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The DASH Conference • September 24, 2017

The world’s first Dash cryptocurrency conference is coming to London this September. Keynote is excited to announce the first ever…

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Category: Blockchain

A Prediction for the Near Future: Bitcoin Mining in Space

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A Prediction for the Near Future: Bitcoin Mining in Space

In his blog, Peter Todd explains the difference between pure fantasy and “hard sci-fi”. If you’re not familiar with the latter term, it refers to science fiction with a focus on scientific accuracy. It walks the line between a Robert A. Heinlein novel and a conversation with Carl Sagan. With this in mind, Todd lances his speculation for transporting large…

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The Equifax Credit Reporting Breach: Is Blockchain The Answer?

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The Equifax Credit Reporting Breach: Is Blockchain The Answer?

In a recent development in the U.S. that sent shockwaves through the world of personal finance, credit reporting agency Equifax announced that they had been breached, compromising the personal information of over 143 million Americans. The potential impact of this is profound as it amounts to over 40 percent of the U.S. population. In this attack hackers captured troves of…

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Syscoin Begins The Next Phase of its Evolution with Blockmarket, A Decentralized Marketplace Wallet

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Syscoin Begins The Next Phase of its Evolution with Blockmarket, A Decentralized Marketplace Wallet

Blockchain Foundry Inc., the company behind the Syscoin cryptocurrency, has released Blockmarket Desktop v1.0, an upgraded replacement for the Syscoin QT wallet, which integrates a decentralized marketplace for buying and selling any type of product. With Blockmarket Desktop, Blockchain Foundry moves into the next phase in the evolution of its decentralized enterprise business software. The Syscoin blockchain was generated in…

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Liquid Democracy: How Blockchain will Revolutionize Voting

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Liquid Democracy: How Blockchain will Revolutionize Voting

Developers behind Sovereign, an application that combines blockchain technology and Liquid Democracy, are hoping to inspire voters to re-enter the political sphere. A Decaying Political Machine One of the greatest political disappointments of our generation has not been the election of Donald J. Trump. His arrival has certainly been unprecedented, some may say unwelcome, but his election has been the…

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Blockchain Code Audits Aim to Thwart Security Vulnerabilities

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Blockchain Code Audits Aim to Thwart Security Vulnerabilities

New York-based technology company, Jibrel Network, recently announced that it has signed on with security auditing firm New Alchemy to conduct a full in-depth security audit and code review of its platform. The announcement comes just weeks after a potentially critical vulnerability left $200 million worth of Augur tokens at risk. This intrusion was on the heels of a $32…

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Companies in Delaware Adopt Blockchain Technology to Record Lists of Shareholders

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Companies in Delaware Adopt Blockchain Technology to Record Lists of Shareholders

A new law approved on August 1 now allows companies in Delaware to keep their list of shareholders on a blockchain. Since Delaware is where more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies are incorporated, this move demonstrates the growing interest from governments and businesses in this new technology. According to Symbiont, a New York–based company developing blockchain technology, a network…

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Blockchain “Smart Grid” to be Tested in Fukushima

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Blockchain “Smart Grid” to be Tested in Fukushima

Japanese energy company, Eneres, will demonstrate the potential for an energy-grid supported by blockchain technology. Blockchain Energy Grid Nikkei Asian Review reported on September 2 that Eneres energy company would be experimenting with blockchain technology as a means of distributing electricity. The demonstration is to be a part of a series of attempts by the Fukushima prefectural government to find…

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UBS to Launch “Utility Settlement Coin” in Collaboration with 10 Financial Institutions

Category: Blockchain, Finance, News, Tech

UBS to Launch “Utility Settlement Coin” in Collaboration with 10 Financial Institutions

While banks have been largely opposed to the digital currency bitcoin due to its decentralized peer-to-peer nature that threatens banks’ business models, they are not shying away from using bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain, to develop their payment systems. An example of this would be UBS’ new digital currency, the “utility settlement coin” which is set to launch next year…

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Estonia Considers Issuing ‘Estcoin’ in First Ever Government-Backed ICO

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Estonia Considers Issuing ‘Estcoin’ in First Ever Government-Backed ICO

The Republic of Estonia has announced it is considering creating a government-backed cryptocurrency tentatively named Estcoins. By issuing ‘estcoin,’ the Estonian government may hold an initial coin offering (ICO) with the aim to allow people to invest in the country directly. With regard to technological innovation and advancements, Estonia is a leader, being the first country to launch an e-residency…

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DTube: Steemit User Builds Foundations of a Decentralized YouTube

Category: Blockchain, Entertainment, News

DTube: Steemit User Builds Foundations of a Decentralized YouTube

DTube, the foundation for a decentralized YouTube, is built upon the STEEM blockchain. STEEM was selected for numerous reasons, detailed in the August 11 announcement post made on Steemit by the user @heimindanger. Containing similar features like its bigger brother that the video sharing website is based off, DTube is an in-browser application that allows content creators to earn rewards…

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