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Pocket Change: Mobile App Developers And The Mobile Monetization Of Blockchain

Since the original third-party apps were made available for public download in 2008, not much has changed with regards to the mobile economy. The ways that mobile publishers generate revenue have cycled every few years between pay-to-download apps and free apps supported by advertising, in-app purchases, or subscriptions. Each monetization strategy has its own set of inherent benefits and drawbacks, but as the mobile market matures and expands, the drawbacks to each one are becoming more pronounced. Current marketplace for app developers By 2021, more consumers will have a phone (5.5 billion) than have a bank account (5.4 billion), complicating...

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Zug Blockchain Voting System Hailed A Success, Although Participation Was Low

Crypto Valley, a cryptocurrency haven in Zug, Switzerland has made headlines recently for the local authorities move to develop a blockchain based voting system which utilises the towns current digital ID system. The idea is simple. Within this, citizens of Zug are able to vote on local affairs through a mobile phone app that is validated on the blockchain. This ensures transparent and fair voting and could very well pave the way for not just the local political climate in Switzerland, but quite possible across the rest of the world too. Recently, authorities have rolled out a test vote, where...

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HSBC, Deutsche Bank And More Successfully Testing Blockchain Transactions

Reports out today highlight that a group of banks have successfully trialled and tested a blockchain based bank transfer. This news is especially important, as it includes large scale banks such as HSBC and Deutsche Bank and is the first occurrence of a test that has been carried out across borders, and through many banks, over the blockchain. The test has been facilitated by a blockchain firm called we.trade. Within this, ten companies have utilised four banks on an international scale to ensure these tests run smoothly and successfully. According to The Next Web, Hubert Benoot, the Chairman of we.trade...

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Docademic To Rival Ripple As MedicalCurrency

Docademic (MTC) is partnering with medical Professionals and thus has caught the attention of the father of cyber security - John McAfee. McAfee was featured on the new syndicated TV show, Exploring The Block, taking about how MTC could very well change the world. https://youtu.be/qPnS78Chpcc Utility of MTC The MEDICAL TOKEN CURRENCY (MTC), is the mean to interact with the blockchain enabled healthcare platform currently under development by Docademic. It allows the interested parties to interchange valuable data between them in exchange of a token that is used to acquire services or products. It encourages the use of the blockchain...

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Tim Berners-Lee, The Father Of The Internet Believes In Blockchain

Tim Berners-Lee, the creator and father of the World Wide Web, now known as the internet, believes that the blockchain is the next step for the future of the internet. Berners-Lee developed an idea for a free, open source internet, through which he gave his product away to the world, to allow a culture to mature which in turn has led to the development of the internet today. Berners-Lee is often considered as one of the most important tech minds of our generation, rightly so too. According to Crypto Insider, Berners-Lee has recently spoken to Vanity Fair, in which he...

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