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Drugs, Code and ICOs: Monero’s Long Road to the Blockchain Mainstream

If monero was the top-performing cryptocurrency of 2016, don’t tell that to the blockchain project’s outspoken maintainer. At a Club Med resort in Cancun, Mexico, Riccardo Spagni takes a pause from his general airing of grievances to order his second margarita. Armed with oversized shades and jovial blue shorts, he …

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Polish Blockchain Compliance as a Service Firm Ready to Go Global

Our London Correspondent Nick Ayton caught up with Coinfirm.io CEO Pawel Kuskowski to be the first to hear the new expansion plans for the Poland-based business of the Blockchain Compliance as a Service. Coinfirm.io is working with pan-European Polish Bank PKO BP to roll out a new platform that secures …

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Banks Should Embrace Blockchain, Not Oppose It: Matthias Klees

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann, who is also part of the European Central Bank’s Governing Council, has recently called for sweeping regulatory oversight of the Blockchain. Weidmann is convinced that fintech has immense potential to threaten financial stability and the banking sector. Cointelegraph decided to sort the views of Matthias Klees, …

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4 Blockchain Consortia to Look out for – The Merkle

Quite a few different blockchain “alliances” have been formed over the past few years. Distributed ledger technology is of keen interest to enterprises all over the world, even though the number of practical use cases remains fairly limited. The year 2017 could be the defining moment for all of these …

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Blockchain is the best bet for secure, efficient electronic health records – Digital Trends

Digital Trends Blockchain is the best bet for secure, efficient electronic health recordsDigital TrendsBlockchain, the same technology that enables hackers to collect ransoms with anonymity, is increasingly seen as the best platform to advance universal electronic health records (EHRs), according to Wired. Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, … Source link

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China’s RMBCoin May Not Use Blockchain Technology After All

Not too long ago, the Chinese government announced plans to issue their national virtual currency. RMBCoin, as this initiative is called, would see China become the first country to release a national digital currency. As one would expect, the PBOC will oversee the issuance and control of this new currency. …

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Two Hawaiian Politicians Want to Explore Blockchain Tech for Tourism

Legislators in Hawaii are pushing for the creation of a working group dedicated to blockchain technology. If passed, House Bill 1481, first filed on 25th January, would lead to the creation of a group dedicated to researching “the uses of and best practices regarding blockchain technology”. The bill is sponsored by …

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Major UK Telecom Seeks Blockchain Security Patent

One of the UK’s largest telecoms is seeking a patent for a security system aimed at preventing malicious attacks on blockchains. British Telecommunications (BT) PLC submitted a patent application last July for “Mitigating Blockchain Attacks” to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The application, released on 2nd February, details both …

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Microsoft Partners With Tierion to Develop Immutable Blockchain For Identities

Tech giant Microsoft has established a partnership with Blockchain identity startup Tierion to secure sensitive pieces of information on a public Blockchain. Daniel Buchner from the Microsoft Azure Identity team will be leading a project called decentralized identity initiative which features extensive collaboration with Tierion and its developers. Cooperatively, the …

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