Blockchain Healthcare 2016 Report – Promise & Pitfalls

There’s a lot of hype around blockchain. In 2015, Tierion was the first company to complete a blockchain healthcare project through becoming the first partner in Philips Blockchain Lab. To separate the hype from the reality, we’re sharing our perspective after a year of working with the world’s largest healthcare and insurance companies. Many blockchain reports … Continue reading

Blockchain Pushback on Breaking Banks

Blockchain hype is strong! Tierion CEO, Wayne Vaughan, was a recent guest on Breaking Banks radio show where a group of experts discussed the practical applications of blockchain technology.  Also discussed were the pitfalls learned from a year of working with enterprise customers, challenges with blockchain identity, blockchain in healthcare, and IoT. Other guests included Bart Stephens, … Continue reading

Create a Tierion Tutorial & win the hack.guides() Contest

Starting today, we’re sponsoring $500 for the best tutorial using Tierion’s API during Pluralsight’s hack.guides() 2016 Tutorial Contest.  Additional contest participants include Uber Developer, Amazon Alexa, HelloSign, RethinkDB and more. If you’re not familiar with hack.guides(), it’s a developer community for writing technical guides. Creating a tutorial is a great way to get recognized and spread your … Continue reading

Who Pays For The Decentralized Web?

I recently attended the Decentralized Web Summit where industry giants Vint Cerf and Tim Berners-Lee spoke about designing a new architecture for the Web that was harder for businesses and governments to censor and control.  This new Web would be self archiving, it would use Bitcoin as a native payment mechanism, everything would be encrypted, … Continue reading

Old Satoshi Talks About New Satoshi

In the spring of 2014, Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto was incorrectly named as the creator of Bitcoin by Newsweek. The media attention turned his life upside down. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dorian and talk about his life since being named Satoshi, and to get his thoughts on Craig Wrights most recent … Continue reading

Tierion Launches Free API To Anchor Data In The Blockchain

Today we’re announcing a free high-performance API for anchoring data in the blockchain. Tierion’s new Hash API is perfect when you want to generate proofs or audit trails, but need to keep your data private. For example, you can use the Hash API to create an audit trail for the evolution of a medical record without revealing … Continue reading

Tierion Raises $1 Million Seed Round

We’re excited to announce that Tierion has raised a $1 million seed round from Blockchain Capital, Fenbushi Capital, and Digital Currency Group. Today’s fundraise gives us the capital to expand our API tools and platform. We are honored to be joined by such a prestigious group of investors. View Press Release Coindesk – Blockchain Data … Continue reading

Tierion Sponsors Consensus 2016 Hackathon

We’re excited to announce Tierion’s sponsorship of the Consensus 2016 Hackathon. Additional sponsors include Microsoft, IBM, Deloitte and ConsenSys. Over a hundred Bitcoin and blockchain developers will compete for $5,000 and bragging rights. The event will be hosted at Microsoft’s technology center in Times Square. Tierion CEO Wayne Vaughan will return to this year’s event … Continue reading

Combating Payments Fraud Using The Blockchain

BlockNotary’s new app uses Tierion to combat fraud and simplify signups for Pay-Me, a Russian mobile payments processor with over 30,000 installed devices. Currently, new Pay-Me customers must visit an office for an interview with a customer service rep. Blocknotary replaces this in-person visit with a video interview conducted via a mobile application. Tierion is … Continue reading

Improving Insurance with the Blockchain

Our team recently won the Coindesk Makeathon by creating an insurance claims processing system that records each step of the claims process in the bitcoin blockchain. Tierion was our secret weapon, making it possible for us to record thousands of sample claims on the blockchain. We actually had two secret weapons Our other secret weapon … Continue reading