Blockchain Platforms

The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value​.

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Blockchain-Based Voatz Loses West Virginia After Security Researchers Raise Concerns
June 06, 2020

Voatz offers a promising mobile internet voting platform backed by blockchain technology and with good intent. But scrutiny from security experts caused West Virginia – an early adopter of the platform – to look elsewhere for its May 2020 primary election.

Author: Nhat Tran (Info-Tech)

IBM Blockchain’s Shift Toward Red Hat OpenShift Bodes Well for Enterprise Blockchain Community
May 14, 2020

The latest iteration of the IBM Blockchain platform is now integrating with Red Hat OpenShift, which bodes well for the enterprise blockchain community. Red Hat OpenShift is an open-source Kubernetes platform that simplifies the orchestration and management of containers, which should be attractive to developers in the blockchain movement.

Author: Nhat Tran (Info-Tech)

IOTA – Opening the World of Opportunities for IoT
October 30, 2019

Imagine a distributed ledger technology with no miners or no transaction fees, high performance, and designed with IoT in mind. IOTA is similar to blockchain in terms of its functionality, but instead of using “blocks” it is based on “Tangle,” which is an implementation of directed acyclic graph (DAG).

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Monax

Monax Blockchain Platform

Monax provides a free and open-source platform to assist developers to build, ship and run blockchain and smart contract-based applications for business systems and processes. Monax includes a reimplementation of the Ethereum Virtual Machine.

8.6

Composite Score

9.4

CX Score

+92

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

10

Reviews

Ethereum

Ethereum Platform

Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third-party interference.

8.5

Composite Score

9.0

CX Score

+91

Emotional Footprint

88%

Likeliness to Recommend

22

Reviews

Microsoft

Azure Blockchain Workbench

With Azure Blockchain Workbench, configure and deploy a consortium network with just a few clicks. Ideal for dev/test exploration, Workbench’s automatic ledger deployment, network construction and pre-built blockchain commands greatly reduce infrastructure development time.

8.3

Composite Score

8.4

CX Score

+83

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

52

Reviews

Neo.org

Neo Platform

NEO is a non-profit community-based blockchain project that utilizes blockchain technology and digital identity to digitize assets, to automate the management of digital assets using smart contracts, and to realize a "smart economy" with a distributed network.

8.2

Composite Score

8.7

CX Score

+87

Emotional Footprint

77%

Likeliness to Recommend

11

Reviews

Oracle

Autonomous Blockchain Cloud Service

Oracle offers an easier way to adopt blockchain and transform your enterprise with the industry’s most comprehensive, autonomous, and enterprise-grade blockchain cloud service. Oracle Autonomous Blockchain Cloud Service securely extends your business processes and applications while enabling you to process business transactions much faster.

7.4

Composite Score

7.2

CX Score

+68

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

23

Reviews

SAP

SAP Leonardo

SAP Leonardo combines next-gen technologies and industry expertise so you can rapidly transform your business into an Intelligent Enterprise. Simplify and optimize complex multi-party processes – and reduce reliance on intermediaries – with blockchain and distributed ledger technology

8.7

Composite Score

9.2

CX Score

+98

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

7

Reviews

Stellar Development Foundation

Stellar

Stellar is an open-source, distributed payments infrastructure that provides RESTful HTTP API servers which connect to Stellar Core, the backbone of the Stellar network.

8.4

Composite Score

9.0

CX Score

+90

Emotional Footprint

86%

Likeliness to Recommend

8

Reviews

The IOTA Foundation

IOTA Blockchain

The first open-source distributed ledger that is being built to power the future of the Internet of Things with feeless microtransactions and data integrity for machines.

7.5

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+73

Emotional Footprint

77%

Likeliness to Recommend

7

Reviews

BigChainDB

BigChainDB Platform

BigchainDB allows developers and enterprise to deploy blockchain proof-of-concepts, platforms and applications with a scalable blockchain database. BigchainDB supports a wide range of industries and use cases from identity and intellectual property to supply chains, energy, IoT and financial ecosystems without sacrificing scale, security or performance.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Lisk

Lisk Platform

Lisk makes it easy for developers to build and deploy blockchain applications in JavaScript. Join the leading ecosystem for world-changing dapps.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Stratis

Stratis

Stratis offers simple and affordable end-to-end solutions for development, testing and deployment of native C# blockchain applications on the .Net framework.

--

Composite Score

4.8

CX Score

+47

Emotional Footprint

67%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

OpenChain

OpenChain Platform

Openchain is an open source distributed ledger technology. It is suited for organizations wishing to issue and manage digital assets in a robust, secure and scalable way.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

+6

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Waves Platform

Waves Blockchain Platform

WAVES is a decentralized blockchain platform that allows for the creation of custom blockchain tokens. This in effect allows users to create and launch their own cryptocurrency using the WAVES Platform.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Intel Corporation

Hyperledger Sawtooth Lake

Sawtooth is a modular platform for building, deploying, and running distributed ledgers. Distributed ledgers provide a digital record (such as asset ownership) that is maintained without a central authority or implementation.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

MultiChain

Multichain Platform

The MultiChain technology is a platform that helps users to establish a certain private Blockchains that can be used by the organizations for financial transactions. A simple API and a command-line interface are what MultiChain provides us. This helps to preserve and set up the chain.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

56%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

HydraChain

HydraChain Platform

HydraChain is a joint development effort of brainbot technologies and the Ethereum project. According to their website, HydraChain is an extension of the Ethereum platform which supports the creation of scalable blockchain based applications that comply with organizational and regulatory requirements.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Chain.com

Sequence Blockchain

Sequence is cloud blockchain infrastructure that enables organizations to build better financial services from the ground up.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

R3

Corda Platform

Corda is a blockchain platform. that removes costly friction in business transactions by enabling institutions to transact directly using smart contracts, while ensuring the highest levels of privacy and security. From its inception, Corda was built specifically for business.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

AION Network

AION Blockchain

A multi-tier system designed to address unsolved questions of scalability, and interoperability in blockchain networks.

--

Composite Score

10.0

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

POA Network

POA Blockchain Platform

POA Network is an Ethereum-based platform that offers an open-source framework for smart contracts. POA Network is a sidechain to Ethereum utilizing Proof of Authority as its consensus mechanism.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

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Blockchain-Based Voatz Loses West Virginia After Security Researchers Raise Concerns
June 06, 2020

Voatz offers a promising mobile internet voting platform backed by blockchain technology and with good intent. But scrutiny from security experts caused West Virginia – an early adopter of the platform – to look elsewhere for its May 2020 primary election.

Author: Nhat Tran (Info-Tech)

IBM Blockchain’s Shift Toward Red Hat OpenShift Bodes Well for Enterprise Blockchain Community
May 14, 2020

The latest iteration of the IBM Blockchain platform is now integrating with Red Hat OpenShift, which bodes well for the enterprise blockchain community. Red Hat OpenShift is an open-source Kubernetes platform that simplifies the orchestration and management of containers, which should be attractive to developers in the blockchain movement.

Author: Nhat Tran (Info-Tech)

IOTA – Opening the World of Opportunities for IoT
October 30, 2019

Imagine a distributed ledger technology with no miners or no transaction fees, high performance, and designed with IoT in mind. IOTA is similar to blockchain in terms of its functionality, but instead of using “blocks” it is based on “Tangle,” which is an implementation of directed acyclic graph (DAG).

Amazon's Quantum Ledger Database Threatens Blockchain Vendors
September 27, 2019

Amazon has unveiled its Quantum Ledger Database service. This service threatens vendors who build bespoke blockchain solutions without peer-to-peer functionality.

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Stellar Protocol 11 Improvements: Part 3
July 19, 2019

The article addresses and explains the benefits outlined by Protocol 11 network upgrade.

Author: Andy Liu (Info-Tech)

Stellar Protocol 11 Improvements: Part 2
July 19, 2019

The article addresses and explains the benefits outlined by Protocol 11 network upgrade.

Author: Andy Liu (Info-Tech)

Stellar Protocol 11 Improvements: Part 1
July 19, 2019

The article addresses and explains the benefits outlined by Protocol 11 network upgrade.

Author: Andy Liu (Info-Tech)

Why IBM Built World Wire
July 04, 2019

In March 2019, IBM announced the launch on World Wire, a real-time global payment system built on the Stellar Network.

Author: Andy Liu (Info-Tech)

Canadian Law Firms Collaborate With OpenLaw on the Ethereum Platform to Automate M&A Escrow Agreements
June 19, 2019

Even though Ethereum’s co-founder Vitalik Buterin thinks the term “smart contract” is a misnomer for the technology he helped build, a pilot project by Canadian law firms in collaboration with Consensys’ OpenLaw and GenesisB is creating a solution that is getting closer to the name’s literal meaning.

Author: Nhat Tran (Info-Tech)

Dual Screen Laptops Will Open the Door to Enterprise IT Innovation
June 19, 2019

At COMPUTEX 2019, Intel, Asus, and HP unveiled gaming laptop prototypes with two screens. Start a proof-of-concept now to boost your innovation credibility.

Author: Ken Weston (Info-Tech)

Infinidat Promises Storage Bigger, Faster, Cheaper
June 19, 2019

Want large quantities of high-performance storage at a fraction of the usual cost? That’s what Infinidat is promising its customers.

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

SAP Infuses AI Into Costco’s Baked Goods Business
June 05, 2019

Traditionally driven by a culture of tribal knowledge bolstered by the long tenure of its employees, Costco determined it could benefit from a more precise and data-driven approach to improve inventory accuracy, demand forecasting, and reduction of product waste.

Author: Scott Bickley (Info-Tech)

Salesforce Jumps on the Blockchain Hype Train at TrailheaDX
June 05, 2019

Blockchain has been a much-touted innovation for improving the creation of trusted partner networks. Salesforce recently jumped on the blockchain hype train at its developer summit with the announcement of Salesforce Blockchain – but will the solution take flight?

Author: Ben Dickie (Info-Tech)

SAP-Qualtric Acquisition Seeks to Connect the Xs and Os
May 16, 2019

SAP’s Qualtrics acquisition, just before its IPO went live, was completed in January 2019 for an all-cash price of $8B; its second-largest acquisition ever behind the Concur deal in 2014. The staggering amount paid by SAP should leave current SAP clients curious to understand SAP’s strategy and its “big picture” vision for the future.

Author: Scott Bickley (Info-Tech)

Ripple Welcomes Yoshitaka Kitao to Its Board of Directors
May 15, 2019

Ripple expands its capabilities in the Asian market by recruiting SBI Group’s CEO, President, and Representative Director onto its board.

Author: Andy Liu (Info-Tech)

Ripple’s Q1 2019 XRP Market Report Takeaways
May 15, 2019

Ripple has announced results from its Q1 2019 Market Report. The results demonstrate the company’s current and future growth.

Author: Andy Liu (Info-Tech)

Ethereum Loses Its Stranglehold on Developers and Decentralized Applications
May 15, 2019

Ethereum is ceding market share of decentralized applications (Dapps) and losing developers to its competitors. This bears attention, but there is no cause for alarm right now.

Author: Andy Liu (Info-Tech)

Wirex Launches 26 Fiat-Backed Cryptocurrencies on the Stellar Network
May 15, 2019

Wirex is partnering with Stellar to help individuals adopt digital currencies and transform the way they make payments.

Author: Andy Liu (Info-Tech)

Adobe and Microsoft Deepen Ties to Leapfrog Salesforce in Account-Based Experience (ABX)
March 28, 2019

Adobe, Microsoft, and LinkedIn are teaming up to enable account-based experiences (ABX) via deep integrations across all three platforms. A LinkedIn integration with Adobe's products assists in locating potential customers who can then leverage Microsoft Dynamics to execute the deals.

Author: Scott Bickley (Info-Tech)

Microsoft’s Change From Premier to Unified Support May Cost Organizations Up to 30% More
August 15, 2018

The new Microsoft Unified Support model is still in beta phase, aiming for a global rollout by the end of Microsoft’s fiscal year 2019. Its aim is moving towards providing support for organizations adding cloud products to their Microsoft volume licensing agreements but maintains support for historical on-premises and legacy products. Prices could rise for current customers by up to 30%.

Author: Aadil Nanji (Info-Tech)

Welcome to SAP’s Connected Enterprise
July 27, 2018

SAP seeks to turn the tables on Salesforce.com by setting the ambitious goal of taking over the number one spot in the CRM enterprise software space. At its recent Sapphire conference, SAP outlined a new data architecture strategy to be marketed under the SAP HANA Data Management Suite, which seeks to link end-to-end data between front-end and back-end ERP environments and third-party data sources.

Author: Scott Bickley (Info-Tech)

Close Encounters of the Blockchain Kind: How You’re Likely to Encounter Your First Blockchain in the Enterprise
July 06, 2018

Blockchain technology is everywhere and nowhere. It’s all over the media, but its actual use is quite limited. There are four key ways you can expect to encounter blockchain technology, depending on your industry and confidence in blockchain technology in general. Ultimately, while building a custom blockchain solution is appealing, it is unfortunately impractical. I predict that the vast majority of organizations will encounter blockchain technology on the back end of a vendor SaaS.

Author: Jeremy Roberts (Info-Tech)

How Will Blockchain Impact IT? Part One: Decentralized Storage
July 05, 2018

Part one of a short series on the implications of blockchain for IT. This note explores the concept of blockchain-powered decentralized storage, and evaluates the potential impact of such solutions for IT. Ultimately, while the technology itself is interesting, this use case is not yet particularly compelling.

Author: Jeremy Roberts (Info-Tech)

How Will Blockchain Impact IT? Part Two: Identity Management
July 05, 2018

Part two of a short series on the implications of blockchain for IT. This note explores the concept of blockchain-powered identity management, and evaluates the likelihood that it will be adopted in the enterprise.

Author: Jeremy Roberts (Info-Tech)

Airline Magazine Syndrome, Blockchain, and You
July 04, 2018

News of blockchain’s potential has filtered down to CEOs and other executives everywhere, and they naturally have questions about it. As an IT professional, it’s your job to answer those questions. But it’s also important to push back when the technology solution is inappropriate.

Author: Jeremy Roberts (Info-Tech)

Blockchain Basics
September 15, 2017

This research note provides an explanation of the basic building blocks underpinning blockchain technology. The key takeaway for organizations is to gain insight into the core components and how they interact to provide an evolutionary technology that will lead to a vast number of advanced business solutions.

Author: Scott Bickley (Info-Tech)

Blockchain: Foundational Technology of the Future
September 06, 2017

This research note covers the rising level of interest and investment in the blockchain technology space and the reasons blockchain may surpass “disruption” and actually replace many of the core mechanisms upon which almost all commerce transactions are conducted in the world today. The key takeaway is that blockchain, while in the nascent phases of the technology adoption lifecycle (TALC), should not be overlooked; it will progress and become a central tenet of the financial industry.

Author: Scott Bickley (Info-Tech)

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