While blockchain technologies remain in the early, even embryonic days, they introduce new design configurations and data authentication, security, and sharing mechanisms that could evolve the IoT narrative.
A projected 10 billion more devices will be connecting to the Internet in the next four years. The business potential behind that number is huge, but so are the challenges the IoT ecosystem faces — from lack of a shared architecture for interconnection to the continued problem of how to authenticate devices on the network. […]
By Kaleido Insights Research Analysts: Jeremiah Owyang, Jessica Groopman, Jaimy Szymanski, and Rebecca Lieb Trend: Nearly a dozen companies have announced their intent to launch blockchain-based loyalty programs and/or branded cryptotokens to encourage customer engagement. But should your company? Is it right for your loyalty program? Is it just hype? Should you deploy? Our analysis […]
Although the technology born of Bitcoin has received tremendous attention, investment, and development activity in the last few years, there are a range of challenges facing broader enterprise adoption. What follows are a very brief summary of those most related to its adoption in IoT contexts. Scale: The paramount technical challenge facing DLT-IoT convergence is […]
What is missing from the Internet of Things? The paramount challenge for ubiquitous connectivity, never mind device autonomy, is a lack of trust. Our new research analyzes the intersections between IoT and distributed ledger technologies, known more widely as blockchain.
Disruption doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Companies must see beyond individual technologies and look for where convergence is fostering the unprecedented The scope and pace of technological innovation is ascendant, advancing at a pace that is impossible to keep up with. Much ado about artificial intelligence, blockchain, the internet of things, virtual reality, … the […]
There are already more connected devices on earth than there are humans. The number of network-connected and intercommunicating devices is expected to climb well into the tens of billions within a few years. As the world grows ever more connected, how can we trust these devices? Such a network of intercommunicating objects requires a secure and efficient way […]