Blockchain for Government: Can the Technology Rein in Waste?

Blockchain for Government: Can the Technology Rein in Waste?

Blockchain can be the solution to government spending and fighting counterfeiting, according to panelists at the IoT Blockchain Summit this week, but hurdles remain in implementing it.

Source: Blockchain for Government: Can the Technology Rein in Waste?

How can Blockchain and IoT transform supply chain management?

Blockchain and IoT have great potential to transform supply chain management by adding security, speed, and efficiency across various applications.

Source: How can Blockchain and IoT transform supply chain management?

HPE Discover: Exploring the Potential of Blockchain in IoT

courtesy of  the Internet of Things Institute

Blockchain may be the new “buzzword”; I believe it’s real, but can’t verify for myself as I don’t own any cryptocurrency, the current blockchain use type. The article calls it Blockchain 1.0.

I was taught to limit the use of 1.0 anything (I do make exceptions for Vivaldi!). Blockchain 2.0 is the enterprise and 3.0 is integrated with IoT, the main piece of this article.

Blockchain in IoT: The potential of the tech convergence depends on an organization’s willingness to support unprecedented collaboration with other companies.

Source: HPE Discover: Exploring the Potential of Blockchain in IoT

Li-Fi: Lighting the Future of Wireless Networks — SitePoint

When this came in my TimeLine, it was a Today I Learned moment. This is my comment at the end of the article:

Sounds to me that LiFi could be a replacement to or potentially merge with Bluetooth, as both services are high-speed and short range. Needs OS support, such as Android, Windows, and iOS for it to take off, as it uses different transceivers than radio frequencies such as WiFi and cellular.

Brian Sebele looks at Li-Fi, a way to use light signals to send data, and how it fits into the world of the Internet of Things, Wi-Fi and cellular networks.

Source: Li-Fi: Lighting the Future of Wireless Networks — SitePoint

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Nokia to buy digital health firm Withings for $191 million | Re/Code

Nokia rises from the “American Dead” after all.

The maker of digital scales and fitness trackers will form the basis of a new Nokia digital health business.

Source: Nokia to buy digital health firm Withings for $191 million | Re/code