Though best known for underpinning cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, digital ledger technology is also changing sectors like food, healthcare, insurance — as well as the art market

More than 100 banks have signed up with the blockchain-based challenger but the incumbent is fighting back

Blockchain technology hosts virtual art collections that cannot be replicated

Bitcoin, Ethereum, mining — distributed ledger technology decoded

Industry could reduce costs by an estimated 30 per cent using the technology

System may give patients more control of their data, improve accuracy and cut costs

Technology promises to make provenance of goods and supply hiccups easier to pinpoint