Stories by Lucas Mearian

IBM launches global blockchain-based payments network

IBM has launched a global blockchain network for cross-border payments that will use both stable coin backed by U.S. dollars and cryptocurrency to make near real-time cross border financial transactions.

Written by Lucas Mearian19 March 19 03:01

Demand for blockchain engineers is ‘through the roof’

A new jobs report shows software engineers with blockchain skills are in higher demand than at anytime in the past and the number of positions has grown more than five-fold in the past year.

Written by Lucas Mearian28 Feb. 19 22:00

Blockchain: The complete guide

The much-hyped distributed ledger technology (DLT) has the potential to eliminate huge amounts of record-keeping, save money, streamline supply chains and disrupt IT in ways not seen since the internet arrived

Written by Lucas Mearian31 Jan. 19 06:30

How blockchain may kill the password

Blockchain technology is being piloted as the basis for self-sovereign identities, which can eliminate user names and passwords for logging into corporate sites or verify sensitive information such as income for purposes of a loan without revealing personally identifiable information.

Written by Lucas Mearian02 Jan. 19 22:01

LinkedIn: 'Blockchain developer' is the No. 1 emerging job

Echoing a number of similar reports this year, the career and professional social site says listings for blockchain developers have exploded. The reason: continued interest in cryptocurrency.

Written by Lucas Mearian14 Dec. 18 08:46

Did IBM overhype Watson Health's AI promise?

IBM's Watson Health division has been under fire for not delivering on its promise to use AI to enable smarter, more personalised medicine. But IBM officials maintain that hospitals are seeing benefits.

Written by Lucas Mearian19 Nov. 18 07:00

Oracle rolls out blockchain-based business apps

Oracle has announced a suite of SaaS applications based on its Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service for the purpose of tracing and tracking supply chains.

Written by Lucas Mearian25 Oct. 18 07:15

Here's what two executive surveys revealed about blockchain adoption

While some expressed trepidation around regulatory uncertainty and a lack of standards, a large portion of enterprise executives said their companies are well on their way to deploying blockchain to enable new efficiencies.

Written by Lucas Mearian30 Aug. 18 15:16

SAP pilots blockchain-based supply chain tracker

SAP has created a consortium of business partners to help it craft applications for a cloud-based blockchain platform that can track goods from creation to shipment to manufacturer as part of an automated supply chain system.

Written by Lucas Mearian20 Aug. 18 20:36

The top blockchain jobs you need to know about

Blockchain development is the hottest IT job skill today; knowing what companies want is key to landing a high-paying and challenging job working with the still-emerging distributed ledger technology.

Written by Lucas Mearian05 June 18 20:15