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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
A Protocol for Issuing Tokens Launches on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network
Many bitcoiners thought it would be a cold day in hell when BHB Network co-founder Giacomo Zucco admitted that all tokens aren’t inherently scams.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Report: Uber, PayPal, Visa to Back Facebook’s GlobalCoin Cryptocurrency
Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber are all backing Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the social media giant has signed on more than a dozen backers for its GlobalCoin cryptocurrency, a stablecoin that has been developed in secrecy for more than six months.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Concerns Over Facebook Data Use Derailed at Least 3 Crypto Partnerships
Facebook’s GlobalCoin project, also known as Project Libra, may face significant hurdles as the social media giant works toward a prospective launch.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Liechtenstein passes new blockchain regulation
Liechtenstein has passed a report and motion to regulate tokens and VT service providers (Token and VT Service Providers Act, TVTG), defined as the ‘blockchain law’.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Telos: Exploring the next steps for true enterprise-grade blockchain solutions
Talk to a dozen executives about the next-generation blockchain and you will most likely get a dozen different responses. The first challenge to overcome is around semantics. Are we fully into blockchain 2.0 yet? Or are we in the third generation? What happened to the second one then?
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Facebook revises policy on cryptocurrency and blockchain advertising
Facebook has announced an update to its advertising policies regarding blockchain, cryptocurrency and financial products and services. Facebook has announced an update to its advertising policies regarding blockchain, cryptocurrency and financial products and services. By updating these guidelines, businesses are now able to release ads on blockchain tech, industry news, events, and educational materials for crytocurrencies on the social media site without any prior approval.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
LVMH, Microsoft and Consensys come together for blockchain platform in luxury market
Software firm Consensys, together with LVMH and Microsoft, have announced a blockchain platform called AURA, which aims to empower the luxury industry with product tracking and tracing services. These services are based on the Ethereum blockchain and have been developed using Microsoft Azure.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Government blockchain initiatives take hold in New Zealand and South Korea
BlockchainNZ, a blockchain industry group based in New Zealand, wants the country to consider the benefits it can derive out of the disruptive technology and allow its specialists to work together with the government to formulate a strategy concerning the use of cryptographic technology.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
IOTA introduces Coordicide to remove the barriers for real-world blockchain adoption
The IOTA Foundation has announced the launch of Coordicide, a planned protocol upgrade that provides a new, decentralised mechanism for securing the IOTA network. This upgrade makes IOTA solve three major issues with blockchain: high-fees, scaling, and centralisation.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Blockchains LLC acquires slock.it to further dreams of Ethereum-driven smart city
US-based Blockchains LLC has acquired slock.it – a Germany-based development company focused on connecting real-world devices to the blockchain.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Voatz raises $7 million to help push mobile blockchain voting platform
GOVERNMENTVoatz raises $7 million to help push mobile blockchain voting platform ByJames BourneJames is editor of TechForge Media, with a passion for how technology influences business and several Mobile World Congress events...Posted on June 12, 2019 Massachusetts-based voting and citizen engagement platform Voatz has accumulated a total of $7 million (£5.53m) in its latest series A fundraising round. The fundraiser – led by Medici Ventures and Techstars – will help Voatz to boost the accessibility and usability of its technology and expand its security footprint, as the company launches new pilot programmes with states, cities, and international jurisdictions.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Walmart collaborates with blockchain consortium MediLedger
Walmart has joined forces with blockchain consortium MediLedger, which tracks the provenance of pharmaceuticals, representing a deepening of the retail giant’s involvement with blockchain technology.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Cambridge Analytica: Using blockchain to prevent data breaches
By now, we’ve all heard the news of the Cambridge Analytica under-the-radar data mining efforts, resulting in the harvesting of over 50 million Facebook users’ accounts. This is exactly the sort of abuse of social media many have feared all along.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Instagram's ecommerce move reveals retailers need blockchain to keep up
Instagram, the simple photo and videos sharing platform, made headlines this week by jumping even further into the e-commerce business vertical. Their move not only confirmed that online shopping is here to stay, but also that retailers are going to have to up their games to meet ever-growing consumer demand.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Lawyer shares tips on handling gray areas of blockchain regulation
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network unveiled its own interpretive framework for how virtual currency businesses can do business without breaking regulations. These businesses have to register with the FinCEN, get an anti-money laundering policy in place, put a compliance officer in charge and other duties.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Will Facebook, Google take over blockchain?
Blockchain is rapidly advancing in all spaces. Facebook has been expanding its blockchain initiatives by hiring on staff from cryptocurrency companies and even developing its own cryptocurrency called GlobalCoin. Google is also working with various startups to create its own blockchain for its infrastructure.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Facebook’s Crypto Project Will Be A Milestone According to RBC
In a note to investors, RBC Capital analysts Mark Mahaney and Zachary Schwartzman reportedly said that Facebook’s long-rumored stablecoin project “may prove to be one of the most important initiatives in the history of the company.”
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Austrian Steel Alukönigstahl Develops Blockchain-Based Steel Trading Database
Alukönigstahl CEO Stefan Grüll is working on the business model of a blockchain-based steel trading database dubbed “STEEL but SMART,” which targets traditional use cases. Within the framework of the project, Grüll reportedly founded a separate company called S1Seven GmbH that undertakes all blockchain-related activities.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
‘Blockchain Is Really Democratizing a Lot of Things,’ Interview With Marta Piekarska, Director of Hyperledger’s Ecosystem
Hyperledger, an open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation, was created in 2016 to support the development of blockchain-based, enterprise-grade distributed ledger frameworks and tools. All the members of Hyperledger — including such major actors as Intel, Accenture, JPMorgan Chase, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Alibaba Cloud, Citigroup, Deutsche Telekom and many others — find their interest in blockchain technology and discuss it with Marta Piekarska, who is in charge of the project’s ecosystem.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Ethereum Has Already Scaled Quite Significantly: ConsenSys’ Joe Lubin
Joseph Lubin could arguably be seen as a star at any blockchain event these days, but at the Ethereal Summit last month — organized by Ethereum-focused development company ConsenSys, which he co-founded — he was especially revered.
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Iceland’s Financial Regulator Approves Blockchain-Powered E-Money Firm
According to the report, Monerium has become the first company to operate under an electronic money framework, a major European regulatory framework that enabled the firm to offer blockchain-powered e-money services across the European Economic Area (EEA).
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NEWS ARTICLE | June 24, 2019:
Report: Facebook Secures Support From Dozens of New Firms for Its Crypto Project
Social media platform Facebook has reportedly secured support from dozens of players in the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector for its forthcoming digital currency.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
Opera Announces Brand New Browser for Mac, Windows and Linux with Crypto Wallet, Web 3 Explorer and a free VPN
Norwegian company Opera is releasing the first major computer browser which will include a native crypto Wallet and Web 3 explorer. With the new browser the company is seeking to improve the quality of people’s digital lives through increased privacy and security features, as well as a new design of its interface.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
Facebook Allegedly Seeking USD$1 Billion VC for Cryptocurrency Project
Author and NYT’s writer Nathaniel Popper tweeted today that sources are telling him that Facebook is seeking to raise up to USD$1 billion dollars for their cryptocurrency project – mostly like to prop up a stable coin with a massive reserve.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
iEstate: The first ever platform for real estate tokenization by iFunded
Real estate buying and selling is a tough and complicated process. With a lot of government regulations, variation in local laws, proof of documentation, ownership checking and other contracts, buying and selling properties can be a daunting task.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
Interview with Max Rye, the CEO of DeepCloud AI; Cloud Computing on Blockchain.
DeepCloud AI offers a Decentralized cloud solution for decentralized applications. The CEO Max Rye will be discussing the DeepCloud AI project in this interview.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
The Blockchain Will Become Mainstream in 2019: Here’s Why
The blockchain will become mainstream in 2019, and there is a lot happening in the industry to arrive at this conclusion. But to understand why this will occur, it is necessary to understand how we got here, 10 years after Satoshi Nakamoto (whoever that is) gave us this technology.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
Building the next ecosystem for AI: with Steve Deng Chief AI Scientist of Matrix AI Network
Matrix AI Network is one of the most innovative blockchain and AI projects to watch. Steve Deng, Chief AI Scientist of Matrix AI Network will be giving us an update on the Matrix AI project in this interview.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
IBM launches Blockchain World Wire payment network available in more than 50 countries
The IBM Blockchain World Wire, a global payments network designed to optimise foreign exchange, cross-border payments and remittances, is now officially accessible in more than fifty countries.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
Swiss Federal Council starts blockchain consultation process
The Federal Council of Switzerland has started consultation on adaptation of federal law for blockchain development. The initiative intends to eliminate obstacles for distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based applications, limiting risks of misuse and increase legal certainty, thus improving the regulatory framework in the country’s DLT sector, especially in the field of finance.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
Europe to spend more than £600 million on blockchain in 2019, says IDC
According to the Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide for H1 2018 that was published by IDC in February, the total amount on blockchain that Europe would be spending will go over £605.8 million in 2019.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
Blockchain will revolutionize cities, futurist claims
Visionaries say cities of the future will be designed in such a way that buildings, vehicles and people will be sharing data to optimize energy, coordinate traffic, reduce congestion and improve the quality of life. Such future benefits, they say, will rely on a mix of evolving technologies, including the internet, the internet of things, artificial intelligence and blockchain.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
Blockchain, AI to power digital transformation in 2019
Digital transformation was a hot topic in 2018 and it is sure to continue impacting organizations in 2019. In fact, according to a Forrester Research survey, 46 percent of executives believe that in less than five years, digital will have an impact on more than half their sales.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
How blockchain can prevent identity theft
Our identities are perhaps our most valuable asset and should be treated as such. Unfortunately, that also makes them prime targets for nefarious actors ranging from the most two-bit con artists all the way up to experienced, organized, skilled cybercriminals.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
What is true digital transformation?
Digital technologies are advancing so quickly that many businesses, especially older ones, struggle to keep up. One common term for catching up to digital is digital transformation. Goodwin said the term is commonly used but rarely understood.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
Major Bank CEOs Testify at US Congress, Topics Include Blockchain and Crypto
Chief executive officers of leading banks testified before the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on April 10 on how the banking industry has transformed since the 2008 financial crisis. Among many topics spanning the breadth of the banking industry, the CEOs and lawmakers discussed blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
Blockchain Decree of The Republic of San Marino
As you already know, regulation questions around various applications on the blockchain technology have attracted worldwide debate from different quotas — some ‘investors’ claim to have lost large chunks of money in non-existent initial coin offering projects.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
INATBA aims to provide ‘predictable, transparent, trust-based framework’ for blockchain
The International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), comprising more than 100 organisations across the distributed ledger technology ecosystem, has launched with the goal of ‘developing a predictable, transparent, and trust-based global framework.’
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
Digital Innovation and Blockchain (Unit F.3)
The unit is responsible for the development and implementation of the Startup Europe Initiative, and key innovation-related instruments, such as promoting access to finance, boosting entrepreneurship, promoting pre-commercial/innovation procurement, innovation radar).
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
Blockchain Technologies
The European Commission aims to develop a common approach on Blockchain technology for the EU in the international arena.
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NEWS ARTICLE | April 11, 2019:
Launch of the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications - INATBA
INATBA brings together industry, startups and SMEs, policy makers, international organisations, regulators, civil society and standard setting bodies to support blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to be mainstreamed and scaled-up across multiple sectors.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 20, 2019:
Japanese USDDex – New ERC-20 Stablecoin Claims up to 45% Profit to Crypto Investors
One month prior to the official offering on cryptocurrency exchanges, the Japanese USDDex team made the strategic decision offer a second token sale for their decentralized stablecoin on March 19, 2019. This will be a limited release with a 45 percent bonus structure.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 20, 2019:
Huawei Among the Leading Technology Giants Investing in Blockchain
Huawei is among the leading technology giants with its wide range of products. The company has been a principal investor in blockchain technology.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 20, 2019:
IBM to work with French National Council of Clerks to deploy blockchain technology
IBM, along with the French National Council of Clerks (NCC) have successfully developed a blockchain-based commercial court solution dedicated to the clerks of commercial courts’ commercial and corporate registry.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 20, 2019:
Kudelski Security Announces Partnership with Hosho To Secure Blockchain Ecosystems
Kudelski Security, the advisor and cybersecurity innovator for today’s most security-conscious organizations, today announced a strategic partnership with Hosho, a global leader in blockchain security and smart contract auditing. The partnership is expected extend the capabilities of Kudelski Security’s recently launched Blockchain Security Center, and makes the companies’ unique skillsets, market-leading services, and proven intellectual property available to help forward-leaning organizations better secure their use of Blockchain and distributed ledger technology.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 20, 2019:
How Blockchain Changes Digital Marketing | Power to connected people
Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies are affecting industries all around us: finance, insurance, real-estate. The next target is digital marketing. While using blockchains is not a cure-for-all solution to the current problems of digital marketing, it has a huge potential for cutting down middle-man and complexity.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 20, 2019:
Report From Former CFTC Chairman Calls for Advanced Crypto Regulations
A recent report published for the Brookings Institution is calling for enhanced regulations on cryptocurrencies. The report was authored by Harvard University fellow Timothy Massad, who served as chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) during the administration of Pres. Barack Obama.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 20, 2019:
An Overview of the Best Bitcoin Exchange Apps
Having access to a Bitcoin exchange right on your phone is a big advantage. Mobile apps are convenient to use and make trading quicker and easier. Plus, you can buy Bitcoin on the go – not bad, right? Unfortunately, not all crypto exchange apps are reliable and functional. Some are not secure, and others are glitchy. Here is a list of Bitcoin exchange apps worth recommending to fellow crypto enthusiasts.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 20, 2019:
Pros of Blending Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain
Artificial Intelligence is a practice or rather a theory of making machines able to perform tasks as humanly as possible. To make AI work at its best, programmers need to make use of deep learning, neural networks, and machine learning as well. However, researches have shown a recent and growing trend. We need to integrate blockchain with Artificial Intelligence to achieve more efficiency and security.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 20, 2019:
Blockchain and AI: Leading the Way to the Fourth Industrial Revolution Against the Odds
Human imagination and the strive to turn science fiction into science fact goes back to ancient times, but has only truly begun to manifest itself in the last 50 years. Though mostly unseen by average users, artificial intelligence (AI) is already deeply embedded in the basic processes people have become accustomed to.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 20, 2019:
How Blockchain is Changing the Insurance Industry
The first application of the blockchain technology was on the cryptocurrency space. However, this has changed over the years, and people are now exploring more applications in this space. The insurance industry has not been left behind as it seeks to explore the benefits of this fantastic technology.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 20, 2019:
Former Prime Minister of Denmark Joins Blockchain Identity Project Concordium as Strategic Advisor
Concordium, a Danish identity-validating, regulatorily compliant blockchain network, has announced that Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Secretary-General of NATO and former Prime Minister of Denmark, has joined as a Strategic Advisor.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 20, 2019:
Seoul Medical Center to Launch Blockchain Tech Project With Korean Science, IT Ministry
The Smart Hospital project is one of the 2019 blockchain-based public project development plans issued by the Korea Internet and Security Agency, a sub-organization of the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT, last December, with the aim of promoting the implementation of blockchain tech within the domestic industry.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 20, 2019:
Blockchain Decree of The Republic of San Marino
As you already know, regulation questions around various applications on the blockchain technology have attracted worldwide debate from different quotas — some ‘investors’ claim to have lost large chunks of money in non-existent initial coin offering projects.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
IBM Releases Security Testing Tool for Enterprise Blockchain Takers
IBM has launched an operational version of its in-house security testing tool for blockchain solutions. IBM Security’s X-Force Red, the firm’s dedicated security task force, released the X-Force Red Blockchain Testing service in order to tackle remaining inefficiencies in enterprise blockchain deployments.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Bank of America Has More Than 50 Blockchain Patents
Bank of America is the 2nd largest financial institution in the US and one of the earliest adopters of blockchain technology. The bank has patented more than 50 ideas on the blockchain space which is the highest at the moment among banks.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
How Does MasterCard Use Blockchain?
Mastercard is one of the biggest payment platforms in the world. The company has not been left behind by the technological wave as it has been exploring various innovations to make its processes better and more efficient.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Mark Zuckerberg Considers Applying Blockchain For User Authentication
Facebook might be headed to a new direction to adopt blockchain as its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed on a new video he released on February 20. Talking to Jonathan Zittrain who is a law professor at Harvard University, Mark discussed the idea of making Facebook more decentralized by applying the blockchain technology.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
How FedEx Is Benefiting From Blockchain Technology
FedEx ranks among the world’s biggest logistics management firms. It operates in an industry that is known for trust issues, difficulties in clearing and involvement of a lot of intermediaries, especially for international shipping. This company has found a solution to its core problems through various blockchain platforms that it has joined.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Singapore Airlines On-Board With Blockchain Technology
The Singapore Airlines is planning to use the blockchain technology to give its frequent passengers a new and different way to make use of reward points they have earned by flying on their airlines. This company will be the first one to use this technology in the field of airlines.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
US Startup Introduces Crypto Hardware Wallet Chip for Cell Phones
United States startup VaultTel has introduced a hardware cryptocurrency wallet designed to fit in a mobile phone SIM card tray.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Global Blockchain Spending Will Grow About 89% in 2019, New IDC Report Says
Global blockchain spending will account for almost $2.9 billion in 2019, which is an 88.7 percent increase from 2018, according to a new report from United States-based market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Argentina: Government to Co-Invest in Local Blockchain Projects Backed by Binance
The government of Argentina has agreed to co-invest in blockchain projects that are backed by Binance Labs and Latin American crypto exchange LatamEx, a press release shared with Cointelegraph.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Research: Global Blockchain Spending to Reach $2.9 Billion in 2019
Global spending on blockchain solutions will reach $2.9 billion in 2019, according to a recent report from advisory services firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Blockchain, AI to power digital transformation in 2019
Digital transformation was a hot topic in 2018 and it is sure to continue impacting organizations in 2019. In fact, according to a Forrester Research survey, 46 percent of executives believe that in less than five years, digital will have an impact on more than half their sales.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Governments will shape the future with blockchain
Governments hope to use the blockchain technology behind bitcoin to shape our future. But it's not as insidious as it sounds.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
What's on the horizon for blockchain in 2019?
Blockchain technology is constantly advancing, but it struggles to break through to the mainstream. Governments are also struggling to come up with regulations to handle blockchain technology, which scares away some businesses.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
JP Morgan launches JPM Coin, becomes first major US bank to launch digital coin
Investment banking giant JP Morgan has announced the launch of the ‘JPM Coin’, which aims to offer the instantaneous transfer of payments between institutional accounts utilising blockchain technology.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Oracle updates blockchain platform with development and identity upgrades
Oracle has announced new features to its blockchain platform to help users speed up the development, integration and deployment of new blockchain applications.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Ripple expands Blockchain University Programme
Ripple has expanded its Blockchain University Programme with an aim to increase adoption of cryptocurrencies.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
IBM and Santander announce five-year global agreement focusing on blockchain and big data
IBM and Spanish commercial bank Banco Santander have announced a five-year global technology agreement which focuses on blockchain and big data technologies.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Continental, Commerzbank and Siemens team up for blockchain initiative
Continental, Commerzbank and Siemens came recently together to test blockchain technology in the financial market. The aim of this project was to practically test the blockchain technology so that it can be used for regular financial transactions.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Eastern Caribbean Central Bank to Test Blockchain Legal Tender
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is about to conduct a pilot for a blockchain-based central bank digital currency (CBDC) in preparation for its planned full rollout as a legal tender, possibly in 2020.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
New Crypto Hardware Wallet Fits Your Phone’s SIM Card Slot
U.S.-based startup VaultTel has launched a tiny cryptocurrency hardware wallet that sits in the SIM tray on mobile phones.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
EY Aims to Make It Easier to Calculate Crypto Taxes With New Tool
“Big Four” consulting firm EY has launched a tool to help cryptocurrency users with their accounting and tax calculations.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
UNICEF Explores Blockchain to Improve Internet for ‘Every School’ in Kyrgyzstan
Children’s non-profit organization UNICEF is in talks with the government of Kyrgyzstan to leverage blockchain technology to provide Internet access to every school in the country.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
The Blockchain Will Become Mainstream in 2019: Here’s Why
The blockchain will become mainstream in 2019, and there is a lot happening in the industry to arrive at this conclusion. But to understand why this will occur, it is necessary to understand how we got here, 10 years after Satoshi Nakamoto (whoever that is) gave us this technology.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Iris-Recognition ID Powered by Blockchain Technology is Here to Save The Pharmaceutical Industry
Patientory, Inc., a startup dedicated to healthcare data handling, and UK-based IrisGuard are collaborating on using iris biometric technology in combination with blockchain data storage, to achieve modern and secure patient screening.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Can eToro’s GoodDollar Give A Man His Proverbial Fish?
There is a Chinese saying 授人以鱼不如授人以渔 (shòu rén yǐ yú bùrú shòu rén yǐ yú) that basically means teaching someone to fish is better than giving someone fish. I would argue however, that for a starving man, without first getting nourished on fish, that lesson in fishing would be a gratuitous, superfluous offering. This is the fundamental tenet of Universal Basic Income (UBI), to provide a guaranteed basic income for every individual who needs it, so that basic subsistence types of considerations will no longer hold back any individual’s potential or hinder his or her pursuit of a more fulfilling life.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
First Blockchain Escrow for Cryptocurrency: Interview with the Founder of Serenity Financial Stanislav Vaneev
Serenity Financial offers blockchain Escrow services for the financial and cryptocurrency markets. The founder of Serenity, Stanislav Vaneev, will be discussing this project with us in this interview.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
New Decentralized Social Network Platform Creary rewards Creatives and curators for sharing Digital Art
Creary, a blockchain-based social network of multimedia portfolios just launched its new platform on which creatives and curators can get rewarded for sharing their digital creations with the community. Artist can now share their creative portfolios, by uploading legal digital content, images, videos, music, texts, digital books or any other multimedia format.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
New Research Released on Blockchain and EU Privacy Law Compliance
The Center for Global Enterprise (CGE), a non-profit research institution and leading international law firms Slaughter and May and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, today released research that provides a framework for creating Blockchain solutions that comply with European Union privacy law.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Kepler Finance Releases Comprehensive Report On What Lies Ahead For the Security Token Market in 2019
Kepler Finance, an analysis firm and database for the Blockchain space, has just released a Digital Securities Market report on what’s in store for the emergent security token sector in 2019.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Cryptocurrency and VPNs in China: How They Work Together
Chinese online censorship is very strict nowadays – in accordance with the Golden Shield Project, the majority of popular websites, including Google, YouTube, Facebook, are currently blocked. It’s quite difficult to have free access to the Internet in China. Another step from the Chinese government was to ban cryptocurrency trading in the midst of 2018. Still, it is reported that local traders manage to visit cryptocurrency exchange websites.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
How to not get Hacked Using Cryptocurrencies
In the last year or so there have been multiple accounts of people logging into their crypto wallets only to find all their currency gone. And in some cases, we’re talking about millions of dollars.
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NEWS ARTICLE | March 7, 2019:
Evolution of Crypto and Tokenisation – ICO vs STO
ICOs, otherwise known as Initial Coin Offerings were the acronym on everyone’s lips during the boom of 2017. They were and to some extent still are a driving force for the cryptocurrency industry as a whole. For some, they were the introduction to cryptocurrencies and made savvy investors a great deal of money, whilst for others they have been a waste of investment and at worst a scam.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 14, 2019:
Why We Should Fear the Technological Singularity
What if artificial intelligence evolved faster than our ability to regulate it? Here’s the part where I tip my hat to deep learning and the radical rate at which NLP is transformation consumer interaction with AI.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 14, 2019:
This Blockchain-Based Energy Platform Is Building A Peer-To-Peer Grid
WePower is creating a new cryptocurrency to help facilitate a more democratic system of funding and buying renewable energy.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 14, 2019:
The Mechanics of the Token Launch
How to do an ICO? This article is a step-by-step overview of the modules of a token launch and a practical guide how to navigate the complex challenge of launching your own token.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 14, 2019:
Galaxy S10 Will Feature a Complete Cryptocurrency Wallet
Since the first set of Samsung Galaxy S10’s leaked of images surfaced early this year, the internet has grown restless. Worldwide, users are sharing what they believe the Giant Tech company will feature in its latest release of the Galaxy S series.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 14, 2019:
IBM Blockchain Platform 2019 Review | All You Need to Know
The IBM Blockchain Platform is a fully fledged business-supporting platform that provides extensive services for complex blockchain networks.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 14, 2019:
Will Italy Be the First Country to Enforce DLTs Time Stamping and Smart Contracts?
Italy never stops to amaze me. It is what we Italians call “genio e sregolatezza” – genius and insanity. It is a country which has produced talents and excellence since the Roman times in many areas and still does. Italian artists, products, style, and technology are known, appreciated, sought after and often imitated worldwide.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 14, 2019:
Microsoft Introduces Blockchain for Its Azure Cloud
The blockchain is now in the mainstream technology space. Software giant, Microsoft has not been left out as well as it has incorporated the technology on its Azure cloud platform. The development was not just because everyone is doing it. According to the information on its website, Microsoft emphasizes the following benefits on why businesses should use blockchain on Azure.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 14, 2019:
Facebook Acquires ChainSpace For Its Crypto Project
Facebook is most definitely the world’s most popular social network based on the number of users. What started as an app to connect college students now has more than 2.32 billion monthly users. This social media giant has made many acquisitions in the technology space. However, the most astounding ones are those of Instagram and WhatsApp.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 14, 2019:
Institute of Decentralized Economics Launches in UK to Study Blockchain Economic Systems
The Institute of Decentralized Economics (IDE) has opened in London, the United Kingdom on Feb. 14, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 14, 2019:
Intel Launches Commercial Blockchain Package Based on Hyperledger Fabric
Intel, which is a member of the Hyperledger collaboration — hosted by the Linux Foundation along with IBM and other major financial institutions — has announced that its new product is designed for businesses that want to launch their own blockchain fast and effectively.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 14, 2019:
South Korea’s Largest Foreign Exchange Bank Files 46 Blockchain-Related Patents
South Korea’s largest foreign exchange bank — Korea Exchange Bank (KEB Hana Bank) — has announced that it has filed 46 patent applications for business models related to blockchain.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 14, 2019:
What's on the horizon for blockchain in 2019?
Blockchain technology is constantly advancing, but it struggles to break through to the mainstream. Governments are also struggling to come up with regulations to handle blockchain technology, which scares away some businesses.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 14, 2019:
Governments will shape the future with blockchain
Governments hope to use the blockchain technology behind bitcoin to shape our future. But it's not as insidious as it sounds.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 14, 2019:
How governments are tackling blockchain technology
The common idea in the blockchain space is that governments are ambivalent at best or hostile at worst toward blockchain and cryptocurrency. Governments, however, are also beginning to analyze blockchain technology and how they can improve recordkeeping and offer services.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 6, 2019:
Blockchain and the Promise of Smart Contracts for Creatives
How the Internet of Value enables better working relationships for freelancers and protects content creators.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 6, 2019:
Google Launches Its First Cybersecurity Company, Chronicle
A new sister company to Google launches with two service offerings.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 6, 2019:
Army of 01101111: The Making of a Cyber Battalion
Inside Fort Gordon, where the military’s next generation of cyber troops is training to fight the endless war — through a computer screen.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 6, 2019:
From mainframes to blockchains. How to look at the future.
Blockchain is a feature, trust is the benefit.
Not everything needs a blockchain. When trust issues create friction in the users’ experience maybe there is a use case for blockchain.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 6, 2019:
Death of WhatsApp Means Rise of Telegram and Cryptocurrencies
A new generation is adopting Telegram and cryptocurrencies. If WhatsApp goes, the two might boom.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 6, 2019:
I Got Rejected by Apple Music… So I Redesigned It
As a designer with a background in music composition and performance, I have always been passionate about experiences that marry music and technology. Through design, I hope to one day make the experience of music more accessible and enjoyable.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 30, 2019:
The future of blockchain companies
When fictional entrepreneur Richard Hendricks from HBO’s Silicon Valley was prompted to elaborate on what he would build if given unlimited time and resources, his answer practically sparked countless Reddit discussions about its possibility in the real world.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 30, 2019:
How Blockchain Technology Can Serve Emerging Markets
Blockchain technology has been said to have the potential to disrupt many industries with low-cost transactions, immutability, and enhanced security. Indeed, many blockchain implementations have been developed, each exhibiting unique features tailored to specific use-cases. One of the most exciting of these use cases is serving so-called emerging markets. In this article, I discuss some of the central challenges of emerging markets and how one African-based crypto startup plans to overcome them.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 30, 2019:
How Blockchain Became a Dirty Word
This time last year, at the height of the cryptocurrency craze, every company wanted to include blockchain in their business model. Large corporations scrambled to announce blockchain projects, whether or not there was any merit in adding this to their business model. The mantra repeated endlessly was that either you were in the blockchain movement, or you were going to be left behind. I would tell people I founded a blockchain payroll company, they were excited and saw us going big places.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 30, 2019:
The Technology That Will Define 2019
A major iPhone shakeup, 5G, and even more bitcoin are on the horizon. A year ago, I picked seven technologies that would play significant roles in 2018. Some of my predictions were correct, and some of them reappear on this list — 5G hasn’t quite happened yet, but we’re getting closer.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 30, 2019:
Forget the New iPhones: Apple’s Best Product Is Now Privacy
Under Tim Cook’s leadership, Apple saw just how critical an issue user privacy would become. Now it’s at least as important a feature as shiny industrial design or a nice camera.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 30, 2019:
Why and how the Cryptobubble will burst
For someone who has lived through the .com bubble the madness currently unfolding in the crypto space is just plain breathtaking. It is quite awe inspiring to see people make the exact same mistakes they made 17 years ago. Of course, today’s investors are likely different people who, for the most part, have not lived through the .com bubble.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 30, 2019:
Why should you learn Go?
In past couple of years, there is a rise of new programming language: Go or GoLang. Nothing makes a developer crazy than a new programming language, right? So, I started learning Go 4 to 5 months ago and here I am going to tell you about why you should also learn this new language.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 14, 2019:
A Liberal Future Driven by Decentralized Money
The genie is out of the bottle for decentralized digital assets. Bitcoin, or something like it, will change money forever, reshape the global financial system and in the process very likely reorganize global geopolitics. The crypto-economic game first outlined in “A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System,” has so far led to a peak of over $300 billion in value (now sitting at just over $100 billion) being aggregated and secured by a disparate group of individuals acting completely in their independent self-interests.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 14, 2019:
So you heard ICOs are dead?
When I asked Fabian Vogelsteller, the father of the ICO (ERC20) standard, if he thinks ICOs are dead, he just laughed: "People were really certain that Bitcoin was dead twice and here we are — Bitcoin is alive and kicking". You might have heard the same thing: ICO funding volumes crashed compared to last year and new projects have a hard time raising ICO funding.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 14, 2019:
Breakthrough ideas that will make blockchain startups competitive in the world of e-commerce
Multiple blockchain-based start-ups are proposing ways to solve the problems of traditional e-commerce. We look at some of them to decide how competitive they could be. In our previous two articles on the evolution of retail, we traced the development of giant e-commerce entities like Amazon, Alibaba and eBay, and showed how blockchain solutions were changing the rules of how e-commerce operates.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 14, 2019:
Welcome to a World Without Money
Cash has been a key element in the evolution of civilization for more than 3000 years. However, in the last decade it has been losing predominance in favor of electronic money. As online commerce progressively expands and becomes widely adopted and as prepaid credit cards and electronic services such as PayPal, Pioneer and Google and Amazon Pay are increasingly used for low-value cash transactions, money, as we know it, is on its way to becoming obsolete.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 14, 2019:
The resolution of the Big Block experiment
Bitcoin’s unwillingness to hard-fork is often portrayed as a “failure to evolve,” but the history of Bitcoin Cash has proven otherwise. Over the course of almost ten years of Bitcoin history, dozens of proposals have emerged to increase the size of the blocks in its blockchain. And even though all of them have failed, the Block Size Debate is still one of the most controversial, divisive and tiring issues surrounding Bitcoin. Now, over one year after the creation of Bitcoin Cash and the ongoing drama surrounding its ABC/SV forks, the trade-offs are very clear.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 14, 2019:
My Top 10 Digital Things To Learn in 2019
Okay. I’m an academic, so I love learning new things, but it should be part of your world too. A healthy and active mind is one of the best ways to keep yourself healthy overall. Our life should be built around us continually learning, and never sitting back on our knowledge. So let 2019 be the year that you pushed yourself forward and learnt something new within our digital world.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 14, 2019:
Blockchain’s Top Trends of 2019
Each year it seems we redefine what blockchain means to the world. Each year we mature in our concept surrounding smart contracts, distributed ledgers and the creative communities of developers and supporters we are building. The manifold projects and the myriad of products using blockchain technologies continues to grow, and we expect this indeed to be the case in 2019.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 14, 2019:
Ethereum’s Constantinople is Here
The run-up to Ethereum’s fifth planned system-wide upgrade, Constantinople is finally here, late but it’s arrived. Expected to go live on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 Constantinople is a type of upgrade known as a hard fork — which means it needs to be unilaterally installed across all nodes in the network to function as intended.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 10, 2019:
Blockchain as a tool to offer security and data privacy
Why do you think crypto is built on blockchain? I mean BTC could have been any other digital currency. But no – Satoshi specifically used this tech to roll out the first cryptocurrency. Plus, a variety of government agencies, which rely on sensitive information, are moving their infrastructure on the blockchain. This is because the tech offers optimum security and data privacy.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 10, 2019:
Switzerland is All Set to Host The First Crypto ETP
Europe is always curious to take a lead in technological advancements. They are also quite keen to invest in different techs, and Switzerland just proved it. Swiss stock exchange is all set to put the country in fifth gear and embrace the wave of huge crypto investment. Basically, the aim is to make crypto asset trading more feasible for potential clients.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 10, 2019:
Pros of Blending Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain
Artificial Intelligence is a practice or rather a theory of making machines able to perform tasks as humanly as possible. To make AI work at its best, programmers need to make use of deep learning, neural networks, and machine learning as well. However, researches have shown a recent and growing trend. We need to integrate blockchain with Artificial Intelligence to achieve more efficiency and security.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 10, 2019:
Blockchain is Revolutionizing the Healthcare and Medical Industry
It does not only refer to paying your healthcare and medical bills in cryptocurrency. In fact, what it means is the adaptation of an entire industry to the blockchain. We have already seen its benefits in a variety of sectors. Therefore, if the tech is applied to the very industry, the outcome could be far more than we might expect right now.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 10, 2019:
Personal Data Storage: Can GDPR And Blockchain Come To a Consensus?
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which entered into force in May 2018, is primarily aimed at enabling EU citizens to know how their own information is processed. According to the regulations, people have the right to request that their personal data be corrected or deleted. On the other hand, there is a blockchain – a technology that creates a decentralized and open ecosystem. The blockchain makes it very difficult to change or delete any information stored inside.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 10, 2019:
2019: The Year of Security Tokens
Crypto enthusiasts are following the market trends quite closely, and after the boom of ICOs, it seems that STOs might take over the niche. It is worth noticing that despite a shaky market and regulatory uncertainty, security tokens seem to have a bright future in the blockchain market. After the mid of 2018, it was though as if STOs would dominate the market and make it ‘the year.’ However, it was just a beginning, although a powerful one.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 8, 2019:
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Stellar, Bitcoin SV, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 7
Will 2019 be a year of recovery for cryptocurrencies? One of the important events to watch out for is the launch of International Exchange’s (ICE) crypto trading platform Bakkt. While the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) currently offer Bitcoin futures trading, both of their products are settled in cash.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 8, 2019:
Japanese Banks Launching Digital Currencies Could Inspire the Traditional Cash Society
Japan is known as a land of contrasts. A country where serenity and tranquillity can be found in the middle of the hustle and bustle of large global cities, where proud traditionalism stands side-by-side with the developers and innovators of breakthrough technologies, where kimonos are often found next to the latest fashion trends.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 8, 2019:
European Central Bank Policy Maker Calls Crypto ‘a Fairy-Tale Story’
A member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) has warned that “the [cryptocurrency] bubble has already started to collapse,” Bloomberg reported Jan. 7. Speaking at a conference in Riga, Latvia, Ardo Hansson — also the governor of Estonia’s central bank — stated that digital currencies will end up as a “complete load of nonsense.”
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 8, 2019:
Wisdom of the Crowd Could Be Ideal Model to Teach AI
We are all familiar with some of the internet’s largest crowdsourcing experiments, like Wikipedia and Amazon Mechanical Turk. But, crowdsourcing today is being applied to new, high technologies, like artificial intelligence. And it’s the crowd that could humanize our use of AI and help imbue machines of the future with some much-needed common sense.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 8, 2019:
Blockchain in Africa: The next frontier
Africa is rising and technology is at the forefront of our growth as a continent. We have seen the explosion of the mobile space in the continent and how it has allowed a number of services and solutions to become easier. Blockchain is about to help solve a number of issues we are currently facing in the public and private sector.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 8, 2019:
Resetting Stored Value. The Decentralization of Central Banking
I am happy to take the time to prepare this as I believe this is a story that not only needs be shared but looked at from a standpoint on how the world’s central banks are both constructed, compromised and corrupted. Regardless of whether you are a participant or curious onlooker it’s important to note that during this next wave of “decentralizing things”, we as a community need to be able to freely and openly discuss the impact that successful projects bring to the global sustainability and consensus model in which we are all a part of.
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NEWS ARTICLE | January 8, 2019:
Zion Market Research Report Explains: Global Blockchain In Energy Market likely to grow to USD 11,899 Million By 2024
Zion Market Research has published a new report. According to the report, the global blockchain in energy market was valued at around USD 208 million in 2017 and is expected to reach approximately USD 11,899 million by 2024, growing at a CAGR of above 78.20% between 2018 and 2024.
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NEWS ARTICLE | December 18, 2018:
The Yoda of Silicon Valley
Donald Knuth, master of algorithms, reflects on 50 years of his opus-in-progress, “The Art of Computer Programming”. For half a century, the Stanford computer scientist Donald Knuth, who bears a slight resemblance to Yoda...
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NEWS ARTICLE | December 17, 2018:
The Crypto Winter is Deeper than we Thought
Volatility seems to be the mood of the month, as the stock market dips the crypto winter is deeper perhaps than we had anticipated. A year ago today Bitcoin’s price hit that record high of over $20k. How quickly things do change in the land of crypto and innovation. Indeed Silicon Valley startups such as Facebook and Google have matured and in the process changed the face of innovation in America, effectively blocking it, meaning Chinese startups are the real ones who are scaling faster and higher from 2019 onward.
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NEWS ARTICLE | December 14, 2018:
Canadian City of Calgary launches its own digital currency
It’s been a painstakingly agonizing year for the Crypto bulls — Ask anyone who had invested in the decentralized digital currencies at the beginning of the year or late last year when the cryptocurrencies were peaking only to see their investments take a nosedive throughout the year. Having said that though, the general Crypto adoption & institutional support and investment has seen a…
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NEWS ARTICLE | December 14, 2018:
The emergence of Blockchain Consortia
Most of us are pretty well aware of the public blockchains like Ethereum with the built-in functionality of smart contracts apart from the well-known features of transparency, security & privacy. The past one year has seen the emergence of consortium blockchains or permissioned ledgers which are mostly working to explore the use of DLT (Digital Ledger technology) in different sectors of the economy. Majority of these have emerged in the financial sector.
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NEWS ARTICLE | December 12, 2018:
Public Vs Private Blockchain In A Nutshell
When we try to understand the main difference between a public and private blockchain, it is important to notice that the terminology in the media gets often improperly stated.
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NEWS ARTICLE | December 12, 2018:
Contentos is a Blockchain Partnership Ecosystem (and it’s growing)
I follow the future of apps and innovation, and there is a digital asset that I find quite impressive. It’s Contentos (COS), and let me explain. I visited Taiwan last year and they have so many smarts about blockchain, it could literally be the next Malta in terms of cryptocurrency and blockchain startup legislation.
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NEWS ARTICLE | December 5, 2018:
The European Central Bank are Pushing Digital Payments
Does the TIPS system spell the end for blockchain currencies? Quietly, in the last week, the European Central Bank (ECB) launched a new digital payments system aimed at competing with the likes of Paypal and Apple Pay.
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NEWS ARTICLE | November 26, 2018:
Graph Theory — History & Overview
Maybe it’s the intuitive hunch that analyzing systems as graphs will grow my understanding of decentralized vs centralized networks. The mathematician in me sees how nailing down network analysis can greatly benefit research in incentive-driven systems. Or maybe it’s the designer in me largely attracted to the innate artistry of graphs like the one above — visually appealing, yet ultimately rich with information.
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NEWS ARTICLE | November 22, 2018:
Swiss blockchain startups launch a Crypto bank, ETP & AI managed stablecoin
The tiny town of Zug in Switzerland gained worldwide fame in the past couple of years as the ‘Crypto Valley.’ Switzerland has traditionally been a money magnet for most of the wealthy elite & investors around the World with its sound business infrastructure, minimum red tape, low corruption, stationed right in the heart of Europe. These ingredients along with…
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NEWS ARTICLE | November 21, 2018:
To Be or Not to Be a Utility or a Security Token: That is the Question
2017 was a crazy year in cryptocurrency with digital tokens raising an estimated 5.6 billion dollars. The majority of tokens released in 2017 claimed to be utility tokens to avoid any friction with the SEC but in fact were actually security tokens.
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NEWS ARTICLE | November 17, 2018:
IMF Chief Christine Lagarde Calls for Digital Currencies, But We Need to Go Further
As the minister in charge of France’s economic policy in 2008, Christine Lagarde is no stranger to financial crises. During the 2008 Financial Crises, she described her encounter with her then U.S. counterpart, Treasury Secretary Henry “Hank” Paulson when news of the likely insolvency of Lehman Brothers, one of the world’s largest investment banks…
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NEWS ARTICLE | November 9, 2018:
Will ICOs replace VCs for start-ups?
It was once the norm for an aspiring start-up to seek funding through venture capital (VC). Ownership of the company would be divided amongst participating investors via limited partnerships established by the VC firm, while those investors would often remain invested in the company for years.
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NEWS ARTICLE | October 31, 2018:
Closing the Cash Gap With Cryptocurrency
In emerging markets, the shallow reach of traditional money systems means there’s less resistance to new financial technology.
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NEWS ARTICLE | October 12, 2018:
Why Fake Data When You Can Fake a Scientist?
Hoss Cartwright, a former editor of the International Journal of Agricultural Innovations and Research, had a good excuse for missing the 5th World Congress on Virology last year: He doesn’t exist. Burkhard Morgenstern, a professor of bioinformatics at the University of Göttingen, dreamt him up, and built a nice little scientific career for him. He wrote Cartwright a…
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NEWS ARTICLE | October 10, 2018:
5 Ways Small Businesses Can Benefit From the AI Revolution Right Now
AI may seem complicated, but this attitude is mistaken and leaves you vulnerable to competitors. For many small business owners, the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) may seem like a daunting challenge.
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NEWS ARTICLE | October 9, 2018:
Cryptocurrencies reviving Agorism
Agorism in term commonly associated with the philosophy of counter-economics. The concept of Agorism was introduced by the Black market activist Samuel Edward Konkin III also known as SEK3. Through his libertarian ideals he defined the system of Agorism to be based on the principles of counter-economy where State control is challenged by means of building a free society where there is no restriction on voluntary exchange of goods…
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NEWS ARTICLE | October 9, 2018:
Scaling Agile is not the Path to Business Agility
Business agility is the ability of an organisation to sense changes internally or externally and respond accordingly in order to deliver value to its customers. Business agility is not a specific methodology or even a general framework.
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NEWS ARTICLE | October 9, 2018:
EOS: Goddess of the Crypto Dawn
The EOS project fascinated me from the very beginning. I first met the team at Consensus 2017. They went all out at the big blockchain event, hosting a bash that reminded me of the go go early days of the dot com boom and giving talk after talk.
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NEWS ARTICLE | October 9, 2018:
How to think like a programmer — lessons in problem solving
If you’re interested in programming, you may well have seen this quote before: “Everyone in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you to think.” — Steve Jobs
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NEWS ARTICLE | October 8, 2018:
Blockchains Are Verticalizing, So We Need Interoperability
As the underpinning technology substrate designed to initially serve the development of cryptocurrencies, blockchain has been variously misunderstood and often confused with Bitcoin itself. In the most simple terms possible, a blockchain is a bookkeeper’s paper ledger, but in a digital decentralized form so that its records appear on many…
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NEWS ARTICLE | September 3, 2018:
From barter to bitcoins, the evolution of international money transfers
As a medium for exchanging value, money is probably the most important invention that has had a such a deep impact on the way the humanity has evolved. It will not be an exaggeration to state that the shape of world today is largely a result of an amazing invention, which has been an integral part of human history for more than 3000 years!
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NEWS ARTICLE | September 2, 2018:
UKey card is a smart hardware Crypto Wallet with Biometric Security by Unikeys: Interview with CEO and Co-founder Alexandre Tabbakh
Unikeys has announced the launch of UKey card, a cold storage hardware wallet that employs biometric security and payment channels for lighting-fast transactions. In this interview, Alexandre Tabbakh the CEO of UniKeys will be telling us more about the Ukey Card.
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NEWS ARTICLE | September 2, 2018:
INTERVIEW WITH NEILL BARRON, DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL DATA ANALYTICS AT CLINTEX
Neill Barron, Director of Clinical Data Services at Clintex will be discussing in this interview with TechBullion, how the Clintex CTi will significantly lower the cost of new medicines, whilst also increasing their speed of delivery to market for the people that need them with the help of Blockchain technology.
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NEWS ARTICLE | September 1, 2018:
How is Blockchain empowering the IoT ecosystem?
Back in October 2016, three hackers successfully targeted over 3 lakh IoT devices with Mirai Botnet that produced uncontrollable traffic at the rate of 1.2 trillion bits per second. The infamous DDoS attack that crippled Netflix, Twitter, Airbnb and 70 other website giants continues to haunt the IoT community as concerns over data security propel. However, with decentralization gaining massive traction, Blockchain’s integration with IoT has likely outcomes, and enterprises are pushing the limits to achieve long-term benefits.
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NEWS ARTICLE | August 19, 2018:
World Bank to launch first global blockchain bond for sustainable development
The World Bank has appointed the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to lead the creation of the first bond built on Ethereum blockchain technology.
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NEWS ARTICLE | August 19, 2018:
Businesses serious about blockchain should start by educating consumers
Take in some of the day-to-day headlines on The Block and it’s clear to see that blockchain is being explored in sectors far and wide across the globe, whether for the sake of actual utility or just, well, novelty.
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NEWS ARTICLE | August 19, 2018:
South Korea to invest £700m into blockchain technologies by 2019
The South Korean government plans to invest one trillion won (£693m) into innovative technologies including blockchain and AI (artificial intelligence) by 2019.
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NEWS ARTICLE | August 19, 2018:
Can mobile mining provide a scalable solution for cryptocurrency?
Cryptocurrencies allow users to make fast and secure payments, without having to go through a centralised service provider or bank. These cryptocurrencies are run on blockchain technology, an online ledger shared among all cryptocurrency holders, in which every single transaction is recorded on the blockchain. But in order for a mineable cryptocurrency to be successful, it needs miners.
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NEWS ARTICLE | August 18, 2018:
The future of financial markets lies in tokenised securities
In 2015, Santander predicted blockchain technology would drive a $15-$20bn (£11.8-£15.7bn) reduction in banks’ annual infrastructure costs by 2022. Now, three years on, the first commercial blockchain projects are beginning to realise this prediction — especially in financial markets.
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NEWS ARTICLE | August 18, 2018:
Blockchain offers innovative solution for disruptive energy consumption
Lately, technology has been brimming with improvements that saw it undertake difficult issues and deliver commendable solutions. Blockchain distinguishes itself from technologies by offering the much-needed trust required to record important data whilst removing concerns regarding hacking vulnerabilities through its decentralized nature.
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NEWS ARTICLE | August 18, 2018:
3 reasons to blog for Blockchain Tech News
As the new editor of Blockchain Tech News, I am personally offering an opportunity to you to get your name out as a thought leader in the blockchain space by blogging for us.
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NEWS ARTICLE | August 17, 2018:
Blockchain is a game changer in supply chain
Supply chain covers a wide range of activities that is involved in a flow of product and services. It is the most integral part of any business and is essential for company success and customer satisfaction. However, there are number of glitches and problems that come with supply chains.
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NEWS ARTICLE | August 17, 2018:
Blockchain 101: Digital signage edition
No matter what industry you are in, you might have heard the word blockchain spoken in awe, or you might hear that bitcoin is either the best investment in the world or a tool for criminals. Blockchain itself, however, is often misunderstood.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 27, 2018:
HelloGold’s GOLDX: World’s First Shariah-Compliant Crypto Asset
Malaysia-based firm HelloGold announced on Friday that its GOLDX token has earned the world’s first Shariah-compliance certification, becoming the first cryptocurrency to be certified as in accordance with the law that governs Islamic finance.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 21, 2018:
Venezuela Launches El Petro Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency
Two months after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro surprised analysts and the cryptocurrency world with his idea to launch an oil-backed cryptocurrency, the socialist president said early on Tuesday that Venezuela had just launched its El Petro that would strengthen the country’s economy, while the U.S. mulls over oil sanctions, and the Venezuelan economy and its oil production continue to slide.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 16, 2018:
IAB: blockchain is a ‘natural fit’ for digital advertising
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released a whitepaper in which it calls blockchain a “natural fit” for the digital advertising supply chain.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 16, 2018:
Microsoft testing blockchain-based decentralised identification
Microsoft will begin experimenting with decentralised identification in the coming months. In a blog post on its website, the company said that it will be looking into using blockchain-based decentralised IDs on their Microsoft Authenticator app.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 16, 2018:
IBM: Blockchain Tech News Influencer of the Year
Blockchain Tech News is pleased to announce a new annual award, Influencer of the Year, which recognizes the market-leading impact of a company or individual in the blockchain space over the previous 12 months.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 16, 2018:
Blockchain Tech News: Top 5 topics of 2017
In 2017, blockchain technology burst out from the shadows behind bitcoin and grabbed the spotlight as the Next Big Thing in data management at corporations all around the world. Here's a recap of the five DLT stories that most appealed to our readers last year.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 16, 2018:
How do we make technology 'more human?'
We can easily see in the blockchain industry that technology is ever-evolving, but contrary to what we mortals might expect, it can become more human, not less so, in the process.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 12, 2018:
Gibraltar’s Government Is Moving to Regulate ICOs
Officials in Gibraltar are reportedly weighing rules for initial coin offerings (ICOs), a move that follows a bid to develop a licensure framework for companies working with the tech.
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NEWS ARTICLE | February 12, 2018:
T-MOBILE’S STEALTH BLOCKCHAIN WORK IS QUIETLY COMING ALONG
T-Mobile has been quietly toiling away on an enterprise blockchain solution for months, and it looks primed to make a big reveal soon.
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