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Category: Ethereum

0x: An Open Protocol for Decentralized Exchange on the Ethereum Blockchain

Category: Ethereum, News, Tech

0x: An Open Protocol for Decentralized Exchange on the Ethereum Blockchain

The developmental landscape for smart contracts and decentralized applications (dApps) is rife with the challenges of several key issues; interoperability, governance, open standardization, technical infrastructure, and secure exchange functionality. The 0x Project is an attempt to address these problems. As pointed out in the white paper, “While 0x is fundamentally a network protocol used to facilitate signaling between buyers and...

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BABB Blockchain Mobile App Due for Q2 2017 Launch

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News, Tech

BABB Blockchain Mobile App Due for Q2 2017 Launch

BABB, or Bank Account Based Blockchain, is a banking platform working on a decentralized structure, to decrease costs while simultaneously maximizing data privacy and security. Having raised seed funding in June of 2016 and being accepted under Level39’s wing, the largest European technology accelerator, BABB has announced February 20 that they are working on a permissioned blockchain that utilizes Ethereum...

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Data Protection Company Acronis is Using the Blockchain to Backup Data

Category: Business, Ethereum, News, Tech

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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Can Omise Capitalize on Ethereum to Become “Asia’s M-Pesa”?

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News, Tech

Can Omise Capitalize on Ethereum to Become “Asia’s M-Pesa”?

During the EDCON in Paris held February 17-18, a company called Omise announced it was gathering the resources to develop a network allowing interoperability between mobile money systems like M-Pesa, the mobile money success story out of Kenya, using blockchain technology. Omise is one of the leading payment gateways for Southeast Asia. Based in Thailand, the company provides a secure...

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Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Emphasizes Importance of ‘Punishment’ in Cryptocurrency

Category: Commentary, Ethereum, News

Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Emphasizes Importance of ‘Punishment’ in Cryptocurrency

EDCON, an annual developer event for the Ethereum network, was started off by none other than Vitalik Buterin, the blockchain platform’s leading scientist on February 17. Buterin presented an “Introduction to Cryptoeconomics” where various topics were discussed, and issues with regards to incentives and rewards for the cryptocurrency. Using Bitcoin as an example, Buterin states that to change from a...

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How the Blockchain Could Help to Save Lives When Disaster Strikes

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News, Tech

How the Blockchain Could Help to Save Lives When Disaster Strikes

It has now become widely accepted that the distributed ledger technology that underlies the cryptocurrency bitcoin will play a significant role in disrupting the majority of commercial and non-commercial industries in the years to come. Blockchain technology allows for the secure storage and transfer of data and digital assets through the use of an immutable decentralized network in a transparent...

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Blockchain Startup Musicoin Aims to Disintermediate the Music Industry

Category: Entertainment, Ethereum, News

Blockchain Startup Musicoin Aims to Disintermediate the Music Industry

The music industry has many gatekeepers and intermediaries in the form of record labels, distributors, magazines and radio stations, which can make it difficult for musicians to get their music heard but also to be adequately remunerated for their work. Several startups are developing solutions involving blockchain technology to give musicians the ability to be directly rewarded for their work...

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Project Oaken and the Future of Ethereum-based Smart Transportation

Category: Ethereum, News, Tech

Project Oaken and the Future of Ethereum-based Smart Transportation

For over a century, automobiles have been the dominant form of transportation in the world - an efficient means of moving from place to place. Today, with the expansive growth and development taking place in many urban settings, managing traffic congestion has become one of the greatest challenges facing the public sector. With this burgeoning auto-centric culture, questions abound for...

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ETH-USD Surges on JP Morgan and Others Backing 'Enterprise Ethereum'

Category: Commentary, Ethereum, Finance, News

ETH-USD Surges on JP Morgan and Others Backing 'Enterprise Ethereum'

This week we saw the price of ether, the cryptocurrency driving the Ethereum blockchain, spiking after JP Morgan announced that it was signing a partnership with Bank Santander and BNY Mellon to develop new solutions using the Ethereum blockchain technology. Enterprise Ethereum Receives Boost from Banks On February 14, the Ether-Bitcoin exchange rate hit an 82-day high of 0.01350 on...

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Japan's Virtual Currency Quarantine may Slow Innovation

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, News, Regulation

Japan's Virtual Currency Quarantine may Slow Innovation

With China long being a hub for Bitcoin operations and trading, it was not long until other countries in Asia started to take notice. Japan is the latest country to make headlines with their new Bitcoin regulations, making the cryptocurrency, along with others, legal tender in accordance with a 'whitelist,' which will be updated frequently. While welcomed with strong optimism...

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