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The Blocked Chain: To Make It Work, Just Add Fungibility

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

The Blocked Chain: To Make It Work, Just Add Fungibility

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have excited the investing world since their advent for many reasons. They promised a sleek new way for those who needed to send funds around the globe without onerous bank charges. They also seemed to iron out issues around fiat currencies and currency exchange transactions, not to mention the appeal of currency, by the people, and…

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Colorado Looks to Adopt Blockchain Technology to Improve Data Security

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Colorado Looks to Adopt Blockchain Technology to Improve Data Security

A new bill in the state of Colorado is being introduced to the local Senate that proposes utilizing blockchain technology to help keep private data secure from the likes of cyber-attacks. Analog to Blockchain Legislators initially introduced the bill on January 16, 2018, and it suggests that if they implemented the use of a distributed ledger, there would be no…

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Qtum Pushes Hard, Aiming to Dominate Blockchain in 2018

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Qtum Pushes Hard, Aiming to Dominate Blockchain in 2018

The year 2017 saw blockchain technology rise to new heights. The rapid price appreciation of many coins, coupled with widespread news coverage, put cryptocurrencies squarely in the public’s view. As the industry continues to develop, 2018 will be the year blockchain technology expands more than ever. One coin garnering more and more attention is Qtum (pronounced Quantum), which, despite its…

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These Startups are Making Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies More User-Friendly

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These Startups are Making Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies More User-Friendly

Blockchain distributed ledger technology had existed in theory long before Satoshi Nakamoto implemented the world’s flagship cryptocurrency. In essence, we can rightly say that Bitcoin has made the Blockchain technology famous. As such, some intelligent startups have taken the challenge upon themselves to make cryptocurrencies more user-friendly. Divi Project The project leaders of the Divi startup, Geoff McCabe, and Tim…

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Skeptical Approach Being Taken By Veterans Affairs to Blockchain

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Skeptical Approach Being Taken By Veterans Affairs to Blockchain

While there has been a lot of buzz surrounding blockchain technology in recent times when it comes to the mainstream media and the general public, it is something that has been around for some years. Strengthening Security Standards The government has already implemented different aspects of the technology in a variety of departments. For example, the Office for the National…

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Blockchain Technology May Bring Change to the World of Finance, Says St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank

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Blockchain Technology May Bring Change to the World of Finance, Says St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank

In a sixteen-page report entitled “A Short Introduction to the World of Cryptocurrencies,” Aleksander Berentsen and Fabian Schär of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank discuss the history, applications, risks and future of cryptocurrency and its underlying technologies. Staying Power and Fiat Comparisons Berentsen and Schär are among the few bank-affiliated finance experts who publicly endorse cryptocurrency, praising it for…

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Singapore Monetary Authority Places Premium on Blockchain Technology

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Singapore Monetary Authority Places Premium on Blockchain Technology

The head of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Ravi Menon, recently expressed concern that general volatility and slumps in cryptocurrency values might potentially undermine the blockchain technology platforms that support them. Blockchain or Bitcoin In doing so, Menon’s comments also emerged as somewhat indicative of the majority of the world’s central banks’ take on the cryptocurrency phenomenon. January 18, 2018,…

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Hires New Executive Director

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, Ethereum, News

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Hires New Executive Director

Ron Reznick has been appointed as the first executive director for the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). His previous post was at the helm of AirFuel Alliance as chairman and president. Enterprise Ambitions One of the EEA’s goals is to develop Ethereum-based enterprise and technological solutions. Around 200 other companies will join the group’s Supply Chain Working Group to generate proof…

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France to Take Steps Towards Regulating the Cryptocurrency Market

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France to Take Steps Towards Regulating the Cryptocurrency Market

France is the latest country seeking to combat reports of money laundering and tax evasion in the cryptocurrency industry. The country’s finance minister Bruno Le Maire has expressed his desire for new guidelines and a regulatory framework surrounding the digital currency ecosystem.  Cryptocurrency Gains Momentum According to Le Maire, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have resulted in an alarming amount use…

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SWIFT Inks Agreement with CSD Consortium to Use Blockchain Technology for Post Trade

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SWIFT Inks Agreement with CSD Consortium to Use Blockchain Technology for Post Trade

The global secure financial messaging service SWIFT recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a consortium of central securities depositories (CSDs) to explore how the digital ledger technology can enhance the post-trade processes such as corporate actions processing, voting, proxy voting, and trade processing. DLT and Post Trade The consortium consists of U.S.-based Nasdaq Market Technology, Russia-based National Settlement…

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