Stories About: blockchain

Is blockchain a lie detector for the digital age?

Is blockchain a lie detector for the digital age?

By Richard Arneson We’re almost to the point when people no longer hear blockchain and think Bitcoin. Blockchain is now helping businesses and organizations tackle a variety of issues. For instance, Walmart has turned to blockchain to keep customers safe from E. coli-tainted produce (read about it here). The United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP)…

Want to read about a cool, real-world blockchain application? Oh, and it’s not Bitcoin

Want to read about a cool, real-world blockchain application? Oh, and it’s not Bitcoin

By Richard Arneson With a value of almost $300 billion, retail juggernaut Walmart, which includes Sam’s Club, has turned to blockchain to keep customers safe from future produce-related illnesses. It’s estimated that outbreaks related to food borne illnesses, like those that occurred in April due to E. coli-tainted romaine lettuce, result in combined costs over…

Blockchain―it’s more than just Bitcoin

Blockchain―it’s more than just Bitcoin

By Richard Arneson Think back to that Accounting 101 class you took in college. As an English major, I found the class to be miles on the other side difficult. I thought I’d accidentally signed up for the CPA prep course. But the first thing you learn is (let’s all say it together) Debits to the…

When being disruptive is a good thing

When being disruptive is a good thing

By Richard Arneson The Innovator’s Dilemma is a fascinating book written in 1997 by Clayton Christensen, a Harvard professor who coined the term disruptive technology. He considered it one (1) of two (2) technological categories, the other being sustaining technology. Christensen defined disruptive technology as any that, while being new, were so cutting-edge that they…

GDT presents Lunch & Learn on Blockchain

GDT presents Lunch & Learn on Blockchain

On April 3rd, GDT Network Engineer Ryan Rogers presented, as part of the GDT DevOps team’s weekly Lunch & Learn series, information about blockchain. As defined by Investopedia, blockchain is a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions. Ryan uses Bitcoin as the marquee, certainly most noteworthy, implementation of the blockchain algorithm. He begins with a simple…