Blockchain + Internet of Things = Trusted Machine Interactions

New report analyzes blockchain as the foundation for autonomous products & ecosystem services What is missing from the Internet of Things? Enterprises might say revenues. Consumers might say utility. Virtually everyone agrees interoperability, security, compliance, privacy, and reliability are all barriers to IoT growth. But the paramount challenge for ubiquitous connectivity, never mind device autonomy,…

The Viability of Enterprise Blockchain beyond Financial Services

In a flurry of blockchain investment, activity, and hype, and hyperbole, enterprises are left wondering: Is a “protocol-based” trust system actually viable for business? In 2015 and 2016, blockchain, the distributed ledger technology born of Bitcoin, enjoyed a blossoming beyond cryptocurrency and logging financial transactions, to an architecture capable of supporting the logging of events.…

From Sensors to Services to Ecosystems: It’s Time Businesses Think More Broadly About the Internet of Things

There is certainly no shortage of buzz surrounding the Internet of Things. Thanks to sharp declines in the costs of sensing technology and data processing, we saw momentum grow more last year than ever before. According to Harbor Research, some 4.3 billion new devices (excluding laptops and PCs) were connected to the Internet in 2015…