Social Factors Influencing the Adoption of Blockchain Technology
Some factors could be necessary to drive the increase in the use of Blockchain technology are trust in what it has to offer and the level of awareness of this technology among people.

Scalability For Dummies!
Scalability refers to a blockchain’s ability to handle large quantities of transactions. It is essential for the mainstream adoption of a blockchain, as (for example) a highly scalable smart contract platform enables dApps with large quantities of users and bulk trading volumes. The key metric commonly used to measure scalability is transactions per second (TPS), which is the maximum rate at which a blockchain can confirm transactions. The TPS processed by a blockchain is fundamentally determined by two key “dials” that can be turned one way or another: block size and block time.

Beware of Ryuk: The Emerging Crypto Ransomware!
With the emergence of Ryuk, the amount of crypto ransomware rose 90% in Q1 2019, as revealed from Coveware’s data.

How Blockchain Technology is Improving the Agricultural Sector
This implementation of the blockchain technology has led to the adoption of tactics like smart farming, which connotes the use of modern technology like Blockchain in farming practices.

How This Startup’s Blockchain Technology Applications in Estonia Verifies Online Identities
There are so many problems in the world. I’m sure you can name them. But here is another one: online identity fraud, which is rampant these days. It’s common, threatening everyone doing business online, especially businesses involving their activities in banking/financial services, online payment services, real estate, insurance, travel, and online market industries. Now, let's take a look at how this Estonian startup utilizes blockchain technology to help protect businesses and their clients from online identity fraud.

Will Distributed Ledger Technology Revolutionize Education?
Since the establishment of blockchain and its deliverance of many opportunities for with disruptive potentials, the question at the back of many minds have been numerous, this article is focused on answering some of those pressing questions.

Technology and Participation: The Twin Pillars of a Successful Digital Asset Ecosystem
For any digital asset - cryptocurrency or token alike - to achieve any resemblance of a global, decentralized universal currency, it must have a viable ecosystem. And any viable ecosystem must consist of both technology and participation.

Argentina Adopts Blockchain Technology for Traceability in the Citrus Industry
The citrus supply chain is one of the most fragmented and complex of all supply chains. The production is found all over the world, thus making several intermediaries and producers difficult to identify and trace. The Argentine Citrus Federation (Federcitrus) incorporated blockchain into the agency’s informatics system to provide traceability of fruit export products.

Shorten the span between Ethereum Hard Forks, Is It Possible?
The issue of implementing more frequent small hard forks had been raised in the latest bi-weekly conference for the Ethereum community coders held on 12 April. This question was raised by Tim Beiko, the meeting’s moderator. Another developer suggests a shorter span between forks by quoting core developer Alexey Akhunov’s view point.

India’s Tea Board Contemplates Using Blockchain to Stamp Out Tea Adulteration
India’s Tea Board seeks to mitigate the problem of tea adulteration by using blockchain technology as this will enhance consumers’ experience, as well as preserve the reputation of the Indian tea. Moreover, the consumption of tea in this nation will be boosted through an improved experience.

Blockchain Technology Implemented into Indonesia's Digital Economy
Bank Central Asia (BCA) is campaigning for Indonesian financial businesses to innovate and adopt blockchain technology to support its digital economy amidst rapid technological revolution.

China Looking into the Application of Blockchain and AI for Cross-Border Financing
China is researching the application of blockchain technology and artificial intelligence in cross-border financing, focusing on risk management.

Thai Government Announces Blockchain Technology Adoption in Finance Agencies to Enhance Work Efficiency
The Thai government has remained visible as one of the leading governments committed to adopting blockchain technology. Many innovations concerning blockchain use cases can be learned from the government.

SAP and GS1 to Establish Blockchain Prototype to Enhance Road Safety
SAP and GS1 have created a blockchain prototype intended at the digitization of tire retread activities for better road safety. Notably, the blockchain network deployed will be instrumental in tracking tires’ life-cycle.

Hong Kong Science and Technology Park: Turning Tech Startups' Visions into Reality
Blockchain.News sat down with Peter Mok, Head of Incubation and Acceleration Programmes, HKSTP to gain further insight into the incubation initiative and the custom-made programs, that have been designed to support technology startups, and specifically how they could be utilized by blockchain startups.

Europe takes a proactive approach on regulation of Blockchain Technology
Europe takes a proactive approach on regulation of Blockchain Technology

Coca-Cola Bottlers Acquires SAP’s Blockchain Technology to Streamline Soda Supply Chain Processes
The current breaking news indicates that Coca-Cola bottlers now is rolling out SAP’s blockchain to make its supply chain more efficient and transparent.

Google’s Quantum Technology Could Satiate Proof-of-Stake Detractors
Google’s newly achieved ‘Quantum Supremacy’ computing technology has been marked for some surprising applications in the cryptocurrency space. According to one researcher on the project, the technology could enhance the proof-of-stake (PoS) algorithm.

Beware of Excel Files in Email Attachment, Says Symantec
Beapy – a cryptojacking malware targeting Chinese enterprises to exploit and stolen and hardcode credentials by using EternalBlue. This leaked NSA tool targets the weakness in Windows SMB protocol to facilitate the spread of files across the networks, according to its blog post published in Symantec website – a security software provider.

How Hackers Use Excel Files to Compromise Your Computers?
We do not recommend users to open excel (especially excel files among other office format files) from an unknown source. Hacker can gain full control of your computer, including the access of all files, screenshots, your web camera and all information typed by your keyboard!