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Trent McConaghy: Blockchain Infrastructure Landscape: A First Principles Framing

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Blockchain Technology|

How are Ethereum, IPFS/Filecoin, and BigchainDB complementary? What about Golem, Polkadot, or Interledger? I often get questions like this. So, I decided to write about how I answer those questions, via a first-principles framing. The [...]

Swiss “Crypto Valley” to Create Digital Identities for Its Citizens on the Ethereum Blockchain

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Blockchain Technology, Governance, Security|

Zug, a Swiss town with the population of nearly 30,000 citizens, has been famous for its dedication to cryptocurrencies. Zug has been called the “Crypto Valley” of the financial world since many of its citizens [...]

Hyperledger Releases Open-Source Production Ready Blockchain Software, Fabric 1.0

By | July 12th, 2017|Categories: Blockchain Technology|

The Linux Foundation-led open-source Hyperledger blockchain consortium has released its first production-ready blockchain software in the formal release of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. Heralding the release as a ‘huge milestone’ for a community of over 140 [...]

A New Pro-Bitcoin, Ethereum Association Launches in the German Parliament

By | June 30th, 2017|Categories: Blockchain Technology, Governance|

Digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum will gain support in Germany with the founding of a new nationwide federal digital currency and blockchain lobby group called the ‘Blockchain Bundesverband’ – the German Federal Blockchain Association. [...]

Accenture Backs the Blockchain as Aviation Sector Disruptor

By | June 30th, 2017|Categories: Aviation, Blockchain Technology|

Leading global professional services company Accenture is backing blockchain technology as one of the next major disruptors in the aerospace sector. The firm believes the technology will be fully applicable to the aviation industry in [...]

China’s Central Bank is Already Testing Its Own National Digital Currency

By | June 24th, 2017|Categories: Blockchain Technology, Governance|

According to a paper published in the academic journal Tsinghua Financial Review and online, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), China’s central bank, is currently testing its own national digital currency with fake transactions between [...]

Antshares Rebrands, Introduces NEO and the New Smart Economy

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blockchain Technology|

Antshares Rebrands, Introduces NEO and the New Smart EconomySometimes called "China's Ethereum," Antshares rebrands as Neo and lays out its roadmap for the future of blockchain tech in China.At a gathering at the Microsoft headquarters [...]

OpenLedger Secures $1.6 Million, Partners Chinese Public Blockchain

By | June 17th, 2017|Categories: Blockchain Technology|

A group of Chinese, European and American investors has invested $1.6 million in OpenLedger Aps, based in Pandrup, Denmark, enabling OpenLedger to proceed with four projects, the company announced on its website. OpenLedger secured the [...]

Dubai Airport to go Passport-Free with Blockchain Tech

By | June 12th, 2017|Categories: Blockchain Technology|

The government of Dubai has signed a new agreement with UK-based blockchain startup ObjectTech to develop digital passports for entry at Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic. The agreement sees [...]