Tag: Blockchain

  • Beyond 2020: How blockchain is reshaping our economic, environmental and social orders Pt I

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    By Laura Desmond In this series we look past 2020 to what the future holds for cryptocurrency beyond speculation to the original ethos of crypto and the cypherpunk movement — to redesign our economic, social and political structures . We also explore how we could finally decouple the dual role of store of value from medium of exchange […]

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  • Why Cryptocurrency is the Next Operating System for Capitalism

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    Money won’t last forever — that is guaranteed It didn’t exist when exchange evolved to become a feature of humanities first economic system, nor will it persist when there is no advantage to using it. That time is approaching far quicker than traditionalists care to admit. The reality is that our evolution to a largely cashless society […]

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  • German Government Consults Industry About Blockchain Technology

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    The German government is consulting companies and industry groups that could become stakeholders in the country’s blockchain development, Reuters reports on Feb. 18. The unnamed companies and groups have reportedly been invited to supply recommendations from this week onwards. Reuters also cites unspecified government sources saying that it is still unclear if those recommendations will […]

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  • General Motors Goes All-In On Blockchain Technology

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    GM Financial, a subsidiary of General Motors that handles financing and loans for customers that want to purchase vehicles, announced on Forbes a partnership with Spring Labs to join the Spring Founding Partners program with the sole purpose of developing financial products within Spring Labs’ blockchain platform. General Motors has previously shown interest in blockchain […]

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  • IBM Launches Blockchain Platform on Cloud Service in Melbourne

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    IBM has released its blockchain main net out of its data center located in Melbourne, Australia. This will purportedly allow their customers to run their applications on the company’s cloud, according to an article published on news outlet ZDNet on Feb 11. The IBM platform was built on Hyperledger Fabric. Hyperledger is a project that […]

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  • Abra’s Blockchain App to Let Users Invest in Fractions of Stocks, ETFs

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    U.S.-based crypto startup Abra is adding a new feature to its blockchain-based app that will allow global users to buy portions of traditional investment instruments. Announcing the news on Wednesday, Abra said the app will utilize the bitcoin blockchain and smart contracts technologies to support fractional investments in stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The app already […]

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  • Blockchain Firm HashCash Partners With ‘Prominent’ Australian Gaming Company

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    Blockchain company HashCash Consultants has announced a partnership with an undisclosed Australian video games developer to roll out its white label crypto exchange and tokenization services for the gaming industry. The development was announced in a HashCash press releaseFeb. 4. HashCash is a blockchain firm focused on providing “white label” blockchain solutions for the gaming […]

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  • Blockchain and biometrics: The patient ID of the future?

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    Iris biometric technology could add enhanced security measures to blockchain networks in the healthcare industry. Patientory Inc. and UK-based IrisGuard partnered to integrate iris biometric technology with healthcare-focused PTOYNet blockchain networks, according to a Friday press release. In the form of a HIPAA-compliant Patientory App, the iris-recognition software will add another layer of secure authorization […]

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  • London-based Project Uses Microsoft Architecture to Make Blockchain Easier for Developers

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    On Dec. 19, the London-based company Stratis revealed to the public its project that includes sidechains, smart contracts, an ICO and STO platform, and distributed ledger technology (DLT), which simplifies transaction processing. The technology leverages the recently released Stratis C# Full Node, the company’s innovative software, whose codebase is built on the Microsoft .NET Core […]

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  • JP Morgan report states blockchain is overhyped and unlikely to change the world

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    Many on Wall Street are optimistic that blockchain technology will bring about massive disruption to legacy platforms as billion of dollars have been used to invest in the nascent industry. JP Morgan, however, doesn’t share this optimis, Business Insider reports. According to a recent report published by the multinational investment bank, blockchain isn’t that great. […]

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