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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