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Odd Bedfellows? Blockchain Developers Can Learn to Love the World Bank

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative.  In this opinion piece, one of a weekly series of columns, Casey assess the unorthodox role that multilateral organizations can play in developing blockchain technology. At first glance, the …

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Bank of America Seeks Patent for Blockchain Processing System

Bank of America is exploring how it might use a blockchain to better track the processing of file transfers in real time. The proposed system, outlined in a pair of patent applications recently released by the US Patent and Trademark Office, detail a system by which a blockchain could be combined with communications …

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Blockchain: Green building blocks – Petroleum Economist

Petroleum Economist Blockchain: Green building blocksPetroleum EconomistQ. What is Grid Singularity, and why did you decide to start the company? A. I was a mechanical engineer, and worked for the energy group ABB in Austria for six years. I first dived into blockchain five years ago, working with bitcoin mining, …

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Smart Business to Business Payments Could Explode Blockchain Adoption

A growing number of companies globally have begun to accept cryptocurrencies for payment. For individual payments, this process is relatively easy – simply using a wallet, and making a transfer via a Bitcoin payment gateway completes the process. While the process is simple enough, many customers choose not to use …

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South Korea’s SparkLabs Launches $100M Fund To Power Blockchain Startups Worldwide – Forbes

Forbes South Korea’s SparkLabs Launches $100M Fund To Power Blockchain Startups WorldwideForbesWith Asia’s cryptocurrency space taking on a life of its own, it’s no wonder that SparkLabs Group, which started as South Korea’s first startup accelerator, is today launching a $100 million fund dedicated to blockchain and cryptocurrency innovations …SparkLabs …

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ESports Entrepreneurs Powered by Blockchain

The digitization of both the economy and the entertainment industries over the past 10 years has presented opportunities for tech entrepreneurs to address customer needs that didn’t exist until recently – and the potential rewards are vast. On the one hand, the online entertainment sector has been driven by a …

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​House of Reps committee ponders taxation on the blockchain

A House of Representatives committee on Tax and Revenue heard on Wednesday from RMIT fellows that blockchain, the underlying technology that facilitates the trading of cryptocurrencies, presents a “huge” opportunity for Australia and the economy, but one fraught with regulatory concerns and moral dilemmas. Addressing the committee, Chris Berg, postdoctoral …

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