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Asia To Take Control Of The World Economy With Blockchain

Investment in blockchain companies is at an all-time high. The potential of new opportunities opened up by the stream of Initial Coin Offerings is of enormous significance and this global trend has led to forecasts that Asia’s blockchain market is expected to grow to $16 billion by 2024. With such a swift rise, there is no denying the possibility that Asia is on its way to developing into a major influence in the world economy. Asia’s entrepreneurs and general public have developed an appetite for following and investing in digital currencies. Thus, it is not surprising to see some of...

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Blockchain Tech Makes Moo-ves In France

One of the largest retail groups in France, Carrefour has announced new moves in the country that will see blockchain technology used to track milk from local farms, right up through the journey until the milk lands on a supermarket shelf, improving audit trails and the traceability of dairy products that enter Carrefour stores, generally improving transparency and of course, the service that Carrefour provides its customers. We’ve tried to think of a few cheesy jokes, but the title is all yoghurt? You get? No? Really trying not to milk it now… Anyway, this is a great example of how...

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US Government Could Introduce Blockchain Tech At Airports

When we talk about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology within the US Government, we usually expect officials to shy away and deny that the technology is an advantage. It does seem however that, through recent reports, US authorities could be looking at rolling out blockchain technology to help improve operations at airports with regards to border control, customers and security. As you know, blockchain technology is for more than just finance. Audit trails, general automation and data confirmation are all aspects of blockchain technology that could come to the fore at airport and border checkpoints, it seems the US government are...

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Blockchain Lawyer? There's A Job For You At Facebook

It’s no secret that Facebook are starting to take blockchain technology seriously, actually, they have pretty much announced that they will be adopting blockchain solutions and that most importantly, they will be designing a Facebook led cryptocurrency for use in their applications such as Whatsapp at Instagram, though at the moment the full scale of this crypto is uncertain - we are sure that its most probably going to be a stablecoin. As a part of their blockchain expansion, Facebook have been employing a number of crypto and blockchain experts to lead their new blockchain division, such expansion is seeing...

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Jimmy Song: ‘Permissioned Blockchain’ Is An Oxymoron

Last week, there was a debate around Bitcoin versus permissioned blockchains at SXSW where Programming Blockchain author Jimmy Song shared his criticisms of permissioned blockchains and Ethereum. In his remarks, Song shared his view that there isn’t much of a point to permissioned blockchains because they aren’t decentralized. Additionally, Song pointed out that Ethereum is, in his view, a permissioned blockchain. Audio of my panel at SXSW (Blockchain Deathmatch) is up!https://t.co/NjjDvZsGsW — Jimmy Song (송재준) (@jimmysong) March 18, 2019 Permissioned Blockchains Aren’t Decentralized When first asked to comment on the differences between permissioned and permissionless blockchains, Song blunty shared his...

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