Perhaps best known for cryptocurrency, blockchain technology can also be a powerful tool for embedded systems. Put aside Bitcoin for a moment and consider what blockchain provides: A verified, immutable record of actions across distributed systems with robust security capabilities. If desired, the actual contents of a blockchain can be encrypted – providing secrecy as well [...]
We are being inundated with new computing and networking models for all the wrong reasons -- from cloud computing to blockchain. This is a topic that distorts my normally congenial and pleasant demeanor, so let’s take a look at what is really going on and clear the air.