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Blockchain California Bill to Recognize Blockchain Records

California Bill to Recognize Blockchain Records

California joins other states with the same bills or laws including Arizona, Vermont, and Florida. Arizona State has measures recognizing legality of crypto for tax purposes Blockchain records, smart contracts, and digital signatures will soon become legal forms of record. This may happen if a new bill before California State Assembly becomes law. These records …

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Blockchain Blockchain Technology Can Improve Gun Control

Blockchain Technology Can Improve Gun Control

A blockchain-based electronic gun safe associates with the gun owner’s personal information. Change of ownership happens in a similar way a transaction occurs on blockchain including verification. Thomas Heston, who is a public health professor at Washington State University, last year the idea of tracking of firearms using a blockchain-based databased. This is another indication …

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Blockchain RMIT Australian University offers “Developing Blockchain Strategy” blockchain course

RMIT Australian University offers “Developing Blockchain Strategy” blockchain course

In an emerging crypto industry, Blockchain is the technology which is behind cryptocurrencies. To bridge up the skills gap, the Australian University, RMIT is offering course on Blockchain for eight weeks.  Australians to obtain Blockchain course – RMIT announced An Australian University, RMIT has launched Australia’s first university Blockchain course. It is an eight-week short …

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Blockchain Microsoft announced Decentralized Digital Identities and Blockchain

Microsoft announced Decentralized Digital Identities and Blockchain

The tech giant, Microsoft announced to Blockchain-Based Decentralized Identification System Microsoft supports Decentralized Identities (DIDs) via the Microsoft Authenticator app. This initiation will solve identification challenges, enhance personal privacy, security, and control Decentralized Digital Identities (DIDs) In the Recent post, Director of Program Management, Microsoft Identity División announced Microsoft’s opinion on underlying distributed ledger technologies …

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Blockchain Digital certification of education degrees will be India’s first blockchain project

Digital certification of education degrees will be India’s first blockchain project

India will issue digital certificates of education degrees in batches commencing from 2019. The project is currently being tried under the aegis of Niti Aayog, which is a government think tank. It will be executed with Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and colleges under the Delhi University. Tamper-proof degree certificates would be the Indian government’s …

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Blockchain Singapore Airlines, KrisFlyer to launch blockchain wallet

Singapore Airlines, KrisFlyer to launch blockchain wallet

According to an official press release, the SIA Group’s KrisFlyer frequent-flyer programme is aiming to launch world’s first blockchain based airline loyalty digital wallet. The digital wallet app will involve only merchants and partners and expects to go live in about six months. SIA’s launch of KrisFlyer into digital wallet Following the hype of blockchain …

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Blockchain Blockchain Can Revolutionize the World, Says South Korea Finance Minister

Blockchain Can Revolutionize the World, Says South Korea Finance Minister

Kim Dong-Yeon, the South Korean finance minister has voiced his positive opinions for the blockchain technology and its potentials applications. South Korea’s Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon spoke positively about the potential for Blockchain while he was on trip to China last Friday. He said that “Blockchain technology can disrupt and revolutionize the world.” Yeon highlights …

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Blockchain China’s Baidu to Debut Cryptodoggis Amidst Cryptokitties Mobile App

China’s Baidu to Debut Cryptodoggis Amidst Cryptokitties Mobile App

After the launch of CryptoKitties, China’s search giant, Baidu is moving ahead with CryptoDogs. Unlike Ethereum for CryptoKitties, CryptoDogs is integrating with Achain. China is set to breed CryptoDogs instead of CryptoKitties. According to technode, Baidu’s new project CryptoDogs is still in beta version. However, it is similar to CryptoKitty, an online Pokemon-like game to …

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Blockchain Canada approves first blockchain Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

Canada approves first blockchain Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

The Ontario Securities Commission has approved Canada’s first blockchain exchange-traded fund. Harvest Portfolios, an independent Canadian investment management company, filed the preliminary paperwork for its Blockchain Technologies. Harvest Portfolios will start offering investors to trade in blockchain technologies. This is after its approval by the Ontario Securities Commission. The fund has a management fee of …

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Blockchain Blockchain and Biometrics test in air travel by Canadian government

Blockchain and Biometrics test in air travel by Canadian government

The Canadian government unveils the trial test for the application of Blockchain and Biometric for the launch of Traveller Digital Identity. Since, it was represented at recent meetings at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. The Traveller Digital Identity is aiming to explore the security and the effortless flow of the people across …

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Blockchain Status invests in Vector to create a blockchain-based messaging app

Status invests in Vector to create a blockchain-based messaging app

Status has announced a $5 million investment in New Vector the company behind Matrix.org to create industry’s largest decentralized messaging platforms. Status is developing an open-source messaging platform and mobile browser for decentralized applications (dapps). It is based on Ethereum blockchain. The platform will be reinstalling on Finney (made by Sirin Labs), world’s first blockchain …

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Blockchain Howard Schultz Starbucks former CEO chose Blockchain tech over Bitcoin

Howard Schultz Starbucks former CEO chose Blockchain tech over Bitcoin

Starbucks former CEO, Howard Schultz brought up cryptocurrency in a company’s a post-earnings conference call on Thursday. And he says that although one or more widely accepted digital currencies are coming in the next few year. Bitcoin will not be one of them saying.”I don’t believe that bitcoin is going to be a currency today …

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Blockchain CBT in London concludes pilot program to use blockchain in CV verification

CBT in London concludes pilot program to use blockchain in CV verification

The Center for Blockchain Technologies in University College London has concluded a pilot program that enabled 2016 and 2017 MSc graduates to register degree details on the blockchain. It is a pilot program meant to show how blockchain can prevent academic fraud. In the United States, for instance, fake PhDs issues every year than real …

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Blockchain Einstein exchange partners with Ubiq to facilitate private blockchain data records

Einstein exchange partners with Ubiq to facilitate private blockchain data records

Shareholders of Einstein Capital Partners Ltd will have their records stored and managed on the blockchain. However,  following a partnership between the company and Ubiq blockchain company. The project will help to merge traditional finance and record management on Einstein with emerging blockchain technology. It will allow the company to track shareholder information and later …

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Blockchain Blockchain ETFs attract $240 million in a single week

Blockchain ETFs attract $240 million in a single week

Assets of two new blockchain exchange-traded funds (ETFs) increased from $240 million a week to $164.9 million on Wednesday. Since signifying that more people are getting attracted to these kinds of cryptocurrency investments. The increase comes after several weeks of poor performance of Bitcoin’s price and cryptocurrency sell-off of about two weeks or so. Earlier …

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Blockchain Serpro wants to use blockchain to end corruption in Brazil

Serpro wants to use blockchain to end corruption in Brazil

Brazil’s national data processing company Serpro wants public and private organizations to use blockchain to do business and reduce cases of corruption in all sectors of the economy. Although the current project from Serpro lets people without bank accounts buy government bonds for the first time, the company hopes that the technology will also spread …

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Blockchain Trading Technologies International Inc teamed up with Coinbase

Trading Technologies International Inc teamed up with Coinbase

Large trading firms will be able to access both Bitcoin markets and Bitcoin futures from March this year following a partnership between Coinbase and Trading Technologies International.  Partnership between Trading Technologies International Inc & Coinbase The deal will let the institutional investors access Bitcoin spot prices and Bitcoin futures on the same screen. This means they …

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Blockchain Bank of America says it has tons of blockchain patents

Bank of America says it has tons of blockchain patents

Bank of America has more patent applications than any other firm according to its CEO Brian Moynihan. The CEO says the bank believes in the idea of distributed ledgers, smart contracts and other related ideas about blockchain, but this is not a new idea. “The question of an anonymous currency, that’s a policy question that …

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Blockchain Florida and Nebraska legally recognize two blockchain bills

Florida and Nebraska legally recognize two blockchain bills

Florida and Nebraska states have both received bills that could see regularization of use of blockchain ledgers and smart contracts. The bill in Florida was introduced to by James Grant and Jackie Toledo by on January 9. Nebraska Legislature received the bill senator Carol Blood on January 3. The two bills further reflect the desire …

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Blockchain Vermont legislator proposes a bill that attracts blockchain businesses and an e-residency program

Vermont legislator proposes a bill that attracts blockchain businesses and an e-residency program

State Sen. Alison Clarkson has introduced a bill that will allow the creation of limited liability businesses involved in blockchain and cryptocurrencies in Vermont. The new companies will be taxed by the state in any coin they make, and at a low rate of $0.01. The bill also proposes a study that could see the …

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Blockchain Sweatcoins lets you earn crypto as you work out

Sweatcoins lets you earn crypto as you work out

There are many gym and professional home workout machines today, or field workout and exercising plans. Even those using mobile applications to track data in order to optimize workouts. Although many render the benefits of helping users lose weight and build muscles, most do not offer the option to earn extra coin from the workout …

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Blockchain Colorado Senate bill proposes use of Blockchain for data security

Colorado Senate bill proposes use of Blockchain for data security

Colorado could start using blockchain to secure private data from cyber attack if a new bill recently introduced is passed. Senate Bill 086 commence on Jan 16 and will eliminate paperwork and offer strict security to Colorado agencies’ data. Additionally, a blockchain system would also solve data collection and retention issues currently in the order. …

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Blockchain Comcast Ventures is speculating on blockchain technologies

Comcast Ventures is speculating on blockchain technologies

Gil Beyda, Managing director of Comcast Ventures. The investment arm of the world’s largest media & telecom companies said, “In 2018 we’re doubling down on blockchain”. Beyda insists, for the venture capital arm of Comcast, an investment in blockchain is not opportunistic. he said, “In order to understand clearly, if the value of Bitcoin were …

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Blockchain WWF implements blockchain technology to advance tuna industry

WWF implements blockchain technology to advance tuna industry

It was energy industry in Estonia, getting involved with blockchain business and now it is WWF that is moving ahead with blockchain technology to revolutionize seafood industry. Blockchain technology to advance tuna industry Established in 1961, WWF is an international non-governmental organization proposing towards the environment preservation. However, it is the first of its kind …

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Blockchain New LocalBitcoins wallet addresses now compatible with Segwit

New LocalBitcoins wallet addresses now compatible with Segwit

LocalBitcoins, a service that allows users to search for and connect with local sellers of Bitcoins, is now offering Segwit compatible wallet address. To activate this feature, users will only need to send one last non-segwit transaction to their current receiving address. The system will generate a new address when the latest user’s address receives …

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Blockchain Elering and WePower partnership will bring energy tokenization

Elering and WePower partnership will bring energy tokenization

The era of tokenization is booming rapidly across several industries. One of the blockchain based green energy platform, WePower is teaming up with Estonian national transmission operator, Elering. The partnership announces the pilot project, aims at stimulating large-scale energy data on the blockchain technology in Estonia. Energy tokenization However, this project is first of its …

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Blockchain Chanticleer Holdings announces a reward program based on blockchain

Chanticleer Holdings announces a reward program based on blockchain

Chanticleer Holdings, a restaurant, saw its stock increase in price by 50 percent on Tuesday. Since after announcing that it is moving towards rewards programs based on the blockchain. The program, which is being done in partnership with Mobivity Holdings Corp. The makers of the award-winning platform for intelligent and personalized marketing in the real …

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Blockchain Fintech startup launches physical Bitcoin products

Fintech startup launches physical Bitcoin products

Bitcoin is going into mainstream in a rapidly growing crypto economy. Canada-based Fintech Select Ltd last month launched a physical representation of Bitcoin and SelectCoin cards. Selectcoin cryptocurrency is a blockchain based POS platform. It allows users to buy Bitcoins from retail locations. Moreover, the company provides pre-paid programs, cryptocurrency technologies, and mobile banking solutions. …

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Blockchain Simon Yu: from a broke undergrad to StormX blockchain boss

Simon Yu: from a broke undergrad to StormX blockchain boss

Chief executive of StormX blockchain venture Simon Yu, also known as Yu Byung-hoon in Korea, has made millions from his company he founded together with software developer Calvin Hsieh. The cryptocurrency, which raised $32 million in a December ICO, is a blockchain payment platform that supports employers of freelancers. About 10,000 investors came from around …

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Blockchain Stateless Rohingya citizens to get blockchain based digital IDs

Stateless Rohingya citizens to get blockchain based digital IDs

1000 citizens of Rohingya who fled Myanmar will next year get digital IDs on blockchain in a pilot project. Thus to help them receive banking and education services. The Rohingya Project will enable them to become members of the diaspora in Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia. “They are disenfranchised,” Kyri Andreou, co-founder of the  Project, …

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Blockchain Boeing patent proposes blockchain-based anti-spoofing GPS system

Boeing patent proposes blockchain-based anti-spoofing GPS system

Boeing has filed a patent suggesting how blockchain technology can help protect in-flight GPS receivers against spoofing. Filed on Thursday last week to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the anti-spoofing GPS system would act as an onboard backup to the primary system. It also would be using if the primary system becomes unavailable or …

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Blockchain French Government to allow trading unlisted securities on the blockchain

French Government to allow trading unlisted securities on the blockchain

Banking institutions and fintech companies in France can now use blockchain platforms to trade unlisted securities. Instantly following adoption of new rules targeted at improving Paris’ image as a center for financial innovation. This is according to a statement by the Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. With the new laws, there would be no need …

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Blockchain Blockchain tech could improves citizen identity, says Reform think tank

Blockchain tech could improves citizen identity, says Reform think tank

Reform think tank says in its latest report that government needs to use Blockchain tech as a new approach for citizen identity assurance in the public sector. The company says that the tech could improve security, efficiency and put the citizen at the center of identity management. They say the government’s existing identity assurance platform …

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Blockchain Cryptokitties sales hits all time high record $12million

Cryptokitties sales hits all time high record $12million

Sales on CryptoKitties decentralized marketplace, an Ethereum-based digital kitten collectibles game, have reached more than $12 million. Hence, it is proving that decentralized marketplaces can be a huge success. The Tamagotchi-like game is develop on Ethereum blockchain, with each digital kitten on sale representing a unique crypto asset. Besides, its ownership integrated onto the immutable …

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Blockchain Why Blockchain stock listings are ready to appear in Canada

Why Blockchain stock listings are ready to appear in Canada

The Canadian stock exchanges are set to welcome at least 50 firms related to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The market is junior in nature and more comfortable with risks than other parts of the world. According to CEO of GMP Capital Inc Harris Fricker in an interview with Bloomberg. The market system was more inclined towards …

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Blockchain Australian Securities Exchange is first to accept world’s first Blockchain technology

Australian Securities Exchange is first to accept world’s first Blockchain technology

Australian Security Exchange (ASX) is set to become the first exchange in the world to adopt blockchain technology in processing equity transactions to replace the current CHESS (Clearing House Electronic Subregister System). This is after Friday, December 8 announcement from the company that it will implement the new system at the end of March next …

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Blockchain Backcasting on blockchain: how big would Bitcoin blockchain need to scale up in order to dominate global transactions?

Backcasting on blockchain: how big would Bitcoin blockchain need to scale up in order to dominate global transactions?

Non-cash global transactions amount to about 522 billion and are increasing in a big way, growing by 9.1% between 2015 and 2016 alone. For Bitcoin blockchain to dominate that enormous number of transactions in the future, it will need to scale massively. But just by how much? The number of transactions corresponds to 9,722,220 transactions …

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Blockchain New Bitcoin Improvement submits Drivechain technology proposal

New Bitcoin Improvement submits Drivechain technology proposal

Bloq software developer and Hivemind chief scientist, Paul Sztorc has submitted a Drivechain technology proposal or the so called Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIP)  that enables side chains. With the new technology, which can fork into blockchain network. Since it can enable various blockchain networks to connect by adding several sidechains and mining features. Sidechains function …

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Blockchain IOTA hates Blockchain as Ethereum displeasures tangle

IOTA hates Blockchain as Ethereum displeasures tangle

IOTA is claimed to be the future Internet of Things on the blockchain, designed for fee-less micro-transactions for IoT. On IOTA, a transaction made validates two previous transactions hence speeding up network as more people participate. It is claiming to use Quantum Computer resistance cryptography for tomorrow’s hack-proof systems. It does not employ blockchain but …

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Blockchain BnkToTheFuture to launch a platform to help investors’ trade crypto equity

BnkToTheFuture to launch a platform to help investors’ trade crypto equity

BnkToTheFuture online investment platform announced it will launch, by the end of this year, a blockchain ledger-based platform that will allow investors to trade equities in cryptocurrencies. Investors will be able to buy and sell equity tokens through a technology built on top of Ethereum blockchain. BnkToTheFuture will issue a token next year to let …

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Blockchain Seoul government deals with Samsung SDA for Blockchain project

Seoul government deals with Samsung SDA for Blockchain project

The south Korea’s capital, Seoul government chooses Samsung SDS for Blockchain project. Since, it is to apply blockchain technology for whole administration to improve citizen convenience and transparency. Samsung SDS  has won the deal with the Seoul Government aiming to help its “information strategy” plan. Thus, making use of Blockchain to support administration. Likewise, public …

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Blockchain Meeting highlights benefits and challenges of blockchain technology in Africa

Meeting highlights benefits and challenges of blockchain technology in Africa

A meeting held to discuss interests of blockchain technology in Africa ended in Ethiopia on Friday. Along with many participants from different countries hearing how the technology could help less developed regions.  And also the challenges in its application. The technology, they heard, has breakthrough potential but they would need huge investments and solving of …

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Blockchain Libra blockchain startup raises $7.8 million- Series A

Libra blockchain startup raises $7.8 million- Series A

The firm announced today, the Series A funding in which the Blockchain startup Libra raises $7.8 million. The economic assets got from the unnamed family office in Europe. By circular contribution the seed-stage VC firm Liberty City Ventures, Lee Linden an early stage investor and XBTO a crypto market maker formerly functioned for Facebook. Further, …

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Blockchain Blockchain facilitates smart marriages and divorces

Blockchain facilitates smart marriages and divorces

Blockchain still allows people to do a wedding in style and register them in smart contracts long after David Mondrus and Joyce Bayo’s marriage on October 5, 2014, in a private Bitcoin conference at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The couple scanning and confirming the QR code and their marriage was written, legally on the Bitcoin …

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