The Queen was 'interested' in a blockchain journal she received in the post, according to her private office

Queen Elizabeth II received a blockchain journal in the post, and was “interested to learn that the publication is the first open access blockchain research journal available both in print and online, according to a letter from her office. In a letter to the British Blockchain Association, which sent the journal, a member of her office said the queen “much appreciated thoughtful gesture,” as first reported by the Financial Times.

BSO partners with ImpactScope becoming the first connectivity provider to offer carbon offsetting for crypto traders

BSO, in partnership with Geneva-based ImpactScope, a social enterprise providing carbon offsetting solutions to digital asset exchanges and crypto mining companies, has become the first connectivity provider to offer clients that trade cryptocurrencies the means to calculate and offset the excess carbon emissions of their operations.

How to extend the Geth collector

This is the the last of a 2-part blog post series regarding Netdata and Geth. If you missed the first, be sure to check it out here. Geth is short for Go-Ethereum and is the official implementation of the Ethereum Client in Go. Currently it’s one of the most widely used implementations and a core piece of infrastructure for the Ethereum ecosystem. With this proof of concept I wanted to showcase how easy it really is to gather data from any Prometheus endpoint and visualize them in Netdata.


Blockchain Network with Hyperledger Fabric: Peculiarities and Use Cases

Rapid digitalization of the world and wide access to the Internet cause an immense growth of online participants in all areas of business and life. In contrast to this, keeping track of all the interactions became significantly harder. This is one of the reasons to implement the blockchain approach in order to keep data safe and fresh, while maintaining a record of its history. The regular systems are not transparent, difficult to scale, and introduce a high risk of error.


Cryptomining Attacks on Kubeflow: What You Need to Know

Microsoft recently reported two widespread cryptomining attacks targeting Kubeflow, a popular cloud-native platform for machine learning (ML) workloads on Kubernetes. Attackers targeted Kubeflow installations using either the Kubeflow central dashboard interface or Kubeflow Pipelines interface for scheduling crypto-mining workloads.


How Microsoft Used Splunk's Ethlogger to Turn Blockchain Data Into Supply Chain Insight

The way we ‘data’ is about to change, and Splunk’s Connect for Ethereum (aka EthLogger) is helping organizations to adapt. Splunk Connect for Ethereum enables organizations of all sizes to investigate, monitor, analyze and act upon their rapidly growing blockchain data sets across multiple chains.


No, You Still Don't Need a Blockchain

A couple of years ago, I wrote about why you don’t need a blockchain. Blockchain is one long transaction log that always gets written to and is never backed up. It’s a ledger, more or less, with some math. And while distributed ledgers can be useful for some scenarios, I’m here today to say you still don’t need a blockchain. What turns a distributed ledger into a blockchain is cryptography for creating a digital signature to reduce the risk of data tampering.


Connecting Ethereum

ETHDenver connects developers, technologists, cypher punks, coders, crypto-economists, designers and makers to build on Ethereum, making it the perfect place to debut Splunk Connect for Ethereum. The use cases we saw added observability to blockchains like Ethereum mainnet and sidechains in real time. As the event went on, use cases and requests continued to pop up (which you'll see below); the app was used to index not just ethereum mainnet, but also sidechains such as xDai and OST Mosaic.