Topic: blockchain

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

SD Times news digest: Red Hat cloud-native integration, Oracle Blockchain Platform, and Android Things

Red Hat has introduced new solutions in its Red Hat Integration portfolio. The new solutions offer new ways of connecting application, data, and devices across hybrid architectures. They include Red Hat AMQ Online, Red Hat AMQ Streams, new connectors for Red Hat Fuse Online, and end-to-end API support. “Digital transformation is predicated on the notion … continue reading

Can blockchain solve data’s privacy problem?

Businesses want data on their customers. Customers want to protect their privacy, and ensure their information isn’t being misused. The General Data Protection Regulation in the European Union and the California Consumer Privacy Act in the United States are making efforts to protect personal data, but is there a better way? A newly released report … continue reading

SD Times news digest: ML.NET 0.9, GDPR.eu, and Improbable’s response to Unity

Microsoft has announced ML.NET 0.9, the latest version of the open-source, cross-platform machine learning framework for .NET. ML.NET enables developers to leverages existing tools to build custom AI into their applications by creating machine learning models. Models can be created targeting common tasks including classification, regression, clustering, ranking, recommendations, and anomaly detection. ProtonMail launches new … continue reading

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