University of California Professor Criticize Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrencies

University of California Professor Criticize Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrencies

In an interview with the MIT Technology Review, Rod Garratt, an economics professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, criticized the efforts of central banks to launch their own state-issued digital currencies. Since the beginning of 2017, a growing number of central banks including the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) have revealed their intent […]

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Japan To Introduce Blockchain ID System To Facilitate Customer Onboarding

Japan To Introduce Blockchain ID System To Facilitate Customer Onboarding

Japan’s financial regulator the Financial Services Agency (FSA) and various financial institutions are developing a common identification system leveraging blockchain technology to facilitate customer onboarding. The system will first be rolled out at the country’s three largest banks first, namely the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., and Mizuho Bank. An administrative body […]

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Scottish Distillery Uses Blockchain Technology to Fight Counterfeit Whisky

Scottish Distillery Uses Blockchain Technology to Fight Counterfeit Whisky

There are many things that make Scotland the great country that it is, and part of its identity is its Scotch whisky. In its early rebel root days, illegal whisky distillers evaded the long arm of the English taxman. Since then it has become a global enterprise worth billions of pounds. In 2016, food and […]

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Smartphone Maker Sirin Labs Unveils New Product Line Running on Blockchain

Smartphone Maker Sirin Labs Unveils New Product Line Running on Blockchain

Sirin Labs, the maker of the US$16,000 Solarin Android smartphone, has unveiled its second line of devices named Finney. The Finney devices, named in homage to Bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney, will be designed from the ground up on an independent, fee-less blockchain specifically conceived to securely hold cryptographic coins and support crypto wallets, applications and […]

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Blockchain and e-governance: from Estonia to BITNATION

Blockchain and e-governance: from Estonia to BITNATION

Blockchain technology has found plenty of advocates in the world of finance, banking and trade. But, it’s in the unlikely field of democracy where it may soon be making its presence felt most acutely.

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How Finland is Using Blockchain Technology to Help Unbanked Asylum Seekers

How Finland is Using Blockchain Technology to Help Unbanked Asylum Seekers

Nations around the world are witnessing an influx in refugee numbers. Yet, while countless individuals are keen to re-establish themselves in a new country it’s often easier said than done. For many proving who exactly they are is one of the challenges they face. In Finland, though, they are using blockchain technology to aid unbanked […]

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Marine matters: How blockchain technology is stirring the waters for the shipping trade

Marine matters: How blockchain technology is stirring the waters for the shipping trade

The world’s marine industry giants have long been regarded as conservative, set in their ways and resistant to change. Yet, if recent blockchain-related developments are anything to go by, it seems nothing could be further from the truth.

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The Art of Bitcoin Adoption

The Art of Bitcoin Adoption

Combating the ongoing volatility, bitcoin as a payment option is steadily gaining steam among retailers, merchants, mega-corporations, and now, the art world

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Danish Startup Media Sifter Uses Blockchain To Change How We Consume News

Danish Startup Media Sifter Uses Blockchain To Change How We Consume News

Copenhagen-based startup Media Sifter is looking to transform the news media industry using blockchain technology and the wisdom of the crowd. Media Sifter’s news aggregator, which is set to be launched in alpha in October, will be built on top of a community that validates aggregated content through blockchain-powered user consensus, enabling users to better […]

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Blockchain set to disrupt the entertainment industry

Blockchain set to disrupt the entertainment industry

Can blockchain be the “Netflix killer”? Immutability and integrity of data all serve as essential attributes to springboard a platform that cuts out the intermediary for independent filmmakers

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