What's New - 2021

 

How Can We Get​ Blockchains to Talk to Each Other?
IEEE Spectrum - December 2021

The field is fragmented, but common protocols are on the way

New blockchain protocols proposed by researchers at Hamburg University of Technology could provide a way for separate blockchains to communicate with each other, leading to new levels of interoperability.

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How Blockchain Will Revolutionize Healthcare
IEEE Innovation at Work - November 2021

The secure and transparent nature of blockchain currently has numerous applications in the healthcare industry. From streamlining contract negotiations to greatly improving the quality of medicine by applying blockchain technologies to the drug supply chain, this revolutionary technology is already transforming the future of healthcare.

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Six Ways Blockchain + IoT Will Improve Business Contracts
IEEE Innovation at Work - August 2021

Together, blockchain technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) will allow for smart contracts -- unalterable digital contracts -- that will eliminate the need for third parties to make contracts far easier, less expensive, and more secure.

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Four Ways Blockchain Can Enhance Global Food Supply Chains
IEEE Innovation at Work - July 2021

Blockchain technologies are dramatically transforming food supply chains worldwide by improving transparency, preventing fraud, and reducing errors. In the seafood industry alone, a customer can scan a barcode and access info about the seafood stored on the blockchain, including where it came from, when it was caught, and how it was processed.

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Cryptocurrency Blockchains Don't Need to Be Energy Intensive
IEEE Spectrum - June 2021

Bitcoin’s proof-of-work protocol is only the first among a range of creative possibilities

Three alternative consensus mechanisms to Bitcoin's Proof of Work (PoW) are being used in other cryptocurrencies and could offer real competition in the years ahead as they consume far less energy than PoW.

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Why Can't Computing at the Heart of Bitcoin Be More Useful?
IEEE Spectrum - June 2021

The landmark cryptocurrency's energy use is out of hand, so researchers are investigating ways to make it more productive

It takes a lot of energy and computational power to mine bitcoin. Researchers are now proposing to reinvest this energy into something more useful.

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Forget Cryptocurrencies and NFTs—Securing Devices Is the Future of Blockchain Technology
IEEE Spectrum - May 2021

Project CHIP’s Compliance Ledger takes security to the next level

Project Connected Home over IP (CHIP)'s blockchain-based compliance ledger can be used to create trust among IoT devices as one of the first scaled-out blockchain efforts outside of cryptocurrency launches.

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How Blockchain Can Solve the Growing E-Waste Problem
IEEE Xplore - May 2021

To address the growing electronic waste stream resulting from unwanted devices, a team in India has created an incentive-based management system using 5G and blockchain that tracks and monitors an electronic product throughout its entire lifecycle, from the point of manufacturing to the point a product is properly disposed.

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Why the Future Internet of Things Depends on Blockchain
IEEE Innovation at Work - May 2021

The integration of blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be revolutionary, creating an interconnected network of devices while at the same time safeguarding data. Through the use of smart contracts and decentralized recordkeeping, the entire supply chain could be streamlined, resulting in more efficient and secure transactions across a variety of industries.

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Three Major Ways Blockchain Can Boost Supply Chains
IEEE Innovation at Work - April 2021

Today's supply chain systems are complex, often relying on multiple entities to track transactions, logistics, and other data. Learn how blockchain technologies can help simplify supply chains while building trust, security, and accessibility to all involved.

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How Blockchain Will Personalize Healthcare
IEEE Innovation at Work - March 2021

Healthcare is one of the major industries that can benefit from Blockchain technologies. From providing fast and secure real-time access of medical information to giving patients full control their data, the utilization of blockchain can help lead to better, more centralized healthcare.

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How Blockchain and IoT Will Enable “Smart Contracts”
IEEE Innovation at Work - January 2021

While the Internet of Things (IoT) revolutionizes the way we and wireless interconnected devices interact with each other, blockchain technology will help to ensure the trustworthiness of those devices and their data transactions through smart contracts.

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