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Fidelity Investments CEO Embraces Bitcoin And Blockchain, Cites Challenges

Posted on May 25th, 2017.

Abigail Johnson, CEO and chairwoman at Fidelity Investments, called for more serious conversations about bitcoin and blockchain while addressing Consensus 2017 blockchain conference in New York City, according to MarketWatch. Fidelity has tested bitcoin and blockchain, according to Johnson, including partnerships, venture investments and...

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ICO Analysis: Cosmos “Blockchain of Blockchains”

Posted on April 6th, 2017.

Cosmos is a novel answer to “sidechains,” which aims to enable users to traverse a galaxy of blockchains with ease. One intended usage of the platform will be to enable automated overflow of transactions, due to the congestion in current cryptocurrency designs. Cosmos consists of “zones” and “hubs.” A “zone” can become congested, just...

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Totally Private Transactions With Cryptocurrency

Posted on March 27th, 2017.

Bitcoin’s true purpose is argued about. Some believe it is a store of value similar to gold, and that transaction fees should not matter due to this. Others, however, believe it is meant to be digital cash. When you hand over cash to a gas station cashier, there is no record besides the receipt. No one necessarily knows where that dollar...

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The Fastest Growing Tech Industries that You Should Consider When Starting a Business

Posted on March 23rd, 2017.

If you are a tech-savvy entrepreneur looking to start disrupting the world as we know it, there are a few industries you should consider. These, according to specialists, are where the future of technology lies. According to specialists at Gartner, a technology research firm, the following industries are beginning to break out of an...

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Quantum Resistant Ledger Readies For Battle Against Quantum Computing, Hires Testers And Seeks Feedback

Posted on March 22nd, 2017.

Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL), a blockchain technology designed to mitigate quantum computing attacks, has recruited testers to create 50 nodes and released an updated white paper by founder Peter Waterland. QRL is seeking comment on Slack prior to a presale. Waterland has commented about the bitcoin scaling issue and the danger posed...

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Is the Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO) the Next Trusted Evolution of Online Casinos?

Posted on March 20th, 2017.

Nick Ayton explores the myths and misunderstandings regarding the Decentralised Autonomous Organisation, where recent bad press with the ‘DAO hack’ hasn’t improved the basic understanding. The hack may have created perceptions as to how a DAO actually works. Lots of activity, a hot space. The gaming industry, like music, is being...

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Blockchains And The War on Cash

Posted on March 20th, 2017.

Currently, India faces devastating cash problems, unique and unprecedented especially for a country of its size. Governments of countries with highly developed financial systems too have proposed to scrape bank notes or at least decommission the highest denominations. In India, the government announced overnight their two largest...

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Is This Blockchain Voting System by NYU Devs the Solution to Russia Election Meddling?

Posted on December 12th, 2016.

With lingering concerns over ways in which the 2016 election could have been underhandedly swayed in the favor of President-elect Donald J. Trump after Barack Obama requested a report on the matter, a team of blockchain-minded New York University devs have developed a potential answer after winning first prize in a development challenge....

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Zcash: A Cryptocurrency More Secure and Anonymous Than Bitcoin?

Posted on November 2nd, 2016.

When MT Gox, bitcoin’s biggest exchange at the time, suddenly announced during February 2014 that they had “lost” almost $1 billion worth of bitcoins, some took to the blockchain to see what had happened. Their analysis led, in just a few days, to the second biggest news of that year: MT Gox still held 200,000 bitcoins, then worth $200...

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vDice.io, The World’s First Full Decentralized Gambling Platform

Posted on November 2nd, 2016.

vDice.io, having launched in June as the first fully-decentralized betting game for the first programmable P2P network, will host a crowdsale from November 15 to December 15. In exchange for Ether (ETH), investors will receive “vSlice” tokens, each of which is directly tied to the profits of the game. The “vSlice” token will regularly...

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The Future of Digital Rights Management Might Be Decent with Blockchain

Posted on October 24th, 2016.

DECENT wants to create a decentralized digital rights management solution for piracy powered by the blockchain. Like so many modern decentralized platforms, DECENT’s platform seeks to remove the middlemen, power abusers, and prevent third party manipulation to ensure content creators and consumers can trade material in a...

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Is a Decentralized Internet the Solution to Outages?

Posted on October 22nd, 2016.

“Attacks that we witnessed today were possible mainly because there is a centralized infrastructure which could have been targeted,” said Piotr Janiuk, CTO of  Golem,  which seeks to decentralize the internet using peer-to-peer technology. “The attack itself isn’t easy to carry out, but it is obvious that even the backbone...

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Metals Wants to Solve Payments for the Unbanked with the Bitcoin Blockchain

Posted on October 20th, 2016.

Editor’s note: Headline altered to reflect Metal’s endeavor to bring payments for the unbanked via the bitcoin blockchain. Hacked discussed with Marshall Hayner the evolution of his startup, called Trees. Once focused on  delivering marijuana by drone – a la Snoop Dogg’s big music via drone push – the service has...

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The Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Healthcare

Posted on October 8th, 2016.

A blockchain-based information exchange could remove friction and costs presented by intermediaries in existing health information exchanges, according to a Deloitte white paper [PDF] on blockchain’s potential benefits for health care titled, “Blockchain: Opportunities for Health Care.” The white paper was written in response to the...

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Cryptocurrency Zcash Vows to Offer Enhanced Payment Privacy

Posted on October 1st, 2016.

Zcash, a new cryptocurrency scheduled to be launched this coming October 28, vows to offer enhanced payment privacy. “Zcash is strongest where Bitcoin is weakest; It gives users the easy ability to maintain their financial privacy. If anything can compete with Bitcoin, it will be on this front,” Roger Ver, Zcash Investor, said in a...

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Bitcoin Could See Credit Card Companies Sweating, Says Bank Report

Posted on September 9th, 2016.

A recently published bank report by Spanish banking giant Banco Santander is foreseeing a future wherein – if bitcoin is adopted in the mainstream – the fundamental business model of credit and debit card companies could be uprooted.

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How Digital Technology Will Bring the End of Traditional Banks

Posted on September 3rd, 2016.

Digital technology has introduced a new era of innovation that will change consumers’ relationships with banks. What many people both inside and outside the banking industry do not realize is that these changes could, in fact, bring the end of banks as they have existed for centuries.

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As Central Banks Sell off Record US Debt, Blockchain Offers Cost Cutting for Financial Industry

Posted on September 2nd, 2016.

Central banks are playing hot potato with America’s debt.

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Financial Market Infrastructures Cite Progress, Concerns with Blockchain Technology

Posted on August 30th, 2016.

Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs), which include exchanges, central clearing houses and central securities depositories, are focusing on blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) applications that create cost savings and efficiencies primarily, but some are also pursuing new opportunities, according to a World Federation of...