• Ethereum Hyperledger Fabric Multichain flunk security
    Technology

    Report: Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, MultiChain flunk U.S. security standards – Updated

    A damning new report published by the influential Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers found R3’s Corda was the only one of four major blockchains to meet the cryptographic requirements of government agencies

    A bombshell report has warned three major blockchain networks fail to fully comply with the U.S. government’s cryptographic standards, potentially banning them from use in federal blockchain projects. For R3's Corda, it's a big boost.

  • Are rewards points the best use case for blockchain technology (via Wiki commons).
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    Bringing smart contracts to consumer loyalty rewards programs

    Blockchain-as-a-service provider Loyyal is betting distributed ledger technology can reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction

    Consumer loyalty is a business that Greg Simon, the founder and CEO of Loyyal, thinks is ripe for disruption by blockchain technology, and particularly smart contracts.

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    Innovators,  Media,  Technology

    Forbes 50 list of top companies using blockchain released

    Only three “pure” blockchain companies made the list of the $1 billion-plus firms

    Forbes on Tuesday announced its inaugural Forbes 50 list of large companies leading the way in developing and using blockchain technology. The list has a notable lack of “pure” blockchain firms. In fact, there are just three—blockchain hardware and software maker Bitfury, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, and financial blockchain developer Ripple.

  • The caption for this is "Young crypto engineer applying form of characteristics of new bitcoin mining hardware," but we're not quite sold that's accurate (via Shutterstock).
    Innovators,  Technology,  United States

    Ford, Verizon, Revlon among companies looking to up their blockchain game

    Distributed ledger technology is a skill sought in firms not traditionally associated with the blockchain or cryptocurrency industry

    There’s been a lot of attention paid in the last few days about the amount of blockchain and cryptocurrency jobs available at banks like JPMorgan and accounting firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte, but there are more than a few large, non-finance firms looking to hire people with blockchain knowhow and experience right now, including Ford, Revlon, and Penske Logistics, according to LinkedIn Jobs.