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Can The Blockchain Be an Effective Countermeasure Against the Spread of Fake News?

Category: Blockchain, Business, Commentary, News

Can The Blockchain Be an Effective Countermeasure Against the Spread of Fake News?

The Blockchain is a new field of technology that can offer great reliability for the diffusion of information. The FinTech Industry is focusing on areas where highly reliable information is required. For instance, the Media is in serious need of reshaping the way it traces the accuracy and origin of information and news content. Blockchain technology might be the answer....

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

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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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BitWage Provides an IBAN Number for Everybody: Freelancers Worldwide Receive their Salary with Bitcoin

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BitWage Provides an IBAN Number for Everybody: Freelancers Worldwide Receive their Salary with Bitcoin

With BitWage you can receive your wage in bitcoin instead of fiat money. The startup from California aims to strengthen its presence in Europe. To do so, it opened a new office in Paris and implemented the option to give every customer their own IBAN number. CEO Jonathan Chester explains why and tells of two classes of customers using BitWage....

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Could Brexit Force Further Fintech and Cryptocurrency Innovation in the UK?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

Could Brexit Force Further Fintech and Cryptocurrency Innovation in the UK?

The United Kingdom has relied on its financial services industry to drive economic growth for decades. However, in light of the British population’s vote to leave the European Union and, thereby, potentially lose the access to the European Single Market, the UK’s status as Europe’s leading financial hub may wane. Is this for better or for worse regarding the crypto...

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

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

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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

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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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How the Blockchain’s Potential is Being Demonstrated by SAP, Hyperledger and Intel

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How the Blockchain’s Potential is Being Demonstrated by SAP, Hyperledger and Intel

Bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain, is being tested by some of the world’s largest and leading companies including SAP and Intel. Specifically, a rising number of companies are implementing blockchain onto existing infrastructure that handles supply chain, to develop a single platform which can autonomously process operations with a greater level of transparency and security. Most recently, the large technology...

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A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Using Smart Contracts in Banking

Category: Business, Ethereum, News, Tech

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Using Smart Contracts in Banking

Smart contracts are one of the most talked about new technologies in financial services today. Blockchain-based smart contracts can be used for two or more parties to electronically agree on terms and conditions of a contract involved in a financial transaction. In the case of banking and financial services, the applicability of smart contracts is very broad and ranges from...

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