Ralph Tkatchuk

Want to Join?
Opinions expressed by ICN authors are their own.

Ralph Tkatchuk is a freelance data security consultant and expert with over 9 years of field experience working with clients of various sizes and niches. He is all about helping companies and individuals safeguard their data against malicious online abuse and fraud. His current specialty is in eCommerce data protection and prevention.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Ralph Tkatchuk and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Predicting the future with social physics and blockchain

Smart contracts still miles away from living up to their name

Smart contracts still miles away from living up to their name

Smart contracts seemingly create automatically enforceable agreements but the reality is this blockchain technology still has a long way to go.

Companies embrace blockchain to modernize loyalty programs

Companies embrace blockchain to modernize loyalty programs

Unlike the current standards for awarding miles and points to loyal customers that come with numerous restrictions attached, new blockchain-based services are demonstrating that the capability for building a model that serves all...

Technology is changing the travel industry: here’s how

Technology is changing the travel industry: here’s how

For an industry that has been resistant to incorporating evolving technology into the mix, travel and tourism is ripe for disruption that will touch on every phase of the customer experience.

Machine learning and AI are ideally suited for cryptocurrency investing

Machine learning and AI are ideally suited for cryptocurrency investing

Just as institutional investors were quick to recognize the benefits of automated trading solutions, cryptocurrency investors will be the ultimate beneficiaries of the introduction of these services to the blockchain ecosystem.

Is Ethereum’s smart contract dominance being eroded?

Is Ethereum’s smart contract dominance being eroded?

Smaller companies that offer vast improvements over Ethereum's use of smart contracts.

Forcing gatekeepers to become value-adding stakeholders

Forcing gatekeepers to become value-adding stakeholders

With blockchain-based platforms, it's not that gatekeepers will have no role in the future – just more of a limited footprint.

How blockchain is becoming instrumental to social change

How blockchain is becoming instrumental to social change

Blockchain's ability to store information has applications and effects across industries.

How blockchain builds businesses around individuals

How blockchain builds businesses around individuals

The next generation of blockchain’s power users will be businesses in their own regard, motivating new users by example.

P2P lending reaps blockchain’s rewards

P2P lending reaps blockchain’s rewards

While blockchain can and already has had a strong impact on P2P lending and other forms of financing, it still must answer the questions that traditional models currently are unable to solve.

The rise of Blockchain-as-a-Service

The rise of Blockchain-as-a-Service

For businesses and their ITDMs, the key is to have a blockchain strategy in place. The technology offers capabilities that could benefit most businesses, but further improvements are bound to come about as these platforms evolve their...

How blockchain tokens can be key to nurturing ecosystems

How blockchain tokens can be key to nurturing ecosystems

Ultimately, successful ecosystems are those that inspire users to consolidate activities within them. Tokens make the participation in these ecosystems not only convenient but also potentially profitable.

Load More