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).

Microsoft launches blockchain development kit

Microsoft launches blockchain development kit

Microsoft's new software development kit aims to allow businesses to create distributed ledger technology for specific use cases and to aid integration of the technology with existing data and legacy systems.

Blockchain 2019: How crypto will convert cash, property into digital assets

Blockchain 2019: How crypto will convert cash, property into digital assets

While they're still nascent, new start-ups are launching that allow users to convert cash, property and digital assets into cryptocurrency that can be tracked and kept in a blockchain immutable record. But there are also some tall...

Seagate is testing a blockchain ledger to track hard drives

Seagate is testing a blockchain ledger to track hard drives

Seagate and IBM have partnered to build a blockchain distributed ledger to track tens of millions of hard drives as they move through the supply chain from array manufacturers to technology integrators.

Coming soon: Public blockchains for private business data

Coming soon: Public blockchains for private business data

Ernst & Young has created a public blockchain prototype it plans to launch in 2019 that lets companies transact with any number of partners in an open network while protecting the privacy of each participant and their data.

Apple's big impact on wireless charging: 6 billion+ units to ship by 2023

Apple's big impact on wireless charging: 6 billion+ units to ship by 2023

Wireless charging received a big boost from Apple last year, but pads using tightly coupled charging technology are only the beginning; new markets for IoT, medical and mobile technologies are emerging.

Review: Belkin aims for the enterprise with Boost Up wireless charging spot

Review: Belkin aims for the enterprise with Boost Up wireless charging spot

Belkin is targeting corporate users with its new wireless charging pad, but there are a few tweaks needed before it's a perfect fit for the boardroom.

16 wireless chargers for iPhones and Android devices

16 wireless chargers for iPhones and Android devices

We've compiled a list of Qi-enabled chargers – including the new Google Pixel Stand – designed for use with Apple's latest iPhones and various Android devices.

IBM to move Watson Health to a hybrid cloud

IBM to move Watson Health to a hybrid cloud

IBM is moving its Watson Cognitive Health services to a hybrid cloud model that it said will give customers greater access to a larger pool of payer and health record information for data analytics.

Apple appears to have blocked GrayKey iPhone hacking tool

Apple appears to have blocked GrayKey iPhone hacking tool

Apple and two companies that have worked to enable iPhone de-encryption continue their back-and-forth efforts.

Oracle rolls out blockchain-based business apps

Oracle rolls out blockchain-based business apps

After announcing its blockchain-as-a-service cloud earlier this year, Oracle has now released several specific supply chain-oriented applications that run on the distributed ledger technology.

Blockchain developer salaries now command as much as $175K

Blockchain developer salaries now command as much as $175K

Demand for blockchain developers continues to skyrocket, with the number of full-time job openings exceeding 12,000 – a growth rate of 400% over the past year.

Blockchain to generate more than $10.6B in revenue by 2023

Blockchain to generate more than $10.6B in revenue by 2023

Blockchain has seen a real uptick in adoption as a number of companies roll out pilot tests in various industries and blockchain-as-a-service gains traction.

Economist Nouriel Roubini: Blockchain and bitcoin are the world’s biggest scams

Economist Nouriel Roubini: Blockchain and bitcoin are the world’s biggest scams

The economist who predicted the 2008 financial collapse has been telling congressional leaders that bitcoin and blockchain represent a significant threat to the stability of the financial marketplace. But he's getting pushback.

MOBI adds UEM reporting with new desktop, IoT management tools

MOBI adds UEM reporting with new desktop, IoT management tools

Mobile management provider MOBI has added desktops and IoT devices to the portfolio of enterprise devices it can manage.

IBM launches blockchain-based, global food tracking network

IBM launches blockchain-based, global food tracking network

IBM's blockchain-based electronic supply chain ledger for tracking food from farm to shelf is now commercially available and is being piloted by some of the largest global retailers and suppliers.

The world’s two largest enterprise blockchain groups join forces

The world’s two largest enterprise blockchain groups join forces

Hyperledger and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance are teaming up to promote blockchain technology to companies and to collaborate on development efforts.

Q&A: Walmart's Frank Yiannas on the use of blockchain for food safety

Q&A: Walmart's Frank Yiannas on the use of blockchain for food safety

Once a skeptic about blockchain, Frank Yiannas, Walmart’s vice president in charge of food safety, now contends it's the perfect way to create a transparent, secure and immutable record for tracking food from farm to store shelf.

What Apple’s iPhone eSIM support will mean for you

What Apple’s iPhone eSIM support will mean for you

Apple's inclusion of an electronic SIM or "digital" SIM in its iOS 12.1 beta, will allow users of its newest iPhones to switch virtually between carriers and phone numbers, allowing business and personal use to be separated.

Walmart, Sam’s Club tell suppliers to get on blockchain network

Walmart, Sam’s Club tell suppliers to get on blockchain network

After piloting a blockchain-based supply chain tracking system, the retailers are telling suppliers to get their product data into the system so they can begin tracking produce from farm to store. The deadline: September 2019.

Banks remain wary of blockchain-based electronic payment networks

Banks remain wary of blockchain-based electronic payment networks

While blockchain-based payment networks could help eliminate central authorities and their accompanying fees for cross-border transfers, banks and other enterprises see risks.

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