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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with blockchain startup Coil as part of its mission to provide payment services for the unbanked. The news comes via a tweet from Miller Abel, the foundation’s deputy director and principal technologist, on Oct. 17. Abel indicated that the organization and Coil will work together to implement …

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As blockchain continues to evolve, smart contracts built to expand the concept of a simple decentralized database into a fully usable decentralized application seem to be popping up everywhere. We’ve talked about the Ethereum “killers” and how nearly every third-generation blockchain now includes the ability to run decentralized software powered by smart contracts, but is …

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Like Walmart with pork from China and Maersk with shipping containers, DMG Blockchain Solutions (DMG) is hoping to be the first global supply chain company to manage cannabis products on the blockchain, initially in Canada — and then around the world. Canada’s legalization of cannabis came into effect today on October 17, 2018, and Vancouver-based …

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It’s been a year since The Magical Crypto Friends have established an ad-hoc assembly in order to educate the public against the numerous attempts to overtake Bitcoin, and their commitment to the cause has been constant and seemingly-relentless. What started as an informative video podcast which slams SegWit2X, Bitcoin Cash (which is often referred to …

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This post was originally published here A Russian intellectual property startup has signed a memorandum with officials from Uzbek capital Tashkent to integrate blockchain for use in copyright, Russian state news agency TASS reports Tuesday, Oct. 16. The president of the Russian National Intellectual Property Transactions Coordination Center (IPChain), Andrey Krichevsky, met the head of …

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This post was originally published here Fernando Haddad, the presidential candidate for the Brazil Workers’ Party, has published his government plan via blockchain, per an announcement published on his website Oct. 14. According to the release, Haddad decided to use blockchain technology for disseminating information about his presidential campaign after a long-term struggle with fake news reports. As information stored on a blockchain …

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Smart contract coders could be held liable if they knowingly use blockchain technology to create functions that are deemed as predictive “event contracts,” according to a U.S. regulator. Speaking at an event in Dubai on Tuesday, Brian Quintenz, a commissioner at the U.S. Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), explained his views on how old …

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This post was originally published here A recent study by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a post-trade financial services firm, has found that distributed ledger technology (DLT) is scalable enough to support daily trade volumes of the U.S. equity market, according to a press release published Oct. 16. The blockchain scaling problem is …

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In a bear market year, it’s uncommon to see a single project make repeated headlines, in addition to interesting associated price action. Ripple with its XRP token has been the topic of much discussion the past several weeks. Many individuals in the crypto space do not like XRP, due to its centralization, as centralization goes …

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A subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports has partnered with Belgium’s Port of Antwerp for a blockchain pilot aimed to facilitate international trade. The proof-of-concept (PoC) trial will be conducted by Maqta Gateway using its own blockchain platform, Silsal, which was launched in June to address inefficiencies in the shipping industry and better connect importers and exporters. According to …

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This post was originally published here What if the volatility of cryptocurrencies could be eliminated, making crypto more of a feasible, mainstream investment? An established fintech company is working to achieve just that. Rise, which was founded in 2012, is planning to adapt its artificial intelligence (AI) trading technology to the cryptocurrency markets – enabling …

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This post was originally published here The former head of institutional products at major U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase Adam White will be joining Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) forthcoming platform Bakkt. According to a Medium post published today, October 15, White will be joining as chief operating officer (COO) this November. The news confirms unofficial reports that …

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Malta in recent news has become nicknamed “The Blockchain Island” and for good reason! The increasingly blockchain and crypto friendly island has offered safe-haven for blockchain and cryptocurrency based companies. This is one of the many reasons DQR-Group has organized the Malta Blockchain Summit. The Malta Blockchain Summit kicks into high gear between November 1st …

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KPMG has decided to “refresh” its distributed ledger technology (DLT) strategy, according to new U.S. blockchain lead Arun Ghosh, who took over the group in September. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the Big Four consultancy has taken to expanding its blockchain activities beyond the pure financial services work it had been doing, to explore a less-traveled …

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This post was originally published here An alleged “consensus issue” in the testing of a planned hard fork of Ethereum, called Constantinople, has caused a testnet to be “not usable,” according to a tweet from Ethereum blockchain infrastructure firm Infura October 13. Infura’s tweet also advises developers to use other testing networks while the Ethereum …

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The Cardano blockchain, created by Ethereum co-Founder Charles Hoskinson, is undergoing a battle over management of the nonprofit foundation which is part of the organizational structure that oversees Cardano’s development and community engagement. The Cardano Foundation, or Cardano Stiftung as it’s officially known in Switzerland, is one of three entities which currently manages the Cardano …

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The current overall market cap for the crypto space is a shadow of what it once was. 2018 has tested the patience and skill of everyone involved. Crypto asset prices are down at least 75% across the board for the most part. But strangely enough, institutions and mainstream entities continue to gain interest and involvement. Logically, all …

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This post was originally published here The president of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim has stated that distributed ledger technology (DLT) has “huge potential” and that the bank should keep pace with innovative technologies. Kim spoke at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Banks’ Annual Meeting in Bali, Indonesia Oct. 11. Kim addressed the importance of fighting poverty while …

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On October 12th 2018, Crypto Insider’s Vlad Costea has interviewed Bitcoin developer and educator Jimmy Song. Below you will find the complete transcript of the interview. Topics include Blockstream’s Liquid Network, SegWit2X, Bitcoin Cash, shopping with the credit card, Nouriel Roubini’s Bitcoin maximalism, and educating the next generation of Bitcoin developers.   Full Jimmy Song …

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Microsoft is moving to turn blockchain-based decentralized identity from a lofty aspiration into a business line. In a white paper posted this week, the software giant says it intends to develop two products designed to give consumers greater control of their personal data – long the Holy Grail of many technologists in the blockchain space and …

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