Open-source repository SourceHut is pulling the plug on software projects that tap into cryptocurrency and blockchain. In a post published on Monday, Oct. 31, SourceHut founder and creator Drew DeVault said he would ban projects associated with these technologies, citing their use in “get-rich-quick” schemes and other types of scams.
While the dominant narrative about tech today is that human judgment is being replaced by machines, particularly far down on the org chart, the truth is far more nuanced. The authors have conducted research into decentralized firms in which individual employees have more, rather than less, autonomy. They found that
Senior leaders face a range of ethical and reputational risks in implementing blockchain projects. This article looks at four risks – the lack of third-party protections, the threat of privacy violations, the zero-state problem, and bad governance – and offers advice for how blockchain developers and users can mitigate potential
In an era of ever-present digital threats that can undermine and erode stakeholder trust, organizations should invest to earn “digital trust,” that is, protect their data and information from fraud and bad actors to safeguard their relationships, reputation, and revenue. This task could be more difficult than ever before as
Trendy cryptocurrencies and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) capture media headlines and the public imagination, but these and other blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) are also making waves in the enterprise. Much like the TCP/IP protocols that provide underlying support to enterprise network communications, shared ledgers could eventually become an integral,
Walmart Canada applied blockchain to solve a common logistics nightmare: payment disputes with its 70 third-party freight carriers. To solve the problem it built a blockchain network. The system has not only virtually eliminated the payments problem; it also has led to significant operational efficiencies. This article offers five lessons
Collaborations that require information sharing and mutual trust between companies, suppliers, and clients can be tough, particularly in the remote era. But blockchain’s distributed ledger – and its use of smart contracts – can simplify the process, creating a common, reliable record of transactions and avoiding costly disputes. In doing
Blockchain has been one of the most talked-about tech trends of the last few years. As with many other trends that were important before the pandemic hit, it didn’t make as many headlines in 2021 as it has done previously. But development has been ongoing and the year saw continued
Is blockchain the technology of the future? George Gilder, author of Life After Google, argues that bitcoin and blockchain technology is revolutionizing the Internet. He sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss technology, cloud computing, big data, and the growing role of blockchain in innovating new technologies. Gilder argues that
Prof. Shoucheng Zhang discusses three pillars of information technology: quantum computing, AI, and blockchain. He presents the fundamentals of crypto-economic science and answers questions such as: What is the intrinsic value of a medium of exchange? What is the value of consensus and how does it emerge? How can math
Blockchain technology promises to revolutionize many aspects of how we do business and, if you believe the blockchain hype (of which there is plenty), may even be as disruptive as the internet was before it. Despite this, practical, real-world examples of blockchain technology can be a little thin on the
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that blockchain and distributed ledger technology is yesterday’s news. In fact, it’s still very much in its infancy – only a relatively small number of organizations have achieved a sufficient level of maturity in their digital operations that they are in a position to successfully leverage it. The future of blockchain is very much intertwined with other emerging and nascent technologies like AI and IoT.