Limerick Blockchain Mastermind a great Success

  More than 25 blockchain enthusiasts attended the Limerick Blockchain Mastermind at the Bank of Ireland, University of Limerick campus, starting the group off with good momentum for 2018.       Hein Marais, CEO of Embedded Downloads, gave a presentation – IoT and Blockchain, a Match made in Heaven – which was very well received by the audience and led to a lively discussion after the presentation. This event puts Limerick “on the map” as a Blockchain hub as the event was well represented by the industry and the…

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IoT and Blockchain, a Match made in Heaven

What is IoT? The Internet of Things (IoT) is a collective name for hardware devices linked to the internet from high-level devices such as smartphones to very simple devices like a kitchen device or a sensor. The IoT market has been on an upward trend for the last few years and started to grow exponentially  in 2017 and there are IoT projects ongoing from “Smart Agriculture” to “Smart Cities” Gartner research estimates  20.4 billion internet-connected devices in use by 2020 which raises many questions regarding the shortcomings that come with conventional…

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Bitcoin Mining Can Power Neuroscience, Says Matrix Chief AI Scientist

SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ At this year’s BlockShow Asia, Yangdong Deng, chief AI scientist of Blockchain startup Matrix, explained how inserting Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the Blockchain ecosystem would make it possible to use Bitcoin mining computational power for scientific innovation.   According to Deng, the current computing power being used in Bitcoin mining operations is 8.23×1022 floating point operations per second (FLOPS), while the total computing power in the world is 1.2×1023 FLOPS. According to these calculations, Bitcoin mining is consuming 17 percent of total global…

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EOT makes Agriculture Smarter

Can EOT make that Apple a day fresher?  Did you know that an Apple can be more than 9 months old when you buy it in a supermarket?  And how do you know the orchard, where the apples are picked, treat their workers fairly? These and many more questions can be answered by what is now called Smart Agriculture.     Let’s see How IoT devices, EOT and Blockchain can help making Agriculture smarter.     Smart Devices measuring the optimum time to pick that apple: The IoT industry is currently producing a…

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Qtum Foundation, Trusted IoT Alliance, and Chronicled, Inc. to Develop Secure IoT Use Cases

SAN FRANCISCO, 2 Jan 2018 /PRNewswire/ Chronicled, Inc. and The Qtum Foundation have announced a collaboration to combine the Internet of Things (IoT) with Blockchain technology, developing real-world use cases integrating smart devices with a secure distributed ledger back end.  This will take place in collaboration with researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.  Through this partnership, Qtum and Chronicled will work together to define and support a roadmap of fundamental research at UC Berkeley, developing post-quantum applied cryptography, zkSNARK-based privacy-preserving smart contracts, and zero knowledge proofs for large computations.     “The partnership with…

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Top 10 Technology Trends for 2018: IEEE Computer Society Predicts the Future of Tech

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Tech experts at the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) annually predict the “Future of Tech” and have revealed what they believe will be the biggest trends in technology for 2018. The forecast by the world’s premier organization of computing professionals is among its most anticipated announcements.   “The Computer Society’s predictions, based on a deep-dive analysis by a team of leading technology experts, identify top-trending technologies that hold extensive disruptive potential for 2018,” said Jean-Luc Gaudiot, IEEE Computer Society President. “The vast computing…

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