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€7 Million: Blockchain Startup Stratumn Completes Series A

Blockchain startup Stratumn has raised €7m in a new Series A round.<p>The round was led by CNP Ventures, the venture arm of personal insurance firm CNP …

Startups

THE BLOCKCHAIN IN THE IoT REPORT: How distributed ledgers enhance the IoT through better visibility and create trust

<i>This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Blockchain isn't just for bankers anymore. Most of the buzz around the distributed ledger has focused on its uses in finance, where it …

FinTech

AT&T Awarded Patent for Bitcoin-Powered Subscriber Server

US telecom giant AT&T has been awarded a patent for a kind of home subscriber server backed up by blockchain tech.Source

Bitcoin

Canadian Government Agencies Join Tapscott-Led Blockchain Research Effort

The government of Canada has joined a blockchain research effort launched earlier this year by two prominent industry authors.Source

How Does One-Touch 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) Work?

2-Factor Authentication (2FA) is a key security feature for online accounts that has been largely neglected due to the difficulty and tedious nature …

More Live Blockchains? IBM Launches New Enterprise Accelerator Effort

After more than a year of working intensely on blockchain R&D, global tech giant IBM hasn't seen many of its projects go live.<p>Of 400 clients enrolled …

Vermont Law Adds Bitcoin as 'Permissible Investment' for MSBs

Vermont has passed a new bill that tweaks state law to account for digital currencies.<p>The bill, signed into law on 4th May according to public …

Cryptocurrency

The Fight For The $400 Billion Business Of Immigrants Sending Money Home

A new class of startups is using bitcoin and the blockchain to drastically lower fees as they try to grab a share of the remittance market from old competitors like Western Union.<p>“Dollars wrapped with love.” That’s how Dilip Ratha describes remittances—the money immigrants send home to their …

FinTech

Chainalysis Inks Bitcoin Analysis Deal With Europol, Irks Some Privacy Advocates

<i>This is a guest post by Scott Dylan.</i>Chainalysis signed an agreement with Europol on Friday that paves the way for the European law enforcement agency …

Bitcoin

Primavera de Filippi on Blockchain and the Quest to Decentralize Society

"I went into the blockchain and I never left."<p>Harvard researcher Primavera De Filippi is perhaps most well-known for blockchain ideas that sound as …

The Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Shaking Up Much More Than Money

Blockchain, the technology that underpins Bitcoin, may be poised to inspire solutions to key societal challenges, offering help with everything from …

Bitcoin

Top US Business Schools Are Racing to Incorporate Blockchain

Top US business schools are working to incorporate blockchain and cryptography into curriculums to meet evolving employer and student demands.<p>As …

MBA

Into the War Room': Overstock Looks Back on Bitcoin Embrace

<i>Jonathan Johnson is the chairman of the board of Overstock and the president of Medici Ventures, the Overstock subsidiary focused on advancing</i> …

Blockchain Platform MultiChain Enters Beta with 15 New Partners

MultiChain, the private blockchain platform launched by Coin Sciences Ltd, has entered beta phase with the release of MultiChain 1.0 for Linux and …

Arizona Lawmakers Pass Blockchain Records Bill

'Blockchain Revolution' Authors Launch Enterprise Research Effort

A group of global governments, tech firms and blockchain startups have announced the launch of a new initiative dubbed the Blockchain Research …

Blockchain Will Transform Customer Loyalty Programs

Loyalty programs have proliferated across travel, retail, financial services, and other economic sectors. The average U.S. household participates in 29 different loyalty programs, according to the 2015 Colloquy Loyalty Census. The result is a maze of point systems and redemption options, with …

Bitcoin

Ireland Is Becoming a “Landing Spot” for Blockchain Tech

The Killer Apps of Bitcoin

<b>By Tuur Demeester</b>, Economist and Investor, Editor-in-Chief at Adamant Research<p>In this article, I argue that bitcoin’s killer apps are not monetary …

List of Top 100 Blockchain Organisations by Influence

Whether you’re a would-be Blockchain startup or have spent some years in the industry. You could be worse-off than to read the short profiles of …

4 bitcoin documentary must-sees

Since the very first transaction took place in January 2009, bitcoin has sparked the world’s curiosity in some big ways. We’ve put together a list of …

Unanimous Vote Advances Blockchain Bill in Arizona Legislature

Lawmakers in Arizona’s legislature have unanimously advanced a bill that recognize blockchain signatures and smart contracts under state law.Source

Government

Why Cities Will Soon Choose Digital Currency Over Fiat Money

<i>Pavel Bains is the CEO and co-founder of Bluzelle, a company providing a suite of blockchain-powered applications aimed to accelerate financial</i> …

Bitcoin

Beginner's guide to bitcoin

Bitcoin

Nasdaq Declares Blockchain Voting Trial a ‘Success’

Exchange operator Nasdaq has released its conclusions about a blockchain e-voting trial it conducted in Estonia last year.<p>A new Nasdaq report, …

Bitcoin

Why a New Small Business Blockchain is Actually a Big Deal

Efforts to apply blockchain in the supply chain took an interesting turn last week.<p>I'm speaking, of course, about a piece of news that at first …

FinTech