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).

Utah County to pilot blockchain-based mobile voting

Trump’s hostile view of Bitcoin and crypto could chill industry

Trump’s hostile view of Bitcoin and crypto could chill industry

In a series of tweets, the president said he's not a fan of digital currency that's based on 'thin air,' a stance experts believe could signal government pushback and new regulatory scrutiny.

Facebook’s cryptocurrency ratchets up pressure on banks, but has big risks

Facebook’s cryptocurrency ratchets up pressure on banks, but has big risks

While Facebook's Libra coin has the potential to disrupt traditional commercial banking by removing the middleman between buyers, sellers and money transfers, it also comes with significant risks.

Facebook is going into the banking business with blockchain

Facebook is going into the banking business with blockchain

The social media powerhouse plans to launch a blockchain-based financial network and cryptocurrency in 2020 that will allow users to make purchases or transfer funds with just a couple taps on an app.

Apple may be prepping to turn your iPhone into a crypto wallet

Apple may be prepping to turn your iPhone into a crypto wallet

Apple's CryptoKit is likely the first step in enabling the exchange of private and public keys that will unlock the ability to make purchases using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on stored on your iPhone.

7 blockchain mistakes and how to avoid them

7 blockchain mistakes and how to avoid them

The blockchain industry is still something of a wild west, with many cloud service offerings and a large universe of platforms that can vary greatly in their capabilities. So enterprises should beware jumping to conclusions about the...

FedEx exec: Blockchain will become a foundational layer – for everything

FedEx exec: Blockchain will become a foundational layer – for everything

Like the internet, blockchain will eventually underpin new business models – and the movement in that direction has already begun.

‘Sign In with Apple’ isn’t for business – yet

‘Sign In with Apple’ isn’t for business – yet

While Apple's new mobile authentication tool is targeted for consumers, not companies, it could eventually be used by enterprise MDM vendors to enable secure log-in. It was among several enterprise-focused announcements at WWDC.

 Salesforce offers blockchain lite to entice users

Salesforce offers blockchain lite to entice users

Salesforce is the latest company to offer customers a managed distributed ledger over which business transactions can be tracked.

AT&T becomes first big mobile carrier to accept Bitcoin payments

AT&T becomes first big mobile carrier to accept Bitcoin payments

AT&T joins a small list of e-commerce businesses who now accept cryptocurrency, a form of payment growing in popularity – especially among younger customers.

For real estate, blockchain could unshackle investment

For real estate, blockchain could unshackle investment

A special interest group with the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is detailing opportunities and offering examples of how blockchain can create new real estate markets.

These are the top skill sets for a successful blockchain team

These are the top skill sets for a successful blockchain team

KPMG has defined what it sees as the most important skills needed for a top-notch blockchain team – and knowledge of blockchain isn't necessarily the most important one.

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