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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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Gem’s Vision for Empowering Consumers to Cross the Crypto Chasm

The skyrocketing popularity of cryptocurrency over the past year has been heralded by many analysts and pundits as undeniable success of the growing decentralized movement. But the reality is that crossing the chasm from early adopters and speculators to mainstream usage has proved quite challenging for an industry that seeks to reinvent how people communicate, transact […]

May 10, 2018
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GlobalData: South Korea Among the World’s Leading Markets for Blockchain Technology

The blockchain is widely considered to be one of the most revolutionary forms of technology in modern society. While it is typically used for recording financial transactions in real time, the blockchain is also being studied and explored by enterprises around the world for its abilities to store additional data in a safe and cost-effective […]

May 7, 2018
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Blockchain Tech Could Accelerate Graphics Rendering for VR, Visual Effects

RNDR is “a blockchain-based rendering platform that leverages a distributed network of idle GPUs to render graphics more quickly and efficiently.”

May 4, 2018
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Nick Spanos: Saudi Arabia Is “Kicking the Tires — and That’s Huge”

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco Oil Company Wants to “Blockchain Up” Ahead of the U.S.

May 2, 2018
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New Blockchain Initiative for the Automotive Industry Announced in Dubai

Big names like IBM, Ford, BMW and Renault collaborate to bring blockchain and distributed ledger tech to the automotive sector.

May 2, 2018
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Newly Formed Institute for Blockchain Innovation Backs ICO Alternative

The Institute for Blockchain Innovation will work to establish standards and best practices to enable and encourage advancements on the blockchain.

May 1, 2018
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Blockchain Agnosticism: Resolving the Paradox of Choice

When bitcoin was the only show in town, things were a lot less complicated for blockchain developers. You either used some variation of colored coins to support your decentralized application or you did not. Since then, a forest of blockchains has sprouted, each of them unique. Some are permissioned; some are public. Some use proof […]

Apr 30, 2018
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Tiny San Marino Has Big Plans to Become a Top Blockchain Hub

In partnership with Polybius, San Marino wants to develop the infrastructure, the regulations and the technical expertise to become a blockchain powerhouse.

Apr 24, 2018
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ShoCard’s Use Cases Bring Blockchain Solutions Where They’re Most Needed

Some blockchain applications are solutions looking for problems, but there are other issues that are just begging for help from decentralized technology. Managing and authenticating identity is one of the latter. Traditional authentication processes in many industries use easily guessable identity questions, forgeable documents and unwieldy manual checks. As such, they are ripe for disruption. […]

Apr 23, 2018
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Bitfury: Private Blockchains Are Intermediate Step for Governments

Bitfury was one of the first companies built around the process of bitcoin mining, but the startup also now works on private blockchain software. Some would assume this might have a negative impact on the bitcoin-focused aspects of their business. But, while it’s true that the development of private, permissioned ledger systems means there could […]

Apr 19, 2018
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Building an ICO Dream Team

Nearly half of initial coin offerings (ICOs) fail. In February, Bitcoin.com analyzed ICO statistics from TokenData and found that 46 percent of ICOs in 2017 tanked, leaving a trail of broken websites and neglected Twitter accounts. Some of these were outright scams, but others had the best of intentions. The key for potential investors is […]

Apr 12, 2018
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Smart Startup Token Brings Blockchain Security to Small Business Legal Transactions

Properly upholding legal agreements is critical to a successful startup business. Despite their importance, falling short in fulfilling these agreements is often a recurring obstacle for small and medium-sized companies. Embracing the cutting edge in frictionless transparency and security, the Smart Startup Company wants to use smart contracts on a blockchain to solve this universal […]

Apr 10, 2018
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A “Law-Abiding” Blockchain Alternative for India’s Financial Exchanges

The Reserve Bank of India has been publicly supportive of exploring blockchain technology for the use cases MonetaGo is examining.

Apr 10, 2018
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$1.6 Billion Chinese Fund Launches in Support of Blockchain Startups

Blockchain startups in China now have a new source of funding they can tap into.

Apr 9, 2018
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Sierra Leone and the Blockchain Election That Wasn’t

Though the blockchain company Agora did play a role in Sierra Leone’s election, its involvement was minimal.

Mar 22, 2018
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These Tiny “Crypto-Anchors” From IBM Could Help Fight Product Fraud

Smaller than a grain of salt, crypto-anchors can authenticate a product’s origin and contents, ensuring it matches the record stored in the blockchain.

Mar 21, 2018
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TrustedHealth Develops a Healthcare Ecosystem Based on Blockchain Technology, Presenting at the World Health Organization

Blockchain technology’s immense potential, while well-documented, continues to get lost in the hype surrounding the increasing value of cryptocurrencies and the oft-astronomical raises of initial coin offerings (ICOs).  Though it has ushered in one the most disruptive technologies in decades, the distributed ledger movement remains in its infancy stage, relative to its potential application and […]

Mar 15, 2018
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Decred Sets Its Sights on Decentralization in 2018

Part of Decred’s goal in 2018 is to come up with a formal proposal for a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange.

Mar 15, 2018
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Unibright Unlocks New Possibilities for Blockchain Integration

The exponential growth of blockchain technology worldwide has been well documented.  According to the data-gathering site Statistica, the global market for blockchain technology is expected to continue its growth, expanding to an estimated $2.3 billion by 2021. On the heels of this rapid growth trajectory come concerns of a massive blockchain expertise shortage. Blockchain developers, […]

Mar 14, 2018
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Kenya’s Government Task Force to Explore Blockchains for Land and Education

Private companies, as well as national and local governments, have all caught media attention for announcing some kind of investigation or at least interest in the blockchain. Of course, one of the most notorious examples of this was Long Island Iced Tea Corporation’s pivot to Long Island Blockchain Corporation. On February 28, 2018, the Kenyan […]

Mar 8, 2018
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The Enterprise and Rise of Blockchain Developers

2017 was a busy year for New York entrepreneur Dean Anastos. This is mainly due to the fact that he and his team at Blockchain Developers were in high demand. Specializing in token creation and smart contracts for clients on the Ethereum network, Blockchain Developers sought to work with a specific caliber of enterprise. For […]

Mar 7, 2018