Slush 2017 Summary

Slush 2017. Slush 2017! Well, I thought that as a new undergraduate going to Fresher's Week at Cambridge University was intense, but it pales into insignificance compared to those last two days in the Messukeskus at Pasila, Helsinki. Smoke from the smoke machines, regular thumping and grinding sounds in the background from the sound system, [...]

By | 2017-12-02T23:31:16+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chainfrog launching Blockbinder at Slush17 – booth B34

Meow! Now is an excellent opportunity to meet Finland’s first blockchain technology company at Slush 2017! Blockchain provides a remarkable new way of sharing data when there is a lack of complete trust, providing reliability, consistency and traceability. The technology offers new types of earnings and cost saving models for businesses and the public sector, [...]

By | 2017-11-28T17:39:34+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pirkanmaan liitto and Chainfrog

We recently held a workshop for members of Pirkanmaan liitto (Council of Tampere Region) concerned with fostering innovation in the region. The results of the workshop and the discussions had are available in a blog post they released today. We looked at the possibilities of applying blockchain technology to waste management markets, health services and [...]

By | 2017-11-06T19:00:28+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

President of Poland visits Startup Sauna; Chainfrog also present

It was an honor to be present at the state visit of the President of the Republic of Poland to Aalto University Startup Sauna. A delegation of eight Polish startups was accompanying the President during the visit and aiming to extend their networks with other international entrepreneurs. Chainfrog, as one of the Aalto Start-Up Centre [...]

By | 2017-10-25T19:27:45+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

First US patent grant for Chainfrog

Today marks a significant milestone in the development of Chainfrog Oy, Finland's first blockchain technology company, with the granting and issuing of United States patent 9,797,725, titled "Apparatus and method to aid magnetic positioning and navigation". The application was filed a year and a half ago. Chainfrog has a further 5 patents pending. Please feel [...]

By | 2017-10-24T07:42:09+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blockchain and Database Theory

A week ago we had an article on how one of the fundamental database theorems - the CAP theorem - relates to blockchain. On the surface, when viewed as a traditional database, blockchain fails to perform well under the theorem. However, when the question of trust is added to the mix, blockchain comes into its [...]

By | 2017-10-13T07:57:10+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Chainfrog Retreat

About three weeks ago we held our first Chainfrog retreat, at a cottage in the middle of the Finnish forest near Urjala. Five company members traveled in from as far as Cambridge, UK and Kangasala, Pirkanmaa to spend five days reviewing our current strategy, what we've achieved so far and where we want to go. [...]

By | 2017-09-29T14:34:41+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Downloading Ethereum

This time I set up an Ethereum node from scratch, using the Go Ethereum (geth) utility. Again, I used the same Ubuntu 16.04 installation on an old Packard Bell laptop (dual 1.6 GHz processor, 500 Gb hard disk, 4Gb RAM), as I did for Bitcoin (with Bitcoin core stopped), running on a 24 Mbps network [...]

By | 2017-09-29T15:08:09+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Downloading the oldest Blockchain

I had a go at downloading the Bitcoin blockchain from scratch this weekend. A new Ubuntu 16.04 installation on an old Packard Bell laptop (dual 1.6 GHz processor, 500 Gb hard disk, 4Gb RAM), a clean Bitcoin Core installation, and fired it up, with a 24 Mbps network connection. 46 hours later the full blockchain [...]

By | 2017-09-29T15:11:33+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications publishes report: Chainfrog co-authors

The report can be found here. A while back Chainfrog worked with VTT and the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, LVM, to produce a report on blockchain. It's in Finnish, but the abstract is translated into English and is reproduced below. It's good to see that government is taking such an active interest in the [...]

By | 2017-09-29T14:36:24+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments