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Intel is Winning Over Blockchain Critics By Reimagining Bitcoin’s DNA



With so much R&D ongoing in the blockchain sector, it’s hard for any new tech to separate from the pack.

Bucking this trend is Intel, which is winning support from even normally fickle technologists for its quieter, and some say, more innovative, approach to reimaging bitcoin’s tech for the enterprise.

One of the main contributors to this perception is proof-of-elapsed-time (PoET), a variation on the system that bitcoin uses to ensure that computers in the network agree about which transactions really took place, which it unveiled earlier this year. Perhaps better known to cryptographers, this high-tech tool solves the computing problem of “random leader election,” or selecting who will create the next block of transactions.
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Matthew Olckers

Editor at Talan
Matthew's interests in innovation are in the financial services and education sectors. He joined the Talan Innovation team in September 2014, and focusses on the improvement of the user experience. Matthew is a Masters in Economics student at Paris 1: Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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