How USB Came to Be

How USB Came to Be

Today even the least tech-savvy consumers can attach a camera, printer, scanner, or other accessory to their PC effortlessly. But in the early 1990s, attaching a peripheral to a computer was not so simple.Before the development of USB (Universal Serial Bus), it was often tricky to connect external devices. Users sometimes needed to open up their computer and add hardware to give them the communications port they needed.The Universal Serial Bus, which was released in 1996 by Intel, simplified things. USB…

Confidentiality and integrity for blockchain smart contracts

Fabric Private Chaincode is an open source project created by IBM and Intel to enable a new form of smart contract, leveraging Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) Trusted Execution Environment to help achieve confidentiality and integrity in The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric blockchains. This new model of smart contract is well suited to many […]
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Hyperledger Fabric and the power of the group

I always say that enterprise blockchain is a team sport. And I’m often asked, “Jerry, what does that mean?” Blockchain is a technology that draws its strength and stability from the team — or in this context — the group or consortium of organizations working towards a common goal. Not coincidentally, open source — one […]
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