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A United Nations body that facilitates global trade is examining blockchain and smart contracts to see if they could play a role in its mission. To that end, the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) has just published a white paper – now available for public review – that studies the nascent technology to …

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Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has today unveiled a white paper detailing its next big step into the blockchain industry. Drawn up by JD’s blockchain technology and application center, the white paper outlines a variety of verticals that the firm will target with the launch a new blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform. JD’s BaaS service will provide blockchain tools …

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Peter Khokhlov, Brian Konradi, and Andrei Danilov are lawyers and co-founders of Incremint.io, which is planning a token sale. This article does not constitute legal advice. Terms and conditions (or T&Cs), the timid cousin of the white paper, are an essential part of the makeup of an initial coin offering (ICO). With all the ICO …

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The startup that oversees development of the world’s third most-valuable cryptocurrency, XRP, is moving to upgrade the underlying technology on which it operates. Announced Wednesday, San Francisco-based startup Ripple is releasing two new white papers for peer review – one describing XRP‘s consensus algorithm in a more formal way and the other outlining a way to …

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Rob May is the CEO of Talla.com, the company behind Botchain, a blockchain for managing autonomous intelligent agents and the author of a machine intelligence newsletter. If you have spent any time in the cryptocurrency sector, or looking into initial coin offerings (ICOs), you know that the process revolves around “the white paper.” This is …

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Multinational air transport IT firm SITA has released a white paper detailing how airlines and airports could use smart contracts for shared control of data. The paper outlines research carried out by SITA, along with British Airways and Heathrow, Geneva and Miami International airports, into smart contracts residing on a blockchain. In its research on the applicability …

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