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Blockchain Chinese based firm Xunlei has launched its proprietary Blockchain platform called ThunderChain

Chinese based firm Xunlei has launched its proprietary Blockchain platform called ThunderChain

The NASDAQ listed cloud network provider and Chinese based firm Xunlei is launching proprietary blockchain platform. On Friday, during a press event in Beijing, the firm declares the opening of blockchain platform. It is named as “ThunderChain”, Basically, it is designed to enable developers for constructing decentralization applications. ThunderChain is a new and advancing blockchain product which …

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Blockchain Crypto and Blockchain Tech Can Help Facebook Recover from Massive Data Scandal

Crypto and Blockchain Tech Can Help Facebook Recover from Massive Data Scandal

Rachel Wolfson, a contributor at Forbes says Facebook might want to start looking at the prospects of implementing blockchain and cryptocurrency right away given that the #DeleteFacebook hashtag continues to gain traction – it appeared more than 10,000 times within a two-hour period on Twitter after the data scandal involving Cambridge Analytica.    Cambridge Analytica …

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Blockchain First EU Blockchain Hackathon to Help in Fighting Fake Products

First EU Blockchain Hackathon to Help in Fighting Fake Products

The hackathon will bring together teams, companies, and authorities in order to collaborate to fight counterfeit and fake products and services. The teams will compete in three challenges and the winner will bag €100,000 The European Union of Intellectual Property (EUIPO) is, through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, organizing the first-ever …

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Blockchain Mastercard to Use Blockchain Tech to Safeguard Identity Data

Mastercard to Use Blockchain Tech to Safeguard Identity Data

Mastercard applied for a system that helps improve system accuracy when recording data on the blockchain, by blocking fake data. The system helps improve verification and avoid possible fabrication of personal identity data.   Mastercard applied for a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last Thursday, for a technology to help safeguard …

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Blockchain Austin City Hopes Blockchain Helps to End Homelessness

Austin City Hopes Blockchain Helps to End Homelessness

Austin is developing a blockchain technology system for registry of refugees in the city. This will help improve service delivery. The country sees more than 7000 people living on the streets according to last year data by ECHO.   Austin city in Texas wants to use blockchain in protecting the identity of the homeless in …

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Blockchain Samsung Is Now Using Blockchain Technology for Shipments Tracking

Samsung Is Now Using Blockchain Technology for Shipments Tracking

Nowadays the technologies are more into providing quick shipments of phones and chips. Samsung is now using blockchain technology to keep a track of its huge global shipments as well as to reduce its shipping cost by 20 percent. The Samsung Group is the first ever global manufacturers to utilize distributed ledgers in its operations. …

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Blockchain Payment Giant Mastercard Is Hiring 175 Blockchain Specialists

Payment Giant Mastercard Is Hiring 175 Blockchain Specialists

MasterCard, the payment giant is aiming to hire 175 new employees as technology developers. On placement, employees will be based in Ireland to perform a role of blockchain specialists, Data scientists, software engineer, cloud infrastructure and security experts. Mastercard which had halt cryptocurrency purchases via credit card in early 2017 is calling crypto enthusiast to …

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Blockchain Perth-Based DigitalX Ltd Launches Cryptocurrency Investment Fund

Perth-Based DigitalX Ltd Launches Cryptocurrency Investment Fund

DigitalX is also partnering with media company Multiplier to launch websites for disseminating news and information about cryptocurrencies. It joins other companies such as BitCar and Mint that are already running crypto projects.    DigitalX Ltd, a blockchain technology company based in Perth has launched an investment fund for cryptocurrencies and website that provide news …

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Blockchain China’s Blockchain Industrial Park Partially Funded by Government

China’s Blockchain Industrial Park Partially Funded by Government

Third of the funds for the Blockchain Industrial Park comes from the government. The park will support innovations in blockchain in the country. China is building a Hangzhou Blockchain Industrial Park worth of 10 bln yuan (around $1.6 bln) investment according to an announcement during the opening ceremony of the park yesterday. The Xiongan Global Blockchain …

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Blockchain Power Team and Wellsite to Partner in Middle East Crudecoin Blockchain Deal

Power Team and Wellsite to Partner in Middle East Crudecoin Blockchain Deal

The new deal will see Power Team use Wellsite technologies to serve their customers better and efficiently including by reducing transaction costs. Co-founder of Power Team also joins the advisory team for the Crudecoin project. Power Team will use Wellsite’s distributed blockchain technologies to offer new ways to energy companies. And also to manage their …

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Blockchain Blockchain Automation Changing the Crypto Payment Space

Blockchain Automation Changing the Crypto Payment Space

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies present an opportunity for companies to reduce costs of operations and cross-border payments. However, since only a few merchants and people are actually using crypto for payments, there is need to do more to popularize the tech for instance through integration with POS platforms.    Automation has been changing the way companies …

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Blockchain IBM joins Sovrin foundation to build decentralized identity system.

IBM joins Sovrin foundation to build decentralized identity system.

International Business Machines Corporation is associated with a private, non-profit organization named Sovrin Foundation. It is exploring to build a global decentralized identity system that is based on Blockchain technology. Different Reviews: Phil Windley, Chairperson of Sovrin Foundation asserted that “The blue-chip U.S computing firm will join the non-profit as a “founding steward” that dedicates …

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Blockchain Foxconn Planning for a Crypto-Friendly Blockchain Phone

Foxconn Planning for a Crypto-Friendly Blockchain Phone

Foxconn joins other companies working on blockchain phones such as BitVault and Zippie. It hopes to ship the first 25 K units this October and a few million units this year and then partner with mobile operators.    World’s largest manufacturer of electronics for hire Foxconn Technology Group is planning to manufacture a blockchain phone …

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Blockchain Line messaging app with Blockchain Subsidiary to launch in South Korea

Line messaging app with Blockchain Subsidiary to launch in South Korea

Line app is planning to use the new subsidiary to research on the possibility of integrating cryptocurrency and blockchain into its messaging application. It may then launch a token economy on its mobile platform Line Plus. Telegram and Kakao are also working on integrating blockchain applications.     Japan-based social messaging platform Line announced Monday that …

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Blockchain US Healthcare Firm Unitedhealth Group Discloses Its Blockchain Strategy

US Healthcare Firm Unitedhealth Group Discloses Its Blockchain Strategy

As Confirmed on April 2, US healthcare organization named UnitedHealth Group is collaborating to utilize blockchain and fetch the accurate records. According to Government, this is the new venture and Conglomerate’s Optum subsidiary will endeavour with various other industry players. It addresses US doctor directories and claims that 50% of data is incorrect. Further, it …

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Blockchain Riot Blockchain Acquires a Miami-Based Futures Brokerage

Riot Blockchain Acquires a Miami-Based Futures Brokerage

Riot Blockchain company did not announce any release date and said it is investigating the launch. The acquiring of Logical Brokerage may help improve publicity of the company.   Riot Blockchain company has acquired 92.5 percent of Miami-based Logical Brokerage Corp and is contemplating launching a digital currency exchange and a futures brokerage within the …

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Blockchain Ford to Use Crypto and Blockchain Tech for Inter-Vehicle Communication

Ford to Use Crypto and Blockchain Tech for Inter-Vehicle Communication

Ford’s blockchain solution will see cards and vehicles communicate with each other and facilitate alleviation of traffic congestion. Other companies into vehicle technology that uses blockchain include Volkswagen and Porsche and BMW.    Ford Global Technologies, LLC has been issued a patent for a vehicle-to-vehicle cooperation system that could spell out the digital future of vehicles …

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Blockchain Blockchain Associations Filed Lawsuit Against Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Yandex

Blockchain Associations Filed Lawsuit Against Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Yandex

Eurasian Association of Blockchain is planning to act against social media and tech giant company for placing a ban on crypto-related advertisements. The Blockchain Association affirms that some of the shareholders of these media platforms are associated with cryptocurrency investment. Local news outlet TASS reported on March 27 that some of Blockchain and Digital currencies …

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Blockchain Vietnam to Arise as One of the Strongest Blockchain Innovation Hubs

Vietnam to Arise as One of the Strongest Blockchain Innovation Hubs

The country, Vietnam boasts of a strong skill base and tech innovations and this may help blockchain startups. The government has plans to train and provide resources for tech startups. The country recorded growth in blockchain projects over the last year.   Vietnam has recorded rapid GDP growth and recorded massive improvements in overall health …

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Blockchain South Korea Could Be the First Crypto-Powered Nation

South Korea Could Be the First Crypto-Powered Nation

South Korea is not only attracting international crypto projects but also the county’s ecosystem is enhancing rapidly. S. Korea is the best instance, with all factors that could play well for any country to become the first one that runs on crypto. South Korea could become the first nation that runs on cryptocurrency: with the widespread …

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Blockchain Child Pornography Links Detected In Bitcoin’s System

Child Pornography Links Detected In Bitcoin’s System

German researchers detected about 1,600 files of non-financial data and other unpleasant content within a system of Blockchain, including links to child pornography. Experts are still discussing how cryptocurrency or underlying blockchain technology stands with their promises for applications in different sectors. RWTH Aachen University’s researchers determine blockchain behind child pornography Recently, RWTH Aachen University’s researchers presented …

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Blockchain China’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange Is Investigating Partnership with Blockchain

China’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange Is Investigating Partnership with Blockchain

SZSE is suspicious that some companies are raising untrue claims of partnering with companies or launching blockchain-related projects, with an intention of driving up share prices. SZSE is investigating another company in relation to blockchain claims.    China‘s Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) has requested Lifesense to explain an announcement they made on Monday that they …

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Blockchain American Startup to Reward Users for Demonstrating Expertise

American Startup to Reward Users for Demonstrating Expertise

Knowledge.io, the platform calculates rewards based on the user’s knowledge and expertise of topics. The algorithm will help match users’ knowledge on topics to products and services, thus helping to optimize ad targeting by marketers and advertisers. Ohio-based Knowledge.io is an advertising platform where publishers can host content on any topic and advertisers and marketers …

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Blockchain NITI Aayog is working on a national blockchain project

NITI Aayog is working on a national blockchain project

NITI Aayog will first identify areas where the blockchain technology will be implemented. And then a national strategy on the use of blockchain will be developed. It is consulting with various ministries on the same NITI Aayog to plan Blockchain Technology Strategy India’s national premier think tank NITI Aayog is looking to implementing blockchain in …

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Blockchain Huobi to Partner with Digitalx100 in Raising Crypto Startups

Huobi to Partner with Digitalx100 in Raising Crypto Startups

The blockchain startups to grow bigger and faster. The move follows cancellation of a partnership between Huobi and SBI Holdings to launch cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan.   Huobi Labs, the incubator arm of Huobi, has entered into a partnership with Washington D.C.-based blockchain to help blockchain companies around the world and accelerate their development. Founder of …

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Blockchain Beer maker Anheuser-Busch company takes blockchain for shipping

Beer maker Anheuser-Busch company takes blockchain for shipping

The consortium of companies joined among others Maersk and Japanese shipping firm Mitsui OSK Lines working with IBM for blockchain solutions. The results of the test of the piloting show that the technology can cut down costs and improve supply chain visibility.     Shipping companies have been experimenting on blockchain and the latest entry is …

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Blockchain IBM Has at Least 63 Blockchain Clients Including Walmart, Visa, HSBC, and Nestle

IBM Has at Least 63 Blockchain Clients Including Walmart, Visa, HSBC, and Nestle

25 customers operate in the global trade, 14 in food tracking and 14 in global payments. Companies can use their permission blocks to have just part of the information viewable in public domain. Walmart, Visa, HSBC, and Nestle are some of the IBM’s 63 blockchain clients according to their update to investors on Thursday. Together …

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Blockchain Walmart Wants to Use Blockchain Technology for Smarter Shipping

Walmart Wants to Use Blockchain Technology for Smarter Shipping

Walmart to use the “smart package” innovation will work with other innovations such as “autonomous vehicles” and drones. It improves on package security and package tracking. Walmart wants to use blockchain to make shipping of packages smarter by way of better tracking. The company details an original package that uses blockchain to record information about …

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Blockchain Porsche is first to integrate blockchain technology in cars

Porsche is first to integrate blockchain technology in cars

Porsche blockchain project might offer insights on how blockchain will be used for autonomous cars in the future. Volkswagen and IOTA are also working together on a blockchain project. The blockchain is also being apply to the improving supply chains by various companies SUV manufacturer Porsche, which is also a division of Volkswagen became the …

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Blockchain Marshall Islands Could Be First to Issue National Crypto

Marshall Islands Could Be First to Issue National Crypto

Marshall Islands will issue a distributed cryptocurrency called Sovereign through an ICO later this year. It will be based on the SOV blockchain that uses the Yokwe framework that requires identification. The Marshall Islands Parliament last Wednesday passed a law that could see the island become the first to issue world’s first legal tender as …

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Blockchain Co-founder of Uber now wants to create a cryptocurrency

Co-founder of Uber now wants to create a cryptocurrency

Uber co-founder Garrett Camp is creating a cryptocurrency called Eco that will serve as a global payment tool. Eco will, however, have no ICO as a fundraising initiative which raises concerns in relation to direct public participation in and benefits to the project. Instead, the project will source $10M seed fund for the Eco Foundation …

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Blockchain Chile Accepts Blockchain Technology for National Energy

Chile Accepts Blockchain Technology for National Energy

The Commission Nacional de Energía de Chile (CNE), the Chilean energy regulatory agency aims to embrace Blockchain technology in the national energy grid. Andrés Romero, the executive secretary of the National Energy Commission of Chile, announced that the regulatory entity would initiate to practice the Blockchain technology from March. It is the country’s first public …

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Blockchain Tech Mahindra to Invest $100 million on AI and Blockchain technology

Tech Mahindra to Invest $100 million on AI and Blockchain technology

Tech Mahindra is the 5th most extensive IT service in India outlines to invest $100 million in setting up the AI and Blockchain excellence unit in Toronto, Canada.  The blockchain is the invisible technology that is changing the world. Consider Blockchain as a piece of fabric beneath saving everything that results- every digital transaction, exchange …

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Blockchain Swift over Ripple by Speeding up Cross-Border Payments, Without Blockchain

Swift over Ripple by Speeding up Cross-Border Payments, Without Blockchain

Swift also claims to facilitate fast payment, a competitive advantage for blockchain and cryptocurrencies in addition to reducing the cost of cross-border payments. However, Ripple has gained more grounds in a short time especially in the recent few months Swift is using cloud-based global payments innovation (GPI) for banks’ corporate clients. It launched the platform …

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Blockchain Dubai’s RTA working on a blockchain-based vehicle tracking project

Dubai’s RTA working on a blockchain-based vehicle tracking project

Dubai is now setting the world’s first vehicle history blockchain database. It allows tracking each and every vehicle record. The project is undertaken by Dubai’s RTA (Road and Transport Authority). Dubai’s RTA (Roads and Transport Authority ) is planning to have a blockchain-based vehicle lifecycle management system to enable buyers and sellers to track vehicle …

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Blockchain New Blockchain-Based Business Models Set to Disrupt Facebook and Others

New Blockchain-Based Business Models Set to Disrupt Facebook and Others

There is a rapid growth in ‘Financial internet’ as game players make digital cash. These new business models are also getting popular and likely to cut into big-players’ revenues in the coming years. Thus, Blockchain is in use by more than 1000 web-based project. Steemit is one of the websites where people get paid with …

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Blockchain For Women in Cryptocurrency – Investor Jalak Jobanputra Is Betting Big on Crypto

For Women in Cryptocurrency – Investor Jalak Jobanputra Is Betting Big on Crypto

The low number of women in blockchain and crypto industry is well documented. For instance, there is only about only 4 percent to 6 percent of women among blockchain investors. That is highlighted very well in blockchain and crypto meetups. Just to mention one, the North American Bitcoin Conference in January had 84 male speakers …

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Blockchain Blockchain Week to Showcase New York the City for Blockchain Jobs

Blockchain Week to Showcase New York the City for Blockchain Jobs

The first-ever New York’s Blockchain week will take place May 11th till 17th in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation including job fair and hackathon. New York will host the Blockchain Week Consensus 2018 event from May 11 to 17 to sell the city as a global capital for blockchain.  It will …

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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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