I am slowly getting back into the routine of doing my weekly roundups. It has been a while since I published any, even though I regularly do the work. While I was going through this week's roundup of items I curated, I thought some of the blockchain related goings on were particularly interesting.
- IBM Launches Cloud Services for Blockchain Deployments (www.infoq.com)
- Bitcoin users have been warned about a potential attack by government hackers (http://ift.tt/eKERsB)
- Hackers Say They Hacked NSA-Linked Group, Want 1 Million Bitcoins to Share More (motherboard.vice.com)
- Japanese concerns over blockchain technology skills shortage (disruptiveviews.com)
- Blockchain and bitcoin companies raised $290 million in the last 6 months(http://ift.tt/eKERsB)
- New Crypto-Currency Rewards Users For Participating In DDoS Attacks (http://ift.tt/1iqulj3)
Not sure about you but I can't help but think that has the makings of a pretty interesting economic engine for the cybersecurity industry. You have government hackers, organized hackers, rando hackers, concerns around having enough talent, investors pouring money into the space, and 1000lb pound gorillas making firing up their digital factories.
I'm guessing that blockchain and cybersecurity are going to go hand in hand, and be a very lucrative endeavor for a select few.