BLOCKCHAIN EMBASSY

By Mark Smalley | http://bce.asia

Blockchain To Prevent Ad Fraud | Articles | Chief Technology Officer

Fraud is becoming an increasingly serious problem for advertisers. According to a survey from MyersBizNet, click fraud is the top concern among brand …

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Ethereum's Byzantium Testnet Just Verified A Private Transaction

The effort to bring the privacy features of zcash to ethereum took a step forward today during testing for the upcoming Byzantium upgrade.<p>A …

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Blockchain marketing technology has arrived and is about to explode

When you think of blockchain, you usually think about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. While these are interesting and disruptive in their own right, it is the non-currency applications of blockchain that could truly revolutionize how we do business.<p>The most obvious place …

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Malta Unveils Blockchain Advisory Board as National Strategy Advances

The government of Malta is forming a new task force to advise on the implementation of the country's national blockchain strategy, announced in April.<p>…

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Microgrids and the blockchain are powering our energy future

The era of large-scale power plants is (slowly) coming to an end. In its place is a new network of super-smart and super-clean energy systems<p>A …

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Now Boarding? AXA's Ethereum Test Could Be Blockchain's Ticket Mainstream

<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> …

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The best explainer on how blockchains will upend banking comes from an unexpected source

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) isn’t given to analyzing financial fads. Based in Basel, Switzerland, it’s a “bank for central banks,” so it’s usually concerned about things like the stability of the global financial system.<p>In its latest quarterly review, though, it reached out to an …

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Will Blockchain Revolutionize Global Real Estate Next?

Governments and private companies are looking at the digital ledgers as a way to organize land title records and reduce fraud.<p>Blockchains are best known for keeping track of who owns purely digital currencies like bitcoin, but government agencies and for-profit companies are increasingly exploring …

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Who Will Build the Health-Care Blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

There are 26 different electronic medical records systems used in the city of Boston, each with its own language for representing and sharing data. …

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Everything you need to know about digital currencies, in one massive graphic

Despite all the financial media coverage of bitcoin and other lesser-known digital currencies, cryptos pretty much remain a mystery to the uninitiated.<p>That’s where social trading platform eToro and the Visual Capital blog come in. The two got together to create a massive graphic aimed at lifting …

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$797 million in 3 months: Blockchain’s newest industry is going crazy

ICO, or Initial Coin Offering, is currently the most popular way to get your blockchain startup off the ground, period.<p>According to a quarterly report by CoinDesk, blockchain-based startups were funded with a total of $797 million in the second quarter of 2017 alone. That's more than triple the …

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Which regulators have publicly commented on Initial Coin Offerings?

Below are some of the stated positions of ten different regulators around the world regarding ICOs. In chronological order:<p>Brazil’s equivalent of the …

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Malaysian Finance Regulator Warns Investors Over ICO Risks

Malaysia's Securities Commission, the statutory body that oversees and enforces financial regulation, has issued a statement warning investors of the …

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$257 Million: Filecoin Breaks All-Time Record for ICO Funding

Blockchain data storage network Filecoin has officially completed its initial coin offering (ICO), raising more than $257 million.<p>Filecoin's ICO …

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Bitcoin Fund Manager Wins Approval From Canadian Regulators

Securities regulators in the Canadian province of British Columbia have granted an official registration to an investment firm that plans to launch a …

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Sprint and SoftBank Back New Blockchain Consortium for Telecoms

A group of telecommunications carriers have launched a new blockchain consortium.<p>Some of the notable firms involved include US-based carrier Sprint, …

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Proof of Xerox? Copier Giant Pursues Blockchain Time-Stamping Strategy

A technology company best known for its eponymous copier machines may be looking to use blockchain to create digital proofs for documents and other …

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UBS: Technologies like blockchain are IBM's 'best hope for recovery'

Blockchain may be IBM's saving grace.<p>That's the thesis of a research note by a trio of analysts at UBS, the Switzerland-based bank, out Tuesday morning.<p>IBM, the New York-based technology company, has witnessed its stock tank more than 14% year-to-date, despite its inroads into blockchain technology …

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Dharma wants to let anyone borrow a small amount of cryptocurrency

dApps, or decentralized apps, are open-source applications built on top of a blockchain. But here’s the thing – users usually can’t interact with these dApps unless they have tokens issued by these projects. For example, both Augur, a decentralized prediction market and REXMLS, a free global …

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The first ICO unicorns are here

It was always likely to happen, but the speed in which the first ICOs worth more than $1 billion have arrived is surprising.<p>Today both OmiseGO (OMG) and Qtum passed a $1 billion market cap today, according to coinmarketcap.com, a site that tracks the value of crypto tokens. In doing so, they became …

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Putin Advisor Announces New Blockchain Advocacy Group

An advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a new association focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency, reports say.

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Database Giant Oracle Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

Computer technology multinational Oracle has officially joined the Hyperledger project, the Linux Foundation-led blockchain development initiative.<p>In …

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In Legal, Blockchain Is The New Black

Why all the buzz about blockchain?

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Brokers Beware: Insurance Consortium Reveals ‘Codex 1’ Blockchain Prototype

In a CoinDesk exclusive, blockchain insurance consortium B3i outlines how its DLT prototype could ultimately eliminate brokers from the equation.

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WhopperCoin: Burger King Russia Launches Blockchain Loyalty Program

Burger King meets blockchain as the fast-food chain's Russian branch is set to launch a new cryptocurrency-based loyalty program.

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Citi Speaks: State-Backed Cryptocurrency Key to Blockchain Adoption

Citi's head of cash management for Asia-Pacific explains why state-issued currencies on a blockchain could supercharge the technology's potential.

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Ethereum Founder Strikes Deal with Russian Development Bank

The non-profit that supports development of the ethereum protocol has inked a deal with a state-backed development bank in Russia.

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New AMD Graphics Card Sells Out In Minutes Amid Crypto Mining Boom

AMD's new graphics card is already sold out, a development that comes as cryptocurrency miners seek the latest GPUs to power their mines.

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Vietnam Is Preparing to Legally Recognize Bitcoin

Vietnam's prime minister has approved a plan that could see the country formally recognize bitcoin as a form of payment, reports say.

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