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          Mariusz Grendowicz w Coinfirm. Były prezes mBanku zajmie się blockchainem.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Grendowicz to także były szef Polskich Inwestycji Rozwojowych oraz członek rad nadzorczych Avivy czy MCI. Coinfirm będzie wspierał w wykorzystywaniu technologii blockchain.
          IoT Security Market 2025 Industry Production, Supply, Sales and Demand Market Research Report      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 08, 2018 ) IoT security market is expected to grow US$ 30.9 billion by 2025 from US$ 7.28 billion in 2016. Key trend which will predominantly effect the IoT security market in coming year is growing appearance of Blockchain in IoT security market. Blockchain technology...
          Medicina e innovazione: uno scenario futuribile      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

La medicina ha cambiato nell'ultimo secolo il volto del mondo: secondo le stime aggiornate dell'Onu, nel 2050 la popolazione mondiale raggiungerà i 9,8 miliardi di individui, un valore quasi quadruplo rispetto ai 2,5 miliardi registrati nel 1950. Questa rivoluzione silenziosa, grazie alla quale viviamo meglio e più a lungo, è frutto dell'evoluzione dei farmaci, delle terapie, della maggiore specializzazione dei medici e del perfezionamento della chirurgia a livelli impensabili fino ad appena 70 anni fa.

La tecnologia legata al settore medico, ha raggiunto livelli di complessità elevatissimi, innalzando di conseguenza i costi e riducendo, già oggi, l'accesso alle terapie più avanzate a una quota importante della popolazione mondiale. In questo contesto tutte le attività volte a ottimizzare le risorse finanziarie, semplificare e creare efficienza, assumono un valore etico prima ancora che economico ed è compito dei governi, come delle grandi aziende, supportare l'innovazione nel settore.

Le nuove frontiere della digitalizzazione, in particolare l'Intelligenza Artificiale, rappresentano la strada più promettente per rendere la medicina più efficiente e accessibile. Pensiamo a una diagnostica intelligente: con la tecnologia oggi disponibile un computer può leggere un esame, come una Tac, e dargli la possibilità di riconoscere una patologia e formulare una prima diagnosi. In questo campo l'evoluzione a cui il Mit sta lavorando è quella di rendere le IA particolarmente efficienti nell'usare un determinato tipo di immagini, riducendo la quantità di dati necessari per "insegnare" al computer a riconoscere le patologie.

Un'altra applicazione dell'IA in ambito medico è nella gestione dei flussi nelle strutture sanitarie e nell'ottimizzazione delle risorse. La pianificazione delle sale chirurgiche, ad esempio, deve tener conto delle esigenze dell'ultimo minuto come degli interventi pianificati e può essere gestita da un computer in grado di adattarsi alle necessità, mantenendo un monitoraggio 24 ore su 24 sull'intera struttura.

Il 5G è un'altra tecnologia che porterà nei prossimi anni a una rivoluzione tecnologica nelle scienze della vita. Le reti di quinta generazione sono da una parte la componente abilitante per l'IoT medicale; pensiamo ai dispositivi indossabili di cui ci sono già numerosi esempi soprattutto per il controllo del diabete o dell'attività cardiaca, con la prospettiva futura di dispositivi in grado di salvare la vita somministrando farmaci sia a pazienti cronici che in momenti di necessità. D'altra parte aprono la strada ad applicazioni rivoluzionarie, come la chirurgia da remoto: immaginiamo uno specialista in grado di operare da una struttura ospedaliera centrale in grado di servire numerose altre strutture periferiche, grazie al 5G sarà possibile e il King's College di Londra, insieme con Ericsson, ne ha esposto una dimostrazione già nel 2016.

Per gli investitori, l'integrazione tra tecnologia e competenze mediche rappresenta un'opportunità fenomenale. Lo hanno capito i giganti del settore farmaceutico e i fondi di investimento che sempre più spesso finanziano o promuovono lo sviluppo di startup innovative legate al medicale. Secondo il rapporto relativo al 2017 e pubblicato da StartUp Health Insights le startup legate al settore hanno raccolto nel mondo oltre 11,7 miliardi di dollari.

Osservando le startup italiane, ma anche i fondi e le associazioni di angel investor, il trend che si respira a livello globale ha investito e sempre più investirà anche il mercato italiano. In Italia possiamo vantare un settore farmaceutico che nel 2017 si è laureato primo d'Europa, con un valore della produzione che ha superato i 31 miliardi di euro e un export pari a 25 miliardi (il 55% di tutte le esportazioni hi-tech del paese). I giovani imprenditori che sviluppano un'idea in Italia possono quindi appoggiarsi su un settore che sta crescendo ed è disposto a investire nelle startup.

Sono numerosissimi gli esempi di tecnologie innovative che gli startupper italiani stanno portando sul mercato: dall'utilizzo delle blockchain per la condivisione dei dati dei pazienti, permettendone anche l'uso a fini statistici o di ricerca per le aziende del settore sanitario; fino a Brain control che ha sviluppato un sistema per comandare dispositivi tecnologici, come un comunicatore, una sedia a rotelle o anche la domotica di casa, attraverso l'attività cerebrale, un prodotto destinato a pazienti con gravi disabilità motorie e della comunicazione.

Nel medio periodo, quindi, la transizione tecnologica a cui stiamo assistendo porterà a soluzioni mature e capaci di entrare nella vita delle persone. L'obiettivo sarà completare la rivoluzione globale della medicina ampliando non solo la capacità di curare malattie e offrire condizioni di vita migliori per i pazienti, ma anche di estendere al più ampio numero di persone possibile l'accesso alle cure, riducendo sempre di più le barriere economiche e geografiche che oggi dividono il mondo, creando squilibri insostenibili tra i paesi più sviluppati e quelli in via di sviluppo.


          Casaleggio a ItaliaOggi: "La rivoluzione tecnologica a cui penso deve partire dalla scuola"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

"Il nostro Paese è ancora legato a modelli 'tradizionali' a tutti i livelli. Il nostro sistema produttivo è fondato sulle piccole e medie imprese che faticano ad accedere alle nuove opportunità offerte dall'evoluzione tecnologica per una questione di costi ma anche di cultura. E' necessario immaginare fin da ora un serio piano di investimenti per l'innovazione, razionalizzando le risorse che pure esistono ma sono parcellizzate in mille bandi locali, regionali, di settore... senza un vero progetto complessivo che invece è necessario, fondamentale e non più prorogabile". Lo dice Davide Casaleggio in una lunga intervista concessa al quotidiano ItaliaOggi in cui concentra attenzione sullo sviluppo del digitale, dell'intelligenza artificiale e della blockchain.

Secondo il presidente dell'Associazione Rousseau, si dovrebbe partire "dai settori dove l'innovazione digitale può avere un ruolo strategico come l'alimentare e la moda". In questo senso anche l'Europa deve avere un ruolo, secondo Casaleggio:

L'Europa deve senza dubbio avere un ruolo fondamentale in questo processo di cambiamento favorendo gli investimenti in innovazione e tecnologia attraverso una strategia complessima di sostegno alle imprese e agli stati membri che vogliono andare in questa direzione". [..] E' indispensabile che anche alivello europeo vengano previste forme di incentivi per le politiche di sostegno al reddito e a questo proposito il provvedimento approvato lo scorso novembre dal Parlamento Europeo per spronare la Commissione a legiferare va nella direzione giusta

Secondo Casaleggio è assolutamente necessario "riuscire a immaginare quali saranno le esigenze occupazionali dei prossimi 20 anni e di conseguenza cominciare oggi a pensare a percorsi di formazione scolastica e di aggiornamento continuo per adulti è fondamentale. Nel frattempo, è fondamentale immaginare nuovi modelli di welfare e prevedere misure di sostegno al reddito per accompagnare" la fase di cambiamento. In questo scenario, dice a ItaliaOggi, è centrale il ruolo della politica, che:

Deve assumersi la responsabilità di guidare il Paese attraverso questo cambiamento [..] e prevedere un sistema di investimento a sostegno dell'innovazione, incentivare le attività di ricerca e sviluppo portandole a livello svedese che investe tre volte tanto rispetto all'Italia, e prevedere misure di supporto all'elaborazione di nuove soluzioni e servizi ad alto valore tecnologico, prevedere sostanziali sgravi fiscali per le imprese che investono in innovazione


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          A US state is introducing smartphone voting—and of course, it’s on the blockchain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
West Virginia will let troops and other citizens living abroad vote by smartphone through an app this November, making it the first US state to…
          Blockchain hype may have peaked, but IBM is still a believer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Blockchain euphoria is giving way to blockchain fatigue: Despite the hype, only 1% of executives in a survey reported deploying the technology at their firms.…
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          Re: ⚒ Syscoin - LIVE Decentralized Marketplace, Encrypted Messaging, Escrow & more ☍      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Community Weekly Update #Syscoin 12
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          Re: [ANN][ICO] VINCHAIN - DECENTRALIZED VEHICLE HISTORY - starts 1st Feb.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
VinInspect hosts VINchain certified reports!

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          DJ Who “Turned Down Wall St.” Is On a Quest to Decentralize Music Festivals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
DJ Who “Turned Down Wall St.” Is On a Quest to Decentralize Music Festivals

Independent DJ Justin Blau (known on stage as 3LAU) didn’t exactly stumble into the cryptocurrency industry — to say so would misrepresent how much thought he’s put into his blockchain-based event network, Our Music Festival (OMF). But at the very least, his introduction to the space came through a touch of serendipity.

Blau became formally acquainted with blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies after a chance meeting with the Winklevoss twins at a music festival in 2014. The Winklevosses were making their own debut into the industry, as they were in the early stages of building their Gemini exchange at the time.

After hitting it off with the up-and-coming DJ, they invited Blau back to their penthouse, a welcome alternative to crashing at an  exorbitant downtown hotel, Blau admitted in an interview with Bitcoin Magazine. That night — and the blockchain-centric conversation that dominated it — had Blau hooked on the young and novel tech.

“I very quickly saw all the ways in which blockchain [technology] could disrupt the music business and all aspects of the music business — from digital music to live music to manager and artist relationships — disintermediating the entire business as a whole. And I just found myself thinking about it all the time.”

Business moguls and financial thoroughbreds as the Winklevosses are, the encounter may have felt a little like looking into a rearview mirror for Blau. Before dropping out of Washington University in St. Louis to pursue a music career — a decision encouraged by one of his finance professors — he was in line for an internship fast track to Wall Street. Instead of following in his father’s footsteps for a career in finance, he set out to ride the momentum of his early days playing frat parties and college shows across the nation, a move that earned him the title “The DJ that turned down Wall Street” from Forbes.

So in connecting with the Winklevosses, the doors of the financial industry were opened to him again — only this time, the door was to a niche and highly stigmatized five-year-old field. Still, this same door opened up the possibility to reimagine his current occupation under a new economic model.

“After I performed my first ether transfer — I paid a Dutch company at 1:00 a.m. on a Saturday night in ETH for some animation work — I was like, ‘Holy crap, this is insane! Instant transfer of value. And that’s when I really started to dive in and learn as much as I possibly could and ask myself, ‘How could I be a part of it?’”

The answer became clear in August of 2017. After consuming crypto-related literature with voracious curiosity and attending blockchain conferences, Blau began mixing with some of the space’s leading innovators and professionals with help from the Winklevosses and some of his old college friends who had made their careers in tech.

“I just had all of these people who were very powerful, making introductions for me, and that’s when I started diving in deeper,” he said.

And Blau has found his place in the industry: on stage, both as host and performer, at the world’s first blockchain-powered music festival. Coming to fruition on October 20, 2018, Our Music Festival’s first iteration will be held at the Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley, with German-Russian DJ Zedd headlining, and Big Sean, Matt and Kim, and Charlotte Lawrence on the lineup, as well.

At its inception, OMF began as an effort to tokenize live music events. In essence, Blau explained, it’s goal was to decentralize the entire process, giving fans a degree of control over lineup curation and even a share of the festival’s revenue.

But as the space evolved and tokens entered the regulatory conversation, things became complicated.

“I think it’s important for any blockchain startup to be honest about the scope of the project,” Blau said in the interview. “It became really difficult to keep [to our original model], given the regulatory environment. We shifted to this utility token model, where the token represents demand for the festival as a product. And then we shifted again and asked, ‘So how do we do both?’ And that’s where we are now.”

For its inaugural year, the festival will be blockchain-related inasmuch as fans will be able to pay for tickets in crypto as well as fiat. They’ll also issue paper Ethereum wallets to all fans once they check in to the festival, a gesture in line with the educational insight Blau hopes the festival’s blockchain/crypto information booths will offer to its attendees.

Come next year, Blau hopes to integrate blockchain tech even further into the festival’s features. He wants to enable payments in OMF tokens, as well as to launch a reward system that allows fans to earn OMF by inviting friends to the festival, buying tickets early and committing data and feedback to the OMF ecosystem.

These tokens will also be used for discounts and promotions within the festival grounds, and Blau even intends to leverage them to give fans access to their favorite artists, backstage passes and VIP experiences.

In the far future, Blau wants Our Music Festival to tap into blockchain technology’s decentralized, peer-powered ethos to give fans a say in the festival’s lineup and a share of its revenue.

But to get there, Blau and his startup must reason and reckon with the industry’s technological and regulatory growing pains.  

“We have to adapt as we go and that’s the biggest challenge for any company in an evolving space. Network scalability and regulatory environment are our biggest challenges,” he stated.

From a legal standpoint, Our Music Festival cannot offer revenue sharing, lest the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sees these payouts as dividends and its OMF token deemed a security. On the scalability front, Blau believes that the Ethereum network needs to mature before the festival can fully decentralize and implement more blockchain-driven functions.

If the network fails for whatever reason and someone can’t get into the festival, it’s a huge loss for the technology as a whole.

“In year one, we’re only going to start rolling out features if we know we can execute them. Because our biggest risk is the fan experience. If the network fails for whatever reason and someone can’t get into the festival, it’s a huge loss for the technology as a whole,” Blau reasoned.

“Year one is really kinda a launch event. Year two, start building out some of the tech. Year three to year five, our primary goals are giving fans ownership and enabling fans to vote for the lineups for these events. And in the long-term, even let them create their own small events.”

Until the long-term becomes the immediate present, the festival will “gradually decentralize over time,” Blau said, espousing “a firm belief in minimum viable centralization … to bring [his] concept to the mainstream.”

Helping him in his efforts, OMF features a stacked team of both music and tech industry professionals. COO Adam Lynn serves as co-founder and president of Prime Social Group, a concert and event company responsible for 900 events, 19 festivals and 400,000 ticket sales annually. Kevin Edelson, the company’s CMO, has a history of PR work for Universal Music Group and Red Light Management, among others.

For smart contract and blockchain development, Our Music Festival leverages the work and talents of Zach LeBeau, Shreesh Tiwari and G. Thomas Esmay, the core team at SingularDTV, a blockchain studio that focuses on digital media and entertainment.

Blau hopes that in bringing tech and creative professionals together, OMF will catalyze blockchain integration into the music industry. As for Blau, he’s hoping he can serve as a guiding intermediary between both industries.

There’s a little bit of a disconnect between existing industries and blockchain startups and my goal is to be that bridge. To show the tech people and engineers what people like me need, to bring the music business a little more across the fence into the space. So that’s my personal goal — to be the bridge.

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          New Partnership Designed to Securely Track Precious Metal Trades      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
vNew Partnership Will Track Precious Metals Using Blockchain Technology

Financial technology firm Paxos has formed a partnership with INTL FCStone Inc’s precious metals division. The department will now be using Paxos Confirmation Service — a tool built specifically for the precious metals arena — to instantly automate daily trade confirmations and reduce human error.

Paxos seeks to unlock capital and create value with products that eliminate trade risk, while INTL FCStone provides market intelligence, post-trade services and financial services execution throughout the global financial market. The company boasts over 20,000 customers in approximately 130 different countries and is headquartered in New York City.

Chad Cascarilla is the CEO and co-founder of Paxos. Speaking with Bitcoin Magazine, he said that the precious metals industry is prone to many of the same issues one finds with traditional banking institutions.

“Many of the processes that the precious metals industry uses today to confirm and settle trades are manual and prone to human error,” he explained. “Today, confirmations, metal transfer instructions and wire instructions are sent via email, which is notoriously bad for information security. Email is rarely encrypted, and a simple keystroke error can cause an email to be sent to the wrong recipients, so information is very vulnerable.”

He further stated that the timeframe in which precious metals move or transfer is usually not quick enough. Thus, they’re often at risk of getting lost or falling into the wrong hands:

“Imagine buying something online when the seller uses eBay to negotiate a price and ship the products, but the buyer wants to pay on Venmo. When using different systems, there is no guarantee that the goods and payment will occur between the same parties and within the expected period. Now, imagine this situation for a $50 million trade for gold. This simple conundrum of ‘who pays first and who bears risk’ is a big issue for the precious metals industry.”

Using the Paxos system, INTL FCStone can match trade economics within seconds, thus eliminating several manual tasks and improving operational precision. Trades are quickly captured, and if issues ever arise, they are quickly identified and resolved.

While Paxos is known for its expertise in the blockchain arena, Seth M. Phillips, executive director of Bankchain Precious Metals, explained that blockchain technology is not what’s behind the company’s confirmation service.

“This is the first stage in a broader post-trade platform that Paxos has build for the precious metals space, and latter stages will utilize blockchain,” he said.

“This service is for confirming trades; we will be releasing products in the future that will help with further steps of post-trade processes, including settlement via blockchain.”

Cascarilla further believes Paxos’ technology will be developed to the point that it can be applied to virtually every financial space.

“Our mission is to move any asset, anywhere, in a trusted way,” he said. “We already work with many financial institutions and banks who use our solutions for crypto assets, and this is our first foray into precious metals. We have many more solutions in development for other asset classes including commodities and FX, and we hope to reduce settlement risks and achieve symmetry and synchrony in a highly fragmented world.”

He said that Paxos will be phasing the rollout of the confirmation service to around 75 counterparty pairs in the coming months.

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          Blockchain for Music Startup Raises $5.5. Million in New Funding – CoinDesk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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myBTCcoin 2:28 PM Decentralized music-sharing protocol Audius has raised $5.5 million in a Series A funding round led by General Catalyst and Lightspeed Capital the firm announced Wednesday. The project seeks to use a blockchain platform to help artists control the music they share, according to a press release. While a release date is not […]

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          State Street Opens Up About Its Internal Blockchain Debate – CoinDesk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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myBTCcoin 10:25 AM There’s no shortage of breathless hype about blockchain. What’s harder to find is a sober and nuanced discussion of the technology’s merits and drawbacks for a particular use case. For such a perspective, it can help to talk to different people at the same company who have been studying the matter and […]

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          Blockchain bug hunters feature prominently at this year’s Pwnie Awards      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Researchers have been diligently prodding cryptocurrency and blockchain companies for kinks in their security – and it seems some of them are finally getting recognition for their work. Three researchers are up for Pwnie Awards this year – an annual showcase of the best and worst in information security. Little toy ponies are given to the most deserving hackers and security researchers. MIT Digital Currency Initiative director Neha Narula and Boston University researcher Ethan Heilman have been nominated for “Best Cryptographic Attack” after cracking a hash function in popular cryptocurrency IOTA. In addition to that, ConsenSys security engineer Bernard Mueller…

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          With $417K, EOS accounts for two-thirds of all cryptocurrency bug bounties in 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

As interest, adoption, and venture funding in blockchain tech continue to rise, so do attacks from hackers. In an effort to counteract potential threats, a growing list of startups in the cryptocurrency space have opted to launch programs to invite hackers to disclose vulnerabilities responsibly – instead of exploiting them for personal gains. And data suggests the strategy is working. The total number of blockchain companies with active vulnerability disclosure programs has almost doubled since last year, according to HackerOne stats shared exclusively with Hard Fork. The stats also suggests the overall number of vulnerability submissions for blockchain companies is also…

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          8/8/2018: Premier League: Rifkind’s bitcoin snag      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
THE revolutionary initiative by property developer Charles Rifkind to fund the public purchase of the tunnels he owns under the Nursery End at Lord’s by bitcoin tokens has had to be delayed. The blockchain technology is not properly regulated and...
          MOBI’s CEO Shares How to Make Blockchain a Reality      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Manufacturers and their captive finance companies are facing disruptive technology trends that are impossible to ignore — and the emergence of blockchain is one. But, to make blockchain a reality, companies need to stop racing towards innovation and start with a community. “Maybe it isn’t so much about the tech, it’s really about the ecosystem,” […]
          Blog Post: Blockchains: A Better Tool For Supply Chain Management      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Adtech Startup tribeOS Raises $3M in Seed Funding      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

tribeOS, a Hamilton, Bermuda-based, blockchain-based digital advertising marketplace, raised $3m in seed funding. Bitmain Technology, a developer of Bitcoin mining products including ASIC chip technology, made the investment. The company intends to use the funds to build out its core team and develop the tribeOS marketplace, scheduled to launch in 2019. Led by Matt Gallant, […]

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          How Bitcoin Investment Mirrors Stock Investing and How It Differs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

You might think that investing in Bitcoin is a complicated process and that it requires techniques that are beyond your technical capabilities. While the technology behind Bitcoin, called the blockchain, might seem like a difficult thing to grasp, all you need to know about that is that it works and makes Bitcoin the fascinating investment […]

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          文章: 物联网平台应该为区块链集成做准备      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

“区块链”这个术语见多了也会令人生厌。虽说乱糟糟的区块链ICO环境更助长了人们对区块链的质疑,但在每次出现颠覆性技术时,出现这类质疑的声音都很正常。其实质疑本身可能就是新兴技术的一种助推剂。当新技术的炒作高潮期结束,人们的期望破灭时,正是质疑者的反馈让技术获得进步和新生。于是问题来了:有哪个区块链项目可以服务于现在的物联网实践场景?

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          Blockchain Is The Hottest Freelancer Skill For Q2 In 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

According to largest global freelancing website Upwork, Blockchain has once again managed to rank as the hottest technology in its recently released quarterly skills index. With this milestone, Blockchain has become the first skill to rank 1st position twice on its lists. Upwork Skills Index evaluates and ranks 20 fastest-growing skills quarterly based on real-time […]

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          Blockchain Applications and Smart Contracts: Developing with Ethereum and Solidity-P2P      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Blockchain and cryptocurrency are important tools for a decentralized market that needs to protect its speed, security, and reputation. Blockchain technologies are being researched by the largest corporations to securely transact and run their business. The concept of smart contracts, micro finance, and transparent transactions are all benefits of the Blockchain. This course will [...]
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          HUMANCOIN ICO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Humancoin adalah cryptocurrency e-commerce baru yang didorong oleh protokol penambangan Proof of Charity Humancoin.net atau yang kini dikenal sebagai Humancoin adalah terobosan proyek blockchain yang dapat menyatukan filantropis dan penerima dana melalui platform tunggal dengan cara yang paling nyaman dan transparan. Humancoin adalah platform revolusioner yang dapat mengubah industri filantropi untuk kebaikan, yang diciptakan secara […]
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Gourmet Chain: A luxurious and delectable name for any well-connected venture.

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          #weirdo - fintechelicious      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
08.09 I just • L O V E • New, Unknown, Unlike, Now an Complex. Normal wanted to join us. Offered him a seat, but all seats were taken by the rest. Normal left as quick as he entered my room! #weirdo . . . . . . . . #innovation #programmer #exchange #trading #cryptocurrency #stockexchange #geek #development #iamsterdam #nerd #php #golang #angular2 #javascript #blockchain #thenextgenerationstockexchange #ceolife #womenintech #entrepreneur #robot #technology #trader #trading #tradingengines #developer #bitcoin #tech #bank #fintech
          Michael Owen sang Việt Nam tìm kiếm tài năng bóng đá      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Owen đầu tư vào nhiều lĩnh vực sau khi giải nghệ.

Owen đầu tư vào nhiều lĩnh vực sau khi giải nghệ.

Ngày 13-14/8, Michael Owen có mặt tại Việt Nam để giao lưu với người ngưỡng mộ trong sự kiện của một công ty công nghệ mà anh đang đầu tư.

Bên cạnh đó, mục đích quan yếu khác của Owen trong chuyến sang Việt Nam lần này là tìm kiếm và đào tạo các nhân tài trẻ. Cựu trung phong sinh 33 tuổi có kế hoạch đầu tư vào các học viện bóng đá tại Việt Nam.

Michael Owen thân thuộc với những người ái mộ bóng đá, đặc biệt là các fan của giải siêu hạng Anh. Cựu trung phong sinh năm 1979 từng được mệnh danh là "thần đồng bóng đá Anh" với rất nhiều danh hiệu cá nhân và tập thể danh giá. nhân kiệt của Owen được mô tả trong quãng thời kì khoác áo Liverpool từ năm 1996-2003. Ngoài ra, trong sự nghiệp, Owen còn khoác áo các CLB danh tiếng của thế giới như MU hay Real Madrid.

Sau khi giải nghệ, Owen hoạt động trong nhiều lĩnh thi bằng lái a2 vực như bình luận viên bóng đá, đầu tư đua ngựa, bất động sản, công nghệ blockchain... Tuy nhiên, bóng đá vẫn là niềm ham mê lớn nhất của anh. Trong ba năm qua, Owen trực tiếp đầu tư và hiệp tác với một số học viện bóng đá tại Trung Quốc, Trung Đông...

- Michael Owen sinh năm 1979 tại Anh, là con trai của cựu cầu thủ bóng đá Terry Owen.

- Từng chơi cho các câu lạc bộ như Liverpool (1996-2004), Real Madrid (2004-2005) và Newcastle United (2005-2009).

- Anh bắt đầu từ đội trẻ Liverpool và ghi bàn trong trận ra mắt vào tháng 5/1997. Trong mùa giải trước hết, Owen trở thành vua phá lưới với 18 bàn thắng.

- Mùa giải 2001, Owen cùng Liverpool giành cú ăn ba UEFA Cup, FA Cup và Cup Liên đoàn Anh. Bản thân anh đoạt danh hiệu Quả bóng vàng châu Âu năm 2001.

- thành thân năm 2005 với Louise Bonsall - cô bạn từ khi còn cắp sách tới trường và có với nhau 4 đứa con.

- Giải nghệ năm 2013.

Minh Khang


          Blog Post: Blockchains: A Better Tool For Supply Chain Management      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          C++ Developer - David Aplin Group - Halifax, NS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
If you want to be a part of the next wave of technical innovation, and have a passion for blockchain and its related technologies, this could be the opportunity...
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          Blockchain Developer - David Aplin Group - Truro, NS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
If you wish to be a part of the next wave of technical innovation, and have a passion for Blockchain and its related technologies, this could be the opportunity...
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          ICO fundraising accelerated in 2018, but as regulatory scrutiny increases many blockchain projects are shutting out small investors and turning to private sales (Justina Lee/Bloomberg)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Justina Lee / Bloomberg:
ICO fundraising accelerated in 2018, but as regulatory scrutiny increases many blockchain projects are shutting out small investors and turning to private sales  —  - Initial coin offerings have raised a record amount this year  — Shift is taking place amid rising scrutiny from regulators


          Riot Blockchain (NASDAQ:RIOT) and Its Competitors Financial Comparison      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Riot Blockchain (NASDAQ: RIOT) is one of 25 public companies in the “Diagnostic substances” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Riot Blockchain to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation. Profitability This table compares Riot Blockchain and its […]
          CCNT “Soul in Silico & Filter Dysmorphia” - 08.08.2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This week on Canary Cry NewsTalk, Forbes publishes pro-transhumanist and anti-god propaganda; plastic surgeons are noticing Snapchat dysmorphia; an update on Flippy’s growing family, and Bezos could do so much better. If you want MORE, Become a Patron, join the exclusive community, and receive Extended Reports of CCNT every week!

AGG for the WEEK OF July 31-Aug 7

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST FOLKS! (Updates on stories)

Ancestry and 23andMe Agree to New Rules to Make You Feel Safer Handing Over Your DNA

Tesla suspends shares after Elon Musk tweets he wants to take the carmaker private

 

TECHNOLOGY/AI

AI Vs. God: Who Stays And Who Leaves?

The future of artificial intelligence is the toaster

New Artificial Intelligence Device Identifies Objects at the Speed of Light

Particle physicists team up with AI to solve toughest science problems

World class AI experts share what their favorite algorithm is

Video Friday: Professor Ishiguro’s New Robot Child, and More - IEEE Spectrum

Lip-reading artificial intelligence could help the deaf—or spies | Science | AAAS

ai: The beginning of a wave: AI tiptoes into the workplace - The Economic Times

Ethics and the pursuit of artificial intelligence | South China Morning Post

Artificial intelligence: Scary predictions for AI

20 terrifying uses of artificial intelligence - TechRepublic

BBC - Future - 12 new tech terms you need to understand the future

 

BIOMEDICAL/GENETICS/TRANSHUMANISM

Shivom is creating a genomic data hub to elongate human life with AI | VentureBeat

Captain America on Mars - Scientific American Blog Network

Genetics technology could lead to more crops, fresher food

 

CRYPTOCURRENCY/B-B-B-BLOCKCHAIN

Weed's Biggest Wedding Announcement Just Happened And Cryptocurrency Is The Bride

 

CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND SOMETIMES FACTS!

Freemasons Reportedly Ready to Welcome Transgender Women - Sputnik International

Are you being recorded while placed on hold? - abcactionnews.com WFTS-TV

Alex Jones' Infowars Still Not Banned On App Stores, Instagram And Twitter

#QAnon, the pro-Trump conspiracy theory, explained - Vox

Why the GOP is so easily infiltrated by bonkers conspiracy theorists - The Washington Post

 

SPACE/ALIEN/ETs/UFOs

A Mysterious, Powerful Force is Flinging Radio Waves at Us From Deep Space

NASA space telescope TESS starts search for Earth-like planets

Top Scientists Explain to Senators Why We Must Look for Aliens

Is Humanity About To Accidentally Declare Interstellar War On Alien Civilizations?

Should the Moon Be Quarantined? - Scientific American

 

STORIES THAT DOVETAIL OTHER RESEARCHER’S WORK

Stonehenge mystery solved, says breakthrough scientific study | Fox News

Ancient Roman Library Discovered Beneath German City

 

SOCIAL MEDIA/GOOGLE/AMAZON

Plastic surgeons say more patients coming in with 'Snapchat dysmorphia' | TheHill

Social media is making children regress to mentality of three-year-olds, says top brain scientist

Facebook: Hey Can We Pretty Please Maybe Have Lots of Your Banking Information Too?

Facebook Dating offerings can be seen in leaked pre-launch screenshots | Fox News

Without Sergey Brin, Google has lost its fear of authoritarian China — Quartz

Senators Demand Answers About Google’s Censored Chinese Search Engine | Fortune

Employees at Google, Amazon and Microsoft Have Threatened to Walk Off the Job Over the Use of AI



“THE FOUR HORSEMEN of the TECHNOCALYPSE!”

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos would need to spend $28 million a day to avoid getting richer - MarketWatch

Elon Musk says Tesla is making a mini-car that can fit an adult - Business Insider

Elon Musk: I know more about nuking Mars than scientists

Is Mark Zuckerberg Wet or Dry?

 

BASIL’S CAREER ADVICE

Upwork: Blockchain the Fastest Growing Skill in US Freelance Job Market

7 Job Skills Of The Future (That AIs And Robots Can't Do Better Than Humans)

How to Get Started in Machine Learning and Robotics

DeepMind Cofounder Gives Teenage AI Fan 5 Pieces Of Advice

 

THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION AND OTHER NEAT THINGS ABOUT THE BRAIN

10-Year-Old Boy Recovers Impressively After One-Sixth of His Brain Is Removed

Past experiences shape what we see more than what we are looking at now

The DolphinView headset lets you ‘see’ like your favorite sea creature - The Verge

Telepathic communication just 'a matter of time' as twins reveal blueprint for brain interface

Can you hear these silent GIFs? You may have a new form of synesthesia. - Vox

 

OTHER INTERESTING STORIES THAT POINT TOWARDS THE END TIMES

USPS: Carriers to wear flea repellent for deliveries in Sacramento County neighborhood

Donald Trump's star voted off Hollywood Walk of Fame

 

ICKY NEWS UPDATE

Catherine Oxenberg feels 'horrendous guilt' after bringing daughter into alleged sex cult | Fox News

Nikki Goldstein visits sex robots with artificial intelligence | Daily Mail Online

German Couple Convicted Of Selling Child On The Darknet : NPR

 


          A New Lottery Type of Game Emerges on Blockchain. Can It Make You Rich? [Opinion]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

If you could open up a savings account where you lost 10% upon opening it but earned 1% a day, would you do it? That's the tantalizing proposition behind P3D, a disruptive new economic experiment cloaked in the sheep's clothing of a controversial lottery type of game on the Ethereum blockchain.

The post A New Lottery Type of Game Emerges on Blockchain. Can It Make You Rich? [Opinion] appeared first on Black Enterprise.


          Blockchain for Music Startup Raises $5.5. Million in New Funding      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Decentralized music-sharing protocol Audius successfully raised $5.5 million as part of its mission to hand back more control to artists.
          Initial coin offerings are turning exclusive as wealthy investors snatch up deals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BLOOMBERG - ICOs were supposed to be IPOs without the Wall Street middlemen and Washington meddling. Now they're looking a bit less revolutionary. Initial coin offerings have raised $18 billion for blockchain startups this year, almost five times last year's total, according to CoinSchedule. But unlike 2017, this is increasingly due to blockbuster sales that targeted accredited (read: wealthy) investors instead of just anyone with an internet connection.
          EDI with Blockchain as an Enabler for Extreme Automation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Blockchain has enormous potential to advance modern services, but it is important to remember that no new technology succeeds with the rip-and-replace method. Organizations using this technology will have a greater impact if they augment existing, well-established technologies such as electronic data interchange (EDI) systems.
          ICOs Raised $8.3 Billion Last Quarter, but Most of them Were Abject Failures      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Over half of all initial coin offering (ICO) projects failed to complete their crowdfunding in the second quarter of 2018, revealed cryptocurrency data firm ICORating in its latest report. ICOs Raised a Record $8.3 Billion in Q2, But Most Missed Their ...

The post ICOs Raised $8.3 Billion Last Quarter, but Most of them Were Abject Failures appeared first on Blockchain ICO News Bitcoin-Altcoin.


          ShapeShift Acquires Tool that Insta-Swaps Bitcoin into Dozens of other Cryptos      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Swiss-based trading platform ShapeShift AG has announced the acquisition of Bitfract, a software firm that allows users to swap bitcoin into dozens of digital assets in one transaction. According to the company’s post, the Bitfract tool is poised as a ...

The post ShapeShift Acquires Tool that Insta-Swaps Bitcoin into Dozens of other Cryptos appeared first on Blockchain ICO News Bitcoin-Altcoin.


          Tim Draper Off the Hook [For Now] in Tezos Class Action Lawsuit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Claims against venture capitalist Tim Draper and Bitcoin Suisse in a Tezos class action lawsuit have been dismissed. No Direct Control According to U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California, the motions by Draper and Sw...

The post Tim Draper Off the Hook [For Now] in Tezos Class Action Lawsuit appeared first on Blockchain ICO News Bitcoin-Altcoin.


          Brian Kelly: If You’re Selling Bitcoin Because of ETF Delay, You’re Doing it Wrong      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

CNBC Fast Money contributor and BKCM CEO Brian Kelly has firmly emphasized that while bitcoin has seen a massive decline in price over the last 24 hours, investors selling the dominant cryptocurrency based on the delay of SEC in approving the first bit...

The post Brian Kelly: If You’re Selling Bitcoin Because of ETF Delay, You’re Doing it Wrong appeared first on Blockchain ICO News Bitcoin-Altcoin.


          Bitcoin-Friendly U.S. Senate Candidate Austin Petersen Loses Republican Primary      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Pro-bitcoin U.S. Senate candidate Austin Petersen has lost his Republican primary bid to challenge incumbent Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill in the upcoming mid-term election. Petersen, who accepted the largest single bitcoin donation in federal electio...

The post Bitcoin-Friendly U.S. Senate Candidate Austin Petersen Loses Republican Primary appeared first on Blockchain ICO News Bitcoin-Altcoin.


          Bericht: Iranische Krypto-Ransomwarebedrohung wird schlimmer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Laut einem neuen Bericht von Accenture heißt es, dass eine iranische Ransomware, die Kryptozahlungen fordert, weiter eskalieren wird

The post Bericht: Iranische Krypto-Ransomwarebedrohung wird schlimmer appeared first on Blockchain ICO News Bitcoin-Altcoin.


          Cointelegraph auf Deutsch baut sein Reporterteam aus      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Schreiben für Cointelegraph auf Deutsch: Wir suchen Journalisten und Journalistinnen in freier Mitarbeit

The post Cointelegraph auf Deutsch baut sein Reporterteam aus appeared first on Blockchain ICO News Bitcoin-Altcoin.


          Razvojni put jednog srpskog ICO-a: priča o Review.Networku, Quantoxu, uslugama i proizvodima      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Predstavljamo priču jednog domaćeg ICO-a, jedne domaće uslužne IT kompanije koja istražuje mogućnosti pravljenja svog proizvoda, baziranog na blockchainu.

The post Razvojni put jednog srpskog ICO-a: priča o Review.Networku, Quantoxu, uslugama i proizvodima appeared first on startit.


          Nut4Health, blockchain para acabar con la desnutrición      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Big data, blockchain, deep learning… Muchos se preguntan: ¿Qué utilidad tienen estas tecnologías para la vida diaria?

Una de sus aplicaciones es que soluciona problemas de gravedad como las hambrunas. Este es, precisamente, el objetivo de Nut4Health, una plataforma tecnológica basada en la cadena de bloques o blockchain "para acabar con la desnutrición; tan ambicioso como suena", afirma Borja Monreal, copromotor de este proyecto junto con Blanca Pérez. "Los dos hemos montado varias iniciativas juntos en la ONG SIC4Change, desde la que lanzamos proyectos tecnológicos para resolver problemas sociales. Nuestro objetivo no es solo crear empresas viables: es demostrar que se pueden generar empresas sociales rentables", prosigue.

Nut4Health transforma las intervenciones en países con desnutrición a través de la combinación de tecnología blockchain y desarrollo local. Establece un sistema de incentivos para dinamizar la búsqueda e identificación de casos de riesgo e implementar la prevención temprana. Para ello, transforma a los voluntarios encargados de hacer el primer rastreo en profesionales del diagnóstico, pagándoles por los resultados obtenidos. Los pagos son automatizados con ‘smart contracts’ (contratos inteligentes), que permiten una transparencia absoluta de los fondos y que garantizan la trazabilidad de la transacción. Igualmente, automatizar el diagnóstico hace posible minimizar errores humanos e integrar los datos para su posterior análisis, tanto en el tratamiento como en los procesos de toma de decisiones en el sistema sanitario.

"Nut4Health surge del dolor de participar en emergencias alimentarias y darnos cuenta de que los métodos y los mecanismos que se ponían en funcionamiento fracasaban estrepitosamente", relata Borja. "Así que decidimos emprender un análisis exhaustivo de todo el sistema, de arriba abajo: desde los que ponen el dinero a las instituciones encargadas de implementar las intervenciones y los técnicos y voluntarios que trabajaban en terreno. Tras seis meses de trabajo junto a decenas de expertos, conseguimos dibujar Nut4Health", detalla el emprendedor.

Para darle el empujón definitivo a este proyecto, Borja y Blanca presentaron su candidatura para participar en el Espacio Coworking EOI - SPEGC de Gran Canaria, una iniciativa del Gobierno de España desarrollada por la Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI) y la Sociedad de Promoción Económica de Gran Canaria para apoyar la creación de startups innovadoras, que cuenta con la cofinanciación del Fondo Social Europeo. En palabras de Monreal: "Éramos conscientes de que necesitábamos el apoyo de expertos en áreas en las que nos faltaba expertise. Y teníamos que sacarlo de nuestro ámbito: de la gente como nosotros lo sabíamos casi todo, así que necesitábamos contrastarlo con otra que no estuviera en nuestra onda. Funcionó".

A lo largo de cinco meses, el equipo de Nut4Health ha recibido formación especializada en aspectos imprescindibles para emprender un negocio y ha trabajado codo a codo con expertos en emprendimiento de EOI que les han aportado las claves necesarias para impulsar esta iniciativa. 

Actualmente, Nut4Health está en fase de desarrollo. "Hemos llegado a un acuerdo de colaboración con Acción Contra el Hambre y presentado el proyecto a organizaciones financiadoras internacionales y nacionales. Estamos en conversaciones avanzadas para arrancar con un piloto en Guatemala a finales de año", explica Monreal. 

Este emprendedor tiene muy claro el objetivo social de su iniciativa: "Creemos en la tecnología como motor de cambio. Pero creemos mucho más en el cambio que las personas tienen que generar en las organizaciones, especialmente en las empresas, para hacer que los objetivos sociales pasen al centro del modelo de negocio. Si no tenemos en cuenta el entorno en el que nos desarrollamos, no habrá futuro para nadie. Todo lo demás son miradas cortoplacistas".


          iOS Developer - Overstock.com - Ireland, WV      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Experience working in a Web-based eCommerce technology environment. Do you want to make an impact on the future of eCommerce and blockchain technologies?...
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          « Nous avons transféré les connaissances d’Oracle dans la blockchain », Amit Zavery (Oracle)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          iOS Developer - Overstock.com - Ireland, WV      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Benefits vary based on location, position, tenure, and employee election. Do you want to make an impact on the future of eCommerce and blockchain technologies?...
From Overstock.com - Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:16:38 GMT - View all Ireland, WV jobs
          Centro de aprendizaje blockchain: aprende gratis sobre la tecnología de moda con cursos, tutoriales y otras herramientas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Aprender Blockchain

El blockchain o cadena de bloques es sin duda la tecnología de moda, principalmente por su uso en el campo de las criptomonedas como el Bitcoin y Ethereum. Pero no está limitado solo a eso, sino que puede ser la base de muchas otras plataformas descentralizadas.

Si eres desarrollador o quieres serlo, y buscas aprender todo lo necesario sobre la cadena de bloques, en Codementor han creado un "Centro de aprendizaje blockchain" con una amplia colección de recursos para estudiar programación en blockchain y estar al día de los últimos desarrollos en la tecnología.

Todo lo necesario para el desarrollo usando blockchain

Codementor es una comunidad para desarrolladores, y el centro de aprendizaje blockchain está orientado tanto a principiantes como a desarrolladores experimentados que busquen aprender sobre la cadena de bloques.

En el sitio te puedes encontrar varias listas seleccionadas por el equipo de Codementor, estas incluyen artículos con conceptos básicos, tutoriales, herramientas de desarrollo, cursos, podcasts y más.

Top Blockchain Videos Blockchain Learning Center 2018 08 08 10 21 40

Hay tutoriales de blockchain, Ethereum y Solidity. También consigues frameworks, librerías, clientes y otras herramientas (más de 40 en total) que puedes usar para escribir, verificar, probar y corregir código blockchain.

También tienen una sección dedicada a líderes en el campo, donde recomiendan seguir a algunas de las figuras más influyentes en el mundo del blockchain actualmente, como por ejemplo, Vitalik Buterin, el creador de Ethereum.

La cantidad de recursos es verdaderamente enorme, recomiendan hasta libros. Y todo es de libre acceso. La única dificultad que presenta es quizás el decidir por donde empezar con tanto contenido de donde elegir, y el sitio tampoco te ofrece una guía sobre esto.

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          Ethereum Smart Contract Game      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hello, I would like to collaborate with someone on an Ethereum Smart Contract game. (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Blockchain, C++ Programming, Ethereum, PHP, Software Architecture)
          Ethereum Smart Contract Game      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hello, I would like to collaborate with someone on an Ethereum Smart Contract game. (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Blockchain, C++ Programming, Ethereum, PHP, Software Architecture)
          Backend разработчик Python, Новосибирск      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tugush Blockchain Capital – международная группа компаний, занимающаяся созданием и развитием проектов в области финансовых технологий. Офисы...

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          Evaluating the Maturity of Key Supply Chain Components      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
To successfully address supply chain trends, it is critical that the foundational aspects of your existing supply chain are operating effectively. We recommend evaluating the maturity of the following key supply chain components before attempting to use the latest technologies. SUPPLY CHAIN DATA GOVERNANCE (BLOCKCHAIN, ADVANCED ANALYTICS) Data integrity is the key to supporting transformational […]
          Five At Five: NYC Votes To Impose Ridesharing Cap      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Welcome to the Five at Five, your late look at the payments and commerce news of the day. Coverage includes New York lawmakers seeking to put a cap on ridesharing services, states working to embrace blockchain, Hawaii saving money by converting some functions to digital, new data from the Federal Reserve and Starbucks clearing up […]
          Sr. Blockchain Engineer / Sr. Blockchain Architect      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NC-Morrisville, Morrisville, NC, North Carolina Skills : Qualifications: • A Masters / Bachelor degree in Computer Science with strong expertise in writing agile code. • Sound understanding of the concepts in the following areas: • Distributed computing paradigms / platforms • Operating systems, Virtualization and Containers • Hands-on experience with at least one of Hyperledger, Multichain, Etherum, or other sim
          Bitcoin price falls after SEC delays crucial decision on cryptocurrency ETF      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The SEC says it needs more time to consider whether to approve a rule change

By Sarah D. Young of ConsumerAffairs
August 8, 2018

PhotoBitcoin prices continued their downward trend on Wednesday in response to a decision made by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to delay a ruling on a proposed Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).

Bitcoin fell nearly 10 percent to just under $6,500, according to data from CoinDesk -- the lowest level since July 16. The price decline happened in response to the SEC saying it was delaying its decision on whether to approve a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposed by VanEck and SolidX.

If approved, the request could cause the value of Bitcoin to surge. The SEC said it is delaying its decision until September 30.

SEC needs more time

"As of August 6, 2018, the Commission has received more than 1,300 comments on the proposed rule change," SEC assistant secretary Eduardo Aleman said in a statement on the agencys website.

"The Commission finds that it is appropriate to designate a longer period within which to take action on the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider the proposed rule change."

The SEC previously rejected a Bitcoin ETF application last year due to the volatility of cryptocurrency prices. Last week, blockchain platform SolidX addressed the reasons for the SECs decision not to approve the Bitcoin ETC in 2017.

In a presentation, SolidX said that since the ruling, that there have been significant changes in product, market structure and overall circumstances."

"A green light for the bitcoin ETF would fire the starting gun on a race among institutional investors to cash-in on this new product, so the market is rightly frustrated by the delay to the decision," Matthew Newton, an analyst at the investment platform eToro, told The Independent.

Bitcoin has fallen sharply from the near-record high hit in December 2017. However, the cryptocurrency has recovered from its June level of below $6,000.


          Exclusive Press : Arrington Xrp Capital, Alphabit And Dekrypt Capital Join The List Of Initial Investors In The Universal Protocol Platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SINGAPORE, Aug 9 (Bernama) -- Universal Protocol Platform, an alliance of industry leading blockchain and digital asset companies introducing a new structure of Proxy Tokens to promote interoperability, has announced a new round of all-star digital asset management funds supporting the project, including Dekrypt Capital, Alphabit, and Arrington XRP Capital. The latest round of supporters join FBG Capital, previously announced as the lead investor in the project.

“The group of companies and investors coming together to make this project a reality is impressive and shows the potential of this technology to solve the issue of cross-chain transactions,” said Howard Wu, Managing Partner of Dekrypt Capital. “Dekrypt is excited to be apart of this initiative and to help bring a highly-scalable solution to blockchain interoperability to market.”


          Director of Let's Talk Bitcoin Network - BTC Media - Nashville, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Particularly for public speaking and podcasting. BTC Inc is the world’s leading media group and information source for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology....
From BTC Media - Wed, 06 Jun 2018 20:54:41 GMT - View all Nashville, TN jobs
          【專訪日本區塊鏈協會事務局長樋田桂一】日本如何靠SRO管虛擬貨幣市場      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
「日本立法最快也要2年,若沒有自律組織先行管理,虛擬貨幣整體市場會很混亂。」日本區塊鏈協會(Japan Blockchain Association,簡稱JBA)事務局長樋田桂一點出,成立區塊鏈自律組織(Self-Regulatory Organization,SRO)的必要性。 他解釋,主管機關在虛擬貨幣市場的控管與法規制訂步調較慢,所以,日本才開始出現自律組織,扮演政府與業者之間的橋樑,讓虛擬貨幣市場相關業者,在政府規範出爐前,就有一套可以遵循的通用規則。
          CIMdata Releases Commentary: A 21st Century Supply Chain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Key Takeaways Only a very narrow subset of use cases is appropriate for this technology. The way that Hyperledger Fabric uses MVCC (multiversion concurrency control) when validating write batches is safe enough for financial applications in a decentralized ledger but may not scale efficiently enough in order to be attractive to B2C startups. Avoid this technology if you can make all of your transactions idempotent. This technology is still somewhat immature. Even though this is an open-source project, there are currently some limitations in choice of cloud provider when moving to a production environment (that could change).

I have been following the three-year-old Hyperledger Fabric open-source project since its code base moved to GitHub about two years ago. The Hyperledger projects are hosted by the linux Foundation and sponsored mostly by IBM. They promote the use of what are known as private, or permissioned, blockchains. With a public blockchain, the first anonymous miner who solves a cryptographic puzzle gets to commit the next block of ledger entries to the chain. Private blockchains solve the consensus problem among authenticated peers using algorithms such as Raft or Paxos .

With a blockchain, you get CRUD-style access to the ledger. You also get the ability to store mini programs known as smart contracts on the ledger. When a transaction is submitted to a smart contract, all ledger state-mutating operations executed within the chaincode are atomic ― either all operations get committed or none of them do. If the underlying ledger data accessed by the chaincode has been changed by the time that the operations made by the chaincode are to be committed, then the transaction is aborted. This happens automatically and is a big part of the value to writing smart contracts.

The same folks who released Hyperledger Fabric also released another open-source project, Hyperledger Composer , which makes it easy for developers to write chaincode for Hyperledger Fabric and the DApps (decentralized applications) that can call them.

Why now?

Thoughtworks is a technology consulting company (acquired by Apax Partners) that markets itself as "a community of passionate individuals whose purpose is to revolutionize software design, creation and delivery". Twice a year, they release a Technology Radar report that recommends certain technologies be put on hold, assessed, put on trial, or adopted. Volume 18 of this Technology Radar (pdf) , published in May 2018, placed Hyperledger Composer in the trial ring, which they define as "Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk."

In my role as a software architect, I evaluate emerging technology, and Hyperledger Composer made it onto my personal radar. Every time I evaluate an emerging technology, I use it to implement a rudimentary news feed microservice. Each of these microservices are feature identical and are load-tested in the exact same manner. In this way, I can make reasonable statements about the performance characteristics of any specific technology in comparison with the other technologies. I chose the problem domain of a news feed because of its familiarity and ubiquity in social networks and because it is complicated enough to require non-trivial solutions yet simple enough to understand without getting lost in implementation minutiae. I publish the source code for these microservices, along with the source code needed to load-test them and to collect and analyze the performance results, in a freely available repository on GitHub . In the spirit of scientific peer review, I encourage you to clone the repo and reproduce the results for yourself.

Building the test microservice

Hyperledger Composer allows you to write smart contracts in server-side javascript. It makes available a native client library by which Node.js applications can access the ledger and submit transactions to these smart contracts. For the purposes of this experiment, I used an already developed Node.js microservice (see server/feed4 in the repo) as the control. I copied the source code for that microservice to a new folder (see server/feed7/micro-service in the repo) then I replaced all references to mysql, Redis, and Cassandra with calls to the Hyperledger Composer client API. It is the feed7 project that serves as the test in this experiment. Both projects use Elasticsearch because one of the requirements of each news-feed service is a keyword-based search, and a blockchain is not appropriate for that. Like most of the other microservices in this repo, the feed7 microservice uses Swagger to define its REST API. The specification can be found in the server/swagger/news.yaml file.

With Hyperledger Composer, you create a business network that consists of a data model, a set of transactions that manipulate the data model, and a set of queries by which those transactions can access data within the model. Hyperledger Composer works with Hyperledger Fabric, whose basic network consists of CouchDB , the default peer, the business network peer, a certificate authority service, and an orderer. The feed7 microservice accesses Hyperledger Fabric in the context of this business network, which you can find in the server/feed7/business-network folder.


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Figure 1: Feed7 components (the test) .

In the model for this business network, the broadcaster is the participant. There are friendship, inbound, and outbound assets. The friendship asset captures the friend relationship between two broadcasters. Each inbound asset is a news-feed item meant for the associated broadcaster. The outbound asset is a news-feed item that was sent by the associated broadcaster. There are two transactions in this business network: broadcasters can friend each other and a broadcaster can broadcast a news-feed item to its friends. The only query needed inside the business network is for the broadcast transaction to access the broadcaster’s friends.

async function broadcastParticipants(tx) {
const factory = getFactory();
const created = Date.now();
const now = new Date();
const k = tx.sender.participantId + '|' + created + '|';
const outboundRegistry = await getAssetRegistry('info.glennengstrand.Outbound');
const ok = 'Outbound:' + k + Math.random();
const inboundRegistry = await getAssetRegistry('info.glennengstrand.Inbound');
var o = factory.newResource('info.glennengstrand', 'Outbound', ok);
o.created = now;
o.subject = tx.subject;
o.story = tx.story;
o.sender = tx.sender;
await outboundRegistry.add(o);
const friends = await query('broadcasterFriends', { broadcaster: 'resource:info.glennengstrand.Broadcaster#' + tx.sender.participantId });
for (i = 0; i < friends.length; i++) {
const friend = friends[i];
const ik = 'Inbound:' + k + Math.random();
var inb = factory.newResource('info.glennengstrand', 'Inbound', ik);
inb.created = now;
inb.subject = tx.subject;
inb.story = tx.story;
inb.recipient = friend.to;
await inboundRegistry.add(inb);
}
}

Code Sample 1: A smart contract.

The Hyperledger Composer API that is intended to be called within a smart contract closely resembles the API that is intended to be called by the Node.js DApp, but there are some interesting differences. Within the smart contract, you must use the async/await mechanism, but within the DApp, you had to use promises. Smart contracts always had to use predefined queries but DApp code could build a query dynamically and run that. When querying or retrieving either a participant or asset from the DApp, you had to include the constant “PID:” as a part of the key but not when accessing the same data from chaincode.

function submitTransaction(bizNetworkConnection, transaction, from, subject, story, callback, retry) {
const elastic = require('../repositories/elastic');
bizNetworkConnection.submitTransaction(transaction)
.then((result) => {
const retVal = {
"from": from,
"occurred": Date.now(),
"subject": subject,
"story": story
};
elastic.index(from, story);
callback(null, retVal);
}).catch(() => {
setTimeout(() => {
submitTransactionRetry(bizNetworkConnection, transaction, from, subject, story, callback, 2 * retry);
}, retry + Math.floor(Math.random() * Math.floor(1000)));
});
}
exports.addOutbound = function(args, callback) {
const BusinessNetworkConnection = require('composer-client').BusinessNetworkConnection;
const bizNetworkConnection = new BusinessNetworkConnection();
bizNetworkConnection.connect(process.env.CARD_NAME)
.then((bizNetworkDefinition) => {
const factory = bizNetworkDefinition.getFactory();
var transaction = factory.newTransaction('info.glennengstrand', 'Broadcast');
transaction.sender = factory.newRelationship('info.glennengstrand', 'Broadcaster', 'PID:' + args.body.value.from);
transaction.subject = args.body.value.subject;
transaction.story = args.body.value.story;
submitTransaction(bizNetworkConnection, transaction, args.body.value.from, args.body.value.subject, args.body.value.story, callback, 2000);
});
}

Code Sample 2: A DApp calling a smart contract.

In the DApp source code, you may notice all this retry logic when submitting a transaction. That is because Hyperledger Fabric uses MVCC (multiversion concurrency control) when validating write batches and will easily throw a read conflict error. What you do to resolve that is to sleep a slightly randomized amount of time then retry the transaction.

Testing the microservice under load

Both the control and the test use the same load-test application, which you can find in the client/load folder of the repo. The load test creates 10 participants in an eternal loop, and gives each participant anywhere from two to four friends. It has each participant broadcast 10 news-feed items, each of which consists of 150 randomly generated numbers. The load-test app spins up three threads, each doing this process 90% of the time. The other 10% is testing the search functionality.

Instead of calling the news-feed microservice directly, the load-test application calls an open-source API gateway called Kong , which proxies each request from the load-test application to the news-feed microservice. Kong is configured to use the http-log plugin in order to send request and response logs for each call to another microservice, which in turn sends the performance-related parts to Elasticsearch in batches. You can find the source code for the Kong logger microservice in the client/perf4 folder.

I used Kibana to visualize the performance data, including throughput, average latency, and percentile latency. Whenever possible, I always collected summaries of performance metrics from two hours of data.


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Figure 2: Per-minute throughput of outbound post requests for a test (i.e., Hyperledger Composer and Fabric) experiment.


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Figure 3: Per-minute average of latency of outbound post requests for a test (i.e., Hyperledger Composer and Fabric) experiment.

I deployed the control twice, both times in EC2 using m4.xlarge instances; one time when the feed4 service was running in a Docker container and another time when it wasn’t. The Docker version experienced 6% less throughput and almost no difference in latency. I also deployed the test twice, both times in EC2 using m4.xlarge instances for Kong, Cassandra (used by Kong), Elasticsearch, and the load-test application. The first test deployed Hyperledger Fabric, Composer, and the feed7 business network and microservice on an m4.xlarge and the second test used an m4.2xlarge, to see the performance differences in scaling up.


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Figure 4: Feed7 deployment (the test).

To allow for valid comparative analysis, and because production configurations were not readily available, both the control and the test used developer configurations for everything. There exists an AWS CloudFormation template for Hyperledger Fabric, but it is deploying the basic network, which is Hyperledger-speak for a developer configuration. The only online documentation for a production configuration that I could find, outside of advertisements for IBM Cloud, were a couple of blogs on H acker N oon by some folks from VMware. Those blogs claimed a production configuration and a diagram indicated that the orderer was backed by Kafka, but the configtx.yaml file in the referenced GitHub repo shows an OrdererType of solo, not Kafka. That suggests a developer configuration. A comment in the source code says, “The solo consensus scheme is very simple, and allows only one consenter for a given chain. It accepts messages being delivered via Order/Configure, orders them, and then uses the blockcutter to form the messages into blocks before writing to the given ledger.”

Performance results

There is both good and bad news for Hyperledger when it comes to performance under load. Here is the bad news: the Hyperledger version of the news feed demonstrated over 300 times less throughput and was three orders of magnitude slower than the traditional version. But the good news is that doubling the hardware capacity for the Hyperledger version yielded a 20% improvement in throughput and almost halved the latency.

The control sustained over 13,000 outbound post requests (i.e., a news-feed broadcast) per minute (RPM). Average latency was 4 ms and the 99th percentile was 9 ms. The test experienced on average 29 outbound post requests per minute for the m4.xlarge and 38 for the m4.2xlarge. The average latency was 4.7 s for the m4.xlarge and 3.2 s for the m4.2xlarge. The 99th percentile latency was 10.2 s for the m4.xlarge and 4.9 s for the m4.2xlarge.


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Figure 5: Outbound-post comparative performance summary. Latency numbers are in milliseconds.

There are some other inefficiencies that I need to cover here. The CPU and performance-related metrics on the control quickly reached steady state while the same metrics on the test got worse and worse over time. The biggest offender with CPU was the default peer process in Fabric. This was surprising because the microservice always accessed the news-feed business network whose corresponding peer container was not as CPU intensive. Perhaps the default peer is used to endorse transactions? I could find no way to remove it from the configuration. In a production configuration, you would have multiple peers, otherwise the ledger would not be decentralized.

For both the test and the control, the microservice will eventually crash, once the SSD for the database runs out of available storage. For the control, that happens in the Cassandra database after almost 30 million outbound posts have occurred. For the test, that happens in the CouchDB database after about 4,000 outbound posts have occurred. The SSD storage for both the control and the test have the same capacity, which is 20 GB. Clearly, storage efficiency is not currently a primary concern of the developers contributing to the Hyperledger Fabric project.

Conclusion

Originally, I believed that the news-feed application would be a good use case for a blockchain. The primary action of the load-test application is appending friends and appending news-feed items, which sounds very similar to appending to a ledger. Now, however, I believe that analogy to be superficial. The major concern for blockchains is to prevent what is known as the double-spend problem ― what good is a blockchain that cannot prevent participants from spending the same money twice? For public blockchains, that problem is handled using unspent transaction outputs, or UTXO. Hyperledger Fabric addresses the problem via MVCC on the read sets when validating write batches. Fabric does have inefficiencies that can be addressed as it matures, but I believe that this use of MVCC in order to prevent double spending is an inherent cause for the low throughput and high latency. For all intents and purposes, the news-feed transactions are essentially idempotent. There are no significant consequences if two participants friend themselves in a different order or multiple times, or broadcast items to each other in a different order or multiple times. Fabric is allocating a lot of CPU time and memory to prevent a problem that has no significant impact on a news feed.

This evaluation leads me to believe that the future of software development will not be eaten by blockchains. There is only a very narrow subset of use cases that justify the high computing costs inherent in automatic, guaranteed, distributed concurrency control and validation. Basically, you need to require a consortium marketplace where idempotent transactions are not a possibility. While evaluating Hyperledger Composer at this time has some merit, the current level of maturity makes committing to a production release in the near future highly problematic. The Hyperledger projects are all open source but at the time of this writing there appear to be limitations in choice of cloud provider when progressing to a production environment.

About the Author
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Glenn Engstrand is a Software Architect at Adobe Systems, Inc.. His focus is working with engineers in order to deliver scalable, server side, 12 factor compliant application architectures. Glenn was a breakout speaker at Adobe's internal Advertising Cloud developer's conferences in 2018 and 2017 and at the 2012 Lucene Revolution conference in Boston. He specializes in breaking monolithic applications up into micro-services and in deep integration with Real-Time Communications infrastructure.
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Esquemas de engenharia social renderam quase $10 Milhões de dólares aos hackers no ano passado

O fenómeno das criptomoedas e o aumento de um público interessado no mesmo nunca passaria despercebido aos hackers. Para atingir os seus objetivos maliciosos, os hackers recorrem a clássicas técnicas de phishing que vão além dos típicos cenários utilizados anteriormente. Inspirando-se nos investimentos ICO (Initial Coin Offering – Oferta de Moeda Inicial) e na distribuição gratuita de criptomoedas, os hackers conseguem beneficiar igualmente de investidores de criptomoedas e novatos.

Alguns dos alvos mais populares são investidores ICO, que procuram investir os seus fundos em start-ups para obter lucros no futuro. Para eles, os hackers criam páginas falsas que simulam sites oficiais de projetos ICO, ou tentam obter acesso aos seus contactos para lhes enviar um email de phishing contendo o número de uma e-wallet para onde os investidores deverão enviar as suas criptomoedas. Os ataques mais bem-sucedidos tiram partido de projetos conhecidos de ICO. Por exemplo, ao explorar o ICO Switcheo utilizando uma proposta de distribuição gratuita de moedas, os hackers roubaram mais de $25.000 mil dólares em criptomoedas após difundirem o link através de uma falsa conta de Twitter.

Outro exemplo é a criação de sites phishing para o projeto ICO OmaseGo, que permitiu aos hackers roubar mais de $1.1 milhões de dólares em criptomoedas. De igual interesse entre os hackers foram os rumores associados ao ICO do Telegram, que resultaram na criação de milhares de sites falsos que recolhiam “investimentos”.

Outra tendência bastante procurada envolve burlas de oferta de criptomoedas. Para isso, é pedido às vítimas que enviem um pequeno valor em criptomoedas em troca de um pagamento mais elevado, na mesma moeda, no futuro. Neste caso, os hackers chegaram mesmo a recorrer a perfis em redes sociais de famosos, como o magnata Elon Musk e o fundador do Telegram, Pavel Durov. Ao criarem contas falsas ou responderem a utilizadores legítimos através de falsos perfis, os hackers conseguem confundir os utilizadores do Twitter e levá-los a confiar no esquema ao clicarem nas respostas de contas fraudulentas.

De acordo com as estimativas da Kaspersky Lab, os hackers conseguiram obter mais de 21.000 ETH (The Ether Cryptocurrency – a criptomoedas Ether, que utiliza blockchain gerado pela plataforma Ethereum) o que equivale a mais de 10 milhões de dólares, à taxa de câmbio atual, no ano passado e utilizando os esquemas já mencionados. Esta quantia não inclui os ataques clássicos de phishing ou os casos que envolvem a criação de endereços individuais para cada vítima.

Os resultados da nossa investigação demonstram que os hackers se mantêm atualizados e estão a desenvolver recursos para atingirem o melhor resultado possível a nível de phishing de criptomoedas. Estes novos esquemas fraudulentos têm como base simples métodos de engenharia social, mas destacam-se dos restantes ataques mais comuns por renderem milhões de dólares aos seus autores. O sucesso que os hackers atingiram revela conhecimento sobre como explorar o fator humano, um dos pontos mais fracos a nível de cibersegurança, para monetizar o comportamento dos utilizadores,” – afirmou Nadezhda Demidova, Investigadora de conteúdo web na Kaspersky Lab.

Para proteger as suas criptomoedas, os investigadores da Kaspersky Lab aconselham os utilizadores a adotarem algumas regras simples:

  • Lembrem-se que nada é gratuito – quando uma oferta parece boa demais para ser verdade, provavelmente é porque é.
  • Verifiquem as fontes oficiais para informações sobre a distribuição gratuita de criptomoedas. Por exemplo, se detetarem a distribuição de criptomoedas em nome do Binance, um ecossistema de blockchain recentemente hackeado, clarifique essa informação em fontes oficiais.
  • Verifiquem se existem parceiros associados à carteira para onde pretendem transferir os seus investimentos. Uma forma de o fazer é através de motores de busca de blockchain como o etherscan.io ou o blockchain.info, que permite aos utilizadores verificar informações detalhadas sobre quaisquer transações de criptomoedas e identificar se a carteira em questão é perigosa.
  • Verifiquem sempre os links e os dados na barra de endereços – por exemplo, deveriam ser “blockchain.info” e não “blackchaen.info”.
  • Guardem o endereço das suas e-wallets num separador à parte, para um acesso mais fácil e seguro – caso cometam um erro na barra de endereços e acabem num site de phishing.

Mais informações sobre o desenvolvimento de phishing para criptomoedas estão disponíveis no site Securelist.com.


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A Aliança Portuguesa de Blockchain anuncia que três dos seus desafios de inovação demonstraram enormes avanços, tendo sido apresentadas soluções inovadoras. Através de vários desafios de inovação, entidades como a Abreu Advogados, o BCSD Portugal e a EMEL têm recebido projetos verdadeiramente capazes de alterar a forma como estas se posicionam no mercado português e internacional.

"As propostas que têm sido apresentadas e desenvolvidas nos vários Challenges promovidos pela Aliança e pelos seus parceiros têm uma qualidade enorme e contam com uma grande exequibilidade", explica Rui Serapicos da Aliança Portuguesa de Blockchain. "Cada uma das soluções tem os seus desafios e estamos confiantes que as equipas os vão conseguir ultrapassar na próxima fase".

Por um lado, o Challenge promovido pela Abreu Advogados tem como objetivo tornar o desenvolvimento de contratos e processos legais mais eficientes e capazes de suportar novos modelos de utilização. No caso das soluções que foram selecionadas para a fase seguinte, a opinião ficou claro que as equipas " compreendem o processo do que se pretende alcançar, sendo necessário existir uma demonstração clara da solução", através de um PoC (Proof-of-Concept), por exemplo.

Já no caso da EMEL, cujo desafio tem como objetivo a interligação dos registos de propriedade automóvel numa determinada área de influência e os registos de dísticos da EMEL para a mesma área de influência, "a abordagem apresentada está em linha" com o que a EMEL pretende. A empresa acredita que casos de uso fazem todo o sentido e que será muito benéfico para a EMEL.

Para a próxima fase, as equipas irão apresentar no final de setembro a sua solução ao júri do Challenge correspondente. De seguida, o júri irá avaliar as soluções apresentadas e deliberar sobre quais serão consideradas finalistas e, por isso, quais as que serão apresentadas e discutidas na Conferência de Blockchain, organizada pela Aliança no dia 12 de novembro, no Teatro Tivoli BBVA, em Lisboa.

Finalmente, o Challenge lançado pelo BCSD Portugal recebeu propostas "interessantes e muito ambiciosas" que desenvolvem a criação de uma plataforma online através da qual os consumidores poderão aceder à informação relacionada com a pegada de carbono de um determinado produto,


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Joel Ortiz, un joven estudiante de 20 años de Boston, Estados Unidos, fue detenido en el aeropuerto de Los Ángeles cuando se dirigía a Europa, ¿la razón? Está siendo acusado de ser la cabeza de un grupo de hackers dedicados a robar criptomonedas.

Las autoridades de California mencionaron que Ortiz tiene denuncias de más de 40 personas a quienes supuestamente les habría secuestrado sus números de teléfono móvil, lo que lo habría ayudado a robar más de cinco millones de dólares en criptomonedas, principalmente bitcoins.

El 'SIM swapping' ataca otra vez

Ortiz es el primer caso denunciado en Estados Unidos de robo de criptomonedas usando el 'SIM swapping', una técnica que empieza a volverse muy popular para ataques, sólo basta recordar el caso del reciente hackeo a Reddit. El 'SIM swapping' consiste en engañar a la operadora móvil para que transfiera el número telefónico de una víctima hacia una SIM en propiedad del hacker.

Una vez que el atacante tiene la SIM con el número de su víctima, el siguiente paso es cambiar sus contraseñas, principalmente de correo electrónico y redes sociales, así como de sus carteras de criptodivisas como en este caso en concreto. Al tener el número telefónico, tampoco importa que las cuentas estén protegidas por autenticación de dos pasos por medio de SMS, ya que todo se recibe en el SIM secuestrada.

Joel Ortiz enfrenta un total de 28 cargos: 13 por robo de identidad, 13 por hackeo y dos por robo mayor. Todas las demandas provienen de inversores en criptodivisas y participantes de la pasada conferencia Consensus, que se llevó a cabo en Nueva York el pasado mes de mayo, y la cual se enfoca en temas de blockchain y criptomonedas.

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De acuerdo a los primeros datos de la investigación, Ortiz pertenece al grupo autodenominado OGUSERS, quienes se encargan de hackear e intercambiar cuentas de personajes famosos e importantes en Twitter e Instagram, donde el objetivo es siempre tratar de robar criptodivisas.

En todos los casos, las víctimas reportaron que su número de teléfono móvil había muerto, y cuando se acercaron con su operadora para recuperarlo, es cuando se percataron del robo. Entre los afectados, está un inversor que perdió millón y medio en bitcoins, y un empresario que perdió un millón.

Según los investigadores, Ortiz ya había atacado antes, entre febrero y marzo, a un inversor de quien secuestró su número en dos ocasiones, restableciendo sus contraseñas de Gmail y accesos a sus sitios de carteras de criptomonedas. Incluso aseguran que Ortiz uso el número para llamar y amenazar a la esposa e hija de su víctima.

Las autoridades tuvieron que ejercer presión a las tecnológicas

Allied Alforcement, un grupo integrado por diversos especialistas en delitos cibernéticos de la policía de California, fue el departamento encargado de investigar las actividades de Ortiz. Enviaron solicitudes de información a la operadora AT&T, donde pedían el registro de llamadas de los números robados mientras estaban secuestrados, con lo que encontraron dos IMEI que apuntaban a dos smartphones Samsung con Android.

Bitcoin Hack 1

Una vez que tuvieron los IMEI de los smartphones, lo siguiente fue ponerse en contacto con Google para pedir todos los datos conectados a esos smartphones. Aquí fue donde encontraron una cuenta de Gmail y una de Microsoft, las cuales mostraban la actividad de Ortiz, como cambios de contraseñas, conversaciones con otros miembros de OGUSERS y datos para el SIM swapping. Así como pruebas del intercambio de bitcoins en sitios como Coinbase, Bittrex y Binance, donde aseguran hay movimientos millonarios.

Asimismo, AT&T también proporcionó un documento con todos los números que se activaron en esos IMEI durante el mes de mayo, y es así como descubrieron que habían sido más de 40 los afectados, ya que sólo algunos denunciaron. Una vez que tuvieron los números, lo siguiente fue llamar a los dueños y preguntar si habían sufrido algún robo durante mayo, lo cual fue determinante para emprender acciones legales en contra de Ortiz.

Las autoridades aseguran que hasta el momento han logrado confiscarle a Ortiz 250.000 dólares en bitcoins, pero no han podido encontrar el resto del dinero en otras criptomonedas.

A día de hoy, Ortiz está encarcelado en California y se le ha fijado una fianza de un millón de dólares, aunque este 9 de agosto se llevará a cabo su audiencia donde se espera que se declare culpable y se ofrezca para ayudar a capturar al resto de los miembros de OGUSERS. Algo que, en teoría, le ayudará a reducir su sentencia.

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Jamie Dimon, el CEO de JPMorgan, se convirtió en blanco de crítica para los adeptos a las criptomonedas tras asegurar en septiembre que Bitcoin es un "fraude". Aunque en enero reconoció que lo que dijo había sido un error, aún no se declaró públicamente a favor de las monedas digitales. Puede que sea por eso que, al ser consultado por su opinión respecto a las criptomonedas en una entrevista concedida en julio a la revista Harvard Business Review, respondió: "Probablemente no debería decir nada más sobre criptomonedas".

Sin embargo, fue lo que Dimon no dijo que reveló su postura. Cuando se le preguntó sobre la principal amenaza y competencia del banco omitió mencionar las monedas virtuales, aunque destacó "nuevas formas de pago" como PayPal, Venmo y Alipay. "Estas empresas están haciendo un buen trabajo integrando los servicios bancarios básicos en sus chats, en su vida social, en su experiencia de compra", dijo.

El CEO del banco más grande de los Estados Unidos se limtó a decir que las monedas virtuales "no son lo mismo que el oro o el dinero fiduciario", ya que estos últimos "están respaldados por la ley, la policía y los tribunales".

"No son replicables y hay restricciones sobre ellos", agregó Dimon.


Pese a su desprecio por Bitcoin, el banquero fue optimista con respecto a la tecnología subyacente a las criptomonedas. "Blockchain, por otro lado, es real", afirmó. "Estamos experimentando con ella y la usaremos para una variedad de cosas".  

Las opiniones de Dimon no siempre reflejan las decisiones de la entidad financiera que dirige. En un informe presentado ante la SEC el 27 de febrero, el banco catalogó las criptomonedas bajo la sección "Competencia", diciendo que podría "ejercer una presión a la baja sobre los precios y las tarifas de los productos y servicios de JPMorgan Chase o podría hacer que JPMorgan Chase perdiera su participación en el mercado".



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Otro banco privado suizo ha anunciado en un comunicado que está abierto para aceptar activos que se generaron con criptomonedas. El banco privado Maerki Baumann en Zurich está abierto a aceptar activos que se generaron con criptomonedas, "bajo la condición de que se cumplan estrictamente los estrictos requisitos reglamentarios y legales", dijo el director gerente Stephan Zwahlen a news.Bitcoin.com.

"Suiza sabe cómo proteger los activos"

La mayoría de los bancos suizos suelen rechazar los activos generados por las transacciones de criptomonedas, pero existen algunas excepciones. Según los informes, Maerki Baumann siguió a Falcon y aceptó oficialmente el manejo de dichos activos, pero no ofrece soluciones de gestión de activos en criptomonedas ni cuentas en criptografía, dijo el director gerente del banco a news.Bitcoin.com. Los fondos recaudados a partir de las transacciones criptográficas especulativas, los pagos por los servicios prestados o los éxitos de la minería están creciendo cada vez más, junto con la popularidad de las criptomonedas. Pero estos activos según los informes a menudo cumplen el rechazo de los bancos suizos. 
Vontobel , otro banco privado suizo, junto con Falcon, se encuentra entre los prestamistas que acuerdan manejar inversiones basadas en criptomonedas en nombre de sus clientes.

La contradicción suiza

Una de las contradicciones sobre Suiza, que aspira a convertirse en una "cripto nación" es que a pesar de tener cientos de las compañías de cifrado más famosas en todo el mundo con sede en Zug, casi ninguno de ellos tiene una cuenta bancaria suiza. La razón principal es el temor al dinero negro que ha contaminado a algunos de los principales bancos suizos a lo largo de la historia, dijo Marc Bernegger, un fintech suizo y empresario de cifrado, a news.Bitcoin.com en una entrevista en Zurich.
Bernegger ha sido un empresario de Fintech durante casi 20 años, y dijo que leyó el libro blanco de Satoshi en 2012. Inmediatamente sintió que Bitcoin tenía mucho potencial. "Entendí desde el primer día el impacto que la tecnología iba a tener. En los viejos tiempos, casi nadie en la industria tradicional de servicios financieros ni siquiera oía hablar de Bitcoin ", dijo. 
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"Hoy en día, cuando se trata de criptomonedas, existe una comprensión de los servicios financieros que me recuerda [a] la antigua privacidad bancaria", dijo Bernegger. "No se trata de replicar eso nuevamente, pero creo que Suiza tiene una sólida reputación y conocimiento sobre la protección de los activos".
Sin embargo, el empresario suizo señaló que uno de los problemas en Suiza es que, oficialmente, casi no hay bancos haciendo cripto. "Todo el mundo va al Banco Frick, un pequeño banco en Liechtenstein, a una hora de Zurich", explicó Bernegger, pero esto está cambiando lentamente, observó. Bernegger, que también es miembro de la junta directiva de Crypto Finance Group, es parte de un grupo de trabajo dirigido por el ministro de Finanzas de Suiza, Ueli Maurer, y el ministro de Economía y Educación, Johann Schneider-Ammann, que incluye a funcionarios federales y locales, así como a miembros de varias nuevas empresas y representantes legales. "La iniciativa apunta a crear un entorno más amigable para las empresas", explicó Bernegger, "los nombres de los bancos [involucrados] no son públicos, pero hay algunos bancos principales [suizos] y varios otros bancos suizos que pronto "clientes de criptografía a bordo", reveló. "Personalmente creo que dentro de seis meses, será bastante común abrir cuentas como un cliente corporativo haciendo negocios de cifrado en Suiza".

El ministro de Finanzas invita a la Asociación Bancaria y al Banco Nacional a debatir

"El consejero federal Ueli Maurer recientemente tomó la iniciativa de invitar a la Asociación Bancaria Suiza (SBA), el Banco Nacional Suizo (SNB) y la Autoridad de Supervisión Bancaria de Finma a una mesa redonda para discutir el tema de las cuentas bancarias de las compañías de criptografía. Como resultado de esta mesa redonda, la SBA formó un grupo de trabajo para abordar el problema y está a la cabeza ", dijo a news.Bitcoin.com Peter Minder, jefe de comunicación del Departamento Federal de Finanzas de Suiza.
Swissquote Group, el banco suizo en línea, reportó una ganancia de 25.7 millones de CHF (~ $ 26.1million USD) desde el primer semestre de este año, lo que representa un aumento del 44 por ciento con respecto al mismo periodo del año anterior desde que comenzó a aceptar crypto. news.Bitcoin.com informó a principios de este mes. Desde una perspectiva de facturación, Swissquote es una de las empresas suizas con los ingresos más altos de todos los criptomerios en Suiza.
Hypothekarbank Lenzburg , un banco heredado suizo, también abrió la puerta a las empresas de cripto y blockchain en junio de este año. Su CEO, Marianne Wildi, quien se entrenó como programadora de computadoras, argumentó que Suiza debería adoptar un franco suizo criptográfico. El banco también evaluó los posibles riesgos de cumplimiento antes de decidir abrirse a blockchain y empresas de cifrado, y también informó a Finma de su decisión.

Swiss Crypto Companies Target Banking Licences

Las empresas de cifrado suizo también están tratando activamente de adquirir licencias bancarias con Finma, la autoridad supervisora ​​del mercado financiero nacional, y pronto podrán operar como los bancos. Es una cuestión de tiempo, dicen algunos.
El principal problema para Finma es que muchos de los tokens de criptomonedas se consideran valores, y para manejar valores como intermediario en Suiza, una empresa necesita obtener una licencia de intermediario, que al parecer nadie en Suiza dentro de la industria de cifrado tiene a este respecto. escenario. "Finma diferencia los tokens de pago, los tokens de utilidad y los tokens respaldados por activos. Los tokens de pago y utilidad no se consideran valores ", dijo a news.Bitcoin.com Yassine Ben Hamida, un ex banquero suizo que ahora está completamente involucrado en proyectos de cifrado, durante una entrevista telefónica en Suiza. "El problema es que necesita tener una licencia de corredor / distribuidor para manejar los tokens que se consideran valores", confirmó.
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A Crypto Broker, que pertenece a Crypto Finance AG, no se le otorgó la licencia del distribuidor de seguridad de Finma, ya que la compañía no está negociando tokens de seguridad en este momento, dijo su director general en un correo electrónico. Sin embargo, la compañía está en proceso de obtener la licencia, se confirmó a news.Bitcoin.com.
Crypto Fund, un administrador de activos que también forma parte de Crypto Finance Group, es la primera compañía en Suiza que puede distribuir fondos extranjeros a "inversores calificados" o personas llamadas de alto patrimonio. Pero no son los únicos, dicen las fuentes involucradas en el mundo criptográfico suizo, porque supuestamente hay muchas empresas independientes suizas que lanzaron certificados para invertir en criptografía. "Este es uno de nuestros primeros hitos, porque finalmente nos estamos moviendo para convertirnos en un administrador de activos con licencia y un corredor. Crypto Finance Group aspira a convertirse en el proveedor de tecnología e inversión más avanzado y seguro del mundo ", dijo Mark Bernegger, que también es miembro de la junta directiva de Crypto Finance Group, a news.Bitcoin.com en un comunicado.

Custodia: cómo se pueden mantener los activos de cifrado en los bancos

Los principales medios informaron recientemente que Goldman Sachs está considerando un plan para ofrecer la custodia de los fondos criptográficos, sin citar ninguna fuente sólida. Según los informes, se cree que los japoneses Nomura, Bank of New York Mellon, JP Morgan Chase y Northern Trust están trabajando o explorando ofertas de custodia. En Suiza, actualmente no hay bancos que ofrezcan servicios de depósito de esos valores. Sin embargo, este es un mercado que se desarrollará rápidamente, según un ex ejecutivo de UBS y también ex ejecutivo de Julius Baer en Suiza.
Gazprombank Switzerland Ltd. , un banco ruso de propiedad estatal, y el tercero más grande del país por activos,  también está investigando el servicio de custodia de activos de criptomonedas y trabajando con auditores y con Finma, según fuentes cercanas al asunto. Sin embargo, el banco no pudo hacer ninguna declaración oficial sobre el tema en esta etapa, dijo una portavoz a news.Bitcoin.com.


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Los osos han reducido el cripto mercado en aproximadamente $ 28 mil millones en menos de 24 horas. Sin embargo, esta es la oportunidad para que agregue criptomonedas con potencial en su cartera que están disponibles con más del 90% de descuento de sus máximos históricos (ATH). ¡Amontonar!

Los osos están aquí con toda su fuerza, es hora de comprar

Actualmente, el mercado de criptografía se está ejecutando en rojo oscuro ya que los osos han tomado los toros por el cuerno y los han expulsado del mercado. La capitalización total del mercado ha perdido cerca de $ 28 mil millones en menos de 24 horas. Si echamos un vistazo a la criptomoneda líder, alrededor de $ 9 mil millones han sido eliminados del límite de mercado de Bitcoin. Actualmente, se cotiza a un nivel de precio de aproximadamente $ 6,500.
Las calles pueden estar en rojo, pero es el mejor momento para anotar algunas criptomonedas. No es de ninguna manera un consejo de inversión, pero uno no querría perderse estas altcoins que están actualmente más del 90 por ciento desde su All-Time Highs (ATH).
Cuando se trata de la cuestión de que el cripto mercado alcance nuevos máximos, no se trata de si es más bien cuándo. Además de Bitcoin, estas monedas digitales son la mejor inclusión en su cartera de inversiones.

XRP [XRP] con 91.22% de descuento

La tercera criptomoneda más grande del mundo está cambiando de manos a $ 0.337 con una pérdida de 24 horas de aproximadamente 18%. Con un límite de mercado de $ 13 mil millones, administra el volumen diario de negociación de $ 336 millones.
XRP
En enero, XRP alcanzó su ATH a $ 3.84 y ahora está disponible con un descuento de aproximadamente 91 por ciento. XRP está constantemente en los titulares por sus asociaciones, adopción y, a veces, por la controversia que rodea su naturaleza de "seguridad". Con una de las comunidades más activas en todo el mercado de cifrado, nunca hay un momento aburrido para esta criptomoneda.

Cardano [ADA] con 91.23% de descuento

En la posición 8, se afirma que Cardano (ADA) es una de las criptomonedas con mayor potencial. Al momento de escribir, se cotiza a $ 0.11 con una pérdida de 11.49 en las últimas 24 horas.
Cardano
Cardano alcanzó el nivel de $ 1.33 a principios de este año, desde el cual actualmente está disponible con un descuento del 91%. El gerente general de Cardano, Charles Hoskinson, reveló recientemente una serie de actualizaciones, como una versión mejorada, smart testnet testnet para la máquina virtual IELE y una publicación potencial en Coinbase que indica hacia su brillante futuro.

Tron [TRX] con un 91.65% de descuento

Una de las criptomonedas más activas con un CEO igualmente enérgico, Justin Sun, Tron actualmente se ha reducido en un 15% a $ 0.025.
Tron
El máximo histórico de Tron ha sido de $ 0.3. Abajo un 91 por ciento desde ese nivel, se posiciona en el rango de $ 12. En junio, Tron lanzó su mainnet a fines del mes pasado, lanzó su TVM y su asociación con BitTorrent, que ha elevado aún más sus participaciones a largo plazo.

NEM [XEM] con 94.08% de descuento

En el momento de escribir este informe, NEM se ha estado cotizando a $ 0.123, mientras que ha caído un 14.22% con un capitalización de mercado de $ 1.1 mil millones y un rango número 17.
NEM
$ 2.09 ha sido su pico más alto en enero, que es aproximadamente un 94 por ciento más que su precio actual. Con la Comisión Electoral de Ucrania utilizando NEM blockchain para el juicio de votación y Cagayan Economic Zone Authority de Filipinas, asociándose con la Fundación NEM para construir un hub de blockchain junto con el desarrollo de otros países, está creando una gran cantidad de noticias.
ICON [ICX] con 93.85% de descuento
Actualmente, en el rango 33, ICON (ICX) está cambiando de manos a $ 0,777 mientras que bajó un 17,74 por ciento en las últimas 24 horas.
ICONO
El máximo histórico de ICON ha sido $ 12.64, desde el cual está más del 93 por ciento. Esta criptomoneda es seguramente una buena adición dado el hecho de que recientemente anunció una serie de actualizaciones a saber. Programa de recompra de ICX de $ 5 millones, cambio de marca del ciclo en ICONLOOP y liberaciones de códigos de fuente abierta.




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          JEFFREY SPRECHER PLANEA GENERAR UNA INFRAESTRUCTURA PARA UN MERCADO CENTRALIZADO DE BITCOIN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Jeffrey Sprecher, presidente de Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) y de la Bolsa de Valores de Nueva York (NYSE), afirmó en una entrevista que Bitcoin no posee una buena estructura de mercado para alcanzar una mayor liquidez y funcionamiento a nivel institucional, por lo cual cree necesario generar una infraestructura central para sus intercambios.
En una entrevista para el medio Fortune, Sprecher destacó que las características que apuntan hacia la descentralización de las criptomonedas —tan defendidas por la comunidad de Bitcoin— son contraproducentes para el desarrollo de un mercado de bitcoin legalizado por las autoridades financieras estadounidenses.
“Bitcoin era el epítome de un modelo roto que, si se soluciona, podría cambiar el mundo”, es una de las frases que resalta en la entrevista y confirma el posicionamiento de Sprecher ante el mercado de las criptomonedas. El magnate afirma que hay características propias de los mercados de las casas de cambio de criptomonedas que no se adecuan a los parámetros de las autoridades financieras nacionales, así como no generan confianza institucional para un intercambio oficial.
Sprecher destaca que los mercados como Coinbase —en el cual ICE adquirió bitcoins como un experimento en el 2015— y Geminis trabajan bajo un grupo de leyes y licencias, mas no como mercados oficiales. Esto se debe a que las autoridades financieras, tales como la Comisión de Productos y Futuros de Estados Unidos (CFCT) y la Comisión de Valores y Bolsa (SEC), todavía no han llegado a un acuerdo acerca de la definición legal de las criptomonedas en territorio nacional, conflicto que ya han generado una que otra discusión dentro de los Estados Unidos.
En este sentido, para que los inversionistas de Walls Street y Main Street participen en inversiones con criptomonedas, Sprecher considera necesario la creación de un mercado con todas las de la ley, el cual cree posible por medio del lanzamiento de su startup Bakkt.
Asimismo, las dificultades para intercambiar criptomonedas, la volatibilidad de los precios y la falta de intermediarios también entorpece la posibilidad de generar intercambios regulados con garantía y servicios de compensación, elementos que se agravan por la baja velocidad de liquidación de la cadena de bloques de Bitcoin, según Sprecher.
Debido a todos estos inconvenientes y a la incapacidad de generar un mercado legalizado para las criptomonedas, Kelly Loeffler, quien es ahora CEO de la nueva plataforma de mercadeo Bakkt, afirma que: “Las personas en las grandes instituciones tienen la visión de que las criptomonedas pueden ser actores desagradables adquiridos por medios de obtención”, una visión que genera temor a la hora de invertir en activos criptográficos y que ha frenado la posibilidad de que un gran numero de inversionistas comiencen a participar en el mercado de criptomonedas.

BAKKT: UNA SOLUCIÓN CENTRALIZADA

En este sentido, Bakkt está ideada con la misión de insertar los activos criptográficos en el mercado bursátil nacional y brindar una plataforma amparada por las leyes estadounidenses. Según palabras de Sprecher, la startup estará dedicada de forma institucional a la inversión de Bitcoin, empresa que será dirigida por Kelly Loeffler, esposa de Jeffrey Sprecher, y varias firmas aliadas a la Intercontinental Exchange.
La startup trabajará como un sistema de intercambios de bitcoin. Es decir, tendrá funciones similares a las de una casa de cambio amparada por las leyes estadounidenses, que buscará generar confianza en los inversionistas institucionales ya que ofrecerá un paquete de compensación y almacenamiento supervisado bajo los parámetros de la (CFCT) y (SEC).
El objetivo de Bakkt es proporcionar un primer paquete de compensación que asegure que el producto (las criptomonedas) llegue a las manos del comprador o remunere en caso de su pérdida. Asimismo, ofrecerá servicios de almacenamiento supervisado en donde se comprará un token a través de un corredor, identificándose debidamente bajo las normas KYC y resguardando las claves privadas de sus clientes fuera de línea, un aspecto que podría ser criticado por la comunidad en vista de que se ha promovido desde la creación de Bitcoin que la seguridad de los fondos de ciptomonedas depende de cada individuo. Ceder el control de las claves privadas a un ente centralizado va a contracorriente de los ideales de la comunidad bitcoiner.
Además, en el caso puntual de la liquidez, Bakkt planea intercambiar criptomonedas directo desde sus almacenes de Bitcoin, modelo que podría acelerar el procesamiento de sus pagos y que asemejaría a una side-chain. Es decir, realizaría un gran número de transacciones en conjunto, evitando así el congestionamiento, y luego pasaría un balance o registro de cada una de las transacciones realizadas en la cadena de bloques.
Sin embargo, uno de los puntos más importantes de Bakkt es la custodia de claves privadas, la startup tiene pensado mantener la custodia de cada una de las claves privadas de sus clientes, centralizando así la administración de los activos criptográficos en su plataforma.
En vista de esto, Bakkt propone un cambio de infraestructura que no será bien aceptado en la comunidad de criptomonedas, quienes creen en los avances de un mercado financiero descentralizado, distribuido e inmutable. Un grupo de características que para el día de hoy siguen siendo discutidas como los pilares de la economía y funcionamiento de las criptomonedas.
Bakkt funcionará como otra plataforma de negociación en ICE Futures, haciéndole competencia a los mercados de Chicago Board Options Exchange y Chicago Mercantile Exchange que ya negocian con contratos futuros de Bitcoin de forma legal y bajo supervisión. De igual manera, CME también tiene planeado lanzar su propio mercado de contratos futuros en conjunto con otras plataformas a nivel internacional.

LAS CRIPTOMONEDAS TIENEN “CHISPA”

Sprecher afirmó al final de la entrevista que Bitcoin “tiene el potencial para convertirse en la primera moneda mundial”, premisa que impulsa aún más la adopción de la criptomoneda en el mercado bursátil y que lo ha motivado a buscar una manera de insertar estos activos en su visión financiera, a pesar de las decisiones que la SEC ha tomado durante las últimas semanas respecto a las licencias solicitadas de ETF de Bitcoin por parte de otras entidades como Cboe.
De igual manera, el magnate destacó que las monedas criptográficas han captado la atención de las generaciones más jóvenes, quienes se encuentran cada vez menos motivados en participar en las finanzas tradicionales. “Los millennials no confían en las instituciones financieras tradicionales. Para ganar su confianza, bancos, casas de bolsa y gestores de activos pueden utilizar una moneda en la que cree la generación del milenio, como bitcoin”, puntualizó para indicar que el criptomercado tiene un importante público que todavía no ha sido captado por el sistema financiero tradicional.
En contexto, ICE es el segundo propietario de intercambios financieros en Estados Unidos, tan sólo seguido por el mercado de CME. La plataforma posee 12 intercambios atendidos por seis cámaras de compensación, así como retornos totales desde el 2006.
Sprecher además posee propiedad en la plataforma líder de capitalizaciones de compañías de mediana talla, NYSE American, y también en el mercado más grande del mundo para las ETF´S, Arca. Por si fuera poco, Sprecher también se encuentra presente en el mercado del crudo, completando su variopinto mercado de productos al intentar incorporar Bitcoin al mercado bursátil.

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          Dapps: Why the real-time data backbone is the missing component      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Before talking about Dapps or decentralized/distributed applications let’s define terms. The most precise definition I have come across of what a dapp is was formulated by David Johnston et al . It states: dapps operate autonomously with no central controlling entity with all changes decided by proposals and consensus by its users.

This definition already begins to clarify why Dapps have become so interesting to developers: with no central authority, they are architecturally superior to centralized apps.

The dappadvantage

One of the key challenges in regular web applications is fault tolerance. If an application gets too popular or falls victim to a denial of service attack, there’s little a regular application developer can do except weep. Dapps, on the other hand, have their resources and functionality distributed among the peers on the blockchain, making it extremely costly to attack with traditional denial of service attacks as they are not dependent on one sole server.

The other major advantages dapps have over their centralized counterparts is that they reformulate the dynamics of reward, information ownership , and power. In a nutshell, there’s the saying “if you are not paying for the product, you are the product” . It’s never been truer. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, depend on the content their users produce and consume. With regular applications, the centralized entity is the utmost beneficiary of the effort contributed by its users. With Dapps, their decentralized governance models ensure that power is re-distributed so that app users and their software creators can both benefit in a more egalitarian fashion.

Is real-time data essential for mainstream adoption?

So while the technological and socio-political advantages of Dapps may be abundantly clear, when it comes to truly unlocking the potential of dapps, there is still a missing element: real-time data. Applications that can come alive and operate at the moment are always going to be far more powerful a tool to people and organizations than applications that must essentially remain static in time. Think of the difference between a city map where you can search for street names, and one that is real-time enabled e.g. Google maps which reports current traffic status and allows you to search for public transport connections.

Most developers are of course entirely familiar with the advantages real-time data bestows but integrating quality real-time data feeds for decentralized applications come with serious challenges.

Going back to our definition of a decentralized application, who will decide what real-time feeds to insert into a given application? How do we guarantee the integrity of those feeds, and for data feeds that must be paid for, how will licensing terms willbe paid for? There is a long list of questions to answer on that front and it is likely compromises of some sort will need to be made.

Currently, Dapps that handle only crypto transactions within the realm of blockchain don’t need to think about these issues. However, in order to build complex Dapps that can offer more functionality than just transaction settlement, accessing external, real-time data from ordinary people and a multitude of organizations becomes vital.

SEE ALSO: The ins and outs of testing blockchain apps

This real-time data must come from a secure and approved source, such as an airline portal or a carmaker’s chip. In addition, data must be transferred securely and encrypted to protect against man-in-the-middle-style attacks or to avoid any single entity being able to manipulate outcomes by hacking or hijacking the network. In order to achieve this, r_eal-time data should ideally travel on a decentralized real-time network otherwise again that information will have to be ported according to the rules of a centralized party.

Despite the challenges, a number of disruptive innovations that harness events occurring in real-time are already live and kicking in production environments. In September 2017, AXA announced its Fizzy dapp, which handles automatic compensation to policyholders whose flights are delayed. Fizzy uses self-executing contracts triggered automatically once predetermined parameters are met in the real world.

Perhaps an even more game-changing innovation is a decentralized prediction market protocol called Augur that enables anyone to create a prediction market about anything. Although this might sound vague and simple at first glance, the use cases are myriad everywhere from creating an insurance against a drought to betting who will win the next presidential election. Real-time data acts as the backbone to base any prediction or hedge against it.

At the time of writing, dapps are still in their infancy. According to DappRadar only eight dapps from a list of 650 have more than 100 user interactions within the last 24 hours. There are 1637 coins listed in CoinMarketCap and 631 ICOs listed in 2018 at CoinSchedule which indicates that more are coming.

So while It’s clear that there are a number of challenges to overcome before dapps achieve mass adoption, the fact remains that they hold enormous potential and a number of advantages over their centralized counterparts. However, overcoming the real-time data challenge is going to be a crucial aspect of delivering on this potential. This will add a very necessary additional layer of functionality that, consumers expect with apps and will no doubt expect with Dapps too.


          Microsoft’s New Ethereum Blockchain Product       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Microsoft enters the fray here.   Intriguing notion of proof of authority vs Proof of work.  Examining implications.

Microsoft’s New Ethereum Blockchain Product Gets Rid of Mining

Software giant Microsoft has debuted a new Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) product that allows businesses across industry verticals to deploy a flexible instance of Ethereum tailored specifically for enterprise environments.

Announced on Tuesday, Ethereum Proof-of-Authority on Azure allows enterprises to build applications on an Ethereum blockchain that is not secured by a Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus algorithm and consequently does not require mining — features that are better suited for networks in which participants do not trust one another.

PoW “works great in anonymous, open networks where cryptocurrency promotes security on the network,” said Azure Global software engineer Cody Born. “However, in private/consortium networks the underlying ether has no value.”

Born explained that, since all participants on an enterprise blockchain network are known and reputable, governance can be separated from network operation.  ... " 

Background:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethereum

https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/microsoft-azure-blockchain.azure-blockchain-ethereum?tab=Overview



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          Unboxed brings “blockchain oracles” to aid the social media marketing industry      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Editor’s note: This article is part of our award coverage provided to the winner of an event we hosted, Crypto Capital World Summit. It’s independently written by our editorial team in collaboration with another organisation, in this case, Unboxed. If you would like to learn more about sponsored posts on Tech.eu, read this and contact […]

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          #4: Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Blockchain-based Social Media Foresting HQ Builds a Bridge to Advance into Asian Market - Investment MoU with the global exchange BitForex      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BitForex, the cryptocurrency exchange, announced that the company signed a strategic business agreement on investment with Foresting HQ on August 7, 2018. BitForex is a global exchange trading with 84 cryptocurrencies surpassing Binance,...


          Bitcoin analysis for 09/09/2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The agent of the US Drugs Agency (DEA) noted that the role of Bitcoin in crimes dropped to only 10 percent of transactions, while the number of transactions themselves increased dramatically - criminal activity using cryptocurrencies has fallen by 80 percent since 2013.

In the interview for one of the financial television, Special Agent DEA Lilita Infante - who is a member of the 10-member Cybercriminal Taskforce - said that the ratio of legal to illegal Bitcoin transactions in the last five years has turned: "The volume increased enormously, the number of transactions and the value of the dollar increased tremendously in the last years of criminal activity, but the ratio decreased".

The concept of criminals using cryptocurrencies as an alternative to cash has traditionally been the main argument used by those critical of the future of Bitcoin. Regulators also addressed the perception of using cryptocurrencies for illegal purposes, often related to terrorism and money laundering.

As the popularity of Bitcoin increased, the overwhelming majority of activity began to constitute a legal trade. Infante notes that most transactions are used for price speculation. She added that although focused on the privacy of altcoins are less fluid and more anonymous than Bitcoin, DEA still has ways to track currencies such as Monero and Zcash.

At the US House of Representatives' public meeting on digital resources in mid-July, Andreessen Horowitz, managing partner of Scott Kupor, suggested that Bitcoin is the best friend of law enforcement agencies because of the ability to track illegal transactions on Blockchain.

Let's now take a look at the Bitcoin technical picture at the H4 time frame. The market has plummeted to the level of $6,087, which is just above the technical support at the level of $6,034. Then the price bounced to $6,344 where the nearest technical resistance is, but the bearish pressure is still present on market. In a case of a further decrease, the next target level for bears is seen at $5,728.

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          MLB Players Association Inks Partnership with Crypto Collectibles Startup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Blockchain in the sports industry received another boost as a new token (Player Tokens) was launched in partnership with Major League Baseball Players Association (MBLPA). This new entry into the cryptosphere is a crypto-collectible service that featur...

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Bitcoin wird mittlerweile deutlich mehr für legale als für kriminelle Geschäfte verwendet. Zu dieser Einschätzung kommt eine Agentin der US-Behörde für Drogendelikte Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Bitcoin war als Mutter der Kryptowährungen lan...

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          Decentralized Identity 101: What It Is and Why It Matters      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Guest Author: Vinny Lingham, CEO, Civic Technologies

Bitcoin. Blockchain. Crypto. Decentralization. Tokens. A lot of buzzwords have emerged alongside the rise of blockchain technology. Yet, there is often a lack of context about what those terms actually mean and the impact they will have.

Decentralized identity re-envisions the way people share access, control, and share their personal information. It gives people power back over their identity.

Current identity challenges all tie back to the way we collect and store data. The world has evolved from floppy disks to the Cloud, but now, every single time that data is collected, processed, or stored, security and privacy concerns emerge. With the rise of the digital economy, consumers have unintentionally turned banks, governments, and stores into identity management organizations, responsible for the storage and protection of an unprecedented amount of personal data. Unfortunately, as recent hacks have shown, not all of them were ready to deal with this new role.

Decentralized identity puts that power and responsibility back in the hands of the individual, giving them the ability to control and protection their own personal information. This concept is made possible by the decentralized nature of blockchain and the trust created by consensus algorithms.

 

How Blockchain Creates Trust

The most prominent blockchain application to date is Bitcoin, a technology that emerged following the U.S. financial crisis of 2008 when trust in institutions was at an all-time low. Blockchain technology, specifically the public blockchain, has several unique characteristics that solve problems of trust and make it a great fit for identity solutions.

First, blockchain is immutable, or unchangeable. Blockchain transactions are processed by a network. Computers work together to confirm a transaction, and every computer in the network must eventually confirm every transaction in the chain. These transactions are processed in blocks, and each block is linked to the preceding block. This structure makes it reasonably impossible to go back and alter a transaction. Additionally, blockchain is transparent. Every computer in the network has a record of every transaction that occurred.

Decentralization is the essence of blockchain: no one party control the data, so there is no single point of failure or someone who can override a transaction. Second, it is reasonably impossible to alter blockchain transactions. And this is how blockchain builds trust: when data cannot be modified and is independently verifiable, it can be trusted. 

 

How Blockchain Helps Decentralized Identity

Currently, there is a presumption that knowledge of information is identity. If a person knows a social security number or password, they are presumed to be the person who that information represents. And if a person knows your personal information, they can impersonate you.

Using blockchain technology to decentralize identity is about digital validation and keys. For example, a digital wallet with cryptographic keys that cannot be recreated. You must have physical access to a device to validate identity. With a decentralized identity system, a remote hacker might have access to pieces of personal information but being able to prove an actual identity would require physical possession of that person’s device. Decentralized identity is literally putting the power back in the hands of the people.

 

Why It Matters

In 2017, Equifax became one of the worst data breaches in corporate history, exposing personal information of over 147 million people, including Social Security numbers, dates of birth, home addresses, driver’s license numbers, and credit card numbers.

In 2018, the Cambridge Analytica scandal about user data misuse has continued to unfold, as the F.B.I and Justice Department are investigating Facebook for failing to safeguard 87 million user profiles.

Equifax and Cambridge Analytica are two prime examples of how current systems for sharing and storing personal information have proven to be not as safe, secure, or trustworthy as previously thought.

And everyone feels this impact.

Governments are implementing more stringent laws and regulations for consumer protection. In May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a standard for data collection and storage, went into effect. In July, California passed the California Consumer Protection Act enacting similar standards. And this is probably the first in a wave of consumer protection and privacy policies that will come to life.

Consumers are concerned as well. In a recent Deloitte study, 81 percent of U.S. respondents feel they have lost control over the way their personal data are collected and used. 

The ability to prove you are who you say you are is critical to engaging with the world and being a part of the economy. Decentralized identity gives that control back to people. 

Get to know more about Blockchain and listen to my Keynote "Practical Examples of Decentralized ID's in the Real World" at the Consumer Identity World USA in Seattle in September.

For a deep dive into the Blockchain topic please find the following blog posts:


          (Almost) everyone after Alex Jones ban: We’re gonna need more government!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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The wailing and gnashing of teeth over Alex Jones’ exile from most of the larger social media platforms are exposing just how similar economic nationalists are with Democrats.

Allum Bokhari – whose Twitter handle @LibertarianBlue is someone’s sick idea of a joke – furiously wrote a screed in Breitbart where he implored the government to act, and act fast.

Online censorship is accelerating so fast, across so many platforms and services, that regulation seems to be the only answer. Competition is impossible when your website can be kicked off the internet, your app can be banned from smartphones, and your financial backers can be banned from supporting you through the web. A progressive racket now governs big tech, preventing Americans from exercising freedom of speech and freedom of association. Liberty-minded lawmakers must act.

More importantly, they must act before the Democrats — who have no intention of preserving internet freedom, and in fact, want to restrict it – do. House Dems have already drawn up a raft of proposals which are entirely focused on combating “misinformation” rather than giving users more tools to choose what they see on tech platforms. One proposal in the document would effectively end anonymity on large tech platforms by requiring them to determine the origin of posts and accounts. If Republicans want tech companies to be obliged to protect the freedom and choice of their users rather than restrict them, the race is on.

Ah, yes…the old “make the rules before the other side can” routine. It’s worked so well before – just look at TSA.

Democrat Senator Chris Murphy has also been chiming in on Big Tech via Twitter.

Ah, yes…the old “we live in an oligarchy, so we must enact trust-busting to save us from the big, bad business we enjoy using technology from” argument. How progressive…how Venezuelan-like.

Note the similarities in tone and how both consider government the only solution to ending censorship. Note how both Murphy and Bokhari desire to break up large tech companies – or at least put them on a government-handled leash – on claims it will keep the playing field level.

I pause to ask each party a question on the suggestion of government regulations for Big Tech.

Do Trumphiles really believe the current president is going to create a new political dynasty with Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and Barron Trump all holding the presidency for the next four decades? Do Democrats believe the White House will all be held by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, the Castro brothers, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Deval Patrick for the next half century?

It could happen – my fellow Americans never cease to disappoint me in their enjoyment of political farces – but the country’s history suggests otherwise.

Typical voters prefer to see swings in political power, meaning someone from the so-called ‘opposition’ will get their chance to head up the government. The White House has shifted parties three times since 2000. The House has been controlled by Republican since 2011 but the Democrats had possession from 2007 to 2011. The shifting winds of change are more apparent in the Senate which has swung from Republican to Democrat and back like a pendulum since 2001 – despite Democrats enjoying control from 2007 to 2015.

Those changes mean new administrations and new techniques to enforce the laws on the books with mostly disastrous results. Or are we forgetting NSA spying or how gluttonous and complicated the tax code has become?

It’s pure fantasy to believe the government won’t seek more power over Big Tech through ridiculous regulation after ridiculous regulation should the bureaucrats get their grubby paws in the social media pie. Those trusting the government to just be some nebulous organism forget it’s full of individuals with their own wanton agendas – and little oversight. Corporations are at least subject to their shareholders and customers, meaning everyone can choose to engage or not.

I’ll even help those who wish to disengage from Facebook and Twitter by providing a list of alternatives to the big boys:

1) MeWe

2) Gab

3) MySpace (yes, it’s still a thing!)

4) Ello

5) Diaspora

6) Bebo

7) Tagged

8) Netlog

9) Plurk

10) Tumblr

11) Twitch

A further list of companies can be found here.

There’s no reason for the government to start pushing its fist into social media as if it was trying to gut a turkey before Thanksgiving dinner. The results aka stuffing will most likely be disastrous as the regulators and bureaucrats replace innovation with rule after rule after rule. Big Tech will survive without a problem because it has the lobbyists and the money to stick around. The smaller guys will disappear faster than a snap of Thanos’ fingers through regulations and government fines.

Do you really trust the government (any government) – which has totally and completely failed at health care, Social Security, airport security, business bailouts, NSA spying, Prohibition, foreign policy, education, and a laundry list of other issues politicians promised to ‘fix’ – to fairly oversee Big Tech without deciding to take it over completely? Do you seriously believe an entity filled with lesser men and women will actually “get it right” this time?

Stop hoping the government will solve your problems, be grownups, and take your business to some other social media platform! Use the blockchain to fund web projects or go to a smaller financial institution for funding – instead of the big boys. It’s then – and only then – businesses will listen to you and either change their ways or completely die on the vine. It may not happen as quickly as you rageaholics want it to, but it will happen.

The post (Almost) everyone after Alex Jones ban: We’re gonna need more government! appeared first on Hot Air.


          Everything you need to know about how crytocurrencies are regulated around the world      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
What is a blockchain and how does it work? CNBC takes a deep dive into the technology and its future.
          Eric Larchevêque, l'âme de Ledger      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A 44 ans, ce fils d'industriel passionné d'électronique se donne cinq ans pour faire de Ledger un géant technologique européen des applications de la blockchain.
          ShareSpace rewolucjonizuje rynek      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Polski startup przeprowadza pierwszą w Polsce transakcję na rynku biurowym opartą na technologii blockchain.
          The Chain Stars katılımcıları uzmanlarla buluşuyor      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Chain Stars; geleceğin vizyoner girişimcilerini, 11-12 Ağustos tarihlerinde yıldız konuşmacılar ve profesyoneller ile bir araya getiriyor.Blockchain teknolojilerini kullanarak, yeni nesil girişimciliği teşvik amacıyla yola çıkan The Chain...
          Comment on SoundCloud on the blockchain? Audius raises $5.5M to decentralize music by Louis Peden      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Awesome concept! Who made that video?
          หัวหน้า Project Zero ระบุ บล็อคเชนไม่ได้ทำให้ปัญหาความปลอดภัยหมดไป, เล่าการทำงานภายในทีม      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Parisa Tabriz หัวหน้าโครงการ Project Zero ของกูเกิลขึ้นพูดเปิดงาน BlackHat USA 2018 และเปิดงานด้วยการย้ำกว่าบล็อคเชนไม่ได้ทำให้ปัญหาความปลอดภัยหมด

เธอพูดถึงปัญหาความปลอดภัยว่าหลายครั้งเป็นปัญหาวัฒนธรรมองค์กร และการที่ Project Zero กำหนดเส้นตาย 90 วัน เหมือนกันทั้งช่องโหว่ภายในและภายนอกกูเกิล ทำให้องค์กรต่างๆ ต้องปรับตัวรวมถึงกูเกิลเองด้วย ผลรวมคือความสำเร็จของ Project Zero ที่ทำให้การสร้างช่องโหว่ 0-day ในช่วงหลังมีต้นทุนสูงขึ้นเรื่อยๆ

นอกจากการหาช่องโหว่และรายงานช่องโหว่แล้ว อีกภารกิจสำคัญของ Project Zero ยังรวมถึงการผลักดันเว็บทั้งโลกให้เป็น HTTPS โดยพยายามผลักดันเรื่องนี้มาตั้งแต่ปี 2013 และต้องเจอแรงต่อต้านทั้งจากภายในและภายนอก Tabriz เล่าถึงกระบวนการทำให้กลุ่มนักพัฒนาเบราว์เซอร์ยอมเปลี่ยนแปลงเพื่อความปลอดภัยผู้ใช้ที่ต้องอาศํยการเผยแพร่ข้อมูลกดดัน และการวางกรอบเวลาที่เป็นไปได้จริง

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อีกผลงานที่เธอเล่าถึงคือการปรับโครงสร้าง Chrome ให้แยกโปรเซสของแต่ละโดเมนออกจากกัน ทีมงานประมาณไว้ว่าจะสามารถปรับปรุงโครงสร้าง Chrome ได้ในปีเดียวแต่ปรากฎว่าต้องใช้เวลาหลายปีโดย Tabriz สนับสนุนโครงการแม้จะช้ากว่ากำหนดไปมาก เพราะวิศวกรอธิบายได้ว่ากำลังทำอะไรมีเหตุผลอะไรที่ทำให้โครงการช้าลง

ในงานการพูดครั้งนี้ เธอขอบคุณคนทำงานความปลอดภัยฝั่งป้องกันเป็นพิเศษที่ทำงานอย่างหนักให้ระบบต่างๆ ปลอดภัยขึ้น พยายามปรับปรุงกระบวนการภายใน แต่มักไม่ได้รับความสนใจเท่านักวิจัยและคนรายงานช่องโหว่ต่างๆ

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          Audius Announces $5.5M Series A from General Catalyst, Lightspeed, Kleiner Perkins, and Pantera Capital to Launch First Blockchain-based Music-Sharing Protocol      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          BlockChain Developer - Technica Corporation - Dulles, VA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Technica Corporation is seeking an experienced Blockchain Developer who has solid expertise in system and software architecture, delivering scalable Enterprise...
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          Reactie op Cryptocurrency is zo ontzettend veel meer dan alleen maar Bitcoin door Satoshi Nakamoto      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
"Cryptocurrency decentraliseert en geeft de macht terug aan het volk. Power to the people dus!" Yeah right.. Dream on Micky Dream on. Want vraag jezelf nu eens objectief af.. "aan wie behoort de eigenlijke macht toe"? Niet aan de Bitcoin of andere Cryptocurrency (manipulatoren) maar aan een van de onderliggende technologieën zoals: A - STROOM-BOEREN: Zonder stroom = geen computer, geen internet, niks crypto-gedoe B - HARDWARE BOEREN: Zonder computer, smartphone of anderen cryptocurrency hardware (wallets) heb je geen opslag en verhandel mogelijkheid van je digi-centjes. C - INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS: Zonder internet verbinding is er geen crypto-currency uitwisseling mogelijk. D - BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM LEVERANCIERS: Zonder hen is er geen geen financieel-waarde-transport en verificatie van transacties mogelijk. Dus... Open your mind a bit further beyond the value-only-mindframe en kijk dus effu verder dan alleen de geld-waarde van "Bitcoins"en andere vormen van overhypte crypte-currencies. "Bitcoin$" zijn eigenlijk alleen maar digitale ACCESS-TOKENS en hebben (bijna) niets meer van doen met financiële waarde uitwisselingen. Dan kun je ook gaan zien dat dit gehele digi-circus slechts een digitaal middel is om het huidige (economische, financiële) machts-evenwicht te verschuiven: - van uit de handen van het oude Centrale Banken kartel. - naar een andere underlying-technology partijen toe, maar nooit (terug) naar de mensen van dit digitale gebakken bit-lucht systeem ;-)
          Ethereum Proof-of-Authority on Azure      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

We’ve had great traction with our support of Ethereum on Azure. The existing Proof-of-Work solution has been deployed tens of thousands of times across a variety of industry verticals. Through the extensive development on our platform, we’ve received great feedback from the community that has helped us shape our next Ethereum ledger product. I’m excited to announce the release of Ethereum Proof-of-Authority on Azure .

Proof-of-Authority

Proof-of-Work is a Sybil-resistance mechanism that leverages computation costs to self-regulate the network and allow fair participation. This works great in anonymous, open networks where competition for cryptocurrency promotes security on the network. However, in private/consortium networks the underlying ether has no value. An alternative protocol, Proof-of-Authority, is more suitable for permissioned networks where all consensus participants are known and reputable. Without the need for mining, Proof-of-Authority is more efficient while still retaining Byzantine fault tolerance.

Enterprise-ready

We’ve built this solution with the same principles that we drive in all our production services at Microsoft. In Proof-of-Authority, each consensus node on the network has its own Ethereum identity. In the case that a node goes down, it’s important that the member doesn’t lose consensus participation. Ideally, each member would run redundant consensus nodes to ensure a highly available network presence. To accomplish this, we’ve built an abstraction which allows each consensus participant to delegate multiple nodes to run on their behalf. Each Azure Proof-of-Authority network comes with our identity leasing system that ensures that no two nodes carry the same identity. In the case of a VM or regional outage, new nodes can quickly spin up and resume the previous nodes’ identities.

Web Assembly Smart Contracts

Enterprise developers often cite Solidity language as one of the largest pain points when developing on Ethereum. To address this, we’ve enabled Parity’s web-assembly support, allowing developers to author smart contracts in familiar languages such as C, C++, and Rust.

Azure Monitor

This solution also comes with Azure Monitor to track node and network statistics. For application developers, this provides visibility into the underlying blockchain to track block generation statistics. Network operators can use Azure Monitor to quickly detect and prevent network outages through infrastructure statistics and queryable logs.


Ethereum Proof-of-Authority on Azure
Extensible governance

Many of our customers want to participate in a consortium, but don’t want to manage the network infrastructure. We’ve leveraged Parity’s highly extensible Proof-of-Authority client to build a level of abstraction that allows our users to separate consortium governance from network operation. Each consortium member has the power to govern the network and can optionally delegate the consensus participation to the operator of their choosing. The Proof-of-Authority deployment comes with a Governance DApp to simplify voting and validator delegation. With this solution, each consortium member has custody over his or her own keys, allowing secure signing to be performed in the wallet of preference, for example, MetaMask in-browser wallet, Ledger hardware wallet, or Azure Key Vault with ECC signing.

Governance DApp features Decentralized governance - Changes in network authorities are administered through on-chain voting by select administrators. Validator delegation - Authorities can manage their validator nodes that are setup in each PoA deployment. Auditable change history - Each change is recorded on the blockchain, providing transparency and auditability.
Ethereum Proof-of-Authority on Azure

Figure 1: Governance DApp allows for on-chain consortium management.

We’re excited to see the new applications that our customers build with Ethereum Proof-of-Authority in Azure . Check out ourdeployment guide to get started and learn more about the architecture and consortium governance.


          KOMMENTAR: Kan blokkjeder erstatte offentlige registre?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


          Bitcoin analysis for 09/09/2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The agent of the US Drugs Agency (DEA) noted that the role of Bitcoin in crimes dropped to only 10 percent of transactions, while the number of transactions themselves increased dramatically - criminal activity using cryptocurrencies has fallen by 80 percent since 2013.

In the interview for one of the financial television, Special Agent DEA Lilita Infante - who is a member of the 10-member Cybercriminal Taskforce - said that the ratio of legal to illegal Bitcoin transactions in the last five years has turned: "The volume increased enormously, the number of transactions and the value of the dollar increased tremendously in the last years of criminal activity, but the ratio decreased".

The concept of criminals using cryptocurrencies as an alternative to cash has traditionally been the main argument used by those critical of the future of Bitcoin. Regulators also addressed the perception of using cryptocurrencies for illegal purposes, often related to terrorism and money laundering.

As the popularity of Bitcoin increased, the overwhelming majority of activity began to constitute a legal trade. Infante notes that most transactions are used for price speculation. She added that although focused on the privacy of altcoins are less fluid and more anonymous than Bitcoin, DEA still has ways to track currencies such as Monero and Zcash.

At the US House of Representatives' public meeting on digital resources in mid-July, Andreessen Horowitz, managing partner of Scott Kupor, suggested that Bitcoin is the best friend of law enforcement agencies because of the ability to track illegal transactions on Blockchain.

Let's now take a look at the Bitcoin technical picture at the H4 time frame. The market has plummeted to the level of $6,087, which is just above the technical support at the level of $6,034. Then the price bounced to $6,344 where the nearest technical resistance is, but the bearish pressure is still present on market. In a case of a further decrease, the next target level for bears is seen at $5,728.

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          Project Manager Head of PMO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CA-MENLO PARK, Job Description We are an exciting start-up company founded by proven leaders with repeated success in the technology space. Our newest company is developing a cryptocurrency platform based on an open-source third generation blockchain that we’re creating. Our goal is to set a new standard in security and protection for our end users and community. We’re looking for an experienced project manager
           nscrierea n Blockchain ca probă n litigii      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tehnologia registrelor distribuite (cunoscută sub numele de blockchain), devenită faimoasă datorită monedei virtuale Bitcoin, poate dobândi aplicații practice extrem de utile in viața de zi cu zi. Una dintre aceste potențiale aplicații o reprezintă capacitatea blockchain de a certifica data și conținutul unui document electronic sau al unei pagini web, funcționând similar cu "data certă" a înscrisului sub semnătură privată, pe care o conferă notarul sau altă autoritate publică în condițiile legii.
          Crypto World Journal tries to reverse domain name hijack CWJ.com      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Domain Name Wire Domain Name Wire: Company goes after valuable domain name that was registered before it existed. Crypto World Journal Inc, which operates a news site about cryptocurrency and blockchain, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain name CWJ.com. The domain name was purchased by a Chinese domain name […]
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          8/9/2018: Markets: ICOs turn exclusive as wealthy snatch deals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ICOs were supposed to be IPOs without the Wall Street middlemen and Washington meddling. Now they’re looking a bit less revolutionary. Initial coin offerings have raised $18 billion for blockchain start-ups this year, almost five times last year’s...
          AI, Blockchain Shake Up The Drilling Industry: Study      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The new upstream methods are expectedly triggering novel business models by setting the stage for large-scale gains in operational and cost efficiencies.
          Blockchain In Energy Market Worth $7,110.1 Million By 2023      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


          It Takes Two to #MeToo - Using Enclaves to Build Autonomous Trusted Systems. (arXiv:1808.02708v1 [cs.CR])      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Authors: Danny Harnik, Paula Ta-Shma, Eliad Tsfadia

We provide enhanced security against insider attacks in services that manage extremely sensitive data. One example is a #MeToo use case where sexual harassment complaints are reported but only revealed when another complaint is filed against the same perpetrator. Such a service places tremendous trust on service operators which our work aims to relieve.

To this end we introduce a new autonomous data management concept which transfers responsibility for the sensitive data from administrators to secure and verifiable hardware. The main idea is to manage all data access via a cluster of autonomous computation agents running inside Intel SGX enclaves. These EConfidante agents share a secret data key which is unknown to any external entity, including the data service administrators, thus eliminating many opportunities for data exposure. In this paper we describe a detailed design of the EConfidante system, its flow and how it is managed and implemented. Our #MeToo design also uses an immutable distributed ledger which is built using components from a Blockchain framework. We implemented a proof of concept of our system for the #MeToo use case and analyze its security properties and implementation details.


          Coconut: Threshold Issuance Selective Disclosure Credentials with Applications to Distributed Ledgers. (arXiv:1802.07344v3 [cs.CR] UPDATED)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Authors: Alberto Sonnino, Mustafa Al-Bassam, Shehar Bano, Sarah Meiklejohn, George Danezis

Coconut is a novel selective disclosure credential scheme supporting distributed threshold issuance, public and private attributes, re-randomization, and multiple unlinkable selective attribute revelations. Coconut integrates with blockchains to ensure confidentiality, authenticity and availability even when a subset of credential issuing authorities are malicious or offline. We implement and evaluate a generic Coconut smart contract library for Chainspace and Ethereum; and present three applications related to anonymous payments, electronic petitions, and distribution of proxies for censorship resistance. Coconut uses short and computationally efficient credentials, and our evaluation shows that most Coconut cryptographic primitives take just a few milliseconds on average, with verification taking the longest time (10 milliseconds).


          Blockchain to Improve Security and Knowledge in Inter-Agent Communication and Collaboration over Restrict Domains of the Internet Infrastructure. (arXiv:1805.05250v3 [cs.AI] UPDATED)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Authors: Juliao Braga, Joao Nuno Silva, Patricia Takako Endo, Jessica Ribas, Nizam Omar

This paper describes the deployment and implementation of a blockchain to improve the security, knowledge and intelligence during the inter-agent communication and collaboration processes in restrict domains of the Internet Infrastructure. It is a work that proposes the application of a blockchain, platform independent, on a particular model of agents, but that can be used in similar proposals, once the results on the specific model were satisfactory.


          Betting on Blockchain Consensus with Fantomette. (arXiv:1805.06786v2 [cs.CR] UPDATED)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Authors: Sarah Azouvi, Patrick McCorry, Sarah Meiklejohn

Blockchain-based consensus protocols present the opportunity to develop new protocols, due to their novel requirements of open participation and explicit incentivization of participants. To address the first requirement, it is necessary to consider the leader election inherent in consensus protocols, which can be difficult to scale to a large and untrusted set of participants. To address the second, it is important to consider ways to provide incentivization without relying on the resource-intensive proofs-of-work used in Bitcoin. In this paper, we propose a secure leader election protocol, Caucus; we next fit this protocol into a broader blockchain-based consensus protocol, Fantomette, that provides game-theoretic guarantees in addition to traditional blockchain security properties. Fantomette is the first proof-of-stake protocol to give formal game-theoretic proofs of security in the presence of non-rational players.


          Blockchain Tycoon (Wamill) [PC]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Early Access phase begins.
          Blockchain Tycoon (Wamill) [PC screenshot]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Relevant visuals.
          Permian Capital Management, a Leading Blockchain Hedge Fund, Hires Josh Kernan as Global Head of Distribution      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Permian Capital Management, the San Francisco-based digital asset manager, announces the addition of financial industry executive, Josh Kernan, as Global Head of Distribution. "Josh is a proven financial services executive who understands the...


          How Blockchain Technology is Shaping Ecommerce      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Ecommerce businesses all over the world are turning to blockchain technology as a way to operate more efficiently at a lower cost. See how.

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          Everything you need to know about how crytocurrencies are regulated around the world      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
What is a blockchain and how does it work? CNBC takes a deep dive into the technology and its future.
          Americas holds the largest market share in the Blockchain Market in Small and Medium Businesses Market      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
According to the new market research report by IndustryARC titled “Blockchain Market in Small & Medium Business: By Product & Services (Exchanging, Trading & Investment); By Provider Type (Infrastructure, Protocol Provider); By Type (Public,...
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          Right of Reply Audited Financial Results 30/6/18 Filed With SEC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

LONDON, August 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Right of Reply ("RoR" or "the Company"), the fast-growing technology company with its blockchain-powered reputation management platform, today announces that it has filed its audited financial results for the period ended 30 June 2018 with the...


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Tehnologija veriženja blokov (blockchain) je vse bolj uporabljena v različnih scenarijih poslovne rabe, kjer pa so zahteve in pričakovanja nekoliko drugačna, kot pri uporabi tehnologije v javnih in anonimnih omrežjih.

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          Cryptocurrency Primed to Restructure Future of Financial Transaction      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cryptocurrency Market (Component - Hardware (FPGA, GPU, ASIC, and Wallet), Software (Mining Platform, Blockchain, Coin Wallet, Exchange); Type - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple (XRP), Litecoin, and Dashcoin) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/08/2018 -- Akin to credit cards, the concept of cryptocurrency was not easily digested by its targeted audiences but in the past couple of years, its usage and value has multiplied exponentially. With an assurance of tracking down all monetary transactions at its backbone, cryptocurrencies with Blockchain Technology such as Bitcoin and Ether are primed to revolutionize a number of industries.

The prosperity of the cryptocurrency market has been reassured by a recent business intelligence publication by Transparency Market Research (TMR), which has projected the global demand to increment at an exceptional compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.3% during the forecast period of 2017 to 2025. In terms of revenue, the TMR report has estimated the opportunities in the global cryptocurrency market to attain a value of US$6.7 billion by 2025. Here are some of the key drivers or benefits of cryptocurrency that are primed to stroke the demand for the same:

Browse The Report:https://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/cryptocurrency-market.html

Protection against frauds: The primary benefit with cryptocurrency is that it functions as a digital platform that is immune to counterfeiting or reversal arbitrarily by the sender or receiver. This attribute is turning cryptocurrency a major boost to the banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) sector, although a number of other sectors can also leverage it.

Property settlements made easy: Invariably, purchasing or selling real estate properties requires the involvement of quite a few third parties such as notary, lawyers, and brokers, for which tracking down of the fee payments is paramount as well as tiresome job. Cryptocurrency has the potential to eliminate the requirement of approval from third parties.

Reduced costs: As of now, the cryptocurrency miners are paid by the network, which means there are no transaction fees, as changed exuberantly by the banking sector. Acting similar to how Paypal serves its credit card and cash users, a log of each transaction is available anytime for trackback.

Accessible to everyone: More than two billion people across the world are now connected via the Internet, and the number is surging consistently on the back of growing ubiquity of smartphones. Individuals are now opting for mobile payment options for the ease they offer against carrying cash or card. Cryptocurrency is the technology that is expected to be adopted strongly by the mobile payment service providers in the near future.

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Universal recognition: Cryptocurrency promises to overcome the bonds of exchange rates, transaction charges, interest rates, and other charges when money is wired across countries. This not only curtails the overall cost, it can also aid in saving lots of time in between.

According to the TMR report, Bitcoin is the leading component of the cryptocurrency market that is currently dominating, although some of the others such as Litecoin, Ripple, Ethereum, and Namecoin are also gaining popularity slowly but surely. Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., BTL Group Ltd., Xilinx Inc., BitGo, Alphapoint Corporation, NVIDIA Corporation, and BitFury Group Limited are some of the notable companies currently holding a prominent position in this market. Geographically, North America is expected to retain its dominance throughout the aforementioned forecast period.

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          LDJ Cayman Fund Makes a $4 Million Investment in Octaneum      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NEW YORK, July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LDJ Cayman Fund Ltd. is pleased to announce that they have completed a $4 million investment to the newly-launched security token offering by Octaneum, a startup that will provide customized blockchain software development and consulting services to organizations in the oil and gas industry. The LDJ Cayman Fund engages Family Offices around the world that are looking for exposure in its 3-pronged investment strategy, namely global equities, managed
          IBM and Maersk launch blockchain to reduce shipping time and costs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cargo shipping giant Maersk and IBM announced TradeLens, a technology that applies blockchain technology to world’s global supply chain. TradeLens takes advantage of blockchain, a decentralized public ledger behind tech such as cryptocurrency — to enable global trade to be more efficient and secure. More than 94 companies and organizations are supporting the project in […]


          A Storiqa, um mercado de blockchain, entra na América Latina      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MOSCOU, 9 de agosto de 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A Storiqa implementou com sucesso a rede blockchain em seus negócios e lançou um beta MVP, em que os consumidores poderão pagar suas compras com criptomoedas. A empresa já obteve marcos significativos no setor de criptomoedas, tendo fechado uma...


          Maersk and IBM Introduce TradeLens Blockchain Shipping Solution      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

COPENHAGEN, Denmark and ARMONK, N.Y., Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In a follow up to their January announcement, A.P. Moller –Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the creation of TradeLens, jointly developed by the two companies to apply blockchain to the world's global ...


          @Villagejustice Blockchain : le d'auteur concerné ? Par Jean-Christophe...      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Blockchain : le #droit d'auteur concerné ? Par Jean-Christophe Ienne, #avocat. https://t.co/AlSmWjx8pV https://t.co/ZWaLYd4PFX
           Joint TT Club and McKinsey report concludes boxes face digital future      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Digitally enabled shipping, which can directly control the flow of goods from factory to consumer, will become progressively more influential, warns a joint TT Club & McKinsey report.Industry experts see the possibility of traditional supply chain service providers being significantly challenged over the next 25 years, said the report."Digital reinvention is just one of four potential scenarios that our report envisages. Its in-depth challenge to our perceptions of the future is well worth close consideration," said TT Club CEO Charles Fenton.Fast-moving newcomers assuming an integrator role could transform and re-shape the container transport industry," said the report from the American research house the British marine underwriters.In their "Brave new world? - Container transport in 2043" report, leading international freight transport insurer TT Club, in conjunction with global management consulting firm McKinsey, have looked at the future of containerised trade, how value can be created and who the "winners" could be within the industry by 2043.The report saw six sources of value creation: 1) economies of scale, 2) flexibility, 3) supply reliability, 4) consolidation, 5) automation and 6) environmentalism.The exceptional expansion in ship sizes has reverberated through the rest of the supply chain. A key question for the future is the extent to which customers prefer lower unit costs or greater flexibility.Flexibility - Do customers value faster, more direct services? If so, scale would be deprioritised in favour of flexibility and modularity.Reliability and predictability - The other side of the flexibility coin, as e-commerce changes consumer expectations, driving improved cycle-times and transparency.Consolidation - So far seen in limited segments of the industry, which is still fragmented compared to some comparable industries and with potential of optimisation through vertical integration.Automation and productivity hold the potential to improve reliability and service levels, while reducing structural cost.Environmental performance - Responding to the challenges relating to fuel and emissions but also the growing societal sensitivities towards protection of the environment."Digital, data and analytics have indeed become the fundamental driver of value creation" said the report. "Players with significant asset footprints lead the way, with proprietary data that allows them to out-compete any potential disruptive entrant."Data and technologies like blockchain are used in creative ways and many digital native suppliers of software and analytical solutions thrive," it said.

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           Crypto currency used to pay electronically for moving boxes on MCC ship      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
300cubits, the Hong Kong-based container blockchain initiative that has been marketing its crypto currency called 'TEU' for the last year, has announced that its booking deposit module started operating on July 24 and a 20-foot container from Mitsui Chemical was carried on a containership operated by MCC Transport from Singapore heading to Keelung, Taiwan.The shipper submitted a booking deposit in TEU tokens and the carrier, owned by Maersk, responded by putting up an equal amount of TEU tokens on the same day. The shipment was loaded on schedule, reported Singapore's Splash 24/7."We welcome solutions such as the one provided by 300cubits that help reduce no show and rolling, which in our view are some of the main pain points hurting both our customers and our own operation," said MCC chief commercial officer Naresh Potty."We would like to see more shippers providing financial commitment at the booking stage. In return we will provide equal commitment to ensure these shippers that their shipments will be loaded according to their bookings."During the first two weeks of operation a total of 27 TEU have been put in 300cubits booking deposit module."The carriers' capacity withdrawal has created some space tightness that is sufficient to make the shippers worry. Our solution helps both the shippers and carriers to secure their bookings according to their existing contract rates while not adding any working capital burden on either party," 300cubits said.

Source: Transportweekly
          MLB Players Association Inks Partnership with Crypto Collectibles Startup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Blockchain in the sports industry received another boost as a new token (Player Tokens) was launched in partnership with Major League Baseball Players Association (MBLPA). This new entry into the cryptosphere is a crypto-collectible service that features 73 All-Stars and players from all 30 Major League
          Maersk And IBM Introduce TradeLens Blockchain Shipping Solution      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          IIB Council appoints ClickAcademy Asia as exclusive distributor for The Certified Blockchain Professional Programme      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          IIIT Hyderabad Launches Advanced Certificate Program on Blockchain Technologies in Association With TalentSprint      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority begins capital markets training programme      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Experts from Bloomberg, Blockchain, National Organisation of Investment Professionals, others will deliver training

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           nscrierea n Blockchain ca probă n litigii      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tehnologia registrelor distribuite (cunoscută sub numele de blockchain), devenită faimoasă datorită monedei virtuale Bitcoin, poate dobândi aplicații practice extrem de utile in viața de zi cu zi. Una dintre aceste potențiale aplicații o reprezintă capacitatea blockchain de a certifica data și conținutul unui document electronic sau al unei pagini web, funcționând similar cu "data certă" a înscrisului sub semnătură privată, pe care o conferă notarul sau altă autoritate publică în condițiile legii.
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          Blockchain prototype promises ‘complete transparency’ between CDC, health providers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Blockchain, one of the latest trends in federal IT, finds yet another potential use case in government — keeping track of electronic health record (EHR) data.

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          Facial recognition is Tokyo’s secret weapon to beat the heat at the 2020 Olympi ...      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics plans to introduce facial recognition software at security checkpoints ― both to cut down on unauthorized people getting in and, probably more importantly, getting athletes out of the scorching heat as fast as possible.

Japanesecompany NEC Corp, the ones providing the tech, will use its softwareon athletes, staff, and media representative, with everyone’s pictures being taken ahead of time and stored in a database to be used at check points. Unlike previous Olympics, theTokyo show won’t necessarily be concentrated in one central area, meaning there will likely be far more checkpoints for athletes and personnel to pass through.

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NEC Corp won’t beusing the technology on the crowds ― the idea of which brings to mind the Chinese authorities who used the tech to identify a fugitive out of a massive concert crowd of 60,000 people.

There’s one other major factor in the use of this tech, which speeds up the entry process: Heat. According to the show’s executive director of security, Tsuyoshi Iwashita, the scorching summer hours necessitate allowing athletes to escape the sun as quickly as possible.

The key to Games security is to prevent unauthorised people or items from entering venues… This latest technology will enable strict identification of accredited people compared with relying solely on the eyes of security staff, and also enables swift entry to venues which will be necessary in the intense heat of summer.

How bad is the heat in Tokyo likely to be? Well, the highest recorded temperature this year was around 105 degrees Fahrenheit, so even your own Texas-born girl here is sweating empathetically.

The current official death toll is in the dozens, but analysts told CNN it was likely in the hundreds unofficially. According to Reuters , the Japanese government is debating whether or not to adopt daylight savings time in 2020 in order to avoid events taking place during the hottest hours. So hustling everyone indoors as fast as possible is more than just a logistical concern for the Olympics organizers. This facial recognition tech could help avert a major health hazard.

https://tokyo2020.org/en/news/notice/20180807-03.html on Tokyo 2020

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          Blockchain bug hunters feature prominently at this year’s Pwnie Awards      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Researchers have been diligently prodding cryptocurrency and blockchain companies for kinks in their security and it seems some of them are finally getting recognition for their work.

Three researchers are up for Pwnie Awards this year an annual showcase of the best and worst in information security. Little toy ponies are given to the most deserving hackers and security researchers.

MIT Digital Currency Initiative director Neha Narula and Boston University researcher Ethan Heilman have been nominated for “Best Cryptographic Attack” after cracking a hash function in popular cryptocurrency IOTA. In addition to that, ConsenSys security engineer Bernard Mueller is also up for “Most Innovative Research” for his work on securing Ethereumsmart contracts.

Cracking IOTA’s hash function

Forging IOTA transactions was apparently achievable “in just a few minutes,” according to Narula and Heilman. The pair discovered a method that allowed funds to be stolen directly from users wallets. They attribute the security hole directly to IOTA’s implementation of its hashing algorithm.

The vulnerability was originally discovered last year, and IOTA has since addressed it in a series of blog posts . While Narula and Heilman are clear to state that the exploitable attack vectors have been plugged, they do note that the faulty hash function is still being used in some parts of the IOTA platform.

Keeping smart contracts secure

Muller is nominated for his extensive research on the security of Ethereum’s blockchain. His paper , titled Smashing Smart Contracts for Fun and Real Profit , introduces a new security analysis tool for smart contracts called Mythril.

He pokes fun at the tech community for not “learning much since 1996,” with a myriad of security vulnerabilities stemming from a reliance on older programming languages when creating smart contracts. Myrthil is Muller’s contribution to smart contract security, with an intention to remove bugs that may lead to money loss.

Muller’s research also celebrates the modern hacking infrastructure. He does note, though, that the dawn of Ethereum’s “world computer” and its constantsecurity concerns are eerily reminiscent of the early internet.

This time around there’s one crucial difference, though. In the early days, bug bounty programs didn’t exist, and zero-day vulnerabilities were dumped on mailing lists just for the so-called lulz, so unless you had rather dubious connections, the only profit to be made was gaining the respect of other security researchers. Hack a smart contract, however, and you see some actual money.

The awards are scheduled for later today, so we’ll update this piece with the official standings. The full list of nominations can be found here .

Published August 8, 2018 ― 16:35 UTC


          Security Tokens and Liquidation Preferences      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Security Tokens and Liquidation Preferences
August 8th, 2018
San Francisco, CA

In any Finance 101 class, students are taught that when a company goes bankrupt, those having offered loans to the company will be paid out before those who hold equity in the company. The nature of startups (no matter whether they have raised equity or token funding) is that the failure rate is inevitably high. So why don’t utility token buyers currently seek to shield themselves from the downside risk of a liquidation event, during which they will be entitled to recouping zero percent of the funds that they have committed?

Enter the security token holder. Because they are securities, security tokens will entitle the holder to certain liquidation rights which will actually be worth something, especially since many of the companies currently raising money through token offerings are unlevered and have little to no debt on their balance sheets. In fact, beyond representing traditional assets in a digital form on a blockchain, the format of a security token allows issuers to be much more creative than before. Now, companies can issue tokens that represent rights to a revenue- or profit-sharing arrangement, meaning the security token holder can capture value that the company creates before an equity or debt holder would.

Having said all this, what’s the main point? Will utility token buyers care about liquidation preferences? Having spoken to institutional participants in the space, some believe that the chance of running out of money in the first place can be avoided if the startup just raises subsequent tranches or rounds of funding for other types of utility tokens that can be utilized within the company’s platform. At that point though, it remains to be said whether the company will be able to woo the public into giving them a “second chance” in a crowded ecosystem where most participants seem to have “shiny object” syndrome and are more compelled to sell their positions of their tokens rather than be a loyal supporter, waiting out the storm.

What are your thoughts? Would you rather buy security tokens or a utility tokens of a promising startup and why? Let me know in the comments below.

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          Executive View: 1Kosmos BlockID - 79064      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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1Kosmos BlockID is one of the first commercial implementations of a blockchainbased identity solution that works for both consumers and employees. It is wellthought-out and implements the fundamental concepts of Self Sovereign Identity. It integrates well with existing identity and service providers. While there are still some challenges to solve, BlockID delivers on the promise of Blockchain Identity.


          Blockchain Technology to Bring Transparency in the Courier Industry      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
To create transparency & digital transformation in the courier industry, Delhi-based start-up ‘CourierHome aim to bring Blockchain technology & AI’ thus disrupting the logistics industry. With this, CourierHome aim to... Read more »
          Presentation: Blockchain-Based Identity Management & Upcoming ICO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Armin Ebrahimi discusses how ShoCard uses the blockchain technology to address privacy concerns in identity management.

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          Ranidu Lankage introduces blockchain to music: Meet Audius      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
“The biggest problem in the music industry is that streaming is taking off and musicians aren’t necessarily earning a lot of money. And it can take three months, or up to 18 months for unsigned musicians, to get paid for streams,” says Ranidu Lankage. This is a common problem faced by musicians across the world and one that he’s trying ...
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          Mærsks og IBM's blockchain-sats er blevet døbt: 94 parter er nu på platformen      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A.P. Møller-Mærsks og IBM's store blockchain-sats skal fremover hedde Tradelens.   
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          Mærsk og IBM lancerer blockchain-løsning til shipping      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Mærsk og amerikanske IBM offentliggjorde tidligere i år et samarbejde om en digital handelsplatform baseret på blockchain-teknologi, og selskaberne har nu lanceret en løsning kaldet Tradelens.
          IBM teams with Maersk on new blockchain shipping solution      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
IBM and shipping giant Maersk having been working together for the last year developing a blockchain-based shipping solution called TradeLens. Today they moved the project from Beta into limited availability. Marie Wieck, GM for IBM Blockchain says the product provides a way to digitize every step of the global trade workflow, transforming it into a real-time communication […]
          Eckhardt Weber : „Nicht jede Innovation muss Blockchain und AI sein“      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Die Startup-Schmiede Heartbeat Labs will die Gesundheitsbranche digitalisieren. Mitgründer Weber erklärt, warum dazu auch die Gründung eines Botox-Startups gehört.
           - Blockchance Conference: Blockchain-Talk in der Hamburger HafenCity      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Am 24. und 25. August findet in der Hamburger HafenCity die Blockchance Conference statt. Dort will man den Mitgliedern der deutschen und europäischen Kryptoszene eine Möglichkeit bieten, Wissen und Erfahrung zum Themenfeld Blockchain und Kryptowährungen auszutauschen. Die Veranstaltung richtet sich jedoch auch an Neueinsteiger, die sich gerne näher mit der Blockchain-Technologie auseinandersetzen möchten und mehr über ökonomische und technische Hintergründe erfahren wollen.
          Banking Is Only The Beginning: 42 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are made possible by what’s known as blockchain technology. Blockchain is essentially a global public ledger capable of automatically recording and verifying a high volume of digital transactions, regardless of location. Bitcoin’s popularity is proving blockchain’s usefulness …
          About Bitcoin Transactions      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Did you know that a bitcoin transaction does not have a recipient field?

That's right! when crafting a transaction to send money on the bitcoin network, you actually do not include I am sending my BTC to _this address_. Instead, you include a script called a ScriptPubKey which dictates a set of inputs that are allowed to redeem the monies. The PubKey in the name surely refers to the main use for this field: to actually let a unique public key redeem the money (the intended recipient). But that's not all you can do with it! There exist a multitude of ways to write ScriptPubKeys! You can for example:

  • not allow anyone to redeem the BTCs, and even use the transaction to record arbitrary data on the blockchain (this is what a lot of applications built on top of bitcoin do, they "burn" bitcoins in order to create metadata transactions in their own blockchains)
  • allow someone who has a password to use the BTCs (but to submit the password, you would need to include it in clear inside a transaction which would inevitably be advertised to the network before actually getting mined. This is dangerous)
  • allow a subset of signatures from a fixed set of public keys to redeem the BTCs (this is what we call multi-sig transactions)
  • allow someone who can break a hash function (SHA-1) to redeem the BTCs (This is what Peter Todd did in 2013)
  • only allow the BTCs to be redeemed after some time in the future (via a timestamp)
  • etc.

On the other hand, if you want to use the money you need to prove that you can use such a transaction's output. For that you include a ScriptSig in a new transaction, which is another script that runs and creates a number of inputs to be used by the ScriptPubKey I talked about. And you guessed it, in our prime use-case this will include a signature (the Sig in the name)!

Recap: when you send BTCs, you actually send it to whoever can give you a correct input (created by a ScriptSig) to your program (ScriptPubKey). In more details, a Bitcoin transaction includes a set of input BTCs to spend and a set of output BTCs that are now redeemable by whoever can provide a valid ScriptSig. That's right, a transaction actually uses many previous transactions to collect money from, and spread them in possibly multiple pockets of money that other transactions can use. Each input of a transaction is associated to a previous transaction output, along with the ScriptSig to redeem it. Each output is associated with a ScriptPubKey. By the way, an output that hasn't been spent yet is called an UTXO for unspent transaction output.

The scripting language of Bitcoin is actually quite limited and easy to learn. It uses a stack and must return True at the end. The limitations actually bothered some people who thought it might be interesting to create something more turing-complete, and thus Ethereum was born.


          Blockchain Data Centers Growing Potential Becoming Lifeblood for Cryptomining Operations      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Blockchain Data Centers Growing Potential Becoming Lifeblood for Cryptomining Operations      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Cross-Border Grabs Spotlight Amid SWIFT, Blockchain Headlines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Payments infrastructure news tends to be global in scope, as firms and stakeholders eye efficiency and speed in transacting in new and existing markets far-flung in nature. To that end, the payments messaging service known as SWIFT has gotten the go-ahead to offer up access to the TARGET Instant Payment Settlement scheme to be offered […]
          How is Blockchain Disrupting the Supply Chain Industry      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

How is Blockchain Disrupting the Supply Chain Industry Have you ever wondered that where did the phone that you use in your day-to-day life come from? Or the clothes that you buy or the food that you eat? Besides the shops that you go to, there’s a whole other chain of different interlinked elements that […]

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          Putting blockchains on the road      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Volkswagen AG is testing blockchain systems. This crypto technology offers enormous potential for maintenance, logistics, self-driving vehicles, and specialized solutions such as tamper-proof odometers. What requires the energy from around five nuclear power plants but has only a virtual existence? The cryptocurrency Bitcoin. It is the most popular area of application for blockchain technology. Blockchain […]

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          TimiDNA (LATOKEN Exchange: TMC) is First Tokenized Genetics Platform Placing Individuals First in Protecting and Monetizing Their DNA Data      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Timicoin/TimiHealth (www.timicoin.io), listed on the LATOKEN exchange (Symbol: TMC), is an operating blockchain ecosystem designed to empower individuals to secure, control and monetize their health data. On August 20, 2018, TimiHealth will be...


           Blockchain Tycoon za 35.99zł na Steam      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Sr. full stack developer - ReWatt Power - Calgary, AB      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We have a live, commercial blockchain pilot with partners representing over 50% of power generation in Alberta including ATCO Power and ENMAX.What you will do:.... $60,000 - $80,000 a year
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          The red meat sector is changing fast, as fast as its trading environment. Allan Barber assesses whether they are keeping up with all the transitions going on around them      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

By Allan Barber

Since I attended the 2016 conference, having missed last year’s, several things have changed considerably: two years ago Donald Trump wasn’t President, Silver Fern Farms hadn’t concluded its capital raising with a Chinese investor, alternative proteins and non-meat burgers weren’t on the industry’s radar and there was little recognition of the need for a Red Meat Story.

This year the conference programme acknowledged these changes by focusing on disruption to global trade, the China influence, heightened consumer expectations, the effects of the digital revolution and the importance of building consumer trust by telling our story about product provenance, traceability and environmental credibility. The conference was very well attended by farmers, processors and service providers, all of whom were optimistic about meeting the challenges ahead of an industry which has faced many different threats to its survival in the past 140 years.

 The conference’s first session set the scene domestically and internationally with political commentator Colin James giving his perceptive insight into the outlook up to and beyond the next election and trade negotiator Vangelis Vitalis’s unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities presented by growing protectionism and free trade agreements. James noted the disproportionate influence in government of NZ First and the Greens with the former needing to tread a fine line between differentiating itself without being disruptive, while the latter’s tension between social and environmental issues could result in internal conflict.

Vitalis emphasised the stability of trade rules since the Uruguay round in 1995 which are now starting to fray under threat from global trade wars, notably between the USA and China and the uncertainty of Britain’s relationship with the EU after Brexit. He expressed serious concern about the possibility of New Zealand being caught in the crossfire, especially because exporters are more important to employment and the economy than non-exporters. On balance his view is the future is still bright, citing the opportunities arising from the CPTPP, scheduled to be signed in November and to take effect early next year, and other free trade agreements, but there will be bumps in the road with agriculture at risk.

Primary Industry Council chair Lain Jager talked about the importance of ruminant proteins which contribute nearly 30% of global protein supply. The outlook is good because the world will need more protein to feed its growing population and, as a result, the volume of ruminant protein will also grow, but sustainability will be an essential requirement.

Rabobank China specialist Tim Hunt described the opportunity and complexity presented by that fast growing market, underlined by the rate of increase in New Zealand's exports in the decade since the FTA was concluded, moving from 5% to 20% year on year. China is resource poor, notably in the low area of arable land and amount of fresh water, while it still remembers times of embargo, famine and mismanagement of resources. Therefore it has concerns about food safety and quality, but must decide which products to supply internally or to import.

Strategically, staples which it believes it must source domestically include wheat, rice and corn, while dairy and beef are not considered strategic and slow growth in internal production will mean supply constraints will be offset by imports. Import growth in beef is estimated at 24% per annum, while sheepmeat will also grow strongly, particularly via e-commerce. As shown by dairy and infant formula, first mover advantage is considerable and can be achieved by building brand recognition through a combination of provenance, adding value and choice of the right Chinese partner.

The day’s second session covered the notion of disruption and how to adapt to a fast-changing world. Productivity Commissioner Murray Sherwin talked about the need, both political and environmental, to move to a stable and credible low-emissions economy by means of emissions policy, legislation and institutions, regulation and policy, and innovation and investment. He drew a distinction between long and short lived gases, the first requiring net zero inflows compared with the second, like methane, which should ideally balance outflow and inflow. Methane is different from other gases and should therefore be treated differently, when setting the appropriate emission charge, although accurate on-farm measurement presents a challenge.

Kaila Colbin, a climate project ambassador who has trained with Al Gore, a director of ChristchurchNZ and an expert in exponential technologies, introduced the conference to the law of accelerating returns across a range of technologies, the principle of exponential growth which our brains are not wired to understand, and the fact it is impossible to predict the future from the past. She illustrated these with the examples of the exponential reduction in cost of LED lighting which has made indoor farming 100 times more profitable and the downward cost curve of producing alternative protein meat which still has some way to fall.

The last presentation was by Mahyar Osanlouy, a research scientist and blockchain expert, who told the conference about the potential to create provenance and consumer trust by the use of blockchain technology which can provide a totally secure shared transaction ledger providing guaranteed traceability and customer visibility. It sounds to me like a solution to the unreliability of NAIT.

A well designed conference reinforced by stimulating presentations!


          DISH adds Bitcoin Cash as Option for Customers; Migrates to BitPay for Cryptocurrency Payment Processing      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ATLANTA and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DISH, the first subscription model pay-TV provider to accept Bitcoin beginning in 2014, today announced it has added Bitcoin Cash as a payment option and is now using BitPay, the largest global blockchain payments provider, as the ...


          IBM与马士基开发海上货运区块链平台TradeLens      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

PingWest品玩8月9日讯,据VentureBeat消息,全球最大集装箱海运公司马士基与IBM合作开发TradeLens,平台,该技术可将区块链应用到全球供应链中,实现更加安全高效的全球贸易。

到目前为止有94家公司和组织以透明、信息共享和创新的名义参与到该项目中来,它们包括PSA 、International Container Terminal Services Inc,、Patrick Terminals, Modern Terminals、哈利法克斯港,鹿特丹港,毕尔巴鄂港等全球知名港口,总共覆盖234个海上港口。

通过区块链智能合同,TradeLens可以让多个贸易方参与到国际贸易。该贸易文件模块允许进出口商、海关经纪人、受信任的第三方如海关和其他政府机构和非营利组织合作在跨组织的业务流程和信息交换中合作。

 

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          IBM teams with Maersk on new blockchain shipping solution      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
IBM and shipping giant Maersk having been working together for the last year developing a blockchain-based shipping solution called TradeLens. Today they moved the project from Beta into limited availability. Marie Wieck, GM for IBM Blockchain says the product provides a way to digitize every step of the global trade workflow, transforming it into a real-time communication […]
          WTF is a Blockchain?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

For instance, in California an accredited professional can’t form an LLC so their very best option might be a corporation. It’s possible for you to consult with the accountant or the company manager on the former year’s expenditures. Proving Return on Investment Whether the company program is for readers that are internal or external to ...

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          IBM teams with Maersk on new blockchain shipping solution      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

IBM and shipping giant Maersk having been working together for the last year developing a blockchain-based shipping solution called TradeLens. Today they moved the project from Beta into limited availability. Marie Wieck, GM for IBM Blockchain says the product provides a way to digitize every step of the global trade workflow, transforming it into a real-time communication […]

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          Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Blockchain chỉ là ảo tưởng

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Nguyễn Vạn Phú

Xã hội truyền thống xây dựng dựa trên niềm tin vào con người – blockchain được phát triển dựa trên giả định không thể tin ai. Thử nghĩ xem xu hướng nào sẽ thắng thế và nên cổ vũ cho xu hướng nào?

Các bài viết về blockchain thường dành ra cỡ một phần ba để giải thích blockchain là gì. Người đọc ít khi vượt qua một phần ba này nên cái đọng lại trong nhiều người là blockchain lắm phức tạp nhưng cũng lắm tiềm năng. Nói theo cách đơn giản hóa nhất, blockchain là một cơ sở dữ liệu an toàn bậc nhất vì không ai có thể can thiệp sửa chữa thông tin bên trong.

Vì là cơ sở dữ liệu nên blockchain có thể áp dụng trong nhiều trường hợp như ghi nhận mọi biến động trong thị trường địa ốc một nước mà không cần nhờ tới một bên thứ ba như công chứng viên hay cơ quan địa chính nhà nước chứng thực. Nói cách khác những giao dịch giữa hai bên mà trước đây cần một bên trung gian xác nhận đều có thể tiến hành bằng công nghệ blockchain và loại bỏ bên trung gian. Đó có thể là mua bán chứng khoán, chi trả trong thương mại quốc tế, đăng ký sở hữu tài sản như nhà cửa, xe cộ… Nói đến đây, ắt ai nấy đều thèm thuồng cái sức mạnh vượt trội của blockchain, tưởng đâu một sớm một chiều nó sẽ thay đổi cách tổ chức xã hội của cả nhân loại.

Lòng tin con người là yếu tố quyết định

Thế nhưng bất kể biết bao hội thảo, biết bao bài thuyết trình, biết bao bài viết ca ngợi ưu thế blockchain, thử hỏi đã có ai thấy một ứng dụng phổ biến trong đời sống thực dùng nền tảng blockchain, ngoài các đồng tiền mã hóa?

Trong ngành hàng không dân dụng, cơ chế máy bay tự lái đã hoàn chỉnh đến độ các máy bay đời mới đã có thể tự cất cánh, hạ cánh. Nhưng cứ thử hỏi liệu khách đi máy bay có chịu lên một chiếc máy bay không có phi công, có lẽ không ai dám liều cả. Blockchain cũng vậy, cho dù nó tạo một cơ chế ghi nhận quyền sở hữu nhà đất hoàn chỉnh, không ai có thể giả mạo, chỉnh sửa giấy tờ, liệu đã có dân chúng nước nào giao phó hồ sơ nhà đất của họ cho blockchain? Đây là yếu tố chưa thấy bài viết nào về blockchain đề cập và giải quyết.

Một trong những ứng dụng tiềm năng được ca ngợi nhất của blockchain là “hợp đồng thông minh”, tức hợp đồng kỹ thuật số có nhúng những đoạn mã “nếu… thì….” để sau đó hợp đồng có thể tự động thực thi khi các điều kiện đặt ra được đáp ứng. Trước đây hợp đồng truyền thống dựa vào lòng tin của con người, cộng với áp lực thực thi của xã hội, của luật pháp – tức dựa trên cả hàng ngàn năm điều chỉnh, gây dựng lòng tin vào con người, lòng tin vào công lý. Nay chuyển nó sang cho các đoạn mã làm nền tảng thực thi thì liệu có quá lạc quan khi cho rằng con người sẽ chấp nhận “hợp đồng thông minh” hơn là hợp đồng được cả một hệ thống luật dân sự bảo chứng? Liệu một công nghệ dựa trên giả định không thể tin ai có thể thay thế các định chế dựa trên lòng tin vào con người?

Để dễ hình dung, hãy nhìn vào một ứng dụng cụ thể: blockchain trong phát hành nhạc. Phát hành nhạc hiện đang trải qua những thay đổi tận gốc rễ - thay vì bán đĩa ghi âm, ca sĩ có thể đưa bài hát của mình lên một nơi phát hành trực tuyến như Apple Music hay Spotify nhưng cũ cũng như mới, ca sĩ đều phải dựa vào bên trung gian để đưa sản phẩm đến người nghe và chịu mất hoa hồng. Blockchain được kỳ vọng thay đổi điều đó bằng cách tạo ra một cơ sở dữ liệu chính xác ai sở hữu gì; cộng với một dạng hợp đồng thông minh, kiểu nếu A chi trả 5 đồng thì được nghe bài B ba lần – người ta cứ nghĩ sau này thính giả cứ trả tiền trực tiếp cho ca sĩ, khỏi qua trung gian nữa. Vấn đề là lúc nào cũng có một lượng thính giả đông đảo muốn nghe nhạc mà không mất tiền, họ sẽ ngó lơ hẳn blockchain như hiện nay họ đâu thèm dùng Spotify hay Apple Music.

Ý tưởng loại bỏ trung gian

Trở lại ứng dụng blockchain được triển khai duy nhất trong thực tế - đồng tiền mã hóa mà khét tiếng nhất là bitcoin, ưu điểm lớn nhất của nó là loại bỏ các trung gian như ngân hàng trung ương phát hành tiền, ngân hàng thương mại ghi nhận các giao dịch hay các tổ chức thanh toán như Visa hay MasterCard. Cái giá phải trả là sự biến động giá trị không ai chịu nổi, mỗi giao dịch phải mất một thời gian lâu mới được xác nhận (mỗi giây Visa xử lý 60.000 giao dịch còn bitcoin tối đa chỉ được bảy giao dịch), nguồn năng lượng khổng lồ cần có để tiến hành ghi nhận giao dịch… Trong khi đó chi phí cho các bên trung gian là không đáng kể và quan trọng hơn, bên trung gian cũng là những tế bào làm nên xã hội hiện đại, gạt bỏ chúng đi, cuối cùng chúng ta còn lại gì?

Thử nhìn lại các bên trung gian mà nền kinh tế số muốn loại bỏ: Airbnb muốn loại bỏ các khách sạn để người thuê nhà liên lạc trực tiếp với người có nhà cho thuê; Uber hay Grab loại bỏ các hãng taxi; các website thương mại điện tử loại bỏ cửa hàng tạp hóa; robot loại bỏ công nhân; các trang đặt chỗ như Booking.com loại bỏ đại lý… Cạnh tranh bằng cách đẩy một bên vào chỗ phải diệt vong chưa chắc đã là phương thức bền vững. Blockchain chính là ứng dụng kinh tế số hứa hẹn loại bỏ nhiều trung gian nhất, từ ngân hàng đến nhà môi giới, thậm chí cả cơ quan nhà nước và chính phủ.

Sai sót do con người

Chúng ta đã từng nghe các vụ hacker đột nhập đánh cắp bitcoin rồi đánh sập các sàn giao dịch bitcoin như thế nào. Kể cũng lạ, người ta từng khẳng định blockchain là không thể sửa đổi vậy hacker làm sao để đánh cắp nếu không ghi nhận sự chuyển dịch sở hữu đồng bitcoin đánh cắp sang cho mình? Blockchain do con người thiết kế, nhập dữ liệu đầu vào nên chắc chắn sai sót sẽ xảy ra.

Một trong những hợp đồng thông minh lớn nhất là một công cụ đầu tư viết tắt là DAO, cho phép thành viên đầu tư trực tiếp bằng cách dùng chìa khóa mã hóa riêng để bỏ phiếu nên đầu tư vào đâu. Như thế đây là quỹ đầu tư không cần ban điều hành, không cần luật sư, không cần họp hội đồng quản trị. Thế mà do một lỗi phần mềm DAO bỏ phiếu đầu tư 50 triệu đô-la, tức một phần ba tổng quỹ vào một dự án sau đó được phát hiện là do các nhà lập trình dựng lên như một dự án ma. Dù tranh cãi đây là do lỗi phần mềm hay do con người lợi dụng công nghệ để tư lợi, sau cùng mọi người phải ngồi lại bỏ phiếu bằng cách truyền thống để trả lại nguyên trạng, tiền ai về nhà nấy. Dân chuyên về blockchain cuối cùng phải dùng lý trí để thực thi hợp đồng chứ không dựa vào sự “thông minh” của máy móc nữa.

Sai sót tiềm ẩn lớn nhất là phóng đại những gì blockchain có thể làm được, hay gán cho blockchain những ưu điểm thật ra của nơi khác. Ví dụ người ta thường quảng bá, chi trả bảo hiểm y tế bằng blockchain là nhanh như chớp trong khi bình thường phải mất 90 ngày để hãng bảo hiểm xử lý một yêu cầu. Cái này là nhờ ứng dụng công nghệ vào quản lý chi trả bảo hiểm chứ không phải nhờ blockchain. Nếu có tranh chấp hay có gian lận bảo hiểm thì blockchain cũng đành chịu, không thể đẩy nhanh quy trình thanh toán. Tương tự hiện nay không hiếm các lời rao chào hàng blockchain cho mọi ngành, mọi lãnh vực, kể cả nông nghiệp như truy xuất nguồn gốc nông sản. Đây cũng chỉ là ứng dụng cơ sở dữ liệu kết nối với mã QR dán trên sản phẩm chứ có liên quan gì đến blockchain?

Cuộc sống có những chọn lựa riêng của nó. Có thời cả thế giới lao vào tranh cãi sẽ dùng định dạng gì, BluRay hay HD-DVD cuối cùng cả hai đều bị bỏ xó. Thiết nghĩ những ồn ào chung quanh blockchain cũng thế, cuối cùng thế giới sẽ chọn giải pháp riêng như kiểu chi trả qua điện thoại di động, chẳng cần gì đến blockchain hay bitcoin. Cũng có thể bỗng xuất hiện một ứng dụng cất cánh cho blockchain, tức một ứng dụng thành công bất ngờ, giúp phổ biến blockchain nhanh chóng. Chưa ai biết được tương lai nhưng nên có thái độ hoài nghi để khỏi bị lừa hay bị cuốn vào những lời chào hàng đắt đỏ.


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Giả định bạn muốn mua sách qua mạng. Giả định có một tác giả dùng công nghệ blockchain, soạn hợp đồng thông minh để bán sách. Như vậy khác với lối mua bán truyền thống, quẹt thẻ xong chờ họ gởi sách về nhà, nay bạn không tin ai và người bán sách không tin bạn nên hai bên cậy nhờ hợp đồng thông minh. Làm sao bạn đủ sức để rà soát cái hợp đồng thông minh này để xem có bị ông tác giả kia lừa hết tiền trong thẻ? Vậy là cuối cùng, dù sử dụng hợp đồng thông minh, bạn vẫn phải dựa vào những giả định: ông tác giả phải làm ăn đàng hoàng để giữ uy tín, bạn bè đã mua sách như thế và trôi chảy, ông tác giả là người bạn đã nghe danh và sách giá không bao nhiêu, chắc không ai nỡ lừa nhau. Đó là quyết định dựa trên niềm tin chứ đâu phải dựa vào blockchain.



          Sr. full stack developer - ReWatt Power - Calgary, AB      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We have a live, commercial blockchain pilot with partners representing over 50% of power generation in Alberta including ATCO Power and ENMAX.What you will do:.... $60,000 - $80,000 a year
From Indeed - Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:49:58 GMT - View all Calgary, AB jobs
          Maersk, IBM say 94 organizations have joined blockchain trade platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Shipping group Maersk said on Thursday 94 companies and organizations have so far joined a blockchain platform developed with IBM aimed at boosting efficiency and limiting the enormous paper trail of global container shipping.

          Social Media Alternatives: Mix-Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Corbett Report This week on the Social Media Alternatives series we discuss Mix-Blockchain.org with founder Jonathan Brown. CLICK HERE for show notes and mp3 audio of this interview

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          IBM teams with Maersk on new blockchain shipping solution      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
IBM and shipping giant Maersk having been working together for the last year developing a blockchain-based shipping solution called TradeLens. Today they moved the project from Beta into limited availability. Marie Wieck, GM for IBM Blockchain says the product provides a way to digitize every step of the global trade workflow, transforming it into a real-time communication […]
          Maersk, IBM say 94 organizations have joined blockchain trade platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Shipping group Maersk said on Thursday 94 companies and organizations have so far joined a blockchain platform developed with IBM aimed at boosting efficiency and limiting the enormous paper trail of global container shipping.

          Senior Financial Analyst - Datametrex AI Limited - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Implementing Blockchain technology for secure data transfers through our joint venture company, Graph Blockchain Limited, and Industrial scale cryptocurrency... $85,000 - $105,000 a year
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          Maersk, IBM say 94 organizations have joined blockchain trade platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Shipping group Maersk said on Thursday 94 companies and organizations have so far joined a blockchain platform developed with IBM aimed at boosting efficiency and limiting the enormous paper trail of global container shipping.

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          Ring-KDE 3.0.0 has been released      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hello Planet,

It has been some time. I come back from the shadows to announce the release of Ring-KDE 3.0.0, A GNU Ring.cx client. GNU Ring is a secure and distributed communication platform based on open standards. It weaves industry standard technologies to work together and provides audio calls, video conferences, chat, screen sharing and peer to peer file transfer between you and your friends. Additionally, its use of open standards allows to bridge to various other systems like the main phone network or SIP compatible devices.

When joining the GNU Ring, no servers or centralized accounts are needed. Beside an optional blockchain-based way to reserve your username against takeover, nothing leaves your device. All your data is kept under your control. Ring-KDE provides a simple wizard to help you create credentials or import your personal information from other devices.

This release is a full rewrite of the application to use more modern technologies such as touch support, QtQuick2 and KDE Kirigami adaptive widget framework. The old Ring-KDE was a fork of an older KDE application called SFLPhone. At the time, it was focused on being a office phone replacement for your KDE desktop instead of being a more generic multimedia communication software.

The screenshots below show the old SFLPhone/Ring-KDE 2.x versus Ring-KDE 3.0.0:

 

This blog entry wont try to list every single change from the 2.x series because
that’s too much amazement for a single post. A more useful introduction is how to use it.

Ring 2.x and the older SFLPhone versions used mostly the history and address book to select who to call. This made sense for a phone, but the newly expanded scope changes this. While they are both still available, from now on, the user interface is based on the timeline concept:

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Version 3.x also has better support for video, screen sharing and file streaming.

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Most relevant audio call features have been ported to the new application including multi-call support, hold, recording and notifications:

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The basic chat support has been replaced with an integrated timeline that contains all the calls, chat messages, video capture, recordings and eventually file transfer and images.

chat

Navigation has been revamped and is now using a search box as the primary way of finding your friends. It uses locally stored data to avoid uploading too much potentially private information to the cloud. Only looking for registered user names normally uses the internet. It is optionally possible to download this information locally, but it uses more disk, CPU and network resources to keep up-to-date.

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In the immediate future, the next few versions will try to fix bug, improve performance and catch up with recent improvements to Kirigami2, KDE own touch-friendly set of widgets and application design guidelines. Since beginning to work on Ring-KDE 3, Kirigami has made great progress, but Ring-KDE 3.0 still mostly reflects the state of the art from a year ago.

 

Download:

Ring-KDE can be built from source if the ring-daemon is also built from source. The source code for Ring-KDE 3.0.0 can be downloaded here.

For everyone else, Ring-KDE is available as an easy to use AppImage:

https://download.kde.org/stable/ring-kde/3.0.0/ring-kde_3.0.0_x86_64.appimage

To use the AppImage, download it, right click, choose Properties -> Permissions and check “is executable”, Then open the file. When using the AppImage, no other dependencies are required. If you also have another GNU Ring.cx like the Gnome client, please close it and run “killall dring” before executing the AppImage to avoid conflicts between the two versions.

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          Bitcoin analysis for 09/09/2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The agent of the US Drugs Agency (DEA) noted that the role of Bitcoin in crimes dropped to only 10 percent of transactions, while the number of transactions themselves increased dramatically - criminal activity using cryptocurrencies has fallen by 80 percent since 2013.

In the interview for one of the financial television, Special Agent DEA Lilita Infante - who is a member of the 10-member Cybercriminal Taskforce - said that the ratio of legal to illegal Bitcoin transactions in the last five years has turned: "The volume increased enormously, the number of transactions and the value of the dollar increased tremendously in the last years of criminal activity, but the ratio decreased".

The concept of criminals using cryptocurrencies as an alternative to cash has traditionally been the main argument used by those critical of the future of Bitcoin. Regulators also addressed the perception of using cryptocurrencies for illegal purposes, often related to terrorism and money laundering.

As the popularity of Bitcoin increased, the overwhelming majority of activity began to constitute a legal trade. Infante notes that most transactions are used for price speculation. She added that although focused on the privacy of altcoins are less fluid and more anonymous than Bitcoin, DEA still has ways to track currencies such as Monero and Zcash.

At the US House of Representatives' public meeting on digital resources in mid-July, Andreessen Horowitz, managing partner of Scott Kupor, suggested that Bitcoin is the best friend of law enforcement agencies because of the ability to track illegal transactions on Blockchain.

Let's now take a look at the Bitcoin technical picture at the H4 time frame. The market has plummeted to the level of $6,087, which is just above the technical support at the level of $6,034. Then the price bounced to $6,344 where the nearest technical resistance is, but the bearish pressure is still present on market. In a case of a further decrease, the next target level for bears is seen at $5,728.

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          Binance CEO teases demo of its new decentralized exchange desk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Leading cryptocurrency exchange desk Binance has been working on a new decentralized version of its platform for a couple of months now, and it appears CEO Changpeng Zhao is finally ready to share a glimpse into the upcoming project with the rest of the world. Earlier today, the Binance boss took to Twitter to showcase a brief demo of the “rough, pre-alpha” version of the Binance decentralized exchange. You can see the app in action in the YouTube footage below: As Zhao notes, the platform is currently all client-based and does not have a working graphical user interface (GUI). That is…

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Recent data suggests traditional venture capital (VC) firms are gradually starting to diversify their portfolios, investing in more cryptocurrency and blockchain projects than ever before. Not surprisingly, VC firms specializing in funding blockchain projects top the list. But traditional VC firms are slowly starting to catch up, making cryptocurrency-based investments a larger portion of their portfolios. Household names like 500 Startups and Andressen Horowitz have made the top 10 after showing continued interest in funding blockchain projects. The study – put together by Crypto Finance Conference and exclusively shared with Hard Fork – highlighted how traditional venture capitals are spreading…

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          Unicred investe em Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A tecnologia que traz uma nova era de relacionamento e confiança. A UNICRED, em conjunto com as empresas SKYID e SOUTH SYSTEM, foram convidadas pela UNISINOS para fazerem parte do grupo BLOCKCHAIN CoLab, cujo propósito [...]

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          3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Blockchain Technology      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Blockchain technology is still in its infancy. There is still massive potential for businesses to gain a competitive edge over their competitors by learning all there is to know about the technology before it becomes widespread. 
          BLOC President and CEO Shidan Gouran Selected to Lead an Educational Session at Major CES 2019 Event      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (CSE: BLOC, BLOC.CN, BLOC.CNX) (FSE: BWSP) (OTC: BLKCF) (“BLOC” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its President and CEO Shidan Gouran has been asked to present a tutorial session at the Digital Money Forum event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January of 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This […]
          First open smart speaker Volareo to launch, backed by blockchain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Binance CEO teases demo of its new decentralized exchange desk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Leading cryptocurrency exchange desk Binance has been working on a new decentralized version of its platform for a couple of months now, and it appears CEO Changpeng Zhao is finally ready to share a glimpse into the upcoming project with the rest of the world. Earlier today, the Binance boss took to Twitter to showcase a brief demo of the “rough, pre-alpha” version of the Binance decentralized exchange. You can see the app in action in the YouTube footage below: As Zhao notes, the platform is currently all client-based and does not have a working graphical user interface (GUI). That is…

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          Traditional VCs are finally investing in cryptocurrency and blockchain startups      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Recent data suggests traditional venture capital (VC) firms are gradually starting to diversify their portfolios, investing in more cryptocurrency and blockchain projects than ever before. Not surprisingly, VC firms specializing in funding blockchain projects top the list. But traditional VC firms are slowly starting to catch up, making cryptocurrency-based investments a larger portion of their portfolios. Household names like 500 Startups and Andressen Horowitz have made the top 10 after showing continued interest in funding blockchain projects. The study – put together by Crypto Finance Conference and exclusively shared with Hard Fork – highlighted how traditional venture capitals are spreading…

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          5 Impressive Ways Blockchain Can Transform WordPress Development      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

WordPress is world’s most popular CMS platform powering millions of websites, blogs, portals with different web aspirations and natures. Blockchain, on the other hand, is the most promising technology that emerged as a new way of democratising data for the benefit of security, accessibility, and utilisation. While the users regard WordPress as the most adaptive

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          [Webinar] Blockchain and the Food Supply Chain - August 21st, 1:00pm ET      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Blockchain technology is transforming business operations across industries far beyond payments and financial services. One compelling example is the food supply chain, where blockchain offers improved efficiency, transparency and proof of...
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          Blockchain Week in Review - July 2018 #3      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
U.S. Developments - Regulatory Updates - New York Stock Exchange Owner to Offer New Ways to Invest in Digital Assets - On August 3, the Intercontinental Exchange, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, announced that it will be...
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          NSE working on artificial intelligence to boost surveillance operations      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The exchange is harnessing machine learning, artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies to bring in operational efficiencies, improve delivery services and reduce costs.
          Los Angeles to host 2018 US China Blockchain and Digital Currency...      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The 2018 US China Blockchain and Digital Currency Conference at LAX Marriott Hotel on August 22, 2018 is organized by Blockchain China Connect, Artisan Business Group, Inc., and partnered with...

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          Overstock Stock Will Throw a Wild Pitch for Q2      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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OSTK stock is considered a blockchain investment. But a deeper look at Overstock.com reveals a flawed company that's about to deliver a wild Q2 report.

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          IBM-Maersk blockchain alliance cuts oceanic shipping times by 40% - CNET      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The TradeLens shipping partnership now has 94 partners, despite blockchain skeptics.
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          IBM and Maersk sign up users for blockchain-based global trade platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
IBM and transport and logistics outfit AP Moller-Maersk have signed up 94 organisations to their blo...
          Maersk, IBM say 94 organizations have joined blockchain trade platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Shipping group Maersk said on Thursday 94 companies and organizations have so far joined a blockchain platform developed with IBM aimed at boosting efficiency and limiting the enormous paper trail of global container shipping.

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          IBM teams with Maersk on new blockchain shipping solution      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
IBM and shipping giant Maersk having been working together for the last year developing a blockchain-based shipping solution called TradeLens. Today they moved the project from Beta into limited availability. Marie Wieck, GM for IBM Blockchain says the product provides a way to digitize every step of the global trade workflow, transforming it into a real-time communication […]
          Blockchain Gets Meaty: UK Food Standard Agency to Use Blockchain Technology in Their Food Supply Chain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

UK food regulator, the Food Standard Agency (FSA) made an announcement recently regarding the successful use of Blockchain technology in accomplishing their first pilot for using Blockchain to ensure compliance in the food sector. The pilot was tested successfully in a cattle slaughterhouse. Both the FSA and the slaughterhouse were allowed to access the data. […]

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          UK Housing Minister to Use Blockchain to Rebuild Societal Trust      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A report was released about Blockchain by the Housing Minister of UK, Eddie Hughes, recently, who urged the government to “show leadership” by making the exploration of Blockchain and its benefits a priority. Even though the government has confirmed that they’re investigating Blockchain’s potential in currently, it still remains unsure that if lawmakers will derive […]

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IBM and Maersk's blockchain platform TradeLens launches globally with 94 clients, says it has captured 154M+ shipping events during the 12-month trial  —  Cargo shipping giant Maersk and IBM announced TradeLens, a technology that applies blockchain technology to world's global supply chain.


          Maersk and IBM launch TradeLens blockchain shipping solution      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Maersk and IBM launch TradeLens blockchain shipping solution

AUGUST 9, 2018 — A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM have moved ahead with their previously announced plan to establish a joint venture to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade by using blockchain technology.

Today, they announced the creation of TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled shipping solution designed to promote more efficient and secure global trade, bringing together various parties to support information sharing and transparency, and spur industry-wide innovation.

As part of the TradeLens early adopter program, IBM and Maersk also announced that 94 organizations are actively involved or have agreed to participate on the TradeLens platform built on open standards.

The TradeLens ecosystem currently includes:

More than 20 port and terminal operators across the globe, including PSA Singapore, International Container Terminal Services Inc, Patrick Terminals, Modern Terminals in Hong Kong, Port of Halifax, Port of Rotterdam, Port of Bilbao, PortConnect, PortBase, and terminal operators Holt Logistics at the Port of Philadelphia, join the global APM Terminals' network in piloting the solution.

This accounts for approximately 234 marine gateways worldwide that have or will be actively participating on TradeLens.

Pacific International Lines (PIL) have joined Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd as global container carriers participating in the solution.

Customs authorities in the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Australia and Peru are participating, along with customs brokers Ransa and Güler & Dinamik.

Participation among beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) has grown to include Torre Blanca / Camposol and Umit Bisiklet.

Freight forwarders, transportation and logistics companies including Agility, CEVA Logistics, DAMCO, Kotahi, PLH Trucking Company, Ancotrans and WorldWide Alliance are also currently participating.

TradeLens uses IBM Blockchain technology as the foundation for digital supply chains, empowering multiple trading partners to collaborate by establishing a single shared view of a transaction without compromising details, privacy or confidentiality. Shippers, shipping lines, freight forwarders, port and terminal operators, inland transportation and customs authorities can interact more efficiently through real-time access to shipping data ad shipping documents, including IoT and sensor data ranging from temperature control to container weight.

Using blockchain smart contracts, TradeLens enables digital collaboration across the multiple parties involved in international trade. The trade document module, released under a beta program and called ClearWay, enables importers/exporters, customs brokers, trusted third parties such as Customs, other government agencies, and NGOs to collaborate in cross-organizational business processes and information exchanges, all backed by a secure, non-repudiable audit trail.

During the 12-month trial, Maersk and IBM worked with dozens of ecosystem partners to identify opportunities to prevent delays caused by documentation errors, information delays, and other impediments. One example demonstrated how TradeLens can reduce the transit time of a shipment of packaging materials to a production line in the United States by 40 percent, avoiding thousands of dollars in cost. Through better visibility and more efficient means of communicating, some supply chain participants estimate they could reduce the steps taken to answer basic operational questions such as "where is my container" from 10 steps and five people to, with TradeLens, one step and one person.

More than 154 million shipping events have been captured on the platform, including data such as arrival times of vessels and container "gate-in", and documents such as customs releases, commercial invoices and bills of lading. This data is growing at a rate of close to one million events per day. Traditionally, some of this data can be shared through the EDI systems commonly used in the supply chain industry but these systems are inflexible, complex, and can't share data in real-time. Too often, companies must still share documents via email attachment, fax and courier. TradeLens can track critical data about every shipment in a supply chain, and offers an immutable record among all parties involved.

"TradeLens uses blockchain technology to create an industry standard for the secure digitization and transmission of supply chain documents around the world," commented Peter Levesque, CEO of Modern Terminals. "This initiative will generate tremendous savings for our industry over time while enhancing global supply chain security. Modern Terminals is pleased to participate as a Network Member in testing this exciting shipping industry innovation."

"As a global logistics provider, CEVA sees a unique opportunity in TradeLens, joining forces with IBM, Maersk and other actors from our industry to promote global standards around an open and neutral solution, delivering on the promise of blockchain. It is an important step in our relentless journey to deliver increased value to all our customers and making business flow," said Christophe Cachat, CIO of CEVA Logistics.

"We believe blockchain can play an important role in digitizing global shipping, an area of the global economy that moves four trillion dollars of goods every year. However, success with the technology rests on a single factor –bringing the entire ecosystem together around a common approach that benefits all participants equally," said Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Global Industries, Solutions and Blockchain. "Our work with Maersk and other enterprises in the shipping ecosystem has shown that blockchain can be used to form a strong, connected network in which all members gain by sharing important data and that together we can transform a vital part of how global trade is conducted."

Joint collaboration model to maximize industry adoption

Since announcing the jointly developed solution to digitize global trade in January 2018, and based on feedback from various members of the global supply chain ecosystem who would like to adopt the technology, IBM and Maersk have modified the go to market model and will now deliver their solution through an extension of their pre-existing collaboration agreement instead of a joint venture.

"Our joint collaboration model allows us to better address key feedback from ecosystem participants while ensuring TradeLens interoperability and data protection among Maersk, IBM and all ecosystem participants," said Mike White, TradeLens leader for Maersk. "We strongly believe this will maximize industry adoption."

Standards discussions are actively underway with openshipping.org and work to align the TradeLens APIs with UN/CEFACT standards is in progress. The TradeLens APIs are open and available for developer access and feedback from participants in the platform.

The TradeLens solution is available today through the Early Adopter Program. TradeLens is expected to be fully commercially available by the end of this year.


          Keiretsu Forum Northwest Attracts Leading Blockchain, Investment and Business Speakers, Hundreds of Investors and Innovative Companies from around the U.S. for "Angel Capital Expo," August 23, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Socure Names Rhon Daguro Senior Vice President of Sales      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
...and blockchain to Socure's management team. "Rhon Daguro is a high performance sales executive who has helped build successful businesses with a focus on consumer-facing technologies," said Tom Thimot, CEO of Socure. "His combination of sales management expertise, industry ...

           SoundCloud pe blockchain: Un start-up a obținut 5 milioane de dolari pentru a descentraliza industria muzicii      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Startup-ul Audius vrea să elimine intermediarii din industria muzicii, astfel încât artiștii să fie plătiți în mod corect. Condus de un antreprenorul în serie DJ Ranidu Lankage, startup-ul dezvoltă o alternativă bazată pe tehnologia din spatele bitcoin — blockchain la Spotify sau SoundCloud.
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          Caldwell Creates Blockchain Advisory Council      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Toronto-based Caldwell has launched a blockchain advisory council aimed at driving the understanding, integration and implementation of blockchain technologies. The new offering for clients is in partnership with blockchain consulting firm, BTblock. “Blockchain technologies carry the potential for substantial impact within our client’s organizations, as they can enable the strategic reorganization of workflows and related structures,”

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          Alto.io Expands Platform to Run on Hedera Hashgraph Distributed Public Ledger      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SINGAPORE, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Alto.io (https://alto.io) announced that it will add support for the Hedera Hashgraph public distributed ledger platform for its blockchain game platform launching later this year. Alto's software suite includes the Alto Forge, a tool that...


          Etherparty Exploring Qtum Integration into Crowdsale Creation Platform, Rocket      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

VANCOUVER, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian blockchain technology company Etherparty Smart Contracts, Inc. ("Etherparty") has announced it is exploring a collaboration with Qtum, the Singapore-based proof-of-stake (POS) blockchain and smart contract platform. Etherparty's research and ...


          The perfect storm: building a crypto-utopia in Puerto Rico – video      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In a time of vulnerability, crypto investors are moving to Puerto Rico to create an entirely new economic system. Attracted by lucrative tax incentives, they plan to regenerate the island using blockchain technology. But not all of the locals support their bold plans.

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          94 Companies Join IBM and Maersk's Blockchain Supply Chain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TradeLens has attracted a wide variety of entities ranging from port operators and customs authorities to logistics companies and even rival carriers.
          Barclays Is Pitting Blockchains Against Each Other (For a Cause)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The bank's DerivHack event will attempt to suss out which of the major enterprise DLT platforms works best for derivatives life cycle smart contracts.
          Now a Nearly $1 Billion Blockchain, Tezos Is Slowly Building Up Its Security      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In the third week after opening its network security up to community involvement, Tezos' beta launch has been surprisingly smooth.
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Shipping group Maersk said on Thursday 94 companies and organizations have so far joined a blockchain platform developed with IBM aimed at boosting efficiency and limiting the enormous paper trail of global container shipping.The industry has seen little innovation since the container was invented i
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          Usman Sheikh named one of Canada’s top 25 most influential lawyers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Usman Sheikh, partner and leader of Gowling WLG’s Blockchain & Smart Contracts Group in Canada, has been named among the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers by Canadian Lawyer. Published annually, Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers list celebrates the lawyers who have had the greatest positive impact on the Canadian legal profession. Sheikh was recognized in […]

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          Alto.io lets devs build blockchain items for games on Hedera Hashgraph      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Alto.io wants to get consumers to start embracing cryptocurrency and blockchain in a bigger way. So the company announced it will support the Hedera Hashgraph platform with its own application that makes commerce possible. Alto.io has created a tool, the Alto Forge, that enables game and app developers to mint non-fungible, fully tradeable crypto items […]


          Maersk, IBM Launch Blockchain Shipping Supply Chain Platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Don Tapscott, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute, joins Coral Health Advisory Team

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          En plena caída de las criptomonedas, Opera anuncia una cartera integrada en su navegador de escritorio      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Opera Crypto

En las últimas horas las criptomonedas han sufrido otra importante caída, con el Bitcoin perdiendo más del 8% de su valor en estos momentos y el Ethereum cayendo un 10%. Sin embargo, Opera ha considerado que es el momento perfecto para anunciar la llegada de una cartera de criptomonedas nativa a su versión para escritorio.

Este monedero virtual admite Ethereum, sus tokens y coleccionables, y se sincroniza con la cartera de Opera with Crypto Wallet, la versión de su navegador para Android con soporte de criptomonedas que aún está en fase beta. Con este movimiento, la empresa termina de redoblar sus esfuerzos por convertirse en el primer navegador de los grandes en implementar un wallet que funciona tanto en móvil como en PC sin necesidad de recurrir a aplicaciones de terceros.

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"Al agregar un monedero de criptomonedas directamente en el navegador, eliminamos la necesidad de extensiones complejas o aplicaciones separadas", ha dicho Charles Hamel, jefe de producto de Opera Crypto. "Abrir el navegador de PC para cifrar marca el segundo paso de Opera hacia la creación de criptomonedas y la Web 3.0 convencional".

Desde la empresa aseguran que este movimiento ha venido después de la buena aceptación de su primer lanzamiento para móviles Android. De hecho el control principal de la cartera seguirá en tu Android. Podrás iniciar una compra con criptomonedas mediante el navegador del escritorio, pero siempre te pedirá verificar tu identidad en el móvil utilizando el sensor de huellas dactilares.

De esta manera, Opera también intenta ir un poco más allá en la gestión de los wallets de criptomonedas haciendo prescindible la utilización de unas frases que pueden olvidarse o robarse, sustituyéndolas por un método biométrico de identificación.

Los fondos y activos de tu cartera, así como las claves asociadas a ellos, se almacenarán localmente en el móvil del usuario en vez de en un servidor remoto. Luego, para habilitar la cartera en el navegador del escritorio habrá que escanear un código QR, un mecanismo bastante similar al que utilizan para la sincronización con el PC aplicaciones como WhatsApp.

Una cartera de criptomonedas que llegará "pronto"

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Pese al inestable inicio de año que están viviendo las criptomonedas, en Opera parecen decididos a seguir apostando por ellas. De hecho, aseguran creer que la tecnología del blockchain tiene el potencial para transformar la web del mañana, y por eso quiere facilitar su utilización eliminando algunas de sus principales barreras.

Eso sí, si quieres empezar a probar esta nueva función vas a necesitar un poco de paciencia, porque de momento se han limitado a decir que se implementará "pronto" para todos los usuarios. Mientras tanto, si estás interesado en probar esta función puedes registrarte en esta web para acceder a la beta.

Vía | Opera
En Genbeta | Opera lanza un navegador que integra su propia cartera de criptomonedas


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Yale research proposes factors for crypto price predictionP&gt; From Cointelegraph: Yale University financial experts have suggested a system of factors to predict price trends in major cryptocurrencies, according to an official statement by YaleNews Aug. 6. The new study was conducted by Yale ...
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          Decentralized Wikipedia rival ditches Ethereum to launch on the EOS blockchain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Following botched plans to launch on Ethereum, decentralized encyclopedia Everipedia has announced its operation is going live on the EOS blockchain. Everipedia wants to rival Wikipedia by offering a truly open and censorship-free database of information. Its developers claim that Wikipedia suffers from too many regulations and “bureaucratic-type overseers” that make it “attractive only to a relatively small portion of potential encyclopedia writers.” There is an inherent connection between the two platforms, too: particularly the presence of Dr. Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia, who is Everipedia’s chief information officer (CIO). The hope that Everipedia will benefit from EOS’s supposed decentralized nature –…

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I shit you not! Budding blockchain startup TRON has entered into a strategic partnership with smart toilet supplier Moshroom that culminate in the production of blockchain-powered lavatories. Ok, there’s obviously more to this story than meets the eye. Blockchain in this instance is used to provide infrastructure for micro-payments – to pay for the use of one of these toilets. Moshroom will provide the toilet, Tron provide the blockchain. Joking aside, TRON and Moshroom are addressing some of the most challenging issues for developing socieities. In many developing countries, people do not have easy access to clean and safe places…

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          Now a Nearly $1 Billion Blockchain, Tezos Is Slowly Building Up Its Security      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The number of Tezos bakers is on the rise.

The protocol's term for a validator (its equivalent of bitcoin's miners), bakers are crucial to ensuring the nascent network's security. And that's all the more necessary given the value of the funds at stake.

Sinceraising $232 million in 2017, the protocol has hada very bumpy path to getting off the ground. Once live, though, it's become a top 20 blockchain by market capitalization, with a valuation consistently above $1 billion. Furthermore, there's been little out of the ordinary happening on the new blockchain.

Watching the amount of tokens staked to validate and the number of people taking part is probably the best way early on to assess the stability of the new network.

"I've been particularly impressed with the role the community has played in this process," Mike Reinhart of Obsidian Systems, which is building software for bakers, told CoinDesk in an email.

So far, it's been a smooth increase in bakers overall.

There are 108 bakers working on Tezos, as of this writing, besides the nodes run by the Tezos Foundation, according to TzScan.io, a block explorer for the protocol. At launch, all validation was run by the Tezos Foundation, butthat opened up with the seventh cycle (each cycle runs roughly every three days).

This is only the third week that the protocol has been operational. It's difficult to draw any big conclusions from either the limited growth or the limited attrition so far.

But the number seems to be growing as services come along to make it easier for holders of XTZ to participate. It takes 10,000 XTZ to serve as a baker (what the creators call a "roll"), plus a little technical know-how and a good internet connection.

At current prices, that's roughly $15,000 in cryptocurrency, but if the holder has a long position in tezos, then baking gives them a way to earn additional income while they sit on their tokens.

The number of rolls staked for baking has been increasing steadily as well, helped in part by the growth in delegation services. For holders that don't have $15,000 in cryptocurrency to dedicate to baking, the protocol also allows for users to delegate their tokens to a service in order to earn rewards. TzScan lists 36 companies that offer baking services so far.

It also shows three bakers that have already dropped out of providing delegation services: TZ Baker, Tezos MX and, most recently, XTEZ.

Fear of a centralized protocol

Still, two bakers on the platform represent about 20 percent of all the staked XTZ.

On the other hand, the foundation's nodes have already dropped to less than 50 percent of the total network. In the current cycle, the other 107 bakers make up 32.8 percent of the xtz staked for validation.

However, due to the way delegation on Tezos works, there's a delay from when a user decides to delegate tokens and when they really start working. Tzscan makes it possible to look several cycles ahead, and five cycles down the road , at cycle 17, (about 15 days away) those large delegation services are losing market share.

"First, they've shown a strong inclination to bake themselves: 46 percent (202/435) of all potential bakers in cycle 17 have only one-to-two rolls," Obsidian's Reinhart told CoinDesk.

Obsidian Systems makes secure software for secure baking, with support from the Tezos Foundation . It's currently command line only software, but a graphical user interface is in the works.

It's not the only member of the community to do so. Stephen Andrews has also built BakeChain , free software for windows computers available on Github.

Nevertheless, there are those who suspect the current architecture will tend toward centralization. Meltem Demirors of CoinShares, has critiqued the concentration of xtz among the very largest holders.

"There are a number of new services springing up, but we see the trend moving towards consolidation which is concerning," Demirors, who is a partner with a delegation service called Tezzigator, told CoinDesk.

Delegation ain't easy

"What we're seeing is people beginning to grasp the real implications of being an aggregator of proxy votes it's expensive and only works at scale," Demirors argued.

The delegates that have dropped out haven't provided a lot of visibility into their reasoning, but one company providing the service offered its perspective on the challenges of the business.

Awa Sun Yin of Switzerland-based Cryptium Labs has 47 rolls in its baking node, as of this writing. Yin identified three categories of challenges faced by a new delegation service, not all of which might be obvious out the outset. She broke them down into legal, infrastructure and development categories.

Not every new delegator might immediately realize that it's better to establish a legal entity. Once they have, that might persuade some to pull out.

Here in the early days of Tezos, she also pointed out that there's a lot of software updates to the protocol coming quickly that delegation services have to keep up with. Couple this with the fact that there aren't enough open source tools to automate all processes that could be automated for a delegator yet.

"The biggest struggle with maintaining the baking infrastructure is related to software upgrades," she wrote. "These releases are hard to foresee and sometimes the releases are critical, as they might have patched a security vulnerability."

In other words, it's just not as easy as setting up some code on a computer and letting it run.

That said, she added:

"As the technology has been recently launched, there is a lot of room for both development and community contributions. With time, and the right participation, it will get much better."

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maersk blockchainCOPENHAGEN, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Shipping group Maersk said on Thursday 94 companies and organizations have so far joined a blockchain platform developed with IBM aimed at boosting efficiency and limiting the enormous paper trail of global container shipping. The industry has seen little innovation since the container was invented in the 1950s, and cross-border […]
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A global consortium of automakers, including BMW, Ford and Renault, have announced that they will work with blockchain start-up The DAV Foundation in a bid to make networks of fully autonomous electric vehicles (EVs) commonplace by 2021.
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          IBM-Maersk blockchain effort builds with nearly 100 users      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  Maersk and IBM have fleshed out their designs for an industry-wide blockchain solution – an open-source platform called TradeLens. There are a host of other blockchain initiatives in development, but as one stakeholder noted, they joined the Maersk-IBM venture based of Maersk’s history of innovation and IBM’s technological prowess, which...
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          About knowchain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Knowchain is a two-layered blockchain platform that powers decentralized Applications (dApps) and real-world transactions by Smart Contracts and Additional Information attached on-chain.

The first layer carries out the worth or value transactions at a very fast rate, while the second layer stands to store additional information or codes of the smart contract. On Knowchain, this additional information comes as Ano units or Ano contracts.
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The two layers of the blockchain will likely be managed by more than 1 consensus algorithms with the idea of creating an Ultranode system to supervise the second layer and to supply extra companies to the community as Info Verification, On the spot Ship, Personal Ship, and many others.
There are basically five types of possible transactions on the blockchain. You can transfer Know tokens, create a smart contract (including Ano units), Attach Ano units, Request Service on Ano units, and Vote for Delegates.
Also, there are also 3 special types of transaction on Knowchain: Register as Delegates, Register as Ultranodes and Register as Service Ultranodes.
Apart from the features available for building dApps, and the ability to attach additional info, the second layer allows repeat-users to save and re-use the information they attached to Knowchain previously. That way, regular users who have had transactions in the past do not need to add details for a transaction the second time. This eliminates the need for sidechains such as IFPS and is useful for companies and institutions to store customer data on the blockchain. So come to join us.
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Graham Neary wrote:

Good morning!

We are expecting news in the next day or so from House of Fraser, where Sky News reports that PwC has been negotiating on behalf of its lenders and bondholders, trying to arrange a buyout.

In the absence of a deal, the company is likely to fall into administration and threaten 17,500 jobs. A reminder of how tough things are out there!

Talk soon

Graham



Today I have been looking at:



Argo Blockchain (LON:ARB)

  • Share price: 12p (+1%)
  • No. of shares: 294 million
  • Market cap: £35 million

Agreement to Expand Mining Capacity

This report normally talks about "good" companies but I feel compelled to mention this £25 million IPO, another symptom of the mass mis-allocation of capital associated with cryptocurrency.

It's shocking to me that some blue-chip institutions were coaxed into backing it.

Let's suppose...
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          Blockchain Data Now Has Legal Bearing in the State of Ohio      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Governor John Kasich from the Midwestern state of Ohio signed a bill this week that formally recognizes data recorded on a blockchain and electronic signatures as having legal bearing in a court of law. The state joins Vermont and Arizona, two states that have already passed laws that recognize blockchain-based transactions. Also read: Philippines Building Crypto...

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          The Blockchain Is a Tempting Target for Central Banks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

For the past several years, one of the most consistent themes in the world of of central banking has been the ongoing drive to incorporate blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies into the central bankers’ tool kit. The mysterious potential of the blockchain has tempted central banks around the world into a wide range of experiments with the new technology, and in a previous Mises Wire article as recently as late-2016, I discussed the Bank of England’s plan to mint its own Bitcoin-style cryptocurrency for use in inter-bank payments. Although that plan has now been shelved for the foreseeable future, the general overhaul of the Bank of England’s payments systems has continued and moved in new directions, with attempts to incorporate distributed ledger technologies having now taken on a different character.

It was these attempts which led to the recent publication of a report which announced that, when it rolls out its new Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system, the Bank of England will break with established norms by allowing blockchain-based FinTech firms to access that system.

An RTGS system is a specialist funds transfer service which “ essentially forms the foundation ” of all of the activities of Britain’s central bank. The Bank of England’s RTGS system facilitates instantly-cleared, high-value transfers of money (usually central bank reserves) and securities between financial institutions, in order to maintain the liquidity of Britain’s financial system on a minute-by-minute basis. Britain’s RTGS system facilitates around half a trillion pounds worth of inter-bank transactions every day, a number equivalent to almost a third of the UK’s total annual GDP, with the money used in the system currently being comprised of around £300 billion of electronic central bank reserves, plus around a fifth of that amount in physical banknotes.

Access to the Bank of England’s RTGS system has previously been a special privilege of banks and other such traditional, large financial institutions. So why is the Bank of England now planning to open the system up to a new generation of tech startups based around the decidedly non-traditional payments system of the blockchain? The Bank of England’s report on its decision offers few clues to the underlying reasons for the shift, mainly concerning itself with vague and generic statements about the need to “meet the challenges posed by a rapidly changing landscape” by offering “a diverse and flexible range of settlement models, to enable existing and emerging payment infrastructures to access central bank money”. It is certainly true that Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has been adamant in his desire to modernise the Bank’s RTGS system, with the current “ambitious rebuild” representing one of the key endeavours of his tenure. But Carney himself could certainly not be described as an enthusiastic supporter of blockchain technology, and has been outspoken in his criticisms of cryptocurrencies in the past , viewing them as a largely criminal ‘Wild West’ of the modern monetary system, in dire need of the taming influence of civilisation.

However, this very distaste for the current state of the crypto-economy could provide some clues to the motivations behind the decision to bring blockchain-based firms into the fold. Aside from its role of controlling the British money supply and interest rates, the second most important function of the Bank of England is its role as the key regulator of Britain’s financial system. It is entirely possible that, by inviting these new blockchain-based firms into the Procrustean bed of ‘respectable’ British finance, the Bank of England is hoping to be able to extend its regulatory power over the newly emerging frontier of cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology. This interpretation seems to be borne out by a speech given by Carney on the subject of cryptocurrencies, this March. After decrying the supposed tendency of private cryptocurrencies toward debasement and use by criminals, Carney seemed to hint that appropriate controls could be placed on the growing blockchain economy by incorporating it into the mainstream financial sector, which Carney’s Bank of England regulates. “The time has come to hold the crypto-asset ecosystem to the same standards as the rest of the financial system. Being part of the financial system brings enormous privileges, but with them great responsibilities.” Just two months after giving this speech, the Bank of England began running ‘Proof of Concept’ tests with a handful of blockchain-based FinTech startups — Baton Systems, Clearmatics Technologies Ltd, Token, and R3 — which led to this decision to allow blockchain-based firms access to the Bank’s RTGS system.

Another possible motivation behind the decision could be to extend the Bank of England’s influence over interest rates into the developing crypto-economy. When the Bank of England lends out central bank reserves to private banks, through the RTGS system, the borrowing banks have to pay the ‘Bank Rate’ of interest on those borrowed reserves, which is one of the few interest rates in the economy which the Bank of England actually directly controls. The greater the number of private banks who are, through the RTGS, made to pay the ‘Bank Rate’ of interest on borrowed reserves, the more the Bank of England is able to indirectly influence the constellation of other interest rates throughout the economy. This recent decision to give blockchain-based firms easier access to central bank reserves, by opening the RTGS system to them, could reflect the Bank of England’s desire to extend its influence over interest rates into the new frontier of crypto-based finance.

Regardless of the motivation, this recent decision represents only the latest development in central banks’ ongoing experimentation with distributed ledger technologies. If we wish to preserve the explicitly anti-statist intentions of the founders of the modern crypto-economy, special attention must be paid to how states and their monetary Tzars attempt to grapple with the blockchain and its implications in the future.


          SoundCloud on the blockchain? Audius raises $5.5M to decentralize music      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Audius wants to cut the middlemen out of music streaming so artists get paid their fair share. Coming out of stealth today led by serial entrepreneur and DJ Ranidu Lankage, Audius is building a blockchain-based alternative to Spotify or SoundCloud. Users will pay for Audius tokens or earn them by listening to ads. Their wallet […]
          Ring-KDE 3.0.0 has been released      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

It has been some time. I come back from the shadows to announce the release of Ring-KDE 3.0.0, A GNU Ring.cx client. GNU Ring is a secure and distributed communication platform based on open standards. It weaves industry standard technologies to work together and provides audio calls, video conferences, chat, screen sharing and peer to peer file transfer between you and your friends. Additionally, its use of open standards allows to bridge to various other systems like the main phone network or SIP compatible devices.

When joining the GNU Ring, no servers or centralized accounts are needed. Beside an optional blockchain-based way to reserve your username against takeover, nothing leaves your device. All your data is kept under your control. Ring-KDE provides a simple wizard to help you create credentials or import your personal information from other devices.

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Also: Ring-KDE 3.0 Released To Use The GNU's Distributed Communication Platform


          Maersk, IBM say 94 organizations have joined blockchain trade platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Shipping group Maersk said on Thursday 94 companies and organizations have so far joined a blockchain platform developed with IBM aimed at boosting efficiency and limiting the enormous paper trail of global container shipping.

          5 ways real estate can be transformed with a blockchain approach      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The real estate market has seen steady growth the past few years, and is showing no signs of slowing down. The commercial real estate industry alone is expected to reach $414 billion in commercial transactions next year.

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          Bitcoin y la crisis económica: En otra crisis financiera, tendríamos mucho menos margen de maniobra      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  Después del colapso de 2008, el alcance de la política monetaria es limitado, las naciones están divididas y el populismo está en aumento. Esta pudo haber sido la génesis de la tecnología blockchain-bitcoin,...
          Суд впервые в российской судебной практике признал криптовалюту биткоин имуществом      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Арбитражный суд Москвы впервые в российской судебной практике признал криптовалюту биткоин имуществом. Об этом пишет LIFE. Решение было принято в рамках рассмотрения дела о банкротстве физлица. Решением суда в конкурсную массу должника включено содержание его криптокошелька на ресурсе Blockchain, где находилось 0,2 биткоина.

Должник настаивал, что в России правовой статус криптовалют не определен, поскольку они не признаны государством. Однако по мнению его финансового управляющего, если суд откажется включить криптовалюту должника в конкурсную массу, тот сможет «прятать имущество в биткоины» от кредиторов.

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          The Blockchain Trilemma      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The blockchain trilemma
In The economics of blockchains Markus K Brunnermeier and Joseph Abadi (BA) write:
much of the innovation in blockchain technology has been aimed at wresting power from centralised authorities or monopolies. Unfortunately, the blockchain community’s utopian vision of a decentralised world is not without substantial costs. In recent research, we point out a ‘blockchain trilemma’ – it is impossible for any ledger to fully satisfy the three properties shown in Figure 1 simultaneously (Abadi and Brunnermeier 2018). In particular, decentralisation has three main costs: waste of resources, scalability problems, and network externality inefficiencies.
Below the fold, some commentary.

BA's conclusion (reformatted):
The blockchain trilemma highlights the key economic trade-offs in designing a ledger. Traditional ledgers, managed by a single entity, forgo the desired feature of decentralisation. A centralised ledger writer is incentivised to report honestly because he does not wish to jeopardise his future profits and franchise value. Blockchains can eliminate the rents extracted by centralised intermediaries through two types of competition: free entry of writers and fork competition. Decentralisation comes at the cost of efficiency, however.
  • Free entry completely erodes writers' future profits and franchise values. The ledger's correctness must rely on the purely static incentives provided by proof of work.
  • Fork competition facilitates competition between ledgers but can lead to instability and produce too many ledgers.
Furthermore, the ideal of decentralisation may be unattainable when substantial legal enforcement by the government is necessary ... for the blockchain to function properly.
In their paper Blockchain Economics Abadi and Brunnermeier write:
Finally, we informally make the important point that while blockchains guarantee transfers of ownership, some sort of enforcement is required to ensure transfers of possession.
When banks were fraudulently transferring ownership by foreclosing on mortgages by robosigning, they had to get the assistance of sheriffs to obtain possession. The problem with MERS, the record-keeping system that enabled the frauds, was not that it was centralized, but that it was subject to "garbage in, garbage out".

The first thing to note is that, as Eric Budish has shown in The Economic Limits Of Bitcoin And The Blockchain, the high cost of adding a block to a chain is not an unfortunate side-effect, it is essential to maintaining the correctness of the chain, and limits the value of the largest transaction it is safe to allow into the chain. This supports BA's analysis that if the system is decentralized and correct it must be inefficient.

Second, BA's analysis is of Platonic ideal blockchains, for which the assumption holds that miners are abundant and independent, and decentralization is an achievable goal:
  • Miners of successful blockchains in the real world, such as Bitcoin's and Ethereum's, are not independent; they collude in a few large mining pools to achieve reasonably smooth income. The two largest Bitcoin pools are apparently both controlled by Bitmain. They only have to collude with one other pool to mount a 51% attack.
  • Miners of less successful blockchains may be independent but they are not abundant. The availability of mining-as-a-service means 51% attacks on these chains are becoming endemic.
In practice decentralized and secure is not an achievable goal. The security of a successful blockchain rests on the reluctance of the dominant pools to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. Or, to put it another way, far from being trustless, users of a successful blockchain must trust the humans controlling the dominant pools. Not to mention the core developers.

Mine the Gap: Bitcoin and the Maintenance of Trustlessness by Gili Vidan and Vili Lehdonvirta (VL) examines how the belief in the trustless nature of blockchains is maintained despite the fact that they aren't decentralized or, in practice, immutable:
The division between tangible, knowable core code, considered as internal to the Bitcoin ecosystem, and the disruptive actions of actors outside of what constitutes the core allows for the network to maintain its narrative of algorithmic decentralization when facing contradictory evidence. Why do users continue to trust in code, especially in this particular code, in the face of such breakdowns?
From VL's abstract:
In contrast to the discourse, we find that power is concentrated to critical sites and individuals who manage the system through ad hoc negotiations, and who users must therefore implicitly trust—a contrast we call Bitcoin’s “promissory gap.” But even in the face of such contradictions between premise and reality, the discourse is maintained. We identify four authorizing strategies used in this work
The first of the strategies is:
the collapse of users and their representations on the network into the aggregation of CPUs that power the network. This ambiguity with regards to the identity of the Bitcoin community — individual human actors or their dedicated machines — allows the network to be portrayed as a self-regulating system not susceptible to human foibles, and simultaneously as an enabler of direct action. Under the edict of ‘one-CPU-one-vote,’ any incident within the Bitcoin network is at once the expected result of running the protocol and the enforcement of an expressed consensus of its users. The Bitcoin protocol reimagines its constituency as amass of CPUs.
The second is market liberalism ideology:
the assumption of rational, self-interested agents. When CPUs as stand-ins for a mass of individual users appeared to have been accumulated at the hands of a single actor such as GHash.IO, both the pool operators and the core developers issued statements to reassure users that it would not be in the pool’s rational self-interest to undermine the network or to go over the 51 percent threshold. ... Developers did not hesitate to predict what the pools would or would not do based on rational choice, even though the original developer had failed to predict the (rational) emergence of pools in the first place.
The third is trust in experts(!):
The belief that cryptographic know-how should grant particular actors in the network governing power enables the simultaneous elevation of Nakamoto’s paper as the ultimate authority of keeping the network within the bounds of its intended purpose, and the acceptance of the Core Development Team as the legitimate body to carry out updates of the code. A commitment to technocratic order first enrolls users in the network through the promise of a decentralized system that ensures the need to trust no-one, and then, when the system’s unsettled and unpredictable nature becomes visible, the technocratic order privileges certain actors as legitimate holders of centralized power until the infrastructure can be stabilized again. Collapsing the difference between users and CPUs further facilitates this technocratic structure, because if the Bitcoin network is composed of machines, then who better to rule it than engineers.
The final strategy is "its just a bug":
The fourth and final discursive strategy is casting problems as temporary bugs that will not be present in the final, ideal version of the code. Instead of critically reflecting on the shortcomings of the ‘trust in code’ narrative, participants are asked to ignore contradictions as limitations of a particular implementation of the code. Sites of centralized power are cast not as inherent consequences of the architecture, as features of it, but rather as temporary shortcomings to be overcome in later iterations of the code, as bugs to be patched. Bitcoin’s and blockchain’s initial appeal comes from the promise of a one-time buy-in into infallible code, which will be from that moment on fixed, knowable, and autonomous. Once issues of centralization emerge, however, the code then becomes a malleable experiment, subject to iterations and improvements to address the temporary aberration. If anything is maintained as fixed, it is the belief that trustlessness can be engineered, the belief that Nakamoto’s elegant vision is almost within reach through minor technical adjustments. Participants are asked to trust if not this version of the code, then the next one, in perpetuity. It is of no consequence whether solutions are in sight today, because the peer production model will keep iterating until they are.
Thus as problems appear, such as the uselessness of Bitcoin for actual transactions, fixes such as the Lighting Network are layered on top of the inadequate underlying technology. And when problems are found in the Lightning Network, such as the difficulty of routing leading to the emergence of centralized "banks", another layer will be created. Layering can be an independent activity, whereas fixing the underlying technology involves obtaining consensus from its governance structure. The history of Bitcoin's blocksize shows how difficult this can be.
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💻Microsoft представил блокчейн-проект Ethereum on Azure.

Во вторник Microsoft анонсировал новый BaaS-продукт Ethereum on Azure, который позволяет команиям использовать всю гибкую версию Ethereum, сделанную специально под нужды их бизнеса. Он не использует алгоритм консенсуса Proof-of-Work, следовательно и не требует майнинга. Вместо этого используется proof-of-authority (доказательство валидатором).

🔌Администраторы сети смогут использовать внутрисетевое голосование для того, чтобы прозрачно проголосовать и менять валидаторов.

#ProofOfWork #ProofOfAuthority #Ethereum #Azure #Microsoft #проект #сети #блокчейн #криптовалюта #криптовалюты #крипта #блокчейн #blockchain #криптопёс - crypto-pes.ru/?p=2550


          FTC to Commence Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
On August 6, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published a notice seeking public comment as to whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies or international developments might require adjustments to competition and consumer protection law, enforcement priorities and policy. The notice, published in the Federal Register, does not specifically mention blockchain or distributed ledger technology specifically, but the broad list of topics that the FTC lists as areas in which it seeks comments could easily accommodate market developments due to the emergence of blockchain technology and related applications.  The topics on which the FTC seeks comments include: the state of antitrust and consumer protection law and enforcement; competition and consumer protection issues in communication, information and media technology networks; the identification and measurement of market power and entry barriers, and the…
          Decentralized Wikipedia rival ditches Ethereum to launch on the EOS blockchain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Following botched plans to launch on Ethereum, decentralized encyclopedia Everipedia has announced its operation is going live on the EOS blockchain. Everipedia wants to rival Wikipedia by offering a truly open and censorship-free database of information. Its developers claim that Wikipedia ... Reported by The Next Web 3 hours ago.
          TRON redefines ‘shitcoin’ by putting smart toilets on the blockchain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I shit you not! Budding blockchain startup TRON has entered into a strategic partnership with smart toilet supplier Moshroom that culminate in the production of blockchain-powered lavatories. Ok, there’s obviously more to this story than meets the eye. Blockchain in this instance is used ... Reported by The Next Web 3 hours ago.
          CRYPTOFINANCE.CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Auction Type: BuyNow, Auction End Time: 11/08/2018 04:55 PM (PDT), Price: $19,999, Number of Bids: 0, Domain Age: 0, Description: Blockchain buzzwords won't sell for this low in the near future. Willing to let it go for $19,999, or best offer. Imagine buying Cars.com in the 90's. Now, its worth over $800 Million USD!, Traffic: 0, Valuation: $0, IsAdult: false
          BLOCKCHAINFINANCE.CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Auction Type: BuyNow, Auction End Time: 11/08/2018 05:02 PM (PDT), Price: $19,999, Number of Bids: 0, Domain Age: 0, Description: Selling Blockchain buzzword for a reasonable price of $19,999. Blockchain is regarded as a technology that will save banks Billions in payment processing in the near future. Selling for aforementioned price or best offer., Traffic: 0, Valuation: $0, IsAdult: false
          Eric Larchevêque, l'âme de Ledger      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A 44 ans, ce fils d'industriel passionné d'électronique se donne cinq ans pour faire de Ledger un géant technologique européen des applications de la blockchain.
          #Bittrex : Record number of #UDRP filings for its #blockchain product      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bittrex, Inc. is a global leader in the blockchain revolution. According to their web site, at Bittrex.com: “We operate the premier U.S.-based blockchain trading platform, which is designed for customers who demand lightning-fast trade execution, dependable digital wallets, and industry-leading security practices.” The company’s registered trademark, BITTREX, has been used repeatedly, in order to file […]

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          Bitcoin Boomtown: Major Cryptocurrency Firm Investing $500M in Tiny Texas Town      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Halfway between Austin and College Station you’ll find Rockdale, population 5,628. The tiny Texas town has long been known as home to a large Alcoa aluminum smelting facility, where the furnace's fire has been out since 2008. Cryptocurrency and blockchain data firm Bitmain is about to bring the heat of a new industry, forged in the digital age, back to struggling Rockdale with a seven-year, $500 million investment the company said would create...
          Central Banks Eye Blockchain Technology      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Take heed to how monetary Tzars incorporate pro-liberty tech
          iOS Developer - Overstock.com - Ireland, WV      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Experience working in a Web-based eCommerce technology environment. Do you want to make an impact on the future of eCommerce and blockchain technologies?...
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           - Indien: neuer Blockchain-Bezirk in Hyderabad geplant      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In Hyderabad plant die Regierung des indischen Bundesstaates Telangana den Aufbau eines eigenen Stadtteils für Startups mit dem Schwerpunkt auf die Blockchain-Technologie. Um neuen Unternehmen dieser Branche zu helfen, ging man eine Partnerschaft mit der ortsansässigen Mahindra Satyam AG ein, die ihren Kunden diverse IT-Dienstleistungen anbietet.
          Тема электронных документов на предстоящей ежегодной конференции Общества американских архивистов      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Данная заметка была опубликована 26 июля 2018 года на блоге bloggERS! секции электронных документов Общества американских архивистов (SAA).

Всего несколько недель осталось до того, как в столице США начнётся ежегодная 2018 года встреча членов Общества американских архивистов (SAA), и мы предлагаем список тех сессий,  которые могут быть особенно интересны для членов секции электронных документов. В этом году программа конференции многое предлагает архивистам, имеющим дело с электронно-цифровыми материалами и технологиями и решающим сложные актуальные вопросы, связанные с обеспечением прозрачности и доступности, а также специфические проблемы, касающиеся определенных форматов, такие, как веб-архивирование и управление документами в социальных сетях. На других сессиях будут рассматриваться потенциальные возможности и проблемные вопросы, связанные с новыми технологиями, такими, как блокчейн, искусственный интеллект и машинное обучение.

И, конечно же, обязательно включите в свои планы участие в ежегодно собрании членов секции электронных документов (Electronic Records Section, ERS)! В этом году в повестку дня включены блиц-доклады финансируемых Институтом музейно-библиотечных услуг (Institute of Museum and Library Services, IMLS, https://www.imls.gov/ - независимый орган правительства США, оказывающий поддержку музеям и библиотекам всех видов – Н.Х.) проектов OSSArcFlow и «Коллекции как данные» (Collections as Data), а также исследовательской группы «Уровни доступа» (Levels of Access) Федерации электронных библиотек (Digital Library Federation, DLF, https://www.diglib.org/ ). Также будет проведена мини-конференция, посвященная решению текущих проблем, связанных с управлением электронными документами. Если вы хотите предложить тему для неформальной конференции (unconference) или организовать осуждение в группе, зарегистрируйтесь здесь.

Мой комментарий: Используя приведенные гиперссылки, можно получить дополнительную информацию о каждой сессии, в том числе посмотреть краткую аннотацию и список зарегистрированных участников. Каждая из секций предусматривает проведение круглого стола либо нескольких докладов.

Среда,  15 августа 2018 года
Четверг, 16 августа 2018 года
Пятница, 17 августа 2018 года
Суббота, 18 августа 2018 года
Источник: блог секции электронных документов Общества американских архивистов
https://saaers.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/electronic-records-at-saa-2018/

          IBM-Maersk Blockchain Venture Launches with 92 Clients      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
With blockchain technology still in its infancy, companies are vying to become early adopters in order to further their businesses, such as the joint venture between technology titan IBM and transportation company Maersk, which launched a blockchain shipping platform dubbed TradeLens that already boasts 92 clients. “We have seen a lot of skeptics talk about [...]
          Startup Sendy which rewards email recipients for their engagement has raised $500,000 in pre-sale      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Sendy, blockchain startup founded in Australia has raised $500,000 in its ICO pre-sale, rewards people simply for their attention. The key is to engage with marketing emails. Sendy was founded last year by two Australians Josh Reyes and George Hartley. Although Sendy is Australian, its headquarters are in Singapore. There ...

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          IBM-Maersk blockchain alliance cuts oceanic shipping times by 40 percent - CNET      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The TradeLens shipping partnership now has 94 partners, despite blockchain skeptics.
          Cryptocurrencies to Constitute 5% of US Investment Pool in 2019 : Survey      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Traditional investments such as real estate, stocks and government bonds may still be favorites among U.S. investors but crypto is not to be underestimated as it attracted nearly as much interest as ETFs. According to a survey done by The Harris Poll o...

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          Bitcoin Trading Platform BitMEX Hits 1 Million BTC in Daily Volume [Again]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bitcoin investors might be suffering under the weight of one of the asset’s heaviest-ever bear markets, but for cryptocurrency derivatives exchanges like BitMEX, the mood is anything but sour. “What market downturn?,” began a press release sent from a ...

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          Bitcoiners Losing Faith in Twitter Inspire an Exodus to Mastodon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bitcoiners Losing Faith in Twitter Inspire an Exodus to Mastodon

It’s no secret that a growing number of Bitcoiners are unhappy with Twitter. A mix of perceived censorship through shadow banning and lack of serious action being taken by the platform to remove the notorious ether giveaway bots have aggravated calls for a decentralized alternative to the existing social media goliath.

Although members of the community had been vocal about this for awhile, it seems that recent moves like the unexplained temporary suspension of BHB Network’s Giacomo Zucco yesterday or the simultaneous purging of Infowars’ Alex Jones’ content by Spotify, YouTube, Facebook and Apple have finally catalyzed the transition.

Enter Mastodon, the distributed social media platform. Mastodon is both very similar to and very different from Twitter. At a glance, one might be forgiven for mistaking it for TweetDeck. Many of its features have been cloned, including the ability to tweet (or “toot”), retweet (“boost”) and like (“favorite”). Some enhancements have been added in, including more granular privacy controls and up to 500 characters available for microblogging.

Where the platform really shines is in its lack of centralized oversight. Instead of users congregating around a single website, Mastodon is divided into “instances” — smaller communities that set their own rules around content and users (not unlike subreddits). Individuals registered with one Mastodon instance can communicate with users of another and have the ability to switch between a “local timeline” (seeing toots from users in their instance) and a “federated feed” (curating content from other instances).

Bitcoin Mastodon

The exodus from Twitter to Mastodon began with a number of users moving to the most popular instance, mastodon.social (boasting upward of 170,000 users). However, Opendime’s Rodolfo Novak has since gone on to create bitcoinhackers.org, an instance which, according to its “About” page, is dedicated to Bitcoin maximalists with “no scams, no shitcoin, no impersonation, no begging and no illegal content.”

Thus far, it has generated a considerable amount of interest, nearing 800 users at the time of writing and repeatedly ranking in the top 10 most active instances per hour. It remains to be seen whether these numbers will continue to climb. The general sentiment appears to be that Mastodon will be used either in tandem with Twitter (an app for cross-posting across both platforms is currently being propagated) or as a backup network for users that have been banned from it.

Ok so bunch of cool bitcoiners are discovering mastodon together right now on https://t.co/9EJlDOasTX it's actually pretty fun !

— Francis Pouliot ⚡️ (@francispouliot_) August 9, 2018

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

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          Yale Economists Share Strategies to Strongly Forecast Bitcoin Returns      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

At the time when the cryptocurrency industry has recorded a loss of more than $30 billion, two Yale economists believe traders can strongly forecast the volatile market using “potential predictors for cryptocurrency returns.” Aleh Tsyvinski...

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          ShapeShift to Add Multi-Crypto Swapping Tool to Its Exchange Platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

On August 8, 2018, ShapeShiftAG, the parent company of ShapeShift.io, one of the world's largest decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges, announced its acquisition of Bitfract, a blockchain software startup based ...

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          Indien: neuer Blockchain-Bezirk in Hyderabad geplant      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In Hyderabad plant die Regierung des indischen Bundesstaates Telangana den Aufbau eines eigenen Stadtteils für Startups mit dem Schwerpunkt auf die Blockchain-Technologie. Um neuen Unternehmen dieser Branche zu helfen, ging man eine Partnerschaft mit ...

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          Bad Timing: ‘Thousand-Year Cryptocurrency’ Metronome Blames Bear Market After Pedestrian ICO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bad timing and a less than spectacular user experience — that’s what cryptocurrency startup Bloq says is to blame for the pedestrian $12 million raised through the metronome (MTN) initial supply auction (ISA), referred to by nearly everyone but t...

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          P2P-Betting Platform Bettium Starts the ICO Main Stage Today      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          BCIO: The Art of Building a Successful Crypto Team      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Top 5 Coins to Watch in 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Supply Chain : pourquoi la blockchain ne règlera pas (seule) les problèmes de traçabilité      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Blockchain-Based IPO-Access Startup Platform Cornucopia Announce Onboarding of Chief Market Strategist Joe Cammarata      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bitcoin Press Release: Cornucopia, a blockchain startup providing crypto investors with access to pre-IPO shares of their favourite startups adds tZeros Joe Cammarata to their capable executive team. August 9th, 2018, Tortola, British Virgin Islands – Cornucopia is proud to announce that tZero’s Joe Cammarata has joined the company as Chief Market Strategist. Joe will […]

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          ShapeShift to Add Multi-Crypto Swapping Tool to Its Exchange Platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

On August 8, 2018, ShapeShiftAG, the parent company of ShapeShift.io, one of the world’s largest decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges, announced its acquisition of Bitfract, a blockchain software startup based in Austin, Texas. Bitfract’s crypto trading tool allows users to swap bitcoin for a basket of cryptocurrencies within a single transaction. Speaking to Bitcoin Magazine, ShapeShift founder […]

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          Age of Rust Adopts Enjin Coin with Plans to Create First Blockchain-Based P2P In-Game Rental Market      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Blue Ocean For TRON (TRX)

SpacePirate Games, creators of Age of Rust, a picturesque role-playing adventure game, has announced their adoption of Enjin Coin’s platform to create and manage in-game ERC-1155 tokens. Featuring more than 650,000m2of in-game landscape to explore, Age of Rust implements creative challenges and puzzles with a prize pool of over 24 Bitcoin (BTC) hidden throughout the […]

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          Blockchain Data Now Has Legal Bearing in the State of Ohio      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Governor John Kasich from the Midwestern state of Ohio signed a bill this week that formally recognizes data recorded on a blockchain and electronic signatures as having legal bearing in a court of law. The state joins Vermont and Arizona, two states that have already passed laws that recognize blockchain-based transactions. Also read: Philippines Building Crypto […]

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          Wikipedia Competitor Everipedia's Blockchain Is Now Live      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Blockchain-based Wikipedia competitor Everipedia launched its mainnet on Thursday, based on the EOS network.
          Blockchain Research Institute Report Calls for Crypto Regulation Clarity      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Recently, BRI published a report authored by Tapscott recounting the takeaways from a roundtable discussion held in May on cryptocurrency regulation.
          Blockchain Data Centers Growing Potential Becoming Lifeblood for Cryptomining Operations      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
PALM BEACH, Florida, August 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketNewsUpdates.com News Commentary  Blockchain technology is severely disrupting data center infrastructure, especially in the avenue of Cryptocurrency. Investment firms are investing millions into the development and deploymen...
          Blockchain: Welche Rolle werden Regulatoren für die Zukunft spielen?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Es gibt eine Menge Disruption im Bereich der Finanzdienstleistungen, aber ganz besonders ist die Blockchain-Technologie in aller Munde. Die von Bitcoin, Ethereum und anderen Krypto-Währungen versprochene Transparenz und Effizienz haben das Interesse der meisten Unternehmen geweckt, die Transaktionen abwickeln müssen. Allerdings...
          Yale Economists Calculate Probability of Bitcoin Becoming Worthless      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bitcoin’s price has taken an 11.84% hit the past week on bearish news, such as the US Securities and Exchange Commission postponing their decision on a bitcoin ETF filed by investment firm VanEck and blockchain technology company SolidX, but what are the chances that the digital currency falls from its current price of $6,498.12 (as [...]
          This Candidate for Governor Wants to Put Colorado on the Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

It’s become all too clear this election season that issues involving technology are becoming a core part of campaigns and voter concerns. The Democratic nominee for governor of Colorado, U.S. Representative Jared Polis, wants to add blockchain to the list of items voters consider this year. But what does that mean?

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          Kansas City Thursday Morning News Look      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


We start the morning by catching up with one of our favorite Internets-focused hotties who joins Team Trump by proxy.

Checkit:

Peeps: Ivanka Trump Calls Karlie Kloss Her 'Sister' After Model Gets Engaged to Josh Kushner

Page Six: Karlie Kloss converted to Judaism to marry Josh Kushner

VF: Karlie Kloss Surprises Joshua Kushner and Flips Off the Paparazzi

Closer to home we offer glimpse of the top morning news links to start the day . . .

Celebrate Luxurious Kansas City Boozy Accommodations

In Kansas City, You'll Soon Be Able to Sleep in a Former Brewery

It doesn't get much more 'Heartland' than that. Kansas City is so hot right now. On the heels of the Queer Eye news (the Fab Five will film season three there) and the 21C opening, Aparium, one of the boldest American hotelier groups out there, has announced that they, too, are moving into Missouri's largest city.


Local Tech Talk Lineup Debuts

Techweek KC speaker lineup spans blockchain and 3D printing to fintech and inclusion

Techweek KC has released a diverse docket of events, panels and speakers that aim to inspire and mobilize the area's tech and entrepreneur community. Now in its fourth year, Techweek KC returns Oct. 8-12 with national tech, venture capital, nonprofit and blockchain leaders, said Drew Solomon, senior vice president of business development at the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City.


Kansas Teen Political Prank Worked
No laughing matter: GOP teens garner 3,700 votes in tight KS gubernatorial primary
Kansas City Money Pit Feeding Time

'Zoo View:' Feeding Kansas City's hippo

KMBC 9 brings you "Zoo View," a behind-the-scenes look at what's happening this summer at the Kansas City Zoo. Our 11th edition allowed us to go behind the s...


EPIC Home Team Debut

Fillmyer earns first major league win as Royals topple Cubs 9-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Heath Fillmyer allowed three singles over seven innings for his first major league win, Adalberto Mondesi and Drew Butera each drove in three, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 9-0 Wednesday night.


Cream - Politician (Farewell Concert - Extended Edition) is the #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .
          Były prezes mBanku będzie doradzać Coinfirm      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Mariusz Grendowicz, były prezes mBanku dołączył do rady doradczej polsko-brytyjskiego startupu Coinfirm. Wesprze go w tworzeniu rozwiązań dla bankowości, ubezpieczeń i usług finansowych, wykorzystujących technologię blockchain.
          .LUXE Launches With Ethereum Blockchain Innovation And Security At Its Heart      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

DomainPulse.com DomainPulse.com: Minds + Machines (MMX) has launched what they’re describing as the first open top level domain to combine Ethereum blockchain innovation and security with ease-of-use for today’s world, with a...

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          Atomtech - Atomtech.ltd      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          World Bank breaks ground with blockchain bond sale      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Overstock Blockchain Spin-Off Raises $134 Million – With $370 Million More Committed      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Overstock.com subsidiary tZero raised $134 million in its security token offering, the company said Thursday.
          (Read Everything below) Complete our Blockchain Website wording layout, wording format, organization of wording layout for a professional sharp appeal.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We are looking for a professional writer to create multiple texts for our website (currently in development). Understand our mission goals, expand on them and relay them in a complete professional coherent manner... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Article Writing, Content Writing, Copywriting, Creative Writing, Ghostwriting)
          Why Higher Ed Should Do More with Blockchain Tech      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Oral Roberts University recently held a conference to persuade higher education institutions that it's time to get on board the blockchain train. Its recommendations: Learn about the technology's potential, test it out and collaborate.
          Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTCUSD Bull Pennant Formation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Bitcoin price regained some of its lost value on Thursday following a small but noteworthy correction. The BTC/USD pair yesterday established a new intraday low at 6131-fiat, a level that attracted buyers waiting to buy the dip, and has gained as m...

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          [Opinion] Need protection against potentially catastrophic hacks in the digital oilfield? Blockchain is the innovative new solution      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  by Duncan Greatwood, CEO, Xage Security   Introduction As the digital oilfield continues ...
          Love Crypto? Let’s Go Party at CRYPTOPARTY Event in Kiev on August 17 – Cryptovest      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CryptovestCRYPTOPARTY is bringing a new format to blockchain and cryptocurrency events, and is all set to rock it on August 17, in Kiev, Ukraine. author by News Desk, Just Now. Subscribe. articleStartImage. CRYPTOPARTY is poised to become the hottest crypto … …read more Source:: Kiev News By Google News
          iOS Developer - Overstock.com - Ireland, WV      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Benefits vary based on location, position, tenure, and employee election. Do you want to make an impact on the future of eCommerce and blockchain technologies?...
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          Blockchain explained      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This is a good intro video on the blockchain concept.