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What Would Edison Say? How We Went From Payphones And Quarters To Tokenized Communication Platforms

Humankind has always strived to better communicate with one another, more quickly, over longer distances, from the first postal systems around 2400 BCE, to smoke signals and semaphore flags, to the lanterns that spurred on Paul Revere. Few figures have been quite as influential in this arena as Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison may not have invented the telegraph or the telephone himself, but his work progressed the technologies significantly. He once said “I start where the last man left off,” and he was true to his word, increasing  the capacity of telegraph lines to carry multiple messages concurrently, and inventing...

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Our Work Here Is Done, 84% Of Firms Now Using Blockchain Tech

As blockchain and crypto enthusiasts, our goal is to get everyone in the world using blockchain technology. We believe in this technology because we know it has the power to change the world. Like the early advocates of the internet, we have, in our hands, a technology that will change the way we communicate, spend money, store data and many other things. According to new research by PwC, 84% of surveyed firms (around 600 in total, across 15 territories) already have some involvement with blockchain technology. Our work here is done? Okay, not quite, not until everyone is on the...

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Bitcoin Is A Frankenstein Made Of Blockchain Bits And Needs To Be Made More Useful

Bitcoin as Frankenstein is a really interesting concept. Before I begin, let me humour the horror story fanatics amongst us and say yes, ‘Bitcoin as Frankenstein’ is inaccurate, we are actually referring to ‘Bitcoin as Frankenstein’s Monster’ here. This, stems from a report in The Fintech Times that discusses how Bitcoin is slowly becoming a monster, made up of a number of different bits and pieces, a number of different ideas and a number of theories. Of course, Bitcoin isn’t a monster in a dangerous sense, it is however a sort of patchwork quilt that needs to be sharpened up...

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Russia Continue To Explore Blockchain, This Time It’s Pensions

Russia, they are on the fence about cryptocurrencies, but when it comes to blockchain technology, authorities and services over there see blockchain as a favourable innovation. Latest reports from Russia suggest that the Russian State Pension Fund (PFR), a social service within Russia, are set to start working with blockchain technologies in order to make the most of smart contracts, to issue employment contracts between employers and new employees. According to Cointelegraph, this new project plans to: “Introduce smart contracts to be used as employment contracts between employers and employees. Such agreements could be made in any of the numerous...

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World Renowned Oxford University To Establish New Blockchain Research Centre

University College, the oldest College at Oxford University have announced that they are to open a blockchain research centre, led by the ex-head of Oxford’s computer science department, Professor Bill Roscoe. This comes just as Coinbase released details of extensive research that has been carried out into looking at how cryptocurrency education is having a more prominent role within higher education institutes and Universities across the world. According to E&T: “The research group based at the centre will work with industry to improve the efficiency of blockchain mining, which has attracted controversy due to the extremely high energy usage associated...

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