BlocWatch recently spoke at ELEV8CON in Las Vegas December 8-11. The ELEV8 team sat down with Aaron Klein, Co-Founder & CEO of BlocWatch to discuss monitoring and auditing private and public blockchains, auditing blockchains with sensitive information, and more. Read the full interview below.
BlocWatch is proud to announce becoming a part of the growing community of global Hyperledger enterprise blockchain members. Some key supporting members include IBM, Microsoft, JPMorgan, Accenture, American Express, FedEx, and Oracle. We believe that working with companies like Hyperledger will aide in the overall adoption of blockchain technologies. The importance of collaboration among companies in the Blockchain space can not be emphasized enough if we wish to continue to see an upward trend of in-production application use cases.
The BlocWatch team will be speaking and exhibiting next week at the Blockchain Expo North America conference in Santa Clara (booth 715). Please stop by to visit the team to discuss ways BlocWatch can help you monitor, analyze, and secure your blockchain network.
Hyperledger Sawtooth, an enterprise blockchain platform designed for building distributed ledger applications and networks, has recently released V1.2. The new release brings forth support for iOS and Android development. Similar to countless other blockchain initiatives, the Sawtooth project continues to grow and show major potential for use cases today across several industries.
You’ve successfully set up your Blockchain network on some platform (Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum, Corda, Quorum, etc…) and made it past your proof of concept and pre-production stages. While Blockchain is inherently secure as an immutable (can’t be altered) data structure, it still requires keeping an eye on the users, algorithms, and incoming data interacting on your chain.
Emerging technologies are often difficult to understand and even harder to implement. With the release of Amazon Quick Starts (AQS), software architects are now able to deploy a wide range of different technologies in near real-time. Ranging from SAP databases to IBM Machine Learning to Managed Blockchains, AQS cuts down countless steps into just a couple of manual procedures. This is a huge benefit to companies that are interested in testing the waters without having to pump money into proof of concepts. The benefits of deploying a managed blockchain on AQS span further than saving time and capital.
Hyperledger recently announced the much-anticipated release of its latest project: Avalon. Avalon represents a trusted computing framework and, by extension, a leap forward in addressing the key blockchain issues of scalability and confidentiality. Before Avalon, users often addressed these issues by conducting the relevant transactions off-chain. That choice represented a trade-off where users sacrificed transparency which is gained through on-chain transaction for off-chain transactional speed and security.
When you put a new network into production, you need to start actively monitoring your blockchain and auditing it. Here are five important steps you should take:
When blockchains and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) first appeared, one of their biggest appeals was that they allowed anyone to verify and validate ledger data. While that’s still a big appeal, DLTs are increasingly being implemented with access restrictions, which allows them to operate much more efficiently. For some use cases, adding access control would be a deal-breaker, but for others, it can be a big plus.
Both Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric are Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) frameworks built on the blockchain concept. They differ in several important ways, however. Ethereum was designed as a public blockchain that would enable distributed computing applications; Hyperledger Fabric is a permissioned private blockchain designed for use among large enterprises and business groups. Here are their five most important differences: