decentralisation than the existing blockchain platform.
Kiwi Startup Spotlight: Putting data back into consumer’s hands with blockchain
Right now, four big internet companies are using personal data to make huge profits - they also use their power to shut down the competition.
NZ blockchain startup in partnership to build an ‘internet of blockchains’
PL^G is designed to work in the real world, to help leverage each other’s strengths to create a more decentralised future.
RMIT launches blockchain strategy course to educate business leaders
The 8-week online course starts on March 19 and was developed by the University’s Blockchain Innovation Hub, Stone and Chalk, and Accenture.
Got a spare Zuckerbuck? Social networks may give cryptos weight
Social networks may be the key to bringing cryptocurrencies into the mainstream, according to GlobalData.
NZ’s Brave New Coin launches classification standard for crypto assets
The taxonomy will provide a platform that will help to streamline the process of evaluating cryptocurrency assets.
Blockchain spending to surge 90% in 2018 with 60% on IT services
APAC spent around US$148m on blockchain solutions in 2017, with 2018's forecast almost double that and IT services taking the lion's share.
IDC Australia industry predictions for 2018
"The digitalisation phenomenon will continue to push DX as the top priority for IT executives."
Exclusive interview: Chatbot 101 with Tim McNamara, founder of The Hut34 Project
“We are not building chatbots, we’re building the bridge between chatbots.”
Blockpass joins Trusted IOT Alliance & Digital Identity Foundation
"We have been looking for a foundation that aligns with our core pillars of creating a blockchain identity protocol for the connected world."
New Zealand's tech leaders get behind global blockchain platform
“We are too small to do global things on our own.”
Cloud 2.0 and Open API - IDC's 10 predictions for the NZ IT industry
This year's predictions reflect the maturity and growth of New Zealand's digital economy.
Rackspace, Bitcoin, Alibaba and the future of cloud
"Alibaba’s growing presence was a key reason Rackspace acquired Datapipe, our closest competitor, earlier this year."
Kiwi digital leader recognised at Talent Unleashed Awards
MinterEllisonRuddWatts chief digital officer Nick Whitehouse has a unique history leading businesses through disruption and technology firsts.
How blockchain & design thinking can help us overcome the absence of a national digital identity system
Blockchain is not going to be the one piece of technology that will be the panacea to solve every problem and challenge that exists today.
Dimension Data lists big tech that will reshape digital business in 2018
Dimension Data's list of technologies with the most potential to deliver disruptive outcomes are consequently promising areas to invest in.
FinTech industry welcomes Govt's anti-money laundering rules for digital currencies
“The legislation will help bring further legitimacy to exchanges operating in Australia, unlocking the benefits of digital currency usage."
IoT, AI, blockchain, biometrics – Hitachi Vantara's 10 key trends for 2018
Smart object storage, analytics and AI, and the extension of agile methodologies across the enterprise will all play key roles during the coming year.
More than the money: The future potential of blockchain
Blockchain is more than a buzzword thrown around in banking circles; it’s the future of distributed security.
Equinix: 8 predictions for IT in 2018
Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has existed for six decades, but it’s just now going mainstream.
A/NZ businesses still consider IoT & public cloud too risky
“The resounding message from our research is clear: senior leadership needs to invest in increasing its digital fluency.”
Blockchain-as-a-Service: HPE unveils first member of blockchain portfolio
The Mission Critical DLT solution is a part of HPE’s overall strategy to bring enterprise-grade capability to blockchain workloads.
Revisiting the 7 bold predictions for the connected enterprise from 2017
Interconnection is the enabler for new opportunities between businesses and greater innovation when leveraging new digital technologies.
Local startup launches blockchain-powered secure prescription platform
"In the unlikely event of a security breach, hackers could only ever compromise one record, which they would be nonetheless be unable to decrypt."