IT News - Blockchain

Choosing the right blockchain is a tough call for any development team. It's a decision that entails correctly anticipating project requirements - scalability; speed; community; security - before a line of code has even been written

"Like marriage, blockchain is meant to be a life-long commitment," opines Kai Sedgwick in

"You pick your network and then you stick with it through thick and thin, because the alternative - to elope with a faster, more scalable model - is frowned upon. It's also a hassle having to move all your stuff, like your token, community and development stack. And yet sometimes, when irreconcilable differences get too much, the benefits of chain-hopping outweigh those of staying put and sticking it out..."

Euroclear is taking a security in-depth approach with its blockchain project. CISO Vincent Laurens shares his experience and offers advice for others looking to get started with blockchain

"If you believe the hype, blockchain will solve most of the world's problems, from coffee growing and logistics to shipping, medicine delivery and voting," suggests Dan Swinhoe in CSO Online.

"It's also seen as a tool to improve security, maybe even kill the password. Analysts don't expect blockchain hype to abate anytime soon: IDC predicts growth in blockchain spending across Europe will rise from $800 million in 2019 to $4.9 billion in 2023..."

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