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IBM Launches Cloud Services for Blockchain Deployments

IBM recently announced a cloud service for organizations looking to adopt blockchain technologies. The service is underpinned by the IBM LinuxONE platform which hosts a series of underlying services for blockchain processing.
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The Subtle Tyranny of Blockchain@Offshore stockbrokers

The Subtle Tyranny of Blockchain@Offshore stockbrokers | Blockchain | Scoop.it
Re-learning old lessons about shared state

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Investors Europe Stock Brokers's curator insight, August 25, 2016 12:53 PM

"Harmony and consensus are valuable. If we didn’t agree on who is president or how much money is in anyone’s bank account, society would be unable to function. But harmony taken to the extreme becomes a detriment. In the Lego Movie utopia, “everything is awesome” only on the surface. Behind the scenes, there is tremendous diversity and a rapidly changing world, which doesn’t match the established consensus"

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Bank of Japan: Blockchain Could Alter Financial Services. @investorseurope #blockchain

Bank of Japan: Blockchain Could Alter Financial Services. @investorseurope #blockchain | Blockchain | Scoop.it
Japan's central bank issued remarks this week that found it forecasting that blockchain could come to have a fundamental impact on finance.

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Investors Europe Stock Brokers's curator insight, August 24, 2016 9:55 AM

"The statements come amid rising interest and investment in blockchain and distributed ledgers domestically. Recent news articles have gone so far as to note a shortage of talent facing the Japanese market, though this trend can also been observed more broadly."

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Scott Guthrie starts with Virtual Machines (Channel 9)

Scott Guthrie starts with Virtual Machines  (Channel 9) | Blockchain | Scoop.it
Scott Guthrie explains how VMs can take existing workloads you've got inside your company and move them to the Cloud using "lift and shift." (.@scottgu explains how VMs can take existing workloads you've got and move them to the Cloud using "lift ...
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6 Cloud Upstarts To Watch - InformationWeek

6 Cloud Upstarts To Watch - InformationWeek | Blockchain | Scoop.it
6 Cloud Upstarts To Watch InformationWeek The cloud is old enough, and Amazon Web Services mature enough at age seven, to make you wonder: Could market leader AWS be outflanked by a fresh architecture or a supplier with a more flexible method of...
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DigitalOcean fixes security issue for its cloud - VentureBeat

DigitalOcean fixes security issue for its cloud - VentureBeat | Blockchain | Scoop.it
DigitalOcean fixes security issue for its cloud
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VentureBeat is creating an index of the top 'arms merchants' of the cloud. Take a look at our initial suggestions and complete the survey to help us build a definitive index.
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Into the Bitcoin Mines

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In a bunker in Iceland, powerful computers are whirring 24 hours a day — and extracting an invisible currency.

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VPRO Tegenlicht's curator insight, December 23, 2013 7:42 AM

Deze IJslandse Bitcoin-mijnen moeten 21 miljoen virtuele munten opleveren. Een proces dat wel honderd jaar kan duren.

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UK Financial Regulator Considers Approving Blockchain Startups. @investorseurope #blockchain

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The U.K.’s FCA is thinking about approving a number of blockchain companies as it actively encourages businesses to utilize bitcoin’s underlying technology.

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Investors Europe Stock Brokers's curator insight, August 24, 2016 12:16 PM

"As London is one of the most prominent cities in the world, the FCA is keen become one of the first to provide advice to blockchain companies."

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Blockchain in healthcare getting a lot of attention. @investorseurope #blockchain

Blockchain in healthcare getting a lot of attention. @investorseurope #blockchain | Blockchain | Scoop.it
Blockchain in healthcare technology is getting a close look from everyone from federal health IT officials to vendors, developers and privacy advocates.

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Investors Europe Stock Brokers's curator insight, August 24, 2016 11:47 AM

"Health IT giant Philips has launched a blockchain-in-healthcare lab and joined a new blockchain-in-healthcare network led by blockchain vendor Gem. And accounting and consulting firm Deloitte has released several bullish reports on blockchain in healthcare and formed partnerships with several blockchain startups."

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Blockchain Startup Chronicled Launches Ethereum IoT Registry. @investorseurope #blockchain

Blockchain Startup Chronicled Launches Ethereum IoT Registry. @investorseurope #blockchain | Blockchain | Scoop.it
In an effort to build a standard for IoT, Chronicled is open sourcing a tool for registering connected devices on the ethereum blockchain.

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Investors Europe Stock Brokers's curator insight, August 24, 2016 12:09 PM

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So far, Chronicled has deployed 10,000 NFC and BLE chips, most of which are embedded in limited edition sneakers or other apparel, and each device is matched with a record of identity on the ethereum blockchain to reduce counterfeiting of luxury items."

 

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Cloud computing 2014: Moving to a zero-trust security model

Cloud computing 2014: Moving to a zero-trust security model | Blockchain | Scoop.it
Instead of scaring businesses away from using hosted services, as some experts predicted, the leaking of classified documents detailing NSA data collection activities are driving some long overdue changes in enterprise and service provider security...

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, January 2, 2014 10:53 AM

Admittedly at the end of the day, the market is a far more secure place today than it was pre-NSA PRISM programme.

 

 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Security Breaches

INFOGRAPHIC: Security Breaches | Blockchain | Scoop.it
Cloud security is an ongoing discussion which will continue to be a hot topic in 2014 and beyond... Provided is an excellent infographic published last week on the wsj.com website

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, January 3, 2014 1:35 AM

The point is, using the cloud does not increase the risk of a cyber attack. If criminals want to hack your data, it does not matter where you have hosted this data. Company servers, although monitored  internally will not act as a deterrent to cyber criminals.

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Clash of the Titans! Inside Microsoft's Battle to Foil the NSA | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Clash of the Titans! Inside Microsoft's Battle to Foil the NSA | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Blockchain | Scoop.it
When the NSA scandal broke in June, revealing that the U.S. spy agency was eavesdropping wholesale on the most popular services on the web, Microsoft turned to four or five of its top engineers for help.

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The Cloud Expo Europe Daily

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The Cloud Expo Europe Daily, by Cloud Expo Europe: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (The Cloud Expo Europe Daily is out!
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