Blockchain

Amex Takes the Dive into Blockchain, Who's Next?

This marks one of the first major uses of blockchain though many critics still believe that the technology is years away from use in prime time<p>Last week, it was announced that Amex has launched a blockchain-based business payment network using Ripple, a fintech start-up. The system is intended to …

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Blockchain could render banks and lawyers obsolete

Blockchains could spell death for central authorities including banks and lawyers, a new report claims.<p>The report from the ICAEW group says that …

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Initial Coin Offering: A New Way To Fundraise For Your Business

Startups today have many options to raise capital. While bootstrapping works for some, most need an infusion of funds to get off the ground. Companies now have a new option — perhaps the most global, inclusive and democratic: the “Token Sale” or “Initial Coin Offering” (ICO).<p>In 2009, Bitcoin was …

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What Do Financial Advisers Think of Bitcoin?

For those of you who work with a financial adviser, bringing up bitcoin as an investment option will probably bring chuckles and groans from most …

Personal Finance

Shared economy 2.0 — enabled by blockchain

These days I speak and write quite a lot about my conviction that, thanks to blockchain and other emerging technologies, businesses will increasingly …

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How Blockchain's 'Web of Value' Could Oust the New Big Media

With Facebook, Google, Netflix, Spotify, and precious few other platforms establishing a new monopoly on how the masses are informed and entertained, a Big Media fit for the internet age has emerged.<p>The early promise of a decentralized web that gave artists and content creators their fair share did …

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SBI to use blockchain for smart contracts by next month

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City of Fremantle readies AU$8m energy and water blockchain project

The Australian government, alongside private investors, will be funding the project trialling the use of blockchain-powered distributed energy and …

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Estranged Moscow Exchange Director Emerges as Blockchain Boss

It's been two years since a former managing director of the Moscow Exchange resigned his position in the aftermath of Russia's annexation of the …

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How Accenture is going ‘off-chain’ to make blockchain editable

The future of finance is undeniably linked to blockchain, but Accenture plans on doing things a little differently.<p>Blockchain as a technological …

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Blockchain’s Vertical Takeoff As Flying Cars Become Reality

You remember the pictures of techy, geeky, out-of-this worldly future in any sci-fi movie like ‘The Fifth Element’ to date: tall buildings, strange …

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The Gobblechain? What Your Turkey And Bitcoin Have In Common

As food companies embrace blockchain to track their products, a major turkey producer is letting customers look up information about their individual birds online.<p>In the IFC show "Portlandia," characters played by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are so concerned about the early life of the …

Business

Five Ways Blockchain Can Impact The Real Estate Market For The Better

Real estate and technology seem to go hand in hand these days. With more advancements in technology being made, more options are available to realtors to sway buyers to purchase new homes. Blockchain is one such technology that could make an impact in the real estate market by offering real-time …

Real Estate

Blockchain Investment Services: What Small Business Owners Should Know

All economies are built on the basic premise of bartering. Before the creation of currencies, humans exchanged goods by trading one good (or a basket …

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Inside SAP's blockchain as a service strategy - an SAP TechEd analysis

We can talk in general terms about Leonardo, SAP’s<p>next gen kitchen sinkdigital umbrella, but beyond a point, I don’t find it useful.<p>What <i>is</i> productive …

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Bitcoin’s blockchain technology praised by Wall Street

Last week was a big one for bitcoin.<p>The cryptocurrency went a long way toward developing its Street cred with two major announcements.<p>On the consumer …

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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 …

FinTech

Vehicle Lifecycle Blockchain Can Save You From Inflated Garage Bills

Do you trust your vehicle service centre? More importantly, should you? According to comparethemarket.com, the average car owner in the UK has paid …

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US Treasury Official: More Blockchain Use Cases Needed

An official from the U.S. Treasury has written an optimistic article on the blockchain, calling for more relevant use cases, proofs of concepts and …

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Blockchain could ‘change everything’ for real estate

“This changes everything.” That’s how Apple introduced the original iPhone in 2007. But it could just as easily apply here and now to the blockchain and its potential to enable transformative innovation in a variety of industries.<p>The most mature proposals for blockchain-led innovation are in the …

Business

Blockchain is not evil – states Sahil Kohli, Bitindia

<i>This article is brought to you by Bitindia.</i><p>If you systematically approach the topic of blockchain, you often slide-off finding the right resources …

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Blockwatch: Tools for Working With Solidity

Recently a group of Blockchain enthusiasts at the co-working space I occasionally work from decided that it was time we stopped talking about …

DevOps

Smart Contract Security Startup Announces Token Sale

November 17, 2017 · 4:30 pm<p><b>SAN FRANCISCO, NOVEMBER 16, 2017 — Since June 2017, the number of Ethereum smart contracts has quadrupled from 500,000 to</b> …

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Nasdaq Files Patent for Blockchain-based Asset Ownership Data Storage System

Major stock exchange operator Nasdaq has filed a patent for a Blockchain technology-based asset ownership data storage system. The system uses …

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Despite Predictions, Blockchain Will Not Be The Future Of The Music Industry

Just about every month for the past couple of years there’s been an article or post by a major publication about how blockchain technology is going to revolutionize the music business. It’s supposedly the savior of the industry because finally “artists will get paid,” record labels will be able to …

Vinyl Records

Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain to Add Support for Bitcoin Cash (and SegWit)

Bitcoin wallet service Blockchain has announced it will add full support for bitcoin cash across all its platforms by the end of Q1 2018. The company …

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Massively Distributed Blockchain XenonNetwork Most Widely Held Ethereum Token – over 757,000 Addresses

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Squeezer Connects Blockchain to the World-Class Clouds

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It's time to take back ownership of our digital identities

Smart contracts, bits of code that run on blockchain, took the notion a step further and made it possible to run applications without the need for centralized servers.<p>In recent years, plenty of startups have emerged that employ blockchain and smart contracts in different domains and industries.<p>One …

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How Blockchain Addresses the 5 Principal Issues in E-commerce

How blockchain can lower prices for goods online and increase security for online purchases, explains Aleksey Alimov, Connectius Founder and CVO.<p><b>1 –</b> …

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