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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Tag: blockchain

How China hot-housed a new technology and 35,000 ‘blockchain’ companies bloomed

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How is China hot-housing this new technology, and are all these blockchain companies for real? Forkast.News takes a deep dive into the data to find the truth behind the numbers.

Current Forkast #06: New blockchain arsenal to fight Covid-19, Zoom cancels...

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Other top headlines from around the world: Microsoft wants to power mining with brain waves. Crypto exchanges Huobi and OKEx under fire. China shifts to digitally sweep ancestral graves.

Current Forkast #05: U.S. weighs digital dollar, Coinbase top lawyer joins...

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In this newsletter and podcast, we bring you top headlines around the world, including: A new proposal to create a digital dollar. Coinbase's legal chief heading U.S. Treasury. A Bitcoin-Red Cross coronavirus fundraiser in Italy. Universal basic income's revival. Steem's hard fork into Hive, and more.

Current Forkast #04: Bitcoin’s wild ride, Robinhood in tough times, Covid-19...

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Also: Blockchain voting after the Voatz debacle, IOTA limps back after cyber attack, smart cities in China, and Forkast.News insights to help you make sense of the top headlines.

Blockchain in telecom: ‘blockchain phones’ need to evolve to be taken...

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In the third installment of this special three-part Forkast.News series, we look at some phones on the market that bill themselves as ‘blockchain’ but are only doing a disservice to the industry.

How blockchain can defend against data heists and cyber attacks

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As increasingly useful and potentially destructive data migrates onto the internet, more and more countries will deploy cyber weapons. Could blockchain provide a defense against future incursions?

Switzerland is a blockchain haven, but government lags behind, says Trust...

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Although Switzerland's Crypto Valley may seek to become a global blockchain hub, its government is too slow to adopt the technology even as Facebook's Libra incorporates in the country, according to Trust Square cofounder Daniel Gasteiger.

Kaleido CEO: How ConsenSys’ blockchain provider tackles production hurdles and data...

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Getting blockchain right is hard enough - not to mention building consortium, says Steve Cerveny, founder and CEO of Kaleido, a Consensys Enterprise Business that offers blockchain as a service.

Cross-border transactions key to connecting a fragmented region | Opinion

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Blockchain technology and digital assets have the potential to change the entire finance industry. These blockchain-powered payments networks enable cross-border payments to be hassle-free by having a standard set of technical specifications and standards – reducing confusion and ensuring that all members of the network have access to the same technology, says Ripple's Navin Gupta.

Inside China’s vision to globalize its currency

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The central bank’s digital currency efforts, ironically, would give it more control over the economy.