Month: March 2017

Blockchain in Global Supply Chains to Prevent Counterfeits and Fake Goods

As demand for transparency increases, blockchain technology could improve the traceability of physical goods by creating an auditable and tamper-proof record of the journey behind all products across the supply chain. For businesses, but also society and the environment, this means preventing the selling of fake goods, counterfeits, solving the problem of “double spending” of …

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TaaS Announces “Bloomberg-Like” Portfolio Management and Analytics Platform for Cryptocurrencies

Token-as-a-Service (TaaS), a cryptocurrency fund, is building an intelligence and portfolio analytics platform for cryptocurrency markets. Dubbed Kepler, the solution will cover the entire spectrum of the investment process, providing market research, due diligence and order management as well as risk exposure and performance forecasting. Kepler will be the first “Bloomberg-like” platform for analyzing and …

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How Blockchain Can Benefit Healthcare

Blockchain technology has the potential to make health information exchanges (HIE) more secure, efficient, and interoperable. Blockchain offers a new model for HIE, enabling disintermediation and allowing near real-time updates across the network for all parties. Blockchain-based systems can reduce or eliminate the friction and costs of current intermediaries, according to a report by Deloitte. …

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Altcoins Prices Surge Amid Growing Investors Confidence in Cryptocurrencies

The prices of ether (ETH), Dash (DASH) and Monero (XMR), among others, have surged in the past month as investors are growing more confident of cryptocurrencies and looking for investment opportunities beyond bitcoin. Ether, the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network, has been amongst the most notable rallies, rising by up to 231% between March …

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Bitcoin Could Reach Tremendous Scale Through Trustless Bitcoin Banks

TumbleBit is a second layer payments proposal for bitcoin that has mostly gained attention due to its ability to improve privacy for users, but this enhancement is about much more than that. With TumbleBit, there may be the potential to exponentially increase bitcoin’s user base without making any alterations at the consensus layer, although Segregated …

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Blockchain-Based Virtual Reality World Decentraland Launches Testnet Network

Decentraland, an open source project aimed at building a blockchain-based virtual reality (VR) world, has launched a new test network and entered into its Bronze Age development phase. The testnet release provides users with the ability to start shaping their environment in 3D. Decentraland runs on top of its own blockchain, which is used to …

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Grayscale Investments Report Outlines Centralization Risks in Ethereum

One of the most difficult aspects of bootstrapping a new cryptocurrency network is moving beyond the early stages of inevitable centralization. To some extent, bitcoin is the only cryptocurrency to gain a noteworthy level of decentralization in terms of entities interested in the protocol, and a recent report from Grayscale Investments outlines the centralization risks …

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South Korean Province Uses Blockchain for Voting

Gyeonggi-do, South Korean’s most populous province, has used a blockchain-based voting system in a vote for local community projects proposed by residents. The successfully completed voting included about nine thousand residents who took votes on and off-line. The blockchain-based e-voting system was developed by South Korean startup Blocko. Using the company’s technology, all the information …

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Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Acquires Charting and Trading Platform Cryptowatch

Kraken, a global digital currency exchange based in San Francisco, has acquired the popular charting and trading platform Cryptowatch. The acquisition is the most recent in a series of merger and acquisition deals that Kraken has leveraged to expand its global client-base, add new services and bring talented member to its team. Kraken has already leveraged …

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