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Will Blockchain Technology Force Greater Government Accountability Or Fuel Cryptocurrencies?

Currency is a universal representation of trust created by humans. So much so that we don’t even ask why two pieces of paper with green, gold, and black ink is accepted as a medium of exchange for goods and services. One piece of paper can be exchanged for a cartful of groceries. Equally important, currency has enabled people to save the value of their labors for use at a future point in time. Traditional currency we use everyday are issued by sovereign governments in which people base their trust and faith, in varying degrees. If we look around the world,...

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NOKU  — Rivalling ‘Waves’ As The Complete Ecosystem For Launching Your Business On The Blockchain

NOKU is a Swiss based company that will rival ‘Waves’ as the go-to platform for taking your blockchain project from initial idea all the way through to exchange listing. NOKU acts as an interface between any business and the blockchain. No need to do any coding or hire any developers — the NOKU platform does it all for you. All you need is a business idea that will thrive on the blockchain. The NOKU ecosystem consists of 4 principal areas: Custom token service An enterprise can design its own token in as little as 5 minutes. The NOKU platform will...

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John McAfee Running for Office?

John McAfee has expressed his interest in becoming the President of the United States. He aims to be the first citizen of the US to further the cause of digital currencies and blockchain at more of a national stage. His announcement came from his official Twitter account on October 3rd. Through the aforementioned Tweet, McAfee states his interest in becoming the next president of the country by saying: “Let’s be real. No sane person could believe I could ever become President. That’s not my goal. I want access to the National Stage for 18 months to promote what I believe...

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SBI & Ripple Launch Blockchain Payment App In Japan

MoneyTap, the Ripple-powered payments app has officially gone live according to a tweet by the official account on October 3rd. The consumer-focused service was co-developed by the Japanese financial service SBI Holdings and Ripple. On the MoneyTap website, the app will begin to use Ripple’s blockchain solution - xCurrent - to enable a domestic bank to bank transfers in real time. Account holders at SBI Sumishin Net Bank, Resona Bank and Suruga Bank will be able to send funds using the mobile app. The app is also available on both Android and iOS devices. Also according to the website, it...

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TRONs New Project Brings BitTorrent Users To Their Blockchain

Fusing file sharing and the blockchain together is one of TRONs latest aims. With their latest project named ‘Atlas’ this could soon be a reality. Blending blockchain technology with a BitTorrent huge peer-to-peer infrastructure. After acquiring BitTorrent in July this year, TRON also gained over 100 million active monthly users. BitTorrent is a well made peer-to-peer network with a developed and tested infrastructure. However, only time will tell on how well this fusing will function. In this interesting move, it begs the question of what does this all actually means? File sharing through means of peer-to-peer has always been a...

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