Blockchain & Distributed Ledgers

Virtual Event

Oct 13, 2021: Enterprise Blockchain Day

Blockchain technology has been touted as the ‘solution’ to every problem, yet few enterprises have effectively deployed the technology. The Enterprise Blockchain Day aims to stimulate conversations that matter - reflecting the spectrum of views in the domain.

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Azure AD Verifiable Credentials Entering Public Preview

Microsoft announced on April 5, 2020 that its Azure AD Verifiable Credentials is now in public preview. This solution enables organizations to design and issue verifiable credentials to their users, be it enterprises issuing employment credentials to their employees, universities enrolling…

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Oracle’s Crypto-Secure Data Management

Oracle has unveiled new interesting capabilities in the Oracle database today, which they refer to as Immutable and Blockchain tables. While I am not entirely convinced by the names they have chosen, I can absolutely get behind the overall Crypto-secure data management concept that has…

Virtual Event

Feb 03, 2021: Unlocking Decentralized Identity: A Playbook for Your Enterprise

This KCLive Event on Decentralized Identity goes beyond the hype of blockchain and offers IT leaders an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding.

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Decentralized Identity Could Become a Reality, but Blockchain May Not Be a Part of It

Decentralized Identity is a concept that may not be mainstream yet, but it is a term that embodies the sentiment that many individuals feel regarding the control they wish they had over their personal data. The public has become increasingly more vocal about the misuse of their data, and…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Emerging Technologies Fostering Digital Business Innovation: Utilities & Energy - 80265

The energy and utilities sector will need to adapt to new industry trends of digitalization, decentralization, and the advent of a new type of consumer: the prosumer. Smart grids are a more efficient offering for energy management, and new business models beyond the prosumer will require…

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Compromise of IOTA

Turning a blind eye to security in favor of optimism If you have any take-away from reading KuppingerCole research, hopefully it is that APIs are a critical element to protect. This is true regardless of the industry. Even cryptocurrencies. IOTA, the blockchain-like cryptocurrency and…

Market Compass

Market Compass: Decentralized Identity: Blockchain ID & Self-Sovereign Identity Solutions - 80064

The KuppingerCole Market Compass provides an overview of product or service offerings in a certain market segment.  This Market Compass covers decentralized identity, specifically Blockchain Identity and Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) solutions. This is a very dynamic space filled with…

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Ambient Intelligence Can’t Mature Without an Identity Protocol

Every day we are experiencing the intersection of IoT and AI. The interactions of users, sensors, robots, vehicles, smart buildings, and much more is creating a new status quo for digital experiences. This growing range of smart devices – both in the IoT sense and the intelligent AI…

Executive View

Executive View: IBM Decentralized Identity - 80099

The IBM Decentralized Identityplatform is both an enterprise solution for individual companies and the foundation of a global decentralized identity ecosystem. IBM’s decentralized identity solution has prioritized interoperable protocols rooted in Hyperledger Indy and Aries to provide…

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Blockchain: It’s not About Technology, It Is About Use Cases

Today, the German Federal Government announced its Blockchain Strategy. What might sound as a great thing, falls short, for a number of reasons. One is that it is late: after the first hype and somewhere in the phase of disillusion. This should have happened much earlier, specifically with…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Demystifying the Blockchain: What Makes a Blockchain Useful to a Firm? - 80301

Blockchain technology – as the hype advertises – can be a value-adding solution for businesses and individuals. However, it is necessary to separate blockchain’s functionality from its fame before a firm can find an appropriate use case. This report deconstructs the main…

Press Release

One of Blockchain’s Core Challenges: Identifying Right Application Areas

According to the German news outlet Tagesspiegel Background Digitalisierung & KI , Germany’s Federal Government will present its blockchain strategy tomorrow. KuppingerCole Lead Analyst Matthias Reinwarth believes that blockchain solutions can deliver great potential under…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: The Future of Cryptocurrencies - 80263

Cryptocurrencies remain a speculative asset, but the launch of Facebook’s Libra could upset the status quo. There are many business opportunities which would stem from widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies, but also many challenges including data protection and tracking criminal…

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Will the Stars Align for Libra?

This week, Facebook announced details about its cryptocurrency project, Libra. They expect it to go live for Facebook and other social media platform users sometime in 2020. The list of initial backers, the Founding Members of the Libra Association, is quite long and filled with industry…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Blockchain ID & Self Sovereign Identity - 80105

As the hype around Blockchain is slowing down, the market is moving into a phase of maturity, focusing on business cases where Blockchain technology delivers concrete value, in combination with other types of technologies. Blockchain ID and the related concept of Self Sovereign Identity…

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Ledger for the Masses: The Blockchain Has Come to Stay

Hype topics are important. They are important for vendors, startups, journalists, consultants, analysts, IT architects and many more. The problem with hypes is that they have an expiration date. Who remembers 4GL or CASE tools as an exciting discussion topic in IT departments? Well, exactly,…

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Blockchain Just a Hype?

Blockchain - Just a Hype?

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Blockchain ID for the Enterprise: A Single ID? A Good Complement? Or Irrelevant?

Blockchain and the underlying concept of “Distributed Ledger Technologies” (DLT) have well passed the peak of initial hype. As always, focus is now shifting to real-world applications that allow companies to improve their business. It is less about cryptocurrencies and concepts with a…

Conference

Sep 18 - 19, 2019: Digital Finance World 2019

Welcome to the new world of Digital Finance: DFW - Digital Finance World, Frankfurt, September 18 – 19, 2019 - is the place for finance innovators from traditional players to meet with Fintechs and Start-ups to shape the Future. Here you can interact with a targeted and engaged financial…

Webinar

Nov 22, 2018: Blockchain ID for the Enterprise: A Single ID? A Good Complement? Or Irrelevant?

Blockchain and the underlying concept of “Distributed Ledger Technologies” (DLT) have well passed the peak of initial hype. As always, focus is now shifting to real-world applications that allow companies to improve their business. It is less about cryptocurrencies and concepts with a global…

Conference

Sep 18 - 19, 2019: Blockchain Enterprise Days 2019

Blockchain is still on everyone’s lips and the 2019 can be the year when large enterprises finally embrace the distributed ledger technology. KuppingerCole's inaugural blockchain-themed event will go beyond the hype and will present you real use cases and applications for your enterprise.…

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Decentralized Identity 101: What It Is and Why It Matters

Guest Author: Vinny Lingham, CEO, Civic Technologies Bitcoin. Blockchain. Crypto. Decentralization. Tokens. A lot of buzzwords have emerged alongside the rise of blockchain technology. Yet, there is often a lack of context about what those terms actually mean and the impact they will…

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Blockchain, Identity, Trust and Governance

On June 15th, 2018 I attended an OIX Workshop in London on this subject. The workshop was led by Don Thibeau of the Open Identity Exchange and Distributed Ledger foundation and was held in the Chartered Accountants’ Hall, Moorgate Place, London.Blockchain and Distributed Ledger…

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Blockchain for Identity – Myth or Potential?

During yesterday’s opening keynote at the EIC (European Identity & Cloud Conference), I brought up (and explained) a slide about the areas where Blockchain technology has the potential of helping solving existing identity problems, either by doing it just better than today or…

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Blockchain Identity – Success Factors and Challenges

When new things arrive, which are still in the pioneering stage and far from reaching maturity, there is always a lot of discussion. This is even more true for Blockchain Identity, where the massive hype around Blockchains, a long history of clever ideas failing, and a few interesting…

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Yana Afanasieva - Licensing, AML and other Regulatory Requirements Applicable to Cryptocurrency Operators

Yana will address several of the most common misperceptions about cryptocurrency operations, and argue that they are, in fact, already regulated under existing rules,  such as PSD2, AMLD4, investor protection and consumer rights regulation. Yana will also make a case that transactions…

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Balázs Némethi - How Blockchain Will Connect the Material Space to the Foundation of the Digital Space: Identity

Presentation at the Digital Finance World 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany

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John Erik Setsaas - A Blockchain Reality Check - Why Blockchain May Not Be the Answer to the Identity Challenges

Blockchain is everywhere, and blockchain promises to solve any kind of problem, including that of the digital identity. This presentation will take a critical look at the promises, and look at possible scenarios for identities on the blockchain, as well as why this may not be a…

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Dr. Khanh Dang Ngo - Improving Smart Contracts with Civil Code

Presentation at the Digital Finance World 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany

Innovation Slam

May 14, 2018: Blockchain ID Innovation Night

Up to 10 presentations, 10 Minutes each. Your talk will be rated by a Jury (5+ industry experts, technology professionals, academia, journalists) and by the delegates. The best 2 will get a keynote slot (10 minutes as well) in the main EIC program in front of 800 EIC delegates. The overall…


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CSLS Speaker Spotlight: Vodafone's Andrzej Kawalec on Ransomware

CSLS Speaker Spotlight: Vodafone's Andrzej Kawalec on Ransomware
Fabian Süß

Andrzej Kawalec, Head of Cybersecurity at Vodafone Business, will give a presentation entitled Ransomware: What Happens When the Tech Stops? on Thursday November 11 from 09:30 pm to 09:50 am at Cybersecurity Leadership Summit 2021. To give you a sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Andrzej some questions about his presentation. Could you give us a sneak peek into your Keynote: “Ransomware: What Happens When the Tech Stops?” I'm really excited to be able to share with you a [...]

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