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Ethereum Sets Tentative January Goal for Next Blockchain Upgrade

Developers are eyeing January 16th as the date on which Constantinople, ethereum’s upcoming network hard fork, could launch. The upgrade for the world’s second-largest blockchain was originally targeted for November, bringing with it a host of design changes aimed at streamlining the platform’s code in a bid to boost performance. Yet the November launch window was […]
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6:15 PM GMT+0000 / November 9, 2018

Side Marketing: Blockchain Companies And Enterprises Are Using One Business To Grow Two

By Luke F Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah were studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and decided to enter a business contest, a moment that would soon forever change their lives. The two ended up becoming the semi-finalists in the competition—after graduating, the pair then went on to found Hubspot in 2006. Fast forward a […]
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11:35 AM GMT+0000 / November 9, 2018

IBM, Seagate Team Up to Tackle Hard Drive Fakes With Blockchain

Global tech giant IBM is partnering with hardware manufacturer Seagate to ensure that computer hard drives are authentic using blockchain tech. The companies announced Tuesday that they would be logging Seagate-produced drives on the IBM Blockchain Platform to block counterfeits from being utilized in data servers or otherwise distributed to end users expecting genuine products. […]
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3:54 PM GMT+0000 / November 8, 2018

Is a Single Global Blockchain Platform Already Coming Into the Picture? Here Are the Signs

Blockchain Technology is already in its 3rd generation of new projects and startups such as EOS, Cardano, Elastos, ICON, Ontology, Neo and hundreds of others already in existence with more coming up, the likes of GALLACTIC Blockchain, an innovative multi-chain platform. So when will the day come where a single blockchain will rule over all […]
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6:23 PM GMT+0000 / November 7, 2018

Weird and Non-Trivial Ways of Using Blockchain

By Vladimir Potapenko The blockchain has been around for a decade now, and today, few would deny that it’s a groundbreaking invention. When it first emerged, it was the underlying technology that powered Bitcoin, but since then it has evolved to become so much more. From its early beginnings as a fringe technology, the blockchain is now […]
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9:36 AM GMT+0000 / November 7, 2018

Thailand’s Tax Authority Taps Blockchain to Fight Tax Evasion

In its fight against tax evasion Thailand’s tax collection agency will turn to blockchain technology among other measures to fight the vice. According to the director-general of the Revenue Department, Ekniti Nitithanprapas, the government agency will employ blockchain technology in verifying whether owed taxes were paid in the correct amounts. Per the Bangkok Post, distributed ledger technology […]
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5:37 PM GMT+0000 / November 6, 2018

Satoshi Nakamoto Released Bitcoin Ten Years Ago — Why It Was Important

10 years ago today, Satoshi Nakamoto announced to a cypherpunk cryptography mailing list a new thing called “Bitcoin.” For those in the crypto world it goes without saying why this was important, but after a decade most of the world is still struggling to understand what this meant. Indeed even those “in the know” still […]
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5:29 PM GMT+0000 / November 5, 2018