Pocket Network hopes to make Tampa Bay a go-to space for blockchain


    Glitches that put Instagram, Medium and Gmail partially or completely out of commission for a few hours over the past several weeks impacted thousands of businesses that use the social media services to communicate with customers.

    Those outages are perfect examples of the value of Pocket Network, said Patrick Maguire, director of marketing for the Tampa blockchain firm.

    Blockchain is a digital information storage system. Pocket Network is a platform that makes it easy for any developer to access any blockchain, avoiding the issue that caused the social media service disruptions, Maguire said.