Blockchain Basics

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Tencent Joins China Blockchain Race With New TrustSQL Platform

The Chinese Internet giant Tencent is building its own Blockchain for enterprise-level services.<p>Its platform, TrustSQL, aims to provide all the tools …

FinTech

Patientory Launches Healthcare's First Crypto-Token To Deliver Blockchain-Based Patient Care Model

Patientory.com, a provider of blockchain solutions for healthcare has announced the launch of their token sale offering – healthcare’s first …

Health Care

Spotify Turns to Blockchain Technology to Pay More Royalties to Artists

Spotify has announced its acquisition of blockchain technology company Mediachain Labs to help it reward online content owners with royalty payments.<p>The news, first reported by <i>VentureBeat</i> on Wednesday, was relayed via a Spotify press release which has since been removed from its website, explaining …

FinTech

Ethereum-Based Swiss Blockchain Startup Readies Tech for the Food Supply Chain

A Switzerland-based startup called FoodBlockchain.XYZ is making a bid to become a leading blockchain technology provider to the food supply chain. …

Bitcoin

XMR Squad Is Charging German Companies €250 for "DDoS Tests"

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to …

Security

More than 75 banks are now on Ripple's blockchain network

The concept of a blockchain originated in 2009 with the digital currency bitcoin, but now many banks and financial institutions are interested in …

Bitcoin

Prague's cryptocurrency cafe: perfect brew of beans and bitcoins

The terms espresso bar and ‘anarchic ethical hacker collective’ don’t usually go together but this radical bitcoin-only hub in the Czech capital is no ordinary cafe<p>Prague has long been home to opulent coffeehouses, where everyone from Kafka to Einstein gathered to debate the burning issues of the …

Coffee

Mizuho Financial Group Partners with Cognizant to Develop a Distributed Ledger Solution for More Efficient and Secure Trade Finance

TOKYO, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) today announced that it has been selected by Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE: MFG, TYO: …

Bitcoin’s value increases as the SEC reconsiders its ETF decision

<b>Recent reports indicate that the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission is planning to reconsider its decision to block the first ever bitcoin</b> …

Trading

Casper

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Ten New Customers Join Ripple's Global Payment Network | Ripple

<b>Image: Shutterstock</b><p>Ripple is proud to announce the addition of 10 new customers to our growing global network. These financial institutions include …

FinTech

UniMelbourne to create credential blockchain

<b>Small step, giant leap: University of Melbourne to pilot block chain based micro-credentialing</b><p>Enrolment study shows demand driven funding working well<p>…

Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to solve music’s attribution problem

Spotify has acquired the Brooklyn-based blockchain startup Mediachain Labs, whose team will join the company’s office in New York where they will work on developing better technology for connecting artists and other rights holders with the tracks hosted on Spotify’s service. Prior to its …

Startups

6 Important Ethereum Co-founders to Keep an eye on

<b>The Ethereum ecosystem has gotten a lot of attention over the past few years. Not only did the project raise a lot of funding before it was</b> …

How can blockchains improve the internet’s infrastructure?

Our lives are increasingly dependent on the internet. It’s hard to get any work done if the internet goes down. Yet the internet was designed more …

What’s To Do Before Ethereum Enters Its Third 'Metropolis' Stage?

Ethereum is over the hump, moving towards the third of its four planned stages of development to further the groundwork for its so-called 'world …

Bitcoin

UASF Developer Revises Controversial Bitcoin Scaling Proposal

A controversial proposal for upgrading the bitcoin blockchain saw a notable strategy shift this weekend.<p>Since its publication on the bitcoin-dev …

Bitcoin

Why Sweden is Taking a Chance on Blockchain Land Registry

Could the technology that powers bitcoin be adapted for land titling?<p>Sweden's land registry authority, the Lantmäteriet, seems to think so, and has …

Bitcoin

Ethereum's Boy King Is Thinking About Giving Up the Mantle - Motherboard

Vitalik Buterin is 23, and the technology he invented four years ago is worth more than four billion dollars. He keeps his hair in an easy-maintenance close crop and prefers accessories with cats on them. He speaks quickly and with an authority you wouldn't expect, judging by how he never looks …

Cryptocurrency

EU Report: DLT Could Increase Cyber Risks for Financial Institutions

The proliferation of new technologies such as blockchain poses an increasing risk to Europe’s financial system, according to a new report.<p>The risk …

FinTech

Gibraltar – Cryptocurrencies: defining Future/Regulation

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China's Government is Backing a Massive Blockchain Research Effort

The government of the Chinese province of Jiangsu is backing a new research effort aimed at offering unbiased information to businesses coming up to …

Bitcoin

SWIFT to Use Hyperledger for Joint Blockchain Payments Project

The global payment relay network SWIFT has announced it will use Hyperledger as a basis for simplifying international transactions.<p>In a trial …

FinTech

Swift Selects Hyperledger Tech For Cross-Border Blockchain Test

Swift has officially selected Hyperledger's Fabric codebase for use in its most prominent blockchain project.<p>Designed to simplify the nostro-vostro …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Has Power to Break People Out of Poverty, Current System Broken

Can Bitcoin help people break out of poverty? What if we could build a financial system with Bitcoin that would lead to a more equitable and fairer …

Bitcoin

The UN Wants to Accept Bitcoin And Ethereum – And Soon

The United Nations (UN) is in the final stages of what could be one of the most epic blockchain projects of all time.<p>After successfully using the …

Bitcoin

European Commission Backs Blockchain Pilot With €500k Budget

The European Union’s executive branch is establishing an "observatory" focused on blockchain as part of a wider pilot project.<p>Unveiled earlier this …

Europe

Malta Approves National Strategy Draft to Embrace Bitcoin - Bitcoin News

<b>The first draft of a national strategy to promote Bitcoin and blockchain technology has reportedly been approved by the Cabinet of Malta. This move</b> …

FinTech

New Blockchain Deal Seeks to Expand Delaware's Business Appeal

There are more businesses incorporated in Delaware than there are people – a balance the state's leadership hopes blockchain can help change.<p>Already …

Bitcoin