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Blockchain Expo 2018: Unlocking the Internet of Value • April 18-19, 2018

Blockchain Expo will be arriving in London’s Olympia on 18-19 April, bringing together more than 1,500 people across key industries…

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Will Blockchain Be the Dawn of Automobiles 2.0?

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Will Blockchain Be the Dawn of Automobiles 2.0?

Only a decade since its first application, blockchain technology is already being hailed as a revolutionary development. Even though it was only originally known for powering bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, its influence has already reached the financial, trade and media sectors in full force. Now, it turns out, blockchain could also usher in a new era for the automotive industry….

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5 Key Areas Where Small Business Can Benefit From Blockchain Technology

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5 Key Areas Where Small Business Can Benefit From Blockchain Technology

The benefits of blockchain technology have been widely evangelized across all sectors, but many small business owners may be unaware as to what it can do for them. Further, many are still unaware as to how easy it is to implement the innovation into their business operations. Integrating Blockchain Technology into Your Business This development is particularly the case for…

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BMW Looks to the Blockchain to Prove Ethical Sourcing of Cobalt

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BMW Looks to the Blockchain to Prove Ethical Sourcing of Cobalt

Just about two-thirds of the world’s supply of cobalt originate from the Democratic Republic of Congo wherein about one-fifth of this cobalt supply come from what are known as “artisanal mines,” or in other words unregulated mining operations. Within these mines, it is not uncommon to find children who have been forced to forgo education, play and other important aspects…

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African Startups to Leverage Blockchain Technology in Tackling Land Fraud

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African Startups to Leverage Blockchain Technology in Tackling Land Fraud

Many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have functioning land registry systems. As a result, double-ownership and sundry forms of land dispute are a common occurrence in these countries. The inadequate land use framework also provides an avenue for collusion between powerful individuals/corporations and government agencies to acquire land illegally. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the…

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CEO Reveals Bank of America Has Many Blockchain Patents

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CEO Reveals Bank of America Has Many Blockchain Patents

The vast majority of Wall Street-affiliated institutions have been larger promoters of the technology behind cryptocurrency: “Blockchain without bitcoin” is now the new mantra. Bank of America Remains Skeptical However, November 2017 changed a few minds as temptation rose dramatically on the back of Bitcoin’s massive growth. Other cryptocurrencies including Ripple, Litecoin, and Ethereum, were also incurring quick gains and…

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Skeptical Approach Being Taken By Veterans Affairs to Blockchain

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Skeptical Approach Being Taken By Veterans Affairs to Blockchain

While there has been a lot of buzz surrounding blockchain technology in recent times when it comes to the mainstream media and the general public, it is something that has been around for some years. Strengthening Security Standards The government has already implemented different aspects of the technology in a variety of departments. For example, the Office for the National…

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Bitcoin’s Underlying Technology is Moving to the Dutch Public Service

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Bitcoin’s Underlying Technology is Moving to the Dutch Public Service

Speaking at a Blockchain Symposium in Singapore on November 16, 2017, Koen Lukas Hartog, the Program Manager of blockchainpilots.nl, described the ongoing efforts of the Dutch government to reconcile public infrastructures with blockchain technology. Round of Pilots Give Promising Results The first round of tests began in May 2016, with the relevant government organizations working alongside experts to assess the…

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Blockchain is No Longer a Proof of Concept

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Blockchain is No Longer a Proof of Concept

With blockchain projects and groups forming worldwide in the last few years, these projects have finally moved past being simple case studies, and have become viable products to disrupt their respective industries. Big Year Ahead 2018 is already ramping up to be a big year, with plenty of bullish predictions made in regards to Bitcoin regulation. The digital currency will…

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Lawmaker Introduce Four Blockchain Bills To New York State Assembly

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Lawmaker Introduce Four Blockchain Bills To New York State Assembly

Blockchain Technology has been in existence for several years with the first instance of a cryptographically secured chain of blocks completed by Stuart Haber and W. Scott Stornetta in 1991. The Blockchain is built upon a peer-to-peer network and a distributed time stampingserver. While it is true that Stuart Haber and Scott Stornetta were some of the first to work…

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2017: The Year the World Discovered Who Really Controls Bitcoin

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2017: The Year the World Discovered Who Really Controls Bitcoin

What most of the Bitcoin community should have learned in 2017, it it weren’t obvious before, is that miners do not control the Bitcoin network. So who is in control? Everybody, and nobody. Tribalism over Block Size On May 23, 2017, the Digital Currency Group announced in their New York Agreement that they’d formed a majority mining cartel that, at…

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