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Tackling counterfeit goods through blockchain: Q&A Special

Counterfeit goods, especially for luxury brands, are unknowingly purchased by consumers in high volumes. In terms of a solution, a new company, Bonafi, has created a way to protect consumers by using blockchain.

Will blockchain replace the web? Special

Brooklyn - Blockchain – a decentralized data base – is known today because it’s used to produce and exchange cryptocurrencies. But blockchain might prove to have many more applications, one day threatening the monopoly of companies like Amazon and Facebook.

Facebook may launch its own cryptocurrency

A report from Alex Heath of Cheddar news service claims that Facebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency. The company is said to be focused on using the platform to make it easier to make payments.

JPMorgan Chase files patent for blockchain-based payments

New York - The huge US-based financial institution, JPMorgan Chase is seeking a patent on a system that would used distributed ledgers, a blockchain system, to facilitate and reconcile financial transactions.

Blockchain is transforming the B2B data exchange: Interview Special

Business-to-business blockchain can increase revenue and potentially take third-party data vendors (Amazon, Facebook) out of the equation entirely, according to Andrew Ma of LemoChain.

Arizona bill allows companies to hold, share data on blockchains

Arizona governor Doug Ducey signed a new bill on April 3 that will allow Arizona corporations to hold and share data on a blockchain.

Vermont house sale recorded using blockchain technology

South Burlington - When Katherine Purcell sold her home in South Burlington Vermont on February 20th, it was groundbreaking and different from the usual house sale. The sale was recorded on a blockchain.

Walmart to develop a block-chain-based shipping system

Walmart has filed a patent application for a "smart package" that will enable the company to track products sold more efficiently and also better authenticate customers.

DApp: A new approach to business through blockchain Special

With blockchain solidifying itself as an important technological tool for the disruption of many industries, blockchain decentralized applications (DAaps) are starting to change business fundamentals. Jonathan Baha'i of eXeBlock explains more.

Op-Ed: Former Bush security advisor warns of coming blockchain war

Juan Zarate served the George W Bush administration as a deputy advisor for combating terrorism after 9/11. He is credited with developing financial instruments that put pressure on sanctioned states.

NASA to use blockchain tech in distributed spacecraft missions

Distributive ledger technology also called DLT, has now emerged across a wide range of sectors, so it is no wonder that NASA is now looking into these applications of blockchain technology for distributed spacecraft missions (DSM).

Why the 'Blockchain Professor' Giaglis joins new ICO: Interview Special

Athens - Professor George Giaglis has been involved with Blockchain since 2011. He is the scientific coordinator of the world's first open online course on crypto-currencies. Professor Giaglis spoke with Digital Journal on the subject and about his new venture.

Sports platform evolves Blockchain based infrastructure

The sports site Sportco has developed a schema to reward its regular readers. A blockchain-based algorithm will measure the involvement and influence of individual readers upon the other readers and issue rewards.

Blockchain technology to equip scientists and drug developers Special

Caywon Pharmaceuticals Group has adopted blockchain technology to equip scientists with the necessary IT tools to translate their requirements into a digital workflow by using Crowd Machine. Dr. Matthew Lee, VP of Innovations at Caywon explains more.

Proof Work develops system of patient-controlled medical data

Berlin - The Proof Work company based in Tel Aviv Israel envisions a future where patients both own and control their medical data. The data is secured by the blockchain.

Putin orders regulation of cryptocurrencies and blockchain

Moscow - Russian president Vladimir Putin has just released five presidential orders that all relate to regulation of both cryptocurrencies and the the associated blockchain technology.
 

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