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A New Marketplace to Bet on Blockchain Startups Is Opening Up

A new way for accredited investors to put money into blockchain startups is opening up.<p>A firm called BnkToTheFuture plans to open a market in the …

Cryptocurrency

Lambda Protocol: Decentralizing Access to Decentralized Applications

The Lambda Protocol has announced a decentralized, open-source solution for unrestricted access to decentralized applications (DApps). Utilizing the …

Blockchain

As Bitcoin surges in value, Elon Musk denies he's its mysterious inventor

The Tesla boss responded to a ‘not true’ Medium post claiming he is the creator of the cryptocurrency who has never been conclusively identified<p>Elon Musk is a lot of things. Billionaire, space adventurer, transport revolutionary, but not, he says, the inventor of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency coin …

Cryptocurrency

Elon Musk May Be the Creator of Bitcoin, a Former SpaceX Intern Theorizes

Could the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX have created the biggest cryptocurrency as well?<p>One of the key mysteries of Bitcoin -- which recently reached a jaw-dropping value of more than $9,000 -- is who exactly created the cryptocurrency. Satoshi Nakamoto is listed as the author of the original paper …

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How to talk to your mom and dad about Bitcoin on Thanksgiving

“What is this Bitcoin thing?” says your mother as she passes you a hefty bowl of mashed sweet potatoes.<p>Dad pauses, mid-nibble on a turkey leg to …

Tim Draper On Bitcoin: 'In 5 Years If You Use Fiat Currency, They Will Laugh At You'

In 2014 Tim Draper bought 30,000 Bitcoin for under $20 million. Today, it’s worth almost $215 million.<p>Tech startup founders tend to live in the future, seeing future developments that most can’t yet perceive as achieved facts. The same is true, apparently, of venture capitalists. Tim Draper has led …

Cryptocurrency

Ocean’s Top-Level Goals

Data Commons, Privacy, Data Regulations, and Governance in Ocean Protocol<p>Last week we introduced the Ocean Protocol. This post picks up from that: it …

More Blockchain Endorsement As Digital Money Company Colu Heads To ICO

Those who live and work in the hip London areas of Shoreditch and Hackney areas of London will be familiar with Tel Aviv-based digital wallet company Colu.<p>Earlier this year, the company launched the East London Pound, a digital currency that can be used in the local community.<p>Users download the …

Cryptocurrency

New Platforms Eager to Dramatically Change Online Video Streaming

Everybody who surfs the web loves videos. With just a click of the mouse, we can watch anything from profound lectures by world famous academics to a …

Blockchain

Would Blockchain Have Blocked Wells Fargo’s Misconduct?

It’s been over a year since the Wells Fargo banking scandal came to light. Currently, Wells Fargo estimates their employees opened 3.5 million …

MIT has started issuing diplomas using blockchain technology

Digital Diploma With Blockchain<p>Since the school’s inception, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has issued paper diplomas to over 200,000 …

Blockchain

Mastercard Will Now Let You Pay With Blockchain—But Not Bitcoin

For the first time, Mastercard is offering the ability to send money over a blockchain rather than by swiping a credit card.<p>After developing its own …

Blockchain

HireMatch to Leverage Blockchain in Employment Recruiting

HireMatch, provider of employment marketplace for talent acquisition, is also the first company to offer decentralized Blockchain-based Human …

Oracle's Entrance: Database Giant Unveils Enterprise Blockchain Strategy

Database software giant Oracle is officially a player in the world of blockchain.<p>The firm unveiled its enterprise-grade blockchain cloud platform …

Blockchain

Charlie Shrem's Next Act? Helping This Blockchain Startup Disrupt Music

Several blockchain startups have pursued taking on the middleman-heavy music industry, but still business-as-usual persists.<p>But maybe not for long, …

Blockchain Startups

BlockRx™ Announces Powerhouse Partners Before the First Pharmaceutical ICO Offering Hits the Market

<b>Philadelphia, PA – 22 August 2017 – BlockRx has announced its partnership with Intel®, one of the world’s largest technology companies, and</b> …

Bitcoin anonymity busted by retail website cookies

Once-anonymous cryptocurrency users can be identified by web cookie data, researchers warn.<p>Using the bitcoin cryptocurrency to buy goods and services …

IBM Forges Blockchain Collaboration With Nestlé & Walmart In Global Food Safety

A group of leading retailers and food companies including Nestlé and Walmart have signalled their commitment to “strengthen consumer confidence” in the foods they purchase by announcing a major blockchain collaboration with IBM. The consortium will work with ‘Big Blue’ to identify the “most urgent …

Blockchain

Square founder Jack Dorsey talks bitcoin and says blockchain is the ‘next big unlock’

But that people should be ‘thoughtful’ in their use of blockchain technology<p>If you’ve been hearing or reading a lot about blockchain but you still aren’t entirely certain how to define it, you’re not alone. It’s something that Jack Dorsey, the chief executive officer and chairman of Square (and CEO …

Blockchain

GOLDMAN: 'It's getting harder for institutional investors to ignore cryptocurrencies'

Analyst Robert D. Boroujerdi and his team say in a note sent to portfolio managers on Tuesday: "With the total value nearly $120 billion, it's getting harder for institutional investors to ignore cryptocurrencies."<p>Boroujerdi and team point to the recent price rallies for cryptocurrencies such as …

Cryptocurrency

Unblocked: The Power of Blockchain Technology

You have probably heard of Bitcoin. Even if you know just a tiny bit about Bitcoin, you probably know more about it than Blockchain. But the latter …

Blockchain

US General Services Agency Launches Information Portal Listing Possible Blockchain Technology Applications

The US General Services Agency (GSA) has listed the possible applications for Blockchain technology that are being considered by the federal …

Blockchain

Microsoft wants to make blockchain networks enterprise-ready with its new Coco Framework

Interest in blockchains is at an all-time high, but there are still plenty of technical issues to solve, especially for enterprises that want to adopt this technology for smart contracts and other use cases. For them, issues like throughput, latency, governance and confidentiality are still major …

Blockchain

The race to connect smart contracts to the real world

Smart contracts technology is rapidly maturing. Self-executing coded agreements are being harnessed to launch new digital assets and will soon be …

Digital currency could spark African financial revolution

Investment advisory firm, RisCura says that cryptocurrencies could benefit the African continent – where arguably they are best suited and able to …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Sony wants to digitize education records using the blockchain

Sony said today that it has finished developing a digital system for storing and managing educational records on the blockchain. The Japanese firm is now looking to commercialize the product, in partnership with selected educational institutions, next year.<p>The idea — which was first announced 18 …

Blockchain

3 Ways Business Owners Can Prepare for Blockchain and Digital Payments

How can you ensure that your business is prepared for the digital payments landscape of the future?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Blockchain and bitcoin are two of the most covered -- and yet most confusing -- topics in financial services today. Industry executives and …

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Will Blockchain Reinvent Social Media?

Social media is everywhere. The big players in the industry carry billions of users and boast massive layers of data and content. These days, though, social media may be in for a major change, possibly due to the rise of blockchain.<p>After Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others spent the better part …

Social Media

Patent Reveals Nasdaq Planning Blockchain-Powered Data System

Exchange operator Nasdaq is seeking to patent a system for securely distributing time-sensitive information via a blockchain.<p>The U.S. Patent and …

Blockchain