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Bittercoin: true blockchain believers versus the trough of disillusionment

The last 12 months have seemed an annus horribilis in the cryptocurrency world. The Bitcoin community is still fighting its years-old esoteric-to-an-outsider civil war, and is still nowhere near consensus; Ethereum’s public image has not recovered from the DAO fiasco; the much-hyped R3 consortium …

Bitcoin

Your next social network could pay you for posting

Social networking is one of the most popular online activities, used by 73% of online adults in the UK, according to Ofcom, and there have been …

What Blockchain Means for the Sharing Economy

Look at the modus operandi of today’s internet giants — such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, or Airbnb — and you’ll notice they have one thing in common: They rely on the contributions of users as a means to generate value within their own platforms. Over the past 20 years the economy has …

Blockchain

Blockchain-Powered VR World Enters New Testing Phase

A plan to build a virtual reality underpinned by a blockchain is moving ahead with the launch of a new test network.<p>Called Decentraland, the project …

Blockchain Startups

Fusing Blockchain and IoT: An Interview With Filament’s CEO

Shutterstock photo<p>For Allison Clift-Jennings, her interest in blockchain technology was fueled by some research she was engaged in around three …

Blockchain

PoS Promises Better Performance Than PoW in Blockchain-Enabled Smart Contracts

Blockchain-enabled smart contracts that employ proof-of-stake validation for transactions promise significant performance advantages compared to …

Blockchain

Goodbye car ownership, hello clean air: welcome to the future of transport

In many ways, the motor vehicle has shaped modern society and the urban areas in which more than half of us live. But as global incomes rise, cars …

Blockchains could make gaming more fair

(updated 3/21/2017)<p>The transformation of gaming from a buy-off-the-shelf pastime to a multibillion dollar online industry where some players spend as much money in-game as outside of games is creating challenges for both developers and gamers.<p>With the rise of in-game assets as a source of value, …

Who Owns The Data In Google's Healthcare 'Blockchain'?

I've written a few times recently about the potential for blockchain to make a dent in the healthcare world. The technology received a boost from when the now chief executive of UK Science and Technology in the British government penned a report bigging up its prospects at the end of last year.<p><i>“In</i> …

Blockchain

Blockchain For Supply Chain: Enormous Potential Down The Road

Blockchain is presently at the peak of Gartner’s Hype Cycle, which means the next stop is the Trough of Disillusionment. In supply chain circles the technology is suddenly drawing serious interest, in part because of IBM’s recent push to go public with pilots including one with Maersk and another …

Blockchain

How blockchain could soon affect everyday lives

Could 2017 be the year of blockchain, when the digital transaction system breaks free from computer geeks, bitcoin enthusiasts and academics to make …

Blockchain

DeepMind’s New Blockchain-Style System Will Track Health-Care Records - MIT Technology Review

Alphabet’s artificial intelligence outfit, DeepMind, plans to build a blockchain-style system that will carefully track how every shred of patient …

Digital Health

Introducing Livepeer — A Decentralized Live Video Broadcast Platform and Crypto Token Protocol

Today I am excited to announce the Livepeer Project. We believe that every person should have access to a platform to share their voice, and in …