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The Evolution to Equity 3.0 and Security Token Offerings

October 17, 2018
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In case you have been asleep, the ICO market has cooled off. In a new report, Juniper Research forecast another 47% sequential drop in transaction values in Q3, 2018 and warned “the industry is on the brink of an implosion.” Against this backdrop, and for the last several few quarters, security token offer...

Spacebit brings DLT to the final frontier

October 16, 2018
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It was announced at the International Astronautical Congress 2018 (IAC18)that LinkX, the new decentralised ground station scheduling system, is now in beta testing on the EOSIO platform LinkX, which has been developed by Spacebit in collaboration with the Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, is expected to r...

How can AI, Blockchain And Machine Learning Go Hand-in-Hand?

October 14, 2018
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The last few years have seen exponential growth in new technologies. It seems that the world is now opening up to new ideas and experiments. Exponential technologies are fantastic and can help humanity in a great deal.  Image credit: Mike Quindazzi, Twitter According to the report from PwC, Artificial inte...

Top 10 MNC Exploring Blockchain Or Integrated Blockchain in Their Business

October 13, 2018
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Cryptocurrencies have dominated the whole discussion around the blockchain technology. But as the hype around cryptocurrency is slowing down, it is paving the way for more focused and natural growth of the blockchain technology. The technology has boomed to a level that no big or small organization can ign...

How United Nation and IMF are helping Blockchain flourish?

October 8, 2018
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How United Nation and IMF are helping Blockchain flourish? The technical advancements in the world have made it a small place to live in! The credit for this goes to the globalization of our economy and wide-spread social media network which has enveloped our world and filled in communication gaps. The fac...

Blockchain is the hot topic in making all government policies

October 8, 2018
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The blockchain technology is all set to alter the norms of our society; the future holds days that seem next to impossible or mere dreams. Now and then we hear an influential personality or politician talk about the merits and demerits of the blockchain. Is it because the blockchain is overhyped or it̵...

Solving real-life global financial problems with blockchain

October 5, 2018
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The disruptions of the blockchain are ready to transform the rules of our society. The technology threatens the most powerful institutions of our generation – the Governments and the Banks. The most powerful impact of the blockchain is the distribution of power from the centralised organisations (whi...

Blockchain revolutionises tracking of false insurance claims

October 4, 2018
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The multi-trillion dollar insurance industry hasn’t been a new idea for our society. The insurance companies benefit from the premium they get while the policyholder gets coverage of his loss at the time of need. But the centuries-old insurance industry is expensive, slow, and fraud-prone. It takes a...

How to manage your finance using blockchain?

October 3, 2018
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The credit for popularising the blockchain goes to bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto (the mysterious publisher(s) of the bitcoin white paper). But the underlying technology behind bitcoin has farther reaching possibilities than digital currencies. The marvelous technology is also called web 3.0, and it can repl...

Blockchain Is Paving The Way For New Culture, Trust!

October 3, 2018
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Blockchain has varying connotations for people with different educational backgrounds and interests. For Developers, Blockchain is a set of protocols and encryption technologies for storing data on a distributed network; Business Professionals, it is a distributed ledger, and cryptocurrencies…another finan...

Global Financial Concerns Are Increasing, Blockchain Can Be The Alternative

October 1, 2018
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The disruptions of the blockchain are ready to transform the rules of our society. The technology threatens the most powerful institutions of our generation – the Governments and the Banks. The most powerful impact of the blockchain is the distribution of power from the centralized organizations (whi...

How Blockchain Works – An Infographic Explanation

September 29, 2018
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Blockchain Technology The Blockchain was developed with regards to the computerized money, Bitcoin (which at this point, the vast majority have known about). The Blockchain is an open record of all the Bitcoin exchanges, which keeps on developing exponentially. Blockchain enables gatherings to execute safe...

Blockchain Can Bring Biggest and Innovative Transformation In Financial World

September 29, 2018
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The financial services industry is flooded with discussions about blockchain and its use cases. It will not only disrupt the industry but will lead to the fall of many businesses and the rise of new ones with new business models. As trillions of dollars move within the global financial system each day, the...

Swachhcoin will shortly close its Highly Rewarding Token Sale “Growth Phase”

September 28, 2018
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28th September 2018, India: Swachhcoin, A Decentralised Waste Management Ecosystem, which aims to be a global leader in providing robust technological solutions to waste management sector will shortly close its Token Sale “Growth Phase”.  Amongst the core of its solution, is the incentivizing model where i...

Blockchain promotes sustainability by reducing carbon emission

September 25, 2018
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The world is presently facing great distress as we have mammoth problems like global warming, depletion of resources, expanding world population etc. The aim of innovations should be to eliminate problems from the civilization and provide robust solutions. The blockchain technology can be a stepping stone ...

Digital Currencies Have to Meet a Need

September 24, 2018
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Confused about cryptocurrency? You aren’t the only one! Last December, Bitcoin hit a record high of $19,783.21 and the total crypto market was worth around $890 billion. Last week, following a period of dramatic price swings over the summer, the market dipped below the $200 billion marks with Bitcoin...

Transforming the Internet age by using the blockchain-powered phone

September 22, 2018
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Currently, the blockchain is the most debatable technology due to its instability. The disruptions caused by blockchain are touching new heights with each growing day. One thing which is inevitable is our future dominated by the use of blockchain and its widespread applications. It was months back when HTC...

Though Blockchain is Bringing Revolution, There Are Noted Limitations

September 20, 2018
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Every new technology launched goes viral before anyone can understand its underlying flaws. Same is the case with blockchain. Only after years and years of research and development in this sector, we have come to realize the inherent disadvantages of this technology which might not make most of our dreams ...

Criminals Be Warned – Blockchain Is Watching You

September 19, 2018
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The innovations in the technological field have always aimed for the upliftment of our society!  It is for our great importance and benefit that the tremendous potential of the blockchain is getting recognition from the masses. The past few years have witnessed mind-blowing growth in the technology of the ...

“Blockchain won’t witness 1,000-times growth again” says Vitalik Buterin

September 19, 2018
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Change is the law of nature, and our word is continuously changing with the advancements in technology. These technologies have both positive and negative impact on us. But most of the time, the idea is the upliftment of our society and the functioning of organizations more transparent and lucid. With the ...

Future Perfect Ventures launched second fund of $25M

September 18, 2018
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The commencement of the blockchain and related applications, into our world has completely transformed the functioning of different sectors. The crypto market has gained pace over the decade, and presently the blockchain has become the most debatable topic of the decade. To sustain into the crypto market o...

3 Big Firms invested $ 14M in this blockchain startup

September 18, 2018
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The blockchain has gobbled up on investment from every sector of the financial world. The whole world is focusing on the blockchain with close attention and trying to bring it into mainstream society. The blockchain has contributors from every part of the globe. It seems that the tsunami of the blockchain ...

Blockchain to Ensure Sustainable Development by Promoting Usage of Solar Energy

September 14, 2018
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Conservation of energy is very crucial for meeting the goal of sustainable development. It has been predicted by CNBC, that the world will face a shortage of oil supply and other resources by 2020. The blockchain can help us use our electricity efficiently, thus saving our fossil fuels. The need for DLT pl...

Blockchain Technology Can Soon Create A “Universal Supply Chain Framework”

September 14, 2018
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The versatile nature and capabilities of the blockchain make it the most important invention since the internet itself. The numerous features of the blockchain like non-repudiation, immutability, transparency, the integrity of data, authentication of sender and receiver, tamper-proof nature, added security...

This Powerful Still Nascent Technology Can Transform Our Financial Society

September 14, 2018
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A progressive society always aims for the overall development of every stratum. Social upliftment of the underprivileged is not the responsibility of our governments only, but also the moral responsibility of every other person living in it. Technology plays a vital role in providing equal opportunities to...

Blockchain to ensure sustainable development by promoting usage of solar energy

September 11, 2018
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Conservation of energy is very crucial for meeting the goal of sustainable development. It has been predicted by CNBC, that the world will face a shortage of oil supply and other resources by 2020. The blockchain can help us use our electricity efficiently, thus saving our fossil fuels. The need for DLT pl...

Blockchain transforming global supply chain

September 11, 2018
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The versatile nature and capabilities of the blockchain make it the most important invention since the internet itself. The numerous features of the blockchain like non-repudiation, immutability, transparency, the integrity of data, authentication of sender and receiver, tamper-proof nature, added security...

Walmart to build blockchain controlled autonomous robots

September 10, 2018
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Robots are influencing our daily life like never before. The reliance of humans on the autonomous robots is increasing, and they have become an inseparable part of our life. The advancement in technology has further accelerated the growth and development of autonomous robots.  Many corporates giants have b...

Critical Analysis of Decision Making Algorithms of Blockchain. Are you aware?

September 10, 2018
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No one can deny the fact that the blockchain is the future of our society. One day the blockchain and its various subsets are going to be as ubiquitous as cars, internet, ACs, and computers.  This present day cutting edge and mysterious technology is the future for tomorrow revolutionizing not only the tec...

Microsoft to use blockchain to avoid spam calls

September 10, 2018
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Over the past two years, the relationship between Microsoft and the blockchain has reached new heights. Microsoft’s little fling with the blockchain has shown signs of real seriousness as the company seems avid on securing its share in the blockchain market.  How can Microsoft limb behind, when the rest of...

An A-Z guide on decentralized exchange protocols and their applications

September 9, 2018
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The industry market cap for cryptocurrencies has comfortably crossed the USD 100 billion mark in June of last year. Indicating the insane amount of money flowing into this market, the world economy is surely experiencing major changes. The rise of the bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has meant that peopl...

Deribit Perpetual introduces millisecond trading to biggest crypto trading market

September 6, 2018
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Deribit, the Bitcoin futures and options exchange, is introducing the Deribit Perpetual, a trading product that tracks the Bitcoin price while allowing for very cost effective and efficient trading. Deribit has one of the most advanced trading platforms in the market, able to handle thousands of order requ...

Unikeys introduces the UKey card, a smart hardware crypto wallet with biometric security

September 6, 2018
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Unikeys, the biometrically-secured hardware wallet solution provider, announces the debut of its hardware wallet, the UKey card, the first on the market to introduce fingerprint technology to secure users’ cryptocurrencies. Security is the primary concern for cryptocurrency holders, who currently do not ha...

Blockchain Can Transform Supply Chain Industry, Eximchain CEO, Ms. Hope Liu

September 4, 2018
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Blockchain technology has been revolutionizing multiple facets of businesses including payments, utilities, digital identities, supply chain, etc. Out of most of the use cases, developed on the blockchain, Supply chain is considered as the most complex in implementation. In an interview, Ms. Hope Liu, the ...

Blockchain To Bring More Wealth In Healthcare Industry

September 3, 2018
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Technology and healthcare go hand-in-hand. Many of the technological advancements have made treatment of fatal diseases accessible to all. The healthcare sector is not limited to just the treatment of patient’s but also maintaining records of birth, death, licenses, certificates, medicines etc. the most im...

Cardano’s Co-Founder, Kenji Sasaki, joins PumaPay’s advisory board

September 3, 2018
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Decentralized Vision, the blockchain company that developed PumaPay PullPayment Protocol, announces its newest addition to PumaPay’s advisory board, Kenji Sasaki, Co-Founder of Cardano, CEO of Next Chymia Consulting HK, Corporate Officer of Emurgo. Sasaki is a true visionary in the blockchain space and has...

China Is Set To Dominate Digital Disruptions Using This Revolutionary Technology

August 28, 2018
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We always love to sneak in what our competitors are doing, whether it be the two competing countries. When it comes to China, no more cold shoulder. So here comes the most surprising sneak peek- China Sees 454% Increase in Companies with ‘Blockchain’ in Name. In the past calendar year, 16,600 newly-registe...

12 Startups which have put Blockchain to innovative use cases

August 28, 2018
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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain have become the latest buzzwords of this decade. To stay ahead of the curve, startups and enterprises all across the globe are tailoring their solutions to integrate this technology into their existing systems. Institutional money is flowing into the ecosystem, even though man...

Where Can Medical Organizations Use Blockchain?

August 27, 2018
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Technology and healthcare go hand-in-hand. Many of the technological advancements have made treatment of fatal diseases accessible to all. The healthcare sector is not limited to just the treatment of patient’s but also maintaining records of birth, death, licenses, certificates, medicines etc. the most im...

Portion’s digital auction house brings together cryptocurrency and collectibles enthusiasts under one roof

August 27, 2018
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NEW YORK – August 2018 – Portion, the company providing a transparent and trusted platform for creators and collectors, launches its blockchain-based global auction house. With $5.5 million already raised by VC fund partnerships, Portion empowers creators, collectors, and bidders with its certifiably authe...

Indiegogo Is Selling Real Estate Tokens On Blockchain

August 25, 2018
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The blockchain has been disrupting the digital to a very large extent. The market is being restructured by this technical bliss. Many financial institutions have been taking advantage of the blockchain technology and its applications to grab market opportunities and profits. Indiegogo in partnership with S...

Can Blockchain make smart cities ‘really’ smart in India?

August 25, 2018
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India is on the course of development and it has witnessed growth in every sector since the last decade. One of the important factors in accelerating the slow rate of development in India has been the proper involvement and utilization of technologies. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of digita...

U.S. Government Allocated Funds For Blockchain Research

August 24, 2018
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The distributive ledger technologies (DLTs) are the future of human civilization. The blockchain which is a subset of DLTs has tremendous potential and extensive work is being done to relish and utilize it to the fullest. Countries across the globe have witnessed its influence on various sectors of our wor...

What is Blockchain And Does It Suit Your Company?

August 24, 2018
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Blockchain will revolutionize life on planet earth. That’s what the tech gurus and witch doctors are saying. But is it true? No. Although it will introduce a great many changes in how data is stored, shared and used, both nationally and globally, which will induce widespread changes in our values and...

Blockchain And The Supply Chain Share a Future Fastened Around Trust

August 23, 2018
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According to a growing chorus of business technologists around the world, this emerging blockchain stands poised to revolutionize nearly every industry. Momentum has gathered pace as companies around the world evaluate proofs of concept and pilots using this emerging technology and venture capital investme...

Businesses in UK Believe In Blockchain Story – A Research By ServiceteamIT and Doogheno

August 23, 2018
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According to a new piece of research, 5 percent of businesses in the UK  are looking to incorporate blockchain in their technology stack within the next 12 months, and 35 percent of companies are planning to look at incorporating blockchain within the next three years. The research project carried out by S...

2018 Witnessed A Record Year For Funds Raised by Blockchain Startups

August 22, 2018
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Believe it or not, it all started with a GitHub project in 2008 when Satoshi Nakamoto presented the world with the idea of the blockchain. No one could have imagined this scope and reach of the blockchain in fin-tech industry. The penetration of the blockchain and its applications have been worth noting. I...

Blockchain, A lesser known Fun Facts and Threats

August 22, 2018
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Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Ethereum are some eye-catching, decorous or bluntly speaking few ‘boasting’ words today. But literally speaking, the technology running it will make us feel like a crater on Pluto in entire Solar System. Hyperbolic? Not at all. We all accept that we are highly obsessed with tec...

Is Blockchain a Hoax For Corporate? Experts Opinion

August 21, 2018
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History has shown time and again that the path of change is never easy. Revolution is always full of struggle and the corporate world has always struggled to implement new technologies. Time and again the market tests you and only the most persistent and tenacious ones survive. The blockchain business stru...

Secure lands with Blockchain, A Story of Indian State – Rajasthan

August 21, 2018
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Turning the pages of tons of cases filed in the judicial courts, Here are some of the most mind shocking cases regarding illegal landholding- When Laxmi, 57, was widowed in 2012, she lost more than her husband. Shortly after his death, her in-laws illegally took over the fields she had tilled for decades a...

G20 Keeping Close Eye On Blockchain Revolution, Talks About Crypto Regulation

August 20, 2018
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The significant progress made by blockchain, especially its most explored application cryptocurrencies, and digital assets is phenomenal. In just one decade, the technology has caught the eyes of most influential organization and personalities; everybody seems to talk about the developments in the blockcha...

Blockchain Regulations Shift – Where Does USA Stand?

August 20, 2018
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Blockchain has completely changed the way we view our financial system. It is not wrong to say that it is web 3.0, as the tsunami it has bought with itself, is overwhelming and empowering. The biggest impact of blockchain has been seen in the financial sector, but today it seems impossible to find any sector

Should You Use Blockchain In Your Business? Simplified.

August 20, 2018
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With the advent of blockchain technology, it seems that everyone is thinking of new use cases and applications of blockchain every day. As a result, we have seen more than 28000 blockchain startups in the first six months of 2018 as compared to 27000 startups in the whole of 2017. However, as harsh may it

How To Mine Ehereum

August 20, 2018
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Miners play a crucial role in the Blockchain ecosystem by maintaining and securing the Blockchain. What do they actually do all day? Most of the work is done by machines set up by miners that solve complex cryptographic problems in order to validate transactions. This work done by the miners earns them a r...

Understanding Bitcoin Price Chart

August 20, 2018
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The crypto frenzy has taken over the world. On the face of it, it seems as if the cryptocurrencies world offers a “Get Rich Quick” scheme. However, it is more often a “Get Stress Quick” scheme until and unless you follow the right strategies. The market is definitely volatile, but the volatility of bitcoin is

APPLICATIONS AND USE CASES OF BLOCKCHAIN

August 20, 2018
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According to the World Economic Forum, “Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, could soon give rise to a new era of the Internet even more disruptive and transformative than the current one. Blockchain’s ability to generate unprecedented opportunities to create and trade value in society will ...

How Will Ethereum Scale?

August 20, 2018
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Though we have been talking a lot about the benefits of the Ethereum blockchain and how it can completely transform certain industries, one problem which can hinder its growth significantly is scaling. Ethereum is a decentralized app platform for developers to make apps that run on the Ethereum Blockchain....

PumaPay to be added to Wix Payments as a new recurring payment method

August 19, 2018
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Cyprus – August 2018 – Decentralized Vision, the blockchain company that developed the PumaPay PullPayment Protocol, announces its collaboration with Wix.com Ltd. Wix has chosen to add PumaPay’s PullPayment Protocol, a blockchain payment method, as one of its billing methods to Wix, which could enable its ...

Metaverse Digital Identity (Avatar): Eradicating the Problems within Digital Identification

August 16, 2018
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A Growing Fragmented Digital Identity Problem  The World Bank reported that more than 1.1 billion people in the world are unable to prove their identity. As a result of this, they have little to no access to important services such as healthcare, education, social protection, and financial services. A solu...

LXDX Announces Investment from Dymon Asia Ventures to Expand its Platform for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

August 16, 2018
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Singapore, August 2018 — LXDX announces backing by Dymon Asia Venture Capital Fund LP to make LXDX’s cryptocurrency trading platform more widely available. LXDX offers full-spectrum technology services for cryptocurrency exchanges, including software that powers both public retail exchanges and private exc...

Zoom Builds a Booming Freelance Marketplace with its Outsourcing and Project Management Platform

August 15, 2018
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Amsterdam – August 2018 – Zoom, the project management, and global outsourcing platform, is utilizing blockchain technology to enable business relationships, project planning, and a secure payment system. The Zoom platform facilitates connections between freelancers and virtual companies by using a blockch...

Dusk Foundation Partners with Kryha to Immerse the EU in the First Blockchain Consortium to Tackle Privacy

August 15, 2018
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Amsterdam: August 2018 – Dusk Foundation, the not-for-profit blockchain research organization, is announcing its partnership with Kryha, the project, and management company responsible for the development of blockchain-based products. Kryha and Dusk Foundation will complete the technology roadmap of the Du...

Ethfinex: Multiple blockchain use cases powered by Ethereum is now a reality

August 15, 2018
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On August 3, Ethfinex, an Ethereum based platform, conducted the company’s Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit for the crypto and blockchain enthusiasts of platforms such as Digix Global, District0x and the Abyss. Ethfinex is the home for digital token trading and discussion build for the ethereum community, u...

Indian cryptocurrency regulation on way

August 14, 2018
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The journey of cryptocurrency in India has been quite bumpy. Reserve Bank of India denied to legalize it and barred the banks from trading in crypto-currencies last April. The government had given a green flag to use of blockchain but had completely derailed Crypto-currencies from Indian economy. After the...

Innovations in Crypto Assets! A new approach to tokenization

August 13, 2018
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After analysing the quarter two of 2018, we bring you the insight details of various tokens offered by ICOs and their performance in the ICO market. The second quarter of 2018 was quite interesting as we witnessed that ICOs ditched old ideas and came up with new ones. Some of these ideas were hits while ot...

The Lesser Known Facts About ICO Market Performance in Last Quarter

August 13, 2018
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The ICO market had shown tremendous growth in 2017 and has almost doubled in a year by 2018. The significant inclination of investors toward ICO’s has been very encouraging. The rollercoaster journey of the ICO market has faced many ups and downs. We are presenting some of the lesser known facts and ...

FintruX Network Welcomes Bob Rinaldi to its Board of Directors to Guide the Growth of its P2P Lending Ecosystem

August 13, 2018
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Singapore – August 2018 – FintruX Network, the global P2P lending ecosystem, is announcing a new addition to its Board of Directors, Bob Rinaldi, a serial entrepreneur, and business director. FintruX Network is an online ecosystem that facilitates the lending and borrowing of finances to small businesses i...

World Bank Is Foraying Into Blockchain, To Issue First Blockchain Bond

August 12, 2018
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The fact that blockchain is only a decade old has not hindered its penetration into the digital financial world; not only in the local market but also in the international market. The reach of crypto-asset has gobbled the whole world’s attention. Even the World Bank isn’t left untouched from the blockchain...

Japan the torchbearer of crypto regulations

August 11, 2018
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History makes it very evident that Japan has always been open to innovations and experimenting with it. For the last two centuries, many of the technological advancements and innovations have come up from there. Japan has managed to steal the limelight when it comes to crypto regulations. Being very open t...

Hollywood Entering Into Blockchain, Joins Hand with Bankex – An Interview With CEO

August 9, 2018
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Industrialization of blockchain is the new paradigm in the latest trailblazing distributed technology world. Multiple stories featured across the internet suggest key developments and use cases of the blockchain. We have the pleasure of interviewing renowned Hollywood film producer, Christopher Woodrow (Ex...

Does blockchain deserve this hype?

August 7, 2018
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Blockchain has managed to gather much of the attention in the techno world for the last few years. It has been the most debated and discussed topic of the decade and it seems that the corporate world has turned its eyes towards it. The investment in blockchain is surging to a level like never before.

Familiarize yourself with the jargons of cryptocurrency

August 7, 2018
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When bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, was launched, its developers and earliest adopters were filled with optimism about blockchain technology as a way to counter the powerful distrust that they held for banks and middlemen. Let us get face to face with jargons of the blockchain world. Encryption Encrypt...

Be Aware! These Crypto Attacks Can Impact You

August 7, 2018
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When bitcoin, the first crypto, was launched, its developers and earliest adopters were filled with optimism about blockchain technology as a way to counter the powerful distrust that they held for banks and middlemen. Designed with sophisticated encryption, irreversible transactions and a decentralized st...

Blockchain giants ensuring patient’s privacy by using blockchain technology!!!

August 7, 2018
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The innumerable applications of blockchain technology have made it the most widely discussed and experimented with the technology of a current time. It has been observed that giant companies from a range of fields from trade to medical to banking and what not, have recognized the tremendous scope of blockc...

Your Cryptocurrency Portfolio Can Vanish Overnight If You Are Not Aware About This

August 7, 2018
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When bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, was launched, its developers and earliest adopters were filled with optimism about blockchain technology as a way to counter the powerful distrust that they held for banks and middlemen. Designed with sophisticated encryption, irreversible transactions and a decentra...

Mt Gox Creditors Prepare Revised Claims for Bitcoin Repayments Plan

August 7, 2018
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The creditors of the infamous Mt GOx exchange have proposed a new plan for partial payments to bear the loss of the creditors due to the collapse of the biggest exchange at that time. In 2014, when there were little or no Bitcoin exchanges, Mt.Gox, the most popular Bitcoin exchange was handling around 70% of

NITI Aayog Plans to Use Blockchain to Remove Logjams in Courts

August 6, 2018
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In his address to the International Blockchain Congress, Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog, the policy think-tank of the Indian Government, recently announced their intention of using blockchain to solve logjams in courts. He says, “It’s [blockchain] powerful because it allows multiple parties to...

Ethereum in talks to acquire its first top-level domain name

August 6, 2018
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According to an August 3 press release, Ethereum has entered into an agreement with Minds + Machines Groups Limited (MMX), the provider of end-to-end domain services, which will let the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) acquire its top-level domain name.   Ethereum Name Service (ENS) is a project within the Ethe...

Ripple Along With Madonna To Help Malawi’s HIV/AIDS Orphans

August 6, 2018
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Madonna who is known for pushing limits in her musical stream is currently planning on pushing limits with respect to philanthropy. On her 60th birthday which falls on the 16th of August, she will be partnering with Ripple in a month-long activity to help orphans by raising funds. This program ‘Raising Mal...

Can Blockchain end data privacy breaches?

August 5, 2018
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The world is not unknown to the incidents of data theft and privacy breaches. Recently, Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal had shaken the digital world as it was named as one of the biggest data theft in human history. Such incidents of data hacks and privacy breaches are not new to ...

Bitcoin Can Hit 10k Once We Have Regulatory Clarity, Mike Novogratz

August 5, 2018
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Mike Novogratz, an ex-hedge fund manager and the founder of the crypto bank Galaxy Digital LP, believes that Bitcoin needs regulatory action and clarity to reach $10,000. After that level, the flow of institutional money will easily take it to $20,000 and beyond. In an interview with Ran Neuner of Crypto T...

Decentralized Gaming Platforms: Blockchain Gaining Ground in the Gaming Industry

August 4, 2018
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Blockchain, one word that cannot be avoided today. It has succeeded in creating a buzz globally. It’s safe to say, the technology is the new black. Having successfully disrupted several industry sectors, ranging from the financial and education to healthcare and entertainment sectors, blockchain technology...

Goldman Sachs Not Positive for the Future of Cryptocurrencies

August 4, 2018
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Unlike many other investors out there, Goldman Sachs is pessimistic regarding the short-term future of cryptocurrencies as is apparently visible in its mid-year economic report released in July 2018. Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani, chief investment officer of the Investment Strategy Group, Goldman said in the re...

Intercontinental Exchange partners up with Microsoft and others to launch a Global Digital Assets Platform

August 4, 2018
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Intercontinental Exchange that owns and operates 23 regulated exchanges and marketplaces, announced on 3rd August, its plans to incorporate Bakkt, to create an “open and regulated, global ecosystem for digital assets” powered by the Microsoft Cloud. This would allow users to spend, store, buy and sell digi...

Is Citibank Heading to Adopt and Accept Cryptocurrencies?

August 4, 2018
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Citibank, the consumer finance division of the multinational Citigroup, is one of the largest banks on the planet, has more than 2500 branches in approximately 20 countries and caters to more than 200 million customers. New reports according to Cheddar, indicate the growing interest of the bank in cryptocu...

Blockchain Technology: The Present, and The Future Ahead

August 3, 2018
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It’s no longer news, the hype and craze over blockchain technology. Since the public debut of Bitcoin, we have seen the technology being improved upon and its remarkable potentials consistently tapped into. Companies are searching for several ways the tech can be adopted to save them time and cost. No doub...

UBS: Bitcoin Isn’t Ready To Be A Currency

August 3, 2018
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Bitcoin was invented and has been always seen as an alternative to the fiat currency. Bitcoin evangelists are commonly seen as talking about the flaws of the financial system as well as how Bitcoin can replace it. As reported by Bloomberg on 2nd August, Union Bank of Switzerland, the second-largest bank in...

Indians cannot stop trading cryptocurrency despite the ban

August 3, 2018
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Despite the ban imposed by the RBI on Indian cryptocurrency exchanges, the citizens are eager to trade a lot more than before. While exchanges like WazirX and Koinex have resorted to P2P trading, Dabba trading, a common feature of the stock market, is being heavily used for trading these virtual currencies...

Does The Blockchain Requires Governance? A Bigger Question To Answer

August 2, 2018
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Blockchain is a subset of distributed ledger technology, but for the technical world, it is more than just a ledger. It is a diverse community for software developers, miners, and engaged users. It is also an ecosystem for the software and an economy of merchants, industries, and exchanges. Blockchain can ...

Russia requests the extradition of Bitcoin Fraud Suspect Alexander Vinnik

August 1, 2018
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A panel of senior judges in a Greek court has accepted a new extradition request from Russia for Bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik which further complicates the international case going on against him. The court based out of the northern city of Thessaloniki ruled in favor of the Russian extradition r...

Millennials now consider cryptocurrencies as a dating metric

August 1, 2018
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According to a recent survey, the cryptocurrency craze is on the rise as millennials are 75% more likely to date someone who has knowledge about cryptocurrency. CreditCoin.com, which helps to “Buy Bitcoins and altcoins ultra fast,” announced the results of the study towards the end of June 2018. The study ...

Nations are Competing to Attract Crypto Entrepreneurs

August 1, 2018
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With the recent boom in the number of blockchain and cryptocurrency startups, governments are fighting to attract crypto entrepreneurs to set up their bases in their country. Malta, Gibraltar, and Bermuda are one of the hottest places to establish a crypto business with respect to the facilities they provi...

Can Bitcoin Beat Gold Amidst the Trade War?

August 1, 2018
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Market observers and financial managers believe that the new trade war started by President Trump can establish Bitcoin as a  strong store of value to tackle gold in the long run. As the Trump trade war continues, the trade representatives in America are imposing tariffs on imported products from countries...

Bitcoin ETFs Will Come, Sooner or Later

August 1, 2018
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The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission rejected the Bitcoin ETF application filed by the Winklevoss brothers on July 26, by publishing a release. While the price of Bitcoin plummeted soon after the news as the investors took it negatively, it jumped back up again in 24 hours. The Bitcoin ETFs are not o...

DCEX- An XRP Based Decentralized Crypto Marketplace Launches in San Francisco

August 1, 2018
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Another Ripple (XRP)- based decentralized crypto exchange, DCEX, has now opened enrollment for retail and institutional records, as per an official statement distributed on July 30. DCEX is a San Francisco based crypto-to-crypto marketplace, where all different currencies will be trading against XRP as a b...

Bill Clinton to Give A Keynote Address At Ripple Tech Conference

August 1, 2018
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According to Ripple’s blog post on 31st July, it’s global payments tech conference called Swell will be opened with a keynote speech from 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton. The blog entry takes note of what ex-President Clinton levered up: “usher in a period of extreme growth and adopt...

Bank of England Backs Blockchain Users

July 31, 2018
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The Blockchain mania had already gobbled the European market and it is all ready to rock the European banking system. Bank of England is all set for a makeover of its payment system by use of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The move by the central Bank can surely be marked as a positive development for

Top 5 Knights of Blockchain and Cryoptocurrency Industry

July 31, 2018
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Are you also hypnotized by the Blockchain boom? Then you must follow these 5 influential people to monitor all the ups and downs in the world of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. These people have been important influencers, marketers, advisors, practitioners, blockchain and crypto experts for a very long tim...

Google reCaptcha And Blockchain, A Good Mix?

July 31, 2018
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The advent of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence has flooded the internet with bots, not to mention that more than 28% of them are ‘bad’ or ‘scammy’ bots. There are bots that post unwanted content, spread malicious links, spam fraudulent reviews and engage in sharing undesired or excessive conten...

Australian Sustainable Sugar Project Gets a Blockchain Push

July 31, 2018
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As originally reported by FoodNavigator-Asia, the Coalition Government of Australia provided the Sustainable Sugar Project a grant of A$2.25m. The sugar industry of Australia is worth a $1.75 billion and makes the nation the third-largest exporter of sugar worldwide. The project, led by Queensland Cane Gro...