Enterprise Smart Contracts and the Rise of Off-Chain Processing

2016 and 2017 saw enterprises in the banking and capital sectors implementing blockchain platforms, such as Corda, Hyperledger and R3, and the rise of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). Business units in these sectors see blockchain as a disruptive technology which will eventually dictate the way they do business. They therefore believe it’s critical to […]

Quit Looking at the Shiny New Technology Object, Focus on the Practical

We discuss how companies often forget to focus on the basics and jump right into the latest industry trend. It’s not enough to know 90% of your network inventory when that could leave 200 servers vulnerable. Organizations must remember that it’s typically the details that cause you problems in the long run. We also dive […]

AWS – No to Blockchain as a Service, Yes to Distributed Ledgers?

Amazon held their annual AWS re:Invent Conference recently in Las Vegas. Attendance numbers were staggering, with over 42,000 people thronging to Vegas (almost 3 times the size of my towns entire population!). As with previous conferences, the announcements of new features, products, and capabilities came out at breathtaking pace. This left most of us still […]

Blockchain: Why It’s So Much More than Bitcoin

There’s a new kid on the block of disruptive technology. Blockchain. A day doesn’t go by that you can’t find numerous articles about it. Topics range from how DTCC (Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation) is making significant investments in exploring the technology, to various government and political organizations investigating its potential to enable online voting. […]