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).

Blockchain to generate more than $10.6B in revenue by 2023

Economist Nouriel Roubini: Blockchain and bitcoin are the world’s biggest scams

Economist Nouriel Roubini: Blockchain and bitcoin are the world’s biggest scams

The economist who predicted the 2008 financial collapse has been telling congressional leaders that bitcoin and blockchain represent a significant threat to the stability of the financial marketplace. But he's getting pushback.

MOBI adds UEM reporting with new desktop, IoT management tools

MOBI adds UEM reporting with new desktop, IoT management tools

Mobile management provider MOBI has added desktops and IoT devices to the portfolio of enterprise devices it can manage.

16 wireless chargers for iPhones and Android devices

16 wireless chargers for iPhones and Android devices

We've compiled a list of Qi-enabled chargers – including the new Google Pixel Stand – designed for use with Apple's latest iPhones and various Android devices.

IBM launches blockchain-based, global food tracking network

IBM launches blockchain-based, global food tracking network

IBM's blockchain-based electronic supply chain ledger for tracking food from farm to shelf is now commercially available and is being piloted by some of the largest global retailers and suppliers.

iOS 12 surpasses iOS 11 in just 18 days

iOS 12 surpasses iOS 11 in just 18 days

Apple’s latest iOS update has already overtaken its 2017 predecessor and is now installed on nearly half of all iOS devices, according to new data.

The world’s two largest enterprise blockchain groups join forces

The world’s two largest enterprise blockchain groups join forces

Hyperledger and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance are teaming up to promote blockchain technology to companies and to collaborate on development efforts.

Q&A: Walmart's Frank Yiannas on the use of blockchain for food safety
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Q&A: Walmart's Frank Yiannas on the use of blockchain for food safety

Once a skeptic about blockchain, Frank Yiannas, Walmart’s vice president in charge of food safety, now contends it's the perfect way to create a transparent, secure and immutable record for tracking food from farm to store shelf.

What Apple’s iPhone eSIM support will mean for you

What Apple’s iPhone eSIM support will mean for you

Apple's inclusion of an electronic SIM or "digital" SIM in its iOS 12.1 beta, will allow users of its newest iPhones to switch virtually between carriers and phone numbers, allowing business and personal use to be separated.

Walmart, Sam’s Club tell suppliers to get on blockchain network

Walmart, Sam’s Club tell suppliers to get on blockchain network

After piloting a blockchain-based supply chain tracking system, the retailers are telling suppliers to get their product data into the system so they can begin tracking produce from farm to store. The deadline: September 2019.

Banks remain wary of blockchain-based electronic payment networks

Banks remain wary of blockchain-based electronic payment networks

While blockchain-based payment networks could help eliminate central authorities and their accompanying fees for cross-border transfers, banks and other enterprises see risks.

Mastercard, Microsoft partner on B2B fintech network that could save billions

Mastercard, Microsoft partner on B2B fintech network that could save billions

Mastercard and Microsoft have developed a B2B global trade platform that creates a directory of businesses for verification purposes and a payment and clearance network to challenge what is today a mostly paper-based system.

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