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What's in a Blockchain? With New Tools, Anyone Can Find Out

What's in a Blockchain? With New Tools, Anyone Can Find Out

Recently, several projects have set out to make it much easier to access and query blockchain data, such as Google's new BigQuery platform, which provides full datasets from eight of the most active blockchain networks in a form that is easily accessible to data scientists. The platform gives remote access to blockchains structured in a relational database, updated daily in the cloud.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum

Feature Article

Blockchain for Smart Cities

Blockchain for Smart Cities

"Blockchain (BC) technology is the distributed storage of information with high security. BC can store data on transactions such as from who it was received, to whom it was sent, and the amount of cryptocurrencies transferred. Currently, Blockchain has attempted to apply to manage smart cities, conduct energy trading, ‘connect’ Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and Internet of Things (IoT), create smart contracts and others."

Read more at IEEE Smart Cities

Technology Spotlight

Can Blockchain Solve the Internet’s Privacy Problem?

Can Blockchain Solve the Internet’s Privacy Problem?

In the wake of recent online privacy scandals, divulging private information online may leave one feeling a bit unsettled. Blockchain technology, with the help of uncensorable communication and personal cloud servers, could help people take back control of their personal data and revolutionize the way we communicate.

Read more at IEEE Innovation at Work