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The University of Edinburgh Launches Blockchain Research Lab with IOHK

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The University of Edinburgh Launches Blockchain Research Lab with IOHK

IOHK, headed by one of the co-founder's of Ethereum, are collaborating with The University of Edinburgh to launch one of several research hubs to create an engine for ground-breaking blockchain technology exploration to take place alongside the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The plan is that the University of Edinburgh will open a research lab in the institution's School of Informatics,...

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IBM and Northern Trust Partner to Build Financial Security Blockchain

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IBM and Northern Trust Partner to Build Financial Security Blockchain

On February 22, IBM announced it was signing a partnership with Northern Trust to start the research and development of a blockchain-based technology tool that will improve the management of private equity funds and services. Even though the private equity market is quite attractive to investors and businesses, it has not seen any new developments or innovation recently. Therefore, the...

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Hyperledger Project Adds Daimler AG as Latest Member

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Hyperledger Project Adds Daimler AG as Latest Member

The Hyperledger Project is an open-source collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technologies and has added one of the most well-known automobile makers to its ranks. Daimler AG has announced on February 21 that they will be working with Hyperledger as a premier member. Daimler AG, the manufacturer of Mercedes Benz vehicles, is currently investing in blockchain technology with...

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Data Protection Company Acronis is Using the Blockchain to Backup Data

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Data Protection Company Acronis is Using the Blockchain to Backup Data

Acronis hopes to achieve a blockchain-based system to backup data, in effect instilling trust and vastly improving security in products with their solution, known as Notary, which could be augmented for a variety of use cases. The blockchain’s broad range of applications in both commercial and non-commercial industries has become undeniable. Blockchain startups across the globe are developing solutions to...

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Global Lending Platform BitBond gets $1.2 Million Investment

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Global Lending Platform BitBond gets $1.2 Million Investment

Everybody around the globe can lend money to anybody else; this is the idea and vision of BitBond, “the first global marketplace lending platform for small business loans.” The Berlin Bitcoin startup attracted interested Investors again, this time from Germany and Turkey. An investment of $1.2 million seems small if compared with Silicon Valley’s big investment rounds. But for an...

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Blockchain Startup Everledger Aims to Stop Spread of Conflict Diamonds

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Blockchain Startup Everledger Aims to Stop Spread of Conflict Diamonds

The value and utility of the blockchain, the underlying technology of bitcoin, is coming more and more into focus as blockchain solutions are being developed in a wide range of industries to reduce inefficiencies and to improve the secure storage and transfer of data. As the blockchain is also immutable by design, this technology provides an excellent way of proving...

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Abra goes Global, But Nobody Knows How it Works

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Abra goes Global, But Nobody Knows How it Works

With Abra, Bill Barhydt (CEO) aims to democratize digital money by introducing an easy-to-use peer-to-peer (P2P) global money transfer platform in 50 countries throughout the world without ever having access to, or being a custodian of, users’ funds. According to Barhydt, Abra combines a complicated backend with a simple frontend. In the background, the app stores a smart contract holding...

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Hedge Funds Are Buying Account Holders’ Claims to Speculate on Mt.Gox Payout

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Hedge Funds Are Buying Account Holders’ Claims to Speculate on Mt.Gox Payout

In February 2014, the once biggest bitcoin exchange in the world, Mt. Gox, declared bankruptcy after over $460 million worth of bitcoin were allegedly stolen by hackers. Following the bankruptcy declaration, a class action lawsuits against the exchange was filed by former users who had lost bitcoin because of the exchange’s collapse and two months later Mt. Gox’s bankruptcy proceedings...

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How the Blockchain will Improve the Trust Economy

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How the Blockchain will Improve the Trust Economy

In a recent Deloitte Tech Trends 2017 report, titled ‘Blockchain: Trust Economy,’ the authors Eric Piscini, Gys Hyman, and Wendy Henry highlight the benefits of implementing blockchain technology in the so-called “trust economy.” The report defines the trust economy as the online identity and reputation of companies and individuals. The Trust Economy In today’s digitalized world, a company’s or an...

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HaoBTC Shuts Down Exchange Services

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HaoBTC Shuts Down Exchange Services

After recent PBOC measures, the Chinese Bitcoin mining company known as HaoBTC is closing the doors on the portion of their business that is their modestly-sized bitcoin exchange. The PBOC’s regulatory requirements are likely to blame for the predictable demise of small exchanges like the one that will cease to operate over at HaoBTC. The exchange, launched in April 2016,...

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