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  • This is how blockchain might solve the internet privacy problem

    Blockchain, with its encrypted and immutable record, will eventually be used create universal digital identities, filled with information that only we will control and that will link back to the issuing banks, governments or even employers.

    Written by Lucas Mearian09 April 18 20:00
  • What is blockchain and how does it work?

    Bitcoin exploded on to the world’s stage in 2012 as a currency backed by everyone and controlled by no one. But what exactly makes it work from a technology standpoint?

    Written by Jonathan Hassell14 April 16 20:48
  • CIO says blockchain 'will heavily impact' financial services

    Oliver Bussmann, CIO of UBS, says the blockchain technology underlying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can pare transaction processing time from days to minutes. Under his leadership, UBS is building innovation centers where engineers work with startups to pinpoint viable mainstream blockchain solutions.

    Written by Clint Boulton18 Aug. 15 20:27
  • Top tech stories of 2013: Big Brother, wearables, and the struggles of aging tech giants

    Politics collided with the world of technology this year as stories about U.S. government spying stirred angst both among the country's citizens and foreign governments, and the flawed HeathCare.gov site got American health-care reform off to a rocky start. Meanwhile, the post-PC era put aging tech giants under pressure to reinvent themselves. Here in no particular order are IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 tech stories of the year.

    Written by Marc Ferranti09 Dec. 13 19:51