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Are Social media Platforms Connecting or Exploiting Users?

Take a quick glance around the inhabitants of any modern city and you will see an uncountable number of people with hunched shoulders, completely consumed by their smart devices, tablets, and digital assistants. Technology critics often go as far as describing smartphones and their plethora of apps as leading people to become completely disconnected from the same species organisms standing right next to them, all the while searching for meaning and acceptance from some unknown, unseen entity in a digital realm far removed  from the true corporeal forms standing right next to them. The world and its inhabitants are run...

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Is Samsung Preparing To Launch A Blockchain Phone?

Samsung is one of the biggest tech companies in the world which has just recently applied for three blockchain-related trademark requests for smartphones. Being based on the descriptions provided by the business, the three European trademark requests relate to providing crypto custody services on mobile phones. This suggests that Samsung might be looking to make its start on the blockchain smartphone market after the recent release by HTC and the Exodus 1 and Sirin Labs’ with FINNEY. Both of these new smartphone offers cryptocurrency custody. Galaxy Club, a tech news blog in the Netherlands has reported that the three requested...

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Chinese Students Raising Awareness For TRON Blockchain

Last week, reports came out regarding the TRON Foundation and how they’ve recently organised an event to get closer to the community of university students. The Foundation organised the TRON to the Future, Blockchain Technology and Ecosystem event in partnership with the worldwide blockchain crowd selling incubator platform DOGI at one of the biggest schools in China, Peking University. The event saw over 200 students from the university attend with blockchain industry leaders to raise more awareness about the technology. Blockchain awareness Numerous opinion leaders were invited to the event as both guests and keynote speakers. Some of the speakers...

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The Importance Of Openness In The Blockchain Space

If there’s one thing declining cryptocurrency prices are good for — besides providing great buying opportunities — it’s trimming the fat in the industry. With the great cryptocurrency boom that occurred in late 2017, the industry was overrun with snake oil salesmen and many less than stellar projects running Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) of their own. Now that the dust is settling, the industry is beginning to weed out much of the unnecessary noise and focus on the worthwhile projects. In recent news, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged two well-known ICO promoters for their participation in the...

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MasterCard Blockchain Adoption A Sign Of Things To Come?

A patent has been filed by the massive payment providers, Mastercard. The patent covers a method and system for anonymisation of blockchain based electronic transactions. The patent application was originally filed in the summer of last year but earlier this week, the US Patent and Trade Office published it. The patent request refers to electronic transactions becoming anonymous through the blockchain. Specifically the use of one or more intermediary addresses to obscure the source and destination of funds in a blockchain to increase the anonymity of bodies which are involved with blockchain addresses. It is common for it to be...

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