Michael Reuter, CEO and Co-founder of Datarella, becomes an Advisor with Outlier Ventures, a London-based investor in technologies for an open data economy. Along with Outlier’s Senior Management, he plays a key role in developing Convergence Alliance CA, a unique community of open source protocols, enterprise, start-ups, government bodies and academia leading the next phase […]

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We from Datarella are always encouraged to be experts in the field of blockchain-related concepts and technologies and also to share our knowledge with the blockchain community. This blogpost should raise awareness about Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), a fundamentally new approach to enable users having autonomy about their decentralized identifiers (DIDs) on the internet.  Managing identities […]

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October last year in London, we kicked off the Humanitarian Supply Blockchain Proof of Technology with members of Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID) and their Frontier Technology Livestreaming (FTL) programme. The technology to be “proven” in this case was blockchain, specifically within the setting of humanitarian supply chain management. Over the last months, we […]

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In its purest form, a blockchain is a public, permissionless network. Equipped with a consensus mechanism and an underlying incentive scheme that motivates participants to act in a fair and healthy way, making the network robust. However, most so-called enterprise blockchains, i.e. DLT networks built in and for companies, are neither public, nor permissionless. Nearly […]

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In October 2018, we started developing a blockchain based supply chain solution for UK government’s DFID. The system was supposed to track accountability of goods on their way to disaster areas. In June 2019 we successfully tracked a shipment from Pakistan to Dubai, involving four parties managing and handing over the shipped items. With this […]

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On 18 September 2019, the German government issued a 24-page strategy paper called “Blockchain-Strategie der Bundesregierung”, an official statement outlining the initiatives Germany together with other EU states plan to support Blockchain-technology. This paper was published shortly after the EU published its “Blockchain Now and Tomorrow” paper, which summarizes the EU initiatives regarding Blockchain application. […]

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Proof-of-Stake is an energy-efficient way of coming to a conclusion on the accurate state of a distributed system.

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Banking the Unbanked always refers to human beings and their enablement to participate in the global financial system by providing them with bank accounts. In this post, I argue for banking unbanked devices, i.e. machines, that are connected through the internet — the Internet of Things IoT. Globalization has made our world a smaller place: through the […]

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Since the advent of the internet aka Web 1.0, internet users have been enabled to shop online and to receive information from all over the world with a few mouse clicks. Since Web 2.0, users could actively participate by producing and sharing content, information and opinions over the web, and through this build their own […]

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