IBM's ‘World’s Smallest Computer’ to Work With Blockchain

New device was presented at IBM Think 2018 conference
20 March 2018   1015

IBM presented the smallest computer in the world, the width and length of which is only 1 mm. Despite the dimensions that do not exceed the size of the salt crystal, the device supports blockchain tehnology, the IBM blog reports.

IBM New Microcomputer
IBM New Microcomputer

IBM plans to use the distributed ledger technology to track the process of shipping the goods and detecting theft. Also, technology can be useful in systems for the "smart house", aviation and automotive equipment.

The computing power of a new computer is comparable to that of a processor of the 1990s. It has a processor with "several hundred thousand" transistors, RAM SRAM, a photodetector and a communication unit that uses the LED to send information.

The computer was presented at IBM Think 2018 conference, where the company told about five promising technologies, which, in her opinion, will seriously affect the society and business within the next five years. These included blockchain, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, cryptography and robotic microscopes based on artificial intelligence.

Cardano Hardfork to be Announced

During the upgrade, aimed to update the Cardano consensus algorithm, the Ouroboros Bizantine Fault-Tolerant protocol will be implemented
21 January 2020   97

The head of the blockchain company IOHK, Charles Hoskinson, spoke about plans to hold Cardano hard fork in mid-February. He said this during a stream on YouTube.

Hardfork aims to update the Cardano consensus algorithm. During the upgrade, the Ouroboros Bizantine Fault-Tolerant (OBFT) protocol will be implemented.

What changes will occur after the implementation of OBFT, the head of IOHK did not explain. At the same time, he noted that the integration of Ledger hardware wallets with Daedalus wallet software will soon be implemented.

At this stage, the project is negotiating with exchanges, as well as checking the readiness of the infrastructure. Nevertheless, according to Hoskinson, "everything is going well" and they do not plan to postpone the hard fork.