IBM wants to bring blockchain to the enterprise

IBM has embarked on a journey to take blockchain out of cryptocurrency and build blockchain software for the business. Over the last couple of years, the company has developed a permissioned blockchain, IBM Blockchain, to solve one of the biggest problems the bitcoin blockchain didn’t solve — protecting data privacy in the context of industry … continue reading

Trace platform in beta, White House announces AI workshops, and diversity solutions for tech startups—SD Times news digest: May 4, 2016

Today, RisingStack, an enterprise Node.js consulting and development company, announced the public beta program of its SaaS APM solution, Trace. Trace allows developers to automatically localize ongoing issues and debug distributed systems. The tool aims to address some challenges that teams face when working with microservices. These challenges include transaction tracking, monitoring, alerting and visualizing infrastructures. … continue reading

JetBrains database survey results, a new cryptocurrency, and girls wanting to enter STEM careers—SD Times news digest: Dec. 28, 2015

SQL interest is growing, and it doesn’t look like it will stop any time soon, according to a report. JetBrains has released survey results from its “How Developers Use Databases Today” report, which found out of 19,000,000 developers worldwide, about 36% of them are SQL developers. The survey collected answers from about 2,000 respondents, and … continue reading

Microsoft to hire autistic employees, Bitcoin Foundation announces bankruptcy, and Apple’s new patent—SD Times news digest: April 7, 2015

Microsoft has announced it is opening up a new pilot program with Specialisterne to hire full-time employees that are on the autism spectrum. “People with autism bring strengths that we need at Microsoft; each individual is different, some have amazing ability to retain information, think at a level of detail and depth or excel in … continue reading

SD Times Blog: When good software developers go bad

By now you’ve probably heard of Ross Ulbricht and Silk Road. When he was apprehended last year in San Francisco and charged with running the world’s largest online drug and illegal goods marketplace, he was at a local library using the wireless network to log in to his black market business. Ulbricht is still claiming … continue reading

The Bitcoin Developer Guide, Plumbr locked thread detection and JetBrains Kotlin M10—SD Times news digest: Dec. 17, 2014

Bitcoin.org has released the Bitcoin Developer Guide, a list of detailed information about the bitcoin protocol and related specifications. The guide provides basic information about bitcoin as well as the steps and resources needed to start building bitcoin-based applications. The guide spans bitcoin-related development topics such as block chains, block height and forking, transactions and … continue reading

Microsoft now accepts Bitcoin and acquires HockeyApp, and Mozilla’s Firefox.html experiment—SD Times news digest: Dec. 11, 2014

Microsoft is now accepting Bitcoin as a payment method for buying apps and games for Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox. Starting today, customers can use the BitPay payment processor to trade in the digital currency at current market value for funds in their Microsoft account. More information is available a in a blog post from … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sept. 2, 2014—Common Apple app rejections, Compuware sold for $2.5 billion, and upcoming Android Wear features

The most common issues that cause apps to get rejected by Apple For developers wondering why their application was rejected from the Apple App Store, the company has published the most common reason apps get rejected. “Before you develop your app, it’s important to become familiar with the technical, content and design criteria that we … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 29, 2014—BitcoinJS 1.0, the Sharks Cove development board, Google Play API updates, and CMake for Windows

Microsoft releases Sharks Cove development board for pre-order The Sharks Cove development board, a Windows-compatible hardware development board designed to facilitate software and driver development for mobile devices, is now available for pre-order. First introduced at the Build developer conference this past April, Sharks Cove is intended to create mobile software that runs Windows Phone … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Gitchain: Where Git meets Bitcoin

Kickstarted application would apply decentralized storage of cryptocurrency to P2P Git repositories … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Should you trust cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are not insured, not legal tender, and are susceptible to hackers, according to the SEC … continue reading

MIT Bitcoin Project aims to create a cryptocurrency ecosystem

Two MIT students raise half a million dollars to give every undergrad $100 in bitcoin next fall … continue reading

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