John Mackenna

With the Blockchain Training Alliance, Every Business Has a Distributed Use Case

There is a blockchain use case in virtually every business, and a California-based training company is offering intensive, private training events to help businesses accelerate adoption and seize the lead. 

Ernesto Lee, CTO and a founding partner of California-based Blockchain Training Alliance, tells Distributed.com, “Blockchain is not just a new technology where you can write an application on the internet; it is equivalent to the internet. There is tremendous disruptive power, and businesses are creating their own internets that are hyperfocused on business use cases.”

Determining Where Distributed Ledgers Fit With Blockchain U Online

“If you think of it the same way you always have thought about business applications, you’ll never get blockchain [technology],” said Paul Tatro, who offers certification training at Blockchain U Online. “You have to start with the core benefits of blockchains, which include capabilities that no other technology has provided before.”

First established in 2009 as the foundation for Bitcoin, blockchain technology offers a unique approach to data recording and management. Tatro cited four essential deliverables that blockchain technology can offer businesses:

Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf and How Blockchains Will Change the Enterprise World

The noise around blockchain technology is deafening, and business leaders everywhere are trying to glean the technology’s relevance to them. 

Verticals such as finance, supply chain and healthcare are obvious targets for distributed ledger technology (DLT), and publishers, utilities and governments are also ramping up their interest in adoption. Companies in many other sectors are dabbling too.

How Blockchain-Based Cryptocurrency Can Make Online Publishing More Profitable

A proposed new cryptocurrency could help online publishers improve profitability while providing immediate rewards for content creators and even engaged content users. 

The Smart Media Tokens (SMT) protocol is in development by Steemit, a 2016 startup that has already launched Steemit.com, a social media platform where content creators and other subscribers frequently earn hundreds of dollars for a single post.