Entries by Steve

West Virginians Begin Using Blockchain-Based Mobile Voting App

West Virginians have begun using a blockchain-based mobile voting app for casting absentee ballots in the upcoming midterm elections, Slate reported September 25. Citizens of West Virginia that currently live overseas have reportedly started using  a blockchain-enabled application for voting on Friday, September 21. The application — dubbed Voatz — will allow voters registered in […]

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The Hype Factor Behind Emerging Technologies And Blockchain

Printed headline:  Beyond Hype New technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and robotic inspections conjure excitement about potential outcomes they can produce. Heads swirl with creative ideas about possible ways to apply them. These same technologies, however, cause angst to company leaders who aren’t exactly sure if, or how, to apply them—so they cautiously wait […]

The Fate of California’s Blockchain Bill Yet Undecided

California’s blockchain legislation, that creates a working group around the electronic ledger technology, is still waiting for Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. The legislation, AB 2658, would also change the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act to include the definition of blockchain accepted in the bill. “Blockchain technology has exciting potential for the tech industry and private business in […]

Mastercard is Exploring Blockchain Technology to Improve Payments Service

Mastercard’s research and development wing is looking into the implications of blockchain and other cutting-edge technologies to increase general efficiency at the firm. The Ireland-based subsidiary of the international payments giant has been responsible for various innovations in the six years since its formation. Mastercard Labs Innovating in the Digital Payments Space The second largest […]

Blockchain Eyed For The Holy Grail: Aircraft Availability

Mention blockchain in casual conversation and interlocutors probably will think of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin—if anything at all. But now executives and advisors across commercial aviation, aircraft leasing and the aftermarket are starting to take a careful look at the distributed ledger technology to see how to use it to make real money themselves. In fact, […]