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Tokio Marine and NTT DATA Develop Blockchain Solution for Insurance Component of Shipping Trade

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

Tokio Marine and NTT DATA Develop Blockchain Solution for Insurance Component of Shipping Trade

Japanese insurance company Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance and system integration specialist NTT Data Corporation announced that they had completed a proof of concept for blockchain-based cargo insurance certificates for the international trade finance market. The test involved creating a data bill of lading, letter of credit, and a commercial invoice on a distributed ledger and was then tested...

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Google's Ethereum-Based Digital Book Uses Cryptography to Prove Ownership

Category: Blockchain, Entertainment, Ethereum, News

Google's Ethereum-Based Digital Book Uses Cryptography to Prove Ownership

Google employee Tea Uglow-authored digital book A Universe Explodes developed by product design company Impossible Labs and Editions At Play was released on April 4, to demonstrate the concept of digital ownership. The book is unique and different to most digital books in many ways. Started as an Ethereum blockchain-based experiment, the original copy of the digital book can only...

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Character Assassins for Hire: The Story Behind the ASICBoost & Extension Blocks Scandal

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

Character Assassins for Hire: The Story Behind the ASICBoost & Extension Blocks Scandal

Bitcoin has a problem; the demand for Bitcoin far outweighs the bandwidth of transaction throughput that the network can sustain. The Bitcoin “highway” is constrained at 1MB per block, or one single analogous lane, which permits a “speed limit” of between 3.3 to 7 transactions per second. For comparison, VISA verifies transactions at a rate of 2000 per second, which...

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Soramitsu and the Central Bank of Cambodia to Develop New Payment Infrastructure Using Hyperledger Iroha

Category: Blockchain, Business, Finance, News

Soramitsu and the Central Bank of Cambodia to Develop New Payment Infrastructure Using Hyperledger Iroha

Japanese blockchain startup Soramitsu Co. and the National Bank of Cambodia have announced that they will collaborate to co-develop the open source distributed ledger project Hyperledger Iroha with the aim to build a new payment infrastructure based on blockchain technology. Hyperledger Iroha is an open-source software framework and part of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project. Hyperledger Iroha is a distributed...

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Why Europe and China are Ahead of US in Blockchain Development

Category: Blockchain, Business, Commentary, Regulation

Why Europe and China are Ahead of US in Blockchain Development

The US is falling behind China and Europe in blockchain development primarily due to the lack of regulatory frameworks. With a practical approach toward blockchain regulation, countries in Europe, as well as China, Hong Kong, and Singapore are demonstrating greater progress in blockchain implementation. According to a blockchain startup tracker developed by Outlier Ventures, the vast majority of startups in...

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Monero's Third Birthday: A Complex History, Promising Future

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, News

Monero's Third Birthday: A Complex History, Promising Future

Monero celebrated its third birthday on April 18, 2017, and has cemented its place as one of the leading blockchain networks. As an effort to continue ‘Satoshi’s vision,’ the altcoin, denoted XMR, has attracted a lot of interest, with many bitcoin holders diversifying into the privacy-focused cryptocurrency. In this article, we take a look at the coin’s intriguing and strange...

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Andre De Castro’s Views on the Block Size Debate: A “Bit” Nuts or Spot On?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Interviews, News

Andre De Castro’s Views on the Block Size Debate: A “Bit” Nuts or Spot On?

As CEO and founder of Blockchain of Things, Inc., Andre De Castro has a penchant for being a bit of a rebel rouser. As an active participant in the Bitcoin community and industry since 2010, he has worked as a software developer, investor, trader, advisor, and U.S. policy influencer. His early understanding of the vast, untapped potential of blockchain technology...

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“Nobody Knows. Some do Say because they are Horrified by the Alternative…”

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

“Nobody Knows. Some do Say because they are Horrified by the Alternative…”

The Large Bitcoin Collider (LBC) tries to break Bitcoin addresses through a brute force attack. In the few past weeks, the project announced their first success. Is Bitcoin no longer secure? Is their cryptographic core broken? Rico, the head of the LBC, explains in detail, what is happening. Who Are You and Why do You Have a Domain Called cryptoguru.org?...

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Autonomy or Just Another Slavery?: Ukraine and Bitfury Start Full-scale Blockchain eGovernance Program

Category: Blockchain, Business, Commentary, News, Tech

Autonomy or Just Another Slavery?: Ukraine and Bitfury Start Full-scale Blockchain eGovernance Program

The Ukraine and Bitfury test new frontiers! The State Agency for eGovernance signed a memorandum with Bitfury, which could be the beginning of the biggest and most ambitious blockchain project a government has started. On April 13 Oleksandr Ryzhenko, head of the Ukrainian State Agency for eGovernance, and Valery Vavilov, CEO of Bitfury, signed a memorandum which could be a...

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Be Your own Notary with the new Blockchain Plugin for Microsoft Office10

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News

Be Your own Notary with the new Blockchain Plugin for Microsoft Office10

Microsoft goes Blockchain; with a new Plugin for Office 10, it is possible to store a hash of documents on the blockchains of Bitcoin and Ethereum Classic. With this, you can prove the authenticity of any document - without a notary or a lawyer. Did Microsoft just unleash the first non-monetary blockchain killer app? E-mails and nearly all kinds of...

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