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Huge Microsoft Partnership Will Do Wonders For Blockchain Adoption

This week, tech giants Microsoft have announced a new project working alongside Ernst & Young (EY) in a partnership that will deliver an intelligent new blockchain solution for content and royalties management systems. As you will know, Microsoft are one of the biggest tech companies in the world, a company which has inspired and led a revolution in computing and gaming technology. Microsoft are behind Windows and Xbox, among other revolutions. In 2017, Microsoft had an estimated revenue of around $89.95 Billion. Likewise, as you may know, EY are an international professional services company which specialise as one of the...

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Bitfury Allows For Private Chain Anchoring On Public Networks Thanks To Java Integration

Bitfury, a mining and blockchain software service company, wants to push blockchain development for traditional enterprise and business, and announced that it is introducing Java binding for its blockchain service, Exonum. This is expected to be available soon, and will come with a software development kit that will allow the developers to build private chains on Exonum that can then be anchored to public blockchains. Binding allows data that has been written in one coding language to interact with libraries that have been written in another coding language, which will ultimately allow Java developers to create private blockchains on top...

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Retail Giants Continue To Expand Blockchain Operations

Walmart, the United States based retail giants are becoming well versed in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. They are making waves in ensuring their companies products and services take a sturdy advantage of the blockchain revolution. As a result of this, Walmart seem to be creating innovative new ideas before applying for patents. They seem to want to monopolise the blockchain, whilst it may sound like a bad thing, it does at least seem that they want to do this to help their customers and therefore, perhaps a blockchain owned by Walmart might not be the worst thing....

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Giving Power Back To The Merchants Through Blockchain

Rumor has it that retail is dead. Some are even referring to the collapse of the traditional retail industry as the “retail apocalypse”. With the growth of e-commerce, it’s not surprising that retailers and merchants are having a tough time adjusting to the shifts of the industry. According to Survata, 96% of the American population currently shops online, with the number rapidly increasing across the world. Over 2.1 billion people are expected to shop online by 2021. So, what does this mean for the future of your friendly neighbourhood retailer? The rise of e-commerce isn’t necessarily a negative thing, it...

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A Blockchain Face Lift: Introducing A Renovated Financial System Via The Blockchain

In today's fast-paced world, industries and businesses are continuously challenged to either evolve or remain attached to outdated practices. Our current financial system is one of those industries that struggles to move forward. Access to financial services are still costly due to fees and constant delays, therefore the system is highly exclusive rather than inclusive. Financial workflows require a lot of manual processes because it’s paperwork based, turning it into a very bureaucratic and often inefficient system. Additionally, the financial services ecosystem is extremely centralized and utilizes intermediaries and service providers on a regular basis. As a result, the system...

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