Blockchain Basics

By Michael Reuter | Ethereum, Cryptography, Smart Contracts, DAO, Blockchain, Bitcoin

The US Navy Wants to Connect Its 3-D Printers with a Blockchain

The US Navy's innovation arm has revealed plans to test blockchain's potential to bring added security to its manufacturing systems.<p>In an …

U.S. Navy

Analyzing Ether: A Bitcoin Investor's Skeptical Take

<i>'P4man' is an active bitcoin miner and investor with an academic background in economy and IT. He has been a member of the online discussion forum</i> …

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US Navy Interested in Integrating Blockchain Technology for More Secure Manufacturing Systems

The US Navy’s Innovation department recently announced its interest in using Blockchain technology for their manufacturing systems.<p>In the …

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Counting Chickens: Can Blockchain Restore Trust in China's Food Supply?

<i>Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis and the author of</i> <i>CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday,</i> …

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How Smart Contract arbitration works

<b>Smart Contract arbitration is a must-have for every Smart Contract used in serious business relationships. CodeLegit has found a solution to automate</b> …

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Ethereum is Struggling With Scaling, Despite Lack of Actual User Base

The Ethereum network, which is valued at around $31.8 billion at the time of writing, is struggling to deal with scaling issues despite its lack of …

Bitcoin’s Legal Status Around the World

<b>When bitcoin was created in 2009, it was supposed to act as a peer-to-peer cash system, but it has taken on a different form. To earn bitcoin, a</b> …

British coder revealed as brains behind bitcoin rival

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin and Potosí Silver: Historical Perspectives on Cryptocurrency

Abstract<p>abstract:<p>Bitcoin, the digital cryptocurrency, has been celebrated as the future of money on the Internet. Although Bitcoin does present …

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The Mining Delusion

The Bitcoin ecosystem today finds itself at a crossroad where the line between science & dogma is increasingly blurry. Fanatics are resorting to …

Unlocking the Blockchain for Digital Advertising

About adChain<p>Who is the team?<p>What is adChain?<p>adChain is a set of interoperable open protocols built on the public Ethereum blockchain that serve the …

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IMF's Lagarde Touts Distributed Ledger as Defense Against Cyber Terror

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued new comments on cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger tech (DLT).<p>In a …

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Ukrainian Government to Start Blockchain Land Registry Trial in October

The Ukraine government has revealed plans to trial a land registry system underpinned by blockchain technology.Source

Bitcoin

Japan Could Place Its Entire Property Registry on a Blockchain

The Japanese government is reportedly planning to unify all property and land registries across urban, farmland and forested areas in a single ledger …

Real Estate

Asian Wealth Management and Asian Private Banking - WEALTH TALK SUMMARY - Natural capital, blockchain as the future of wealth management

Lykke is on course to offer one of the world’s first regulated marketplaces built on cryptographic technology. And, according to its director of …

FinTech

IMF Studies Distributed Ledger Technology On A Global Level

On Monday, June 20, 2017, the IMF published a 49-page paper entitled Fintech and Financial Services: Initial Considerations. Focusing on cross-border …

FinTech

East London Now Has a Local Digital Currency Called 'Local Pound, East London'

East London Now Has a Local Digital Currency Called ‘Local Pound, East London’<p>East London has become home to its own local digital currency, which is …

Why the GDAX Ether Flash Crash Isn’t Surprising, and What It Means for Crypto

On Wednesday, the price of ether “flash-crashed” by over 99.9% in less than a second on GDAX, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges.<p>This was …

Universities add blockchain to course list

Demand for talented individuals far exceeds the available supply

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South Korean Officials Bash ICO

<b>On June 18, government officials from South Korea revealed some opinions concerning cryptocurrency ‘speculation’ taking place in the …

Blockchain's Brave New World: Initial Coin Offerings

Blockchain companies continue pushing the envelope. Their latest innovation: redefining how to raise capital.<p>Initial coin offerings (ICOs) were once within the sole purview of a small and cultish number of technology supporters. Now, they are fast becoming a magnet for frontier venture capital …

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Bitcoin Startup Blockchain Taps $40 Million in New Funding - Bloomberg

Blockchain, the London-based bitcoin currency service provider, has raised $40 million of fresh funding, representing one of the largest investment …

What's Blockchain? HSBC Survey Finds 59% of Consumers Don't Know

A recent survey suggests that ordinary consumers are still largely in the dark about blockchain.<p>According to the survey, published in May by UK-based …

AIG Issues First Insurance Policy Based on Blockchain Technology

AIG announces its first multinational smart contract-based insurance policy utilizing Blockchain technology in partnership with Standard Chartered …

Insurance

Bitcoin in India: Ban Unlikely, Regulation Possible, Govt. Report in July

An intergovernmental committee to study a regulatory and legislative framework for the future of digital currencies like bitcoin in India will submit …

Bitcoin

How IOTA makes bright future for Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) holds one of the biggest potential for human life change. It might become the fastest growing market in next couple years …

Internet of Things

Why blockchains fail and decentralization succeeds

With all of the excitement around blockchain technology, it’s easy to think what we have now is the foundation for the next wave.<p>Yet, it’s worth remembering we are still in the early stages. The blockchains we have today probably won’t be the blockchains of tomorrow.<p>I am still bullish on Bitcoin …

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