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Can blockchain help accelerate life sciences research?

The focus of blockchain technology has been with supply chains and finance, but the applications are far wider including life science research, like new drug development and the control of patient data.

Why shipping companies are investing in blockchain

A trend is developing with shipping companies in terms of seeing the advantages of blockchain technology. This boils down to blockchain having the potential to transform operations, leading to efficiency and profitability.

American Express to use blockchain for cross-border payments

American Express has announced it will accept blockchain payments for some cross-border transactions. The company has partnered with Santander and Ripple to enable the trial for business customers on its FXIP platform. It will offer instant payments.

KPMG says blockchain 'critical' to industry, joins advocacy group

KPMG has joined the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance as a corporate member, stating its commitment to using the tech inside its business. The company described blockchain as "critical to the industry," noting it has several benefits.

UPS joins group bringing blockchain to the shipping industry

UPS has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA), a working group that's developing standards for the use of blockchain inside the shipping industry. Blockchain tech could help streamline transport by putting shipment data in one place.

Interview: Why greater Bitcoin transparency is needed Special

While blockchain is becoming increasingly accepted by government entities and big-name brands, the process of getting more consumers and institutions to take part is hampered. The reasons for this are explained by Bitcoin Center NYC founder Nick Spanos.

'Green' Bitcoin alternative Chia cuts electricity use

The inventor of the BitTorrent torrent network has announced a new cryptocurrency that's a more eco-friendly alternative to Bitcoin. Mining cryptocurrencies requires massive amounts of electricity. Chia uses a different approach that's less demanding.

How blockchains can help healthcare: Interview Special

A new survey shows that the overwhelming majority of healthcare managers see blockchain as contributing to activities like connection, privacy and patient record sharing. To find out how blockchain works with healthcare we spoke with Ammon Fillmore.

Interview: New network token to bolster local economies Special

Colu, a leading digital wallet that uses blockchain technology to localize currencies has recently announced its initial coin offering. To find out more about this venture we spoke with Mark Smargon, VP Blockchain and Co-Founder at Colu.

90% of enterprises to use cloud services by 2021

Over 90 percent of all enterprises will use cloud platforms to innovate and improve agility by 2021. Companies are spending "aggressively" on new technologies as they compete to grow their digital presence and improve customer experiences.

KinerjaPay provides Bitcoin spending platform

KinerjaPay is a new global distribution service provider which allows Bitcoin customers, in any part of the world, to purchase almost any product via its novel eCommerce platform. This highlights the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies.

Aiding unbanked emerging market consumers: Interview Special

Wala is a new financial platform built on the Ethereum blockchain designed help the 3.5 billion unbanked emerging market consumers reach financial prosperity by eliminating their barriers to banking. We spoke with Tricia Martinez, the CEO of Wala.

Interview: How secure is blockchain technology? Special

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) adoption is growing rapidly, but are these blockchain and ledger technologies secure? We spoke with Dr. Leemon Baird, founder and CTO of Swirlds to find out more.

JPMorgan announces new payments network based on blockchain tech

JPMorgan has launched a new payment processing network that's based on blockchain technology. Financial organisations are making large investments into blockchain in the hope it can simplify some of the issues around traditional banking processes.

New blockchain for very high transaction rates

Singapore - Following two years of development, technologists at the National University of Singapore have tested a new blockchain, based on the technology of ‘sharding.’ This is to facilitate extremely high transaction-rates.

Blockchain based digital content market launched

Bratislava - A new software solution called DECENT GO (Beta Release) has been launched to allow users to upload, download, browse, buy and sell digital content. This approach enables entrepreneurs to sell directly to clients without an intermediary.

Bringing the blockchain to the unbanked

Singapoe - The Singapore based company MicroMoney is aiming to ‘bank’ the ‘unbanked’ through the implementation of a $30 million token swap. It is estimated that the potential global market of the ‘unbanked’ is 2 billion people.

Why blockchain technology appeals to Generation Z

Amsterdam - Blockchain technology is being adopted across industries, from supply chains to finance. This means of transferring and storing value will appeal foremost to Generation Z, according to industry analysts.

IMF head thinks cryptocurrencies might one day lead the economy

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin could displace central banks and the current banking system. The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has said virtual currencies should not be dismissed, explaining they might be the future.

The case for blockchain in healthcare

Healthcare is data driven and yet the vast volumes of data can overwhelm the system. A leading expert has set out the case for the introduction of blockchains for healthcare, as a means of managing data flows.

Blockchain technology set to transform healthcare

Several startup companies are finding new and important ways to bring blockchain technology to healthcare. The cryptographically-secured, distributed ledgers can be used for everything from supply chains to medical records.

Telemedicine empowers patients in remote areas

Telemedicine uses telecommunication and information technology to deliver health care from a distance. Telemedicine has empowered patients in remote areas by enabling them to have health care in their home area when before telemedicine none was available.

New working group to explore the use of blockchain in digital ads

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has set up a Blockchain Working Group, bringing the technology a step closer to widespread use in marketing. The blockchain's transparent nature could help control the flood of ad fraud in the industry.

Op-Ed: A deadly digital transformation? Cryptocurrencies on the rampage

Sydney - Since Bitcoin started, everyone, meaning absolutely everyone, has been trying to get in on the action. Speculators are plowing money in to cryptocurrency startups, and the monster is getting bigger.

Bitcoin plummets on news China may ban cryptocurrency exchanges

The value of Bitcoin has plummeted on reports China is preparing a ban on cryptocurrency exchanges. If the decision is confirmed, it will be the second hostile move against the $150bn cryptocurrency market in under a week. China's already banned ICOs.

New blockchain for agriculture and food businesses

Early sales in advance of the new token “FoodCoin” have been successful, with sales reaching over $1.5 million on the first day of trading. This was via Ethereum and Bitcoin.

Aion, first network to power communication between blockchains

The enterprise blockchain company Nuco has announced the creation of Aion, which is the first interoperable blockchain network and the starting framework to enable communication between blockchains.

Falcon bank expands blockchain asset management

The financial institution Falcon has become the first Swiss private bank to add Ether, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash to its current Bitcoin blockchain asset management services. This signals greater acceptance of digital currencies.

Internxt announces ICO to build a 'brand new Internet'

Internxt, a new peer-to-peer cloud provider, has announced an initial coin offering (ICO) to fund its attempt to build a decentralised Internet. The company wants to solve technical roadblocks to reaching web decentralisation, offering more privacy.

IBM to use tech behind bitcoin to prevent foodborne outbreaks

Some of the world's largest food companies are making a bet that blockchain technology, the digital ledger system that underlies bitcoin, can help improve food safety.
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