Changing thinking on IoT: Building blocks for the next industrial revolution

Anyone following the markets related to the Internet of Things has seen the forecasts of tens of billions of connected devices, trillions of dollars of economic impact and the transformation of multiple industries.

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Utility spending on blockchain-based platforms is expected to reach $3.7bn by 2026, according to Navigant Research

A new report from Navigant Research analyses the market for blockchain-based platforms in the utilities industry, providing forecasts for wholesale energy trading, EV charging and integration, and transactive energy platforms through 2026.

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Enterprises gain IoT and blockchain integration, with added Raspberry Pi

Information Builders, a provider in business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management solutions, announced the availability of an enhanced version of iWay 8, its suite of solutions for real-time data integration and management.

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Gartner survey reveals the scarcity of current blockchain deployments

Only 1% of CIOs indicated any kind of blockchain adoption within their organisations, and only 8% of CIOs were in short-term planning or active experimentation with blockchain, according to Gartner‘s 2018 CIO Survey. Furthermore, 77% of CIOs surveyed said their organisation has no interest in the technology

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It’s time to join the chain gang to protect your data

Blockchain is increasingly being seen as an ideal solution to protect Internet of Things (IoT) traffic. Here, Antony Savvas outlines why. With cyber threats increasing and the threat landscape widening with the advent of the cloud and increasing IoT deployments, blockchain solutions should now be considered to protect both data travelling between IoT endpoints and

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When the patient goes home, does Blockchain follow them?

Blockchain products in healthcare have proven to have the potential of making interoperability practical and achievable. This innovativeness has been pushed a step further with blockchain products (although few) that are helping to make follow-ups on patient performance, satisfaction, medication, and recovery. Isn’t this amazing?

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Aion launches first blockchain interoperability platform

Third-generation blockchain network Aion announced the launch of the first public blockchain interoperability platform. The Aion network will allow for independently operated blockchains to connect, enabling the instant, global transfer and recording of data and value, streamlining communications, and bridging disparate blockchains.

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Zilliqa releases the first sharding blockchain

Zilliqa, a new blockchain platform based on the technology of sharding that solves the scalability issue faced by current blockchain platforms like Bitcoin and Ethereum, has announced the release of their public testnet. It marks a technological milestone as the first ever implementation of sharding used in a public,

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Uncontrollable “mother nature” does not mean uncontrollable business operation

The recent barrage of “nor’easter” storms hitting the East Coast, tornadoes rolling through the South, atmospheric river events and mudslides hitting the West Coast, and thousands still without power in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria —

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ZEDEDA emerges from stealth to power real-time apps at the edge closes at $3.06mn in seed funding

ZEDEDA, a startup powering the real-time enterprise, emerged from stealth mode and announced it closed $3.06 million (€2.47 million) in seed-stage funding. As the Internet of Things (IoT) creates exponential growth with IoT-related spending surpassing an estimated $1 trillion (€0.81 trillion) by 2020,

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Migrant workers to transfer $300bn via digital remittance channels by 2021, says Juniper Research

A new study from Juniper Research has found that international digital P2P remittances conducted via mobile and online platforms will exceed $300 billion (€243.91 billion) globally by 2021, up from an estimated $225 billion (€182.93 billion) in 2018.

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Telefonica sees blockchain business opportunities in IoT security, supply chain and fraud control

As Telefonica says, Blockchain is the keystone of cryptocurrencies. And cryptocurrencies are inherently linked to the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Smart city tech to drive over 5% incremental GDP, trillions in economic growth over the next decade reports ABI Research

The positive impact of smart city technologies on economic development could see cities locking in incremental growth of over 5% and driving more than $20 trillion (€16.21 trillion) in additional economic benefits over the coming decade. These are the findings of a new whitepaper by ABI Research

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Promethieus launch is tied to SHD Smart Home’s use of blockchain security for IoT products

Lomiko Metals Inc. has disclosed details of the strategy for 25% owned Promethieus Cryptocurrency Mining Corporation, a cryptocurrency mining company and 25% owned subsidiary of SHD Smart Home Devices Corp, an Internet of Things (IoT) company.

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SophiaTX brings blockchain to pharma w/ verifiable track & trace model

SophiaTX, the first open-source platform to integrate blockchain with SAP and other Enterprise systems, has announced its intention to facilitate a holistic ‘track and trace’ solution for the transportation of products and medicines in the pharmaceutical industry.

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SEAT and Telefónica reach an agreement to promote digitalisation in the automotive industry

SEAT president Luca de Meo and Telefónica de España president Luis Miguel Gilpérez have signed an agreement that aims to promote a joint effort to develop innovative initiatives in the automotive industry. The agreement reached, which makes Telefónica a strategic IT supplier to SEAT, is set within the framework of SEAT’s strategy to position itself as

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