Blockchain Basics

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South African Bitcoin Trading Sets Record Volume

Emerging Markets<p><b>This past weekend South African bitcoin trading saw the establishment of a new all-time high for trading volume, in addition to new</b> …

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Dr. Manfred Krischke<p>Co-Founder and CEO of CloudEO<p>Joerg Blumtritt<p>CEO and co-founder of Datarella GmbH<p>Joram Voelklein<p>Advisor<p>Sasha Borovik<p>CFO of …

Australia May Fully Legalize Bitcoin

<b>Local sources in Australia including the Sydney Morning Herald report that Labor and Coalition senators have officially requested that the Reserve</b> …

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CULedger Credit Union Consortium Launches Blockchain Services Business

A blockchain initiative backed by a group of US credit unions has formed a new full-fledged service organization dedicated to the tech.<p>CULedger …

Banking

How The Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Going To Change The Lives Of The Bottom Billion

The blockchain is coming—and it’s going to create huge benefits for the world’s poorest people, from financial access to property rights to controlling their identities.<p>Perhaps it’s hard to imagine bitcoin making the world a better place. For the general public, the cryptocurrency is mostly …

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Search Volumes for Bitcoin and Ethereum Enter Inverse Correlation

Markets and Prices<p><b>The volume of Google searches for bitcoin and ethereum appear to be inversely correlated during August – with bitcoin queries</b> …

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Investor Naval Ravikant Wants to Disrupt Twitter With Blockchain 'XPRIZE'

An early investor in Twitter wants to see a blockchain alternative to the microblogging service.<p>Naval Ravikant, the co-founder of AngelList, would …

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BitDice to Employ IOTA Technology on its Next-generation latform

<b>We are pleased to announce that BitDice Casino has decided to start working on integration of IOTA’s tangle to BitDice’s infrastructure for</b> …

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Is Blockchain Different than Bitcoin?

To understand this question, it’d be helpful to first think about a much older revolution in payments technology. . . cash.<p><b>Super-Cash!</b><p>Cash has an …

India’s Bitcoin Market is Growing, Admits Finance Minister Jaitley

As Indian authorities ponder a regulatory framework for the future of digital currencies in the country, India’s foremost financial official has …

India

Ethereum Contract Security Techniques and Tips

Main sections are:<p><b>Solidity Security Tips</b><p><b>Known Attacks</b><p><i>Race Conditions</i><p>Reentrancy<br>• Transaction Ordering Dependence<p><i>Gas Related</b> …

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Practical Examples Of How Blockchains Will Be Used In Legal Firms

I contend that blockchain technology is going to disrupt many businesses and industries and the legal profession just might be next. Although there are many appealing characteristics of blockchain technology for lawyers, perhaps the best one of all is that it can secure information in an immutable …

Blockstream Is Using Satellites to Beam Bitcoin Down to Earth

Sounds fantastical? Maybe, but Blockstream swears it isn't as crazy as it sounds.<p>Today, the bitcoin infrastructure company is launching Blockstream …

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KEVM: A Complete Semantics of the Ethereum Virtual Machine

KEVM: A Complete Semantics of the Ethereum Virtual Machine; KEVM: A Complete Semantics of the Ethereum Virtual Machine Everett Hildenbrandt; Manasvi …

Programming

Will blockchain upend digital advertising as we know it?

Even as digital advertising reaches parity with TV in terms of media spend, the space is having a decidedly rough go of it in 2017. Some of the most …

How Blockchains Could Integrate With Smart Assistant Technology

With the release of the Google Home voice-activated home assistant and Amazon’s success with its Echo smart speaker, there has been lots of …

Automation

Blockchains Get Into the Catastrophe Business

A new development in cat bonds is a glimpse into the future of paying for and settling risks.<p>Financial markets are showing some signs of volatility these days after exceptionally low indicators since the start of the 2017. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, or VIX, is at its …

Finance

David Sacks: Cryptocurrency fulfills the 'original vision' we tried to build at PayPal

David Sacks is one of the best-known entrepreneurs and investors in Silicon Valley. He was the COO of PayPal more than 15 years ago, which made him a …

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Secret Sharing DAOs: The Other Crypto 2.0

Aside from the applications above, what else will secret sharing DAOs bring? Particularly, is there anything to worry about? As it turns out, just …

IBM Reveals Blockchain Supply Chain Trial with Singapore Port Operator

A major port operator in Singapore has agreed to work alongside IBM and a regional shipping firm to test a new blockchain-based supply chain …

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Blockchain Is Now Aiming To Disrupt Social Networks In A Major Way

Recent news of Bitcoin going over $4300 helped highlight an Ethereum based platform aiming to disrupt social networks.<p>Recent news of Bitcoin going over $4300 has a lot of people talking. Blockchain disruption has shifted majorly this year in the eyes of the mainstream from a weird basement project …

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97.2% of today's Bitcoin Cash blocks were mined by a single unknown miner. This should worry you.

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How blockchain can build communities completely free of hierarchy

<i>This post was co-written by Jordan Odinsky and Mohit Mamoria.</i><p>In the past few months, blockchain technology has blown up. While a year ago blockchain was an unknown side note synonymous with Bitcoin, today there are dozens of applications making their way into mainstream media.<p>To many, blockchain is …

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Microsoft Goes Ethereum: $561 Bln US Company Releases Ethereum-Based Protocol ‘Coco’

Microsoft, the $561 bln US-based technology company, has released the Confidential Consortium (Coco) Framework, an Ethereum-based protocol.

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Why Blockchain Is The Future Of The Sharing Economy

Everyone’s talking about blockchain, but you’re still not entirely sure what it is, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s something that Jack Dorsey, the CEO and chairman of Square and CEO of Twitter, described this week as the “next big unlock,” and something that, according to Dorsey, is normally …

What will come of Qtum’s second testnet? – Frank Bruno – Medium

What will come of Qtum’s second testnet? Before we get into details of the second version of the testnet, let’s have a brief review of the release of …

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Here's What Goldman Is Telling Big Money Clients About Bitcoin

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is acknowledging that it’s getting harder for institutional investors to ignore the cryptocurrency market with total assets …

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Everybody Is Talking About Blockchain, And Here Is Why You Should Care

New technologies with all kinds of interesting names are popping up every day, but few of them are as hyped as the word “blockchain.” This technology has the capability to reinvent the Internet and technology as we know it. From startups disrupting trillion dollar industries, to massive crowd …

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