Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Legacy mainframe vendor IBM now vies for industry leadership in blockchain
Tonight on CNN, IBM advertised its own IBM Blockchainservice .
This is interesting to someone whose early mainframe career (in the 1970s and 1980s) was based on the idea of the need to “get IBM” on your resume if you had something else (like Sperry Univac, the biggest competitor until the late 1970s).
But control of a service by one corporation or vendor could provide an existential vulnerability, as Wikipedia’s article explains under “disadvantages”.
Any alien civilization will have mastered blockchain.