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Bitcoin is a ‘Fad,’ But Even NASA is Investing in Blockchain

Bitcoin birthed the concept of blockchain technology, and now even organizations as technologically advanced as NASA are considering its benefits. Yet cryptocurrency is often described as a fad, a bubble, and even worthless. NASA Eyes Hyperledger Blockchain for Air Traffic Management Ronald J. Reisman, an aero-computer engineer at the NASA …

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Yahoo’s Jerry Yang says blockchain/crypto needs trust, else it will fade away

Jerry Yang, Yahoo’s co-founder talked about blockchain and cryptocurrency in a discussion panel at Nikkei Innovation Asia Forum held in Singapore last Thursday. Yang expressed his belief in blockchain, saying that it still has a huge chance to impact the finance and banking sectors in a global scale. He …

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Interconnecting Blockchain Project ICON Makes a Push Towards Decentralizing Its Nodes

ICON recently announced its major decentralization initiative. The plan will elect twenty-two node operators that will produce blocks, verify transactions, and participate in consensus. History of ICON ICON aims to design an “interconnecting blockchain network.” ICON (ICX) is engineering a solution to connect independent blockchains without the use of third-party …

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Crude oil is about to be traded on a blockchain platform backed by five of the top 10 oil companies

Trading of physical commodities has historically been a cumbersome process, requiring mountains of documents, including letters of credit, invoices and inspection certificates. VAKT is using a blockchain platform to bypass the paperwork and offer a more secure way of completing a commodities trade. Most importantly, the technology will reduce the …

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New Open Source Blockchain System for Toll Interoperability

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Milligan Partners, a thought leader in tolling, and Ruuftop.io, a blockchain technology company, announced the launch of Tolling.Network today. Tolling.Network is a distributed ledger solution that uses Hyperledger Fabric for toll interoperability. It’s a next-generation network for agency-to-agency national interoperability and cross-border interoperability. …

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WISeKey and the Blockchain Research Institute sign agreement to create interconnected Blockchain Centers of Excellence around the world

WISeKey and the Blockchain Research Institute sign agreement to create interconnected Blockchain Centers of Excellence around the world The agreement was announced by Don Tapscott and Carlos Moreira at the Geneva Annual Blockchain Congress Geneva, January 19, 2019 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN), a leading global cybersecurity, …

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Your Very Own Virtual Girlfriend Now On the NEO Blockchain: What Are The Implications?

Jan 19, 2019 23:30&nbspUTC | Updated: Jan 19, 2019 at 23:30&nbspUTC By&nbspRushali Shome If Tinder and similar apps are all you know of online or technology-aided dating, then get ready to be wowed because a whole new concept of virtual dating has been launched as a dApp (decentralized application) on …

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Tron’s 28-year-old CEO wants to use blockchain games and BitTorrent to decentralize the internet

An estimated 80 percent of the companies that raised funding via initial coin offerings (ICOs) have been called scams by researchers at the Satis Group. But Justin Sun, the 28-year-old CEO of Tron, wants to prove that his company is different. Sun, a Chinese entrepreneur who became wealthy as the …

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Blockchain or bust: Why business must embrace future tech

Blockchain or bust: Why business must embrace future tech One of the key measures of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 program is a shift toward a digitized economy. Now the world’s focus is turning to new and emerging blockchain technologies that are integral to supporting and realizing digital economies — and …

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