Ralph.Tkatchuk

Ralph.Tkatchuk

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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.

Articles by Ralph.Tkatchuk

Ad networks should be decentralized to make a better internet
Safe Commerce

Ad networks should be decentralized to make a better internet

Blockchain has the potential to resolve many of the issues facing ad networks, including the rampant fraud that is quickly, and unfortunately, becoming a central point of contention within the industry.
March 19, 2018
The economics of digital identities
Safe Commerce

The economics of digital identities

By creating models that disintermediate and give users more control, blockchain-based self-sovereign IDs and associated data marketplaces redefine the balance of power encompassing digital identities.
March 13, 2018
Companies embrace blockchain to modernize loyalty programs
Safe Commerce

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 participants across the value-chain in a mutually beneficial way.
February 6, 2018
Technology is changing the travel industry: here’s how
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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.
February 1, 2018
P2P lending reaps blockchain’s rewards
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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.
December 19, 2017
The rise of Blockchain-as-a-Service
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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 capabilities and services mature.
December 18, 2017
How blockchain tokens can be key to nurturing ecosystems
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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.
November 27, 2017
Blockchain IDs need international consensus
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Blockchain IDs need international consensus

Just as they agreed on the booklet format of a passport and the information included within, they must also do so for the next generation of IDs.
November 13, 2017