Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Lucas Mearian covers financial services IT (including blockchain), healthcare IT and enterprise mobile issues (including mobility management, security, hardware and apps).

Review: Choetech's PowerDual 5 is 'a quality charger with limitations'

Coming soon: A token taxonomy to define the world of blockchain

Coming soon: A token taxonomy to define the world of blockchain

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is calling on businesses to collaborate on standards that describe digital currencies and other assets for business use so they work across platforms, regardless of the type of blockchain involved.

What's a crypto wallet (and how does it manage digital currency)?

What's a crypto wallet (and how does it manage digital currency)?

Cryptocurrency wallets store secret keys used to digitally sign transactions for blockchain distributed ledgers, but their future goes far beyond being just a keeper of cryptocurrencies. They could one day represent your professional...

Google, Hyperledger launch online identity management tools

Google, Hyperledger launch online identity management tools

The new tools enable mobile-based options for employees to sign into corporate applications or create self-sovereign identities, access to which they control.

Tax and finance execs show interest in blockchain, but see hurdles to adoption

Tax and finance execs show interest in blockchain, but see hurdles to adoption

Blockchain has the potential to eliminate routine tasks for finance and tax teams, but most back-office executives aren't even considering the technology, according to a KPMG survey.

Blockchain jobs remain unfilled, while skilled workers are being poached

Blockchain jobs remain unfilled, while skilled workers are being poached

A new report from Janco Associates shows that blockchain positions remain unfilled as a dearth of qualified IT workers persists – and those who do have the skills remain in high demand.

Start-up ships AirPower wireless charger alternative for ‘fanboys’

Start-up ships AirPower wireless charger alternative for ‘fanboys’

AirUnleashed claims to have achieved what Apple couldn't: a wireless charging pad that can simultaneously power up an iPhone, an Apple Watch and AirPods.

The top 10 companies and cities for blockchain developers

The top 10 companies and cities for blockchain developers

Job search site Indeed has seen a 90% increase in bitcoin, crypto and blockchain job postings over the past year. The reason, according to experts: companies using the distributed ledger tech are moving from pilot programs to...

With its Apple Card, Apple edges further into financial services

With its Apple Card, Apple edges further into financial services

Apple's new credit card threatens to cut out some of the financial services middlemen, though for now it's still tied to a bank and credit card issuer. That could change, however, giving users even greater benefits in the future.

Bumble Bee CIO: Blockchain is better than a database for tracking tuna

Bumble Bee CIO: Blockchain is better than a database for tracking tuna

Through a partnership with SAP, Bumble Bee has gone live with a blockchain ledger that tracks tuna from capture to cannery and allows all participants and consumers to see that information in real time.

How blockchain is becoming the 5G of the payment industry

How blockchain is becoming the 5G of the payment industry

New blockchain-based financial networks like the one launched by IBM last week will enable faster and more transparent cross-border payments and eventually become the platform for retail and other consumer transactions.

Facebook’s blockchain cryptocurrency could mean big money – and kill 'fake news'

Facebook’s blockchain cryptocurrency could mean big money – and kill 'fake news'

Blockchain would enable Facebook users to make PayPal-like purchases of advertised products and authenticate people posting on the site, effectively creating an audit trail and confirming they're not bots.

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