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A new Blockchain platform has seemingly proven that it is possible to for AI to perform more accurate health diagnosis than human doctors, paving the way for a change in the way medical tests are performed. Skychain is aiming to take the trust placed in human healthcare workers and put it into Artificial Intelligence. According …

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) had filed a patent last September for a system with public and private keys and a “block chain [sic] component” for authenticating user information, according to a patent filing released yesterday, March 22, by the the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent, titled “Methods and Systems for a …

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Blockchain technology promises to revolutionize a number of industries and it has made its way into the most obscure sectors of society. The old saying ‘sex sells’ rings true in this day and age and the industry is truly massive, catering to a voracious appetite for services like dating websites, pornography, strippers and other sexual …

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After a slew of headlines that the March 7 Sierra Leone presidential election were the world’s first Blockchain-based election due to support by voting tech company Agora, the Sierra Leone government has officially denied any use of Blockchain to tally election results by the National Electoral Commission (NEC). pic.twitter.com/8cLMVvQPkQ — National Electoral Commission of Sierra …

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The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), reportedly the country’s largest bank, filed a patent for a credit score platform using Blockchain technology this past fall, according to the patent application from the US Patent and Trademark Office released March 15. The patent describes a Blockchain-based credit score platform where “credit records are recorded using blocks …

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The government-linked Investment Association of China (IAC) is planning to create an “International Blockchain Investment Development Center,” aimed at introducing industry standards and Blockchain investment alliances and funds, local news outlet The Paper reported March 14. The IAC is a national social organization registered under the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of …

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Comedian John Oliver tried to explain Bitcoin March 11 – with the help of a fake BitConnect promoter Carlos Matos and Don Tapscott comparing the Blockchain to a Chicken McNugget. In the latest episode of the US-based host’s Last Week Tonight television show, Bitcoin, Blockchain and investing in cryptocurrency all came under the spotlight. The …

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South Korean-based crypto exchange Bithumb has announced plans to supply kiosks to restaurants and cafes with an option for customers to pay for their food orders with their Bithumb crypto holdings, local news outlet Zdnet reported March 7. The kiosk brand, called Touch B, is the result of a February partnership between Bithumb and kiosk …

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A Blockchain-based patent application filed by the telecom and networking giant Huawei was published by China’s State Intellectual Property Office on Tuesday, March 6.  Shenzhen-based Huawei initially filed its patent application on Aug. 15, 2016. The document describes a Blockchain-based verification system for protection of intellectual property rights for digital content within a peer-to-peer (P2P) …

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Unofficial investigations into money laundering at defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox alleged that a UK “shell” company was involved in laundering 650,000 BTC (equal to about $6.9 bln at press time) March 7. According to an expose by File On 4, a program on the BBC’s news and current affairs radio station Radio 4, the …

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Hip Hop artist Young Dirty Bastard, the son of late rapper and producer Ol’ Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan, is launching his own cryptocurrency in an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), he announced in an interview with Yahoo Finance Tuesday, March 6. Bar-Sun Unique Jones, originally from Brooklyn and better known by his stage name …

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GE Transportation, a global supplier of railroad, mining, marine, drilling, and energy generation equipment, announced that it joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) in a press release published March 1. The trade association consists of more than 230 participants including UPS, FedEx, Penske Logistics, and Warren Buffet’s BNSF Railway, with a collective revenue exceeding …

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Australian cryptocurrency exchange Bitcoin.com.au has made buying Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) for fiat possible in more than 1,200 newsstands across Australia starting Thursday, March 1, local news outlet 9Finance reports. Bitcoin.com.au, which has been in operation for around 18 months, describes itself on its website as “one of the first independent Bitcoin exchange networks …

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Curtis James Jackson III, known more commonly by his stage name “50 Cent”, has denied that he made millions by selling an album for Bitcoin (BTC) in documents filed during his bankruptcy case, The Blast reported Monday, Feb. 26. According to The Blast, TMZ falsely reported in January that he made 700 bitcoins by accepting …

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Matthew Lesko, the US author who made himself a name in the 90s writing books on how to get “free money” from the United States government, claimed that cryptocurrencies are a scam and Bitcoin is a “gamble,” talking to CNET in an interview on Feb. 20. Lesko, who runs his own website, YouTube channel  and …

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During a meeting with Herman Gref, the president of Russia’s largest bank Sberbank, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about the importance of not falling behind in Blockchain development. Sberbank already introduced Blockchain in their document transfer and storage systems by partnering with Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) in December of last year. The bank is …

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Elon Musk, the tech billionaire and entrepreneur known for founding and leading Tesla Motors and SpaceX, revealed on Twitter Thursday Feb. 22, how much Bitcoin (BTC) he owns — 0.25 BTC or about $2,478 as of press time, or 0.000012% of his total net worth. Musk’s cryptocurrency holdings reveal comes after a number of fake …

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A survey published Feb. 15 by the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (Bitkom), found that just over two thirds of Germans are aware of Bitcoin (BTC). Awareness of the most popular cryptocurrency has doubled since 2016, when 36 percent of German citizens were familiar with Bitcoin, and quadrupled since 2013, …

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A new game offering 1 bitcoin – worth $9860 at press time – to the first player to solve its 24 puzzles will launch Feb. 20 amid rumors developers are linked to Bitcoin wallet recovery tool btcrecover. Montecrypto: The Bitcoin Enigma will feature an in-game world players navigate in the first person, solving 24 ‘enigmas’ …

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Japan’s two cryptocurrency industry groups will reportedly merge to form a legally-sanctioned self-regulatory body following talks held Thursday, Feb. 15. The Japan Blockchain Association (JBA) and Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association (JCBA) should become a singular entity from April 1, mainstream media suggest. The move follows demands from regulators that only one body make legal decisions, …

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