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MIT, Stanford and others to build blockchain payments network to rival VisaNet

Seven major universities are working together to develop a digital currency network that solves blockchain’s scalability and performance problems before public confidence in the technology erodes. Funded by a Swiss-based non-profit organization, the cryptocurrency application, called Unit-e, and its blockchain-based payment system is expected to launch in the second half of …

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Opinion: Stop Trying To Build a Better Bitcoin

A team of professors from top US universities have come together to create a new globally scalable decentralized payments system. But with Bitcoin already proving to work as intended for ten years running, would a ‘better Bitcoin’ even stand a chance? MIT and Standford Professors Developing Unit-E The professors formed …

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Washington’s Douglas County Looking to Build Blockchain Innovation Institute

Local officials of the Douglas County in central Washington, United States, have revealed that the county is looking to build a blockchain innovation institute. The report was published on January 11 by local daily newspaper The Seattle Times. Bitcoin (BTC) Price Today – BTC / USD As per the report, …

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Velic cryptocurrency management DApp to build on ICON blockchain

VELIC, a comprehensive solution for crypto-asset management with native VELT token, today announced it has established a strategic partnership with ICON, a leading blockchain network on the forefront of interconnecting isolated projects. VELIC aims to unify disparate services into a single “digital asset financial service.” As a financial DApp, VELIC …

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Blockchain Technology Will Build Trust In The Food Production And Distribution Industry

As technology advances, scientists attempt to replicate everything that nature has gifted mother earth with including food. Over the last decade, there has been a significant rise in the number of genetically modified food being produced globally. However, it has become increasingly difficult to separate the genetically modified foods from …

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Why Blockchain Will Build Faith In Food Labels

Do you know the difference between food that’s “organic” and food that’s “made with organic” off the top of your head? Not many do.Getty The labeling of our food is a notoriously murky business. A healthy 82% of Americans say they’ve felt tricked by nutrition labels at some point, and …

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Consensys and AMD Build Blockchain-Based Cloud Infrastructure

Blockchain software company Consensys and AMD, working with Abu Dhabi-based Halo Holdings, announced a new company called W3bcloud (pronounced web-cloud) that will build blockchain-based cloud computing infrastructure. AMD will provide the hardware, Consensys will provide the blockchain software and expertise, and investment firm Halo Holdings will raise money for the joint venture, …

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Blockchain vital to build a truly smart city: Smart Dubai director general

Smart Dubai is gearing up to launch the third round of the Global Blockchain Challenge, organised in partnership with successful local accelerator the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA), an initiative of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF). The Challenge seeks to source innovative Blockchain start-ups from around the world and bring them …

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Why One Blockchain Developer Cannot Build You An Entire App

The blockchain community is a collaborative space, one in which the merits and benefits of a decentralized ledger technology demand the skills of many over the herculean efforts of a single developer. Building off the success of sandboxes, coding boot camps, and open source platforms like Github, blockchain technology takes …

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Is Blockchain a failing trend or can it build a better world? Harish Garg provides his insight [Interview]

In 2018, Blockchain and cryptocurrency exploded across tech. We spoke to Packt author Harish Garg on what they see as the future of Blockchain in 2019 and beyond. Harish Garg, founder of BignumWorks Software LLP, is a data scientist and lead software developer with 17 years’ software industry experience. BignumWorks …

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