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Blockchain: Let’s think this through again

The strategy / business operatives should define the problem space and leave it to the Solution Architect to evaluate and build the best solution. Any decent Solution Architect would apply Occam's Razor to any solution (s)he creates; the end solution would be as simple as could be (but not simpler).

Late night Blockchain thoughts

The reason why I've decided to write a blog post about Blockchain is not because I want to add a(nother) quick-start or easy explanation of the technology into the internet archive… I’ve had the chance to study, work and learn from the field what this technology may offer (a lot of potential opportunities) but of course also when it would be better to invest in something different. So my goal is to give you some food for thought and to feed your curiosity sharing my honest feedback and thoughts.

Improved Privacy using Homomorphic Encryption

In the following post, Premier Developer Consultant Razi Rais gives more insight into how to use homomorphic encryption in the field of healthcare to improve privacy and secure data. Modern encryption schemes like homomorphic encryption (HE) provide higher privacy guarantees compared to the existing schemes. Basically, you don't need to reveal...

Blockchain in the Enterprise

In this post, Sr. Consultants Farah Deendar and Chike Okor introduce blockchain concepts and enterprise adoption constraints. So, what is Blockchain exactly? Blockchain, also called distributed ledger technology (DLT), is a cryptographically safe, secure, decentralized and immutable database. Blockchain is used to create a digital ...

Blockchain in a nutshell

In this post, Sr. App Dev Managers Bernard Apolinario and Ajay Tanikella gives a thorough explanation of Blockchain concepts.What is Blockchain?Blockchain is a Secured, Shared, Distributed ledger. It’s a concept with the following key aspects: Reference: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/accelerating-the-adoption-of-enterprise-...

Building and Running an Auditing Solution on Blockchain

If you are in the NYC area on Feb 21, Premier Developer consultant Razi Rais will be hosting an event to demonstrate how to build and run a fully functional blockchain based audit trail application. The first half is a good fit for both business and technical audiences, as it covers auditing scenarios using blockchain. The latter half will ...

Getting Started with Ethereum using Azure Blockchain

In this post, Senior ADM Mike Finley discusses how to get started with Ethereum and Azure Blockchain.What is Blockchain? At the most basic level of understanding, blockchains are a simple approach to a distributed database. A blockchain is a peer-to-peer system with no central authority managing data flow. One of the key ways to removing ...

First Look Into Blockchain

There’s been a ton of buzz about Blockchain lately (Bitcoin anyone?) so what better time to highlight this video from Premier Developer consultant Razi Rais on understanding Blockchain technology. Since last year, I have been spending time with customers understanding how blockchain can help them improve/replace existing processes. It’s...

Blockchain as an Electronic Medical Record Lifesaver?

This post comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Crystal Tenn. As of January 2014, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act required all public/private health care providers to use electronic medical records (EMR). That opened so much potential for technological advancements and better health care for all of us! Yet, the ...

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