Author: Marcus Brandenburger

Marcus Brandenburger is researcher at IBM Research - Zurich and external PhD student at the TU Braunschweig in the Distributed Systems group of Prof. Rüdiger Kapitza. His main research interests are Secure Distributed Systems, with a special focus on Cloud Security. He joined IBM Research - Zurich as an intern in 2013 and started his PhD thesis. He graduated in 2014 with a Master's degree in Computer and Communication Systems Engineering at the TU Braunschweig.

A new security feature developed by IBM and Intel extends blockchain capabilities and helps to increase trust in high-stakes markets such as wireless spectrum auctions. As telecom companies start rolling out the fifth generation of wireless networks, the term 5G is becoming omnipresent in the news linking it to the prospect of higher data transfer speeds. The race is on for businesses to tap into the promised speed bonanza. And given the high expectations, there is a lot at stake when it comes to securing bandwidth to operate the new technology. A new, blockchain-based security feature called Fabric Private Chaincode…

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