How Telecommunications Industry Can Use Blockchain For Innovation

Telecommunications industry (telcos), once considered as the pinnacle of innovation, is under tremendous pressure to innovate. Over-the-top (OTT) players like WhatsApp, Netflix and Facebook delivered a strong round of disruptive surprise and pushed the telcos into a downward spiral. With 5G around the bend and setting the stage for the next round of disruption, can Read more about How Telecommunications Industry Can Use Blockchain For Innovation[…]

In conversation with Xinshu Dong, CEO, Zilliqa Blockchain

Earlier in the week, I spoke to Xinshu Dong, CEO of the Zilliqa (pronounced Zilli-ka) public blockchain platform. Xinshu and I spoke on a variety of topics — ranging from his foray into the blockchain world, how Zilliqa is addressing the enterprise scalability needs and the future roadmap. Excerpts from the interview… ————————– Xinshu, how did you journey Read more about In conversation with Xinshu Dong, CEO, Zilliqa Blockchain[…]

Four Questions Leaders Should Ask Before Starting their Blockchain Journey

Awareness is no longer a barrier when it comes to blockchain technology. Moving beyond its knowledge to a clear understanding of its benefits (or perils) is the next challenge for the leaders. They want to be a leader in the space but don’t have a clear understanding and are waiting for the technology to mature Read more about Four Questions Leaders Should Ask Before Starting their Blockchain Journey[…]

Are Countries Finally Outgrowing Their Fear of Blockchain?

Earlier in the week, Swisscom and Swiss Post, the Switzerland government-controlled telecommunications and postal services providers, respectively, announced the launch of a 100 per cent Swiss infrastructure for blockchain networks. The aim of the initiative is to provide end-to-end blockchain related services for the Swiss citizens and enterprises, ranging from advisory, development, project management, infrastructure, Read more about Are Countries Finally Outgrowing Their Fear of Blockchain?[…]

How does the Block in a Blockchain look like?

Blockchain is simply a very long string of 1’s and 0’s. Every 10 minutes, a new block gets added to the chain. Hence, the name Block-Chain. Block 170 is a special block. It contains the first ever bitcoin transaction between two humans. Using this transaction, Satoshi Nakamoto, the father of blockchain, sent 10 bitcoins to late Hal Read more about How does the Block in a Blockchain look like?[…]

The 6 Key Concepts of the Blockchain

Ms. Blockchain is a database. Not a traditional one. She is a distributed database. She is a decentralized database. She is an immutable database. Her father is Mr. Satoshi Nakamoto. Her birthday is January 9, 2009. She was born at Sourceforge. Her doting father named her Bitcoin.  There are 6 key things you must know Read more about The 6 Key Concepts of the Blockchain[…]