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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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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

Category: Business, Finance, News, Tech

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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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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Hackers Pounce on Coding Error, Steal Over $400,000 of Zcoin

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Hackers Pounce on Coding Error, Steal Over $400,000 of Zcoin

On Friday, February 17, the community manager of the cryptocurrency Zcoin (XZC), Reuben Yap, announced in a blog post the discovery of a bug in the anonymous altcoin’s coding that allowed a hacker to get away with over $400,000 worth of cryptocurrency. According to Zcoin’s statement, “a typographical error on a single additional character in code allowed an attacker to...

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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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AI Hedge Fund Numerai Issues One Million ‘Numeraire’ Tokens to its 12,000 Data Scientists

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

AI Hedge Fund Numerai Issues One Million ‘Numeraire’ Tokens to its 12,000 Data Scientists

Traditionally, hedge funds have been run by seasoned investment managers who have been strategically picking financial securities and assets to invest in to generate absolute returns for their investors. In the last ten years, many hedge funds moved on from the traditional model to leverage new technologies such as algorithmic trading, high-frequency trading, artificial intelligence, among others. San Francisco-based hedge...

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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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Blockchain Startup Everledger Aims to Stop Spread of Conflict Diamonds

Category: Business, News, Tech

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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