John Calian, SVP, Deutsche Telekom: How blockchain brings trust to the emerging M2M economy

“Think about all of your interactions, whether it’s humans dealing with humans or humans dealing with machines,” John Calian, senior vice president and head of T-Labs at Deutsche Telekom, explains. “How do you trust things?”

The concept of trust, so central to the rise in blockchain technologies, is one where consumers are increasingly gaining power. But there is a long way to go. A report from the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights in September predicted...

Deutsche Telekom launches blockchain professorship at CODE University of Applied Sciences

Deutsche Telekom has joined hands with Berlin-based CODE University of Applied Sciences to create a specialised professorship, called “professorship for software engineering with a specialisation in blockchain”.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The newly created position will be led by academician Dr. Peter Ruppel, who is best known for his work into distributed systems. Ruppel started teaching the subject on 23rd, which is the first day of the new academic year. He is aiming to explore distributed ledger...

Scalable decentralised trust: The next frontier for infrastructure building

The communication and computing infrastructure we engineers have built in the past several decades has revolutionised the world economy. One of the most significant consequences of this revolution is the emergence of the digital platform economy. Indeed, while the top ten companies in the world ten years ago were dominated by companies exploiting natural resources, they are now dominated by companies that are in the business of providing a digital platform to connect producers and...

Verizon engineer job ads reveal increasing blockchain interest

2020欧洲杯投注盘口Verizon's interest in blockchain technologies is readily apparent, if the telco's job board is anything to go by.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The company has five job adverts looking for blockchain developers at its sites in California, Maryland, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia. The developers will be primarily 'responsible for designing, implementing and supporting a distributed blockchain-based network for various use cases' at Verizon.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The successful candidate's responsibilities - of which there...

KPMG, Microsoft and R3 team up for blockchain offering in telecoms

2020欧洲杯投注盘口KPMG has joined hands with Microsoft, Tomia, and R3 to create a blockchain-based settlements solution for the telecommunications industry with the advent of 5G network services.

The blockchain solution will make use of smart contracts to mitigate disputes between carriers and mobile operators. These smart contracts would consist of all the important information and provide details like correct rates, destination, and bilateral deal information.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口According to KPMG, the...

Swisscom’s blockchain head departs to become Crypto Valley Association president

Daniel Haudenschild, the chief executive officer of Swisscom Blockchain, has left the telecommunications provider and is taking up a new role at the Crypto Valley Association (CVA).

A press release dated January 30 confirmed Haudenschild’s departure, with Roger Wüthrich-Hasenböhler, Swisscom chief digital officer and head of digital business, taking over with immediate effect.

No reason was given by Swisscom originally as to Haudenschild’s move or any future moves....

HTC launches blockchain-based Exodus 1 phone for crypto buyers only

Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC has launched its (long-awaited?) blockchain-based smartphone, Exodus 1, today (October 23). However, at present, it’s only available to pre-order using cryptocurrency. According to CNBC, the handset can be ordered at a current price of 0.15 bitcoins or 4.78 ether tokens, or about $960 (£739), and is expected to ship in December.   Security and privacy are core features of the new device; it features HTC’s own Zion cryptocurrency wallet, serving as a...

AT&T rolls out suite of blockchain solutions with Microsoft & IBM technology

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The US telecoms giant AT&T announced yesterday the creation of a suite of blockchain solutions for its enterprise partners, designed to work with technology from IBM and Microsoft. According to an official press release, solutions will be available to enterprise customers to help automate and digitalise processes and better track information across multiple parties, in industries such as manufacturing, retail and healthcare. “Today, businesses are constantly looking to reduce...

Blockchain potential for IoT faces barriers to growth

The growing number of blockchain-based applications is driving ‘substantial’ investment in IoT projects, according to ABI Research. In a new report, the research company states that blockchain has ‘great promise for the technology to alter and transform established industries beyond fintech’. Venture capital funding for blockchain reached half a billion USD globally in 2016. There are currently around over 1,500 blockchain startups in operation. Aside from transactions, the...

How telecoms applications can become ‘ripe for innovation’ through blockchain

Telecoms providers continue to be kept on their toes by the emergence of new technologies, from cloud to IoT. The allure of blockchain, and a secure, distributed ledger, is causing ripples in industries outside of the traditional financial services hotbed. So how can telcos take advantage? The answer, so far, comes through identity, data integrity, and disintermediation. Writing on LinkedIn, Jonathan Reichental, CIO of the City of Palo Alto and a long-time observer of emerging...