Topic: blockchain

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

SD Times news digest: Alexa-hosted skills, Uber becomes Gold member of the Linux Foundation, and Oasis Devnet

Amazon has announced a developer preview for Alexa-hosted skills. Alexa-hosted skills allows developers to build, edit, and publish skills within the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) Developer Console. Previously, developers needed to provision and manage back-end resources. By staying within the console, developers can quickly build skills and spend their time more on creating new features … continue reading

Microsoft releases Azure Blockchain Development Kit

Microsoft is giving developers new tools for developing blockchain solutions with the introduction of the Azure Blockchain Development Kit. The first initial release comes with a focus on connecting, integrating and deploying smart contracts and blockchain networks. ‘The Azure Blockchain Development Kit is the next step in our journey to make developing end to end … continue reading

Gartner’s top 10 technology trends for 2019

Gartner has revealed its annual technology trends for the upcoming year at this week’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando. The research firm produces its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends list every year to give organizations insight into what they can expect. According to Gartner, a strategic technology trend refers to a trend that has substantial disruptive … continue reading

Microsoft partners with DIF and W3C on Decentralized Identity

As our lives become increasingly digital at home and at work, Microsoft wants to make sure users have the proper privacy, security and control of their data. The company is actively collaborating with the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Credentials Community Group to provide an Decentralized Identity (DID) solution, … continue reading

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