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By Craig Burton | Blockchain News and Opinion

Why Everyone's Talking About 'Initial Coin Offerings'

For early stage companies, venture capital isn’t the only name in town these days.<p>Startups built on blockchain technology—distributed ledgers that …

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Google's Untrendy Play to Make the Blockchain Actually Useful

For Silicon Valley, the headline was sweet nectar: Google DeepMind, the world's hottest artificial intelligence lab, embraces the blockchain, the …

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Betting on Blockchain

As a graduate student in international economics at the University of California, Berkeley, in the early 1980s, Chris Ballinger sometimes…

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ConsenSys explains self-sovereign identity on Ethereum at the United Nations

Joseph Lubin and Samuel Cassatt were presenting at the Fifty-Fifth Session of the Commission for Social Development.<p>ConsenSys, the Ethereum …

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21 Companies Leveraging Blockchain for Identity Management and Authentication

February 13, 2017  By : Elena Mesropyan<p>Among the variety of non-financial use cases, blockchain technology can be applied to identity …

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Blockchain Will Completely Revolutionize How We Run the World

I recently traveled to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, and was surprised to find blockchain on the minds of many of the leaders …

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Blockchain: The Invisible Technology That's Changing the World

Blockchain is becoming the foundation of much of your digital life. And you probably don't even realize it.<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

"Blockchain is Coming and It Could Save Lives," Says Davos Video | Investopedia

The World Economic Forum, the international organization best known for its annual meeting of academics, intellectuals, capitalists, and policy …

Blockchain Angels Invest $1 Million in Bitcoin-Ethereum Hybrid Qtum

A new public blockchain that would seek to merge popular design aspects of both the bitcoin and ethereum blockchains has raised $1m in funding.<p>By …

Blockchain Could Be A Force For Good. But First You Have To Understand It

It's been used to buy drugs. Guns. Child porn. And to launder money.<p>But high-profile institutions like the World Bank, UNICEF and USAID think it could be a force for good, helping the poorest of the poor.<p>It's a technology called blockchain — a global, online ledger that's free for anyone to use and …

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Swift is Building a Blockchain App to Optimize Global Cash Liquidity

A global platform that connects the vast majority of the world's banks has begun building a blockchain application to simplify cross-border …

Blockchain could completely transform the music industry

Digital music really could use some help. Industry revenues are dipping due to piracy and illegal use of content. Singers and composers are being short-changed by music companies and streaming services. And business models built upon patterns and practices dating back to early 20th century, decades …

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Why Etherium is the most promising Blockchain technology

With so much expectation placed on the impact of Blockchain technology, which platform is going to help the industry deliver on those expectations?<p>If …

4 Reasons 2017 Will Be Blockchain's Banner Year

<i>Peter Loop is associate vice president and principal technology architect at Infosys, a next-generation IT services provider.</i><p><i>In this CoinDesk 2016 in</i> …

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The Truth About Blockchain

Contracts, transactions, and the records of them are among the defining structures in our economic, legal, and political systems. They protect assets and set organizational boundaries. They establish and verify identities and chronicle events. They govern interactions among nations, organizations, …

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Why 2017 Will Take Blockchain to New Heights

<i>Ryan Uhr is CEO and founder of Coinplug, a South Korea-based bitcoin services company.</i><p><i>In this CoinDesk 2016 in Review special feature, Uhr looks at</i> …

IDG Contributor Network: IBM blockchain in healthcare rallies for patients

Which industry is the most progressive? Healthcare won’t appear on most lists. A recent study by the IBM Institute for Business Value revealed that, …

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This Blockchain Thing Is Really Happening, Time To Learn What It Is: 2016 In Review

If you’ve been glossing over references to the new decentralized digital ledger technology, it’s time to read up: 2017 is going to be a big year.<p>Blockchain technology was developed for the bitcoin virtual currency, but increasingly it’s being used to track and authenticate all kinds of assets, from …

Why Blockchains Has The Potential To Revolutionize The World Economy

What is the blockchain? If you don’t know, you should; if you do, chances are you still need some clarification on how it actually works. Don …

Ethereum Classic Price Surges By Over 30%

<i>Markets Weekly is a weekly column analyzing price movements in the global blockchain token markets. This edition looks at the week from 10th through</i> …

Top 5 Reasons Enterprises Should Embrace Blockchain Technology

<b>Virtually every business around the world can benefit from adopting blockchain technology. Right now, the majority of focus is on the financial</b> …

Overstock Raises $10.9 Million in First Blockchain Stock Issuance

Online retailer Overstock.com has closed the first-ever Series A preferred funding round with shares sold on a blockchain.<p>Of the total $10.9m raised …

Blockchain: Encouraging collaboration since 2016

Blockchain enables computers globally to communicate by building information technology in a truly pioneering way. This disrupted technology is …

BlockChain CEO: Tech Rebuilding Financial Services

Bloomberg Surveillance<p>December 13th, 2016, 10:18 AM UTC<p>Antony Jenkins, board member at BlockChain and former chief executive officer at Barclays, and …

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Ethereum Classic Forges New Path; Revamped Monetary Policy Could Be Next

Born as a rebellion against Ethereum’s hard fork to retrieve funds from The DAO after it was "hacked" last summer, Ethereum Classic has increasingly …

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Deloitte Survey: Blockchain Reaches Beyond Financial Services With Some Industries Moving Faster

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a Deloitte survey, blockchain technology is emerging as a key business focus for U.S. companies …

Ethereum Classic Forges New Path; Revamped Monetary Policy Could Be Next

Shutterstock photo<p>Born as a rebellion against Ethereum 's hard fork to retrieve funds from The DAO after it was " hacked " last summer, Ethereum …

Bitcoin soars to nearly three-year high in wake of China volatility

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin on Tuesday surged to its highest in nearly three years as investors bought the asset in a supposedly safe-haven bid in the midst of volatility in the Chinese stock market.<p>On Tuesday, bitcoin climbed as high $793.27 <BTC=BTSP> on the BitStamp platform, …

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Blythe Masters Talks 'Tipping Point' for Business Blockchain Adoption

Blythe Masters may be helping to lead an industry-wide shift in the development of blockchain tech, but that doesn't mean her startup isn't …