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What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #82
Blockchain insanity this week as Coindesk held the Consensus conference in NYC with 90 minute waiting times to get in the door; lots of announcements in blockchain; industry discussion on Kubernetes and whether it’s too complex,
While Consensus 2018 failed to deliver the Bitcoin price bump many had been waiting for, there was still plenty of news coming out of the world’s biggest Bitcoin conference…
great thread on the benefits and problems with k8s
Welcome to the future transparency of today as quantum computers reveal all currently encrypted secrets – a viable scenario within just a few years.
After leaving JPMorgan Chase’s blockchain team, Amber Baldet and Patrick Mylund Nielsen have founded a new startup called Clovyr.
Blockchain technology is enterprise-ready, says Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger project. Governance has a way to go, however. “Getting multiple parties to agree on anything – like a time of day for a meeting, let alone a common application – will end up being a bigger challenge,” he says.
one of the biggest acquirer of private tech companies in recent years has been tech focused buyout shops - “two of the largest technology-focused private-equity firms are competing to raise money for what would be their biggest funds, ratcheting up an already heated race for buyouts in the industry.”
brilliant move by NEA, put many of their older cos in a new secondary firm so they can close those funds down and move on; “New Enterprise Associates, one of Silicon Valley’s largest venture-capital firms, plans to sell off a big chunk of its startup investments in response to a dearth of initial public offerings.”
congrats to boldstart portfolio co Snyk! - We’re extremely humbled and honored to have Gartner name Snyk as a May 2018 Cool Vendor in Application and Data Security!
By Ed Sim
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