Russia has a complicated history with Bitcoin. The debate to ban the cryptocurrency has swayed back and forth for the past several years, even threatening extremely harsh prison sentences, but things have recently taken a more supportive turn.
For the first time, a national identity card includes so much more than just identification. In Estonia, an e-residency card is now a mandatory provision which includes all of the state’s services. This is also available for all outsiders, revolutionizing the dynamics of business and residency.
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In June 2017, the number of ICOs increased to 76 with a funding value totaling to $800 million. Blockchain start-ups need funding to fulfill capital requirements way before the official Initial Coin Offering (ICO), similarly to any regular start-up.
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Concerns over Bitcoin’s environmental impact triggered the formation of “greener” coins as far back as 2012. Here’s a list of eight coins that claim to be environmentally friendly and an explanation of what they’re doing to help.
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Could we be looking at a future where dispute resolution is facilitated by truly impartial mathematical algorithms as opposed to human judges and arbitrators?
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Eleven banks, including Bangkok Bank, BBVA, BNP Paribas, HSBC, ING and Mizuho, have developed a prototype application to streamline the processing of sight letters of credit and improve trade flows. Built on R3’s distributed ledger platform Corda, the application aims to drive greater efficiencies, reduce costs and simplify today’s existing processes. “Like so many of […]
With significant discrepancy between The DAO and virtual good-esque ICOs, we can expect the latter to be safe from the vice grip of US regulators for the foreseeable future. Entrepreneurs can still look towards ICOs as potential opportunities post the investigative report – but keep an eye out for further developments.
When the US government does get behind a blockchain initiative, the impact it will have will be tremendous. Thus, from this conference a glimpse of both immense destruction and creation on the horizon could be seen.
San Francisco-based startup Chronicled has completed a technical pilot aimed at demonstrating a new cryptographic method for transferring data and information related to trade items anonymously. The pilot allowed multiple parties to verify an object’s identity and provenance using its Serialized Global Trade Item Number (SGTIN) without directly interacting with one another. A Serialized Global […]
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