Why Bitcoin Shouldn’t Be a Part of the Futures Exchange Yet

By Daniel Matthews | January 25, 2018

Bitcoin Futures Exchange Recently, cryptocurrencies “crashed,” particularly Bitcoin, which spiraled from a high of $19,783 to a current price of $11212.00 (01/25/2018). There are two prevailing sentiments regarding the crash of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies: Alarm and a kind of

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How Can Blockchain-as-a-Service Help Your Business?

By Mike Chan | January 17, 2018

Blockchain-as-a-Service “Have you seen the price of Bitcoin?”, “You gotta get in on Ripple, it’s going through the roof!”, “Are we in a crypto bubble? Is it all going to crash?” You may have heard all the hype about cryptocurrencies over the

How Blockchain Has Unexpectedly Improved Big Data Integrity

By Sreeram Sreenivasan | January 3, 2018

Big Data Integrity Blockchain technology was developed to improve the integrity of bitcoin. However, as bitcoin became more popular, its underlying technology is gaining more attention as well. Perhaps the most significant development in IT over the past few years,

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Blockchain Companies Seek and Find Funding Outside the U.S.

By Kiril Kirilov | November 27, 2017

Blockchain Companies Seek Funding Outside the U.S. Blockchain companies are actively seeking funding deals outside of traditional tech hubs such as Silicon Valley, according to a report by CB Insights and other analysts. Bitcoin is generating a lot of buzz

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How to Spot Fake Digital Currency

By Kiril Kirilov | November 20, 2017

Fake Digital Currency With the Bitcoin currency skyrocketing to levels above $8,000 per bitcoin and initial coin offerings emerging on a daily basis, a growing number of individuals and institutional investor look at cryptocurrencies as an alternative to more traditional

Interactive and Immersive Visual Platforms: The Next Wave in Cloud Management and Optimization

By Jennifer Klostermann | November 17, 2017

The Next Wave in Cloud Management and Optimization Less than a decade ago the first distributed blockchain was implemented and only a few years ago the wider value of blockchain was recognized, causing major upheavals in the financial sector and

Hey, You, Get off of My Cloud; Deciding, Designing and Deploying Cloud Technologies

By Cloud Syndicate | November 8, 2017

Deciding, Designing and Deploying Cloud Technologies It was not too long ago that financial services firms once guarded their data centers as sacred vaults. It used to be that they “operated closed”, as in ‘did not share their data’, in

Blockchain ≠ Bitcoin: Demystifying Blockchain’s Business Value in Oil and Gas

By Cloud Syndicate | November 6, 2017

Demystifying Blockchain’s Business Value This is part 1 of a 2-part series on blockchain technology. Blockchain was developed almost a decade ago from the need to provide a cost-effective, secure, and reliable system to conduct financial transactions for Bitcoin. For

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How Automation is Changing the Digital Revolution

By David Gildea | November 2, 2017

Automated Digital Revolution While the exact moment it began is up for debate (opinions vary wildly on the matter, from the late 1940s to the early 1980s), the digital revolution continues to have a profound effect on our present-day society.

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Artificial Intelligence and Fintech Collaborations

By Jennifer Klostermann | October 30, 2017

Is AI the Future of Fintech? The prevalence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in fintech is growing steadily and experts believe the next few years will show a particularly notable increase in the use of this flourishing technology for improved financial

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Gartner’s Top 10 Predictions For IT In 2018 And Beyond

By Louis Columbus | October 26, 2017

Gartner’s Top 10 Predictions For IT In 2020, AI will become a positive net job motivator, creating 2.3M jobs while eliminating only 1.8M jobs. By 2020, IoT technology will be in 95% of electronics for new product designs. By 2021,

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When Innovation Ignites – The Promise of Cloud

By Beth Desmond | October 19, 2017

When Innovation Ignites “I am tired of hearing about how Cloud will allow customer personalization — I want to feel it!” I said to IBM Cloud expert Sanjay Rishi. Here’s how he answered. “Imagine you are a large equipment company, serving both

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First Things First. What Are Microservices?

By Beth Desmond | September 27, 2017

Innovation with Microservices Microservices are an engineering approach and architectural style of computing that is becoming extremely important for organizations wanting to innovate through a stronger engagement with their ecosystem of customers, suppliers and partners. To explain them should it

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Startup Fund Raising Through An Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

By Kiril Kirilov | September 14, 2017

What Is An Initial Coin Offering (ICO)? Do you possess Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency? If so, you can easily invest in a growing number of startups raising funds through Initial Coin Offering (ICO) instead of Initial Public Offering (IPO). IPOs

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Why Bitcoin Rose from $580 to a Record High of $4,000 in a Year

By Kiril Kirilov | August 29, 2017

Bitcoin Record High Bitcoin, the most popular virtual currency, hit a record high of over $4,000 per bitcoin. The virtual currency exchange rate stood at “just” $580 in mid-2016 growing impressive 300-fold between 2012 and 2017. Those inexperienced in cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies and Ransomware: How VDI Can Help Defend Against the Next Ransomware Attack

By Karen Gondoly | August 21, 2017

Cryptocurrencies and Ransomware The WannaCry ransomware made headlines back in May when it crippled hospitals across the UK and put organizations around the world on high alert. Even those of us lucky enough not to be infected suddenly had a

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An End to Credit Cards? How the Dark Web Is Pushing Fintech Towards Blockchain

By Daniel Matthews | July 19, 2017

Dark Web Pushing Fintech Towards Blockchain As Jennifer Klosterman points out, “There are many strong reasons for reputable businesses to keep their noses clean and well out of the Dark Web.” Not the least of these reasons is the hive

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Podcast #3: Show-rooming, Blockchain, and the Content Your Commerce Site Needs

By Steve Prentice | June 21, 2017

CLOUDTWEAKS PODCAST It’s not your grandma’s SEO. Using content management to promote your ecommerce business is a lot different than it was a mere decade ago. It is more sophisticated and yet more subtle, incorporating outbound messages from all your

6 Blockchain Applications That Any Small Business Owner Can Use

By Loren Baker | May 10, 2017

6 Blockchain Applications Although associated with the virtual currency bitcoin, blockchain technology can be applied across multiple industries, and it could be particularly appealing to small business owners who are in need of affordable and secure ways to transfer and

Open APIs Alone Won’t Change Banking

By Daniel Eberhard | May 10, 2017

Open Banking API’s Most people think of banks as one monolithic entity, but they are actually made up of hundreds of independent, pseudo-integrated systems. When a bank wants to make any kind of change, it has to conduct regression testing

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