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Incent to Reinvigorate the Loyalty-Reward Industry with Blockchain

by Jamie Holmes at Business, News, Tech

The Incent token crowdfund has launched today, a collaboration between cryptocurrency hub and merchant BitScan and custom blockchain platform WAVES. The purpose of this token is to disrupt a market projected to be worth $100 billion by 2020, the loyalty and rewards market, by addressing several inefficiencies.   Reinvigorating Rewards-based Marketing The offering of companies reward schemes are little more...

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Can India Leapfrog the Rest of the World with Bitcoin Adoption?

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Can India Leapfrog the Rest of the World with Bitcoin Adoption?

The emerging Indian Bitcoin ecosystem is going from strength to strength. Companies and exchanges are establishing themselves, making it easier for people in India to buy, sell, and trade bitcoin. For example, Sandeep Goenka, a founder of Zebpay, explains his motivation for setting up the company, “I wanted bitcoin to be as simple to use as Whats App”. The app...

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Blockchain Applied: Interview With Caitlin Long, President of Symbiont

Category: Interviews, News

Blockchain Applied: Interview With Caitlin Long, President of Symbiont

In light of blockchain’s ongoing emergence and evolution, there continues to be much talk about its myriad applications for both the public and private sectors. New York City-based Symbiont, a FinTech infrastructure company focused on building financial services solutions utilizing distributed ledger and smart contract technology is considered by many to be a major player in this space. The goal...

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ICONOMI ICO Surpasses 10,000 BTC, Guaranteeing Investment Fund Seed Capital

Category: Business, Finance, News

ICONOMI ICO Surpasses 10,000 BTC, Guaranteeing Investment Fund Seed Capital

Ever since the ICONOMI ICO kicked off a little while ago, there has been great interest in the project. The team has reached some significant milestones in the meantime, including surpassing the 10,000 Bitcoin mark for the ICO itself. At the same time, they also guaranteed seed capital for the ICONOMI.PERFORMANCE fund. Surpassing the 10,000 Bitcoin mark during an ICO...

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Accenture: Blockchain Immutability Must be Reconsidered

Category: Commentary, News, Tech

Accenture: Blockchain Immutability Must be Reconsidered

Richard Lumb, the Group chief executive for financial services at multi-billion dollar research institution Accenture, believes that immutability, a characteristic of Bitcoin that is directly attributed to its wild success, must be reconsidered by the world’s leading financial institutions and banks before implementing blockchain technology. Bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain or distributed ledger technology, has swept across the financial sector...

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Overview of Recent Ethereum Attacks; Impact on the Network

Category: Ethereum, News

Overview of Recent Ethereum Attacks; Impact on the Network

The Ethereum network has experienced several high severity issues over the past week that have weakened the overall security of the network at certain times. This is an overview of recent Ethereum attacks and their impact on the network. It all started with a security alert from the Ethereum Foundation which explicitly stated that the network’s geth nodes began to...

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Ripple Not Impressed By SWIFT's Global Payments Initiative

Category: Altcoins, News

Ripple Not Impressed By SWIFT's Global Payments Initiative

When it comes to exploring blockchain in the financial sector, Ripple seems to be on most institutions’ lists. The company is also represented at the annual Sibos conference, and they are not doing so in a shy manner either. By being very vocal on social media and posing some tough questions, Ripple is turning a lot of heads. But not...

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Soramitsu Introduces Iroha, an Interoperable Smart Contract Network

Category: News, Tech

Soramitsu Introduces Iroha, an Interoperable Smart Contract Network

Soramitsu, a Japanese digital identity blockchain startup, has proposed the open sourcing and development of an interoperable smart contract blockchain network to Hyperledger, with the support from leading Japanese technology firms. The Hyperledger Project is an organization established by the Linux Foundation with the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions, and banks including Accenture, Airbus, Deutsche Group, IBM, JP Morgan, and...

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Feature Interview: Co-Founder Attores Smart Contracts

Category: Ethereum, Interviews, News

Feature Interview: Co-Founder Attores Smart Contracts

For people who have needed to digitally sign documents online, a variety of very useful and convenient services have sprung up to allow anyone from their computer to not need to print, scan and fax paperwork. However, what Singapore-based Attores has done allows people to digitally sign, share and store documents in a whole new way - on the Ethereum...

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Tech Giants Foray into Blockchain Space

Category: Business, Ethereum, News

Tech Giants Foray into Blockchain Space

Following closely on the heels of the announcements made at the recently concluded Ethereum conference DevCon2, several tech giants have made new steps into integrating blockchain technology for their unique situations. To increase efficiency and lower costs, more companies are seeing the advantages that utilizing blockchain technology can yield. Tokyo’s largest bank, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), in partnership...

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