Category: Blockchain

  • Not Sold On Blockchains for Business? Just You Wait

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    We were promised a global financial and industrial revolution. We got a mango tracker. Three years since enterprises started exploring the possibilities in blockchain, it’s perfectly understandable to be disappointed with what we’ve got so far. But believe it or not, the seemingly banal applications for blockchain we’re seeing, from food traceability to software licenses, […]

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  • Blockchain Technology Can Revolutionize Global Healthcare Systems

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    Healthcare in developing parts of the world has remained below standard over a long period of time. The reasons for this can be related to system weaknesses in terms of leadership, governance, workforce, technology, finance among others. Traditional implementations in attempt to achieve lasting solutions to these problems have left the people going round in […]

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  • Blockchain Has Benefits for African Markets, Says Alexander Forbes CEO

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    The chief executive officer of one of Africa’s biggest and diversified financial and insurance company, Alexander Forbes, has told CCN that there are benefits in deploying blockchain technology in corporate operations. The company’s chief executive officer, Andrew Darfoor, told CCN in Harare on Friday that blockchain is an exciting technological platform that the company is investigating and […]

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  • Ripple to Invest $2 Million in Texas University’s Blockchain Research

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    The University of Texas at Austin is among one of the first academic institutions to receive funding from Ripple, the San Francisco-based distributed ledger technology startup. The company pledged to invest $2 million over the next five years in the university’s McCombs School of Business to support its Blockchain Research Initiative, according to a report […]

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  • Blockchain Jobs: Is One Right for You?

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    By Laura Desmond That graph above has been taken from google trends. What it shows is the amount of interest that people have shown towards the keyword “Blockchain Jobs” over the past 5 years. As can be seen, the need and the general interest in this subject has been increasing, and rightfully so. Since this […]

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  • The EOS Blockchain Is Now Live

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    The EOS blockchain is now live. What was perhaps one of the most hotly anticipated blockchain launches, after the company that developed its software, Block.one raised more than $4 billion during an almost year-long initial coin offering (ICO), is finally live as of 18:46 UTC on June 14. At press time, the blockchain has received […]

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  • Michigan Bill Would Make It Illegal to Counterfeit Blockchain Data

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    A pair of bills submitted to Michigan’s state legislature would make it a crime to illegally alter a blockchain record. One of two bills presented earlier this month by state representative Curt WanderWall tweaks the state’s penal code pertaining to those who “makes, alters, forges or counterfeits a public record.” Under the proposed legislation, this would […]

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  • Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange Partners UK FinTech for Blockchain Applications

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    The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange has inked a partnership with Equifax, a UK-based fintech company that provides blockchain technology services for capital markets. Equichain will be advising ADX on the best way to use new technologies including blockchain to increase the operational efficiency of the exchange in terms of transaction speed and security. ADX Chief Executive Rashed […]

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  • Swiss City Plans Blockchain Voting Pilot Using Ethereum-Based IDs

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    The Swiss city of Zug, known for its proactive support of the blockchain industry, is launching a voting pilot that will base both polling system and residents’ IDs on blockchain technology. The e-voting pilot, which will take place between June 25 and July 1, has been developed as part of the city’s efforts to adopt […]

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  • Do Blockchains Need a Native Currency?

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    Like most administrators in top banks and other financial institutions across the globe, the governor of the Bank of Spain, Luis María Linde lent his voice towards the criticism of cryptocurrencies despite showing support for the underlying technology, blockchain. Linde believes that the risks associated with cryptocurrencies outweighs the benefits therein by a lot but believes that […]

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