Category: Blockchain

Hashing All The Things: Transaction Volume Problems of IOT on a Blockchain

Posted: March 15, 2018 By Matt Whittington In Blockchain

In my last IOT article, we briefly covered the ability of a public blockchain to hold trusted identities to help secure IOT devices whether or not their software is up to date. If you do keep your software up to date, how do you know it is secure? How do you know if the update was compromised? You may have a virus or other malware that changes your files as you update them. If you can’t be sure your updates are secure, you may have to wonder if the data your device is managing is secure.

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The Security Problem with Internet of Things (IOT) Devices

Posted: March 6, 2018 By Matt Whittington In Blockchain

Every year, we seem to own more Internet of Things (IOT) devices. It should come as no surprise that when everyday products come online with Bluetooth or wifi, the number of attack vectors aimed at individuals and businesses is increasing at an alarming rate. We live in a trusting consumer culture that is more concerned with the functionality and ease of use than they are with privacy and security.

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Is Factom just another blockchain? We don’t think so, but we’re biased.

Posted: January 10, 2018 By Jay Smith In Blockchain

We ended 2017 with a Reddit AMA session that was a lot of fun for us here at Factom, and a long overdue re-engagement with the community at large. Many members of the community expressed encouragement and support of our recent efforts and have been asking what they can do to help. This is a very good question and one we thought we’d take a stab at answering to start out the new year.     

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