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The International Monetary Fund Has a Dystopian Vision for the Blockchain

IMF head Christine Lagarde wants to “fight fire with fire” in order to regulate cryptocurrencies.<p>The International Monetary Fund is an ideological enemy to Bitcoin and decentralized virtual currencies in general. The Washington, DC-based organization centrally controls a global system of payments …

Uh oh: Blockchain may not be as secure as we thought

Blockchain has the potential to transform our world. Experts insist the technology is “bigger than the internet,” but we may want to take a beat …

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Why Bitcoin Is the MySpace of Cryptocurrencies, But the Blockchain Is Here to Stay

Why blockchain, not bitcoin, is the real treasure of cryptocurrency.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Cryptocurrencies came onto the scene about a decade ago and have continued to redefine the way we perceive and handle financial transactions.<p>However, the real …

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New Report by Accenture, MAS and ABS Shows How Blockchain Technology Could Improve Central Bank Payment Systems

LONDON; Nov. 14, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) have …

Deloitte Reports More Than 26,000 Blockchain Projects Launched in 2016

Professional services major Deloitte claims that over 26,000 new Blockchain technology-based projects were launched on the code repository GitHub in …

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 …

The growing list of applications and use cases of blockchain technology in business & life

Below, BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has outlined those applications across finance, business, government, and other industries.<p>Blockchain Use Cases in Banking & Finance<p>Blockchain technology is simple to understand at its roots. Basically, the tech exists as a shared …

Eight Things Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Probably Won’t Tell You

<i>[Note: I neither own nor have any trading position on any cryptocurrency. I was not compensated by any party to write this. The views expressed below</i> …

Satoshi’s Best Kept Secret: Why is There a 1 MB Limit to Bitcoin Block Size

Anybody familiar with Bitcoin is aware of the vexing problem caused by the 1 MB blocksize limit and the controversy that arose over how to scale the …

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Who Will Build the Health-Care Blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

There are 26 different electronic medical records systems used in the city of Boston, each with its own language for representing and sharing data. …

Blockchain

Here's why China's crypto crackdown is 'bigger than most people think'

However, other watchers of the space say the government is not looking to crackdown on digital currencies like bitcoin and ethereum.<p>The People's Bank of China (PBoC) on Monday outlawed ICOs, a method of raising money by issuing new digital currencies. The trend has become hugely popular, with over …

Blockchain: Every Company is at Risk of Being Disrupted by a Trusted Version of Itself

We are living in an exponentially expanding trust gap. — Richie Etwaru<p>Blockchain will disrupt every industry. Blockchain is a disruptive technology because of it’s ability to digitize, decentralize, secure and incentivize the validation of transactions. A wide swath of industries are evaluating …

10 Blockchain Applications that will rule 2018 and beyond

Share28<p>Tweet<p>Share159<p>+15<p>Shares 192<p>One of the most discussed topics in tech industry today is blockchain technology. We are beginning to understand …

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Legally Binding Smart Contracts? 10 Law Firms Join Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

No, code isn't law, but if the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance's new members have anything to say about it, that might someday change.<p>Today, the …

8 Best Sources to Study Blockchain Technology

Since 2013, Google search for Blockchain has risen 1900 percent. It’s considered one of the hottest technologies on the market, as Blockchain is on …

Contributors | The Next Web

All stories in Contributors<p>Russia blocking Telegram showed us how fragile the internet is<p>Certain governments have been censoring web content for years; with China, Iran and Turkey among the biggest offenders. But if there was something unique about Russia’s block of the Telegram messaging service …

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ING test met blockchain voor de handel in buitenlandse valuta

<i>ING heeft blockchain gebruikt voor het testen met FX transacties</i><i>, de handel in buitenlandse valuta. ING is zeer positief en noemt het een grote stap</i> …

5 september 2017: Conferentie blockchain in het onderwijs #BCINED2017

Op 5 september aanstaande vindt in Groningen een conferentie plaats over de mogelijke gevolgen van blockchain-technologie voor het onderwijs. <br>Bij …

US regulators just dealt a blow to the most hyped area in tech investing right now

On Tuesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that "ICOs" (Initial Coin Offerings) can sometimes be considered securities — and as such are subject to strict laws and regulations.<p>For the uninitiated, ICOs are a fancy new way of fundraising enabled by digital currencies like …

Introducing Ledger, the First Bitcoin-Only Academic Journal

Time to get nerdy.<p>Bitcoin has mesmerized academics, computer scientists and economists alike, for cutting out the PayPals and governments usually required for digital money. Finally, researchers have an official setting to nerd out in. Tuesday, the University of Pittsburgh launched the first …

World Economic Forum Publishes Blockchain Governance Taxonomy

The World Economic Forum has published a detailed white paper arguing that blockchain stakeholders should organize in a way that would dwarf even the …

Accenture, Microsoft team up on blockchain-based digital ID network

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Accenture Plc and Microsoft Corp are teaming up to build a digital ID network using blockchain technology, as part of a United Nations-supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people worldwide with no official documents.<p>The companies unveiled a prototype …

Europe's IT Systems Agency Explores Blockchain At Industry Roundtable

An EU agency focused on the interoperability of IT systems discussed blockchain during a recent industry event.<p>Eu-LISA, formed in 2013 to help …

Banking and Blockchain: Why We Need an AML/KYC Safe Harbor

<i>Steven Hopkins is chief operating officer and general counsel of Medici Ventures, an Overstock subsidiary focused on the advancement of blockchain</i> …

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De juridische hindernissen van blockchain

Blockchaintechnologie is nog volop in ontwikkeling. Toch kunnen we al diverse gebieden onderscheiden waar wet- en regelgeving een grote rol zullen …

AIG uses blockchain for 'smart' insurance policy

Creates pilot with IBM.

De Utrechtse Internet Courant

<b>Het SIDN fonds, onder andere beheerder van de .nl domeinen, heeft aan 16 projecten de pionierssubsidie verstrekt. DUIC heeft ook een subsidie</b> …

blockchain Archieven

Foto: Kees Beekmans voor Advocatenblad 3/2018 De impact van de AVG wordt door advocaten wat opgeklopt om klanten bang te…<p>Een start-up zou de …