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African Startups to Leverage Blockchain Technology in Tackling Land Fraud

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

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

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

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

Category: Blockchain, Business, Commentary, Finance, News, Tech

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

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News, Regulation

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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Moscow Launching Pilot Program for Blockchain-Based E-Voting Platform

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Moscow Launching Pilot Program for Blockchain-Based E-Voting Platform

Just months after Russian President Vladimir expressed interest in blockchain technology and issuing a national cryptocurrency, the government has announced the pilot test of a new blockchain-based local voting system. Moscow’s Active Citizen Initiative A press statement issued by the Russian government on December 4, 2017, reveals that this new voting platform is a venture to make Moscow’s Active Citizen…

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Merging Blockchain and IoT: A Match Made in Heaven

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Merging Blockchain and IoT: A Match Made in Heaven

The Internet of Things (IoT) market has been on an upward trend in 2017. Those in the sector have been using the term as a catch-all phrase for everything from home automation to smart urban planning for a few years now. With an estimated 20.4 billion internet connected devices expected to be in use by 2020 though, many question the…

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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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