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Harnessing The Power of Decentralization: Max Borders of Social Evolution Speaks

Category: Blockchain, Interviews, News

Harnessing The Power of Decentralization: Max Borders of Social Evolution Speaks

As the founder and Executive Director of Social Evolution, Max Borders is relentlessly seeking to liberate people and resolve social problems through innovation. Much of what drives him has been informed by his work as co-founder of the Voice & Exit event and as the former editor at the libertarian non-profit Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). Max is a futurist,…

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“PharmacyCoin:” Will It Catch On In The UK?

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

“PharmacyCoin:” Will It Catch On In The UK?

Arun Nadarasa has a fascinating journey – a long fortuitous path that has led to his current intellectual challenge involving the world of cryptocurrency. Born in France, he moved to the UK with his parents in 2002 and began his Pharmacy at the University of Bath four years later. He first started working as working a community pharmacist in 2013…

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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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Accenture Backs Blockchain Technology as Next Aviation Sector Disruptor

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

Accenture Backs Blockchain Technology as Next Aviation Sector Disruptor

Leading global professional services company Accenture is backing blockchain technology as one of the next major disruptors in the aerospace sector. The firm believes the technology will be fully applicable to the aviation industry in the next two years and will lead to improved time and cost management. Speaking at the 2017 Paris Air Show, John Schmidt, Head of Aerospace…

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Papua New Guinea’s Central Bank Investigate Into Blockchain to Improve Financial Inclusion

Category: Blockchain, Finance, News

Papua New Guinea’s Central Bank Investigate Into Blockchain to Improve Financial Inclusion

Australian financial experts and institutions are collaborating with the Bank of Papua New Guinea to utilize Bitcoin’s blockchain technology to improve financial inclusion within the country. The Australian government and its financial contractors have allocated $200,000 for the development of blockchain technology to develop an alternative banking system for Papua New Guinea. Considering that only around 15 percent of the…

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South Korea’s Hurdles In The Race Toward Blockchain Innovation

Category: Business, News, Regulation, Tech

South Korea’s Hurdles In The Race Toward Blockchain Innovation

FinTech progress has come to a halt in South Korea as regulators carefully try to piece together new technology with existing privacy laws. In October 2016, Financial Services Commission (FSC) Chairman Yim Jong-Yong revealed South Korea’s plans for the acceptance and regulation of bitcoin. He announced in a public speech, “The government will push for the systemization of digital currency…

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Australian University Rolls Out Blockchain-based Student Record System

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Australian University Rolls Out Blockchain-based Student Record System

The University of Melbourne is rolling out a blockchain-based student record system, one of the first in the world to utilize the technology behind Bitcoin in this way. Working in conjunction with U.S. blockchain startup Learning Machine and the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, the University will test Blockcerts, the blockchain-based micro-credential system. The University of Melbourne is…

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Why the EU is Investing $540,000 in Blockchain Development and Pilot Test

Category: Blockchain, News, Regulation

Why the EU is Investing $540,000 in Blockchain Development and Pilot Test

The European Union (EU) has decided to invest $540,000 in the formation of the EU Blockchain Observatory to formulate efficient regulations and policies for companies and startups leading blockchain development. In an official statement released on April 18, the EU stated that the budget would be used to fund the EU Blockchain Observatory for two years. During that period, EU…

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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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MetaX Launches adChain To Fight Ad Fraud With Blockchain Technology

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

MetaX Launches adChain To Fight Ad Fraud With Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology is currently being trialed and implemented to disrupt the status quo of systems, processes, and business models in a broad range of industries. From financial services, supply chain management, and cyber security to cloud storage, the music industry and even the philanthropy sector, the distributed ledger technology is poised to change the way data of any kind is…

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