Scientific Research Needs a Trustless Blockchain Architecture to Be Trusted

Dr. Greg Irving, a Clinical Lecturer from the University of Cambridge, recently authored a research project on the potential impact of blockchain technology on scientific research. While the use is not novel in principle, it underscores the very reason blockchain was created. Why Scientific Research? Irving, and rightfully so, says that in order to truly trust […]

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VISA Chooses India for Blockchain Tech Development

  The world’s largest payments network is expanding its new technology center in India to focus on blockchain technology development for its global endeavors. VISA is going gung-ho on the blockchain technology and is setting up the infrastructure and personnel to push blockchain development, out of a development center in Bangalore, India. The payments giant […]

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Taiwanese Bitcoin Conman Arrested on Multiple Charges

 In a report coming out of Taiwan, an individual who founded and ran a bitcoin company has been arrested on charges of fraud, breach of trust and document forgery after allegedly causing losses to 49 customers in a month. The chairman of Taipei-based Digital Bitcoin Company, a man identified by his surname Ho has been […]

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Report: Crypto Pioneer Nick Szabo Is Raising Funds for Bitcoin/Blockchain Startup

Nick Szabo, a cryptographer who worked on an early bitcoin prototype, played a key role in developing smart contracts and has been suspected of being Satoshi Nakamoto, is now raising money for a bitcoin/blockchain startup, according to Quartz.  Szabo is trying to raise $3 million, according to unnamed sources and a pitch deck that Quartz […]

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Tax Software Provider Alavara Embraces Bitcoin And Blockchain Technology

Alavara, a Seattle, Wash.-based provider of tax compliance automation for businesses that has already embraced bitcoin in its tax compliance engine, announced plans to explore blockchain technology during its conference in New Orleans Wednesday, according to Accounting Today. Peter Horadan, executive vice president of engineering, compared blockchain to cell phones. He said it can be adapted […]

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Report: Blockchain Firm R3 Seeks $200 Million from Big Bank Backers

The private consortium led by R3, partnered by 42 of the world’s biggest banks is reportedly looking to raise up to $200 million from members in return for equity on a new product that will run blockchain-enabled solutions for the financial industry. In a report by Financial News, New York-based private blockchain consortium R3 is […]

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US Military Seeks Its Own Secure Blockchain Messaging System

Secured messaging has become crucially important. Blackberry used to be known for it, but the user needed their hardware. WhatsApp is more functional, but still requires a centralized, fallible infrastructure. Enter blockchain and DARPA… If you were to look up Topic # SB162-004 SBIR/ STTR Web Portal (I do not know why you ever would…) you find […]

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Kraken Launches Ether Dark Pool Trading

Kraken has introduced Ether (ETH) Dark Pool trading in its platform, chalking a milestone as the first ever digital currency exchange to do so with the currency powering Ethereum. In a nod to ether’s rapid rise, both in popularity and value, Kraken has become the first virtual currency exchange to offer clients Dark Pool trading […]

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