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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

The Baltic Honeybadger conference is the first major event in Latvia dedicated to Bitcoin and the technologies built around it.…

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About author: Farzana Begum

Farzana is a recent economics graduate from Nottingham Trent University, with a special interest in international trade, economic development, and philanthropy. Her interests include debating, where she was part of the Debate Mate mentorship programme, health and nutrition, and motivational speaking.

Furthering the Efficiency and Security of Trade Flows with the Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

Furthering the Efficiency and Security of Trade Flows with the Blockchain

Since the entry of shipping containers in the 1950’s to transports goods passing different borders, international trade has not adopted any technological advances aiding the process shipments go through. Typically, there has been little change in the way goods are transferred from one location to the other. For example, the modes of transport used in this process such as sea…

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Can Cryptocurrencies Drive out Money?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

Can Cryptocurrencies Drive out Money?

According to Reuters, Victor Constancio, the Vice President of the European Central Bank, said on November 9 cryptocurrencies will not serve to be an alternative substitute for money, and central banks are unlikely to create digital currencies independently without placing limitations. Central banks worldwide have been forced to monitor the price of bitcoin which has soared, with some predicting a…

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Becoming Acquainted with Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Lingo

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

Becoming Acquainted with Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Lingo

Why do People use Slang? Individuals and groups of people frequently use slang and acronyms to communicate ideas, concepts or descrtions quicker than with formal language. When it is the industry’s use of particular terminology we would refer to this as jargon, whereas when used socially we refer to this as slang. The cryptocurrency industry has emerged with new jargon…

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Where to Eat?: Munchee’s Blockchain-based Platform Gives the Answer

Category: ICO News

Where to Eat?: Munchee’s Blockchain-based Platform Gives the Answer

Munchee is the brand new visual food review mobile app, integrating blockchain technology to incentivize both the users and businesses through their use of the Ethereum-based MUN token. The MUN token will be available to the public on October 31 in a pre-sale. Munchee’s platform allows you to share your dining experience using photos or videos. Much like Instagram, you…

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Australia Leads the Way with International Blockchain Standards

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Australia Leads the Way with International Blockchain Standards

A report outlining the ‘Roadmap for Blockchain Standards,’ has been published by Standards Australia in March, to support the development blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) and to clarify international standards. Australia’s non-governmental body is in charge of managing the Secretariat of an international technical committee for the development of blockchain standards, ISO/TC 307, by the International Organisation for Standardization…

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The University of Edinburgh Launches Blockchain Research Lab with IOHK

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The University of Edinburgh Launches Blockchain Research Lab with IOHK

IOHK, headed by one of the co-founder’s of Ethereum, are collaborating with The University of Edinburgh to launch one of several research hubs to create an engine for ground-breaking blockchain technology exploration to take place alongside the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The plan is that the University of Edinburgh will open a research lab in the institution’s School of Informatics,…

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Hyperledger Project Adds Daimler AG as Latest Member

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Hyperledger Project Adds Daimler AG as Latest Member

The Hyperledger Project is an open-source collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technologies and has added one of the most well-known automobile makers to its ranks. Daimler AG has announced on February 21 that they will be working with Hyperledger as a premier member. Daimler AG, the manufacturer of Mercedes Benz vehicles, is currently investing in blockchain technology with…

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Are British Banks Restricting Bitcoin Adoption?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

Are British Banks Restricting Bitcoin Adoption?

Cryptopay, a successful Bitcoin brokerage with more than 200,000 active users worldwide, has exited the UK market due to pressures of a banking policy update on February 1, 2017, that prevents British Sterling (GBP) deposits and withdrawals. Cryptopay, the Latest Casualty in the UK’s Bitcoin Ecosystem Ever since bitcoin has come into existence users have been faced with the difficulties…

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Crypto-games: Provably Fair Gambling with Cryptocurrency

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Entertainment, News

Crypto-games: Provably Fair Gambling with Cryptocurrency

Fancy gambling with cryptocurrencies! Crypto-games.net allows you to do just that with a provably fair chance of winning popular games such as Roulette and Poker. Your gambling experience will be transformed, with the site bringing the elements of blockchain technology making it impossible for the casino to cheat, what is even better is you can remain completely anonymous while playing….

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IBM Watson and FDA to Secure Medical Data with the Blockchain

Category: Business, News, Tech

IBM Watson and FDA to Secure Medical Data with the Blockchain

IBM Watson Health is joining forces with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to apply blockchain technology to improve the public healthcare system. This initiative, announced January 10, is focused on creating a more efficient, secure and scalable interchange of health data by incorporating the use of blockchain technology. Both the IBM and FDA plan to explore the interchange of…

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