Energy blockchain attracts massive investment

2021-06-26T19:19:31+00:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Energy blockchain attracts massive investment While Bitcoin is still struggling to win mainstream acceptance, its sibling technology, blockchain, has been taking the world by storm. The key point about blockchain is that it is a very secure way of identifying the provenance of an asset and following its progress for as long as [...]

Blockchain: myths and truths

2020-06-24T17:45:35+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Blockchain: myths and truths Blockchain technology started out as a part of Bitcoin, but is now rapidly developing into a major technological solution in its own right. However, its development is being held back by some widespread myths. Here are five of the most common ones – and the truth behind them. MYTH: [...]

Supermarket giant Carrefour is taking blockchain into production

2020-01-02T16:09:56+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Supermarket giant Carrefour is taking blockchain into production Consumers increasingly want to know where their food comes from. After all, if they’ve chosen to pay a premium for food that is organic or fair trade or, at the very least, from a source they trust, then they want reassurance that they are actually [...]

How healthcare can use blockchain to streamline services

2019-03-19T15:19:33+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

How healthcare can use blockchain to streamline services Although blockchain technology first came to mainstream public attention through its connection with cryptocurrency Bitcoin, as time has passed, it has become increasingly obvious that it has numerous potential (and now actual) uses outside of this area. In fact, there is now extensive speculation that the [...]

Blockchain for the food chain

2018-08-03T14:52:28+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Blockchain for the food chain Back in 2013, the UK public discovered that some of the ‘beef’ they had been eating was, in fact, horse meat. The resulting scandal highlighted just how hard it was to keep track of meat, or any other type of food, as it moved from farm to fork [...]

Cryptocurrency, non-profits and microdonations

2018-07-17T14:10:35+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: IT Support|Tags: , , , |

Cryptocurrency, non-profits and microdonations First, there was cash, then there was a digital currency, now there is cryptocurrency, and that could be exciting news for non-profit organisations when it comes to fundraising. We have already looked at how this might work, from a consumer point of view, so now we’re going to look [...]

Protecting your cryptocurrency investments

2018-07-17T14:08:51+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

Protecting your cryptocurrency investments Cryptocurrencies are unfortunately not immune from theft, as was recently demonstrated when cyberthieves stole about £28M of cryptocurrency from the South Korean exchange, Coinrail. The price of Bitcoin plummeted in response, and it has left people asking what they can do to secure their cryptocurrency investments. Many cryptocurrencies operate outside [...]

From coin jars to Bitcoin: the new world of charity fundraising

2018-06-20T13:01:12+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , |

From coin jars to Bitcoin: the new world of charity fundraising In some shops, there are still a few collection jars about the place, in the same way as you’ll probably still find some working fax machines and people using cheque books. But, these days, there are fewer and fewer of them and it’s [...]

Blockchain alternatives

2018-05-15T10:52:19+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , |

Blockchain alternatives They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and, if that’s true then that could explain the number of competitor products arriving on the market to challenge the supremacy of the (currently) anonymous inventors of Blockchain. Rather like the old VHS versus Betamax comparison, we do not know at this [...]

Fog computing via blockchain

2018-04-16T19:26:49+00:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Fog computing via blockchain Decentralisation may come to be the defining feature of the 21st century and it is already making a huge impact in both the personal and the business worlds. We’ve already seen the cloud become a mainstay of both enterprise and personal computing, now we’re seeing the advance of fog computing [...]

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