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Bangkok Residents Trading Energy On The Blockchain

A district within Bangkok is now using blockchain technology to trade energy. This is a new concept, but one that is being rolled out in many residential districts across the world. The premise is simple, some residents require more energy than others, demand changes over different periods and therefore, it’s more economical to share an energy reserve, therefore those who need more, can pay for it, those who don’t will pay less and overall, energy is saved, doing great things for the environment in return. Residents in Bangkok are the latest to experience this platform which now allows them to...

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XRP Expert Measures The True Impact Of The Blockchain

Chris Larsen, the renowned angel investor and the co-founder of Ripple has recently spoken out about the future of the blockchain and the ‘profound effect’ it will have on the world once it’s ready to hit the mainstream. Okay, of course he’s going to be optimistic about blockchain technology, this isn’t the big news here. Rather, this is more a sign of what could be to come for the Ripple project. It’s evident, through Larsen’s words that Ripple are going to be concentrating on improving their blockchain, ready for mainstream adoption. What’s been said? According to AMBCrypto, Larsen believes that...

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Intervention From Google Is Big News For Blockchain

Aside from actual cryptocurrencies, Google are very pro blockchain. This is obviously a given, as a tech firm, Google need to be ‘pro-technology’ right? The London School of Economics (LSE) have published a report that discusses why it’s big news that Google are now tapping into the blockchain - after an announcement that suggests the Google Cloud is to be integrated within two different blockchain projects. One of these projects goes by the name of Digital Asset, a US based company that deals with DLT solutions. A part of this see’s Google Cloud used alongside Digital Asset’s private beta programme,...

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Blockchain Is The New Green: Learn How Blockchain Is Empowering Environmental Solutions

By Todd Lemons, Chairman at Veridium Labs In the past 50 years, the world has lost more than 50 percent of its agricultural land to urban and industrial development. Nearly 40 percent of the world’s biodiverse tropical forests have been converted to industrial agriculture and up to 80 percent[1] of the world’s fresh water is contaminated. Since the start of the industrial era, around 1750, we as humans have altered the natural greenhouse effect of planet Earth, causing dangerous climate change. It’s time to focus on turning human activities into actions that actually deal with the problem systematically. More than...

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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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