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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

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Initial Coin Offering, MovieCoin, Designed Specifically For Hollywood

Category: Blockchain, Entertainment, News

Initial Coin Offering, MovieCoin, Designed Specifically For Hollywood

Christopher Woodrow, the producer responsible for several popular movies including the Oscar-winning “Birdman,” is currently looking to integrate cryptocurrencies into the movie industry. He believes that Hollywood can vastly benefit from blockchain technology and is now spearheading an attempt to unite the two. MovieCoin: ICO for the Film Industry Work is now underway to bring a new blockchain-based token “MovieCoin”…

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Bitcoin Price Hits All-Time High as Institutional Investors Move In: Week in Review Nov 20

Category: News, News Digest

Bitcoin Price Hits All-Time High as Institutional Investors Move In: Week in Review Nov 20

The price of bitcoin hit a new all-time high over $8,000 on some international exchanges as it comes apparent that Wall Street is about to enter the cryptocurrency market in a big way. On November 16, CEO and co-founder of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong, announced that Coinbase will launch custodial service for institutional investors who want to invest in bitcoin (BTC),…

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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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First Successful Bitcoin-Litecoin Cross-Chain Transaction Completed

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

First Successful Bitcoin-Litecoin Cross-Chain Transaction Completed

On November 16, 2017, Lightning Labs completed the first BTC-LTC, cross-chain, atomic swap over the Bitcoin and Litecoin testnets. Amazing, right? But wait, what exactly is an atomic swap? Well, let’s say Xena wants to trade one bitcoin to Zeke in exchange for 100 litecoins. You may question Xena’s sanity. However, she is savvy enough to realize that, if she…

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Brave Payments Uses the Blockchain To Monetize YouTubers Content

Category: Blockchain, Entertainment, News

Brave Payments Uses the Blockchain To Monetize YouTubers Content

Brave, the free browser, recently released their new payment platform geared towards content creators. The platform, named Brave Payments, allows fans of a YouTube channel to support their favorite creators directly. Varied Revenue Streams to Supplement Advertisements A large number of people run ad-blocking software, denying YouTubers any advertising revenue from them. The payment platform also enables these users to…

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Fulfilling A Diverse Ecosystem of Coins: Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Fulfilling A Diverse Ecosystem of Coins: Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin

Now that the dust has settled between the rise and crash of bitcoin cash (BCH), a closer examination of the crypto ecosystem reveals what’s really at stake. Although the politics behind BCH and bitcoin have engendered division, the two currencies can and should exist in the same realm. Extend this analysis across all coins, allowing bad-seeds to weed themselves out,…

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Experty To Disrupt $470 billion Consulting Industry Through Decentralized Platform

Category: ICO News

Experty To Disrupt $470 billion Consulting Industry Through Decentralized Platform

The consulting industry is a $470 billion industry and quickly growing, but despite its move into the digital world, consultations are still stuck in the prehistoric age. Why is it that every time there is a problem with your computer, you have to drive down to the computer store just to know what’s wrong with it? Why do plumbers have to…

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Blockchain’s Future As The Future Of Democracy

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, News

Blockchain’s Future As The Future Of Democracy

Blockchain technology can revolutionize and optimize democracies in ways that will change the fabric of our societies for the better. It seems only a matter of time until democracies move on-chain.    Blockchain Offers Fixes When Democracy Needs Them Most Over the past several thousand years, one of the most rousing trends in human civilization has been our collective and…

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How Will Traders and Investors Fare Going Forward as a Cryptocurrency Civil War Gets Underway

Category: Commentary

How Will Traders and Investors Fare Going Forward as a Cryptocurrency Civil War Gets Underway

Cryptocurrency is fundamentally a form of digital money designed to be secure, counterfeit-free, trackable, quasi-anonymous, and supported by the dynamics of supply and demand without the influence of any centralized authority. Cryptocurrency essentially seeks to take economic power from governments and the traditional financial institutions to create a global economic landscape that levels the playing field for all actors. One…

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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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