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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 IBM and the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) will reportedly collaborate on implementing blockchain technology in the country’s economy, Central Asian-focused Trend News Agency reports October 9. Trend News Agency is an established news service provider spanning the Caucasus, Caspian region and Central Asia, with dedicated news platforms in …

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The crypto market is coiled like a spring, ready to explode in either direction, as news continues to roll in. Institutional and mainstream interest continues to build, and Bitcoin’s price still lies dormant. Here’s today’s action: ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) How Blockchain Technology Can Enhance Cybersecurity Lately, there has been a seemingly endless …

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Proof-of-work (PoW), the consensus mechanism that secures bitcoin and numerous other cryptocurrency blockchains, has given the technology a reputation for hogging energy. Indeed, a commonly advanced argument is that an army of specialized computers all racing to solve some arbitrary math problem can wind up using as much electricity as a small country. However, scientists from …

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A new patent awarded to tech giant IBM highlights how blockchain tech might play a role in monitoring security breaches within computer networks. First filed in September 2017 and awarded Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the patent outlines how a network of monitors connected to a blockchain platform can log events …

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Global professional services firm Marsh is expanding an effort to offer insurance solutions on IBM’s blockchain platform. The company announced Wednesday that it was working with IBM Blockchain to launch a commercial version of an insurance verification program it first introduced in April, according to a press release. Marsh and IBM will use the new …

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Developers and companies researching blockchain technology are looking to the U.S. government to help spur adoption, a new report by IBM claims. Written by Thomas Hardjono, director of the MIT Trust: Data Consortium, the report summarizes the results of a series of roundtable meetings held by the Congressional Blockchain Congress – a group of lawmakers …

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IBM has teamed up with enterprise blockchain firm Hacera to launch a yellow pages-like directory aimed to make it easier for interested companies to participate in worldwide blockchain applications. Jerry Cuomo, vice president at IBM Blockchain, wrote in a blog post on Thursday that the directory – called Unbounded Registry – is now up and running, …

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IBM’s blockchain division is widening its work in the nascent field of “self-sovereign identity” – technology designed to give individuals greater control over their personal data. Announced today, the tech giant is working with Hu-manity.co, whose #My31 app just became available on iOS and Android mobile devices. The app’s name alludes to the idea that …

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IBM is taking its long-in-the-works blockchain-based payment system out of beta, with the launch of a new product called Blockchain World Wire. Aimed at institutions and harnessing the stellar blockchain network, Big Blue says its new financial rail “can simultaneously clear and settle cross-border payments in near real-time.” Similar to other blockchain-based payment networks such as Ripple, …

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Three years ago, Microsoft Azure was the first to bring blockchain to the cloud. Now it’s connecting the technology to just about everything else. The software giant has quietly been building bridges between its blockchain services and other, widely used infrastructure and platforms, such as Office 365 Outlook, SharePoint Online, Salesforce, Dynamics 365 CRM Online, SAP, …

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IBM and shipping giant Maersk have recruited a sturdy crew for their global trade blockchain platform. Revealed Wednesday, the companies have already signed up 94 firms for the platform since it was spun off from Maersk in January. They have also finally given it a name: TradeLens. Leveraging Maersk’s leviathan-like scale, TradeLens has attracted a wide …

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Even private and permissioned blockchains need to build ecosystems and achieve network effects, just like their permissionless, public counterparts. At least, that’s the thinking behind LedgerConnect, a financial blockchain “app store” that aims to make it easier for banks to access distributed ledger technology (DLT) solutions from fintech and software providers, and for those vendors …

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Technology giant IBM has launched a new research center through a partnership with Columbia University in a move aimed to boost blockchain application development and education initiatives. Opening Tuesday, the center is located in the Manhattan campus of Columbia University in New York City and will, among other things, incubate blockchain applications through a combination …

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The latest attempt to create a cryptocurrency pegged to the U.S. dollar, or “stablecoin,” combines 21st-century technology with an invention from the Great Depression. Announced Tuesday, a startup called Stronghold is launching USD Anchor, which will run on the rails of the Stellar blockchain and use its consensus mechanism to verify transactions. The token will be backed …

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A new patent application from IBM outlines a way for developers to catalog coding updates and milestones on a blockchain. The application – entitled “Blockchain For Program Code Credit and Programmer Contribution in a Collective” – was published on July 5 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It envisions utilizing the technology to …

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Even if blockchain fatigue may have set in among bankers, there’s at least one use case they’re still clearly excited about: trade finance. At least, that was the impression given at the Blockchain Summit in London this week, where a range of bankers talked enthusiastically about the digital trade finance platforms they are building and …

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IBM iX – Big Blue’s digital strategy arm – and ad software provider Mediaocean are teaming up to form a blockchain consortium aimed to solve some of the biggest issues in the advertising world. The consortium, which has already signed up major brands such as Kelloggs, Kimberly-Clark, Pfizer and Unilever, will be using blockchain technology to ultimately …

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IBM and Global Citizen are issuing a challenge to the world’s developers: use blockchain to revolutionize how donations are made to humanitarian causes. The tech giant and the anti-poverty campaign movement are partnering on “Challenge Accepted,” inspired by the United Nations’ Envision 2030 initiative, which aims to improve the lives of impoverished and at-risk people. …

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Dubai’s government is using blockchain technology to make it easier for companies to operate in the country. According to an announcement on Tuesday, the country’s Department of Economic Development (DED) has teamed up with the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), as well as the Smart Dubai initiative and IBM, to developed a commercial business registry built …

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