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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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Tether’s $31 Million Theft Ignites Criticism on Centralized Blockchains

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Tether’s $31 Million Theft Ignites Criticism on Centralized Blockchains

The treasury wallet of Tether (USDT), the cryptocurrency that is pegged to the value of the US dollar through an inflationary monetary policy, was hacked earlier this week. Nearly $31 million worth of the cryptocurrency was stolen, and consequently, the Tether development team suspended the account possessing the stolen funds to disable it from being sent across the network. In…

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State Bank of India Unveils Plans to Integrate Blockchain Technology with Indian Banks

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State Bank of India Unveils Plans to Integrate Blockchain Technology with Indian Banks

“Bankchain,” an appropriately named blockchain project, is slated to have its beta launch within the following month by State Bank of India (SBI). The platform will support smart contracts, to begin with, but will eventually also move on to support Know Your Customer (KYC) in the future. What initially started out as a small project involving only SBI, now has…

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In Bid To Protect Savings, Doomsday Preppers Become Bitcoin Buyers

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

In Bid To Protect Savings, Doomsday Preppers Become Bitcoin Buyers

Bitcoin has already repeatedly proven its resiliency. But is the current number one cryptocurrency by market cap resilient enough to survive the apocalypse? Some say yes. Preppers Start Hedging Bets on Bitcoin The need to be in control is more than an urge for many doomsday preppers. Whether it’s being in control of shelter, food resources, and general supplies, these…

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Initial Coin Offering, MovieCoin, Designed Specifically For Hollywood

Category: Blockchain, Entertainment, News

Initial Coin Offering, MovieCoin, Designed Specifically For Hollywood

Christopher Woodrow, the producer responsible for several popular movies including the Oscar-winning “Birdman,” is currently looking to integrate cryptocurrencies into the movie industry. He believes that Hollywood can vastly benefit from blockchain technology and is now spearheading an attempt to unite the two. MovieCoin: ICO for the Film Industry Work is now underway to bring a new blockchain-based token “MovieCoin”…

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Learning Passports: The EC’s Bold Plan To Mix Blockchain And Education Credentials

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Learning Passports: The EC’s Bold Plan To Mix Blockchain And Education Credentials

In a whopping 136-page report labeled Blockchain In Education, authors Alexander Grech and Anthony F. Camilleri detail several potential use cases and disruptive scenarios in which blockchain technology could be used to secure the authenticity of education credentials. One possible goal of the project could be a learning passport. This document would keep track of credentials, such as college degrees, certifications,…

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Australia Gives Blockchain Innovation An $8 Million Push

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Australia Gives Blockchain Innovation An $8 Million Push

The Australian government is looking into using blockchain technology for its national electricity and water grids. A total of $8 million has been awarded in funding to a project that started off in the city of Fremantle. Other cities, including Port Adelaide and Darwin, have also received government-sponsored financing for their own “smart city” attempts. Smart Cities in Australia The…

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First Successful Bitcoin-Litecoin Cross-Chain Transaction Completed

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

First Successful Bitcoin-Litecoin Cross-Chain Transaction Completed

On November 16, 2017, Lightning Labs completed the first BTC-LTC, cross-chain, atomic swap over the Bitcoin and Litecoin testnets. Amazing, right? But wait, what exactly is an atomic swap? Well, let’s say Xena wants to trade one bitcoin to Zeke in exchange for 100 litecoins. You may question Xena’s sanity. However, she is savvy enough to realize that, if she…

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Brave Payments Uses the Blockchain To Monetize YouTubers Content

Category: Blockchain, Entertainment, News

Brave Payments Uses the Blockchain To Monetize YouTubers Content

Brave, the free browser, recently released their new payment platform geared towards content creators. The platform, named Brave Payments, allows fans of a YouTube channel to support their favorite creators directly. Varied Revenue Streams to Supplement Advertisements A large number of people run ad-blocking software, denying YouTubers any advertising revenue from them. The payment platform also enables these users to…

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Blockchain’s Future As The Future Of Democracy

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Blockchain’s Future As The Future Of Democracy

Blockchain technology can revolutionize and optimize democracies in ways that will change the fabric of our societies for the better. It seems only a matter of time until democracies move on-chain.    Blockchain Offers Fixes When Democracy Needs Them Most Over the past several thousand years, one of the most rousing trends in human civilization has been our collective and…

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IBM, SecureKey Technologies Upload Canadian Citizen Identities to the Blockchain

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IBM, SecureKey Technologies Upload Canadian Citizen Identities to the Blockchain

IBM and SecureKey Technologies, a Toronto-based startup founded 2008, with approximately 100 employees, and offices in Boston and San Francisco, have partnered with the Canadian Federal Government and the majority of Canadian banks in a bold initiative to solve the ubiquitous problem of personal identity security and authentication. Collectively, they are building and implementing a new national identity blockchain technology…

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