Blockchain

This startup's new chip connects blockchain to the IoT

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>Blockchain startup Filament announced a new microchip that will allow companies to connect industrial devices, shipping containers, and …

Internet of Things

Shell just made its first investment in blockchain with UK startup Applied Blockchain

Shell has made its first investment in blockchain, the technology eliciting interest around the world because it underpins bitcoin, but which has far …

FinTech

How Indian Techies Are Making A Fortune From Bitcoins

Image Credit: Mad About Money<p>Bitcoin is Basically an all-inclusive Crypto currency and digital payment scheme called the first decentralized digital …

Cryptocurrency

Digital Currencies and Blockchain in the Social Sector

If you have any interest in recent events, you can’t help but notice bitcoin’s meteoric rise in value. Just over a year ago, on January 1, 2017, one …

Bitcoin

Swiss task force to look into blockchain oversight

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland has set up a working group to look into oversight of blockchain technology and initial coin offerings (ICOs) and report back to the government by the end of this year.<p>The move comes as authorities cast a sharper eye on new such crowdfunding methods, which has let …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a mere drop in the ocean of blockchain opportunities: We're already thinking outside the box

London Blockchain Week kicks off tomorrow, bringing together experts from around the world to share their new and exciting applications for …

Bitcoin

How Adoption Of Blockchain Technology Will Disrupt Agriculture

The rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum has taken the financial industry by storm. However, irrespective of what the future holds for …

Bitcoin

The First Blockchain ETFs Have Launched on the Nasdaq Exchange

Reality Shares Advisors and Amplify Trust ETF launched the first blockchain-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on Nasdaq today.<p>Both funds went live …

Bitcoin

Financial giants dominate blockchain patents—for now

While the price of bitcoin screams up and down, today dropping below $10,000 for the first time since early December, another corner of the crypto world continues to make slow and steady progress: blockchain for banking. According to a study published by EnvisionIP, <b>Wall Street firms loom large</b> …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

“Blockchain 3.0” Uses Cloud Computing To Create An Ecosystem For Building and Deploying Decentralized Applications

The Blockchain 1.0 and 2.0 generations have been focused primarily around Bitcoin, emerging cryptocurrencies and impressive ICOs (initial coin offerings). Now, Blockchain 3.0 is coming into play and will target real-world use cases to encourage the mass adoption of blockchain technology.<p>One key …

Bitcoin

IBM Unveils Joint Blockchain Company with the World’s Largest Shipper

Advertisement<p>Early blockchain tech mover IBM and Danish shipping giant Maersk have announced a joint venture to digitize and enhance global trade …

Bitcoin

Two Blockchain ETFs Launch Today, But They're Going Incognito

Two blockchain ETFs start trading today, but good luck finding them at your local exchange.<p>Shortly before listing, the U.S. Securities and Exchange …

Business

How Blockchain Could Boost Clean Energy

By Jeremy Deaton<p>Bitcoin, the much-hyped cryptocurrency, made headlines recently for driving a surge in power use. Around the globe, digital …

Bitcoin

NYT: Blockchain like original internet, has "radical" possibilities

To reset your mind amid all the crazy Bitcoin coverage, the new N.Y. Times Magazine cover story walks through where the cryptocurrency conversation …

Business

Blockchain Based Copyright Enforcement: Can Kodak Keep up With Copytrack?

Blockchain technology is changing the way photographers protect their creative endeavors online. Realizing the potential of blockchain technology, …

Bitcoin

Regulators issue tighter rules on blockchain stocks

Share prices of blockchain-related companies on China's A-share market plunged on Wednesday after the Shanghai and Shenzhen bourses announced …

News (China)

Rave Culture Is Making Its Way Onto The Blockchain

<b>Blockchain</b>. Cryptocurrency. Data mining. A decentralized internet. These phrases may sound familiar or completely foreign to you, but they are …

Electronic Music

Research Report: Constellation's Futurist Framework (PESTEL) - The Economic Outlook Pre @Davos #WEF18

<b>Expect US tax plan to drive greater investment in the United States (2018).</b> Constellation estimates between $353B to $417B of overseas cash to be …

Economy

5 Blockchain Developments Coming in 2018

During the course of 2017, we saw big technology players making moves in blockchain.<p>In addition to Microsoft and IBM, Oracle announced in October a …

Bitcoin

Let’s explore the main data structures of a blockchain system.

Let's start by answering to the question "what’s a <b>blockchain</b> ?". It’s simply a distributed database over a P2P network.<p>The idea of a <i>distributed</i> and</i> …

Bitcoin

Here are the 10 sectors that blockchain will disrupt forever

Cryptocurrency, once strictly the domain of techies, has grabbed mainstream attention due to the skyrocketing values of the likes of Bitcoin and …

Bitcoin

IBM is teaming up on blockchain with the world’s largest shipping company (IBM)

• Shares of IBM gained about 1% Tuesday morning after the computer and software giant announced a blockchain partnership with Denmark’s Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company.<br>• The two companies will create an industry-wide trading platform that could speed up the movement of goods while saving …

Markets

8 Benefits of Blockchain to Industries Beyond Cryptocurrency

Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize everything from voting to stock trader.<p>Entrepreneur and Blogger<p>Heard about Bitcoins and cryptocurrency lately? You probably have, thanks to all the buzz surrounding Bitcoin’s record-breaking exploits.<p>It’s almost surreal to think that, back in 2011, …

Bitcoin

LightChain Ushers Blockchain into the Millisecond Transaction Era

January 16, 2018 · 9:30 pm<p><b>LightChain is a double-layer technology that promises to solve blockchain’s performance issues. Indeed, LightChain hopes to</b> …

Bitcoin

IBM, Maersk launch blockchain platform for tracking cargo

IBM (NYSE:IBM) and A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S (OTCPK:AMKAF, OTCPK:AMKBF) have launched a company using blockchain tech to track international cargo.<p>IBM …

Business

Registering Swiss companies on blockchain: bringing down a 6-week process to 48 hours

While Switzerland is ranked Nr. 1 in the last World Economic Forum Competitiveness Report, the country lags in 53rd place (out of 137) in terms of …

Bitcoin

BRIEF-Riot Blockchain's TessPay Enters Agreement With Cresval Capital

© Reuters. BRIEF-Riot Blockchain's TessPay Enters Agreement With Cresval Capital<p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - Riot Blockchain Inc RIOT.O :<p>* RIOT BLOCKCHAIN'S …

Bitcoin

Putin: Crypto Oversight Legislation Will Be Needed

Russian president Vladimir Putin believes that legislation laying out rules for the country’s cryptocurrency sector will be needed in the …

Vitalik Buterin

Microsoft

Envision - Blockchain<p>Blockchain is more than Bitcoin! Blockchain innovations are creating opportunities for software companies in many industries. …

Bitcoin

Mobecom to be on blockchain in 2018

Mobecom plans to launch blockchain across its existing product offering during 2018.