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Category: Blockchain

Probability of Bitcoin Unlimited Hard Fork Execution: Where It Is Now

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

Probability of Bitcoin Unlimited Hard Fork Execution: Where It Is Now

The majority of the Bitcoin community believes a hard fork execution will not occur anytime soon. Experts and developers including Andreas Antonopoulos, BitGo engineer Jameson Lopp and Charlie Shrem have noted that Bitcoin Unlimited is not ready for production and its policies toward closed development are not being supported by the market. Over the past few weeks, the Bitcoin Unlimited...

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MetaX Launches adChain To Fight Ad Fraud With Blockchain Technology

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

MetaX Launches adChain To Fight Ad Fraud With Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology is currently being trialed and implemented to disrupt the status quo of systems, processes, and business models in a broad range of industries. From financial services, supply chain management, and cyber security to cloud storage, the music industry and even the philanthropy sector, the distributed ledger technology is poised to change the way data of any kind is...

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How Blockchain Technology Could Make Online Gaming Fairer

Category: Blockchain, Entertainment, News, Tech

How Blockchain Technology Could Make Online Gaming Fairer

Online gaming is booming and has turned into a multi-billion dollar industry. Video games were originally found in arcades and later on consoles but online gaming has since taken over with PC multiplayer games and a new wave of mobile games for smartphone and tablet users. Today, several blockchain startups are focusing on the gaming space in an effort to...

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BloqLabs is Born, Bridging Enterprises With Open Source

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

BloqLabs is Born, Bridging Enterprises With Open Source

Jeff Garzik and Matthew Roszak's Bloq continues to evolve into a foundation for professionalism, experimentation, and standard-setting in the blockchain community with its newly baptized BloqLabs. If Blockchain Technology is the new Superman in the Information Technology field, then petty bickering and immaturity amongst developers and entrepreneurs are the kryptonite that has defiled this budding industry. From the beginning, an...

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IBM Launches Carbon Credit Management Using Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

IBM Launches Carbon Credit Management Using Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain

On March 20, IBM announced that it had launched the world’s first blockchain-based carbon asset management platform built on top of the Hyperledger Fabric distributed ledger in cooperation with Energy-Blockchain Labs.   The new platform will be used by the Chinese carbon asset market and will enable companies to create carbon assets more efficiently to help build a “greener” and...

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Bitcoin Hard Fork: What is the Chance of Survival for the Weak Chain?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

Bitcoin Hard Fork: What is the Chance of Survival for the Weak Chain?

One chain or two chains? The Bitcoin community fears that the Bitcoin blockchain will split into two persisting chains when Bitcoin Unlimited miners initiate a hard fork, even if it is done with a majority of the hash rate. But is this true? How can the majority chain attack - and how can the minority chain resist? The past days...

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Australian Regulator's Sixfold Path to Blockchain Regulation

Category: Blockchain, News, Regulation

Australian Regulator's Sixfold Path to Blockchain Regulation

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has published an information sheet outlining regulatory considerations for startups and existing licensees who intend to make use of distributed ledger technology to develop new solutions for their businesses. ASIC’s regulatory framework requires financial services companies to have appropriate technological resources and risk management system as well as organizational competence and the necessary...

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IBM Targets Large-Scale Companies With Hyperledger's Fabric Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

IBM Targets Large-Scale Companies With Hyperledger's Fabric Blockchain

IBM plans to target large-scale commercial enterprises with its new product called “Blockchain-as-a-Service” by allowing customers to utilize its public blockchain-based cloud service to construct private blockchain networks. Jerry Cuomo, IBM's VP of blockchain technology, announced that the IBM Blockchain-as-a-Service includes a broad range of blockchain-based cloud services that can be used by businesses to create and manage blockchain networks...

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Stormy Weather: How the Hard Fork Crisis Evolved Over a Weekend

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

Stormy Weather: How the Hard Fork Crisis Evolved Over a Weekend

Since March 17, the possibility of a Bitcoin Unlimited hard fork has not ceased to dominate the discussion in the Bitcoin community. From the statement of the exchanges to list Unlimited as another asset to BitClub mining a block signaling support for the alternative client - we provide the details on what happened. Wow. For Bitcoin journalists, the weekend beginning...

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Welcome to the World of Blockchain Consensus Protocols

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Welcome to the World of Blockchain Consensus Protocols

For cryptocurrency transactions to be conducted successfully, they need to be confirmed by the blockchain. These confirmations are based on what are referred to as consensus mechanisms.  According to KPMG: “In distributed ledgers, a consensus mechanism is the way in which a majority, (or, in some mechanisms, all) of network members agree on the value of a piece of data...

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