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How Amazon aims to reinvent blockchain
Amazon QLDB is a new class of database that provides a transparent, immutable, and cryptographically verifiable ledger.
Spark named as self-sovereign identity steward
The Sovrin Network ledger is operated by Stewards, trusted organisations within the ecosystem who have agreed to abide by certain requirements.
Forrester’s 14 quick tech predictions for 2019
Forrester weighs in on 2019 predictions, looking at how organisations will shift into a more precise application of transformative technologies.
Tatau scoops four international awards in a few short weeks
‘Tatau’ is the word on many international tech investors’ lips – and all because of a unique approach to blockchain and AI.
JPlay & DGames bring blockchain to eSports
JPlay is one of the world’s first blockchain-powered eSports platforms, launched this month in Taipei, Taiwan.
Will blockchain be the next big thing in the healthcare sector?
"Organisations within the healthcare sphere are likely to take an ‘adopt with caution’ approach to the use of blockchain."
Inside NZ’s first blockchain trade for meat exports
“We’re exporting to 40 different countries and being able to use a blockchain platform removes the weak spots and ensures the integrity of the data."
Aussie blockchain firm Power Ledger wins XTC 2018
An Australian blockchain firm scooped up first place at the Extreme Tech Challenge at Sir Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands.
Is blockchain a solution to IoT security problems?
Could using blockchain to trace and authenticate IoT data, regardless of what that data is be the answer to the problems plaguing the Internet of Things?
Oracle unveils business-ready blockchain applications
Oracle Blockchain Applications enable customers to track products through the supply chain on a distributed ledger.
Blockchain could be everywhere by 2025, research shows
Worldwide analysis of leading organisations implementing blockchain demonstrates the technology’s potential to transform supply chains across the globe.
Gartner’s top 10 tech trends for 2019
Gartner has released a list of what it sees as the most important strategic tech trends to be aware of in the quickly upcoming year.
Blockworks Hackfest celebrates 2018 winners
"Kiwis are world famous innovators and this was very evident at the hackfest - ideas flew, solutions were created and we had a lot of fun."
Health beyond borders: How can blockchain transform medical tourism?
In the wake of rising blockchain popularity, the medical tourism industry is bound to be among the top beneficiaries.
Waikato businesses great at ideation but stumble at commercialisation, says expert
The Waikato might be one of the best at producing innovative ideas, but it’s not so good at commercialising them.
CreativeHQ & Centrality launch blockchain accelerator programme
Using Creative HQ’s Lightning Lab, the Centrality Accelerator will support ventures to become business-ready and trained for success.
All aboard the blockchain train: Academic says NZ needs to catch up fast
Cryptocurrencies are here to stay, but New Zealand is not as innovative and agile as we like to think.
Transform responsibly - CompTIA’s top 10 tech trends
From IoT to AI, these innovations have the greatest potential to make near-term impacts on business, but CompTIA warns to approach them with care.
Hydro66 appoints new exec to support blockchain investments
A new executive role has been created to support the company's ambitions to take advantage of the opportunities present in the blockchain markets.
Meet Amino, the NZ computing network with huge blockchain goals
You don’t have to look far to find local tech firms that are taking on blockchain and turning it into commercial potential.
Singapore startup uses blockchain to balance market research with user data
Not only will it allow businesses to gain access to market research data, but it will allow consumers to retain ownership of their data and its value.
Tech Futures Lab launches Digital Suitcase to upskill everyday adults
Digital Suitcase is an online platform that teaches everyday adults digital knowledge that they need to thrive in the digital world.
Exclusive: Solving blockchain’s regulatory issues
"Complying with a complex web of regulations is a prohibitively daunting proposition for many businesses."
Digital natives love the blockchain because they trust it
The younger ‘digital native’ generation may turn out to be blockchain’s driving force in years to come, argues Dentacoin's Donika Kraeva.