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Why CEOs Should Have a Blockchain Strategy

by Leonard Hancock on July 27, 2017

Oversight from senior executives can ensure blockchain benefits entire organizations.

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A company’s executives can establish its culture as one of integrity. Often, what leadership needs to accomplish their vision is an atmosphere of trust: trust between employees and leadership; trust between the company and its customers; and trust that a company’s operations are proceeding securely – especially its financial operations.

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Topics: blockchain

The Blockchain Revolution

by Leonard Hancock on February 21, 2017

Blockchain is starting to deliver on great expectations, but the story of this technology is still just beginning.

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Is blockchain a digital miracle? Typing “What is Blockchain?” or “How Can I Use Blockchain?” into any search engine fills the screen with hype. Maybe it’s not quite a household word, but numerous individuals and companies see it as the future of IT security in an unsecured age.  Many think it will emerge as an opportunity for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Blockchain is a decentralized network of digital records open to public verification. Each record—each block of data—is time-stamped to create a chronological record, is linked to others, and is encrypted, so as not to be subject to revision.  In this way, the technology of a blockchain creates a secure, digital ledger.

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Topics: IT Security, hackers, bitcoin, IoT, Cybersecurity, blockchain, Internet of Things

Alliances, Standards and Blockchain: Hope for IoT Security

by Leonard Hancock on February 15, 2017

The high-stakes struggle to secure the Internet of Things is bringing companies together, but the way forward may come from the disruptive technology behind Bitcoin: Blockchain.

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The world of machines is getting smarter and more connected. From refrigerators that access the Internet, to Wi-Fi smart scales to track your weight and BMI, to self-driving automobiles, the Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as the future of everyday technology. Frighteningly, few in the Information Technology world would argue that the IoT is becoming more secure, and many would say the opposite. The question is, in a world where security breaches are commonplace, how can we get to a place where all devices are vastly more secure?

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Topics: IT Security, hackers, bitcoin, IoT, IBM, AT&T, Cybersecurity, blockchain, Internet of Things