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There's a lot of misconception about blockchains. Cryptocurrency just so happens to be one of the simplest systems created with it -- but it could be so much more. Get Notified! https://gab.a...
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James catches up with Blockchain Centre co-founder and Blockchain Global CEO Sam Lee after the APAC Blockchain Conference 2018 to talk about what this year holds for them. Note: Coinstart...
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Finally, an intensive blockchain course for non-developers! Here at B9lab, we've dedicated a lot of time and effort to build this in-depth course designed for technical decision-makers,...
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This Splunk Demo tutorial will help you to understand what is Blockchain? What is Ethereum? Why you should learn Blockchain Development. How to create a Blockchain Wallet? How does Bitcoin...
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In a first-of-a-kind transaction happening Friday, all it takes to switch from the old world of centralized clearing houses to the frontier of decentralized blockchains was to press a button. A company called Marex is issuing two separate structured notes. Both notes were created using ResonanceX, an investing platform built by Guillaume Chatain, a former managing director at JPMorgan Chase. The first note will be settled the old-fashioned way, on Clearstream, the European clearing house. But the second, otherwise identical note will be registered, cleared and settled on the public ethereum blockchain. All the issuer has to do to change this parameter is select a different option from the drop-down menu on ResonanceX's dashboard.
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With more than 15 Montreal-based experts and nearly 50 strategic partners worldwide, our service offering combines the technical expertise of the best core Blockchain talent and the strategic consulting power of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

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HDCoin, is a token backed by assets & equity in a growing tech business. With a trading history of over a decade, established brands and innovative projects, this ICO promises to be a sellout. Register for updates. Download Whitepaper.
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Blockchain investment firm acquires Swedish colocation provider Hydro66. Canadian investment firm Arctic Blockchain has acquired renewably powered colocation specialist Hydro66 to cash in on demand for datacentre capacity from cryptocurrency miners. Swedish colocation provider Hydro66 has been acquired by a Canadian blockchain investment company, as it reinforces its commitment to expanding its renewable energy-powered datacentres.
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World's First Blockchain Link Sharing Reward System
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Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator.The network is peer-to-p...
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ICO Zetta (Blockchain Conference Moskow 2017)
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Ethereum For Beginners: Build A Hello World Blockchain App - is the only course you need to begin your journey with Ethereum Blockchain Development incorporating Solidity at a basic level,...
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The TokenGo platform is based on blockchain, using proprietary solutions designed and coded from scratch to improve the speed and scaling performance of the network. Owing to its architecture,...
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Since the release of Ethereum in 2015, there have been several projects which are able to host smart contracts and decentralized applications, however none of the platforms are able to host both public and private smart contracts.What is needed, is an open source, hybrid blockchain based computing platform. A platform featuring hybrid smart contracts, hybrid transactions and hybrid decentralized applications. This is where the Smilo Platform comes into play.Smilo combines the public and private features of the blockchain within its core. Not only can we provide options for public and private transactions, but we also provide public and private smart contracts and decentralized applications.
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Why Decentralization Matters
During the first era of the internet — from the 1980s through the early 2000s — internet services were built on open protocols that were controlled by the internet community. This meant that people or organizations could grow their internet presence knowing the rules of the game wouldn’t change later on. Huge web properties were started during this era including Yahoo, Google, Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. In the process, the importance of centralized platforms like AOL greatly diminished.
During the second era of the internet, from the mid 2000s to the present, for-profit tech companies — most notably Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon (GAFA) — built software and services that rapidly outpaced the capabilities of open protocols. The explosive growth of smartphones accelerated this trend as mobile apps became the majority of internet use. Eventually users migrated from open services to these more sophisticated, centralized services. Even when users still accessed open protocols like the web, they would typically do so mediated by GAFA software and services.
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 Bush Security Advisor Warns Against Blockchain Cold War. The man who helped invent the financial embargoes that cut off terrorist funding after 9/11 is concerned that cryptocurrencies could be used to undermine his creations. A former deputy assistant to U.S. President George W. Bush, and a former deputy national security advisor for combating terrorism, Juan Zarate is widely credited with helping create sanctions tools and financial instruments that put pressure on enemies of the state.
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eDev.one - Hire Freelancers and Find Freelance Jobs Online
eDev.one integrates Blockchain Technology and this gives a strong protection to both clients and freelancers. Handling terms and job agreements properly and securing payment with eDev Escrow System.
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Blockchain Is ‘Bigger Than Bitcoin’, Says Firm Behind Tech ETF
Eric Ervin, chief executive officer of Reality Shares Inc., talks about why the firm developed a blockchain ETF rather than a cryptocurrency fund. The Reality Shares Nasdaq NexGen Economy ETF, ticker BLCN, started trading last week. 
Ervin was interviewed on Jan. 16. Comments have been edited and condensed.
How does your ETF work?
We wanted to build an index of publicly-traded companies that are using blockchain or developing the technology for it, or even companies investing in it. And from there, what we wanted to do was somehow objectify it. Because this is so new, we knew we had to come up with a robust scoring system, and so we came down to seven factors that we can look at.
For example, we look at whether the company is a user, developer or an investor in the technology -- so what is their role in the ecosystem? We also look at their economic impact -- so if blockchain technology just explodes, how much will it actually impact the business itself? We look at the different factors, and that rolls into one score -- we call it the blockchain score -- and we rank all the companies according to that and choose the companies that have the highest score.
Why a blockchain ETF rather than a cryptocurrency fund?
I’m not an anti-cryptocurrency person at all, but we are big believers in the technology. If you think about the technology versus the cryptocurrency itself, the cryptocurrency is as far out on the speculative spectrum as you could possibly go. As you walk yourself back, you get to the infrastructure -- the people who are building out the infrastructure and providing the services on that infrastructure. Those are the people that you can count on. It’s more measurable and it’s easier to monetize innovation if you’re a service provider in the innovation cycle.
Think about Wal-Mart, for example, as they eradicate food poisoning issues due to the blockchain technology and their supply chain usage. That’s a massive cost-saving metric for their business. Or JPMorgan as they launch their blockchain -- they won’t have all of the trade processing or wasted friction. That’s another example of how this can have nothing to do with cryptocurrency and how it’s just another shared database. The point is that blockchain technology is a lot bigger than bitcoin.
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What Is Bitcoin, Blockchain's Future in the Music Industry?
"Blockchain technology is coming like a tsunami," says Dot Blockchain CEO Benji Rogers. "Every business in this space needs to start thinking about a Blockchain strategy."
A specter is haunting the music business -- the specter of Bitcoin. To be more specific, it's the Fear of Missing Out on Bitcoin, which is only natural given the digital currency's climb from a value of about $1,000 to more than $19,000, before it settled at about $15,000. Suddenly, a business that has spent the last decade making it more convenient to pay for its products is experimenting with digital cryptocurrencies that are technologically innovative, mathematically secure and actually fairly inconvenient to use. What is to be done?  
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Commentary: How Blockchain Could Replace Social Security Numbers
In the wake of the Equifax breach and countless others compromising Americans’ privacy, one thing has become clear: It’s time to get rid of Social Security numbers.
While a string of digits on a paper card did the job in the 1930s, and got the government’s stamp of approval for identification purposes in 1972, it’s irresponsible for those nine numbers to continue to be the universal identifier for every part of our lives. We can do better; even the White House says so.
But the natural follow-up question—“What’s the replacement?”—is where things get complicated. We could have a digital, national ID card system like Estonia, but that’s proven to have its own security issues. We could use biometric technology to validate identities, using retina scans or facial recognition software, but these systems aren’t foolproof.
What about blockchain? Does the new, buzzy technology have the potential to one day replace Social Security numbers?
The best answer we have right now is: possibly. Blockchain is the technology behind encrypted, public ledgers for storing data that cannot be erased or changed without leaving a record. It is really good at controlling information and avoiding duplication, which makes it an interesting solution for governing identities. But it’s not a rip and replace for Social Security numbers. In my 20-year career in the technology industry, blockchain is one of the most intricate and unwieldy technologies I’ve seen, so a lot of work must be done to make it a workable backbone for identity management.
To get blockchain ready for primetime, collaboration between the private and public sectors will be critical. Project Jasper, a joint effort between the private sector and Canada’s central bank and payment systems operator over the past two years, is a good example of this type of work, and is a blueprint that the U.S. should follow if we ever want to see blockchain become a viable Social Security number replacement.
Looking ahead, here are three of the most pressing issues with blockchain we’ll have to address before we can consider it as a universal identifier.
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ZigZag: Alpha release
Today officially announcing alpha version of ZigZag, a crypto assets exchange platform based on the Lightning Network. ZigZag enables 10 second asset exchanges with no user registration required, and avoids the typical high blockchain fees by leveraging the power of payment channels.
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LegalFling - Safe Sex Redefined
LegalFling is the first blockchain based app to verify explicit consent before having sex. With LegalFling we change the #metoo's into #iFling's.
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Blockchain Is Changing Our World: Here Are The Best Practical Examples Of How It Is Used In 2018
The potential of blockchain technology to disrupt nearly every industry in some way cannot be dismissed even though there are still several hurdles to overcome before we see its full transformative impact.
Leaders of major financial institutions where security is paramount and change is often resisted see enough upside in blockchain technology that they have been willing to invest millions in resources to learn how to best implement it. And, they are not alone. Any business with valuable digital assets from contacts to contracts they need to protect can find a legitimate use case for blockchain technology.
What makes blockchain powerful?
Blockchains, whether public or private, are a real-time ledger of records stored in a distributed, peer-to-peer fashion independent from any central authority. Since every record is encrypted and time-stamped and users can only access and edit the block they “own” through a private key, it’s very secure. Every block is linked to the one before and the one after it and whenever a change is made, the entire chain gets updated. Blockchain helps secure and streamline transactions efficiently without requiring intermediaries to manage the process. Blockchain technology is revolutionary in terms of record keeping and can track and document every change in a record or transaction.
What are the practical uses of blockchain?
If you haven’t already realized it, blockchain technology is going to change many systems that you encounter in your day-to-day life. Here are a few of the practical examples
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Kodak Catches Crypto Fever
Eastman Kodak is soaring after the company revealed plans to launch an initial coin offering.
Shares were up as much as 77% in the first hour after the company announced the creation of KODAKCoin, trading as high as $5.50.
Kodak said the coin will power KODAKOne, a new platform that will help photographers license their work. It described KODAKOne as an encrypted, digital ledger that will create “a new economy for photography” that will facilitate payments for the licensing and track the unlicensed usage of images.
“For many in the tech industry, ‘blockchain’ and ‘cryptocurrency’ are hot buzzwords, but for photographers who’ve long struggled to assert control over their work and how it’s used, these buzzwords are the keys to solving what felt like an unsolvable problem,” said Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke in a statement released at noon Eastern time.
Kodak is the latest company to see its shares soar after publicizing plans to explore the world of bitcoin or blockchain, the technology behind it. Others getting into the area include a former electronic cigarette company, a biotech firm, and an entity formed last year through a reverse merger with a sports-bra maker.
A company that owns several burger restaurants, Chanticleer Holdings, saw its shares rise more than 40% on the day it announced that it will use blockchain technology to provide a currency for its customer loyalty programs, and a firm formerly known as Long Island Iced Tea Corp. managed to avoid seeing its shares delisted after it changed its name to Long Blockchain Corp. and said it was pivoting to investing in blockchain technology.
Sometimes, even rumors are enough to send a company’s shares higher. Western Unionand Seagate Technology have both popped in the past few days after little-known websites said they had ties to a digital currency called ripple.
Kodak shares have come back from their initial pop to $4.22, but are still up more than 35%.
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