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Facebook: Could Blockchain Save Facebook’s Image? (2019)

When it comes to social media, the idea of privacy has always been thrown about. Facebook is a biggie when it comes to privacy and there’s been a lot of controversy in the past with people’s private data and the social network. Even so, there is no doubt that Facebook is going big with private communication. That being said, in order to really succeed with this new business model, the company must rethink the way it monetises content across the network. One possible solution would be developing a third-party app ecosystem around content, an ecosystem where financial services and payments...

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David Schwartz: “The Advantages Blockchain Brings Center Around Security & Reliability"

As we all know, bear markets can take a big toll on companies. Even so, over the course of the current price action, a lot of businesses have jumped to the occasion by building and further strengthening their protocols. One company that has risen to the occasion is the San-Francisco based Ripple. David Schwartz, the CTO and Director of Business Operations, has provided insights on the blockchain, XRP and Ripple as a company. Schwartz: Future of Blockchain Using blockchain in the area of payment and store of value is the most relevant application for the technology at the moment. At...

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First Of The Grand Masters Goes On The Blockchain!

V-ID immortalises Rembrandt on the blockchain Good Friday was the day when the world saw the first great work of art transferred to the blockchain forever.  Rembrandt’s ‘The Virgin and child in the clouds’ was scanned and validated by V-ID at Douwes Fine Art, one of the oldest and most respected art dealers in Europe. Also present was a notary and partner from CMS, one of the largest law firms globally, in order to carry out a jurisdiction check on all parties and to ensure full legal compliance and confidence in this particular information on the blockchain. Transference to blockchain...

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Japan Launch Digital Currency Without Using Blockchain

Japan have released a new coin called J-Coin Pay, which aims to make Japan cashless without the use of cryptocurrency. This news most likely means that crypto Yen will not be around any time soon. J-Coin Pay is a smartphone based digital wallet which uses QR codes to make payments, and it does sound very much like a crypto coin. JPMCoin was revealed recently and there was a lot of controversy surrounding it as many believe that it was a ‘fake’ cryptocurrency, however this new J-Coin is even further away from crypto than JPM already is. The release date of...

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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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