BLOCKCHAIN EMBASSY

By Mark Smalley | http://bce.asia

Forget Bitcoin. The Blockchain Could Reveal What’s True Today and Tomorrow

As far back as the 1880s, people stood on the curb outside the New York Stock Exchange taking bets on political elections, and newspapers would …

Bitcoin

Blockchain technology can provide lawyers with an authentic, secure ledger

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Blockchain technology can provide lawyers…<p>ABA Techshow<p>Oliver Goodenough. Photo by Stephen Rynkiewicz.<p>A crash course in blockchain at …

Bitcoin

Why Current Cybersecurity Doesn't Work and Why Blockchain Should Take Its Place

Why Current Cybersecurity Doesn’t Work and Why Blockchain Should Take Its Place<p>At the North American Bitcoin Conference in 2017, world renowned (and …

Cybersecurity

THE BLOCKCHAIN IN BANKING REPORT: The future of blockchain solutions and technologies

Nearly every global bank is experimenting with blockchain technology as they try to unleash the cost savings and operational efficiencies it promises to deliver.<p>Banks are exploring the technology in a number of ways, including through partnerships with fintechs, membership in global consortia, and …

FinTech

The Blockchain will save healthcare and shipping billions of pounds

The Hyperledger Project and IBM are attempting to remedy distrust in the world's financial transactions<p>The world is full of big figures, but this one is more shocking than most. $600bn (£483bn) is lost every year from global trade as a result of “maritime fraud” - when goods go walkabout from ships …

Bitcoin

Life.SREDA to form strategic partnership with MDEC, launch $20m joint fintech fund

Shiwen Yap<p>March 19, 2017:<p>Singapore-based <b>LifeSREDA.VC</b>, a fintech venture capital (VC) firm with Russian roots, has entered into a strategic …

Australia's Securities Regulator Seeks Closer Ties To Blockchain Startups

Australia's top securities watchdog is looking to boost its engagement with companies working with blockchain by publishing new materials related to …

Bitcoin

Blockchain-Powered VR World Enters New Testing Phase

A plan to build a virtual reality underpinned by a blockchain is moving ahead with the launch of a new test network.<p>Called Decentraland, the project …

Bitcoin

Blockchain For Government? Illinois Unveils Expansive Action Plan

While much of the US is working to piece together a patchwork of blockchain regulations, Illinois unveiled a sweeping plan yesterday that would see …

Bitcoin

Chinese Bank Union to Tackle Receipt Forgery With Blockchain

Eight Chinese banks have teamed up with blockchain research startup Shenzhen Blockchain Financial Services to bring efficiencies and fight forgery in …

China

The Venture Firm Blockchain Capital Will Finance a Fund with an ‘Initial Coin Offering’

Next month, a venture capital firm called Blockchain Capital plans to do something that could change the way companies get funded—and perhaps even …

Bitcoin

Can Bitcoin Be Stopped?

In a classic case of bad news being dumped on a Friday night, last week the sorta fake sorta real money Bitcoin lost about 20 percent of its value …

Bitcoin

Google’S AI Subsidiary Turns To Blockchain Technology To Track UK Health Data

<i>Forays by Google subsidiary DeepMind Health into the UK’s medical institutions have been characterized by two major themes.</i><p>First, amazing results …

Bitcoin

Using bitcoin's technology to wrangle widespread medical records

March 10, 2017 | 1:09 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2017/03/14/health-care/heard-blockchain-you-will-soon/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Health Care

Global Supply Chains Are About to Get Better, Thanks to Blockchain

When an E.coli outbreak at Chipotle Mexican Grill outlets left 55 customers ill, in 2015, the news stories, shutdowns, and investigations shattered the restaurant chain’s reputation. Sales plummeted, and Chipotle’s share price dropped 42%, to a three-year low, where it has languished ever since.<p>At …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Startup Align Commerce Raises $24 Million, Rebrands as Veem

The company formally known as Align Commerce has raised $24m as part of its plan to simplify global fiat currency payments using the bitcoin …

Bitcoin

Local Government in South Korea Taps Blockchain for Community Vote

A South Korean provincial government recently tapped technology developed by blockchain startup Blocko for a vote on community funding.<p>The province …

Bitcoin

A Public-Private Ethereum? It Won't Be As Easy As it Sounds

Many ethereum developers have high hopes that the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, backed by the likes of JPMorgan and Microsoft, will help to join …

Bitcoin

Say Hello to the Multi-Blockchain Business Model

<i>Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis, corporate finance and fund management, and a member of CoinDesk's product team.</i><p><i>The following</i> …

Bitcoin

Foxconn Reveals Plan for Blockchain Supply Chain Domination

One of the world's largest tech employers is now in the blockchain business.<p>Foxconn – best known for manufacturing Apple's iPhone – last week …

Bitcoin

The Promise of Blockchain Is a World Without Middlemen

The blockchain is a revolution that builds on another technical revolution so old that only the more experienced among us remember it: the invention of the database. First created at IBM in 1970, the importance of these relational databases to our everyday lives today cannot be overstated. …

Harvard Business Review

China's Biggest Blockchain Backer Launches Startup Accelerator

A blockchain venture backed by Chinese conglomerate Wanxiang Group has launched a new startup accelerator.<p>The kick-off, which formally took place on …

Bitcoin

Foxconn Subsidiary Debuts Blockchain-Powered Supply Chain Platform

A subsidiary of one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers has partnered on the launch of a new blockchain-based supply chain finance …

Bitcoin

Maersk Tests Blockchain-Based Freight Tracking

Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, has completed the first test of a system that would manage the company’s cargos using blockchain, the …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin climbs above gold for the first time

The price of one Bitcoin climbed above the price of one ounce of gold for the first time ever on Thursday.<p>The cryptocurrency climbed to $1,241.30 around 10:20 a.m. ET. Meanwhile, gold was around $1,241.25 at the time. Bitcoin dipped below the yellow metal minutes later, but then bounced back …

Markets

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron Praises Blockchain Technology

Former British prime minister David Cameron said earlier this week that bitcoin and blockchain technology have the potential to improve both …

FinTech

Cash is no longer king

The idea of a cashless society is one of the topics that stirs up a heated debate when it comes to the digitalization of banking and society. On one hand, physical cash is the common denominator for corruption, tax evasion, money laundering and other various illegal activities. While the anonymity …

Banking

JPMorgan, Microsoft, Intel and others form new blockchain alliance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N), Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), Intel Corp (INTC.O) and more than two dozen other companies have teamed up to develop standards and technology to make it easier for enterprises to use blockchain code Ethereum in the latest push by large firms to move …

Bitcoin

Jeff Garzik's Bloq acquires Skry for machine learning and AI blockchain data analytics

Skry can detect anomalies like a DDoS attack or a spike in transactions fees on both public and private chains.<p>Bloq, the blockchain studio led by …

Machine Learning