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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 …

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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

Bitcoin has been dismissed as an anarcho-capitalist fantasy, but its underlying tech could enable secure e-voting<p>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 …

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

Many thought miners would not begin signaling for bitcoin's controversial scaling proposal SegWit2x until July 21. Yet, that is exactly what began …

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 …

Bitcoin

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 …

FinTech

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 …

Cryptocurrency

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 …

Startups

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> …

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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 …

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

Blockchain

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

Bitcoin

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 …

Bitcoin

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 …

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 …

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 …

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Primavera de Filippi on Blockchain and the Quest to Decentralize Society

The Harvard researcher talks blockchain governance and her novel alternative to proof-of-work.Source

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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 …

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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 …

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> …