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Bitcoin Price Nears $10,000 in Zimbabwe Due to a Lack of Cash in the Country

According to, bitcoin adoption in Zimbabwe is seemingly skyrocketing as the country’s economic situation looks bleak. So much so, that …

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This Techie Is Using Blockchain to Monetize His Time | Backchannel

<b>Sooner or later,</b> every finance craze turns into performance art. In the 1990s, David Bowie securitized himself, turning his songwriting catalog into …


Russia's Government to Test Blockchain Land Registry System

The Russian government is to begin testing a blockchain-based land registry system early next year.<p>According to a draft resolution published by the …


DTCC Milestone: $11 Trillion in Derivatives Gets Closer to the Blockchain

The company that today settles the lion's share of U.S. securities is moving its flagship blockchain project out of the testing phase.<p>Revealed in an …


Interview: Slovenia's Grand Plan Aims for 'National Blockchain Ecosystem'

Recently, Slovenia’s Prime Minister, Miro Cerar, touted the benefits of blockchain technology while speaking at the Digital Slovenia 2020 gathering. …


Vanuatu becomes the first country to accept bitcoin for citizenship

Earlier this week, Vanuatu became the first sovereign nation to accept bitcoins in return for granting citizenship through its DSP Citizenship …


Cisco Seeks to Protect Blockchain System for IoT Device Tracking

In a new patent filing, tech giant Cisco describes a blockchain management system for monitoring Internet of Things devices on a network.

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Mastercard Expands Access to B2B Blockchain Payment Tools

Credit card giant Mastercard is pushing ahead with a set of blockchain payment tools first unveiled last year, opening them up to banks and merchants …


100 Diplomas: MIT Issues Graduate Certificates on a Blockchain App

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has used bitcoin's blockchain to issue digital diplomas to over 100 graduates as a part of a pilot …


I Bred 'Crypto Kitties' on the Ethereum Blockchain

CryptoKitties wants to make blockchain tech fun.<p>Trying to explain Ethereum to someone who is unfamiliar with the topic is a bit like administering anesthesia. You start by explaining a blockchain and their eyes slowly glaze over. By the time you've gotten to smart contracts and ICOs, they're slack …


How the blockchain economy aligns incentives and reduces costs

The economy that supports the internet is one of linked costs. Take Amazon, for instance. The world’s biggest cloud provider spends huge amounts of money to maintain its data centers, costs it passes on to its customers, the Netflixes, Ubers, Upworks and other small and large websites and services. …


Bitcoin’s latest record high makes Satoshi Nakamoto the 247th richest person in the world

Bitcoin recorded a new high today, hitting $5,991 on the benchmark CoinDesk price index. On major exchanges like Bitfinex and Bitstamp, the price briefly crossed $6,000 intraday.<p>While bitcoin bulls celebrate yet another milestone for the cryptocurrency, there is one major beneficiary to what has …


MIT has started issuing diplomas using blockchain technology

Digital Diploma With Blockchain<p>Since the school’s inception, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has issued paper diplomas to over 200,000 …


Can Basic Income Plus The Blockchain Build A New Economic System?

To stop society’s unsustainable demand for ever-more resources, we need to decentralize and localize our economy. Combining the new ledger technology with UBI may be the way to make that happen.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast …

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Goldman and Google Are Among the Most Active Blockchain Investors

Lloyd Blankfein last week tweeted that he’s "still thinking about #Bitcoin," but the bank he leads is doing more than just thinking about the …

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Authoritarian Cryptocurrencies Are Coming

Russia and China see a new way to completely control their financial systems.<p>With Russia and China both embracing the idea of sovereign cryptocurrencies, it's time to ask a simple question: Why is a technology threatening to decentralize money so attractive to highly centralized, authoritarian …


Gibraltar Publishes Draft Regulations for Blockchain Startups

Gibraltar has published a draft of its upcoming regulatory framework for distributed ledger technology (DLT).


Spanish Telco Telefonica Hints at Blockchain Role in Data Tracking

Telefonica has filed for a patent outlining a potential type of data transfer network that uses a blockchain to ensure reliability.

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One of the world’s largest airlines is looking into blockchain technology

Blockchain Takes Flight<p>Aircraft maintenance is, obviously, a crucial part of any airline business. Keeping tabs with replacement parts on in-service …


Your Local Bank Could Be the Central Bank

Central banks will have to embrace digital currencies; the question is how far they will go.<p>The financial community, increasingly divided over the future of digital currencies, is looking to monetary authorities and regulators for signals. The problem is that those signals are decidedly mixed.<p>The …


Complex blockchain data storage approved for Delaware

0 Comment blockchain<p><i>By Ken Mammarella</i> <i><br>Special to Delaware Business Times</i><p>American Banker called Delaware Senate Bill 69 “tremendously …


ICO Central: Why Switzerland Will Remain Crypto Valley

Switzerland is poised to remain a hotbed of ICO activity, despite regulatory actions. But it should not try to be the only hub, writes Ian Simpson.


Singapore Central Bank Reveals 3 New Blockchain Payments Prototypes

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has revealed three new prototypes as part of its "Project Ubin" blockchain research initiative.


emCash is Dubai’s First Official State Cryptocurrency

The government of Dubai has revealed details of its own blockchain-based cryptocurrency, called emCash.<p>In major news coming out of the UAE, the …


Blockchain is spreading beyond finance: Now it's killing off fake QA certificates

Norwegian firm DNV GL is shifting its quality-assurance certificates to a private blockchain to cut out counterfeits.<p>In what is being described as …


Why Intel Will Benefit From Microsoft's Blockchain-As-A-Service

Microsoft’s latest attempt to increase its clout in Infrastructure-as-a-Service is to provide companies with an enterprise blockchain …

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Oracle unveils Blockchain Cloud Service to bring security and resiliency to the enterprise

Launched at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, the new service leverages the distributed ledger technology of blockchain to deliver enhanced security …


Blockchain Innovation In Healthcare And Life Sciences

<b>“The blockchain is the most consequential technology since the internet. The internet is programmable information. The blockchain is programmable scarcity.” —</b> Balaji Srinivasan, CEO of<p>The internet is entering a second era that’s based on blockchain, this according to futurist Don Tapscotte. …


How Malaysia's Legalization of Bitcoin Could Bring Millions of New Users

Earlier this week, Cryptocoinsnews reported that the Malaysian government and its financial regulators are set to regulate the Malaysian bitcoin …