Internet of Things

cars, race

BMW-Backed Blockchain Competition Offers Token Prizes for Auto Tech

| Ian Allison

The 4-month MOBI Grand Challenge kicks off on October 12, with prizes in the form of tokens donated by Ocean Protocol and Beyond Protocol.

Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work Can Be Made More Efficient, IBM Research Claims

| Ian Allison

Scientists from IBM Research claim they've found a way to reshape blockchain architectures for energy-constrained internet of things devices.

Report Finds Cryptojacking Instances Jumped 400% In A Year

| Aditi Hudli

A report by a group of cybersecurity researchers found that cryptojacking instances jumped more than 400 percent in a year.

Microsoft Is Connecting Its Major Products to Blockchain – Here’s Why

| Ian Allison

The software giant's Azure cloud division is building bridges between its blockchain services and other, widely used infrastructure and platforms.

ship, trade

Bankers Tout Trade Finance as the Sweet Spot for Blockchain

| Ian Allison

London's Blockchain Summit heard banks weigh the possible savings blockchain could bring to global trade – as well as noting the pain points.

The Auto Industry Is Gearing Up for a Blockchain-Powered Future

| Ian Allison

Automotive executives are starting to wake up to the use cases of blockchain in the industry, but there's a way to go.

binary, code

Nokia Is Letting Consumers Monetize Their Data with Blockchain

| David Floyd

The long-anticipated launch of Streamr's real-time data platform was accompanied by two high-profile partnership announcements.

farm, crop

Inclusive Insurance? Businesses See Blockchain As Change-Enabler

| Ian Allison

A perfect storm of new tech including blockchain, the internet of things and big data analytics is changing the outlook for microinsurance.

BMW, Ford, GM: World’s Largest Automakers Form Blockchain Coalition

| Ian Allison

BMW, Ford, GM and Renault have joined with tech providers to form the biggest-ever consortium focused on blockchain for the automotive industry.

IBM Reimagines Proof-of-Work for Blockchain IoT

| David Floyd

Your smart lightbulb can't crush hashes at the rate of a giant mining farm, so how can it stay secure? The answer might be in the nonce.