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We’ve Said It All Along, And Now The G20 Agree With Us Too

This year, at this very moment in time the G20 Summit is taking place in Argentina. The G20 are a group of twenty authorities composed of various governments and central banks from across the world. Overall, G20 does represent more than 20 countries (given that the European Union is considered as one sole G20 member). The summit, takes place each year and is designed to act as a forum for the facilitation of economic discussion. Within this, the summit will see groups discuss economics, finance, regulation and governmental policy and how all of the above the affect the global economy....

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HSBC Tentatively Discusses Cases For Using Blockchains And Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency is not only dividing politicians across the globe, but is also dividing the financial and banking industries. While many are distancing themselves from investigating and investing in cryptocurrency and the wallets associated with holding coins, several are discussing the potential future possibilities that they could provide. HSBC has become the latest global bank to start making inroads into the cryptocurrency market, with their Global Head of Digital, Josh Bottomly, making the bank’s intentions known in a Forbes interview (see here https://www.forbes.com/sites/oliversmith/2018/07/19/hsbcs-global-head-of-digital-says-the-bank-is-cautiously-looking-at-crypto-use-cases/#e88447137668). He stated: “We are cautious looking into this area…There's a use case when you have a token or...

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Lots Of New Features Coming For UnicornGo!

There are not many games based on blockchain and cryptocurrencies that manage to become mobile, but UnicornGo is about to succeed in this. In fact, there is just few days left to the opening of the mobile version, which offers an extremely simple and intuitive interface in which the user unicorns and those on the market are well highlighted, with all their graphic features and abilities. Another important milestone is therefore to be reached by this unique crypto game, which unites collecting unicorns to an advanced genetic system, developed by real scientists, a virtual world in which to grow them,...

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The Future Of Browser Mined Blockchains

Would you be willing to donate your web browsers surplus resources to power a consensus algorithm for blockchain technologies? Millions of users are currently opted-in to such systems and are providing the processing power which could lead to a more energy efficient cryptocurrency. Browsing the web does not use a lot of resources for the most part. With the exception of video content and high demand applications it’s very rare that your average web browser is using their device to its full extent. CPU processing power is constant meaning that if it isn’t utilized in full then it goes to...

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Western Union Blockchain Patent, What Does This Mean For Ripple XRP

In February of this year, Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek confirmed that his company was indeed experimenting with Ripple’s products for settling transactions and capital optimisation. This came a month after Ripple, which is striving to become the top-name in global money transfers, announced several high-profile partnerships including the potential tie in with Western Union’s rival, Moneygram. This would seem to be great news for Ripple, the parent company of digital asset XRP. However, in early July, Ersek seemed to indicate that he wasn’t happy with the cost implications of using XRP, as he had been expecting to make bigger...

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