Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Lucas Mearian covers financial services IT (including blockchain), healthcare IT and enterprise mobile issues (including mobility management, security, hardware and apps).

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Financial firms bank on A.I. as pilot projects head to production

Financial firms bank on A.I. as pilot projects head to production

While AI is a buzzword in financial services, companies must be sure of a business use case even before putting together an AI dev team.

Why Microsoft is building a Bitcoin-based ID verification system

Why Microsoft is building a Bitcoin-based ID verification system

Microsoft has taken another step toward creating a secure identification platform that will allow users to own their personal data and keep it from the prying eyes of marketers and others.

Enterprise Ethereum upgrades to boost interoperability, performance

Enterprise Ethereum upgrades to boost interoperability, performance

New APIs will enable off-chain processing, standardized permissioning processes, and a new consensus algorithm – all aimed at helping programmers build blockchains for business use.

 Review: 4 wireless chargers for both smartphone and watch (one of which does earbuds, too)

Review: 4 wireless chargers for both smartphone and watch (one of which does earbuds, too)

These wireless chargers for Apple and Android devices offer the option of powering up your smartphone and smartwatch at the same time – though the features and prices differ significantly. And one can also charge earbuds.

From coffee bean to cup: Starbucks brews a blockchain-based supply chain with Microsoft

From coffee bean to cup: Starbucks brews a blockchain-based supply chain with Microsoft

While the coffee chain explores a new tracking system and mobile app, two surveys show that not everyone is fully on board with the much-hyped distributed ledger technology.

Salesforce exec: Some clients just want blockchain for one purpose

Salesforce exec: Some clients just want blockchain for one purpose

Blockchain backers need to stop talking up the technology's intricacies and start detailing real-world business use cases, says Salesforce's Adam Caplan. He's noticed a recent 'sea change' in how companies approach the distributed...

FCC eyes blockchain to track, monitor growing wireless spectrums

FCC eyes blockchain to track, monitor growing wireless spectrums

The FCC and other government agencies need a more dynamic, real-time method of tracking Wi-Fi spectrums as IoT devices proliferate around the world.

Microsoft touts its first managed blockchain service:  JPMorgan’s Quorum

Microsoft touts its first managed blockchain service: JPMorgan’s Quorum

Microsoft's first fully managed blockchain suite based on JPMorgan's Quorum enterprise ledger will offer automatic software updates and key governance tools, along with the ability to build smart contracts.

Amazon goes live with its blockchain managed service

Amazon goes live with its blockchain managed service

Amazon pushes its take on Blockchain-as-a-Service live, offering customers a way to set up a blockchain network in minutes.

FDA to pilot A.I., consider blockchain, to track and trace food

FDA to pilot A.I., consider blockchain, to track and trace food

The FDA plans to pilot artificial intelligence and machine learning technology in its legacy food-screening systems – and it's exploring how to build out blockchain internally and industry-wide to increase the scale, efficiency and...

Why wearables, health records and clinical trials need a blockchain injection

Why wearables, health records and clinical trials need a blockchain injection

The future of healthcare could rely on the open transmission of patient data for any number of reasons – from treatment data to clinical trials – and one technology could serve as a secure conduit: blockchain.

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