Augmate Recognized as Blockchain Pioneer

by Pete Wassell | February 5, 2019 | Blockchain

By Brian Rogers, Vice President of Product, Augmate Blockchain has emerged as an important enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), providing ironclad security that can unlock the full value of IoT capabilities. That’s why I was honored to represent Augmate at the recent Blockchain Connect conference in San Francisco, accepting the “2018 Pioneers in Applying Blockchain

Why we need comprehensive and consistent blockchain legislation

by Pete Wassell | January 24, 2019 | Blockchain

On September 25, 2018, 45 representatives from major Wall Street firms and crypto companies took part in a “crypto round-table” to discuss Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and cryptocurrency regulations. Around the same time, Deloitte named regulatory uncertainty as one of the five major obstacles to the mass adoption of blockchain. The blockchain and cryptocurrency sector

Technologists Are Getting Closer to a Scalable Blockchain

by Pete Wassell | November 29, 2018 | Blockchain

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a sentence about blockchain that doesn’t also include the word “potential.” Although blockchain inspires widespread enthusiasm, problems of scale have prohibited mass adoption to date. Research continues to overcome these obstacles, however. Let’s look at some of the existing barriers to widespread adoption, and how technologists are overcoming each. Problem:

Your 2019 IoT, AI and Blockchain Travel Itinerary

by Pete Wassell | October 30, 2018 | Blockchain IoT Speaking & Events

Interested in learning more about IoT, AI and blockchain, or some convergence of all three? It’s time to start planning your conference schedule for next year. Here are a few of the biggest and best coming up in 2019.   IoT EVOLUTION EXPO (THE ONLY EVENT COVERING ALL OF THE IMPORTANT THINGS) Jan. 29 –

Educate Your Customer

by Pete Wassell | October 10, 2018 | Blockchain

One of the challenges for a company that uses blockchain as one of its core technologies is communicating what you do, and how you do it, to enterprise customers. It’s about educating them on the technology, and how it will benefit them.  We’ve talked about how blockchain education has hit university curriculum, but how does

Bitcoin 101? Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

by Pete Wassell | October 2, 2018 | Blockchain

As the story goes, last spring, a Cornell University computer science professor was scheduled to teach a course on blockchain technology, a 600-level advanced class intended for PhD students. Figuring that only a half dozen people would enroll in such an obscure class, he was shocked when 88 students showed up. As is obvious by

How Blockchain Can Block Cyber Criminals

by Pete Wassell | September 14, 2018 | Blockchain

British Bitcoin companies recently assured parliament that consumers’ cryptocurrency stashes are safe from cyber criminals. While some hackers have been successful in the space, blockchain for the most part has been true to its reputation of enhanced security. That success is inspiring companies around the world to explore and invest in the possibilities of blockchain

Blockchain: The If Is Now A When

by Pete Wassell | September 14, 2018 | Blockchain

While blockchain is still in the early stages of its development, momentum is shifting from a focus on learning and exploring the potential, to identifying and building practical business applications. Blockchain’s premise of transacting and storing information on a decentralized, distributed ledger yields many benefits for enterprise application data. The following are a few of

What Sliced Mangoes Can Teach Us About the Power of Blockchain

by Pete Wassell | September 6, 2018 | Blockchain

Outbreaks of food poisoning due to bacteria are all too common today. In November and December of 2017, for instance, an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E.coli – the deadliest strain of the bacterium – caused more than 60 people in the United States and Canada to fall ill. Two of them died. And although Canadian