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Blockchain Will Disrupt E-Commerce

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By: Giri Devanur Aug. 8, 2018 Forbes The winter of 2017 was spectacular for the cryptocurrency markets, which reached an unprecedented high. 2017 Google Trends indicated how hot Bitcoin was last year — it was the second most searched topic under the global news category, while “How to buy bitcoin” was the third most sought-after “how to” question. Then, in […]

Ohio just became blockchain-friendly

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By Thomas Gnau Aug. 7, 2018 Dayton Daily News Dayton —Ohio is touting itself as a friend to blockchain businesses. Gov. John Kasich Friday signed legislation enabling new uses for the blockchain technology. Ohio is one of the first states to adopt legislation recognizing the use of blockchain technology to save and secure electronic records in an array […]

Biotech Giant Plans to Securely Share Genetic Data on a Blockchain

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By: Wolfie Zhao Aug. 6, 2018 Coindesk A publicly traded biotech giant based in South Korea is turning to blockchain to allow it to share genetic data without risk of hacking or infringement of patients’ privacy. Macrogen, a DNA sequencing service provider with headquarters in Seoul, said in a press release on Monday that it is working with Big Data […]

Japan’s Tech Giant Sony Offers Solutions for Boosting Blockchain Hardware in Two Patents

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By Helen Partz Aug. 3, 2018 Cointelegraph Japanese electronics giant Sony has filed two patents for boosting blockchain-based ecosystems, according to filings 20180218027 and 20180219686 published by the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) Aug. 2. Through the patents, Sony intends to improve the design and structure of blockchain hardware by introducing new circuitries to the processes of distributed ledger technology. The first application, entitled “Electronic Node and […]

Zambia, Overstock’s Medici Ink Deal on Blockchain Land Registry Pilot

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By: Madeline Meng Shi Aug. 1, 2018 Coindesk Overstock’s blockchain subsidiary is partnering with the Zambian government to build a blockchain land title registry, the company announced Wednesday. Medici Land Governance (MLG), the blockchain-powered property rights subsidiary of Overstock.com, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Trevor Kaunda, the permanent secretary for the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources in Zambia. […]

The first ‘blockchain baby’ is here

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By: Violet Blue July 27, 2018 Engadget When you read the news that they put a baby on the blockchain, your reaction makes you one of two types of people. Either you think, Mon dieu, is there anything the magical fairy dust known as blockchain can’t solve? Or you think: Surely this is child abuse. For the past few years, techies […]

Blockchain Could Be the Savior of Free Speech

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By MICK HAGEN  July 26, 2018 Fortune Many governments and businesses today use censorship software to monitor people’s online activity and prohibit access to undesirable content. According to Freedom House, Internet freedom in 2017 dropped for the seventh year in row, with as many as two-thirds of all web users facing state censorship. Fortunately, there’s a technology that […]

Meet Honeyminer: The App That Lets You Earn Bitcoin With a Laptop Again

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By: Leigh Cuen July 24, 2018 Coindesk New mining software promises to let almost anyone earn small amounts of bitcoin with a Windows laptop, giving users a taste of the cryptocurrency’s early days. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the New Jersey-based crypto mining startup Honeyminer quietly launched a free beta in June and has already garnered 10,000 downloads across the globe. Honeyminer […]

Wanchain’s Bridge to the Ethereum Blockchain Is Now Open

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By: David Floyd July 23, 2018 Coindesk Amber Baldet, former JPMorgan blockchain program lead (and current CEO of Clovyr), has expressed her doubts about the proliferation of blockchain protocols: “Each of these blockchains speaks a different language,” she said in April. Getting different blockchains to talk to one another has become a pressing issue, as more and more protocols pop […]

Wall Street Exec Mike Novogratz: Crypto, Blockchain Mass Adoption Is ‘5 to 6 Years Away’

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ByHelen Partz  July 19, 2018 Cointelegraph Speaking at the Beyond Blocks conference in South Korea, Novogratz, CEO and founder of crypto investment firm Galaxy Digital, still expressed confidence that many institutions will come into the industry “in the next two to three years,” claiming that “without that, we will be running in circles.” However, the mass adoption of […]