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In a sign of the major cryptocurrency player’s continued influence and ability to pay premium speaking fees, the keynote speaker for Ripple’s two-day Swell conference was none other than former President Bill Clinton. In what felt like a very odd cameo for Clinton, the former president largely meandered through an hour-long conversation about his new …

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© Provided by IBT US Blockchain, big data and smart cities are terms that seem to be everywhere. But what do these buzzwords really mean, and how will they affect people’s everyday lives? It can be hard, for someone who doesn’t spend his or her work day thinking about these concepts, to visualize the concrete …

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On Sept. 17, Europa Press reported on the contract the autonomous community of Aragon, one of the 17 Spanish autonomous communities, signed with Alastria — a blockchain ecosystem of more than 274 entities, including companies and institutions which create blockchain-based tools in line with Spanish and European Union legal frameworks. This blockchain is aimed to …

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The Reserve Bank of India has denied the creation of a new internal unit dedicated to cryptocurrency, blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) research. <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="In late August, India’s most-popular financial daily, the Economic Times, reported that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had formed a new unit for researching …

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With cryptocurrency mania over for now, blockchain startups need to dig a little deeper to attract attention. Their latest secret weapon: Nobel laureates. Covee Network is the latest venture to announce a partnership with an economist of the highest standing: game-theory and market design expert Alvin Roth, who shared the economics Nobel in 2012. Prysm …

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In a story entitled “Crypto-Caribbean: The World’s Most Idyllic Blockchain Sandbox,” Forbes has profiled the fintech and digital business initiatives in various islands, including Bermuda. The story said, “The concept of a financial or technology sandbox, popularized over the last decade, is gaining sway around the world, particularly as regulators try to put cryptocurrency, blockchain …

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BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The DAIBC was held in Kuala Lumpur on September 27-28, 2018. Feng Chi, CEO of Genesis Group, was invited to deliver a speech on the development of the blockchain market in China. “The blockchain is becoming the critical area for international competition,” he said. “The blockchain sets no block to any country. It is …

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© Credit: CBSNews Journalism is one industry that’s been severely disrupted by technology as newspaper readers moved online. Many papers have yet to develop new revenue streams to replace their old models but a brand new start-up called Civil thinks technology may also be journalism’s savior.  It involves average citizens buying a share of independent …

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Behind the sticker-covered door of a nondescript building in Brooklyn, New York, a startup is looking to sell the public a stake in a new business model for the old profession of journalism. The model is based on blockchain, best known as the technology behind bitcoin, the virtual currency. But blockchain — the term used …

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By Davide Baldi, Co-Founder and CEO, Luxochain Luxochain SA, a Swiss company based in Lugano that operates in the anti-counterfeiting luxury goods market, has, over the last few years, developed a service for blockchain certification of the authenticity of luxury goods. This will allow luxury brands and individual users to verify the authenticity of goods …

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