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MasterCard’s Blockchain Adoption to Stimulate B2B Exchanges

Category: Blockchain, Finance, News

MasterCard’s Blockchain Adoption to Stimulate B2B Exchanges

In October 2017, MasterCard began offering access to their blockchain technology as an alternative to conventional methods of transactions. The announcement came following the surge in cryptocurrency popularity this year. Digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, have been using the same technology as their framework since 2009. Mastercard and IBM MasterCard has been reportedly working on implementing blockchain into their existing…

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No Need for War Between Bitcoin, Ethereum: The Future Collaborative “Web” of Cryptocurrencies

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, News

No Need for War Between Bitcoin, Ethereum: The Future Collaborative “Web” of Cryptocurrencies

There will be more collaboration than competition in the coming brave new world of cryptocurrencies. Different chains will work together, not against each other. Collaborative Trends Humans tend toward oversimplified, all-or-nothing thinking. This tendency manifested itself in the crypto space in the form of tribalism; Ethereum will beat Bitcoin, Lisk is the Ethereum-killer, Monero’s far superior to Zcash. You get…

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Ethereum-Based Omise to Process McDonald’s Thailand Payments

Category: Business, Ethereum, Finance, News

Ethereum-Based Omise to Process McDonald’s Thailand Payments

Omise, the Ethereum-based payment gateway infrastructure provider, has entered into a strategic partnership with McDonald’s Thailand to implement its exclusive payments gateway onto www.mcdonalds.co.th and the McDelivery Thailand mobile app. Since 2013, Omise has been collaborating with local financial institutions, banks, and fintech service providers in Thailand and Japan to create a cross-bank and cross-network blockchain-based financial platform. After launching…

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Startups are Using Ethereum’s Blockchain to Combat Ticket Touting and Fraud

Category: Business, Ethereum, News

Startups are Using Ethereum’s Blockchain to Combat Ticket Touting and Fraud

To combat increasing ticket touting, fraud, and counterfeiting, startups are utilizing leading blockchain networks including Bitcoin and Ethereum to create immutable and unalterable platforms to process the sale and distribution of tickets. The greatest advantages of cryptocurrencies and decentralized blockchain networks are their distributed nature and immutability. Since blockchain networks are operated by nodes and consensus protocols within a distributed…

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LON Becomes First Regulated Bank in the World to Sell Bitcoin Through ATMs

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

LON Becomes First Regulated Bank in the World to Sell Bitcoin Through ATMs

Hranilnica LON, a Slovenian savings bank better recognized as LON, will officially become the first regulated bank in the world to sell bitcoin directly from its existing ATMs. On September 25, during a corporate press conference which was livestreamed on various social media platforms, LON introduced its latest bitcoin service integrated into its ATMs that are installed and located throughout…

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Pharma Giants Use Ethereum Network to Prevent Counterfeit Medicine

Category: Blockchain, Business, Ethereum

Pharma Giants Use Ethereum Network to Prevent Counterfeit Medicine

Pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Genentech, two conglomerates with a combined market cap of over $300 billion, have introduced the MediLedger project, a blockchain platform built on top of the Ethereum protocol to prevent counterfeit medicine and pills entering large-scale supply chains of pharmaceutical companies. According to Fortune, the MediLedger Project is using Quorum, an enterprise-focused Ethereum-based smart contract platform developed…

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Study Uncovers Some Interesting Trends About Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Study Uncovers Some Interesting Trends About Bitcoin

Since its 2009 inception, bitcoin has witnessed a steady evolution in terms of its development and adoption. With each passing day, innovations are being unleashed, fueling a new normal for digital currency and the blockchain technology that undergirds it. Now, a newly released study of 1,000 Americans commissioned by LendEDU offers some interesting insights regarding bitcoin’s present and future role…

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Liquid Democracy: How Blockchain will Revolutionize Voting

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Liquid Democracy: How Blockchain will Revolutionize Voting

Developers behind Sovereign, an application that combines blockchain technology and Liquid Democracy, are hoping to inspire voters to re-enter the political sphere. A Decaying Political Machine One of the greatest political disappointments of our generation has not been the election of Donald J. Trump. His arrival has certainly been unprecedented, some may say unwelcome, but his election has been the…

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Real Estate Industry is Increasing Digital Currency Adoption

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News

Real Estate Industry is Increasing Digital Currency Adoption

Blockchain technology and its first use case, Bitcoin, is becoming progressively mainstream; there is no doubt about it. After many countries start to show their interest in developing their own digital currency systems, new companies and services are following the trend and are starting to accept Bitcoin as a payment method. Now, the real estate and the commercial property development…

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Blockchain “Smart Grid” to be Tested in Fukushima

Category: Blockchain, News

Blockchain “Smart Grid” to be Tested in Fukushima

Japanese energy company, Eneres, will demonstrate the potential for an energy-grid supported by blockchain technology. Blockchain Energy Grid Nikkei Asian Review reported on September 2 that Eneres energy company would be experimenting with blockchain technology as a means of distributing electricity. The demonstration is to be a part of a series of attempts by the Fukushima prefectural government to find…

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