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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

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Interviews, News

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

Category: Blockchain, Interviews, News

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

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Regulation

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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Funderbeam Report Shows Blockchain Funding Is Growing

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Funderbeam Report Shows Blockchain Funding Is Growing

Estonia-based “stock exchange for startups” Funderbeam released its Blockchain Report 2017, which includes details on blockchain startup funding such as total funding and individual funding rounds since 2012 as well as industry funding by region, industry co-relations, top investors, and the most funded startups. Funderbeam, the world’s first primary and secondary marketplace for early-stage startup investments, uses the blockchain to…

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South Korea’s Hurdles In The Race Toward Blockchain Innovation

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South Korea’s Hurdles In The Race Toward Blockchain Innovation

FinTech progress has come to a halt in South Korea as regulators carefully try to piece together new technology with existing privacy laws. In October 2016, Financial Services Commission (FSC) Chairman Yim Jong-Yong revealed South Korea’s plans for the acceptance and regulation of bitcoin. He announced in a public speech, “The government will push for the systemization of digital currency…

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British Computer Scientists Aim to Automate Financial Regulation with Smart Contracts

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British Computer Scientists Aim to Automate Financial Regulation with Smart Contracts

Professor Philip Treleaven and his renowned financial computer science team at University College London are working on a new project that involves automating financial regulation through the application of blockchain-based smart contract technology. Treleaven and his team are assembling several technology-related components to create what Treleaven has coined core “regtech,” which enables the automation of financial regulation processes such as…

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