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HONG KONG (Reuters) – A venture owned partly by China fintech firm Ant Financial launched on Monday a blockchain-powered cash remittance service between Hong Kong and the Philippines, an initiative the territory hopes will improve its fintech reputation. A Filipino guest demonstrates a blockchain-based remittance solution between Hong Kong and the Philippines during a news …

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HONG KONG—Chinese billionaire Jack Ma criticized people who have been speculating on bitcoin, pledging to avoid the asset class and saying the blockchain technology underpinning it should be instead used to solve social problems. Mr. Ma, who is executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., was speaking at an event held on Monday by Ant …

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Goodr is helping to reduce food waste using blockchain. The food waste management company uses an app to connect businesses with local charities to facilitate deliveries of leftovers. By providing data about the types of surplus food Goodr app users produce, the company’s goal is to eliminate surplus food. American consumers waste 133 billion pounds …

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Via the app, businesses signal when they have excess food to deliver, package it, and track it as it is sent to local non-profits. The company uses blockchain to keep a data ledger for their clients of how much food businesses waste, and where they might be losing money. Data collected by the company includes …

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Stanford University’s computer science department has established a center for blockchain research to promote the study of and develop best practices for this nascent technological field. <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Unveiled on Wednesday, the Center for Blockchain Research is a five-year research program that has been underwritten by a variety of cryptocurrency …

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EOS, the blockchain network that has been live for just over a week, is raising eyebrows for its unconventional approach to governance – again. In an “Emergency Measure of Protection Order” dated June 22, the EOS Core Arbitration Forum (ECAF) – a body set up to resolve disputes in the community – directed the block producers …

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Clinkle is a cautionary tale in Silicon Valley — a failed startup that raised tens of millions of dollars before crashing and burning spectacularly and publicly. Now, its founder is reportedly planning a return to tech. According to a report from Wired’s Erin Griffith, Lucas Duplan is involved in a new cryptocurrency company. The former …

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Bank of America, one of the world’s largest banks, also holds the most live patents in the blockchain space. <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Even though banks such as Western Union say they have yet to see the cost and time-saving benefits blockchain technology is said to bring, is forging ahead in the …

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Bank of America, one of the world’s largest banks, also holds the most live patents in the blockchain space. Even though banks such as Western Union say they have yet to see the cost and time-saving benefits blockchain technology is said to bring, Bank of Americais forging ahead in the space. Kind of. The reason: …

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China’s federal science institution, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is taking part in a new research effort around blockchain. The highest academy for science in China said it had established a new “Big Data and Blockchain Lab” during a seminar on June 15, according to People’s Daily, the state-run media outlet. The lab, which is being …

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