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Cryptocurrency is crawling with ambitious visions for the future. Indeed, one of the most hyped ways in which the technology could come to proliferate is through its union with a concept called the internet of things (IoT), whereby nearly everything (think watches, refrigerators and automobiles) is connected to the internet and as such, “talks” to …

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China State Grid Corporation, the country’s state-owned electricity utility monopoly, is looking to blockchain technology to advance its plans for an “Internet of Energy.” In a patent application filed to the China State Intellectual Property Office in November last year and released last week, the energy giant has detailed its exploration of a blockchain-powered system …

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A new patent awarded to Ford suggests the U.S. automaker is considering the use of cryptocurrency to let cars on the road communicate with each other and reduce traffic. The patent – “Vehicle-to-vehicle cooperation to marshal traffic” – was published Tuesday and awarded to Ford Global Technologies, LLC. It focuses on ways to alleviate traffic congestion, …

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Japan’s third-largest electricity provider is emerging as one of the first major companies in the world to trial a promising bitcoin payments technology. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Chubu Electric Power Co. has entered into a proof-of-concept with local bitcoin and Internet of Things (IoT) startup Nayuta, one that finds it exploring how bitcoin payments can be made …

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It turns out, last year’s mantra “make blockchain real” was little more than wishful thinking. Instead of the increased efficiency, enterprises have encountered impractically slow transaction volumes; instead of a transparent world with ultimate accountability, companies holding sensitive customer data faced regulatory concerns. Still, there’s reason to believe the same rosy-colored forecast just might come …

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How will the Lightning Network change bitcoin? Although it might be too soon to know, it’s a question everyone’s seemingly asking following tests that take the long-anticipated tech closer to launch. The network’s garnered its fair share of excitement over the past few months, so much so that individuals and businesses are looking to take advantage of …

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The IOTA Foundation, a non-profit Blockchain foundation for the Internet of Things (IoT) has announced that the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Volkswagen, Johann Jungwirth, will join the Supervisory Board, effective immediately. Jungwirth said: The IOTA platform allows connected devices to digitally send money to each other in form of micropayments, making it useful for …

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The announcement of a Facebook Messenger Kids has parents worried that hackers may know where to find their children online, and access their private messaging content and lives. The controversial app aims to allow kids to ‘safely’ message and video chat with friends and loved ones. By allowing parents to control the Facebook account, they …

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Brett King is an author, speaker and radio host with extensive experience in the financial industry. He’s worked with Deloitte, Center for Financial Services Innovation and Breaking Banks Radio. He’s also a Founder and Executive Chairman at Moven, a mobile banking app. King is an advocate for innovations in the banking system. The main idea …

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In the past few years, developments in technology have brought us closer to the hyper-connected world that futurologists imagined in the 1950s. Self-driving cars, computers that can converse in real-time and hyperloop transportation are among the developments that will shape our future beyond what we thought possible. Of all the major trends, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) …

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IOTA, the digital network designed for the Internet of Things (IoT) has recently seen a massive increase in the value of their cryptocurrency, MIOTA. According to CoinMarketCap, the company has moved from 9th to 4th in largest market cap, displacing long standing 4th place holder Ripple. In order to understand what caused this massive explosion …

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The price for MIOTA, the cryptocurrency for the IOTA platform, has exploded over the past week, gaining massive value and surpassing Ripple to take the #4 spot among cryptocurrency market caps. The price explosion has come on the news of a major agreement being signed with Microsoft, Fujitsu, and others for business-to-business data sharing. The …

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Yesterday IOTA announced a major platform release allowing data monetization using micropayments through their distributed ledger technology. The data solution has already garnered huge partnerships from Microsoft, Fujitsu, Bosch, Deutsche Bank Telekom, and others. IOTA has already issued its tokens of the same name under their token sale earlier this fall. The company has created …

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The latest thing in the digital revolution is the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a web of connected devices that communicate with each other and produce data, like wearable devices, smart cars and smart home features. These products are connected to the Internet and are producing data that is being …

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The Bitfury Group has announced their investment in a new startup for Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity called Moeco. Bitfury, as one of the world’s largest Blockchain companies, sees the Moeco model as an excellent application for their technology services. The Moeco platform is designed to allow IoT users to connect to a global network of integrated IoT …

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Major German software firm SAP has accepted 27 new members to its collaborative Blockchain program. The new members came from various industries such as retail, pharmaceuticals, logistics, public services and telecommunication. The new members of the initiative were announced at the SAP TechEd event in Barcelona, Spain on Nov. 14, 2017. The program aims to …

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The tale of the Trojan Horse first told in Homer’s Odyssey, explains how the Greeks were able to defeat the armies of Troy through a simple trick. Having failed to conquer the walls of Troy through a 10-year siege, Odysseus decides to build a giant wooden horse as a tribute to the goddess Athena, fill …

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A government official involved in the US Treasury’s investigation of distributed ledgers is pushing for further testing of the technology. In an article published in the Journal of Federal Financial Management this week, Craig Fischer, who serves as program manager for the Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT), part of the Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service, …

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Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative.  In this opinion piece, one of a weekly series of columns, Casey looks at how blockchain might free society from the stranglehold of the four giant data hogs of the internet era: Google, Amazon, …

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