BLOCKCHAIN EMBASSY

By Mark Smalley | http://bce.asia

Dnata Taps IBM for Air Cargo Blockchain Pilot

Dnata, provider of air and travel services in the Middle East, has announced the completion of a proof-of-concept examining blockchain's potential in …

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The Blockchain of Things: Why it is a major game changer for Internet of Things

From smart homes and cities to smarter retailing, manufacturing, healthcare and logistics, IoT devices are creating smarter ecosystems resulting in …

Internet of Things

UPS-Backed Blockchain Consortium Aims to Disrupt the Logistics Industry

As blockchain becomes ubiquitous across consumer and enterprise applications, we will continue to see more and more large scale disruption of …

Bitcoin

‘Buy Bitcoin’ Overtakes ‘Buy Gold’ as Online Search Phrase

Add bitcoin to the list of things denting gold’s appeal.<p>Bullion’s rally faltered in the past two months as the dollar strengthened and global …

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Blockchain Can Change The Way You Own And Invest In Real Estate

The real estate market has plenty of investment opportunities. But those opportunities come with many hurdles. Real estate investment involves a lot …

Real Estate

Japan: A Forward Thinking Bitcoin Nation

By 2014, Bitcoin was just about ready to hit the mainstream in Japan. Mt. Gox was a Tokyo based bitcoin exchange which boasted 70% of the global turnover of Bitcoin trading. However, in February of 2014 Mt. Gox suddenly closed its website and shut down its exchange when it was discovered that it …

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SEC warns all of us that publicly endorsing Bitcoin may be illegal

The United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) released a public statement on Wednesday, November 1, warning against the public endorsement …

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Bitcoin and Blockchain Are Among the Fastest-Growing Skills Online

As cryptocurrencies explode in popularity, employers are clamoring for workers with expertise in the emerging field.<p>Demand for online freelancers who …

Bitcoin

Coinbase's GDAX Exchange Sets Out Criteria for Token Listings

Coinbase's digital asset exchange GDAX has released a framework for how it will consider tokens for listing on its platform.

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BDM Meetup 2 - Blockchain Basics - Generating Keys for BloqPress

The opening presentation for our second Blockchain Developers Malaysia meetup, which took place on the 1st of November

Blockchain

We just got a super smart and simple explanation of what a bitcoin fork actually is

Bitcoin split in two in August when the digital currency officially forked creating Bitcoin Cash. Bitcoin gold was created when bitcoin forked again in October. And now the SegWit2x fork is looming. Meanwhile, bitcoin continues to hit new record highs.<p>We asked Nolan Bauerle, the director of …

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How Floyd Mayweather Helped Two Young Guys From Miami Get Rich

SAN FRANCISCO — Floyd Mayweather, perhaps the greatest boxer of his generation, is not shy about using social media to display the wealth that his years of prize fighting have won him. On Facebook, you can find videos of Mr. Mayweather draped in diamond chains. Want to see him with blocks of $100 …

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Vitalik Buterin: 90% of ICOs Will Fail

At the ETHWaterloo hackathon held in Canada and judged by representatives from companies including Coinbase, Consensys, Slock.It and Augur, Ethereum …

Bitcoin

Verisign Explores Blockchain for Domain Security System

One of the oldest internet security firms is exploring applications for blockchain in the field of domain name services.<p>According to a patent …

Bitcoin

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

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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 …

Bitcoin

Russia's Government to Test Blockchain Land Registry System

The Russian Federation is launching a blockchain land-registration pilot project in 2018, according to the Ministry of Economic Development.

Bitcoin

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

Working through the issues of using ethereum's smart contract language, DTCC and Axoni move $11 trillion worth of derivatives closer to blockchain.

Bitcoin

Interview: Slovenia’s Grand Plan Aims for ‘National Blockchain Ecosystem’

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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 …

Vanuatu

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.

Internet of Things

Mastercard Expands Access to B2B Blockchain Payment Tools

Credit card giant Mastercard has opened access to its blockchain APIs, indicating it wants to focus on business-to-business and cross-border payments.

Bitcoin

100 Diplomas: MIT Issues Graduate Certificates on a Blockchain App

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has used bitcoin's blockchain to issue digital diplomas to over 100 graduates as a part of a pilot project.

Bitcoin

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 …

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How the blockchain economy aligns incentives and reduces costs

The Papyrus platform is designed for dApps, or distributed apps, a new category of applications that use blockchain to enable users to preserve their privacy and ownership of data. Blockchain-based advertising enables users to set specific policies on what ads they see and what information they …

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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 …

Bitcoin

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 …

Bitcoin

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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