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Forbes Blockchain 50 LIst Amazon, Walmart & Carrefour

Recently, Forbes has released its Blockchain 50 list of some of the leading businesses in the industry. The huge online e-commerce retailer Amazon is on the list for its suite of blockchain tools built to help developers quickly boot up distributed ledger technology. The Brewing company Anheauser-Busch InBev based in Belgium got onto the list thanks to their blockchain pilot designed to work with a vending machine that can verify whether people are old enough to drink or not. The Fintech powerhouse, Ant Financial operates as a blockchain designed to track products on Alibaba which made the list. The popular...

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Calvin Tran, Director of "Rizqi Presents: Blockchain" Interviewed by Randy Hilarski.

“Rizqi Presents: Blockchain Now Available on Amazon Prime and Vimeo.” Calvin Tran is a Crypto enthusiast going back to the early days. Similar to my path, Calvin was a fan of Dr. Ron Paul and through the Libertarian community, he learned of Bitcoin. His passion for blockchain has brought him to the point where he wants to educate the world about the benefits that this technology brings. So, he directed this series, “Rizqi: Presents Blockchain” to help new blockchain users understand how it all works. My Interview with Calvin Tran. Episode 1 of Rizqi: Presents Blockchain is Free on Youtube....

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Known for its vast plains, Rocky Mountains, and cowboys, Wyoming has taken the US lead in cryptocurrency. Meet Caitlin Long – a key reason why. (Part 1 of 3)

  Meet Caitlin Long, a brilliant 22-year corporate finance veteran of Wall Street financial institutions including Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and Salomon Brothers. Armed with a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, Caitlin was voted (2015) by Institutional Investor as one of the most influential people in the pension industry; named one of the ten business leaders who is changing the world through technology by Inc. (2016); awarded the Women in Finance Award for Excellence in Blockchain by MarketsMedia (2016); and served as Chairman and President of enterprise blockchain company, Symbiont, between 2016 – 2018 when that company was named...

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The IMF and World Bank are Experimenting with Blockchain. Should We Be Worried?

Public reaction to the news that the International Monetary Fund and World Bank are experimenting with blockchain technology and cryptoassets has been varied across the board. On Friday, the Financial Times reported the multinational agencies launched a permissioned blockchain and internal cryptoasset called “Learning Coin” to better understand distributed ledgers and associated use cases.  One commentator described the development as an “odd foray,” no doubt a reflection of the controversial legacies these multinational behemoths and bailout bulwarks have left for decades. The IMF and World Bank are in fact gamifying their deep dive into blockchain and cryptoassets, intent on rewarding...

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Germany’s Blockchain Progress Sees New Funding

Next Big Thing AG is a German Internet of Things and blockchain company builder which has recently secured £13.5 million in a new funding round. The news was published in a recent press release on 8th April where NGT announced that the company had successfully completed its Series A investment round which has been led by the worldwide industrial insurance giant HDI Global SE through Hannover Digital Invest with participation by the FinLab EOs VC Fund, a $100 million joint venture by fintech incubator FinLab AG and blockchain software developer Block.one. According to the press release, HDI Global has decided...

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