Topic: blockchain

Gartner’s top 10 technology trends for 2020

Gartner revealed its top 10 strategic technology trends for the next year at its IT Symposium/Xpo 2019 conference in Orlando.  According to the company, a strategic technology trend is one that has the potential to disrupt the industry and break out into broader impact and use.  Unlike last year’s trends, this year’s trend does not … continue reading

OpenLibra launched as an alternative to Facebook’s Libra

Libra in Latin means “balance” or “scales.” Now, a counterbalance to Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency has been announced and it’s called OpenLibra. The makers of the OpenLibra project, which include the Interchain Foundation and the Danish Red Cross as well as other companies and non-profit foundations, said the cryptocurrency will focus on open governance and economic … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Spacemesh

The SD Times Open Source Project of this week is Spacemesh, a decentralized cryptocurrency that people can buy without using local currency. It is designed to be fairly distributed and run by home desktop PC owners from around the world. “We believe that current methods for coin distribution, such as ICOs, airdrops, participation in mining … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Token4Hope

This week’s open-source project of the week is Token4Hope, a charity project powered by the DCore blockchain intended to draw transparency and security to charitable contributions.  “When we realized that often charitable donations lack transparency and people would donate substantially more if they knew where exactly their funds go, we decided to propose our version … continue reading

SD Times news digest: IBM’s next-gen blockchain platform, Apache Bigtop 1.4, and Eggplant expands test automation

IBM announced the next generation of its IBM Blockchain Platform, which has been rearchitected to support deployments via Kubernetes to public clouds or on-premises. Multicloud and other advanced capabilities have also been added to the platform. The new extension for Visual Studio Code is designed to help users integrate smart contract development  and network management … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra, Applitools announces free OSS licensing, and Appery.io’s Ionic 4 integration

Facebook announced its new cryptocurrency Libra, which aims to enable developers and businesses to build new, inclusive financial service products for people all around the world, according to the company. The cryptocurrency comes with the new executable bytecode programming Move, which can be used to implement custom transactions and smart contracts. Move can be used … continue reading

SD Times news digest: State of CSS 2019, Facebook open sources advanced simulation platform, and VS Code installer for Java

A new survey has been released looking at the state of CSS in 2019. “While JavaScript isn’t going anywhere, it also seems certain that CSS is not going to be replaced anytime soon. And the more powerful CSS becomes, the more valuable mastering it will be,” the report stated. The report looked at CSS features, … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Orbs

Hybrid blockchain developer Orbs wants to continue the open-source movement by enabling the ability to open data, share source code on a server, and share a running instance of that server. Orbs is a hybrid blockchain stack designed to help businesses create apps on decentralized networks that run on their own virtual blockchain. According to … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Cosmos

The “one blockchain to rule them all” sentiment has been prevalent in those who followed the battle between Ethereum and Bitcoin, yet the developers of the Cosmos SDK, an open-source framework for building blockchain applications in Go, share a different philosophy. “We want many different blockchains that are all connected and can communicate, send data … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google updates Play Store to protect kids, Salesforce announces low-code blockchain platform and Kofax launches intelligent Automation software platform

In a move to protect kids using the Google Play store, Google will now require developers to declare a target audience for their apps as of September 1st and to update their apps to comply with new policies. The updated policies require ads served to children to go through an app network that has certified … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Emacs 26.2, Apache Hadoop 3.0 now on Azure HDInsight, and Grooper 2.72

The latest version of the Emacs text editor is now available. Key features of Emacs 26.2 include the ability to build modules outside of the Emacs tree source, compliance with Unicode 11, and that in Dired, the “Z” command compresses all of a directory’s files. Dired is a program for editing file system directories. Apache … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Neurala Brain Builder, LEADTOOLS 20, and the Cosmos Network

Neurala has launched a new end-to-end SaaS platform for creating custom vision AI solutions. The Brain Builder platform will provide a single tool for data tagging, training, deployment, and analysis. This will make AI more accessible for developers of all skill levels, Neurala explained. “While investments in AI have increased exponentially in recent years, a … continue reading

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