Bitcoin – Van Experiment tot Ecologische Ramp

Op 22 mei 2010 kocht een software ontwikkelaar 2 pizza’s voor 10 000 bitcoins. Vandaag zijn 10 000 bitcoins ongeveer 40 miljoen dollar waard. Die astronomische stijging spreekt tot de verbeelding. Toch heeft dit succesverhaal een nauwelijks belichte keerzijde. De … Continue reading

BlockChain vs Event Driven Architecture

Blockchains are very much the hype, gaining traction even within the enterprise technology portfolio; they seem to be all but a panacea to "fix" every new application that comes to mind. Contrast this with Event Driven Architecture (EDA), an old … Continue reading

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Fighting Fraud with Graph Databases - Devoxx 2017

Watch the full presentation of Smals Research at Devoxx Belgium, 08/11/2017. Graphs are everywhere: When it comes to representing relationships between entities, there is no better mathematical model so far. Classical “SQL” databases perform very poorly in modeling complex relationships, … Continue reading