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Illinois to Trial Blockchain Tech in Bid to Track Medical Licenses

The state of Illinois is expanding its work with blockchain, launching a pilot program aimed at applying the tech to the medical licensing process.<p>As …

Bitcoin

Yes, Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value. Neither Does a $1 Bill

Bitcoin: fad or the future? The question has dogged the digital currency since its inception nearly a decade ago, and recent developments raise it …

Bitcoin

How's Bitcoin doing after its big split? Never been better

It's been an intense month for Bitcoin. It's gone through several big changes — an upgrade and a currency split — all of which potentially threaten …

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Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Earlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain. The study interviewed almost 3,000 C-Suite …

Bitcoin

The Bitcoin Cash Timeline: What Will Happen When

<i>Jimmy Song is a bitcoin developer and principal architect at blockchain technology startup Paxos.</i><p><i>In this opinion piece, Song discusses the upcoming</i> …

Bitcoin

Why Are Miners Involved in Bitcoin Code Changes Anyway?

Developers, startups, miners ... all have played a role in bitcoin's technical debates. But if you've been following, you may have noticed the …

Bitcoin

Can Ethereum Overcome Its Immense Technical Problems? [Podcast]

Ethereum is an "unstoppable computational machine" that puts "a lot more power and sovereignty in the individual." That's how ethereum co-founder …

Bitcoin Has Avoided Tearing Itself Apart (for Now) - MIT Technology Review

The world’s most popular cryptocurrency has been facing a challenging problem for several years now: it can only be used to make seven transactions …

Belarus Central Bank Approves Blockchain Use For Bank Guarantees

The central bank of Belarus has cleared the way for domestic banks to use blockchain as part of their processes of transmitting bank guarantees.<p>The …

Bitcoin

Between a Rock and a Hard Fork: Jeff Garzik's Plan to Avoid a Bitcoin Split

Jeff Garzik has been accused of a lot of things of late.<p>Since taking the lead on turning the Segwit2x scaling agreement into code, the CEO of …

Bitcoin

How the technology behind Bitcoin can save our elections - Salon.com

You can be forgiven for thinking of Bitcoin, the best-known cryptocurrency, as the realm of thieves, Wall Street bankers and libertarian techies who’ve drunk too much Soylent. Despite recently intensified media interest, trading Bitcoin is not a particularly accessible hobby to folks outside the …

Bitcoin

Details Emerge on Singapore Central Bank's Blockchain R&D

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has revealed a three-step plan to connect the world’s central banks via distributed ledger technology.<p>The …

Bitcoin

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How BIP 91 Enacts SegWit While Avoiding a Bitcoin Split

While many thought signaling for the controversial scaling proposal Segwit2x wouldn't begin until July 21, bitcoin miners are now doing just that by …

Bitcoin

London Stock Exchange Group is Using Blockchain to Record Unlisted Securities

A subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group is using blockchain to help unlisted small businesses tap resources previously only available to …

Bitcoin

What Could Happen to Bitcoin? A Visual Guide to Scaling Outcomes

BIP 148, BIP 141, BIP 91 ...<p>A number of bitcoin improvement proposals (all aimed at boosting the cryptocurrency’s transaction capacity) are set to …

Bitcoin

Blockchain: A Game-Changer for Asset Managers?

Banks aren't the only ones that stand to benefit from Bitcoin's underlying technology.<p><b>Natixis Asset Management</b> is testing a blockchain-powered fund …

22 Banks Join Swift's Cross-Border Blockchain Trial

Swift's months-long cross border blockchain trial is expanding with the entrance of more than twenty additional financial firms.<p>The global financial …

Former Bain Manager Launches $50 Million Bitcoin and Ethereum Fund

Some of the wealthiest families in Latin America now have access to a new way to invest, thanks in part to a former senior manager at consulting firm …

Bitcoin Payroll Startup Bitwage Launches UK Services

Bitcoin startup Bitwage, which focuses on the international payroll market, is expanding its European footprint with a launch in the UK.<p>The company …

Instant bitcoins — at a price

One of the two ATMs in the Dorchester check cashing shop was just what you’d expect — one of those squat, grimy machines that charges you a fee for …

A Cypherpunk Dream: Blockstream Developer Departs to Build Bitcoin Web

<i>"Combined with emerging information markets, cryptoanarchy will create a liquid market for any and all material which can be put into words and</i> …

Bitcoin

€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 …

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 by blockchain tech.<p>A home subscriber server performs …

Bitcoin

Canadian Government Agencies Join Tapscott-Led Blockchain Research Effort

The government of Canada, along with several provincial and municipal administrations, has joined a prominent blockchain research effort.<p>Announced …