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Decred’s Politeia Challenge: An Overview of the Winners

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Decred’s Politeia Challenge: An Overview of the Winners

Following the second birthday of Decred (DCR) on February 8, 2018, the Politeia challenge took place on February 10 in Austin, Texas, which showcased use cases of Politeia from contestants. The timestamped file system allows data and proposals to be stored off-chain (but anchored to the Decred chain). The Politeia platform was launched December 8, 2017, heavily inspired by Peter…

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Governance Crisis leads Forbes Columnist to Believe Bitcoin Will Head to Zero

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Governance Crisis leads Forbes Columnist to Believe Bitcoin Will Head to Zero

An analyst has sounded the death bell for Bitcoin in an article published February 12, 2018. Posted on Forbes online, Adam Ozimek has again bet against bitcoin, speculating that the worst is far from over. Pointing to the recent 50 percent tumble in value as indicative of a nightmare stock, not a “storehouse of value,” Ozimek reiterated his previous predictions…

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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’s Future As The Future Of Democracy

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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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Japan’s Government to Test Blockchain System Q1 2018

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Japan’s Government to Test Blockchain System Q1 2018

Japan’s government, on the frontier of digital currency adoption, has announced it will be implementing data storage technology borrowed from Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies “to update how individuals and companies interact electronically with government” with an objective of upgrading information security and simultaneously saving money on administrative costs. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications will commence testing of a…

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World Economic Forum Calls for Better Blockchain Governance

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World Economic Forum Calls for Better Blockchain Governance

The World Economic Forum published a paper about how better governance structures can realize the huge potential of the Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The article, written by Don and Alex Tapscott, gives a thrilling overview of the governance of blockchains and the Internet and outlines how it can be improved. The World Economic Forum (WEF), one of the most powerful lobby…

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PIVX Puts Users at the Forefront of Governance

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PIVX Puts Users at the Forefront of Governance

The privacy-focused cryptocurrency, PIVX, announced a change in its voting system to ensure true decentralization, putting users at the forefront of governance. Since the inception of Bitcoin, it could be argued that blockchain consensus has slowly veered away from the principle of decentralization. In the case of Bitcoin, with the miners unwilling to adopt the SegWit upgrade and a division…

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Tim Draper To Invest in Tezos’ Blockchain Governance Platform

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Tim Draper To Invest in Tezos’ Blockchain Governance Platform

Tim Draper has announced that he will participate in the Tezos ICO. Draper is the third generation in a line of Silicon Valley venture capitalists. He is a founding partner of Draper Associates and Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). His father was an early investor in Skype and owned 10 percent of the company when it was sold to eBay for…

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Charting FERMAT’s Next Leap Forward

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Charting FERMAT’s Next Leap Forward

Fermat, the decentralized, open-source project is fueling a movement called the “Internet of People (IoP),” has released a new distributed governance model inspired by the cryptocurrency known as Dash. It features an embedded voting system, which includes community-cancelable contracts. Launched in April 2016, Fermat is building an infrastructure with a global map of everyone within the community with verified proof…

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BloqLabs is Born, Bridging Enterprises With Open Source

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BloqLabs is Born, Bridging Enterprises With Open Source

Jeff Garzik and Matthew Roszak’s Bloq continues to evolve into a foundation for professionalism, experimentation, and standard-setting in the blockchain community with its newly baptized BloqLabs. If Blockchain Technology is the new Superman in the Information Technology field, then petty bickering and immaturity amongst developers and entrepreneurs are the kryptonite that has defiled this budding industry. From the beginning, an…

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