(3.20.17) IT Business Edge: Interconnect 2017: IBM and Securekey Move to Corner Financial Transaction Market

By March 20, 2017 News

This week, I’m at IBM Interconnect 2017 and, right off the top, they made a really interesting announcement concerning Blockchain. Typically, we connect Blockchain to Bitcoin, but the digital currency may be the least interesting part of this technology that is basically designed to provide secure private transactions. The goal of this joint effort between IBM and Securekey is to turn your smartphone into the only thing you need to complete any transaction, from buying a stick of gum to financing your home. It is a showcase for something both companies have been working on called Hyperledger, and it is tied to the recent release of version 1.0 of the Hyperledger Fabric, representing its first commercial release.

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