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R3 Introduces 'Corda' Blockchain for Finance

by JP Buntinx at Finance, News, Tech

The R3 consortium has been attracting a lot of attention as of late. This bank-oriented blockchain think tank recently unveiled Corda, their in-house distributed ledger software. The group also published a non-technical whitepaper for the Corda initiative. The first public demonstration of the Corda distributed ledger occurred in April 2016. Ever since that event, the R3 consortium has been working...

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Steemit Criticized For Ponzi Scheme-Like Network

Category: Commentary, News

Steemit Criticized For Ponzi Scheme-Like Network

Steemit, the so-called 'incentivized social media platform' has been criticized for various obvious reasons. Some experts are concerned with the technical side of the platform and are suspicious of the financial ponzi-scheme like nature of the network. One of these experts is Daniel Imbellino, an information technology specialist and the co-founder of Strategic Social Networking, who first approached Steemit and...

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Verizon to Use Blockchain for Digital Rights Management

Category: Business, News

Verizon to Use Blockchain for Digital Rights Management

Recently, it was revealed that Verizon, a multi-billion dollar telecommunications company based in New Jersey, has been experimenting with the blockchain technology as a digital rights management platform for the storage of unalterable and irrefutable data. According to major media outlets including Reuters and Business Insider, Verizon has submitted various patents on their blockchain products over the past three years,...

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A Bus, A Family, and the Rise of Crypto

Category: Commentary, Interviews, News

A Bus, A Family, and the Rise of Crypto

Tuesday, August 23rd at 8:07 PM: A large, unwieldy bus with the look of a museum relic from the 1960’s  comes ambling along 17th Street in downtown Denver, Colorado in search of a place to park. It pulls to the curve, lurching forward just beyond Southern Hospitality restaurant, its intended destination - a place known for it mouth watering ribs...

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Japanese and South African Central Banks Warm to Blockchain

Category: News, Regulation

Japanese and South African Central Banks Warm to Blockchain

Central banks across the world have shown increasing interest in blockchain technology. Leading nations and governments, in particular, have announced their intentions to develop blockchain-based platforms to carry out autonomous operations that could optimize the efficiency of various government activities. The Bank of Japan and the Reserve Bank of South Africa are the latest monetary authorities to express their optimism...

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Nxt 'Megalodon' Offers Bounty of $150,000 to Support Ardor Blockchain

Category: Finance, News, Tech

Nxt 'Megalodon' Offers Bounty of $150,000 to Support Ardor Blockchain

Since its inception in 2013, the Nxt Community always manifested a great commitment, and supportive engagement, for the project. Now, a leading investor within the community known as the 'Megalodon', referring to the fact this individual is the single largest stakeholder, is offering $150,000 worth of NXT digital tokens to anyone who runs NXT nodes. Nxt is a peer to...

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Chinese Government Agency Awards Creator of Bitcoin Resource Platform

Category: Business, News

Chinese Government Agency Awards Creator of Bitcoin Resource Platform

Eric, the creator of Bitcoin resource platform and news network cnLedger, received a grant for cryptocurrency and blockchain research by National Natural Science Foundation of China earlier this week. CnLedger, which notably runs the @cnLedger Twitter handle, is a media network devoted in distributing Bitcoin and blockchain related news from China. The cnLedger team breaks daily news from China with...

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Controversy Behind Bitfury’s White Paper on Untangling Transactions

Category: News

Controversy Behind Bitfury’s White Paper on Untangling Transactions

The Bitfury group, a leading blockchain company that controls nearly 8.6% of the Bitcoin network’s hashrate distribution, recently released a White Paper entitled “Shared Send Untangling in Bitcoin,” which attempts to discuss the techniques of “shared send” transactions and categorize transactions depending on the usage of these techniques. However, some in the community responded differently from the expectations of Bitfury....

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Monero Appreciation Intensifies on Darknet Adoption

Category: News, Price Analysis

Monero Appreciation Intensifies on Darknet Adoption

Monero's (XMR) recent upsurge intensified at the start of this week on plans for adoption by two large, darknet markets but where will the cryptocurrency head next? Posting an all-time high at $7.00, XMR-USD on the Poloniex exchange has since been tempered below $4.00, trading at $3.80 at the time of writing. It is the first time bitcoin has been...

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Chronicled's Open Registry Combines Blockchain and IoT

Category: News, Tech

Chronicled's Open Registry Combines Blockchain and IoT

There seems to be an obvious correlation between blockchain technology and the Internet of Things. As more devices are connected to the internet, sharing information and real-time micropayments become more important. The blockchain is more than capable of accommodating these needs. Chronicled, a technology startup, launched their open registry for IoT on the Ethereum blockchain.   Merging Blockchain and Internet...

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