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How blockchain makes self-sovereign identities possible

Who are you? And who decides you’re really you and can be trusted? The answer, and the systems involved, differ in the real world and online. But blockchain technology could make establishing identity and trust much easier for everyone. Here’s how.

Written by Phillip Windley10 Jan. 18 22:12

Are we giving up on mobile payments already?

Mobile payments have still not caught on as U.S. users stick with their credit cards. Now the innovation is coming in the form of new debit cards.

Written by Mike Elgan23 Nov. 13 12:04

Playing it safe

The middle of a global financial crisis is a bad time for nasty surprises, so my heart leaped into my mouth when I walked into my monthly catch-up with the chief executive and found our chief financial officer, Frank, there too.
"I have to offshore some jobs without being eaten alive by the media," the CEO said. "I won't have the time to be a decent manager while that's going on and you deserve better than that. So I've decided you'll be reporting to Frank from now on. You two play nicely."

Written by Simon Sharwood27 April 09 22:00
  • Humans and smart machines: A unified front to tackle growing cybersecurity complexity

    Why collaboration across business units, partners and industries is the way to tackle the biggest challenge organisations face in the digital economy.


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