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Distributed Ledger Technology and the UK’s Public Sector

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, News, Tech

Distributed Ledger Technology and the UK’s Public Sector

The UK has long been viewed as accommodating toward cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, with a number of blockchain startups based therein as well as the creation of conducive regulatory conditions, such as the FCA’s FinTech sandbox. However, the country is also looking to distributed ledger technology to better its public services, with the most recent effort concentrated towards the justice…

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Blockchain Technology is Transforming the Indie Game Industry

Category: Altcoins, Entertainment, News

Blockchain Technology is Transforming the Indie Game Industry

Today, the mobile game industry is being overruled by enterprises like Google Play Store or Apple App Store. But now there is someone who wants to challenge this monopoly. Otto Von Nostitz is the president and co-founder of Xhai Studios, and he is convinced he can break up with the enterprise’s domain and completely disrupt the way we consume and…

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Blockchain FX Startup Cobalt Attracts Citadel Securities and XTX Markets to its Service

Category: Blockchain, Business, Finance, News

Blockchain FX Startup Cobalt Attracts Citadel Securities and XTX Markets to its Service

UK-based fintech startup Cobalt has added electronic trading houses Citadel Securities and XTX Markets to its impressive list of participants who have committed to become users of its new blockchain-based institutional forex settlements platform. Cobalt has developed a post-trade processing system for the currency market that utilizes distributed ledger technology to increase the processing time for trades as well as…

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Lockheed Martin First Defense Contractor To Utilize Blockchain Technology

Category: Business, News, Tech

Lockheed Martin First Defense Contractor To Utilize Blockchain Technology

Maryland-based defense contractor Lockheed Martin has entered into an agreement with cyber security company Guardtime Federal in order to incorporate various digital security elements including Guardtime’s blockchain-based infrastructure to improve its systems engineering processes, supply chain management, and software development efforts. The contracted collaboration between Lockheed Martin and Guardtime Federal comes as a result of around two years of research…

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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

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

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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Litecoin’s SegWit Activation Imminent: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 17

Category: News, News Digest

Litecoin’s SegWit Activation Imminent: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 17

It has been another interesting week for the cryptocurrency community. Litecoin is coming closer to activating SegWit, which, if successful, could act as a powerful use case for a potential SegWit soft fork for bitcoin in the near future. Stellar has also expanded its footprint and galvanized its place in the world of blockchain, pioneering a way to pay coffee…

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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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Ubitquity to Pioneer Government-backed Blockchain-based Land Records in Brazil

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

Ubitquity to Pioneer Government-backed Blockchain-based Land Records in Brazil

Ubitquity LLC, a real estate startup, is set to be the first company to partner with a Brazilian government institution to develop a blockchain-based land records application. This new application aims to bring secure and cheaper property deeds storage and tracking across the country and South America. To streamline and address this costly problem going forward, Ubitquity has created a…

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US Health Regulators to Work on Securing Health Records on the Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, News, Regulation, Tech

US Health Regulators to Work on Securing Health Records on the Blockchain

US regulators and government agencies have been eyeing blockchain technology to build robust and transparent data processing platforms for various industries since 2015. The country’s Health and Human Services Department (HHS) plans to be the first government agency to implement the blockchain to secure health records. Earlier in 2017, executives from the healthcare industry predicted the debut of the blockchain…

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