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China’s Largest Taxi-Hailing App Will Soon Get a Blockchain-Based Counterpart

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China’s Largest Taxi-Hailing App Will Soon Get a Blockchain-Based Counterpart

Weiying Chen, the founder of Kuaidi Dache, announced on May 28, 2018, that a blockchain-run cab-hailing app is in the works. The entrepreneur had previously allied with Didi, another ride-hailing app, and scaled the merged entity to China’s number one ride-hailing company – Didi Chuxing – with a valuation of over $1 billion. Blockchain Taxis May Soon Run in China…

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21 FinTech Firms Sign up to Make CEZA a Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Hub

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21 FinTech Firms Sign up to Make CEZA a Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Hub

At least 21 offshore companies in the FinTech sector have signed up with the Cagayan Special Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) after the CEZA Fintech Summit 2018 in the Philippines. Some of the FinTech companies that are seeking to set shop on the Cagayan Special Economic Zone in Northern Luzon are Madison Blockchain Strategy Investment, ANX International – a FinTech company…

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China May Soon Dominate Blockchain Market: Aims To Overtake USA

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China May Soon Dominate Blockchain Market: Aims To Overtake USA

Move over, USA? China may soon be the big dog on the blockchain market. China is positioning itself as the dominant player in blockchain after taking over the number one spot for the most number of blockchain patents. “This technology has the potential to have a great impact on everything we do and will definitely be threaded through all technology…

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Hullcoin: Can Local Currency Help Stimulate Hull’s Economy?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Finance, News, Tech

Hullcoin: Can Local Currency Help Stimulate Hull’s Economy?

Volunteers and community workers may soon be able to get rewarded for doing “socially-useful tasks” thanks to a blockchain technology that rewards individuals effort with Hullcoins, of which can be exchanged for discounts at local retailers. Social Good and Local Currencies The idea, which had its inception in 2014, is being spearheaded in Hull, England and was first envisioned by…

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New European Privacy Laws Could Spell Doom for Blockchain Businesses

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News, Regulation

New European Privacy Laws Could Spell Doom for Blockchain Businesses

A new set of regulations concerning data protection could have a negative impact on blockchain applications in the European Union (EU). One of the fundamental operational premises of most blockchain-based applications is in danger of being against a new European law on privacy. The record of transactions on most blockchains can be viewed by the network participants. These records are…

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Auckland University Professor: Government Must Regulate Bitcoin & Ethereum

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Auckland University Professor: Government Must Regulate Bitcoin & Ethereum

In an interview with Interest.co.nz, Alex Sims, professor and head of the commercial law department at Auckland University, a prestigious education and research institution in New Zealand, stated that the government must legitimize Bitcoin and leading blockchain networks like Ethereum first before attempting to the facilitate the growth of its blockchain sector. Sims emphasized it is necessary for the New…

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Blockstream Satellite Ignites Bitcoin Access

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Blockstream Satellite Ignites Bitcoin Access

On August 15, Blockstream, a leading provider of blockchain technologies, launched Blockstream Satellite, an innovative service that provides free access to the Bitcoin network. It will target an estimated four billion people currently not connected to the internet, due to lack of availability or affordability. Blockstream Satellite broadcasts real-time Bitcoin blockchain data from satellites in space, delivering availability across two…

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Harnessing The Power of Decentralization: Max Borders of Social Evolution Speaks

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Harnessing The Power of Decentralization: Max Borders of Social Evolution Speaks

As the founder and Executive Director of Social Evolution, Max Borders is relentlessly seeking to liberate people and resolve social problems through innovation. Much of what drives him has been informed by his work as co-founder of the Voice & Exit event and as the former editor at the libertarian non-profit Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). Max is a futurist,…

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Over One Third of Startups in Second Cohort of FCA’s Fintech Sandbox Are Building Blockchain Solutions

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Over One Third of Startups in Second Cohort of FCA’s Fintech Sandbox Are Building Blockchain Solutions

The UK’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has announced the second cohort of its fintech sandbox on June 15. Out of the 24 startups joining this year’s cohort, nine are developing solutions using blockchain technology, which is a testament to the potential that the FCA sees for this new technology to play a major role in the financial…

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IBM: A Blockchain Hero of Sorts

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

IBM: A Blockchain Hero of Sorts

Almost 3,000 C-suite leaders in executive positions were surveyed by IBM for their input regarding the topic of the blockchain, in the most comprehensive report on business sentiment regarding the technology. They were given a chance to discuss operational plans, revenue projections, and overall industry shifts. According to the results, one third of these C-Suite executives are currently using or…

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