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Learning Passports: The EC’s Bold Plan To Mix Blockchain And Education Credentials

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Learning Passports: The EC’s Bold Plan To Mix Blockchain And Education Credentials

In a whopping 136-page report labeled Blockchain In Education, authors Alexander Grech and Anthony F. Camilleri detail several potential use cases and disruptive scenarios in which blockchain technology could be used to secure the authenticity of education credentials. One possible goal of the project could be a learning passport. This document would keep track of credentials, such as college degrees, certifications,…

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IBM, SecureKey Technologies Upload Canadian Citizen Identities to the Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

IBM, SecureKey Technologies Upload Canadian Citizen Identities to the Blockchain

IBM and SecureKey Technologies, a Toronto-based startup founded 2008, with approximately 100 employees, and offices in Boston and San Francisco, have partnered with the Canadian Federal Government and the majority of Canadian banks in a bold initiative to solve the ubiquitous problem of personal identity security and authentication. Collectively, they are building and implementing a new national identity blockchain technology…

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Industry Experts Attempt to Revitalize Blockchain and Real Estate Partnership

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, News

Industry Experts Attempt to Revitalize Blockchain and Real Estate Partnership

Although the real estate business is one of the first sectors to be targeted by blockchain technology, integration into the industry has slowed to a crawl. Redefining Innovation Every industry is considering adding blockchain technology to their way of doing business. There are few downsides when implemented correctly, and it’s the only way to show one hundred percent publicly verifiable…

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United Nations Blockchain Program to Fight Child Trafficking

Category: Blockchain, News

United Nations Blockchain Program to Fight Child Trafficking

A pilot project by the World Identity Network (WIN), the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (UN-OICT) is campaigning to help fight child trafficking around the world. The project was announced at the Humanitarian Blockchain Summit and is part of a broader effort called Blockchain for Humanity. Invisible Children The pilot…

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Furthering the Efficiency and Security of Trade Flows with the Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

Furthering the Efficiency and Security of Trade Flows with the Blockchain

Since the entry of shipping containers in the 1950’s to transports goods passing different borders, international trade has not adopted any technological advances aiding the process shipments go through. Typically, there has been little change in the way goods are transferred from one location to the other. For example, the modes of transport used in this process such as sea…

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Securing Educational Degrees On The Block: MIT’s Pilot Program

Category: Blockchain, News

Securing Educational Degrees On The Block: MIT’s Pilot Program

In a move destined to disrupt how degrees are delivered to college graduates, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently unveiled a pilot program to test the utility of using blockchain to issue degrees. Issuing Degrees on the Blockchain According to the school publication MIT News, the pilot program which commenced this summer offered 111 MIT graduates the option to…

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Energy Consumption Puts Bitcoin at a Mainstream Disadvantage

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Mining

Energy Consumption Puts Bitcoin at a Mainstream Disadvantage

Despite traditional mainstream skepticism surrounding the use of cryptocurrencies, the sheer inefficiency of conducting a single transaction puts bitcoin at a huge disadvantage. Energy Output of Recent Transactions Miners are becoming the principal consumers of energy in the growing bitcoin ecosystem. As each algorithmic problem becomes more and more complicated to solve, more machines are working longer hours in order…

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Public Sectors Moving to Digital Ledger Technology

Category: Blockchain, News

Public Sectors Moving to Digital Ledger Technology

Blockchain technology is progressively connecting brick and mortar businesses, online merchants, and private industries. This is because ledger based data creates unbiased operations and effective business management. But now government agencies are developing their own variety of Digtal Ledger Technology (DLT). Within the public sector, this blockchain system could support trusted protection of records, verifying digital evidence, and streamlining interactions…

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security To Create Bitcoin Deanonymization Tool

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

U.S. Department of Homeland Security To Create Bitcoin Deanonymization Tool

The crackdown on the darknet marketplace Silk Road and other criminal cases involving bitcoin has proven that the cryptocurrency in nature is not anonymous. Using state resources, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate stated that it intends to create a bitcoin deanonymization tool with the help of government-backed Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia, a security firm,…

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China Merchants Bank Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium

Category: Business, News

China Merchants Bank Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium

Although there are various blockchain research projects active in the world today, China Merchants Bank favors the R3 blockchain consortium. Up until this point, Chinese financial service providers have been relatively quiet when it comes to distributed ledgers. But China Merchants Bank sees the benefit of these shared ledger-based technologies for global finance.   China Warms to Blockchain, Digital Currency…

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