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Blockchain And IoT: A Perfect Match?

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Blockchain

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 …

US Central Bank Chair: Blockchain Could Have 'Significant' Impact

During an appearance before a House of Representatives committee hearing today, Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen remarked that the US central …

Federal Reserve

R3, 8 Member Banks Test Intel Blockchain Prototype

Advertisement<p><b>A group of 8 banks from the R3 blockchain consortium have successfully tested a blockchain prototype developed by Intel by simulating</b> …

Blockchain steps out of the lab as big banks ‘toy’ with real-world applications

Blockchain, a technology that has emerged with the promise of reaching far beyond its origins as the backbone of virtual currency Bitcoin, is slowly …

Blockchain

What's a good blockchain use case?

August 19, 2016 | Written by: John Palfreyman<p>Share this post:<p>One of the most common questions we get asked in our work with customers is <b>“what’s a</b> …

Antonopoulos: ‘The Open Blockchain Will Change This World’

Blockchain<p><b>Bitcoin expert Andreas Antonopoulos recently told an audience of executives and regulators that private “intranet” blockchains will need to</b> …

Bitcoin Smart Contract 'Federation' to Launch With 25 Startups

Bitcoin smart contracts are getting their own cooperative.<p>Announced today, a group of international bitcoin companies have signed a letter of intent …

Blockchain

Blockchain could be the sorely needed revolution that Hillary Clinton brings to Washington

Recently Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her policy initiatives for technology and innovation. She reiterated her support for high-tech education, job creation, and the adoption of a wide range of technologies. What surprised most observers was her call for “public service blockchain applications.”<p>…

Blockchain

Blockchain in insurance--opportunity or threat?

The digitization technology could be of strategic interest to insurers. Yet before starting down the long road of implementation, individual …

JPMorgan Chase urges asset managers to adopt blockchain

JPMorgan Chase & Co, and an international management consulting firm, Oliver Wyman, recently released a guide encouraging blockchain technology …

Blockchain

The Time Has Come For The SEC To Say That Bitcoin And Its Look-Alikes Are Securities

Crypto-currency buyers need the protection of the securities laws.<p>Finding that Bitcoin is a security will not prevent legitimate uses of the …

Cryptocurrency

Coinetize Micropayments Enables Bitcoin Monetization

Advertisement<p><b>Coinetize, a micropayment service that pays in bitcoin, allows any website to accept payments for content. A key goal of the project,</b> …

There's No Blocking Blockchain

Recently, I had the privilege of being at the opening of the new IBM Asia-Pacific Headquarters in Singapore, a site that includes a Business …

Why a 1MB Block Size May Be Right for Bitcoin Today

<i>Ariel Deschapell is currently content manager for Ubitquity, a blockchain real estate startup, and recently held the Henry Hazlitt Fellowship at the</i> …

Bitcoin

Sweden Tests Blockchain-Based Land Registry

Advertisement<p><b>Sweden could become the first country to have a blockchain-based land registry. A team of technology players is working with the</b> …

Origins

How Blockchain Technology Can Reinvent The Power Grid

A power pole collapses at 8 p.m. on a hot night in the remote outback of Australia. This is a problem for William and Olivia Munroe, who raise sheep …

Internet of Things

Federal reserve speaks up on blockchain

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Lael Brainard, a member of the US Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, discussed the potential of blockchain in the financial industry in a recent speech to the …

Federal Reserve

Barclays' Smart Contract Templates stars in first ever public demo of R3's Corda platform

The first public demo of R3's Corda took place before an audience of over 800 people at The O2 in London.<p>The Smart Contract Templates application …

The Internet of Things gets a ledger | The Network | The Network

In the next decade, there will be tens of billions of connected devices—from thermostats and cell phones to parking meters and cars. Increasingly, these connected devices that make up the Internet of Things will be imbued with intelligence so that they can not only communicate, but transact, …

European Parliament Takes Initiative to Put Cryptocurrency, Blockchain on Fast Track

Things are moving quickly in Europe at the moment in regards to cryptocurrency and the Blockchain. The Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of …

European Parliament

Protecting Trade Secrets Challenges Wall Street Blockchain Play

Collaboration usually isn’t the engine that drives the shiny new innovations that capture Wall Street’s attention and fatten bankers’ wallets. But if …

Blockchain

A new gold standard: BitGold offers a fresh way to buy and sell the yellow metal

The last decade has been a tough time to be a saver, but the new phenomenon of negative interest rates combined with the recent resurgence in the …

Cryptocurrency

Overstock's $16 Million investment in Bitcoin company funds financial disruption across the Caribbean

At a press conference in Barbados on Friday, alongside the Minister of Finance, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne announced closing a US$4 Million Series A …

Bitcoin