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After the huge success of Decentralized 2017, the University of Nicosia is proud to announce that Decentralized 2018 will take…

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China’s Lufax P2P Lending Platform Eyes Blockchain Technology

Category: Blockchain, Business, Development, Finance, News, Platform

China’s Lufax P2P Lending Platform Eyes Blockchain Technology

Lufax, China’s leading peer-to-peer lending and wealth management platform, has hinted its working on integrating distributed ledger technology (DLT) into its operations to reduce cost and increase transparency, reported The South China Morning Post on November 2, 2018. Lufax Joining the Blockchain Movement Per sources close to the matter, Lufax has reportedly declared that it will be integrating blockchain technology…

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Sierra Leone and UN Agencies Use DLT to Create a National ID System

Category: Adoption, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News

Sierra Leone and UN Agencies Use DLT to Create a National ID System

Sierra Leone, the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and leading international non-profit Kiva, have recently partnered to launch a national digital identification system. According to a press release published on September 28, 2018, the new initiative will provide Sierra Leone’s seven million citizens a formal digital identity and control over their personal credit information. Unlocking…

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Brave Browser to Verify Publishers Using Civic’s Blockchain-Powered Platform

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News, Platform

Brave Browser to Verify Publishers Using Civic’s Blockchain-Powered Platform

Crytpo-fueled web browser Brave and the DLT-powered digital identity platform, Civic, have decided to work in unison to bring the latter’s KYC services to publishers on the BAT-funded web browser. Per a September 21, 2018, dated announcement during the Consumer Identity World in Seattle, verified publishers on the Brave platform will now have the option to use Civic’s KYC and…

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Coinbase Acquires Distributed Systems to Become the Facebook of Crypto

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Coinbase Acquires Distributed Systems to Become the Facebook of Crypto

In a bid to become the Facebook of the crypto sector, Coinbase, the world’s largest exchange for buying and selling digital currencies, announced the acquisition of Distributed Systems, a three-year-old startup building identity standards for dApps known as the clear protocol on August 16, 2018. The Distributed Systems team, lead by Nikhil Srinivasan, will help Coinbase to form a Facebook-style…

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Can Blockchain Technology and Video Games Inspire a Universal Basic Income?

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, Cryptocyclopedia, Tech

Can Blockchain Technology and Video Games Inspire a Universal Basic Income?

Indiana video games and virtual economies University Professor Edward Castronova published a whitepaper in 2016 about the nature of video games and the future of work. While the gaming industry is one predominantly for leisure, Castranova argued that video games will have a significant impact on the future of work as it will act as a haven for low-skilled workers…

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Ethereum Can Exist in India despite Crypto Ban, Says Cofounder Joseph Lubin

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, Development, Ethereum, News

Ethereum Can Exist in India despite Crypto Ban, Says Cofounder Joseph Lubin

Ethereum cofounder Joseph Lubin has stated that the world’s second largest blockchain network offers a lot more than merely transfer of value through cryptocurrency. Speaking to LiveMint during a July 23, 2018, visit to India, Lubin said that Ethereum is the only genuinely decentralized network apart from bitcoin and that it offers a world of possibilities in India including cloud…

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Australian Government Allocates AU$700,000 to Develop Blockchain-powered Welfare Payments

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Australian Government Allocates AU$700,000 to Develop Blockchain-powered Welfare Payments

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), an Australian government division that facilitates government information and services online, will explore new ways in which blockchain technology can deliver government services, given the AU$700,000 ($525,710) allocated in the 2018-19 budget. To start with, DTA will spearhead its study with an aim to bring into play blockchain technology for distribution welfare payments. The government…

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Upcoming Social-Sharing Cryptocurrency Platform To Utilize Blockchain-Based ID Verification System

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Upcoming Social-Sharing Cryptocurrency Platform To Utilize Blockchain-Based ID Verification System

Concerns over data privacy have risen over the past few years, with Facebook’s recent data breach scandal only confirming the grave expanse of the problem. As proved, social networks have become an indispensable part of the average person’s routine, regardless of the vast amounts of data the companies collect. An upcoming company is aiming to solve this issue using the…

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Bahrain Turns to the Blockchain for Creating “World-Class” Driver License Issuance System

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Bahrain Turns to the Blockchain for Creating “World-Class” Driver License Issuance System

Widely-regarded as a game changer, the blockchain finds itself new use-cases seemingly every day, permeating as much more than a mere cryptocurrency feature. While its most obvious implementations may be that of making supply chain or financial markets more accountable and efficient, several projects prove otherwise, using the blockchain to track tuna or dispense beer. Bahrain’s Blockchain Push On May…

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Blockchain-vended Beer Can Soon Become a Reality

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Blockchain-vended Beer Can Soon Become a Reality

After the burgeoning of the cryptocurrency sector in 2017, the industry’s next step to move forward with working products, and real world uses-cases that propel blockchain technology and its related sectors as a whole forward. With this in mind, blockchain-based identity verification (IDV) platform Civic shall unveil a fully functional beer vending machine, which verifies identities via the Ethereum blockchain,…

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