New data finds ICO investments pass venture capital funding in blockchain market

Blockchain entrepreneurs are raising more money through initial coin offerings (ICOs) than traditional venture capital investments, according to newly released data from CoinDesk, a digital currency information company. The findings show that so far in 2017, blockchain entrepreneurs have raised $327 million through ICO offerings, exceeding the $295 million raised through venture capital funding. According … continue reading

GitHub Marketplace, Tails reaches RC status, and block.one’s open-source software for EOS — SD Times news digest: May 22, 2017

GitHub is adding more tools so developers can customize their workflow. The organization announced the GitHub Marketplace, GitHub Apps (formerly Integrations), and the GitHub GraphQL API, along with a few other platform updates. The GitHub Marketplace is a new way for developers to find apps that they can use in their development workflow. More than a dozen … continue reading

SmartBear’s “State of Code Review 2017,” Cloudflare introduces Argo, and Chain’s Ivy Playground — SD Times news digest: May 18, 2017

SmartBear is releasing the latest results from its “The State of Code Review 2017: Trends & Insights into Dev Collaboration industry survey, which finds that interest in code review has nearly doubled since last year. Fifty-two percent of respondents reported code review as the number one solution for improving code quality. Other solutions included unit … continue reading

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

Hyperledger Composer accepted into incubation

Hyperledger Composer, the collaboration tool for building “blockchain business networks,” has been accepted into incubation by the Technical Steering Committee at Hyperledger. Hyperledger is an open source blockchain technologies organization. The project would like to work on Composer with the community in order to develop it into a powerful and complete development framework. According to … continue reading

IBM InterConnect: IBM Blockchain, IBM Bluemix Container Service, new Watson tools, and multi-cloud capabilities

IBM is giving developers more tools to work with blockchains, multi-cloud environments, cognitive services, and financial services. The company, at its annual IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, announced the release of the IBM Blockchain, an enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. The new service is designed to … continue reading

Microsoft, Intel and more launch the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

A newly formed alliance wants to advance blockchain technology with the help of Ethereum. Accenture, BP, Intel, J.P. Morgan, Microsoft, Wipro and others have joined together to create the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. In a statement, the alliance wrote: “The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance connects Fortune 500 enterprises, startups, academics, and technology vendors with Ethereum subject matter … continue reading

Black Duck’s 2016 open-source rookies of the year

Every year new open-source software projects emerge, but only a few will have an impact on the developer community. To distinguish the interesting and innovative ones, Black Duck has announced its ninth annual Open Source Rookies of the Year list, designed to recognize last year’s top new open-source projects.   “This recognition is a tribute … continue reading

Gartner’s Top 10 technology trends for 2017

Gartner is giving organizations insight into what they can expect next year with its annual Top 10 strategic technology trends of 2017. The predictions are designed to provide organizations with an understanding of the technologies that are emerging and having an impact to society. According to the organization, the trends can be split into three … continue reading

Microsoft introduces Project Bletchley to address blockchains

Microsoft wants to power the blockchain ecosystem with its cloud service Azure. The company announced Project Bletchley, a new initiative to provide a modular blockchain fabric powered by the cloud in order to help enterprises, governments and people successfully adopt blockchain architecture. “The evolution of blockchain implementations mirrors that of the web generation of technologies,” … continue reading

IBM aims to help developers put blockchain code to work

IBM wants to help developers explore the use of blockchains in the enterprise. The company is making a number of announcements to help developers create and manage blockchain networks, as well as making about 44,000 lines of code available to the Linux Foundation’s open-source Hyperledger Project in order to enable developers to build secure distributed … continue reading

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