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

New device was presented at IBM Think 2018 conference
20 March 2018   313

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.

Consensus 2018 summit to be held in New York City

4th annual blockchain technology summit - Consensus 2018, will take place in New York City on May 14-16
22 April 2018   32

CoinDesk has announced its 4th annual blockchain technology summit Consensus 2018 on May 14-16 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Along with the discussions on the blockchain technology, the event is going to feature a hackathon, PoW pitch competition and a scholarship award in a partnership with Zcash. Title sponsors of the event include bloq, Deloitte, Ledger, Octagon Strategy and SONM.

Consensus 2018 will feature 250+ speakers and 4,000+ attendees from the leading industry startups, investors, financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, and academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy. Among the notable speakers there will be Blockstack co-founder Dr. Muneeb Ali, J.P.Morgan blockchain program lead Amber Baldet, eToro CEO and founder Yoni Assia, Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf, ConsenSys founder Steve Cerveny, Athena Capital founder Meltem Demirors and many others.

The full 3-day agenda of the event can be found here.