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Using Blockchain Technology to Make Your Data Trustworthy


It doesn’t matter how much data you have, the value is defined by how trustworthy the data is, because trust is a value multiplier. Being able to assign a level of trust to data increases the value of the data. The best way to increase the value of your Hadoop cluster is to increase the trustworthiness of the data in the cluster. Blockchain allows you to decouple from your system of record and still trust the results coming from your systems.


Paul Snow is the founder and CEO at Factom, the creator of the first blockchain technology built from the ground up, to solve real-world business problems. Paul’s innovative approach to software and application engineering has spawned a litany of inventive open-source companies and solutions that have paved the way for Factom. A true open-source evangelist, Paul also acts as Founder and Chief Architect for DTRules, a open source project he founded in 2004 to make Decision Table based Rules Engines available to all sorts of projects. DTRules, as open source has allowed this general purpose decision-making protocol to be used in many states for health and human services projects, commercial websites, university projects, and many other applications. He also went on to build another for the state of Ohio to support onsite corporate audits. An active proponent and developer of blockchain based technologies, Paul is a founder of the the Texas Bitcoin Conference, and currently serves as president and chair. He holds three patents for graphics hardware and system configuration technologies. He is a supporter of and contributor to the Colored Coins and Ethereum projects, in addition to driving the development of the Factom Network.