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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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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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Blockchain Platform Targeting Property Management Launches in Malta

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

Blockchain Platform Targeting Property Management Launches in Malta

After 20 months of research and development, Malta is set to launch its first blockchain platform for property transfer management. In 2015, technologist David Schranz and entrepreneur Anthony Mamo founded Ledger Projects, a blockchain development startup, to help both the private and public sectors in Malta to integrate blockchain technology-based applications. “Blockchains are not merely a business opportunity, but a…

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Microsoft’s Coco To Speed Up Blockchains for Enterprise

Category: Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News

Microsoft’s Coco To Speed Up Blockchains for Enterprise

Microsoft, a company familiar with the cryptocurrency scene, announced on August 10 a new technology looking to speed up blockchain-based systems and make them more private at the same time on the enterprise level. Blockchains have always been very good at maintaining data integrity due to every participant in a network having their own copy of the ledger to verify…

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Incredible Potential Being Realized: Blockchain Experts Inspire the Public

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, Finance, News

Incredible Potential Being Realized: Blockchain Experts Inspire the Public

On July 27, in the heart of New York City’s financial district, BTCManager covered an exciting event showcasing the Blockchain’s impact on midsize companies, hosted by Blockchain consultancy firm BlockchainDriven. Panel members included an IT Application Manager at L’Oreal, who is revolutionizing the supply chain using Blockchain technology, a Vice President at MUFG Union Bank who is focusing on bringing…

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Belarus Keen to Utilize Blockchain Technology

Category: Blockchain, Finance, News

Belarus Keen to Utilize Blockchain Technology

On July 19, the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) announced plans to incorporate blockchain technology into a wide range of industries and it will start with financial services. The Belarusian Financial Sector and Blockchain Technology Following its commitment to becoming a leading European IT hub, Belarus reported the creation of an information network based on distributed ledger…

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Charting The Disruptive Future of the Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, Business, Commentary, News

Charting The Disruptive Future of the Blockchain

While blockchain technology has seen a massive uptick in interest since 2015, rarely have we taken a step back to assess its true power and potential impact on our society — people, infrastructure, design, commerce and more. So how immersed could this technology become within our lives? Given the current trajectory, it is clear that from smart homes to blockchain-enabled…

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Hyperledger Releases First Production Ready Blockchain Code For Commercial Companies

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Hyperledger Releases First Production Ready Blockchain Code For Commercial Companies

Hyperledger, an open source collaborative project led by the Linux Foundation, released its first production-ready blockchain codebase that can be utilized by large-scale commercial companies. On March 22, BTCManager reported that IBM was targeting large conglomerates with the Hyperledger Fabric. At the time, Jerry Cuomo, IBM’s Vice President of Blockchain Technologies, revealed that the company received requests from many large-scale…

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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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A Desperate Call For AI and Blockchain in Criminal Justice Throughout The World

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

A Desperate Call For AI and Blockchain in Criminal Justice Throughout The World

The blockchain is being adopted in so many industries and by several government services all around the world. Zug, Switzerland is using it for citizen identification, Maersk and Walmart are using it for supply chain tracking, and TUI Tourism Group wants to use it for hotel and tour bookings. Furthermore, governments in countries like Brazil, Sweden, and Georgia are using distributed…

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