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California Universities To See Blockchain Education

Programs at three California Universities are officially being rolled out thanks to the VC-backed blockchain company that previously helped curate courses at Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard. MouseBelt’s blockchain Accelerator launched earlier this week at UC Davis, UC Los Angeles and UC Santa Barabara, boosting the educational presence at the mentioned US schools. There are $40 million backing thanks to funding from New Value Capital. MouseBelt is currently helping 65 student blockchain community groups at 14 universities worldwide.  This blockchain accelerator is joining MouseBelt’s advisory team and media groups Bitcoin Radio and Mousebelt University. As reported by CoinDesk: “Bundled into two...

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Constellation — A Fast And Scalable Solution For The Interconnected World Of The Future

Data is now more valuable and profitable than oil! Tomorrow’s world of IoT and machine learning means that data throughput, processing and analysis will be on a scale difficult to imagine. By the year 2020, it is estimated that there will be around 75 billion interconnected devices and the average person will generate 1.5 gb worth of data per day. Big data necessitates big computational capabilities. Blockchain technology has scalability issues, high transaction fees and transaction times that are too long for what is needed. With typical blockchains the more transactions that are processed the slower and more clogged up the...

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US Presidential Candidate Hopeful On Blockchain voting for 2020 Election

While having a browse on Reddit earlier this week, I noticed an article from the r/Futurology subreddit called: “Andrew Yang wants to Employ Blockchain in voting. "It’s ridiculous that in 2020 we are still standing in line for hours to vote in antiquated voting booths. It is 100% technically possible to have fraud-proof voting on our mobile phone” For those that don’t know, Andrew Yang is an American entrepreneur, lawyer and philanthropist who is running for the 2020 presidency as a democratic candidate. As reported by Ethereum World News: “As someone with roots in technology, he is very pro-innovation, actually...

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2,000 Fintech License Applications Being Fast Tracked In Israel

The fintech regulator in Israel is moving its licensing regime in order to encourage further competition in the field. According to an announcement made on Monday, the Capital Market Authority in Israel is looking to alter how fintech licenses are distributed in the nation. The state regulator is currently sifting through some 2000 fintech and blockchain firms for regulation. Because of the massive demand, the authority is setting up a licensing fast track, to make the job easier for them.  According to ta report by Calcallist, the fast-tracking program consists of creating small industry-specific authority teams reviewing applications. The head...

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Ethereum Blockchain Almost Full Leaving Scalability More Important Than Ever

Recently speaking to The Star news outlet earlier this week, the co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin reiterated his views on the Ethereum blockchain in that it faces a major scalability barrier. He explained that the blockchain is “almost full” but dealing with this problem would not only reach further adoption but would also reduce transaction costs. Buterin has stated: “Scalability is a big bottleneck because Ethereum blockchain is almost full. If you’re a bigger organization, the calculus is that if we join it will not only be full but we will be competing with everyone for transaction space. It’s already...

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