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Blockchain Could Be An Anchor For Sustainable Cities

Last month, Ford, Autonomic, Qualcomm and Waze announced the development of a cloud based mobility platform for cities to manage self-driving vehicle ride-hailing, deliveries and bicycle sharing, that claims to feature everything from payment processing to parking and traffic logistics. Ford announced their GoBike shar program, which launched in five Bay Area cities in 2016. They seem to be trying to avoid the ‘walled garden’ approach, by inviting out automakers to join the cellular vehicle to everything platform. Toyota have also been working on their own self-driving vehicle as well. So, how can blockchain help? It is likely to have...

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EOS Has Recovered From March Drought And Is Now Set To Hit $8

At the time of writing, EOS stands at exactly $7.00, up 17.24% with a market cap of $5,507,756,216. Statistics that suggest finally, EOS has recovered from it’s beating in March and is moving closer towards $8 with every minute. If EOS does reach the magic $8 mark, then it puts the currency at almost half of the way to it’s peak value of around $18 at the start of 2018. By teetering around the half way mark, EOS is showing that it has the capacity to recover from periods of down time very quickly. To add some perspective to this,...

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Android Developers Believe Coin Mining May Start To Affect The Price Of Smartphones

A new article out today on Android Central by Jerry Hildenbrand discusses similarities between smartphones and computers that could eventually lead to the cost of phones increasing exponentially as a result of increasing demand for blockchain mining hardware. Current markets price phones at super high prices already, with new flagship iPhone and Samsung phones costing in excess of $1000 in some areas, the increasing demand for technology in general has caused the mobile phone market to boom. I believe this however is down to fashion trends, rather than a demand for cutting edge technology. In his article, Hildenbrand outlines the...

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Ripple (XRP): Could 2018 Be The Year Of The Interledger?

In late 2017, we saw unusual interest in Ripple when the company appeared to be at the forefront of the revolution to change banking as we know it. This belief was further strengthen when Ripple CTO, Stefan Thomas who has a very interesting Twitter handle as @justmoon said on Quora during a Questions and Answers session that 2018 could be the year of the Interledger. The Interledger Protocol is a system to connect different payment systems using the principle of interoperability. This means that you will be able to send and receive payments no matter what kind of cryptocurrencies or...

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Chile Will Use Ethereum Blockchain Network To Monitor Energy Data

With an announcement made on Thursday the 5th of April, the government of Chile has stated that it will be making use of Ethereum’s blockchain network in order to record the data from the country’s energy sector. The Chilean National Energy Commission made this announcement saying that it had launched the South American nation’s first ever blockchain project. This energy data tracking project using Ethereum blockchain network was originally being slated to be started off in February this year. Regardless, the project has come into existence later rather than sooner. With the project, the CNE wants to integrate the costs...

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