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Blockchain technology, the power behind Bitcoin's distributed ledger, is applied in new ways every day. Our coverage presents these applications and their power to shape the world.

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IBM/MIT Connection Science Issue Report on the Role of Blockchain in Government

The report highlighted three repetitive themes that occurred throughout the roundtables, namely, the need for leadership and vision from the U.S. government, the need for collaboration between the industry and the government, and increased support for research and testbed deployments of blockchain technology.

Sep 26, 2018
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Overstock.com CEO Acquires Stake in Blockchain Land Registry Startup

“Using blockchain and other technologies, Medici Land Governance (MLG) will create systems to collect and easily secure property ownership information,” a press release had stated.

Sep 26, 2018
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Bancor Bent on Cross-Chain Liquidity With Expansion to EOS Blockchain

“Bancor is not ‘switching’ to EOS. Bancor will continue to support and advance its protocol and liquidity network on the Ethereum blockchain.”

Sep 21, 2018
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New Multibank-Backed Venture to Leverage Blockchain for Commodity Trading

A new venture involving institutional heavy hitters from across banking, trading and energy sectors is tapping into the Ethereum blockchain to settle commodity trades.

Sep 19, 2018
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PwC Global Survey: Corporate Interest in Blockchain on the Rise

In perhaps its most salient insight, a new PwC survey found that 84 percent of executives questioned say “their organizations have at least some involvement with blockchain technology.”

Aug 27, 2018
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New Partnership Designed to Securely Track Precious Metal Trades

The Paxos Confirmation Service – a tool built specifically for the precious metals arena – will instantly automate daily trade confirmations.

Aug 7, 2018
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A “Good Start”: U.S. Introduces Office of Innovation and Sandbox for Fintech

The new CFPB sandbox could alleviate some of the regulatory uncertainty fintech companies face and provide guidance to innovative fintech operations.

Aug 2, 2018
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GXChain and the Blockchain Data Economy

Imagine a new digital economy, one that allows everyday people to take full control of their personal data. Complete with a public chain for data transactions and application development, this system would foster a trustworthy, domain-wide data exchange that capitalizes on the torrent of advancements taking place through blockchain technology. A rapidly growing enterprise known […]

Aug 1, 2018
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An Australian Blockchain Experiment: Tracking Global Almond Shipments

CBA has partnered with five international and Australian companies to ship 17 tonnes of almonds from Melbourne to Hamburg using a new DLT platform built on Ethereum.

Jul 30, 2018
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“Eating Their Lunch:” Blockchain Upstarts Challenge Investment Banks

Currently for large issuers, it’s a given that you simply have to use investment banks. But assuming regulatory compliance, it doesn’t need to be this way.

Jul 30, 2018
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Qtum Platform Now Available Through Amazon Web Services

The platform makes it possible for anyone to run a Qtum node or use Qtum pre-installed to launch a server on its mainnet or testnet.

Jul 25, 2018
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Expanding the Practical Use of Blockchain Technology Within Insurance

Accenture has joined the RiskBlock Alliance as the lead framework architect responsible for developing a “production-grade platform” to create and implement blockchain use cases.

Jul 9, 2018
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Bringing IoT and Blockchain Applications Together to Avoid Human Error

With the growing number of use cases of IoT, “it’s imperative to secure the integrity of this data so AI is making decisions on reliable source data.”

Jul 5, 2018
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EOS Founder Wants to Scrap the Platform’s Constitution, Start Anew

Daniel Larmier, the founder and technical architect of EOS, isn’t pleased with the platform’s constitution and wants a re-do.

Jun 27, 2018
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The Future of Bitcoin: What Lightning Could Look Like

Bitcoin’s overlay payment network is projected to improve over the next few years in areas ranging from network architecture to security and usability, and more.

Jun 7, 2018
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Blockchain-Based Architecture For Project Management

Amid the meteoric rise of the global freelance economy, entrepreneurs, creative nomads and independent teams are becoming a large majority of today’s workforce. As this new model for work develops, establishing productive working systems between contractors, businesses and talent becomes a key component to success. For many businesses, managing the dynamics of an already dynamic […]

May 31, 2018
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Distributed Business Accelerator Launches to Cultivate Blockchain Startups

As part of New York Blockchain Week, Distributed Business Accelerator (DBA) publicly launched their global blockchain accelerator community designed to cultivate an ecosystem of blockchain startups. The CEO of the project is Tom Tao, formerly of IBM and Chainbase Accelerator. In opening remarks, Tao gave his outlook on the industry and extrapolated on where he […]

May 24, 2018
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Æternity Launches Starfleet Incubator for Blockchain Innovation

“With a significant concentration of technical talent and entrepreneurs, a blockchain-focused incubator program is exactly what the current ecosystem needs.”

May 22, 2018
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Malta Government to Enhance Public Transportation Using Blockchain Technology

Malta has entered a partnership with Omnitude — a multi-enterprise blockchain middleware platform — to use the blockchain to enhance its public transportation service by developing a transport and logistics platform using the company’s middleware technology. Ian Borg, Malta’s Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, commented in a press release, “We believe in Omnitude’s […]

May 17, 2018
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IBM and Veridium to Transform Carbon Credits into Blockchain-Based Tokens

IBM has partnered with environmental fintech startup Veridium Labs to turn carbon credits — tradable instruments that provide an economic incentive to those who want to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions — into blockchain-based tokens. In a joint press release, the two companies announced a collaboration to “transform the carbon credit market using IBM blockchain […]

May 17, 2018
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China Takes Another Step Forward in Promoting Blockchain Innovation

The China Center for Information Industry Development of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced its first monthly Global Public Chain Assessment Index.

May 11, 2018