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(2.15.18) Tech Bullion: 10 Places to study Blockchain Technology Courses Online

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Blockchain technology has since then become the foremost software or platform upon which other digital assets are built. With the explosion of other cryptocurrency and uses of blockchain technology, many are looking to build their knowledge in this area to enable them make the best of this opportunity. Blockchain technology is being used by revolutionary minds not just in the financial sector or investment industry but also in areas such as fashion, healthcare, gaming, and more. It is possible to apply this technology to literally every area of life with the assurance of security and integrity. If you are looking for online courses on blockchain, you should check out some of these.

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(2.14.18) RCR Wireless: Five noteworthy open source projects

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The open-source movement has gained momentum over the last few years. So much so that The Linux Foundation recently formed the LF Networking Fund (LFN) in an effort to place multiple open source networking projects under a single umbrella. These types of projects allow virtually anyone to make modifications, and potentially improve, software code through a process called upstreaming. Given the numerous open source projects available, however, choosing one to contribute to can feel overwhelming. To simplify matters, the following — though far from an exhaustive list — highlights some noteworthy open source projects.

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(2.12.18) CNET: Blockchain explained: It builds trust when you need it most

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These days, we’re having a harder and harder time trusting each other.

Trust is an essential part of ordinary living, whether it’s picking mechanics based on Yelp reviews, sliding credit cards into gas station fuel pumps or heeding our doctor’s advice. But our trust has been eroding for years. In the US, only 33 percent of us felt we could trust our government in 2017 — a decline of 14 percentage points from 2016, according to Edelman’s annual trust barometer study. Trust in businesses dropped from 58 percent to 48 percent, too, while media (fake news!) and social networks also took a hit.

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(2.7.18) Global Trade Review: Hyperledger boss Behlendorf expects China to lead on blockchain

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Brian Behlendorf, the executive director of blockchain consortium Hyperledger, says China will be a leading force in developing blockchain for trade finance.

Speaking to GTR in Hong Kong at the end of a whirlwind tour of Asia, Behlendorf points to the fact that there are more Hyperledger developers in Beijing than any other city. Already, Chinese banks and companies are moving projects into the production phase.

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(2.2.18) CMSwire: How Hyperledger is Accelerating Blockchain for the Enterprise

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For many, the term ‘blockchain’ is still shrouded in mystery — although the definition of blockchain and how it will impact business is simple enough to grasp. The problem is that when blockchain first emerged, it became (incorrectly) synonymous with the term cryptocurrency because it was helping to facilitate cryptocurrency transactions. However, while that is one use case for blockchain, but it’s potential spans much further across the world’s economic

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(2.1.18) JAXenter: Making smart contracts safe with Hyperledger Sawtooth

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JAXenter: Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 has just been released. What’s the star feature of this milestone?

Dan Middleton: Since Hyperledger focuses on enterprise-grade blockchain technologies and is recognized as one of the leaders (rather than focusing on cryptocurrency), this is a major milestone for the Hyperledger technical community. Sawtooth has a number of differentiating features you’ll see listed below. The distinction for a 1.0 release, though, is not features but maturity. See #6 for a fuller description of what that means.

In a nutshell, though it means the code has been rigorously tested and reviewed, the platform has been field tested, and you can build your apps on the API without fear of it changing and breaking your apps — an issue that plagued many companies starting out with other blockchains.

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(1.31.18) HIT Infrastructure: A guide to blockchain at HIMSS18

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Blockchain effectively broke into healthcare last year at HIMSS17 and has since been picking up steam.

Whether its promise of enabling secure access to medical records, streamlining hospital revenue cycle, improving information exchange and interoperability or enabling a new era of precision medicine and value-based care, the distributed digital ledger technology holds promise to disrupt any number of healthcare aspects.

At HIMSS18 in March, blockchain’s various capabilities, specific applications will be on display as will factors to examine when considering blockchain and best practices for applying the technology.

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