Coco Framework, Coinbase raises $100M, and Windows 10 Pro for Workstations — SD Times news digest: August 11, 2017

In order to facilitate enterprise blockchain adoption, Microsoft introduced the Coco Framework, an open source system that enables high-scale, confidential blockchain networks that meet all the requirements. Coco leverages the power of existing blockchain protocols, TEEs like Intel SGX and Windows Virtual Secure Mode, distributed systems and cryptography. Coco also enables blockchain networks that deliver … continue reading

Android O Developer Preview 4, Microsoft Enterprise Smart Contracts, and a new Mainframe Center of Excellence — SD Times news digest: July 25, 2017

Android O is one step closer to being released into the market. As Google puts its final touches on the upcoming operating system, the company is rolling out the Developer Preview 4 of Android O to help developers ensure their apps are ready for the launch. This will be the final preview before Android O … continue reading

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, OCI’s 1.0 specifications and CA’s continuous testing report — SD Times news digest: July 19, 2017

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has become the world’s largest open-source blockchain initiative. Since late May, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has seen 34 organizations join the blockchain industry group. The total membership is more than 150 organizations since the group’s launch in February. The newest members of EEA include various business sectors like technology, banking, … continue reading

Sonatype’s State of the Software Supply Chain, Motorola and Neurala team up for AI, and The Bitfury Group’s Exonum — SD Times news digest: July 17, 2017

Sonatype released its third annual State of the Software Supply Chain report, which highlights risks within open source software components. The report also highlights the benefits of managing software supply chain hygiene. “Companies are no longer building software applications from scratch, they are manufacturing them as fast as they can using an infinite supply of … continue reading

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

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