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          Morgan Stanley brokers, bankers to get new tech-friendly offices      Cache   Translate Page      

Morgan Stanley is remodeling.

About 1.2 million square feet of office space will get an overhaul in the next 15 months to put technology experts closer to brokers, traders and bankers, the firm’s head of technology, Rob Rooney, said in an interview. After changes to wealth-management operations, trading floors, investment-banking offices and space tied to asset management will all get a remake.

“The workplace needed to be designed around a much more dynamic, millennial kind of workforce,” said Rooney, 51, who stepped into the technology role this year. “We’re trying to attract the next generation of the best and brightest.”

Demolition work in lower Manhattan has already created open floor plans that give more employees views of the Statue of Liberty and Hudson River, a perk previously reserved for senior executives cloistered in their wood-walled offices. Now, glass partitions and interactive whiteboards abound, and the dress code is decidedly more casual.

The first phase represents about 9,000 seats around the world, though the project may expand, Rooney said.

Morgan Stanley’s past technology investments helped make it the biggest stock-trading firm in the world, and Chief Executive Officer James Gorman has said it’s a major priority to replicate that success in bond markets. The bank, which also has a $2.4 trillion wealth-management division, is spending $4 billion annually on the effort, including the building of what it calls “Centers of Excellence” to focus on blockchain, automation and other technologies.

With 18 million transactions a day on the firm’s electronic-trading platform for equities, pushing the efficiency envelope “is kind of challenging the speed of light,” Rooney said. “If you’re an engineer, these are real problems you’re trying to solve.”

In wealth management, where a lot of the initial office changes will roll out, the bank built algorithms and is using machine learning to help more than 15,000 brokers make trade suggestions for clients and handle more routine tasks.

The overhaul is one of Wall Street’s biggest. WeWork Cos. last year began helping UBS Group AG update wealth-management offices in Weehawken, New Jersey. Also in 2017, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. unveiled the largest revamp of its trading hub since 2009, when about 500 asset managers were moved into an open floor plan.

Modernization isn’t optional for a firm like Morgan Stanley, said Ekene Ezulike, global head of corporate services. “The question is how quickly we do it, versus whether we should do it,” he said.

As little as 60% of Morgan Stanley’s work space is occupied at any given time, according to Ezulike, who said the changes will push that rate as high as 90% as options such as desk sharing let more people use fewer seats.

Despite the less stuffy dress code and other updates, Morgan Stanley shouldn’t be confused with a Silicon Valley startup, Rooney said.

“We’re not a technology firm, we’re a bank,” Rooney said. “We don’t sell technology, we sell advice.”

While there’s no kombucha on tap as there is at Goldman Sachs’s revamped San Francisco offices, there are common dining rooms, and the firm hired its first-ever community manager, Fiona Thomas. She helps plan office get-togethers and is overseeing a meditation event that was oversubscribed.

Morgan Stanley’s executives approved the project, called “Workplace Evolution,” in March and some spaces were fully revamped in months, with help from WeWork and the architectural firm Gensler. The first set of changes included offices in New York, Houston, Frankfurt, Chicago, Glasgow, Budapest, London, Mumbai and Bangalore.

The firm’s headquarters in Times Square—which is about 1.3 million square feet—will also see changes, Rooney said. The capital-markets division for the wealth-management unit will be revamped this year. The technology division and back-office functions tied to finance are also being renovated.

“Our traders need to be with our techies,” Rooney said. “You’ll see a very different trading floor in five years time than you see today.”


          #CryptoCorner: EU's Financial Regulator to Report on ICO Rules by 2019, Switzerland's Crypto Fund AG Receives Authority as Asset Manager from Financial Watchdog      Cache   Translate Page      
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CultureMap AustinOn October 9, SXSW revealed Joseph Lubin will join SXSW Interactive as a keynote speaker. According to a release, Lubin is the founder of ConsenSys and “co-founder of blockchain platform Ethereum, a decentralized application platform incorporating a … …read more Source:: SXSW News From Google News
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          With the CBAC, East Meets West in Search of Adoption and Innovation      Cache   Translate Page      
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The noise that surrounds economic relations between the United States and China is amping up exponentially. You can thank the latest trade wars for that, as fresh tensions boil over between the two nations who are currently trading new tariffs on imports, with no shortage of ill will underpinning the moves.

But the Chinese government’s ire is not just outward-facing. As a country where ICOs are currently not allowed, exchanges have had their bank accounts frozen, and internet and mobile access to cryptocurrency trading information has been banned, China is taking an equally hard line on a wide range of crypto-centric activities within its own borders. All this despite a stark dichotomy, wherein over 50 percent of the worldwide mining population resided within its borders in 2017, and cryptocurrency adoption is outpacing most other countries.

While trade war bullets may be flying thick and fast between these two mega-economies, the key to a better Chinese blockchain sector just may be unlocked by deploying cooperative forces in the United States, as seen by the recent launch of a New York City office for the China Blockchain Application Center (CBAC). The CBAC NY was founded with the hope of paving the way for rapid blockchain adoption in China, in part by picking up regulatory best practices from the United States, all while fostering blockchain and crypto collaboration between the two nations.

An early-stage, non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 2015, the CBAC collaborates with regulatory bodies to develop comprehensive regulations, encourage the application of blockchain technology in traditional industries, and connect Chinese practitioners with peers around the world. By helping to develop increased regulations, blockchain industry applications and international connections, members of the CBAC are hoping to elevate blockchain’s role in China’s $12 trillion economy.

Crypto Challenges in China

One of the speakers at a well-attended August launch party in NYC’s financial district was Stewie Zhu, founder and CEO of the distributed banking public blockchain Distributed Credit Chain (DCC), and a standing committee member of the CBAC. While ICO scams and other bad actors have significantly hindered progress in his home country, Zhu sees plenty of near-term potential for crypto and blockchain technology there.

“While China has prohibited the sale of new cryptocurrencies through ICOs since early last September, there is still a big appetite for the application of blockchain technology,” Zhu told Bitcoin Magazine. “In fact, a [recent] Chinese Supreme Court ruling has stated that blockchain technology can be used to authenticate evidence in legal contexts. The trading of cryptocurrencies is possible, but the government is trying to create financial stability to minimize any illegal activity. The Chinese government is eager to make considerable strides on the technology front, and while stringent, they are trying to ensure that cryptocurrency trading is done responsibly.

“There are challenges behind blockchain technology as it relates to banking,” Zhu continued, “because it requires a reconstruction of long-standing relationships in the current market, as well as time for citizens to understand the mechanisms behind using blockchain. Companies may need to make significant changes to their daily operations to incorporate blockchain, not to mention the time and resources needed for pre-application research.”

Zhu pointed out that it also takes time for private citizens to fully understand and trust cryptocurrency. Between price swings and security vulnerabilities, they may be leery of entering the market, he believes.

“Given the volatility in the crypto market and the negative news about problematic ICOs, individual customers can be cautious of tokens,” he said. “Security is also an issue. Blockchain technology is not perfect. We still need more R&D to develop ways to prevent potential threats such as the 51% attack, where an organization controlling the majority of network mining power can prevent transactions by others and allow its own coin to be spent twice (double spending). So long as these threats exist, many companies may not see blockchain as a practical tool.”

Part of a Bigger Picture

A successful push by the Chinese government to instill crypto confidence goes beyond better banking and protecting consumers, however.

“The Chinese government is trying to shift the economy from manufacturing-based to a more value-added, services-based, to move from being the factory of the world to being the service provider of the world, which is a natural economic evolution that you would expect from any country as they try to level-up,” Zennon Kapron observed in an interview with Bitcoin Magazine. Kapron is the founder of Kapronasia, a Singapore-based firm focused on providing insights into Asia's financial industry.

“China has always tried to stay ahead and it’s used technology as a way of leveraging that with things like AI, machine learning, and some of the camera/surveillance technology as a way for the country to differentiate itself. From an economic perspective, it’s a very challenging transition to make because you're trying to shift demands from import/export to domestic consumption, while you've got a banking system that's relatively new that has a lot of challenges internally. So the government wants to avoid risk to the financial system, as well as the economy as a whole, and largely a lot of the pushback that we've seen from the government on cryptocurrencies is because of that.”

While Kapron is guarded on the immediate impact of blockchain on banking within China, he sees a real near-future need for applying distributed ledger to other fields.

“If we look at health records and food provenance in China, in certain ways [blockchain] would allow China to become coordinated and move much quicker, so the government is very open to the idea of launching technology and seems to be very supportive of it. That support is coming from the idea that, first of all, there are challenges that can be solved and, second of all, if they establish a leading edge around blockchain that could be a competitive advantage for them going forward.”

For Zhu, however, the most tantalizing possibilities for blockchain, in China and elsewhere, lay firmly within the financial realm.

“Blockchain can provide a comprehensive solution to multiple problems in the current financial industry,” he stated. “First off, it provides a decentralized structure, which will break the data monopoly of big, traditional banks and allows individual customers to control their own information. Second, the information on the chain cannot be changed or tampered with, which helps to enhance data security, one of the most important aspects in credit and banking. Third, while enhancing data security, blockchain also helps improve transparency, because every action is recorded on a smart contract and is always trackable.

“In my opinion, the philosophy behind blockchain is security and sharing,” added Zhu. “This technology connects people around the world, allowing them to access reliable information in a more efficient manner.”

Zhu has applied this outlook to his twin goals of growing his company, DCC, while also improving the CBAC’s prospects. For the industry to succeed, he believes it needs to embrace the same cooperation that blockchain facilitates by design.

“Collaboration is very important for companies in the tech sector, especially in an emerging industry like blockchain,” he said. “By joining the CBAC, I’d like to create a connection between the Chinese government authorities, as well as unite projects from both geographies and accelerate development processes. We would like to help our peers and DCC connect with additional experts in the space so that we can grow together at a much faster rate.

“Any new industry, at its birth, will experience volatility before the period of stable, healthy growth. I’d like to work as an active member of the CBAC on the development of industrial regulations, so that the blockchain industry will become more organized, allowing individual companies to fully unleash their potential.”

Coming to America

With the launch of a New York City presence, the CBAC is looking to foster collaboration not just between companies but between countries. Despite the many stumbles of Wall Street and the SEC in their approaches to crypto, Zhu maintains that both entities represent a “gold standard” of regulation, and the CBAC NY is in place specifically to model their best practices.

“As many countries are exploring and experimenting regulations for the blockchain industry, the U.S. is at the forefront and is doing a good job of placing certain safeguards and protection for investors stepping into the ICO world,” he said. “For example, the SEC is taking steps to create regulatory standards with the ‘Howey Test’ which determines whether cryptocurrencies are securities and thus subject to federal securities laws. Also, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) has published a report that seeks to warn investors of the potential ‘risks associated with self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts (self-directed IRAs)’ in which ICOs and cryptocurrencies are highlighted.”

Backed by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Financial Work, the CBAC NY’s mission is to arrange meetings with U.S. regulators and lawyers to gain insight into how the U.S. is setting such standards. From there, the organization will work to push those standards to the top of regulatory authorities in China to help create change. Ultimately, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology develops policies for the blockchain industry.

Seizing Momentum

A range of attendees present at the CBAC NY launch, including blockchain projects, entrepreneurs, regulators, academics, investment firms and exchanges across China and the U.S., indicated the high stakes and hopes for the organization’s success.

“The promise of decentralization and the new platforms and applications currently in development is to lead towards a much more connected world that will make financial value transfer faster, easier, and cheaper,” David Namdar, co-head of trading for the crypto asset merchant bank Galaxy Digital, told Bitcoin Magazine. “As the regulatory landscape develops globally, the CBAC can be instrumental in helping China to regulate blockchain in a way that leads toward greater involvement in an improved global financial ecosystem.

“I have been spending more and more time in Asia this year as we’ve expanded Galaxy Digital to Hong Kong and Tokyo,” Namdar continues, “and have been blown away by the amount of activity and enthusiasm around cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications. In China, I believe there is a lot of momentum as more and more people become educated about the space and understand the technology and it’s potential. However, it continues to be an important challenge to promote innovation around actual uses while curbing speculation.”

While classifying the record of non-profit organizations in influencing Chinese government policy as “hit or miss,” Kapronasia’s Zennon Kapron sees how an improved blockchain ecosystem could translate into major gains for the country with the world’s largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity.

“Certainly, China has become an epicenter of blockchain development,” he stated, “and China moves at China speed: [For example] we did a study a couple of years ago and we looked at cash usage in China. You think about China being a very cash-driven society. 60 percent of all retail transactions in 2010 were done with cash, and we expect that to drop in half to 30 percent by 2020. That shift, considering the population and considering the amount of money that that represents is massive. China can move very quickly on something like this, and so when we look at blockchain development in general and then regulation around blockchain, China could very well be a leader in this space as we go forward.”

“In China, the blockchain industry is growing quickly,” Zhu affirmed. “According to CoinTelegraph, in 2017, the most patent filings for blockchain technology to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) came from China, so we anticipate further applications of blockchain in China in the form of innovation in technology and banking/Internet finance. As I mentioned earlier, China is already using blockchain in a legal context and this type of growth will only continue to increase.”

With its massive footprint, rich resources, deep talent and influencers like the CBAC at work, China looms as a tempting frontier for outside operators in search of the ultimate blockchain destination.

“One of our core missions is to help grow the entire industry globally through technological development, investment and sensible regulation,” says Namdar. “Groups like the CBAC play an important role in education and cross-collaboration efforts with wide-reaching global impact.”

Still, in the eyes of educated observers like Kapron, it’s too early to say definitively if China, crypto and blockchain technology are bound for a copacetic outcome.

“I think we've seen very positive output from them in terms of their opinion and the way they think it could go, but that could change rapidly if there is a risk to the financial system,” he said.

“We're at the very early days right now, and, for most investors or either funds or individuals overseas that are looking at investing in Chinese blockchain projects, it's critical to understand the ecosystem. There are potentially outsized returns in China from some of these platforms, but it still remains to be seen how successful they are and how much the government allows things to move forward.”


This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          Unlocking the Full Potential of IoT Farming - [BTC Media Sponsor]      Cache   Translate Page      
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You don’t need to be an agriculture expert to see the writing on the wall. Current farming methods just aren’t working anymore for most farmers of the world.

There are 2 billion smallholder farms managing fewer than five acres (PDF). They are growing most of the world’s food, but if you have ever visited China, India or any African country, you will have seen the challenges of their reality: yields aren’t what they used to be; climate change, drought and pesticides are getting stronger; and kids are moving to the city. For these farmers, the difference between a good and a bad crop can mean the difference between survival and starvation for them and their families. With even a modest improvement in productivity, lives can be dramatically impacted.  

It’s not just farmers themselves who have a stake in improving the system. Improving agricultural practices has also become a key political issue in many countries, such as India, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed to double the income of its 200 million farmers by 2022. The government of Vietnam has pledged incentives to help the country’s farmers remain competitive while managing the ever-growing challenge of climate change.

Politicians today can make these promises because they know they are on the cusp of a tech revolution. Low-cost sensors coupled with the internet have created an industry called IoT, or the internet of things. It’s where your hardware can go online and interface with the internet. Most people know Alexa as one of the most common home solutions; self-driving cars are soon to be in the same league.

So what about self-driving farms? Ones where hundreds of sensors listen to the plants and automate critical parts of the process, helping farmers avoid a locust invasion or tumbling prices at the market. Farming solutions can easily monitor soil temperature, water levels and other critical metrics that can be delivered as simple insights to help farmers understand and respond to environmental conditions with precision never before possible. One step further and farms can eventually plant and manage themselves. It’s not a far-fetched dream.

But, when it comes to putting IoT farming technology into practice, there remains a steep challenge. To date, most of the “smart” farming devices that exist are only accessible to big chemical and food corporations. They are siloed technologies in that the data they collect stays in very specific buckets, not to be shared with humankind, ever. These technologies are prohibitively expensive and complicated to use.

There is a reason why analysts label companies like Monsanto, an agriculture behemoth with revenues of $15 billion a year that was acquired by Bayer this year, the “best internet of things” stock investment. Historically, these corporations have held the power of IoT-assisted farming almost solely in their hands, leaving the world’s small-scale farmers to toil away with the same technology they have used for centuries. Megacorps like Monsanto and Syngenta like the deal because this is where so much revenue comes from: the toil and struggles of the small-hold farmer who must use augmented seeds and pesticides to match those seeds. If they don’t “buy in,” there will be no crop.

Individual solutions are popping up everywhere, from smart drip irrigation to optimal fertilizer use, yet they are continually being developed in silos instead of taking into account all potential interactions. Ninety-nine percent of these companies are built to be sold to tech giants. The founders of these companies see an opportunity to greenwash “environmental advancements” for lucrative commercial opportunities. They don’t care about, nor do they see, the big picture.

At Flux Protocol, a team of passionate dreamers and dedicated doers believe that this state of affairs is finally set to change. By developing MICO, a low-cost, open-hardware platform that connects to any quality analog or digital sensor paired with a data encapsulation standard and an incentivization layer for distributed storage and intelligence, the Flux solution will extend the benefits of smart farming to everyone and unlock a future of abundance for all.

The Problem With IoT Farming

As far as IoT farming goes, we have the technology. What we don’t have is a good way to place it in the hands of the people who need it most.

That’s primarily because the lion’s share of smart device development for the agriculture industry is controlled by large corporations. Their goal — understandably enough to them (not to us) — is to leverage IoT devices to improve yields for their own crops, and those of their partners, including big banks and despots. As a result, smallholder or subsistence farmers are left out of the equation.

Small-hold farmers, the very farmers we are rooting for here at Flux, have yet to realize a direct benefit from the IoT revolution as a whole. Existing IoT and blockchain implementations have mostly been centered around supply chain solutions collecting information only after their products have been harvested and left the farm.

Small individual farmers have benefited relatively little from these supply chain solutions. It’s fairly intuitive to use technology to monitor the inventory of a harvested bushel of fruit. It’s much harder, and more expensive, to acquire and maintain IoT sensors that will continuously collect data from their natural systems, like soil temperature, humidity, carbon sequestration, water retention, etc. With Flux, however, these marginalized farmers are able to comprehensively track the process from seed to harvest, or from calf to bull. Not only do these insights help increase harvest yields and reduce input expenditures, Flux-enabled sensors also aid in verifying organic or grass-fed status, earning the farmer significantly more revenue.

MICO and the Democratization of IoT Farming

MICO-based solutions, which are being developed by the Flux team, promise to change this.

You can think of MICO as the Raspberry Pi or military-grade Arduinos of IoT farming. They are small, flexible and extensible electronic boards that serve a variety of purposes and use cases. With 16 inputs and outputs (IOs) that connect any off-the-shelf analog or digital sensor combined with mesh networking capabilities, MICO-based solutions provide any grower with an opportunity to collect natural data points regardless of their location or the size of their growing operation.

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By deploying MICO-based devices, farmers can start collecting the exact data points needed to improve their future harvest(s). This could be rainfall levels for a farmer struggling to keep crops irrigated or air temperature for a home grower concerned with optimizing growing conditions in an artificial environment. It could be water salinity levels for an aquafarming site or benchmarking fields for growers trying to determine which part of their land is suitable for the upcoming season.

With a base price of around $25, MICO circuit boards will be affordable for anyone, not just big agricultural companies. As the project evolves, Flux will be creating a number of MICO-based solutions directly aimed at empowering farmers with a variety of different needs.

Developer-Friendly IoT Farming

The power of MICO-based devices goes further than just providing an affordable way to collect natural data. These solutions are just one component of a larger framework that empowers developers to create custom applications that transform natural data into AI-derived insights and value.

Part of that framework is a new data standard that Flux is developing, and which the newly hatched TARA Alliance will be evangelizing to any individual or entity collecting environmental data. By making it easy to share data, the protocol will help farmers build solutions that can help their peers maximize the collective value of the data being captured. On top of its open data standard, the TARA Alliance will promulgate its standard and solutions addressing a wide range of issues that NGOs, governments and academia are seeking to impact.

With this in mind, Flux incentivizes farmers to collect data and build new MICO-based solutions via a native token, FLUX. When collected data is used to produce insights on the platform, the creators of that data will be rewarded in FLUX tokens on a pro-rata basis. Additionally, developers are encouraged to build new applications and solutions on the open market, thanks to bounties hosted on the protocol.

What about farmers or developers who lack the capital to develop novel IoT-assisted farming solutions? Flux has an answer for these people, too. Flux’s Proof of Impact program provides funding to help them get off the ground and further accelerate ecosystem network effects.

In all of these ways, Flux is striving to unlock a future of abundance for everyone. By combining modern IoT farming technology with an incentive to collect data, Flux is positioning our global society to make good on its vision of improving the work of farmers everywhere.


This promoted article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          Chinese and US Investors Team Up to Create a Global Crypto Investment Fund      Cache   Translate Page      
Chinese and US Investors Team Up to Create a Global Crypto Investment Fund

The latest crypto investment fund on the block is Dragonfly Ventures, a $100 million traditional venture fund investing only in crypto assets, managed by partners Alexander Pack from Bain Capital Ventures and Bo Feng, founding partner of Ceyuan Ventures.

“We come at crypto as generalist venture capitalists who have been investing in internet technology for decades. With Dragonfly, we have decided to go all-in on crypto, because we believe that crypto is the most interesting tech trend today by far,” said Dragonfly managing partner and Bain Capital advisor Alexander Pack in an interview with Bitcoin Magazine.

“The ability to use technology to redefine fundamental social constructs like money, value, and how value is exchanged across borders, is a once in a century opportunity that could be bigger than the internet,” he added.

Pack has been investing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain businesses for more than four years at various venture capital firms in the U.S. and Asia but wanted to create a fund that was solely for cryptocurrency businesses.

He describes Dragonfly as “a fully unconstrained venture fund for the crypto asset class, investing globally and across all asset types. We even invest significantly in other cryptofunds, as well as make direct investments in tokens and startups.”

Dragonfly has already attracted technology founders and investors from across the U.S. and Asia, including Salil Deshpande (Bain Capital Ventures), Marc Andreessen and Chris Dixon (A16Z), Cyan Banister (Founders Fund) and Olaf Carlson-Wee (Polychain Capital).

A China-U.S. Fund

Headquartered in San Francisco and Beijing, Dragonfly Capital Partners have identified what they see as a new market opportunity in bridging the gap between East and West, investing in crypto businesses across both continents.

Managing partner Bo Feng is a founder of Ceyuan Ventures. In the ‘90s he launched the China business of Robertson Stephens, a high-tech investment bank, and is the largest investor in the exchange OKEx.

“I see a parallel between the Internet boom in the ‘90s and the current cryptocurrency market opportunity. The crypto revolution may be even bigger than the internet and more global,” says Feng.

According to Feng, Dragonfly takes an “ecosystem approach,” investing in fund managers around the world and connecting the top technologists from the West to investing in fund managers around the world, as well as connecting top technologists from the West with the largest crypto companies and user bases in Asia.

Asian investors include Bitmain, OKEx, Neil Shen (head of Sequoia China), Eric Xu (founder of Baidu), Bob Xiaoping Xu (founding partner of Zhenfund), Zhang Tao (chairman and founder of Meituan-Dianping), Bao Fan (founder and CEO of

China Renaissance Bank), Cai Wensheng (founder and chairman of Meitu), Justin Tang (founder and CEO of X Financial, eLong), JP Gan (Qiming Venture Partners), and Annie Xu (head and general manager of Alibaba U.S.).

“We have a unique opportunity to back and bring together the leading participants in the decentralized economy — from fund managers to token project leaders, from Beijing to San Francisco to Berlin,” said Feng.

Part of a Growing Investment Trend

Dragonfly is launching with a portfolio of 20 investments, including tech-driven crypto funds and asset managers, decentralized financial infrastructure such as the cryptocurrency Basis, and foundational protocols such as Spacemesh and Oasis Labs.

A recent report by blockchain research group Diar identified a new trend among investors. While traditional investment in crypto products has doubled and continues to grow, ICOs themselves have lost 70 percent in value.

The Diar report shows that almost $3.9 billion in investments was raised in the first three quarters of 2018, 280 percent of what was raised in 2017. The report also indicates an increase in the number of investment deals — almost twice the number recorded in the previous year.

“We invest in any market condition and actually are investing at a faster pace during this downturn than we anticipated, since in our opinion the quality of projects and founders has never been higher,” said Pack.

Traditional venture capital investments are leveraging the decline in ICOs as the cryptocurrency industry tries to find its bearings amid regulatory shifts and losses across crypto markets, notes the Diar report.

Pack told us that the investment strategy for Dragonfly is based on three principles.

“We have three theses that guide our investment philosophy: that the decentralized economy will take trillion dollar bites out of the centralized economy, that pick-and-shovel tech startups will emerge as bridges between the decentralized and centralized economies, and that crypto assets will one day be the most liquid and traded financial assets in the world,” said Pack.

“Today, large barriers prevent mainstream and institutional users from joining the decentralized economy. We are investing heavily in teams that are breaking down those barriers, such as institutional-grade trading infrastructure and general scaling solutions. We look forward to those launching and gaining traction in the next year,” added Pack.


This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          Binance to Make Listing Fees Transparent, Give Proceeds to Charity      Cache   Translate Page      
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Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, said that it will make new cryptocurrency listing fees transparent and donate 100 percent of those fees to charity.

The exchange made the announcement today, October 8, 2018, in a blog post where it stated that a listing fee would now be more appropriately called a “donation.”

Listing fees have been a pain point for cryptocurrency projects. Projects depend on getting their coins listed on exchanges for liquidity. News of getting listed on a major exchange can cause a coin to spike in value overnight. Yet, many projects have complained of exorbitant listing fees.  

In April 2018, Bloomberg reported that according to Autonomous Research some crypto trading platforms were charging $1 million to $3 million to list a token — 10 times more than what a traditional exchange, like Nasdaq, demands for securities.  

Binance, which now handles most of its operations out of Malta, has been a target of many of those complaints. In August 2018, Christopher Franko, co-founder of Expanse, a fork of Ethereum, tweeted that Binance wanted to charge 400 bitcoin ($2.5 million) to list a coin. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao refuted the accusation. “We don't list shitcoins even if they pay 400 or 4,000 BTC,” he tweeted.

Now, according to Binance, cryptocurrency projects will be able to name their price. “Binance will not dictate a number, nor is there a minimum required listing fee,” the exchange said, adding that it won’t be swayed by larger bids either. “A large donation does not guarantee or in any way influence the outcome of our listing review process.”

Once the two parties reach an agreement, the exchange said it will disclose the fee via its charity arm Blockchain Charity Foundation. Binance launched the arm in Malta in July 2018 as a way to funnel some of its profits to philanthropic endeavors. The foundation is chaired by Helen Hai, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

“Hope others will follow,” CZ tweeted earlier today, alluding to the announcement.

Binance was originally founded in Hong Kong in 2017. Within six months, it was already touted as one of the biggest crypto exchanges in the space. Its growth is largely due to its ability to onboard new coins quickly. The exchange currently has 387 crypto-to-crypto trading pairs.



This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


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Global professional services firm PwC has partnered with decentralized lending platform Cred to boost trust in the cryptocurrency space and bring in more traders by advancing stablecoin technology.

PwC consists of several different financial firms and spans across 158 countries. The company currently boasts over 200,000 employees serving in quality assurance, advisory and tax service positions.

Founded by former PayPal technologists Dan Schatt and Lu Hua, Cred seeks to offer open access to cryptocurrency-based credit options, regardless of where the seeker may reside. With offices in Munich, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney and Singapore, the company has utilized the blockchain to secure over $250 million in lending capital for its clients.

Speaking with Bitcoin Magazine, Schatt describes the partnership as a milestone in the crypto industry. “This is one of the first times PwC has formed a joint business relationship with a company focused on the blockchain and crypto,” he explains.

“We’re looking to help people borrow crypto the way they would fiat and treat it like any other asset class. If you go to any bank, it won’t offer crypto loans because it doesn’t acknowledge crypto as a real asset class. This is bad because we need new ways of looking at custody and lending, and this is the first time a big accounting firm has said it would work with a company in this space.”

One of the biggest problems facing cryptocurrency is volatility. Schatt says that volatility exists because the crypto market lacks liquidity, and trading can frequently result in price swings. Many institutional investors refuse to get involved out of concern that their funds will disappear due to crypto’s consistent price drops.

Several have expressed that they would be less worried if virtual assets were tied to fiat currencies like the U.S. dollar, making them stablecoins. The trouble is that such currencies require a reserve ledger built for fully decentralized assets that can provide value substantiation and transparency.

PwC is seeking to provide education to both investors and startups alike that discusses how this technology can advance. In addition, PwC will offer insight on factors ranging from security and risk management to governance and control to potentially improve upon present industry practices.

Schatt is confident further development of stablecoins will increase the level of transparency in the crypto market and boost the economy by getting more mainstream investors involved.

“If you can get a stablecoin that’s very transparent and tied to USD, for example, that’s a very powerful confidence booster,” he states. “Imagine, also, that you can get out of a rapidly depreciating currency and get into something that’s giving you a return on your money between two and five percent. That’s truly powerful.”

Cred is also a founding member of the Universal Protocol (UP) Alliance. Supporters of the organization include Blockchain at Berkley and Brave, whose CEO Brendan Eich recently penned a letter to a U.S. Senate committee asking that GDPR-like standards be implemented in the United States.

The Alliance presently serves as a major platform for the creation, management and distribution of stablecoins, and works to push mass adoption by introducing new kinds of safeguards that make virtual currencies more convenient and practical. These tactics include inheritability, private key recovery and even loss assurance.

Schatt says that lending in crypto is precisely what allows Cred to garner so many funds for its clients. Several traditional lenders enforce long and complicated processes when acquiring money for customers. In addition, factors like interest rates are always going to differ depending on the fiat currency being issued and the individual terms of the lender.

He explains, however, that while credit and background checks are inevitable, Cred’s procedure for securing capital is simpler in that cryptocurrencies possess the same properties no matter where you are. Thus, the interest rates for Cred’s loans do not change, and people have more opportunity to secure their money and pay it back with ease.

“If you own a home, you have to value it in all kinds of different ways, but bitcoin has the same properties no matter what, so we can potentially offer the same level of interest to all customers,” he assures.

Bitcoin Magazine also reached out to PwC for comment, but did not receive a response.


This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          goTenna and Samourai Wallet’s New Mobile App Works Without Internet Access      Cache   Translate Page      
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Brooklyn-based goTenna has launched TxTenna, a mobile app that allows users to send bitcoin without an internet connection. Built in partnership with Samourai Wallet, the mobile app will enable users to send bitcoin using a secure and private network free of censorship.

goTenna produces consumer-grade mesh networking devices which operate by allowing peers to connect directly to one another for the purpose of routing packets, sidestepping the need to rely on an ISP or cell tower.

“TxTenna demonstrates how decentralized mesh networking can both enhance the privacy and resiliency of Bitcoin transactions, and expand Bitcoin access to people living in areas without cell or wifi connectivity,” Rich Myers, DApps engineer at goTenna, said to Bitcoin Magazine.

Internet connections are not always reliable, and in some locations, they could be unavailable due to natural disasters. This is where the TxTenna app comes into play. The app will allow users to sync their smartphones with a goTenna mesh device, then toggle the settings to send and receive bitcoin. Mesh networks connect devices directly to one another, rather than going through a central point (Internet Service Provider).

“The reality is that local carriers or ISPs can associate subscribers with their transactions or censor Bitcoin transactions altogether. TxTenna provides an answer to these problems by decentralizing the critical transport layer, will enable truly decentralized bitcoin transactions,” said goTenna CEO Daniela Perdomo in a statement.

The new app, which is currently available for Android users, was built on goTenna's open SDK by Samourai Wallet developers. Explaining why Samourai Wallet was chosen for the partnership, Perdomo told Bitcoin Magazine that their MuleTools initiative was the difference maker.

“Late last year we began talking with the team at Samourai Wallet about including goTenna in their MuleTools initiative. The Samourai Wallet team are leaders in building advanced mobile bitcoin wallets. Inspired by Blockstream’s satellite, their open-source MuleTools initiative encourages more alternative transaction broadcast methods.”

To start transacting offline, users have to download both the Samourai Wallet mobile app and the TxTenna app, and then pair them to a goTenna Mesh device for connectivity. Once this connection is created, users can send bitcoins to anyone in the world and broadcast it on the blockchain.

“Other goTenna devices in the area relay the transaction until an internet connected goTenna node also running TxTenna receives it and forwards it to the Bitcoin network,” Myers added.

TxTenna is another step in boosting the security and diversity of internet connection across the blockchain. Last year, cryptographer Nick Szabo and blockchain engineer Elaine Ou proposed alternative methods for accessing the blockchain. These methods offer much more versatility to those who wish to avoid censored systems, and it opens up use cases for bitcoin adoption in regions with less developed internet infrastructure.


This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


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          China is capable of destabilizing or destroying Bitcoin, new research suggests      Cache   Translate Page      
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In 2008, Bitcoin was envisioned by its pseudonymous founder Satoshi Nakamoto as a trustless, decentralized peer-to-peer electronic cash system. 

Ten years and numerous crazy price jumps later, Bitcoin appears to have withstood the test of time. But is it really decentralized and thus resilient to attacks?

A new paper, signed by researchers from from Princeton University and Florida International University, suggests that Bitcoin is largely at the whim of one powerful entity: China. 

SEE ALSO: Cryptocurrency exchange claimed it was 'practically impossible' to hack. It was hacked.

The paper (found via The Next Web), which hasn't been peer reviewed yet, outlines numerous potential attacks and disruptions China could launch against Bitcoin. It also argues that China has both the means and motivation to potentially launch such attacks, and that it is already influencing the network in some ways.  Read more...

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          An “Introduction to Blockchain for Media Companies” Will Be Provided By Online Event From MFM      Cache   Translate Page      
Northfield, IL –An upcoming webinar from MFM, the Media Financial Management Association, will provide an “Introduction to Blockchain for Media Companies.” Scheduled for Thursday, October 18, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (ET), the online educational session will be presented by Richard Taub, managing ...
          Ohio and California Join Other States in Passing Blockchain-Friendly Legislation      Cache   Translate Page      
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El sector publicitario exige una mayor regulación en el ámbito digital

IAB ha organizado hoy martes su séptimo Congreso de Regulación Publicitaria Digital, donde se ha analizado principalmente los retos a los que se enfrenta el sector con el avance de las nuevas tecnologías y en el que se ha debatido sobre aquellos asuntos que afectan actualmente al marketing digital. El evento ha contado con invitados de excepción, como la Cofundadora de Blockchain España Almudena de la Mata; el Presidente de la Asociación Española de Startups (Spanish Startups Association), Carlos Mateo Enseña, o el Consejero Industrial de Telecomunicaciones y Audiovisual en Representación Permanente de España ante la Unión Europea, Carlos Romero Duplá.

La presidenta de IAB en España, Beatriz Medina, ha abierto el evento poniendo el foco en los retos con los que se enfrenta una industria puntera en la generación de empleo en Europa; así, ha destacado que son más de seis millones los puestos de empleo que están relacionados en Europa con el mundo de la publicidad digital. Al mismo tiempo, ha tachado de “indudable” la necesidad de una regulación en el sector debido al avance de la tecnología. También ha calificado de “fundamental” el manejo de los datos por parte de las empresas, lo que obliga a abrir debates éticos entre el uso de los mismos y la privacidad del usuario.

Uno de los ponentes era el Consejero Industrial de Telecomunicaciones y Audiovisual en Representación Permanente de España ante la Unión Europea Carlos Romero Duplá. Éste ha querido defender el trabajo que se realiza en la Comisión Europea, donde se han impulsado nuevas directivas y reglamentos para “hacer más dinámico el negocio digital”. Romero ha recordado que una de las máximas del actual Presidente de la Comisión Europea, Jean-Claude Juncker, era “sólo regular cuando fuera necesario, no regular por regular”. Y, por esta razón, las últimas modificaciones eran más sencillas y, en algunos casos, tenían por objetivo refundir varias legislaciones.

Tanto Beatriz Medina como Carlos Romero han coincidido en señalar que es necesaria una nueva legislación. Así, el Consejero ha afirmado que la posición de España en la Comisión es que “los operadores no pueden seguir trabajando con una legislación de 2002. Ésta debe actualizarse ya, pero hay que tener un margen de negociación suficiente”. Entre los puntos de confrontación dentro de las negociaciones estarían el tratamiento de metadatos o el uso de cookies porque existe la dicotomía entre la protección del consumidor y el impulso de la economía digital.

El Congreso ha contado también con mesas redondas de debate sobre temas como “Blockchain y publicidad”, y “E-privacy”. También ha contado con diversos abogados especializados para hablar sobre aquellos asuntos legales que afectan a cada materia.

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          Blockchain in 2019: 4 trends to watch      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Blockworks kicks off important blockchain debate       Cache   Translate Page      
The Blockworks conference this week is set to boost the polarising debate about blockchain technology and its potential to transform the way we do business, govern and how we live.
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          Cardano blockchain development just got easier      Cache   Translate Page      
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          First Major Bitcoin Cash ICO Meningkatkan $ 30 juta dalam Waktu Rekaman      Cache   Translate Page      
Pada 8 Oktober 2018, perusahaan blockchain dan kolam penambangan Viabtc menyelesaikan penawaran koin pertama bernilai tinggi pertama (ICO) menggunakan protokol Wormhole dan rantai Bitcoin Cash. Menurut data pertukaran, ICO Token [...]
          Former SoFi CEO Mike Cagney's blockchain lending startup Figure unveils first loan program      Cache   Translate Page      
Figure Technologies is aiming to shake up home equity lending. Co-founded by former SoFi CEO Mike Cagney earlier this year, Figure leverages blockchain, AI and advanced analytics to elevate the lending process for homeowners looking for access to their equity. The company just announced the release of its first product – the Figure Home Equity Loan – which offers borrowers a completely digital experience at an impressive clip.
          Blockchain Technology Market Is Driven By Rising Demand From Financial Sector By 2024: Grand View Research, Inc.      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Tron (TRX) issues new development kit as it enters smart contracts era      Cache   Translate Page      
A Blue Ocean For TRON (TRX)

The blockchain technology was created, in the beginning, to support Bitcoin. That was its purpose and reason for being. But that was just the first version, no second cryptocurrency (like Tron or any other) except Bitcoin was created at that time. Currently, we have third generation blockchains and, while most of them still support a […]

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          First Major Bitcoin Cash ICO Raises $30M in Record Time      Cache   Translate Page      

On Oct. 8, 2018, the blockchain firm and mining pool Viabtc finished the first high-value initial coin offering (ICO) using the Wormhole protocol and Bitcoin Cash chain. According to exchange data, the Viabtc Token ICO raised US$3,700 per second capturing a total of $30 million in 2.2 hours. Also Read: Electron Cash Developer Reveals In-Wallet BCH […]

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          Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain Trailer: Alex Winter's New Tech Documentary      Cache   Translate Page      
Rosario Dawson narrates direct Alex Winter's latest tech documentary Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain.

          “Legal frameworks and governments will have to find a way to collaborate” – weiDex CEO Tito Titov      Cache   Translate Page      

We speak to Tito Titov, CEO of decentralized exchange platform WeiDex in light of the August 2018 release of their public beta MVP in addition to discussing the importance of research and development to blockchain projects, obstacles to mainstream crypto adoption and much more. According to Titov, the beta has received “very positive feedback” and […]

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          Forbes Becomes First Major Media Brand to Experiment with Publishing on Civil Platform      Cache   Translate Page      
NEW YORK,Oct. 9, 2018– Forbes, in partnership with Civil, a blockchain journalism network, today announced it will become the first major media brand to begin experimenting with publishing content to the Civil platform. The arrangement with Civil allows Forbes to experiment with and better understand how publishing content on the blockchain [...]
          Full Stack & Node.js Developers - PayPie Blockchain Inc. - Vancouver, BC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Chicken and egg: blockchain knows which came first      Cache   Translate Page      
IBM says French supermarket Carrefour is using its blockchain technology to track produce from farm to shop shelf.

          Carrefour to use blockchain to track all fresh products by 2022      Cache   Translate Page      
Europe's largest retailer Carrefour has adopted blockchain ledger technology to track and trace chicken, eggs and tomatoes as they travel from farms to stores, and will deploy it across all of its fresh product lines in coming years. Julian Satterthwaite reports

          Blockchain dans l’alimentaire : Carrefour contribue à la plateforme « Food Trust » d’IBM      Cache   Translate Page      
Carrefour, géant de la grande distribution, officialise ses relations avec IBM dans le domaine de la blockchain et rejoint la plateforme « Food Trust » de la société de technologie centrée sur la traçabilité alimentaire. L’objectif de la collaboration entre Carrefour et (suite…)
          В Британии хотят перенести телефонные номера на блокчейн      Cache   Translate Page      

Британский телекоммуникационный регулятор получит почти $1 млн, чтобы перенести номера телефонов на блокчейн Британский регулятор в области вещания и телекоммуникаций Ofcom получил $915 тыс. (£700 тыс. фунтов стерлингов) на изучение блокчейна как потенциального решения проблем с регулированием телефонных номеров. Деньги от Департамент по вопросам бизнеса, энергетики и промышленной стратегии будут направлены на финансирование исследований и […]

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          PwC eyes blockchain opportunities and risks      Cache   Translate Page      
PricewaterhouseCoopers is developing blockchain technology to help clients validate transactions as they deal with possible risks.
          How Blockchain will Reshape the Enterprise Software Development       Cache   Translate Page      

The Blockchain is the underlying technology that powers Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but its implications now reach far beyond virtual money. It's a data structure which is maintaining the distributed ledger of transactions among a network of computers. This technology is not just adding value to the enterprise industry but is recreating the business model. It is beneficial for higher security, and trust building. Blockchain has not only made the records secure but has also worked as a h Read More..
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          Cybersecurity Consultant / Manager - Michael Page - Brussels      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Samourai Prepares for Internet-Free Bitcoin Transactions With TxTenna Launch      Cache   Translate Page      

Bitcoin wallet Samourai Wallet will in future offer Bitcoin transactions without the internet thanks to a partnership with mesh network goTenna. ‘You Don’t Need the Internet to Use Bitcoin’ TxTenna, which expects to launch “imminently,” uses goTenna’s network of mesh nodes to confirm payments via the Bitcoin blockchain. A transaction is bounced around the network […]

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          Malta to Assist the Government of Vanuatu in Forming Blockchain and ICO Legislation      Cache   Translate Page      

The state authorities of Malta will assist the government of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu in forming blockchain regulations, the Vanuatu Daily Post reported Monday, Oct. 8. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vanuatu Ralph Regenvanu has reportedly requested assistance from the Maltese government in forming blockchain legislation upon instructions from the Council of Ministers. […]

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          New Patent Suggests Mastercard Could Have Big Blockchain Plans      Cache   Translate Page      

A new patent awarded to global lending and payment solutions company Mastercard points to the giant developing blockchain technology that supports multiple currencies. It’s one of a number of patent applications from Mastercard and hints that the company may have big plans to compete in the blockchain-based payments marketplace. Mastercard’s latest patent, which was awarded […]

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          Kadena Brings Blockchain Forefather Stuart Haber on Board      Cache   Translate Page      

Kadena, a blockchain platform targeted at businesses, has announced that it has appointed one of the original pioneers of blockchain technology to its board. According to a press release issued today, Stuart Haber, sometimes called the co-inventor of the blockchain, will serve on Kadena’s board of advisors. Haber, along with W. Scott Stornetta, devised a […]

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          Forbes Enters Blockchain Game, Partners With Civil      Cache   Translate Page      

Civil, an Ethereum-based platform with a heady bid to save journalism, has partnered with Forbes to help the 100-year-old publisher keep its stories free from meddling hands. Matt Coolidge, Civil cofounder, made the announcement today, October 9, 2018, in a blog post. He called the partnership a “major milestone for blockchain-based journalism.” Salah Zalatimo, senior […]

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          Improved governance experience with Ethereum Proof-of-Authority 1.2      Cache   Translate Page      

Since launching Ethereum Proof-of-Authority we've received great feedback and have learned more about the ways our customers have leveraged this solution to roll out their Blockchain applications. We’ve rolled out a number of features that improve user-experience, configuration, and deployment reliability.

Governance DApp

This update comes with a new governance experience that makes consortium management more intuitive.

The Governance DApp is used for admin management and validator delegation. Each admin can select a set of validators which will propose blocks within PoA consensus. Admins also have the power to vote either to add or remove other admins. This form of on-chain governance helps decentralize the power of network operation and provides a familiar mechanism to maintaining a healthy network over time.

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Please note, that this new UI will not be compatible with previously deployed networks of Proof-of-Authority (PoA).

WebSocket support

We’ve added WebSocket support to make it easy to subscribe to events directly or connect to external tools and applications such as BlockScout, an open-source block explorer. You can locate the WebSocket endpoint as part of the deployment output or post-deployment email.

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BlockScout block explorer

We have also put together a new deployment guide with instructions on how to setup BlockScout with a new Proof-of-Authority deployment. BlockScout allows you to have a transparent view into the blockchain. You can easily search by the transaction, user address, contact address, and block number.

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Just-In-Time (JIT) VM Access and Azure Backup Support

With production readiness in mind, we’ve enabled support for JIT VM access and Azure Backup Support. JIT VM Access allows you to reduce the potential for attacks by tightly controlling how members within your organization procure access to the VM. Azure Backup provides the ability to create scheduled backups of your VM hard drives. This presents an easy way to handle disaster recovery and prevent loss of critical on-chain data.

VM SKU selection

We’ve performed extensive performance testing on the network and have tuned the VM selection to provide clearer options and documentation, to make it more intuitive when selecting the right VM SKU. Explore the tool that we’ve used for performance benchmarking.

More configuration options

Before deployment, you can now specify the starting block gas limit and block reseal time. Block gas limit will influence the size of each block, while the block reseals time will control how frequently blocks are generated in the case of empty transactions. A high block reseals time will decrease the disk consumption rate but will affect block finality in networks that have sparse transaction throughput.

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Improved reliability

The ARM template will perform additional validation after each deployment to ensure that the network has started up correctly. Additionally, Azure Monitor deployment reliability has been improved by deploying the Azure Monitor components in series.

Give us feedback

You can quickly share your feedback with the team by clicking on the smiley face icon in the Governance DApp. If you face any issues along the way, reach out on our support forum to get unblocked.


          Thai Ministry of Commerce Explores Blockchain Solutions for Copyright, Agriculture, Finance - Cointelegraph      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Female Representation Reaches 50% at Next GTM Forum on Solar and Storage      Cache   Translate Page      

It should come as no surprise that the renewable energy industry lacks diversity.

You need not look beyond the attendance at any conference or trade show to see this. But if you’re not convinced, look to The Solar Foundation’s Solar Jobs Census to see that just 27 percent of the solar industry is female.

We at Greentech Media are working to tackle these issues head on as part of our Women Advancing Grid Edge (WAGE) initiative.

That’s why we’re so excited that GTM’s next forum, New England Solar & Storage coming up in Boston on October 23, has 50 percent female speakership on panels for the day. WAGE is also hosting a breakfast at the event to promote diversity in the industry.

In an industry where women make up just 27 percent of the workforce, 50 percent female speakership does not happen by accident. It happens by a concerted effort both on the part of GTM and participating companies to identify and uplift female speakers at these events.

But we still have a long way to go — not only in championing women, but also people of color, who are also greatly underrepresented in the renewable energy space.

Why does this matter? Because diversity and representation matter. Studies have shown that diverse companies with gender and racially diverse leadership teams perform better. People of different genders and races bring different perspectives to business, and these differing viewpoints bring new insights, new skills and new networks. Plainly put, more diversity means better business.

We hope that you’ll join us at this next event to hear from our diverse group of panelists about the biggest challenges facing solar and storage in New England today. Register today here.


          Data Science internship with blockchain startup - Agile Alpha Inc. - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
We're a Toronto-based blockchain startup working on gathering insight and actionable data from public blockchain like Bitcoin and Ethereum. We are looking for...
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          BlockChain Developer - TECHNICA CORPORATION - Dulles, VA      Cache   Translate Page      
Technica Corporation is seeking an experienced. Blockchain Developer who has solid expertise in system....
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          Lack of collaboration hindering European blockchain adoption      Cache   Translate Page      
New research highlights how European businesses view blockchain and its potential to solve some of today's most pressing problems.
          Malta to Assist the Government of Vanuatu in Forming Blockchain and ICO Legislation      Cache   Translate Page      
Malta to Assist the Government of Vanuatu in Forming Blockchain and ICO Legislation#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Maltese regulators will assist the government of Vanuatu in forming its own regulatory framework for the blockchain and crypto industries Reported by The Cointelegraph 35 minutes ago.
          [ann][ico] Smartcontractchain - Smarter, Faster Crowdfunding - Without The Risk      Cache   Translate Page      
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SMARTCONTRACTCHAIN
Smarter, faster crowdfundingwithout the risk.

WEBSITE | TELEGRAM | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | WHITEPAPER | MEDIUM| INSTAGRAM

OUR VISION

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The cryptocurrency world has changed the way we think about crowdfunding and early-stage investment. Just a few years ago, startup funding involved rigorous screening processes by venture capitalists; today, companies raise tens of millions of dollars with barely more than a whitepaper.

SCC platform is a new and unique crowdfunding platform based entirely on the Blockchain and designed to facilitate open, honest investment. It's a great time to raise money, but for investors this comes with increased risk. The regulation-free environment of token sales means that in the event of a mismanagement of funds, early investors have few legal options to turn to in order to recover funds or influence a company's business strategy.

That's why SmartContractChain is building a platform that will harness the best of both worlds, providing entrepreneurs and creatives with access to funds, while guaranteeing the security of investors' money.


SmartContractChain will leverage not only the power of cryptocurrency for rapid fund distribution, but also tap into the logical and provably transparent nature of smart contracts to ensure that dividends are assigned to investors in an auditable, immutable manner, all delivered across the stable and scalable Ethereum blockchain.


Things To Be Aware Of

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How SCC Platform Works

SCC platform provides a clear path toward safe, reliable investment and campaign development. We use existing best practices in the crowdfunding space as well as Blockchain-supported transparency to create a clear process. Each participant in any project has the visibility they need to feel safe about each project SCC platform is designed to help companies, projects, and entrepreneurs leverage latest coin tools and activities. It is designed to support multiple funding options and opportunities so project owners can reward investors in various ways.

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Total SCC tokens to be created: 60’158’729 SCC
Available during token sale: 45’119’047 SCC (75%)
Token name: SCC
Fundraising goal: 30’000’000 $
Soft cap goal: 1’000’000 $
Token sale start: 15th of October
Sale end: 30th of December
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SmartContractChain's founders bring years of experience in design, engineering, and administration, pooling a diverse skillset to create a product that brings an optimum technical and financial solution to the problem of investment risk. Based across Asia and Europe, they bring a global approach to the new network dynamics of international finance, and an unparalleled perspective on the challenges and rewards of early-stage investment in the 21st century.

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The whitepaper titled Smart Contract Chain and any/all abstracts provided here or through any other official channel are to be considered as a work in progress. The information provided in it is subject to change without any prior intimation by the publishing authority. Any excerpts or whole adaption of interpretation of the said whitepaper or related material is to be considered as an unfinished work. The final whitepaper and any related material will be duly updated with accurate information before the commencement of the token sale. The publisher does not claim responsibility of any losses incurred due to the misinterpretation of the current version or any subsequent versions of the whitepaper and/or adaptations thereafter. The investor is advised to carefully read through the final document before making any investments.

          Mastercard Patent Hints at Plan for Multi-Currency Blockchains      Cache   Translate Page      
A new Mastercard patent outlines how a permissioned blockchain can store multiple types of transaction info, including with different currencies.
          Forbes Partners With Civil to Publish Content on a Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
Forbes will begin publishing article metadata to Civil's blockchain platform starting next year, the companies announced Tuesday.
          I Can't Believe This Blockchain Is Free      Cache   Translate Page      
At the very least, a blockchain mindset can help you call social media giants' bluff when they tell you that their services are "free."
          Luxury Aspen resort divides into shares, sells $18M on blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
The tokens representing fractional ownership of the St. Regis can be traded on the Ethereum blockchain, one of the most prominent distributed ledger technologies whose enthusiasts say has the potential to transform the real estate industry.
          Mastercard Patent Hints at Plan for Multi-Currency Blockchains – CoinDesk      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Forbes Partners With Civil to Publish Content on a Blockchain – CoinDesk      Cache   Translate Page      

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          BWC Blockchain Conference To Feature 60 Key Experts Addressing The Most Cutting Edge Industry Developments – Bitcoin Chaser      Cache   Translate Page      

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myBTCcoin 10:16 AM Philadelphia (Sept. 26, 2018) – Blockchain World Conference South (BWC South), a major innovator in blockchain education conferences, is hosting more than 60 industry powerhouses, including bitcoin pioneer and keynote speaker Brock Pierce and Overstock.com CEO Dr. Patrick Byrne, in a four-day series of panels designed to deliver blockchain content reflecting this […]

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          Middle East’s First Central Bank-Backed Crypto Exchange to Launch in 2019 – CoinDesk      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Cautiously Bullish: Bitcoin Price Clears Key Trendline to Pass $6.6K – CoinDesk      Cache   Translate Page      

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myBTCcoin 9:25 AM Bitcoin saw a low-volume bullish breakout Monday, but the long-awaited move is sending mixed signals to investors The leader in blockchain news, myBTCcoin is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies Mine Here #1 Bitcoin & Litecoin Mining Pool myBTCcoin

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          Japanese Internet Monolith GMO to Launch Yen-Pegged Stablecoin      Cache   Translate Page      
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GMO Internet Group is working to launch a stablecoin by 2019. In an announcement released on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, the Japanese IT conglomerate said it is putting all gears in place to begin building its stablecoin, called the GMO Japanese Yen (GJY).

Banking on success on its home turf, GJY will look to penetrate the Asian market via Z.com once the fiscal year of 2019 is in full swing. GMO launched Z.com as a cryptocurrency exchange subsidiary in its relentless bid to penetrate the cryptocurrency industry.

The company made headlines in December of 2017 when it announced that it would open up a salary option that allowed employees to earn half of their pay in bitcoin.

The news signals the entry of another potential player in the yen-pegged stablecoin market, which already includes Hong Kong’s Grandshores Technology Group.

For a company that already has a foothold in the crypto exchange and mining business, launching a stablecoin, which offers price stability, would help it support “borderless cryptocurrency transactions.” Among efforts to expand its scope of operation, the company also partnered with Aozora Bank Group and others to launch a blockchain-powered online bank.

The web bank is expected to provide a portal that leverages blockchain technology for making cross-border settlements. GMO is also keen on bridging the gap of international remittances via its financial corporations in Japan.

“We have banks and trust licenses in Japan, so we will issue (GJY) in Asia, but we can store assets in Japan as well,” GMO founder and president Masatoshi Kumagai noted in the release.

Kumagai also believes the company is headed in the right direction to avoid the issues associated with tether. He went further to state:

“If that happens, everyone will not be worried like with tether; it can be said that GMO has a bank there and keeps fiat there.”

GMO joins a long list of companies to have issued stablecoins in recent months. Back in July, IBM revealed it had collaborated with Stronghold and the Stellar protocol on a U.S. dollar–pegged stablecoin. In the same vein, crypto exchange Gemini, blockchain startup Paxos and crypto payments firm Circle all announced their U.S dollar–anchored stablecoins earlier this year.


This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          Forbes Enters Blockchain Game, Partners With Civil      Cache   Translate Page      
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Civil, an Ethereum-based platform with a heady bid to save journalism, has partnered with Forbes to help the 100-year-old publisher keep its stories free from meddling hands.

Matt Coolidge, Civil cofounder, made the announcement today, October 9, 2018, in a blog post. He called the partnership a “major milestone for blockchain-based journalism.” Salah Zalatimo, senior vice president of product and technology at Forbes, said the partnership would allow the media company to provide “unprecedented transparency” around content.  

Forbes plans to try out the Civil system next year. Kicking off the process, Forbes will integrate Civil’s software with its own custom-built content management system known as Bertie. Once that process is complete, journalists working under the Forbes umbrella will be able to upload metadata (information pertaining to who published a story and when) to the Civil network at the same time they upload their stories to Forbes.com.

The hope is that publishing this metadata onto the blockchain will help to establish the author’s identity and credibility. For added assurance, a Civil “badge” will appear next to articles as a signal that the content’s metadata has been recorded to the blockchain.

Forbes will start experimenting with a sampling of content (starting with its blockchain-related stories) in Q1 of 2019. If all goes well, the media company will begin uploading metadata from all of its new articles on Forbes.com to the Civil platform in the next 12 months.  

According to Axios, which reported some additional information, Forbes also hopes to expand the footprint of its contributor network with smart contracts, which would allow it to publish content through Bertie to outlets like Medium and LinkedIn.

As part of the partnership agreement, Forbes will “possess” CVL tokens. (It’s not clear if Forbes needs to purchase the tokens or if Civil is planning to give  them to Forbes.) Civil founder Matthew Iles said the tokens will play a “vital role” in self-governance on the platform. Participants in the system can use the tokens to vote for or against a newsroom that is being challenged for violating the Civil Constitution.  

Beyond that, CVL tokens also play other roles in the system. For instance, contributors have to stake tokens in order to operate a newsrooms on the platform and propose amendments to the Civil Constitution. Readers can also use these tokens to tip their favorite newsrooms and journalist and pay for premium content where applicable.

Civil is not alone in its quest to put journalism on the blockchain. Other journalism-based blockchain projects include nwzer, Userfeeds, Factmata and Po.et, which was founded by Jarrod Dicker, a former vice president at the Washington Post.  

Last year, Civil received $5 million in funding from blockchain venture studio ConsenSys. The project’s token sale, which started on September 18, 2018, is still ongoing. So far, Civil has raised about $1.4 million in token sales — a far cry from its hard-cap goal of $24 million. If the project does not hit a soft cap of $8 million, Civil has said it will return the ICO money.

Disclaimer: Bitcoin Magazine is an alpha partner of Po.et. BTC Inc., the parent company of Bitcoin Magazine, is an investor in Po.et.


This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          Blockchain Exchange Platform CryptoCoin.Pro Launches ICO Service Suite to Support Upcoming Projects      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Bitwala Joins Forces with SolarisBank to Launch Germany’s First Blockchain Bank Account      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Oasis Labs’ New Blockchain Incubator Wins Support from a16z, Binance, Accel and Others      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Malta to Assist the Government of Vanuatu in Forming Blockchain and ICO Legislation      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Independent Sales Rep (Commission Only) - Remote - Global Blockchain Talent - KwaZulu-Natal      Cache   Translate Page      
Seeking a Business Developer to join grow our South African customer base. The main functions of the successful candidate will be Business Development, Market...
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          Chicken and egg: blockchain knows which came first      Cache   Translate Page      
IBM says French supermarket Carrefour is using its blockchain technology to track produce from farm to shop shelf.

          MasterCard obtiene patente para sistema de blockchains múltiples      Cache   Translate Page      
Aparentemente, MasterCard habría obtenido una patente para una propuesta de sistema que les permitiría lanzar diferentes tipos de blockchain, incluyendo aquellas que son capaces de soportar múltiples divisas. Publicada este martes por el US Patent and Trademark Office, la patente explica que un grupo o compañía podría necesitar almacenar diferente tipo de información de transacción ...
          SearchCap: Google Ads recording calls, Sitelinks snippets & Google Easter Eggs      Cache   Translate Page      

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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Recent Headlines From Marketing Land, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Internet Marketing:

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          Introducing Bumo Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
by Blockgeeks BUMO is a next-generation commercial-grade public Blockchain for ubiquitous and trusted value transfer, which is aimed to build a decentralized application ecosystem featured with extensive digital trust, free-flowing value and public-sharing apps. https://blockgeeks.com/guides/introducing-bumo-blockchain/ Share on Facebook
          1 Nov Unlocking the Blockchain Revolution – Rethinking Accountability      Cache   Translate Page      
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          15 of the Best Tools for Blockchain Development      Cache   Translate Page      
by Blockgeeks The blockchain has evolved pretty drastically over the last few years. What started as a means to power up a decentralized payment network has morphed into a decentralized supercomputer where developers from all around the world can come and create their own software applications. This is a truly exciting space with lots of […]
          OJK: Tak Perlu Buat Aturan Khusus Penggunaan Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK) menilai tidak perlu membuat aturan khusus terkait penggunaan teknologi blockchain. Pasalnya, otoritas membolehkan lembaga keuangan termasuk bank menerapkan teknologi itu sepanjang sebagai instrumen...
          15 of the Best Tools for Blockchain Development      Cache   Translate Page      
by Blockgeeks The blockchain has evolved pretty drastically over the last few years. What started as a means to power up a decentralized payment network has morphed into a decentralized supercomputer where developers from all around the world can come and create their own software applications. This is a truly exciting space with lots of […]
          Universal Protocol Alliance Announces Universal Dollar      Cache   Translate Page      
...be used to earn interest with Uphold Earn , and to access flexible lines of credit with Uphold Borrow . For more information visit: https://join.uphold.com/ About the Universal Protocol Alliance A coalition of cryptocurrency companies and blockchain pioneers, the Universal ...

          Re: The Apps=>Infrastructure=>Apps=>Infrastructure Cycle      Cache   Translate Page      

Except for private blockchains offering a centralized service between non-blind trusted parties, the only infrastructure profit seems to be coming from miners selling their Bitcoin (et al) in the fluctuations in the Ponzi-Pyramid structures of these crypto-"currencies."

It's so incredibly short-sighted to think it's a good idea to enable "blind trust" in systems allowing bad actors to flourish, and incentivizing them to flourish - too.

Obviously the army of HODLers is growing - perhaps the most adamantly "for" Bitcoin (et al) are the ones with the biggest losses.

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."

Or perhaps Stephen King's version: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us."


           - Wie die Blockchain das Marketing verändern wird      Cache   Translate Page      
Alle reden über die Blockchain-Technologie, die unsere Gesellschaft grundlegend verändern soll - nicht zuletzt das Marketing. Welche Auswirkungen hat sie eigentlich auf das Marketing? Erich Wasserman, Co-Founder und Head of Strategic Business Development bei MediaMath, klärt auf.
          競合のブロックチェーン業界団体「EEAとHyperledger」が連携ーービジネスシーンでの活用を加速へ      Cache   Translate Page      

本稿は11月18日から20日まで東京ミッドタウン日比谷で開催されるブロックチェーンカンファレンス「NodeTokyo 2018」編集部による寄稿 ピッ...

投稿 競合のブロックチェーン業界団体「EEAとHyperledger」が連携ーービジネスシーンでの活用を加速へTHE BRIDGE(ザ・ブリッジ) に最初に表示されました。


          LA OPORTUNIDAD DEL BLOCKCHAIN      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Forbes Enters Blockchain Game, Partners With Civil      Cache   Translate Page      
Civil an Ethereum based platform with a heady bid to save journalism has partnered with Forbes to help the 100 year old publisher keep its stories free from meddling hands Matt Coolidge Civil cofounder made the announcement today
          Blockchain: What is it, how it works and how it is being used in the market      Cache   Translate Page      

A closer look at the technology that is rapidly growing in popularity

The post Blockchain: What is it, how it works and how it is being used in the market appeared first on WeLiveSecurity


          Lettuce on the Blockchain: Walmart's Push Lends Legitimacy to Much-Hyped Technology      Cache   Translate Page      

After an E.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce sickened more than 200 people in April, Walmart laid out a strict new policy to its suppliers of salad products. “All fresh leafy greens suppliers are expected to be able to trace their products back to farm(s) (by production lot) in seconds – not days,” the company said in a letter last week.


          عرضه بلاک چین به عنوان سرویس بازاری ۷ میلیارد دلاری دارد       Cache   Translate Page      

عرضه بلاک چین به عنوان سرویس بازاری ۷ میلیارد دلاری دارد

توسعه‌ی فناوری زنجیره بلوکی (Blockchain) و استفاده از آن در زمینه‌های مختلف به سرعت ادامه دارد. در این میان ارائه‌دهندگان خدمات ابری در حال ارائه‌ی این فناوری به عنوان سرویسی جدید در حوزه‌ی تجاری هستند.



          Comment on Column: The Impact Of Technological Advances by Duh      Cache   Translate Page      
So would you suggest government ignore disruptive technologies such as Blockchain? I believe adoption and awareness is the better strategy. Which would have medium to long term benefits for Bermuda as a whole.
          Câu chuyện về những công nghệ thay đổi cuộc đời hàng trăm nghìn người      Cache   Translate Page      
Câu chuyện về những công nghệ thay đổi cuộc đời hàng trăm nghìn người#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Những doanh nghiệp mục đích vì cộng đồng, nhờ vào sự phát triển công nghệ, đã tìm ra nhiều cách tốt hơn để giải quyết các vấn đề xã hội.

Những cái chớp mắt 10 năm

Công nghệ cho phát triển là nội dung nhận được nhiều sự quan tâm tại Hội thảo quốc tế: Một thập kỷ phát triển doanh nghiệp từng lớp Việt Nam và châu Á.

Chọn cách bắt đầu bằng việc nhắc lại "bánh mỳ chuyển ngữ" của Doremon, Tạ Minh Tuấn, Chủ tịch TMT Group, từng được Forbes vinh danh 30 Under 30 Asia, nói rằng ngoại ngữ sẽ sớm không còn là rào cản đối với con người.

"10 năm nữa có thể chúng ta chưa có báu vật hoàn hảo như Doremon như máy dịch có thể làm thay việc này", anh nói và nhấn mạnh những mô hình kinh dinh ngoại ngữ đang tồn tại sẽ bị xoá bỏ.

"Giống như Uber, nếu chỉ giao hội vào việc kết nối hành khách cũng sẽ sập tiệm", Tuấn nói thêm. duyên cớ, ngày mai sẽ là thời của công nghệ tự lái. cho nên, nếu không muốn huỷ hoại chính mình, tự thân Uber phải tụ tập cho các công nghệ mới.

Mốc thời kì, giả định 10 năm, không quá ngắn cũng như quá dài, được chủ toạ TMT sử dụng như một đơn vị đo lường cho sự thay đổi của những lề thói con người trong thời đại công nghệ.

"Có vẻ xa nhưng 10 năm trước chúng ta chưa có iPhone, chưa có thói quen gọi Uber, đặt phòng trên Agoda, AirBnB và chúng ta cũng chưa mất đi lề thói nhắn bằng SMS...", anh nói.

Công nghệ, bằng nhiều cách, đã tạo ra sự thay đổi lớn. Và các hoạt động xã hội, hoạt động thiện nguyện cũng được hưởng lợi từ đó.

Tạ Minh Tuấn cho biết đầu năm 2018, anh đã sáng lập ra tổ chức Light Charity, hoạt động theo tiêu chuẩn CSR (corporate social responsibility), bổn phận từng lớp của doanh nghiệp. Light Charity cũng song song giải quyết các vấn đề của từ thiện ưng chuẩn công nghệ, theo Tuấn.

Ví dụ như Lightone, Tuấn trình diễn.# đơn giản là trung gian kết nối giữa những người muốn cho và những người yếu thế muốn nhận quần áo.

"Luôn có người muốn cho", Tuấn nói và cho biết tổ chức của anh hấp thụ áo quần và giúp nó đến tay những người cần. Tuy nhiên, những bộ quần áo này không miễn phí mà được bán với giá tượng trưng.

"Người nghèo có lòng tự trọng của họ", anh nói. Số tiền thu về từ bán quần áo sẽ được dùng để tương trợ trẻ mỏ ung thư máu. Việc làm này theo Tuấn sẽ giúp nâng cao khả năng sống sót của bệnh nhân.

Lightone đã tạo ra sự luân chuyển cho 300.000 lượt quần áo và tác động đến hàng trăm người, Tuấn ước lượng. Anh cũng cho biết đã tương trợ được 50 bệnh nhân máu trắng không lo về tài chính mỗi tháng.

Số lượng người muốn cho và người cần nhận là không xuể, tuy nhiên, không dễ gì để hai mối manh này gặp nhau. Và công nghệ đã giải quyết vấn đề này, giúp người cho biết được dòng tiền, quà tặng của mình đi về đâu, được dùng vào việc gì.

"Cơ hội cho doanh nghiệp ở đây, khi áp dụng công nghệ blockchain hay smart contract", Tuấn nói và nhấn mạnh "Bức tranh từ thiện Việt Nam nhờ vậy mà sáng tỏ, hiệu quả hơn, giúp được nhiều người hơn".

Turbin gió và phần mềm học chống tham nhũng

Lê Vũ Cường, sáng lập viên và Giám đốc của 1516 Green Archi lại mang đến Hội thảo câu chuyện về những chiếc turbin gió cho người nghèo ở sông Hồng, Hà Nội. Dự án của Cường nhằm cung cấp nguồn điện vững bền cho người nghèo sống trên thuyền ở sông Hồng.

Câu chuyện về những công nghệ thay đổi cuộc đời hàng trăm nghìn người - Ảnh 1.

Lê Vũ Cường

"Đây không phải ý tưởng mới", Cường cho biết. Dù vậy ở trường hợp dự án của anh, công nghệ điện gió là đúng thời điểm khi mang lại cho người nghèo nguồn điện cơ bản. Dự án tuy có quy mô nhỏ nhưng được tích hợp công nghệ hệ thống để có thể quan sát và kiểm soát qua app.

Giá thành của những turbin này được Cường đánh giá là hợp lý, chao đảo trong khoảng 200 USD cho sờ soạng hệ thống lắp mới. "Chúng tôi không bán cho người nghèo mà cho các tổ chức NGO", anh nói.

Patipat Susumpao, người Thái Lan, Giám đốc Opendream lại quan hoài đến việc trao lại quyền quyết định cho công dân duyệt công nghệ. Cùng với vợ mình, Patipat thành lập một doanh nghiệp về dự báo công nghệ cho xã hội trong lĩnh vực về y tế và giáo dục.

Đối với lĩnh vực y tế, Patipat đã xây dựng app Doctor me cho phép người dùng tự chẩn đoán bệnh. "Ở Thái có chương trình phổ cập về y tế", anh nói. Theo đó, duyệt app, hệ thống bệnh viện của Thái Lan có thể giảm tải do người bệnh nhẹ không cố định phải trực tiếp đến khám.

"Nếu muốn can thiệp vào quá trình người dân đến bệnh viện thì cần đưa ra những thông báo quan trọng về sức khoẻ cá nhân và quá trình điều trị của họ", anh nói. Bên cạnh đó, phê duyệt dữ liệu hấp thu, công ty có thể phân tách xu hướng bệnh tật.

Hiện app này có 800.000 người dùng và 500.000 người dùng hàng ngày.

Patipat có một ứng dụng khá thú vị, can hệ đến giáo dục, duyệt việc chơi game nhập vai.

"Chúng tôi có chương trình như phòng tham nhũng với 5 trường hợp tham nhũng thực tại được dùng để người chơi nhập vai", Patipat nói.

Tổng cộng, anh có 78.000 người chơi với thời kì chơi lên đến 34 năm. "Đây là cách đẩy mạnh việc giáo dục người dân", anh nói và giải thích "thể nghiệm làm người xấu cũng hay, nó giúp người dân hiểu rõ tình hình, hành vi xấu như thế có được không, có rủi ro gì, từ đó, họ chống lại nó".

Nam Dương

Theo Trí thức trẻ


          Data Science internship with blockchain startup - Agile Alpha Inc. - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Free Talk Live 2018-10-09      Cache   Translate Page      
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Blockchain In Infrastructure Market: By Type (Public Blockchain, Private Blockchain, Others), By Industry (Agriculture and Allied Industries, Automobiles, Auto Components, Aviation, Cementand others) By Application (Construction, Transportation) - Forecas Reports Consulatnt has announced a new statistical data that analyzes the Global Blockchain In Infrastructure Market in a thorough manner by illustrating the key aspects of the market that are expected to have a lot of influence on its evolving

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Moody's considera que esta tecnología reducirá costes al sector y también ingresos. La falta de regulación y lso ciberataques, algunos de los mayores desafíos. Leer
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Percents: Earn 2.5% daily on amount traded Earn up to 12.5% weekly under MonexCoin plan 90 days trading plan (capital and profits paid daily) Earn from Monday to Friday for 90 days
Monex Crypt Capital (MCC) is an online premier cryptocurrency and Forex Trading boutique that offers a wide range of trading and investment services to a selected group of investors across different countries and jurisdictions that accepts the use and exchange of Digital Assets. With its Headquarters based in Singapore, and fully registered in the United Kingdom, the company offers medium to large trading services as well as consultancy in Capital structuring on the Blockchain ecosystem.
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          Blockworks kicks off important blockchain debate      Cache   Translate Page      

The Blockworks conference this week is set to boost the polarising debate about blockchain technology and its potential to transform the way we do business, govern and how we live.


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What is MultiDasher?
MultiDasher is an open source admin dashboard for MultiChain blockchains, based on Drupal 8. Drupal and the Adminimal theme provide a GUI for managing and interacting with permissioned MultiChain blockchains, and the content management capabilities of Drupal allow for a more visual and intuitive experience with chains, and for other extensions to be added to the system.

MultiDasher is developed, tested and designed to be run on Ubuntu 18.04.


          Free Talk Live 2018-10-09      Cache   Translate Page      
We talk to Derrick J Freeman of Anypay about all things cryptocurrency, from the Blockchain Institute for Technology
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          Figure Technologies Launches Digital Home Equity Loans Utilizing Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      

It’s the “fastest home equity loan on the planet.” Figure Technologies Inc., a startup founded by Mike Cagney, former CEO of online lender Social Finance (SoFi), has rolled out a new home equity loan product utilizing blockchain that allows consumers to borrow against the equity in their home without the paperwork-intensive, 45-day process most lenders require. […]

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           ​金融科技的全球视野!玖富林彦军受邀赴悉尼出席财新国际圆桌       Cache   Translate Page      

在此背景下,10月8日,由财新传媒、澳大利亚金融评论、澳大利亚国立大学东亚经济研究所、普华永道联合主办的“中国投资与澳大利亚”论坛活动在普华永道悉尼总部隆重举行,来自中澳两国的多位知名学者及商界精英齐聚一堂,共同探讨新形势下国际投资、国际金融、内港保险市场融合等热点话题。作为知名金融科技公司,玖富集团也参加了本次活动。玖富集团CFO兼玖富国际CEO林彦军受邀出席财新中澳经济国际论坛“中国海外投资:把握机遇,迎接挑战”,与澳大利亚金融评论总编Michael Stutchberry,中国投资公司前副总经理、清华大学五道口金融学院教授谢平,澳大利亚国立大学亚洲经济研究局主任Shiro Armstrong等多位重磅嘉宾一同分享玖富集团在金融科技领域的发展历程以及中企海外投资经验。

活动部分发言嘉宾

海外市场一直是检验中国金融科技企业实力的关键,在这方面,包括腾讯、阿里等企业早已布局。除了先行的支付领域外,理财、信贷等领域逐渐成为市场拓展的重点方向。此外,“一带一路”的推进也为中国金融科技企业开拓东南亚市场提供了良好契机。作为中国金融科技领域的早期实践者之一,多年来玖富集团在完善自身布局的同时更多探索海外市场,将金融科技输出到海外,帮助当地有需求的用户便捷、高效地获取金融服务,并已形成美国硅谷、东南亚地区、中国香港“三位一体”的海外金融服务体系。

玖富集团CFO兼玖富国际CEO林彦军(左2)与财新传媒创办人、社长胡舒立(左3),澳大利亚金融评论总编Michael Stutchberry(右1)等嘉宾合影

论坛中,玖富集团代表林彦军向与会嘉宾们分享了玖富集团如何通过资本国际化、合作伙伴国际化等多维度方式推动海外进程。林彦军表示,玖富集团具有十几年的技术和经验积累, 厚积薄发,多年来通过投资、合作进行海外输出,帮助当地金融科技企业发展。近年来,玖富集团在美国投资了全球比特币支付服务提供商BitPay以及区块链公司Wyre,并在硅谷设立AI实验室,还携手日本SBI集团共同投资印尼最大金融科技公司Investree。同时,玖富集团在SaaS技术输出、AI人工智能、Blockchain区块链等新技术领域各自组建了公司,由原先对内服务升级为对外技术输出,开展技术赋能全面助力数字金融发展。

林彦军认为:“金融科技公司可以给普通大众带来更便捷和低廉的优质金融服务,能够提高效率 ,同样适用于传统金融不发达及发达地区。”

作为国内金融科技先行者,目前玖富集团及旗下各子公司注册用户已累计突破6500万,集团旗下拥有多家独立全资或控股子公司,包含五大业务板块,其中包括数字账户(玖富万卡)、人工智能(玖富科技)、网络借贷(玖富普惠)、经纪投顾(保险基金)四大境内业务板块以及包括中国香港地区(玖富证券、玖富财富),东南亚,美国在内的玖富境外业务板块。12年的稳健运营,玖富集团核心战略“移动互联网+大数据+生态链”也日渐凸显。今年以来,玖富集团基于全球化布局,金融科技战略落地与推进明显提速:玖富证券、玖富财富、玖富国际合槽办公,玖富证券联合人工智能科技公司推智能机器人服务,日前玖富集团还获得全球知名金融科技公司SBI集团(SBI Holdings, Inc.)投资入股。

未来,玖富集团将面向全球用户,利用多元化业务布局,构建一个智能化的移动综合金融服务体系,向数字化、牌照化、全球化进军,致力于成为一家世界级的金融科技公司,持续为中国金融科技发展以及“科技驱动创新”贡献应有的智慧与力量!


          El primer gran ICO de Bitcoin Cash recauda $ 30 millones en tiempo récord      Cache   Translate Page      
El 8 de octubre de 2018, la firma blockchain y el grupo de minería Viabtc finalizaron la primera oferta inicial de monedas de alto valor (ICO) utilizando el protocolo Wormhole y la cadena de...
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Change is inevitable. Blockchain technology is a decentralized system with the potential to transform the way we connect with one another, how we exchange value, and the distribution of power. DISRUPT will examine what that could mean for society, and explore the human emotions around change.
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          Computer Weekly – 9 October 2018: NHS app marks a new era for UK health service      Cache   Translate Page      
In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine the long-awaited mobile app from the NHS and ask what it means for a digital health service. We hear from early experimenters of blockchain to find out what it will take for the technology to be enterprise-ready. And we analyse the impact of M&A on corporate networks. Read the issue now. Published by: ComputerWeekly.com
          Experts cast doubt on quick adoption of AI, blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
Blockchain and artificial intelligence will not be adopted as quickly as expected, multiple industry experts say.  -More

          Blockchain Technology in Healthcare Market will touch a new level in upcoming year – Key Players involved in the research like IBM (US), Microsoft (US), Guardtime (Estonia), PokitDok (US), Gem (US)      Cache   Translate Page      
Blockchain Technology in Healthcare Market will touch a new level in upcoming year – Key Players involved in the research like IBM (US), Microsoft (US), Guardtime (Estonia), PokitDok (US), Gem (US) Blockchain is an effective technology that can help prevent data breaches in the healthcare industry. It is a secure and reliable method of recording, storing, and sharing sensitive data.The introduction of counterfeit medicines in the pharmaceutical supply chain, adequate funding

          Blockchain technology in banking Market will touch a new level in upcoming year – Key Players involved in the research like Squire Mining Ltd., Accenture plc, HSBC Holdings plc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company      Cache   Translate Page      
Blockchain technology in banking Market will touch a new level in upcoming year – Key Players involved in the research like Squire Mining Ltd., Accenture plc, HSBC Holdings plc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company Blockchain is a disruptive technology that will fundamentally change banking as well as many other industries. Bitcoin is an electronic currency that uses blockchain to transfer funds from one party to another. The analysts forecast the Blockchain technology in banking

          Project Consultant / Expert - Blockchain at SAP IBSO - Cloud Service Center - SAP - Sankt Leon-Rot      Cache   Translate Page      
We make innovation real by using the latest technologies around the Internet of Things, blockchain, artificial intelligence / machine learning, and big data and...
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Solidity Smart Contracts Build Dapps In Ethereum Blockchain

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          IBM Launches Food Trust Blockchain Platform      Cache   Translate Page      

IBM's Food Trust blockchain platform was in testing for 18 months prior to Monday's announcement that it has now officially launched.

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Platforms combining AI and blockchain will have a massive impact on the technologies of tomorrow.
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Other US states are piloting the blockchain-based Voatz app, but cybersecurity researchers say digital voting is rife with vulnerabilities.
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AGEC 2018 1.0.4


Device: iOS Universal
Category: Entertainment
Price: Free, Version: 1.0.4 (iTunes)

Description:

WHAT IS AGEC?
In a nutshell, the Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge is a competition that gamifies learning about entrepreneurship for high school learners in Grades 8 to 12 in South Africa. The challenges are designed to engage participants to act and think like entrepreneurs and rewards those who finish among the top performers.

GAMEPLAY
#AGEC18 runs for 6 weeks, from 1 August to 12 September. Each week learners log on to the AGEC website or mobile app and complete a series of micro-challenges. These challenges take 15-60min to complete depending on their complexity. Leaderboards mean that progress can be tracked by individual performance, classes (for Partner Schools) and schools.

EARNING POINTS
Each challenge has a maximum number of points that can be earned for completing it. Depending on the complexity of the challenge it is worth more or less points. Easier challenges need to be completed in order to unlock the higher value, more difficult challenges.

MARKING AND MODERATION
Challenges are marked by multiple other participating learners with the help of marking rubrics. Points are earned and lost by each marker depending on how close their assessment is to the final mark awarded. If the marks awarded by various learners vary too greatly then a moderator assesses the submission and makes a final decision of the mark to be awarded.

TYPES OF CHALLENGES
Through #AGEC18 participants are exposed to useful mindsets, habits and concepts for entrepreneurs. These include exposure to exponential technologies such as Blockchain, Digital Biology, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things or 3D Printing. Some challenges include uploading images, some are theoretical and some require action.

AWARDS CEREMONY
On Thursday 11 October a spectacular awards ceremony will be held in Johannesburg to celebrate the top performers of #AGEC18. Awards will be made to the top individuals, classes, teachers and schools. This will be an evening not to be missed, and just one of the reasons to work hard for one of the top spots.

WHO IS #AGEC18 FOR?
• South African high school learners in Grades 8-12
• Schools that want to encourage a culture of entrepreneurship in their communities
• Teachers, parents, and alumni who want to support a spirit of entrepreneurship in the school can get involved by encouraging learners to sign up and complete challenges

PARTNER SCHOOLS
Learners anywhere in the country, at any high school registered with the Department of Basic Education or any home school, may register and compete in the Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge. For 2017 we had a 100 Partner Schools who were running classroom activities that complement each week’s challenges. Navigate to our Partner Schools page to find out more.

What's New

Minor updates. Ability to filter leaderboard by province.

AGEC 2018


          Digital Assets -- Sidechain Infrastructure for Bitcoin - Upwork      Cache   Translate Page      
A Bitcoin researcher posted a sidechain design here: http://www.truthcoin.info/blog/bit-assets/

It includes a pretty detailed specification. For a phase one, I'd like someone here to bring the project as far as they can, in 30-60 calendar days.

I am skeptical that I will find anyone here who can convince me that they can do this project right. But I thought I would at least post the project, and offer $30K, and see if anyone is interested.

The ideal person will be able to convince me that they: are a Bitcoin enthusiast (and ideally also interested in Counterparty, colored coins, ERC20, confidential assets, etc); and have some history of sucessful Bitcoin/Altcoin development. Perhaps you have worked at a crypto exchange, or BitPay or similar.

c++ is preferred, as the sidechain template ( https://github.com/DriveNetTESTDRIVE/DriveNet ) is in c++. But this is not necessary. The project could be written in python and then translated to c++ later.

Budget: $30,000
Posted On: October 10, 2018 06:52 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Desktop Software Development
Skills: Bitcoin, Blockchain, C++, Python
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          Crypto developers needed for creating "How to" and "Best practices" video tutorials - Upwork      Cache   Translate Page      
We need experts in the industry to create series of educational video materials dedicated to teaching other people all about Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Mining, ICOs and everything else related to this field. We’re looking for intermediate to advanced level projects.

Our company is focused on the $390 billion professional development space. This a long-term job for at least 3 years and you can work full or part time each week. Depending on the quality of your projects you can make up to up to $4200/month cash plus additional token payments. If you perform very well you will be assigned later an additional category to cover.


REQUIREMENTS:
- Experience in the industry
- You should have practical experience in Cryptocurrency
- You should have practical project references that you can give us to review
- Ability to explain your actions clearly in English
- Be available at least 2 hrs a day to discuss project related matters
- Prior experience with creating video tutorials (preferred)

Technical requirements:
- Microphone
- Stable high-speed internet connection
- Ability to record/stream video in 1080p

We pay fixed amounts per project. Details will be discussed.

Budget: $4,200
Posted On: October 10, 2018 06:52 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Other - Software Development
Skills: Bitcoin, Blockchain Development, DApps, Ethereum, Hyperledger, Hyperledger Fabric, Security Analysis, Security Engineering, Security Infrastructure, Smart Contracts, Solidity, web3.js
Country: United States
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          Offer - Blockchain Shift | 11 - 12 of October | TopMarketGroup - USA      Cache   Translate Page      
Blockchain Shift Will Welcome A Diverse Group Of Distinguished Thought Leaders And Experts, Including Crypto And Institutional Investors, As Well As Representatives Of Blockchain Architected Startups. For more information visit our site topmarketgroup.com
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Blockchain is traditionally discussed within the context of finance, law and commerce. How did you first think of using blockchain as a tool for positive climate action? Blockchain is widely misunderstood as a miracle solution. It is important to understand that while it is a significant leap into the future, ultimately it is a technology that allows the storing, processing and distribution of data. We evaluated a wide range of technology solutions for climate action and found that blockchain provides transparency and traceability at a speed and cost not possible before. It provided the perfect solution for our platform. How does the Poseidon platform work? In a nutshell, we empower everyone to turn all purchases into climate action. Everything we consume has a negative impact on the environment. We allow everyone to turn this impact into a positive contribution towards protecting our planet. For example, you will go into a participating store and when you buy a pair of shoes, you will be able to pay a fraction more to support forest conservation – thereby avoiding more carbon emissions than the life cycle of your purchase has caused. In the case of a pair of shoes that is less...
          Educational seminars on blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
FinanceMalta and Blockchain Malta have come together to organise two seminars dedicated to the financial opportunities and applications from the emerging technologies pertaining to blockchain and cryptocurrency. The first event, entitled ‘BlockFinance: Opportunities in the Banking Sector’, will be held tomorrow, while the second, entitled ‘BlockFinance: The Financial Instrument Test’ in the context of the VFA Act will be held on October 19, both at the Corinthia Palace, Attard.   The BlockFinance: Opportunities in the Banking Sector seminar will seek to explain how banks are affected by Distributed Ledger Technology and recognise the challenges and opportunities for incumbent banks. The seminar will kick off with a welcome address by FinanceMalta chairman, Kenneth Farrugia followed by a presentation and a panel discussion entitled ‘The Distributed Ledger: A Bankers’ SWOT’. This will be followed by a presentation by Daniel Grech, CEO of Wyzer entitled ‘How Blockchain is reshaping the banking sector’ and a panel discussion on regulation, banking and the blockchain. The event is being sponsored by Camilleri Preziosi Advocates. The ‘BlockFinance: The Financial Instrument Test in the...
          Binance donates 100% of the currency fee. What should I do on other exchanges?      Cache   Translate Page      
Yesterday, the Binance exchange was bleak and released an explosive news, announcing that the exchange fee will be fully transparent, and all future currency fees will be 100% donated to its own charity blockchain charity Foundation Blockch..
          DataBroker DAO Launches Flagship IoT Sensor Data Marketplace Ahead of International Expos      Cache   Translate Page      

Bitcoin Press Release: Blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) startup DataBroker DAO has officially launched the IoT sensor data marketplace. October 10th, 2018, Dubai, UAE – For many businesses entering the blockchain space, the pressure of delivering on roadmap promises is almost equal to the success of the enterprise itself. Marketplace Launched In such a […]

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          Spy Mining: Millions are earned with empty blocks      Cache   Translate Page      

Mining pools have found a way to collect mining fees without confirming transactions. They play according to legitimate rules. How does spy mining work? The basic principle of spy mining is that blocks in the blockchain do not contain the same amount of information. Bitcoin blocks have a data limit of 1 megabyte and blocks […]

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          Comment on Kadena Brings Blockchain Forefather Stuart Haber on Board by Praveen      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Why Didn't Walmart Put Blockchain in This Cart That Measures How Tense and Sweaty You Are?      Cache   Translate Page      

If there’s anything Walmart shoppers needed, it is shopping carts that spy on you. And those shoppers are in luck: Per Vice, the retail giant has filed a patent for shopping carts that could potentially host a range of sensors that would track shoppers throughout the store.

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          Greenbriar Capital Corp Announces Major Advancements at RealBlock      Cache   Translate Page      
Boise, Idaho–(Newsfile Corp. – October 10, 2018) – Greenbriar Capital Corp. (TSXV: GRB) (“Greenbriar”) – Greenbriar announces that RealBloq, its blockchain-based, real estate transaction platform, entered into commercial operations on October 8, 2018 with Title Security of Arizona. RealBlock, a subsidiary of Greenbriar, has completed the first phase of functionality that will help eliminate wire […]
           THE BLOCKCHAIN GP : Le point d'entrée graphique devient intéressant      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Recruitment Manager / HR Manager - Fintech / Blockchain 35-45k - Page Personnel      Cache   Translate Page      
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          China AI drug startup secures US$15 mln new funding from Sequoia      Cache   Translate Page      
Deep Intelligent Pharma (DIP), a Chinese startup that offers artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology for drug development, has raised US$15 million in Series B funding from Sequoia Capital China, according to reports. Leveraging the AI technology, Beijing-based DIP provides new drug research and development services for pharmaceutical companies, offering services to help its clients […]
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          IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, October 9th      Cache   Translate Page      

Escrow.com

I watched the latest DomainSherpa review episode yesterday. Shane mentioned that we sometimes check .co.uk to see if a name is registered. I want to expand on that a little bit as it’s beneficial to understand the reasoning behind any technique so you can refine it to your own needs.

First, I usually only use this if I need to quickly find names with value amidst a multitude of crap.  The reason I use .co.uk, is because it’s the most used English extension besides the old GTLD’s, it might even be more used than some of them. I don’t mean registered but used with actual sites on the domain.

This is valuable information because the usage trims down SLD’s, (well third level in the case of .co.uk.) giving you more value for your time than say .net.  Dot net, while worth looking at has more junk registered as well as defensive and non English registrations.  You can use this concept with any English CC Tld  like .Ca or com.au and if you’re looking for .com’s in other languages you can compare the lists to whichever language/cctld you’re looking for.

Sometimes it’s just a bonus metric to use as a sort of confirmation that a name you’re looking at might be worth picking up. If you’re looking at a name and think, hmmm I like that one but I’m not sure, see if one of the English cctld’s is being used.

This is by no means some definitive answer, for or against your ability to sell the name in the future. It’s simply a tool, a piece of the puzzle, to consider as you’re searching for value.

Click the links for current prices, most links are commissionable and fund the operation.

Main List

The No Bid List

AnnualEducation.com  recert training, con ed, several names for his concept

AntiqueOriginal.com  Some sort of tool that helps you determine the difference between original and reproduced antiques

BasicPass.com   Gets you in the gate but has no frills

BitGazette.com  The newspaper that’s all about bit shit

BloodAcademy.com Where ninjas learn to be ninjas

ChainExport.com  trade on the blockchain

ChronicSugar.com cannabis product, add it to your coffee

CloudMarker.com

CommandPress.com  Media sent to you by those in charge

CryptoGuage.com  determines the level of the crypto

DataSecrecy.com  Keep your info to yourself

Demonetized.com  No longer makes you money

EnhancedMortgage.com  Has extra options

FoodNourish.com

GoAssured.com  Go with confidence

GotGeo.com

HolisticMeal.com

HugeSpa.com  A very large spa facility

KosherTraining.com Very complicated with lots of rules. I worked in a kosher kitchen at Kibbutz Lotan in the Negev. It’s hard keeping track of meat and dairy products. Then there’s meat that’s not really meat like fish. Don’t even think about eating a cheeseburger.

MasterCompanion.com

NatureGang.com  A group that likes being outside

OldCrazy.com  Everyone knows at least one crazy old guy

PlayMoment.com

PourHigh.com  A drink with THC

PurpleCharm.com

SeniorHappy.com

SleepSupplement.com products for better sleep

SocialAssassin.com

SwipeStop.com  a service or product that helps you stop using credit cards

ThinkVivid.com

UniversalBiofuel.com  Fuel made from plants that can run anything

UntilForevermore.com

VaultMods.com

WearLucky.com  sell rabbit feet and shamrocks

WorkFromThere.com

ZeroInsure.com

More Names With No Bids

Names With Bids

GoldRibbon.com

SweetEarth.com

TemplatesBlock.com

BlazeUp.com

TechSec.com

DigitalAptitude.com

SeoGiant.com

DoSearches.com

zoppini.com

PharmacyClinic.com

CryptoQuality.com

AmericanBorn.com

MultimediaHouse.com

CryptoKittens.com

ShareProvider.com

HealthyChicken.com

OutsideTheWire.com

GrapeWorld.com

MultiTrace.com

cryptonio.com

BeMother.com

DebtReliefDoctor.com

CannaImport.com

InvisibleArt.com

HouseInvesting.com

More Names With No Bids

Namejet

GeniusKids.com
GoodLands.com
YogaFocus.com
FreshAtHome.com
rekus.com
CallTheMan.com
SeeFish.com
dumed.com
BlackPoppy.com
SpiritDream.com
RealCard.com
BeginMe.com
saxia.com
ProInstructor.com
MealService.com
FuelMate.com
BestQualified.com
EndlessMountains.com
YourPurchase.com

Flippa/SEDO

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Your LLLL.coms of The Day

zzyn.com
meoz.com
ozzm.com
jfow.com

LLLL’s that End Users Might use someday

AsDa.net
lgda.org

LLL’s, CCC’s, 5L’s

suj.com

Brandables

Azzed.com
Certiac.com
Checkius.com
Creatins.com
Curriery.com
Deleth.com
Gibingly.com
Inalti.com
Intgrid.com
membergy.com
Navaca.com
Razonal.com
Sleeple.com
Sympatheia.com
Syscope.com
Zurbian.com

MORE Short Brand Dot Coms HERE

Some Numbers

198911.com
334050.com
554050.com
4887111.com
4887222.com
4887333.com

One Worders and Other TLD’s

Enjoyment.us
Jambs.org
Enlightening.tv
Adores.us
Encrypt.cc
Venues.cc

Vape, Weed and Vegan Names and  VR

CompanyCannabis.com
CreamCanna.com
VaporDoctor.com

Snap Names/DropCatch

NamePros

EMH.net
HaircutTrend.com
Vegn.com
PhoenixCafes.com
uAvok.com

eIndia.net
NNKNN.com
Ticin.com
DJWW.net
Cumda.com

CarEagles.com
TrumpFeeds.com
EzKorean.com
Rapfo.com
eLotX.com
Historians.top
CryptoElectronic.com
Shoppping.io
EliteForexBlog.com
CryptoBlockchains.me

Godaddy Value BIN

Godaddy Value BIN

Available Names

Available for Reg Fee big list

Have a name at auction and need more exposure? Send me an email. We Charge $10 per name per day. We may be able to help. If you have an auction you want to promote, email us for details.*All names chosen by us, Shane and Josh . (ie you click through and purchase a name you like) or an occasional paid listing. Everything we say is based on our own research or is opinion. Do your own due diligence. That means look it up yourself if you don’t think the stats or our opinion is correct. We hand choose the names but we are paid to make this list by both the auction houses, individuals that are auctioning names, and Godaddy affiliate links. Keep that in mind and only buy names that YOU think are good

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          BlockScout: The first full featured open source Ethereum blockchain explorer      Cache   Translate Page      
Both what you need and what you want at your fingertips.
          Why Didn't Walmart Put Blockchain in This Cart That Measures How Tense and Sweaty You Are?      Cache   Translate Page      

If there’s anything Walmart shoppers needed, it is shopping carts that spy on you. And those shoppers are in luck: Per Vice, the retail giant has filed a patent for shopping carts that could potentially host a range of sensors that would track shoppers throughout the store.

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          Sahte diplomaların önüne geçen proje      Cache   Translate Page      
Şifreli bir veri tabanı olan Blockchain teknolojisi ile diplomalar artık dijital ortamda verilecek. CertifyIST projesiyle öğrencilerin diplomalarına kolaylıkla ulaşabileceklerini söyleyen Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Bora Erdamar, sistemin kurumlar arasındaki...
          PundiX Kenalkan Ponsel Khusus Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
PundiX merilis smartphone berbasis blockchain di Bali. 
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Sinem ERYILMAZ - Özgür KUMANOVALI / İSTANBUL,() -EĞİTİM, sağlık, finans gibi birçok alana yenilik getirecek olan Blockchain teknolojisi sayesinde diplomalar artık elektronik ortamda verilecek. Bu kapsamda diploma, sertifika ve transkript gibi belgelere...
          Nuggets and Devery collaborate on product authentication and payment platform      Cache   Translate Page      
Nuggets, the blockchain-enabled payments and ID platform, has today announced a strategic partnershi...
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The tech and innovation industry has witnessed rapid growth in China and has become a key growth engine for the mainland economy. Hong Kong has also put increasing focus on the industry with support from Beijing, as evidenced by initiatives like the establishment of the Innovation and Technology Bureau, tax refund for corporates’ R&D spending, […]
          Project Consultant / Expert - Blockchain at SAP IBSO - Cloud Service Center - SAP - Sankt Leon-Rot      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Forbes is Officially Joining the Civil Network to Regularly Publish Content on Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
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          創業日にあたる本日「テックの日」に! TECHFUND Inc. 国内初のICO/STOアクセラレータープログラム「ACCEL PROGRAM for ICO/STO」の一般募集開始!      Cache   Translate Page      
※English is below 国内外スタートアップへの技術投資事業及び大企業の社内新規事業支援プログラムの提供ならびにBlockchain as a Service事業を展開する株式会社TECHFUND(所在地:東...
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The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, will be hosing European Blockchain Hub, a non-profit organization that seeks to become Europe's leader in bringing together ...
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          Blockchain tech coming to commodity markets      Cache   Translate Page      
The technology underlying bitcoin promises greater confidentiality, fewer paper exchanges, better provenance and a boost in productivity.
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Dat zou voor mij nooit een optie worden, gaat ver boven mijn vertrouwen in dat systeem Uit?
          Blockchain, diplomaya entegre oldu      Cache   Translate Page      

Eğitim, sağlık, finans gibi birçok alana yenilik getirecek olan Blockchain teknolojisi sayesinde diplomalar artık elektronik ortamda verilecek. Bu kapsamda diploma, sertifika ve transkript gibi belgelere zaman kaybetmeden ulaşmayı sağlayacak sistemin temelleri Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi’nde (BAU) atıldı.

'Dünyanın yeni güven sistemi' olarak anılan blockchain kullanımının birçok alanda çok önemli fırsatlar sağlayacağı ifade ediliyor. Bu yeni teknolojiyi güvenli kılan en önemli unsur ise kayıtların tek bir yerde saklanmayıp, dünya geneline yayılan yüzlerce, hatta binlerce bilgisayara dağıtılması. Bu sayede, kullanıcılar arasında herhangi bir merkezi otorite sayılabilecek bir yapılanmaya gerek duyulmadan, güvenli, hızlı ve ücretsiz veri aktarımı sağlanıyor.

Bu kapsamda Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi (BAU) blockchain ile diploma, sertifika ve transkript gibi belgelere zaman kaybetmeden ulaşmayı sağlayacak sistemi hayata geçirdi. İlk olarak üniversitenin BAU International University Washington D.C kampüsünde hayata geçen CertifyIST isimli uygulama hakkında bilgilendirmede bulunan BAU BlockchainIST Merkezi Direktörü Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Bora Erdamar, "Washingon D.C'deki ilk mezunlarımızın diplomalarından başlayarak, hemen akabinde bütün öğrencilerimizin sertifika, diploma ve öğrenimlerine dair her türlü belgenin tutulabileceği bir uygulama çıkardık. Hem mobil hem de web sitesi uygulaması olacak. CertifyIST bu anlamda üniversite bünyesinde yapılan ilk diploma ve blockchain projesidir. Şu ana kadar da dünyada çok prestijli üniversitelerin bu konuda projeleri oldu" dedi.

SAHTE DİPLOMANIN ÖNÜNE GEÇİLECEK

Uygulamanın fayları hakkında konuşan Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Erdamar öğrencilerin belgelerinin kolay ve güvenli bir şekilde saklanacağını, yeri geldiğinde istedikleri kurum ve kişilerle paylaşabileceklerini ifade etti.

Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Erdamar uygulamanın üç ana kurum ve kişinin işine yarayacağını belirterek şunları söyledi:

"Birincisi, üniversiteler arasındaki iletişimde öğrencilerin kaybolan belgelerinin yeniden istenmesi durumunda bir vakit kaybı söz konusu. Diplomayı yeniden almanız gerektiğinde bununla ilgili geçen süre yaklaşıl iki ya da üç hafta... Dolayısıyla bu süreyi çok kısaltan bir uygulaması olacak projemizin. İkincisi, Türkiye ve dünyadaki genel bir problem sahte diplomalar. Bu çok önemli bir konu. Bu proje blokchain tabanında gerçekleştirildiği için sahte diplomaların önüne geçmiş oluyoruz uygulama ile. Bu uygulamanın içerisindeki akıllı kontratlar özelliği sayesinde diplomaların sahtesinin üretilmesi mümkün olmayacak. Ancak sadece izin verilen kurumun o diplomayı çıkardığını ispatlamış oluyoruz. Dolayısıyla uygulam hem kaybolan, hem de sahte diplomaların önüne geçmek için kurumların ve öğrencilerin işine yarayacak."

BÜROKRATIK YAVAŞLIK ORTADAN KALKIYOR

"Günümüz iş dünyasında bu belgelerin trafiği bürokratik açıdan zaman kaybına yol açmakta" diye konuşan Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Erdamar, "Bu anlamda işe başvurulan kurumların belgeleri çok hızlı bir şekilde elde ederek süreci de hızlandırmaları mümkün olacak" şeklinde açıklamada bulundu.

UYGULAMANIN KAPSAMI GENİŞLETİLMEK İSTENİYOR

CertifyIST uygulamasının en önemli amacının öncelikle İstanbul daha sonra tüm Türkiye çapında diğer üniversitelerin de katılımıyla büyümesi, projenin dünyaya duyulmasını sağlayacaktır. Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi'nin Wahington D.C Kampüsü'nde başlayan uygulamaya, diğer kampüslerimizdeki öğrencilerle devam edeceğiz. Buraya önce Türkiye'den diğer üniversitelerin eklenmesiyle, sonra dünyadaki diğer üniversitelerle kurulacak konsorsiyum sayesinde uygulamanın dünya çapında yayılması için elimizden geleni yapmak istiyoruz" dedi.

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          South African blockchain startup launches free online university      Cache   Translate Page      
South African-based blockchain startup Tari Labs has launched a free online university.
          Blockchain in aquaculture and fisheries -- how blockchain could sustain the seafood industry      Cache   Translate Page      
A blockchain startup aims to establish a global decentralized database for a secure and sustainable future for the seafood industry. The Blockchain startup, Fishcoin, is bidding to keep the seafood industry sustainable through an incentivized and
          10 of the best ways to earn cryptocurrency      Cache   Translate Page      

You do not need to have a lot of money to invest in order to be a part of the blockchain revolution. In fact, even if you are completely broke […]

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          Stamford-based ISG launches blockchain service - The Advocate      Cache   Translate Page      

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Stamford-based ISG launches blockchain service
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IT research and consulting firm Information Services Group is aiming to tap into the growing market for blockchain with a new service aimed at improving clients' operations through the distributed-ledger technology. Officials at Stamford-based ISG ...

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          CyberSecurity Consultant / Manager - Michael Page - Brussels      Cache   Translate Page      
You will help large companies deal with technological challenges on various topics: IT Strategy, Digitalisation, CyberSecurity, BI, Blockchain Company A famous French company specialised in Digital Transformation and IT Missions As a CyberSecurity Consultant, you will help large companies deal with today's technological challenges on various hot topics. You will support clients in their digital transformation. The consultant will have the following responsibilities: Conduct...
          Forbes To Publish Contents On A Blockchain | Coindelite News      Cache   Translate Page      

The U.S. based business magazine 'Forbes' is the latest company to adapt blockchain technology. Forbes maintains a daily news web portal and prints bi-weekly magazines.

          Nyriad teams with Datacom to add blockchain security to data storage      Cache   Translate Page      
Datacom has signed an exclusive agreement with Cambridge (NZ)-based 'exascale storage' company Nyriad under which Nyriad will develop and deploy a next-generation computational storage system for secure, collaborative processing of data in the Australian market.
          Schulte Roth & Zabel Presents Its 9th Annual Shareholder Activism Conference      Cache   Translate Page      
...issues. The firm's practices include: bank regulatory; bankruptcy & creditors' rights litigation; blockchain technology & digital assets; broker-dealer regulatory & enforcement; business reorganization; complex commercial litigation; cybersecurity; distressed debt & claims trading; distressed investing; education law; employment & employee benefits; energy; environmental; finance; financial ...

          Sahte diplomaların önüne geçen proje       Cache   Translate Page      
Şifreli bir veri tabanı olan Blockchain teknolojisi ile diplomalar artık dijital ortamda verilecek. CertifyIST projesiyle öğrencilerin diplomalarına kolaylıkla ulaşabileceklerini söyleyen Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Bora Erdamar, sistemin kurumlar arasındaki ilişkileri de hızlandıracağını belirtti. 
          Blockchain Technology is Expected to Save Financial Institutions Over $40 billion Per Year, BIS Research Report      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Blockchain Unlocked Executive Academy, Oct 8-10      Cache   Translate Page      
Blockchain Unlocked is a three-day executive and certificate academy consisting of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

Blockchain Unlocked is designed to train business leaders in blockchain technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of blockchain technology, a survey of how blockchain is being used by businesses, startups, and governments, and a precise framework for analyzing blockchain use cases. Attendees will also learn about the state-of-the-art enterprise blockchain platforms, present-day challenges, and leading areas of research.

Instructors include leading faculty from the University of California, Berkeley. Past guest speakers have included Joey Krug, co-founder of Augur and co-CIO of Pantera Capital, Ian Lee, Executive in Residence at IDEO CoLab and co-founder of CitiConnect for Blockchain, Elizabeth Stark, CEO of Lightning Labs, and Alexander Pack, Director of Network Investing at Bain Capital Ventures.
          Blythe Masters: ‘Hundreds’ of Blockchain Benefits Will Hit Commodity Supply Chains      Cache   Translate Page      

Former JPMorgan executive Blythe Masters predicts “tens if not hundreds” of blockchain projects will soon increase the efficiency of commodity markets, Bloomberg reports Tuesday, Oct. 9. Masters, who since leaving the investment banking giant has become CEO of her own software outfit Digital Asset Holdings, said commodity supply chains would greatly benefit from the advent […]

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          Mastercard Wins Blockchain Patent, Hiring Blockchain Specialists      Cache   Translate Page      

Mastercard, an American multinational financial corporation, has won its third patent for a slightly altered version of a blockchain system. Multiple transaction formats The latest patent is dated 9 October. It is titled “Method and system for partitioned blockchains and enhanced privacy for permissioned blockchains”. Join the Leading Industry Event! The patent describes the operation […]

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          A look at the vital role blockchain is playing in banking the unbanked      Cache   Translate Page      
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OpenLedger ApS company - one of the leading companies in BlockChain and FinTech development. Main activity of the company is design and development own products based on BlockChain in finance, investment and marketing field. During the years of...

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BlockChain Innovations Corp shortlisted for 'Innovation of the Year' at the SBC Awards 2018

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          #TerzaPagina #Napoli tenta di rinascere attraverso la tecnologia blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      

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          (USA) Full Stack JavaScript Developer      Cache   Translate Page      
Full Stack JavaScript Developer Apply Now! Back to search Location: Aliso Viejo, California Posted: 10-09-2018 Location Name: Aliso Viejo Wage Max: 70,000.00 Wage Min: 60,000.00 Position Type: Full-time Shift: 1st Shift Cytellix, the cybersecurity division of Information Management Resources, Inc. (IMRI), focuses on small to medium sized businesses who have a need to understand cyber preparedness to improve their cyber posture. IMRI & Cytellix is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California and has offices in McClean, Virginia; Vicksburg, Mississippi; and Atlanta, Georgia and has employees working nationwide. We offer great benefits! We know that when you join IMRI/Cytellix, everyone wins — You, the Customer, and the entire IMRI/Cytellix Team! Cytellix Group is hiring a Full Stack JavaScript Developer to provide software development support to our team. We are looking for an energetic developer to join a newly formed team that will work with teams across Cytellix. You must have the ability to translate our company and customer needs into functional and appealing interactive applications. This position may require candidate to obtain a security clearance. The types of challenges you are going to face include data architecture, modeling, and design, instrumentation strategies, data analysis, and visualization, all aimed at generating insights, improving quality, and driving impact to the scenarios and experiences enabled by the team. The ideal candidate needs to demonstrate strong problem-solving skill, ability to work in a fast-paced environment that is continuously working for ways to improve, collaboration skill, and customer obsession to provide best customer experience. Responsibilities: + Develop, deploy, and maintain the company’s web and mobile applications. + Build cross-browser compatible and highly scalable web applications. + Optimize application for ease of usability and speed. + Use coding best-practices to ensure high-quality standards and brand consistency. + Stay up-to-date on emerging development technologies. Required skills and experience: + Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or in a related engineering field; relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree. + Miniumum of 2 years professional development experience. + Experience building web applications using the MEAN/MERN technical stack (MongoDB, Express, Angular 2+ or React, Node). + Sound understanding of REST API architectural principles and patterns. + Experience with modern DevOps tools and workflows such as git, GitHub, Jira, Phabricator, Jenkins, or equivalents. + Experience deploying to cloud services, such as IBM Cloud, Azure or AWS, leveraging containers, automated testing, and automated deployment. Preferred Skills: + Experience writing Bash and Python scripts. + Experience developing Mobile Applications using React Native. + Working knowledge of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, or Internet of Things (IoT) development. Benefits IMRI/Cytellix Group offers an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible benefits account, 401(k) and generous holiday and vacation accrual schedules. IMRI is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Our goal at IMRI/Cytellix Group is to recruit, hire, and maintain a diverse workforce.
          Веб-архивы как источники доказательств      Cache   Translate Page      

Заметка сотрудника Библиотеки Стенфордского университета д-ра Дэвида Розенталя (David Rosenthal – на фото, см. также https://www.lockss.org/contact-us/dshr/ ) была опубликована на его блоге (DSHR's Blog) 25 сентября 2018 года.

В своём недавнем посте «Блокчейн решит проблему обеспечения долговременной сохранности!» (Blockchain Solves Preservation! ,  https://blog.dshr.org/2018/09/blockchain-solves-preservation.html - перевод на русский язык здесь: https://rusrim.blogspot.com/2018/10/1.html - Н.Х.) я критиковал публикацию Джона Колломоссе и других авторов (John Collomosse et al) «Проект ARCHANGEL: Доверенные архивы электронных государственных документов» (ARCHANGEL: Trusted Archives of Digital Public Documents, см. https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.08342 , прямая ссылка на PDF-файл: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1804.08342.pdf ). По мнению авторов, проверка целостности путем использования хешей необходима, поскольку:
«Целостность документов имеет фундаментальное значение для доверия общественности к архивам. Однако в настоящее время доверие основано на репутации учреждения – это доверие к «вывеске» централизованного авторитетного органа или учреждения, такого, например, как национальный государственный архиве или университет.»
Но они также пишут, что:
«… доказательства верности/подлинности контента (content evidence) в конечном итоге могут начать приниматься в суде подобно доказательствам на основе анализа ДНК, но достижение такого уровня доверия потребует больших усилий по объяснения общественности особенностей блокчейна на понятном людям языке, - включая, в частности, объяснение того, почему можно доверять криптографическим подтверждениям, характерным для DLT-решений.»
По крайней мере в том, что касается работы судов, авторы ошибаются как в отношении «доверия к вывеске», так и в отношении того, как устанавливается доверие.

Кирен МакКарти (Kieren McCarthy) в статье «По мнению судей американского апелляционного суда, материалы «Машины прошлого» (Wayback Machine) на сайте Archive.org является надлежащим доказательством» (Archive.org's Wayback Machine is legit legal evidence, US appeals court judges rule, https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/04/wayback_machine_legit/ ) рассказывает о постепенном процессе, в рамках которого апелляционные суды США допускают представление в качестве доказательств веб-страниц, извлеченных с помощью решения Wayback Machine ( https://archive.org/web/ ) компании «Интернет-Архив» (Internet Archive):
«В находящийся в Нью-Йорке федеральный апелляционный суд Второго судебного округа США этим летом поступила просьба рассмотреть обращение итальянского компьютерного хакера, в котором тот требовал исключить из числа допустимых доказательств скриншоты управлявшихся им веб-сайтов, устанавливавшие его причастность к вирусу и ботнету, за создание которых он был в конечном счете осужден. Прокуроры сделали скриншоты его веб-страниц, извлеченных из системы «Интернет-архива», и использовали их в качестве доказательств в суде - и хакер хотел, чтобы суд отказал в признании этих материалов допустимыми доказательствами.

Фабио Гасперини (Fabio Gasperini) утверждал, что извлеченные из Wayback Machine архивы его веб-страниц не были надлежащим образом аутентифицированы как аутентичные и не подвергавшиеся несанкционированному вмешательству, и поэтому эти материалы не должны были быть использованы в ходе уголовного процесса. ...

Однако в деле Гасперини, как отметил апелляционный суд Второго округа, обвинение представило показания руководителя офиса «Интернет-архива», «который объяснил, как Архив захватывает и обеспечивает долговременную сохранность свидетельств контента Интернета в определенный момент времени». ...

Данный руководитель также показал, что представленные обвинением скриншоты имеющегося в Wayback Machine архива веб-страниц сайтов Гасперини действительно соответствуют содержимому «Интернет-архива». В совокупности, это обеспечило достаточную степень аутентичности. Как отметил апелляционный суд, адвокатам Гасперини также была предоставлена возможность провести перекрёстный допрос руководителя офиса «Интернет-архива».»
Обратите внимание, что суд основывал своё решение о допустимости доказательств на показаниях свидетеля, лично знавшего процессы архива, а не вере в технологии широкой общественности. Заметьте также, что в ходе рассматривавшихся процессов действительно документировались хеши контента. Деревья хешей Меркла (Merkle trees) из этих хешей не формировались, поскольку такой подход при масштабах «Интернет-Архива» был бы слишком дорогостоящим.

Мой комментарий: Согласно определению в Википедии (см. https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Дерево_хешей ), "Хеш-деревом или деревом Меркла называют полное двоичное дерево, в листовые вершины которого помещены хеши от блоков данных, а внутренние вершины содержат хеши от сложения значений в дочерних вершинах. Корневой узел дерева содержит хеш от всего набора данных, то есть хеш-дерево является однонаправленной хеш-функцией."

Третий судебный округ США пришёл к аналогичному выводу, пройдя по похожему пути:
«Решение судей апелляционного суда отразило аналогичное решение, принятое ещё в 2011 Третьим судебным округом по делу «США против Бансала» (United States v. Bansal), где свидетель объяснил на основе «личных знаний», как работает система Wayback Machine и насколько она надежна. Суд решил, что данные показания являлись «достаточное доказательством» того, что его сохраненные в архиве веб-страницы были аутентичными. ...

Разумеется, может случиться так, что если у обвинения не будет возможности представить в качестве свидетеля сотрудника «Интернет-архива», способного объяснить процесс, при помощи которого делается «снимок», и засвидетельствовать. что скриншоты не были подделаны, то впоследствии эти материалы могут быть исключены из числа надлежащих доказательств. ...

Можно себе представить, что в какой-то момент исчезнет необходимость представлять такого свидетеля, и Интернет-Архив будет рассматриваться (см. также https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/16/head_like_a_memory_hole/ ) как вполне законный источник сведений о прошлой онлайн-деятельности.»
Правовая система постепенно укрепляет своё доверие к доказательной силе Wayback Machine, требуя личных показаний от людей, управляющих лежащими в основе работы этой системы процессами, и подвергая этих свидетелей перекрёстному допросу. Системы, на основе блокчейна должны будут пройти аналогичный процесс; и тем из них, в которых используются публичные блокчейны без ограничения доступа (public permissionless blockchains), будет сложно это сделать, поскольку в этом случае невозможно представить показания «людей, управляющих базовыми процессами». В случае решения ARCHANGEL, в котором предполагается использовать частный блокчейн с ограниченным доступом (permissioned), могут потребоваться свидетельские показания как от операторов сетевых узлов, так и от представителей архивов, генерирующих фиксируемые в блокчейн-цепочке хеши. Простое доверие общественности не будет и не должно быть достаточным.

Дэвид Розенталь (David Rosenthal)

Мой комментарий: Российские суды тоже начинают сталкиваться со случаями представления материалов из веб-архивов в качестве доказательств, и есть примеры, когда такие доказательства принимаются (см., например, https://rusrim.blogspot.com/2014/01/wayback-machine.html ).

Источник: DSHR's Blog
https://blog.dshr.org/2018/09/web-archives-as-evidence.html

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Mobile gambling represents the modernity of the entertainment industry. People want to play online using the most convenient solutions with the atmosphere of land-based casinos, and the market of apps grows from year to year. Now, let’s dive into the critical trends of gaming on the go!

1. Live Dealers

The ideal casino for new gamblers is probably a mobile application with conveniences of a land-based facility. Software providers work in this area, and live dealers emerged as one of the solutions to bring the real-life experience to online gaming.

Simply put, a live casino is a stream from a particular broadcasting studio with real croupiers and tables. Players can join the translation and make bets using the virtual interface. Modern technologies allow creating high-quality streams not for desktops only but also for smartphones and tablets. The most popular live dealer's games are blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and poker. Though not every live casino features a mobile version, it is a trend that is soon to be commonplace.

2. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

The increasing popularity of VR and AR is definitely a trend that represents the gamers’ interest in having a mind-blowing experience, the more graphics, the better. While augmented reality has a wider adoption in games and professional apps, virtual reality is welcomed by gamblers.

Giants from the IT world like Google, Samsung, Sony, and HTC are working on various VR solutions. But for now, only a few casinos support such level of immersion. We should wait a bit longer to see virtual casinos identical to real ones on their level of sounds, lights, moves, etc.

Among others, HTC Vive is a leader in the VR industry for gamblers, not least due to the cooperation with IGT.

3. Progressive Web Apps and Cloud-Based Apps

Let’s go deeper into the topic of gambling experience. While live dealers and virtual reality solutions represent the high level of immersion, certain types of innovations define the high degree of convenience. The most recent idea of UI/UX improvement is progressive web apps or PWAs.

These projects combine the best from native applications and web-based pages. PWAs exist like simple websites but can be installed on the smartphone or tablet to offer a safer and faster experience. Cloud games are similar. They are located on cloud servers and can be shared on numerous devices without installation. This way, gamblers can save free space on their devices. But still, these projects are a bit unusual and not that much adopted by gambling.

Take a closer look at these project: Google Developers that was the first to introduce progressive web apps; PWAStore that contains different apps, including casinos; IGT that is a leader in cloud-based gambling innovations.

4. Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Probably, this trend is the most notable right now. With the outstanding hype around digital coins and various blockchain-based projects, the gambling industry has realized that it can benefit from implementing these things.

Blockchain systems allow online casinos to provide more transparent and safe experience. Users can use their private crypto wallets without depositing fiat money. In blockchain casinos, gamblers are able to check results of RNGs and be sure about the legit house edge. Additionally, blockchain and cryptocurrencies eliminate governmental monitoring, making gambling entirely anonymous. Overall, that’s a win-win scenario for gamblers and casinos.

Various blockchain-powered gambling projects are listed, for example, on CryptoSlate.

5. Social Gambling

Ultimately, there are two types of gambling. One is based on real money bets and is considered traditional. Another one is called social gambling. It allows players to bet using system tokens which have no value in the real world. For social gamers, the fact of betting and communicating with other users is more significant than possible earnings. Surely, such people can gamble for real money, but they apparently prefer social projects. According to several reports, the number of social gamers has increased in recent years.

There are hundreds of social casinos online. If you need in-depth stats, check Technavio.

Gamblers Are Switching to Mobile Apps

To get the phenomenon of mobile gambling, it’s better to start with the online market in general. According to the Technavio research conducted in 2016, the industry is rising rapidly, not least due to the continuing legalisation – 85 countries allow their residents to gamble online. The same report claims that the total value of the industry will be more than $60 billion by 2020.

Moving to mobile gambling individually, surveys show that users switch to smartphones and tablets from desktop versions more often. By several reports issued by the UK Gambling Commission, we can track the evolution of the market. In 2016, 43% of bets were placed using mobiles. In 2017, this number increased to 51%. We can say that gambling on the go becomes more popular all over the world. You can also check information from Google which started its mobile-first indexing initiative in 2016.

The conclusion is clear: software providers should focus on developing solutions for mobile platforms compatible with all devices.

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If this is your first OpenWorld – congratulations! You are about to attend one of the biggest technology events the SF Bay has to offer. At OpenWorld, technology and business professionals come together to solve problems, learn about the latest product innovations and road maps, and get inspired. By purchasing an all-inclusive conference pass, attendees of this year’s event get access to more than 2,000 educational sessions, including main-stage and product keynotes, product training and certifications, tutorials on emerging technologies, meet-ups with product experts, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. 

OpenWorld Events

Alongside Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle will be hosting three companion events in San Francisco: Oracle Code One, to be held at Moscone West, expands on the JavaOne developer events of past years to include more languages, technologies, and developer communities, while keeping the deep Java technical content for which it’s long been known.

 

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All Oracle OpenWorld attendees are invited to an evening of first-class entertainment at AT&T Park on Wednesday evening, October 24, when singer/songwriter Beck; rock band Portugal. The Man; and American indie pop act Bleachers will perform. The entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end late—plenty of food and refreshments will be on hand.

OpenWorld Layout

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You can find sponsors, exhibitors, demos, and hands-on labs on the showroom floor. For a showroom floor map, click here.

OpenWorld Sessions

With over 2,000 sessions and events, it is a good idea to prioritize your plan for OpenWorld. We suggest you use the schedule builder to pick the sessions ahead of time!  

 

Top 5 Exadata sessions you don’t want to miss

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OpenWorld Social Tags & Hashtags

Twitter: @OracleOpenWorld, @Infrastructure, @OracleExadata, @OracleLinux, @virtualbox, @oraclepartners, @OracleIoT, @OracleAI, @Orclblockchain, @OracleFS

LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/Oracle  

LinkedIn Group-Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco

Hashtags: #OOW18 & #CloudReady.

Restaurants

Light lunch is provided for OpenWorld attendees daily. However, often times attendees would like to venture out and explore the great restaurants the city has to offer. Here are a few options nearby:

The Sentinel SF

Great breakfast spot with San Francisco flair

- breakfast

The Bird

The Bird

Fried Chicken Sandwich Shop

115 New Montgomery Street, SF 415.872.9825

The Bird is the go-to for indulgent food that’s made with integrity and sold for just 8 bucks. It is great if you’re looking for high-quality to-go food.

Yank Sing

101 Spear St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Feast in flavor at this historic dim sum Cantonese restaurant.

Upscale Dinners Nearby

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Mourad
Modern Moroccan restaurant with a Michelin star for quality.

140 New Montgomery St
Ste 1
San Francisco, CA 94105

Photo of Benu - San Francisco, CA, United States. Dried apricot, almond and osmanthus

Benu

Beautiful, upscale dining inside the MoMa.

22 Hawthorne St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Be prepared to walk a lot!

Thankfully, most OpenWorld events and sessions are walkable in downtown San Francisco. If you plan on sightseeing San Francisco has an extensive public transportation network. For more transformation information click here.

 

 

 


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Gestire in modo efficace la rete aziendale odierna è un mestiere difficile. E lo sarà sempre di più se non si adotta una strategia differente. Strategia che peraltro è ben nota e si chiama SD Wan.

Il dato emerge da una indagine di Oracle, “Enterprise Networks in Transition: Taming the Chaos“, nella quale responsabili IT e telecomunicazioni hanno messo in evidenza che la sicurezza, le frodi e una maggiore complessità, derivanti dalla proliferazione dei canali, sono le principali preoccupazioni.

Lo scorso giugno Oracle ha intervistato 277 responsabili delle decisioni in ambito IT, telco e reti in merito alle proprie prospettive sui trend business, reti e sulle soluzioni per l’economia digitale. Il 66% degli intervistati opera in aziende con almeno 11 sedi e con il 62% delle operazioni gestite su più nazioni.

La tecnologia di rete SD-Wan (Software-Defined Wide Area Networking) è stata elencata come un elemento critico alla base dell’evoluzione delle reti aziendali. Il Nord America è in ritardo rispetto ad altre regioni nella distribuzione di soluzioni di networking software-defined (SDN) (50% contro il 65-78%).

 

Più grande la rete, maggiori i problemi

Il 91% degli intervistati ha classificato la sicurezza tra le tre sfide principali, in particolare in Asia e America Latina, dove l’utilizzo della telefonia mobile è più diffusa.Oltre un terzo degli intervistati ha classificato la sicurezza come la problematica principale in relazione alla pianificazione, distribuzione e gestione delle reti aziendali. Poiché i dispositivi mobili continuano ad espandersi e a ridefinire i confini della rete, la sicurezza continua ad essere una questione di primaria importanza.

Il 76% degli intervistati concorda sulla necessità di nuove soluzioni tecnologiche per migliorare la visibilità e il controllo dell’intera rete. Il 69% ha evidenziato che utilizzerà la biometria per la sicurezza di rete e il 57% in ambito intelligenza artificiale. Parallelamente, l’intelligenza artificiale e machine learning sono stati identificati come tecnologie fondamentali per supportare la qualità del servizio e l’efficienza dei costi (30% ciascuno), 27% degli intervistati identifica la Blockchain come una tecnologia di punta per migliorare il controllo della rete.

Il 76% degli intervistati ha dichiarato che l’ampiezza e la portata della propria rete aziendale è in evoluzione. Gli utenti della rete dispongono di un numero crescente di canali, il che significa che la gestione del tempo e della produttività sta diventando sempre più critica. Mentre voce e posta elettronica sono i canali di comunicazione predominanti, video, chat e altre comunicazioni in-app sono sempre più diffuse. Tutto questo ha un impatto sul modo in cui la rete viene distribuita e gestita e su ciò che definisce il perimetro della rete stessa.

Almeno l’83% degli intervistati ha identificato praticamente tutti i tipi di frode in ambito reti e telecomunicazioni come un problema serio, oltre la metà ha menzionato le frodi sull’identità come principale preoccupazione in relazione alle comunicazioni in tempo reale. Le soluzioni devono adattarsi ed evolvere in previsione delle minacce attuali e in continua evoluzione, in particolare con l’aumento della complessità della rete.

La tecnologia SD-Wan alla base dell’evoluzione della rete 

La maggioranza (71%) degli intervistati concorda sul fatto che la tecnologia SD-Wan è fondamentale per l’evoluzione delle reti aziendali e una percentuale maggiore (88%) degli intervistati di aziende internazionali con 101 o più sedi, concorda con tale affermazione.

Per il 48% delle grandi aziende internazionali che stanno prendendo in considerazione la tecnologia SD-WAN, la convenienza e la facilità di implementazione sono state la motivazione principale, seguite dall’affidabilità (36%) e dalla flessibilità legata al traffico (34%).

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Surge Holdings today announced an MOU commitment of 40,000 new store locations utilizing the SurgePays Blockchain SaaS portal with a commitment of $1,500 per month in sales per location. The numbers are staggering!

Surge Holdings, Inc ($SURG), a publicly-traded company offering wireless, telecom, payment services, and an industry-changing virtual wholesale distribution portal for retailers, is capitalizing by focusing on the 77 million Americans with no contract cell phones, and the 51% of the population that has below grade, or invisible credit.

Surge Holdings utilizes emerging technology to improve the quality of life for these millions of people who are unbanked, under-banked or often overlooked. This budget-conscious demographic typically does not want to be locked into contracts and regularly will cash their checks and pay bills at the over 300,000+ corner stores, markets, and bodegas near their homes multiple times each week. This broad and underserved market is where the Surge Holdings plan provides a competitive advantage to grab fantastic market share.

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SURG then bundles other wireless services, wireless phone sales, municipal government payments, pre-paid debit cards branded with the big three: MasterCard/Visa/Discover.

One of the most excited, potentially game-changing opportunities within the SurgePays portal, is that it allows for the decision makers at thousands of retailers to be marketed to directly for the wholesale distribution of additional products for their stores. Opening the door for Surge to distribute wholesale consumables such as energy drinks, CBD oils, snacks, and anything else that might appeal to their specific customer base.

This direct access to the owners of the nation's countless, hard to reach "mom and pop" stores removes the need for a national sales force to bring products to their attention. Now the stores can research and purchase products directly through the SurgePays Portal. The retailer orders their products, Surge processes the payment and issues the purchase order, and then the vendor dropships the products directly to the retailer.

A recent independent research report for Surge Holdings, Inc. stated, "the key metric for investors: an estimated $1.5M in monthly revenue per 1,000 stores, which should be continually replicated with greater sales penetration over time. The most recent shareholder update stated a target of 15,000 retail locations by year-end 2019. This estimate equates to $22.5 million per month in topline revenue. Current revenues are approximately $1.4 million a month, so this is 16x, or a 1,600% increase.

SURG is also endorsed as a preferred wireless and payment provider for both government and private associations alike. One of the most recent examples is the Oklahoma Grocer’s Association endorsement, which was for 2,000 convenience stores.

With over 154,000 convenience stores throughout the United States -- not including grocery stores, liquor stores or other potential distribution locations, we are talking less than 10% market penetration for a management team who has grown this same type of service to over $17 million a month as a private company, and before offering prepaid wireless.

The SURG team led by CEO, Brian Cox has generated hundreds of millions in annual revenue in private companies. Now in the public sector, his model for business building over the last 18 years has proven a success. It is based on the rock of recurring revenue from life-enhancing technology products and lifting people up. He is continuing to do that now in Surge. By building an OTCQB up to the big board so that shareholders who believe in the company now can take the profit ride up with the company!

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Photos: Students from Chinese university during the visit to UNCTAD. Group photo in front of the Place des Nations, at the UN’s European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. August 16, 2018. Images provided by & Copyright © UNCTAD.

Geneva, 9 October 2018 - More than 5,000 participants from 160 countries will meet in Geneva to thrash out major new investment-for-development initiatives at UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum 2018 in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland from 22-26 October.

The high-level conference comes amid mounting disquiet about declining investment flows and their impact on efforts to meet the ambition of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the international community three years ago.

“Global flows of foreign direct investment fell by 23% in 2017,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. “Cross-border investment in developed and transition economies dropped sharply, while growth was near zero in developing economies. With only a very modest recovery predicted for 2018, this negative trend is a long-term concern for policymakers worldwide, especially for developing countries.”

Private sector investment in developing countries, totaling $3.9 trillion a year, is needed to generate economic activity to meet the Sustainable Development Goals - the core of the 2030 Agenda -according to UNCTAD research. Current levels leave an investment gap of some $2.5 trillion.

Marking its 10th anniversary, the biennial World Investment Forum remains the premier venue to forge partnerships between investment and development stakeholders to close this gap.

A unique gathering of high-level players from the global investment-development community, the forum provides an opportunity to hold an open dialogue, brainstorm solution-oriented initiatives and foster global alliances to advance prosperity for all. This year’s event comprises some 60 functions, including three summits, five ministerial roundtables, private-sector led sessions and several awards ceremonies.

Besides giving participants a chance to spotlight priorities for attracting and channeling investment that will drive sustainable development, the forum sessions will also focus on transformative actions and innovative financing modes for growth, such as blockchain, sustainability bonds, and blended finance.

Speakers from business and special guests include more than 30 top executives of multinationals, among them Aviva, De Beers, Coca-Cola, ContourGlobal, Jumia, Lavazza, PwC, Siemens Financial Services, UBS, and the heads of stock exchanges including those in Bombay, Johannesburg, Luxembourg, Nasdaq Nordic, SIX and Shenzen, as well as the leaders of sovereign wealth and pension funds.

Fourteen heads of state and government have confirmed they will attend, including those from Armenia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Cambodia, the Central African Republic, Kenya, Lesotho, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malawi, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Sierra Leone, and Switzerland.

More than fifty ministers from developed and developing countries and 21 heads of international organizations will join them.

In addition to United Nations entities, 50 other organizations will be at the event, including the Commonwealth, the International Labour Organization, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the International Olympic Committee, the International Organization of Securities Commissions, the International Telecommunication Union, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Economic Forum, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank Group.

These partnerships have generated exciting new content for this year’s participants, including an in-depth look at the relationship between sport and development, co-hosted with the International Olympic Committee and, on the annual United Nations Day, 24 October, a session on the role of investment in peace and security.

Five independent tracks will run in parallel with the main forum, with a special programme for parliamentarians, a multidisciplinary academic conference, an investment village, the 35th anniversary session of the Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR), and the 2018 UNCTAD Youth Forum, taking youth entrepreneurship as its theme.

Previous World Investment Forums took place in Accra, Ghana (2008), Xiamen, China (2010), Doha, Qatar (2012), Geneva, Switzerland (2014) and Nairobi, Kenya (2016).

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva

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by Sudipto Banerjee and Vishal Trehan.

Introduction

Medium, small and micro enterprises (MSMEs) operate on tight margins and need immediate settlement of invoices to avoid shortage of working capital. However, due to the poor bargaining capacity of MSMEs, their working capital often remains blocked in receivables as they work on an unfavourable credit cycle for goods and services supplied to corporate buyers. This problem is exacerbated due to the existence of a huge funding gap for MSMEs. In order to bridge the gap between invoice date and its due date, invoice discounting emerged as a financing solution for entities which are unable to access funding options such as short term credit and working capital loans. Under invoice discounting, the seller, instead of waiting for the payment to be made by the buyer, gets a certain percentage of the invoice amount from the financier in advance. The seller pays a fee to the financier for this discounting service. Once the invoice amount is received by the seller from the buyer, it repays the amount to the financier.

However, adoption of invoice discounting as a financing mechanism in India has not been as expected. This may be due to several reasons. First, the bargaining capacity is skewed in favour of corporate buyers who express reservations while accepting assignments of receivables made in favour of financiers. Second, it is difficult for financiers to establish the credit rating of MSMEs due to information asymmetry. This, coupled with the absence of pledgable collaterals increases the credit exposure of a financier. Third, the discounting landscape is still dominated by banks and there are very few specialised discounting entities. Finally, there is a lack of awareness among MSMEs about discounting services, especially in non-urban locations. For example, even though many MSMEs are exporters, they lack information about export factoring.

In 2014, the RBI observed that there is a need for institutional setup to boost discounting in India and for this purpose conceptualised an electronic exchange for invoice discounting known as trade receivable electronic discounting system or TReDS. This post looks at the TReDS platform critically in order to assess whether this fintech solution has been able to address specific issues related to invoice discounting in India. Further, we explore the developments around invoice discounting in the context of new technologies and examine whether their adoption holds any merit. It must be noted that the invoice discounting problem space is quite broad and TReDS, a technology based solution, must be seen as a solution for specific problems in the invoice discounting space in India. Specifically, TReDS seeks to address the problem of information asymmetry and the consequent high rates offered by financiers. Also, it is envisaged to reduce the time taken for sellers to receive payments. TReDS, however, was not conceptualised to address other persistent issues related to invoice financing. For example, although TReDS operates on the concept of 'no rescourse to seller', it is not a solution to the problems arising out of the bargaining power of buyers.

A digital platform to boost invoice discounting

In 2009, SIDBI, in collaboration with NSE set up the first e-discounting platform for MSME receivables. This was based on the lines of the Mexican NAFIN model. However, this was a closed single financier model and therefore, had limited scale of operation. To overcome these limitations, in 2014, RBI released a concept paper to set up a full fledged electronic exchange for invoice discounting. This was followed by TReDS is essentially an online electronic institutional mechanism for facilitating the financing of trade receivables of MSMEs through multiple financiers. The platform enables discounting of invoices of MSME sellers against large corporates including government departments and PSUs, through an auction mechanism, to ensure prompt realization of trade receivables at competitive market rates.

  • In the TReDS ecosystem, sellers, buyers and financiers can come on board by executing a one time agreement with the platform. This reduces the documentation cost for sellers who have to execute a separate agreement everytime there is a discounting transaction with a different financier.
  • After executing the agreement, once the seller provides goods or services to the buyer and after acceptance by the buyer, the invoice is uploaded on the platform. This can be uploaded either by a buyer or a seller. Once the invoice is accepted by the buyer, it is converted into a factoring unit, a nomenclature used for invoices on the platform. Subsequently, an electronic auction involving bidding for the factoring unit takes place on the platform.
  • Once a bid is accepted by the seller, the amount is credited to the account of the seller either on T+1 or T+2 basis depending on the cut-off time. This financier's account is auto-debited through the National Automated Clearing House (NACH) mandate. Instructions are sent electronically by the platform to the parties. On the due date of the invoice, the bank account of the buyer is auto debited and the amount is credited to the account of the financier.

As mentioned previously, the TReDS platform aims to address certain specific aspects of MSME financing. The current invoice financing system is riddled with an asymmetric flow of credit information. Financiers are not always aware of the financial condition of MSME suppliers due to limited publicly available information. Due to this, screening costs incurred by a financier go up for discounting an invoice of a MSME supplier. TReDS ensures easier access to invoice discounting at better rates for MSME suppliers due to the following reasons:

  • Financing on the TReDS platform is done on the credit rating of the corporate buyers, hence, financiers need to define the credit limit of buyers and not sellers. This reduces the due diligence cost for financiers and in turn lowers the cost of discounting for sellers.
  • TReDS operates on the model of without recourse to the seller which means that the financier can recover the invoice amount only from the buyer.
  • Outside TReDS, MSME sellers negotiate with individual banks and NBFCs who may not offer them competitive rates for the reasons discussed above. The average interest rate on working capital loans is 12% as compared to 8-10% on TReDS. TReDS allows multiple financiers to participate and bid for invoices - this is expected to provide better rates to MSME sellers. As described previously, the entire transaction happens digitally on the platform in an efficient and transparent manner.

Establishing the genuineness of an invoice is another challenge that TReDS addresses. Once the seller provides goods or services to the buyer and they are accepted, the invoice is uploaded on the platform. The bidding by financiers start only after the uploaded invoice is accepted by the buyer. However, the issue of double discounting of invoices was not addressed in the original implementation of TReDS. This was addressed through a blockchain implementation recently.

Key issues

The most critical problem in the invoice financing space in India, and consequently in the TReDS setup, is related to the obligation on buyers to repay on time. TReDS too follows the requirement of the Micro, Small And Meduim Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (MSMED Act, 2006) which imposes an obligation on buyers to settle the invoice amount within 45 days. Hence, in the TReDS ecosystem, the buyer has to pay the factored invoice amount to the financier within 45 days from the date of acceptance of bid by the seller. This requirement of adhering to time bound payment, which is otherwise mostly flouted outside TReDS, can cause reluctance on the part of buyeres to sign up. Presently, MSME suppliers facing competition from other players are inclined to accept higher volumes of trade credit on less favourable collection terms. Interactions with practitioners in the MSME financing segment revealed that at times, sellers also avoid disclosing their MSME status so that the buyer is not deterred by the applicability of MSMED Act in case of delayed payments. Therefore, it is not surprising that buyers have even instructed their vendors not to sign up on the electronic platform to avoid the time bound commitment to pay.

Other related challenges with TReDS

While TReDS is a technology based solution to provide an institutional platform to boost MSME financing, its performance needs to be evaluated against the market's response. The market usually adopts a particular solution for two reasons - it can either be a business need or a legal obligation. Considering that the TReDS platform came about as a result of the practice of delayed payments by buyers, it is important that we examine the incentives for buyers to come on board.

  1. Restriction on raising disputes: It must be noted that presently TReDS is an optional system. Assuming there is a corporate buyer X dealing with several vendors, under TReDS, X has to execute an agreement where it accepts the invoice of the seller (its vendors) and only after such acceptance, an invoice is made available for auction on the exchange. The TReDS Guidelines specifically require that X cannot dispute the goods or services received from the seller at a later stage. This is a major disincentive for buyers. Outside TReDS, X usually does not give acceptance to suppliers but merely records the event that it has received supplies - thereby keeping an option to dispute them in the event of any deficiency.
  2. No recourse to seller: In the non-TReDS setup, if X defaults in paying the financier on the due date, the seller becomes a debtor vis-à-vis the financier for recovery purpose. However, as discussed above, on the TReDS platform discounting is done without recourse to the seller. This means that if X fails to pay the invoice amount on the due date, the financier would have no recourse to the seller. Instead, the financier will have to pursue the buyer. While this mechanism may reduce the financier's risk, it may not attract buyers as they would now have to deal with an institutional lender who replaces the MSMEs.
  3. Enhanced transparency: In case of default or any delay in payment by the buyer to the financier on TReDS, the delay/default gets duly recorded and can feed into the credit rating of the buyer. Outside TReDS, instances of such delay or default are not recorded, unless the MSME seller chooses to pursue action under MSMED Act at the cost of its future business relationship with the buyer. Therefore, the decision of a buyer to join TReDS would most likely depend on a cost-benefit analysis of aspects such as reduced flexibility in cash flow management, more transparency, etc.
  4. Existing arrangements: Experts in the MSME financing area have pointed out during interactions that many big corporate houses have their own discounting business and their suppliers/vendors are required to avail discounting services from their group entities. For instance, Reliance Capital, Mahindra Finance, Tata Capital, Bajaj Finance, Aditya Birla Capital, etc are full fledged NBFCs and have dedicated invoice discounting divisions. Companies not having such an in-house discounting facility usually have pre-existing arrangements with banks or NBFCs. Moreover, these big houses usually consolidate their vendor payments into select groups not falling within the category of MSME who in turn buy products from MSMEs. This may be another reason for big houses to not come on board TReDS.
  5. Cost of integration: Another barrier, especially from the buying corporates, is their reluctance to invest in the cost of integrating into a system like TReDS. Since the buyer bears the costs but the benefits accrue only to vendors, this
    may prove to be a disincentive for the buyers.
  6. Poor awareness: Lastly, the level of awareness about any new solution determines its success. Based on inputs from several stakeholders such as discounting entities and banks, the overall level of awareness about TReDS does not appear to be encouraging. Further, in smaller towns and semi urban setups, banks are the predominant option available to suppliers for their financing needs. These sellers do not easily switch banks with whom they share an established relationship, unless the buyer takes the initiative to migrate their dealings onto TReDS.

Addressing the issues

In order to ensure that the TReDS platform achieves its objectives, broader issues related to invoice financing in India as well as TReDS specific concerns need to be addressed. Extending the timeline of 45 days for settlement of invoice, which presently could be the prime reason for buyers not coming onto the TReDS platform, may be considered. To begin with, the platform should be enabled to give an extension to buyers on a case by case basis. While balancing the conflicting interests of suppliers, buyers and vendors is a challenging task, a middle path can be arrived at by ensuring constant interactions between the regulator and the stakeholders, especially the buyers. Further, it is essential that RBI invests resources to increase the overall level of awareness about TReDS. As discussed previously, the focus of such an awareness programme should be smaller towns and semi-urban setups.

Alternatively, a light-touch approach to regulating the behavior of large buyers could involve doing away with the 45 day payment period for TReDS so as to incentivise big buyers to get onto the TReDS platform. Instead, buyers may be asked to disclose their payment practices. Such reporting is mandatory in the UK where firms are required to disclose payment practices as per the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act, 2015. Removing the time-line of 45 days and mandating disclosure of payment practices would require amendment of the MSMED Act, 2006. The disclosures, which can be made public on TReDS, should also form a part of the notes to accounts of financial statements of such firms so that they can be cross verified by statutory auditors. This would require amendment to Schedule III of the Companies Act, 2013.

Further, there could be a mix of other regulatory tools like:

  • A code similar to the Prompt Payment Code in UK can be created and large buyers may be encouraged to sign on to this code. Such a voluntary code can in turn set a maximum payment term.
  • A system for blacklisting companies which violate payment terms repeatedly may also be created based on the payment practices data.
  • The role of MSME associations is important in this context to ensure that big buyers do not abuse market power. As is generally the case, a single MSME will be reluctant to file a complaint against a buyer for fear of losing business as well as the costs involved. Instead, MSME associations can give MSMEs the requisite support and can help MSMEs collectively protest against a buyer to enforce a change in behaviour.

Additional measures for boosting TReDS

RBI may take additional measures after taking stock of bottlenecks currently faced by the TReDS platform to ensure that the platform achieves its intended objectives. These include:

  1. Presently, only banks and NBFCs are allowed to participate on TReDS. These entities lend as per the minimum credit lending rate. TReDS Guidelines do not allow any other entity to participate on this platform as a financier. Considering that the objective of TReDS is to boost MSME financing, RBI may consider lifting this restriction after doing a cost-benefit analysis. More participants such as urban cooperative banks, regional rural banks, high net worth individuals (HNIs), mutual funds, pension funds, etc. may be allowed to ensure the best rates for MSME suppliers. Such participation is allowed in other jurisdictions. For example, UK based MarketInvoice connects businesses with investors, including HNIs through its peer-to-peer invoice finance platform.
  2. On the supplier side, the option of allowing non-MSME entities can also be explored. For example, a corporate buyer on board TReDS presently would have to maintain an additional payment mechanism for non-MSME segment. This leads to operational inefficiencies for the buyer. Allowing both segments on TReDS may ease their way of doing business.
  3. Several MSMEs lack reliable information systems which can generate invoice suitable for discounting. To address this problem, in the Union Budget 2018-19, it was declared that TReDS would be linked to the Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN). Further, as discussed previously in the post, financing in the TReDS environment is done on the credit worthiness of buyers on 'without recourse to seller' basis. This can potentially create disincentives for buyers to come onboard. If financiers are allowed to access the transactional data of MSME sellers available on GSTN, subject to certain safeguards like privacy of data, this can reduce their information asymmetry in terms of assessing the credit history of sellers. In other words, this measure can enable financiers to discount invoices based on the credit worthiness of sellers.

Technology solutions to address challenges

Some technological solutions are also being explored to address specific challenges with TReDS. The three licensed TReDS exchanges recently got together with MonetaGo, a US based startup, to implement a blockchain based solution for a specific problem - the problem of double invoicing and associated fraud. This permissioned blockchain solution, with each of the exchanges acting as a node, went live recently. This solution has enabled the three exchanges to work together to eliminate instances of double discounting while protecting confidential information of their clients. The system generates a hash which is used by the exchanges for validating whether an invoice has already been discounted or not.

In other parts of the world too, blockchain is being considered to develop end-to-end solutions for invoice financing. Several early implementations already exist - examples being Populous in the UK and the Hive Project in Slovenia. More specifically, blockchain is being used to:

  • Ascertain the legitimacy of an invoice
  • Find out whether the invoice has already been discounted
  • Make available immutable contract information securely to all stakeholders, thus ensuring transparency
  • Create incentives for quicker payments
  • Reduce costs related to the invoice financing process

Need for a cautious approach

In view of the decision by the three exchanges to move the fraud-detection module of the TReDS platform onto a blockchain, going forward, authorities and other stakeholders must follow a cautious approach when considering a blockchain solution for other modules of the invoice discounting process of TReDS. A blockchain based solution is envisaged to reduce costs associated with invoice financing and also incentivise quicker payments by bringing in transparency of transactions through a distributed immutable ledger. However, certain considerations need to be made to come up with the most appropriate design approach in the Indian context:

  1. Will a blockchain solution incentivise buyers? Considering the reluctance of buyers to come onboard TReDS due to
    the lack of a dispute resolution mechanism, it is critical for any future blockchain implementation to tackle this issue. Buyers may want a transparent mechanism on the blockchain which allows them to flag the quality of goods/services sold to them even after accepting the invoice.
  2. Is a blockchain the best design choice?
    Various design choices, including centralised and distributed databases, must be considered and a cost benefit analysis must be done to choose the most efficient solution.
  3. Will the solution help achieve RBI's objectives?
    Depending on RBI's objectives and factors such as trust among stakeholders, a permissioned or permissionless blockchain solution might be more suitable in case a blockchain solution is found to be the right choice.
  4. Issues of security, scalability and governance: Blockchain solutions with public facing data and handling a large number of transactions have been known to struggle with issues of throughput capacity and security. Further, complex questions such as who controls the blockchain, who are the nodes in case of a permissioned blockchain with multiple stakeholders and what is the consensus mechanism need to be answered.
  5. How will the solution respond to a complex and dynamic environment?: A blockchain based 'smart contract' solution for invoice financing should be able to quickly adapt to complex and fast-changing real world environments - for example, changes in the regulatory framework.

It is important that a blockchain solution is adopted only if it is addressing persistent challenges in the Indian context. Characteristics/features of the technology itself pose another set of questions when considering the solutions. Thus, a cost-benefit analysis is of paramount importance before deciding the design of the solution.

Conclusion

Several measures have been taken over the past few years to boost invoice financing in India. Although TReDS is a good initiative, we must carefully evaluate its effectivesness to address the lacunae in the system. To this end, we have examined the existing design and performance of TReDS after considering the market's response and expectations of stakeholders. Primarily, a lack of incetives for buyers is holding up widespread adoption of TReDS. This is due to structural issues in the invoice discounting space as well as challenges with the TReDS platform. This classification of challenges is necessary since merely fixing the technology platform may not address the underlying distortions. Thus, both types of challenges - structural ones such as the bargaining power of buyers and TReDS related challenges like the absence of a dispute resolution mechanism within TReDS - need to be addressed to ensure TReDS' success. Further, a cautious approach needs to be adopted when considering novel technology solutions for such challenges. In sum, this multi-layered problem needs a concerted effort from the authorities to uncover issues at the ground level and come up with the appropriate policy and technical solutions.

References

Department of Economic Affairs, Industry and Infrastructure, Economic Survey 2017-18 Volume 2, 127-128.

Mohmad, K. M. Factoring Services in India: A Study, 2015.

Reserve Bank of India, Concept Paper - Trade Receivables and Credit Exchange for Financing of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, 2014.

Dylan Yaga et al, Blockchain technology overview, 2018.

 

The authors are researchers at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. The authors would like to thank Radhika Pandey, Anjali Sharma and Anirudh Burman for useful discussions.


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News briefs for October 10, 2018.

Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), an open-source patent consortium. According to ZDNet, this means "Microsoft has essentially agreed to grant a royalty-free and unrestricted license to its entire patent portfolio to all other OIN members." OIN's CEO Keith Bergelt says "This is everything Microsoft has, and it covers everything related to older open-source technologies such as Android, the Linux kernel, and OpenStack; newer technologies such as LF Energy and HyperLedger, and their predecessor and successor versions."

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bitcoinLes cryptotraders commencent à mieux respirer et à y voir plus clair ! Alors que le président de la République Emmanuel Macron cherche à inciter les Français à davantage investir en Bourse (c’est aussi le sens de la privatisation prochaine d’Aéroports de Paris, qui n’est pas fermée aux investisseurs), la tendance est également à une fiscalité relativement acceptable pour les plus-values en cryptomonnaies.

Mon confrère Florian Darras s’est penché sur la question la semaine passée sur son service Cryptos Trading. Il réagissait à un entretien qu’a accordé le député LREM Pierre Person à Capital. « On se dirige vers l’introduction du prélèvement forfaitaire unique (PFU) à 30% sur les plus-values réalisées sur les cryptomonnaies », révélait le parlementaire il y a huit jours.

« L’approche gouvernementale paraît plus adaptée et moins confiscatoire que le régime des plus-values de cessions sur biens meubles qu’avait évoqué le Conseil d’Etat (CE) dans sa décision d’avril, ou que le régime des BIC/BNC. En effet, avec des taux de 36,2 % et une obligation de déclaration mensuelle dans le premier cas, et un montant qui pouvait culminer jusqu’à 66,2 % dans le second cas, le taux de 30 % apparaît déjà plus raisonnable, toutes choses égales par ailleurs », jugeait Florian non sans raison.

Eric Woerth au chevet des cryptotraders

Il se trouve qu’Eric Woerth a abondé dans son sens… et dans celui des acteurs de la communauté Bitcoin et de la blockchain dans sa globalité. Le député LR de l’Oise et ex-ministre du Budget a en effet déposé avant-hier un amendement au projet de loi de finances 2019 afin de « définir le régime fiscal applicable aux crypto-actifs, qui n'est actuellement pas prévu par la loi ». Plus exactement, il préconise – lui aussi – d'ajouter au Code général des impôts l’application du susnommé PFU « au gain net retiré de la cession d'un actif numérique visé à l'article L. 549‑25 du Code monétaire et financier, directement ou par le biais d'un prestataire de services sur actifs numériques ».

Une fois n’est pas coutume, la majorité et le camp de Les Républicains semblent donc partager la même vision. Celle d’une fiscalité, sinon avantageuse, en tout cas simplifiée et de nature à ne pas dissuader ceux, nombreux, qui croient en l’avenir des « cryptos ».

Ainsi le flou et l’ambiguïté sont-ils en passe d’être dissipés, ce qui participe de la volonté de Bruno Le Maire de faire de la France « le leader européen de la blockchain ». Un ambitieux dessein qui suppose une volonté politique indéfectible.

En attendant, je vous laisse avec un autre confrère, Yann Boutaric, qui dans cette vidéo vous explique comment déclarer vos revenus générés en bitcoin en 2019. Un bon point de départ !

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When most people hear the term "fractional ownership," they immediately think of a timeshare. However, groups of people have been buying properties together for ages, but it requires a lot of investment capital and infrastructure. But, while a timeshare allows multiple people to own a property together and share usage rights, there is a new entry into the idea of fractional ownership that makes the idea more attractive. Rise Housing leverages the power of blockchain and smart contracts to allow a new group of people to own a property together.

Normally, if a group of people wanted to buy an apartment building together, it would require the group to form a corporation together, own shares of that company and use the investment from that group to purchase the building. However, there are some major limitations to this approach. For example, all of the people have to be associated with one another and have to form an official group with one another. If foreign investors are involved, it means that the company has to be registered as a Limited Liability Corporation, which means that all owners lose the protection that any other corporate filing would provide.

With Rise Housing, much of this infrastructural friction is eliminated through the use of smart contracts and blockchain. No longer do you need to form an investment group and file a corporation. Not only does this improve the process, it makes the whole purchase less expensive. In addition, it gives owners the ability to invest in small portions of properties in different parts of a city, state, country, or across the globe.

The company is planning to start off with an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), in which interested parties can purchase the currency that will power the system. From there, properties will be listed in the Rise Marketplace for availability. If you would like to find out more about their platform, head over to their website.

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Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLuGHiTz Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the DDR community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bar Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and judging engineering notebooks at competitions. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors.

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Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLuGHiTz Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the DDR community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bar Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and judging engineering notebooks at competitions. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors.

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Coming to a financial transaction near you: blockchain, the underlying technology behind cryptocurrency. Joe Duran, founder and CEO of United Capital, shares his thoughts on the future of this digital ledger.
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Verisart is looking for a DevOps engineer to help with our current deployment architecture (Heroku) as well as help us move to a continuous integration pipeline for multiple environments (i.e. production, staging)

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I need bitcoin forked and start at my server centralized blockchain with PoT or PoS to make bitcoin transfers free of charge and wallets generation unlimited for users of the blockchain. While outgoing and ingoing to other bitcoin network payments will cost some Gas if I ma not mistaken it is 21000 gas per payment now. This blockchain must have some API to build frontend and backend on php, mysql.
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News briefs for October 10, 2018.

Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), an open-source patent consortium. According to ZDNet, this means "Microsoft has essentially agreed to grant a royalty-free and unrestricted license to its entire patent portfolio to all other OIN members." OIN's CEO Keith Bergelt says "This is everything Microsoft has, and it covers everything related to older open-source technologies such as Android, the Linux kernel, and OpenStack; newer technologies such as LF Energy and HyperLedger, and their predecessor and successor versions."

NVIDIA has just announced RAPIDS, its open-source data analytics/machine learning platform, Phoronix reports. The project is "intended as an end-to-end solution for data science training pipelines on graphics processors", and NVIDIA "laims that RAPIDS can allow for machine learning training at up to 50x and is built atop CUDA for GPU acceleration".

The Asterisk Development Team announces that Asterisk 16.0.0 is now available. This version includes many security fixes, new features and tons of bug fixes. You can download it from here.

BlockScout, the first full-featured open-source Ethereum block explorer tool, was released yesterday by POA Network. The secure and easy-to-use tool "lets users search and explore transactions, addresses, and balances on the Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, and POA Network blockchains". And, because it's open source, anyone can "contribute to its development and customize the tool to suit their own needs".

Debian has published another security advisory for Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch". According to Softpedia News, CVE-2018-15471 was "discovered by Google Project Zero's Felix Wilhelm in the hash handling of Linux kernel's xen-netback module, which could result in information leaks, privilege escalation, as well as denial of service". The patch also addresses CVE-2018-18021, a privilege escalation flaw. The Debian Project recommends that all users of GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" update kernel packages to to version 4.9.110-3+deb9u6.


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Society of Internet Professionals: Can Cloud-based AI Boost the Economy?
Society of Internet Professionals "Can Cloud-based AI Boost the Economy?"

This article, authored by Cory Popescu was first published on the blog of the Society of Internet Professionals (SIP). SIP is a not-for-profit, Toronto (Canada) based International organization to connect, learn and share. Our Vision is to provide the opportunity to leverage technology to have an inclusive future for everyone. Since 1997, SIP has spearheaded many initiatives, educational programs, and networking events.

Currently Artificial Intelligence (AI) penetrates faster in the tech industry, since it has increased the volume of new products and services in an efficient way and the structure of development, production, and delivery seems suitable to the implementation of this cutting-edge technology. Still plenty of other businesses and industries have yet to take advantage of the advances in this relatively novel application field. In medicine, energy or manufacturing sector, a more intensive and comprehensive application of AI could dramatically transform these fields while boosting the economic productivity.

Not only AI enters a particular sector, high-tech, also within it only a few major organizations make use of it to create expansion through volume and efficiency at unbelievable higher speed. Companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Baidu and some startups engage AI in their matrix since it may be acceptable price-wise, while for the most part and all the rest of our economy, this novel technology proves difficult to implement and extremely costly.

Therefore, companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google aim to create cloud-based AI to make the technology cheaper to be implemented and used effortlessly. This leading-edge cloud-based AI is available now and by expanding it to lots of organizations it could trigger more economic development. Therefore, the solution is to bring AI and cloud-based machine-learning tools to large audiences.

In this pursuit, Microsoft has Azure, its own cloud platform and by cooperating with Amazon they are working to offer an open-source machine learning library called Gluon. This is created to engage building neural nets to become a core AI technology to copy and apply the processes of learning exposed by the human brain.

Although at this time, Amazon dominates cloud machine learning with AWS, Google is following suit with an open-source AI library named TensorFlow. This library proves powerful since it can develop and build further machine-learning software. Also, on designers’ table a priority represents the simpler use and implementation of AI, and the recent Google pre-trained system suit Cloud AutoML, promises to do just that. Both organizations start preparing consulting services to cover the shortage of cloud-based AI specialists who can spread the knowledge of the leading-edge AI.

The future will tell who is going to spread more and what quality of AI. It certainly represents a huge business opportunity for those involved. The cloud-based AI technology has great chances to expand and comprehend various sectors untouched so far. We can only realize the true benefits… and the downsides of AI once the cloud-based is ready to roll and found at almost everyone’s fingertips.

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Your comments are welcomed

Click on the links below to read the other articles by Cory Popescu:
Is It Possible To Get 100% Privacy On The Internet?
Why Incorporate Blockchain in Your Business?
Blockchain: Unbelievable Transactions Blockchain Can Promote!


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Society of Internet Professionals "Is It Possible To Get 100% Privacy On The Internet?"

This article, authored by Cory Popescu was first published on the blog of the Society of Internet Professionals (SIP). SIP is a not-for-profit, Toronto (Canada) based International organization to connect, learn and share. Our Vision is to provide the opportunity to leverage technology to have an inclusive future for everyone. Since 1997, SIP has spearheaded many initiatives, educational programs, and networking events.

The developers at Zcash consider that this method can become reality as they have been working and developing it. Its name is zk-SNARK which stands for "zero-knowledge succinct non-interactive argument of knowledge". The protocol allows users to execute transactions anonymously. Zcash are themselves crypto currency creators. They also create the zero-knowledge proof cryptographic protocol which can prove no doubt existence of something without revealing the actual information and thus keeping it private.

While Zcash develops their own crypto currency they also find extremely useful and practical to perfect the emerging tool called a zero-­knowledge proof. It seems that science researchers have worked on this technology for a while and it hasn’t become so desired until today when the crypto currency transactions industry experiences high growth and most of the crypto currencies are not private.

What is the application of this tool? If you need to do something online that requires sensitive information, like your date of birth, and the bank account balance so the transaction can be successfully closed, this becomes possible since the new protocol allows the subject to prove these requirements without revealing sensitive personal information which could expose them to identity theft or risking their privacy.

The tool is available now for the increasing economy demands. Important key companies developing and/or using this remarkable tool are: Zcash, JP Morgan Chase and ING. As seen, some major financial institutions keep interested in this, as it could allow them to use blockchains in payment systems and in the same time protecting their clients’ privacy. Just recently JP Morgan Chase implemented the protocol called zk-SNARKs to its blockchain-based payment system to enhance the privacy of their transactions. For instance, most public blockchain systems including Bitcoin expose their transactions to the public and certain parameters within including users can be identified even though these transactions are considered anonymous.

As normal with the first appearance of such complex and novel tool, the computation seems slow and convoluted. The initial setup involves the implementation of a “trusted setup,” which generates a cryptographic key still vulnerable to system breach when used involving the wrong intentions. Even having barriers of this sort, the scientific research continues to improve this tool. They are looking at more efficient alternatives to implement and execute zero-knowledge proofs without using the compromising cryptographic key. Even with all obstacles intrinsic to new-born technologies, the zero-knowledge proof is described by Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum as an "absolutely game-changing technology."

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Blockchain: Unbelievable Transactions Blockchain Can Promote!
Blockchain: Growth and Limitations


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Now that “utility” tokens have become a popular and international way to fund major blockchain projects, a pair of investors are creating a new way to turn tokens into true equities. The investors, Jonathan Nelson and Laura Nelson, have created Hack Fund, an early stage investment vehicle that allows startups to launch what amounts to […]

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Monero vs. ZCashWhen it comes to privacy coins currently on the market, the two biggest contenders are ZCash (ZEC) and Monero (XMR). Both of these cryptocurrencies have protocols that are at the cutting edge of blockchain technology. They have both proven themselves over an extended period of time and are relatively well known in the crypto ecosystem. […]

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The University of New Hampshire School of Law says it will launch a first-of-its-kind certificate program on blockchain and cryptocurrency. UNH Law Professor Tonya Evans developed the program. She's a self-professed blockchain enthusiast in her spare time and says she appreciates efforts from businesses in the Portsmouth area to bring bitcoin transactions into the mainstream. But Evans says there's also a lot of uncertainty surrounding cryptocurrencies, including their volatility and possible government regulation. "And so it's a prime time for the law school to setup and help make sense of some of the legal issues that are triggered and implicated by this very disruptive technology that really is here to stay," Evans says. [Podcast 'Bear Brook' Explores How N.H. Cold Case Will Forever Change Murder Investigations] The law school believes the certificate will be useful for lawyers, but also regulators who want to get more familiar with blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies
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Cryptocurrency exploded like a supernova as prices soared to nearly $20,000 in December 2017. But like a dying star, the crypto-market may now be facing an implosion. According to a new report from technology research group, Juniper Research, the cryptocurrency “industry is on the brink of an implosion.” The research highlights some key market metrics, all of which display cryptocurrencies as being on a downward spiral. “During Q1 2018, cryptocurrency transactions totaled just over $1.4 trillion, compared with less than $1.7 trillion for 2017 as a whole,” the report notes. “However, by Q2 2018, transaction values had plummeted by 75…

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Publishing giant Forbes is joining a blockchain-based journalism network to begin experimenting with publishing its content using decentralized tech. In an announcement yesterday, Forbes revealed it has teamed up with blockchain-powered journalism platform, Civil, in an effort to gain more trust with readers. As part of the collaboration, Forbes will also publish content on the blockchain. But you might have to wait to read one of Forbes’ “decentralized” articles. Forbes says it will start uploading content to the blockchain next year. For starters, the company will store articles’ metadata on Civil. The metadata includes all of the information of an article…

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The blockchain is coming to commodity markets, Blythe Masters told guests at the London Metal Exchange annual dinner during LME Week. The virtual ledger technology underlying cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin promises greater confidentiality, fewer paper exchanges, better provenance and a boost in productivity, the former JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive said in a speech at the gathering Tuesday night.
          ChainLink Received $32 Million in Financing      Cache   Translate Page      

Last month, the ChainLink ICO completed $32 million in financing. ChainLink (Link) provides middleware for the blockchain’s “smart contracts” to call external data.   Smart contracts, also known as self-executing contracts, are one of the promising application scenarios for blockchain technology. It allows companies and individuals to set up service level agreements with each other. For example, if […]

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Everyone who can is looking into using Blockchain and Apple is no exception, though it will be a long time before we see any consumer-facing implementations of this.Apple looks at lots of technologies If it’s on the Gartner Hype Cycle you can bet a ...
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A Blue Ocean For TRON (TRX)

According to a recent report by Global Market Insights, the blockchain market in the Asian Pacific region has seen significant progressed, thanks to the upsurge in the number of investments in blockchain-based firms. The report also made revelations that the market is expected to hit over 16 billion US dollars in the next few years, […]

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Blockchain has one new supporter: the UK finance minister Philip Hammond. Quizzed at the Conservative Party conference on how the UK government might solve Brexit’s UK-Irish border issue, he suggested that blockchain technology may be a solution. “There is technology becoming available […] I don’t claim to be an expert on it but the most […]

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All public blockchains make use of blockchain confirmations. These are important since they can help you understand how confident you can be when making a transaction. When any transaction is first broadcast to the blockchain it starts with zero confirmations. This number then increases as the information is added to the first block, confirmed, given […]

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Many enthusiasts immediately think of Switzerland when looking into crypto friendly locations. The tiny island nation of Singapore, however, is making its own moves up the ranks. Such an official ranking system doesn’t actually exist of course, but that hasn’t stopped several opinion lists from appearing online in recent months. Expect “blockchain Singapore” to be […]

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In what is a first for Switzerland, Crypto Fund, a subsidiary of Crypto Finance AG, recently obtained a cryptocurrency asset management from the country’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). The company becomes the first to be authorized to provide full spectrum services to institutional investors regarding blockchain-based assets. FINMA Grants Crypto Fund Full Cryptocurrency Asset […]

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          Internet rinde homenaje a Satoshi Nakamoto recopilando sus frases y erigiendo una estatua virtual       Cache   Translate Page      

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Satoshi Nakamoto es un nombre que sigue generando mucha curiosidad e incógnitas. Tras este nombre se esconde el creador (o creadores) que dieron vida al Bitcoin.

Curiosamente, después de lanzar esta criptomoneda Sakamoto dejó de hacer publicaciones en el foro en el que iba documentando todo el proyecto. Todas sus publicaciones pueden seguir consultándose hoy en día.

Window Y The Quotable Satoshi

Nakamoto Institute ha agrupado todas las publicaciones del creador del Bitcoin en un mismo lugar, ordenándolas en diferentes categorías: economía, cifrado, bancos, criptomonedas, transacciones, comisiones, etc.

Cuando entremos en una de las categorías veremos un listado con las diferentes declaraciones. Lo mejor de todo es que cada una de ellas está enlazada a la fuente original.

Una estatua virtual en Ucrania

La 'República Satoshi Nakamoto' es un proyecto que busca fundar ciudades virtuales en diferentes puntos del planeta, conectadas en una República de Blockchain descentralizada.

Por este motivo, han erigido una estatua virtual en el Shevchenko Boulevard de Kiev (capital de Ucrania). El monumento se puede ver mediante un smartphone, apuntando al pedestal vacío que existe en este lugar.

Satoshi Nakamoto

Dicho pedestal albergó durante décadas una imponente estatua de Lenin, que finalmente fue derribada por manifestantes en el año 2013. Si, por casualidad, estás en Kiev y quieres ver este monumento virtual, simplemente tienes que descargar la aplicación 'Satoshi Nakamoto Republic' en Android (pronto en iOS).


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IoT, AI, and edge computing are among the top technologies that businesses want to implement in the workplace in the next two years, according to a Spiceworks report.
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Blockchain is touted as a technology that will revolutionize the finance sector. Slow transaction speeds and a lack of standardization threaten to restrict growth. Deloitte has highlighted five hurdles that the technology must overcome to hasten widespread adoption. Blockchain is perhaps one of the biggest buzzwords in both finance and technology today. Proponents tout it […]
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Governments around the world are assessing new technologies to bring citizen services into the 21st century. From automated mail handling to computer vision-based city maps to more efficient electricity consumption, AI and blockchain startups across Europe are laying the foundation for their countries’ government technology …

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bitcoinj是一个使用比特币协议的库。它可以维护钱包,发送/接收交易而无需比特币核心的本地副本,并具有许多其他高级功能。它是用Java实现的,但可以通过任何JVM兼容语言中使用:包括Python和JavaScript中的示例。

它附带完整的文档,并建立了许多大型,众所周知的比特币应用程序和服务。下面我们来看看如何使用它。

初始设置

bitcoinj内置了日志记录和断言。无论是否指定了-ea标志,都会默认检查断言。记录由SLF4J库处理。它允许你选择你更喜欢使用的日志系统,例如JDK日志记录,Android日志记录等。默认情况下,我们使用简单的logger来打印stderr感兴趣的大部分内容。你可以通过切换lib目录中的jar文件来选择一个新的logger。

bitcoinj使用Maven作为其构建系统,并通过git分发。你可以使用源代码/ jar下载,但直接从源存储库获取它更安全。

要获取代码并安装它,请抓取MavenGradle,并将其添加到你的路径中。还要确保安装了git。可能你的Java IDE也有一些Maven/Gradle和Git集成,但是通过命令行使用它们还是非常有用。

现在获取最新版本的代码。你可以使用使用Maven使用Gradle页面上的说明——只需在那里运行命令,你就可以获得正确的代码版本(除非此网站本身已被泄露)。这是为了防止受损镜像或源代码下载——因为git使用源树哈希工作,如果以正确的方式获得源哈希,则可以保证最终得到正确的代码。

你可以在这里阅读完整的程序。

基本结构

bitcoinj应用程序使用以下对象:

  • NetworkParameters实例,用于选择你所在的网络(生产或测试)。
  • 用于存储ECKeys和其他数据的Wallet实例。
  • 用于管理网络连接的PeerGroup实例。
  • 一个BlockChain实例,它管理共享的全局数据结构,使比特币工作。
  • 一个BlockStore实例,它将块链数据结构保存在某个位置,就像在磁盘上一样。
  • WalletEventListener实现,用于接收钱包交易。

为了简化设置,还有一个WalletAppKit对象可以创建上述对象并将它们连接在一起。虽然可以手动执行此操作(对于大多数“真实”应用程序),但此演示应用程序会显示如何使用应用程序工具包。

让我们看看代码,看看它是如何工作的。

设置

我们使用实用程序函数将log4j配置为具有更紧凑,更简洁的日志格式。然后我们检查命令行参数。

BriefLogFormatter.init();
if (args.length < 2) {
    System.err.println("Usage: address-to-send-back-to [regtest|testnet]");
    return;
}

然后我们根据可选的命令行参数选择我们将要使用的网络:

// Figure out which network we should connect to. Each one gets its own set of files.
NetworkParameters params;
String filePrefix;
if (args[1].equals("testnet")) {
    params = TestNet3Params.get();
    filePrefix = "forwarding-service-testnet";
} else if (args[1].equals("regtest")) {
    params = RegTestParams.get();
    filePrefix = "forwarding-service-regtest";
} else {
    params = MainNetParams.get();
    filePrefix = "forwarding-service";
}

有多个独立的,独立的比特币网络:

  • 人们买卖东西的主要或“生产”网络。
  • 公共测试网络(testnet)不时被重置并存在以供我们使用新功能。
  • 回归测试模式,它不是公共网络,需要你自己运行带有-regtest标志的比特币守护进程。

每个网络都有自己的创世块,自己的端口号和自己的地址前缀字节,以防止你不小心尝试通过网络发送比特币(这将无法正常工作)。这些事实被封装到NetworkParameters单例对象中。如你所见,每个网络都有自己的类,你可以通过在其中一个对象上调用get()来获取相关的NetworkParameters对象。

强烈建议你在testnet上或使用regtest模式开发软件。如果你不小心丢失了测试比特币,这没什么大不了的,因为它们毫无价值,你可以从TestNet Faucet免费获得大量的比特币。确保在完成后将比特币送回水龙头,以便其他人也可以使用它们。

在regtest模式下,没有公共基础设施,但是你可以随时获得一个新的块而不必等待一个通过在regtest模式bitcoind运行的同一台机器上运行bitcoind -regtest setgenerate true

密钥和地址

比特币交易通常将钱汇入公共椭圆曲线键。发件人创建包含收件人地址的交易,其中地址是其公钥哈希的编码形式。接收者然后签署一个交易,用他们自己的私钥声明比特币。密钥用ECKey类表示。ECKey可以包含私钥,或只包含缺少私有部分的公钥。请注意,在椭圆曲线加密中,公钥是从私钥派生的,因此知道私钥本身也意味着知道公钥。这与你可能熟悉的其他一些加密系统不同,例如RSA。

地址是公钥的文本编码。实际上,它是公钥的160位hash,具有版本字节和一些校验和字节,使用名为base58的比特币特定编码编码到文本中。Base58旨在避免在写下时可能相互混淆的字母和数字,例如1和大写i。

// Parse the address given as the first parameter.
forwardingAddress = new Address(params, args[0]);

由于地址对要为其使用密钥的网络进行编码,因此我们需要在此处传递网络参数。第二个参数只是用户提供的字符串。如果构造函数不可解析或者网络错误,它将抛出钱包应用套件例外。

bitcoinj由各种层组成,每层都在比最后一层更低的层次上运行。想要发送和接收资金的典型应用程序至少需要BlockChainBlockStorePeerGroupWallet。所有这些对象需要相互连接,以便数据正确流动。阅读如何融合在一起,了解有关数据如何通过基于bitcoinj的应用程序流动的更多信息。

为了简化这个过程(通常是样板文件),我们提供了一个名为WalletAppKit的高级打包器。它在简化的支付验证模式(而不是完全验证)中配置bitcoinj,这是此时选择的最合适的模式。除非你是专家并且希望尝试(不完整的,可能是错误的)完整模式,它提供了一些简单的属性和钩子,允许你修改默认配置。

将来,可能会有更多的工具包为不同类型的应用程序配置bitcoinj,这些应用程序可能有不同的需求。但就目前而言,只有一个。

// Start up a basic app using a class that automates some boilerplate. Ensure we always have at least one key.
kit = new WalletAppKit(params, new File("."), filePrefix) {
    @Override
    protected void onSetupCompleted() {
        // This is called in a background thread after startAndWait is called, as setting up various objects
        // can do disk and network IO that may cause UI jank/stuttering in wallet apps if it were to be done
        // on the main thread.
        if (wallet().getKeyChainGroupSize() < 1)
            wallet().importKey(new ECKey());
    }
};

if (params == RegTestParams.get()) {
    // Regression test mode is designed for testing and development only, so there's no public network for it.
    // If you pick this mode, you're expected to be running a local "bitcoind -regtest" instance.
    kit.connectToLocalHost();
}

// Download the block chain and wait until it's done.
kit.startAsync();
kit.awaitRunning();

该工具包有三个参数 - NetworkParameters(几乎所有库中的API都需要这个),一个用于存储文件的目录,以及一个以任何创建文件为前缀的可选字符串。如果你希望保持分隔的同一目录中有多个不同的bitcoinj应用程序,这将非常有用。在这种情况下,文件前缀是“forwarding-service”加上网络名称,如果不是主网络(参见上面的代码)。

它还提供了一个可覆盖的方法,我们可以将自己的代码放入其中,以自定义它为我们创建的对象。我们在这里覆盖它。请注意,appkit实际上将在后台线程上创建和设置对象,因此也会从后台线程调用onSetupCompleted。

在这里,我们只需检查钱包是否至少有一个密钥,如果没有,我们会添加一个新密钥。如果我们从磁盘加载钱包,那么当然不会采用此代码路径。

接下来,我们检查我们是否使用regtest模式。如果我们是,那么我们告诉套件只连接到本地主机,其中预计会在regtest模式下运行bitcoind。

最后,我们调用kit.startAsync()。 WalletAppKit是一种番石榴服务。 Guava是Google广泛使用的实用程序库,它增加了标准Java库以及一些有用的附加功能。服务是一个可以启动和停止的对象(但只能启动一次),并且可以在完成启动或关闭时接收回调。你也可以阻止调用线程,直到它以awaitRunning()启动,这就是我们在这里所做的。

当块链完全同步时,WalletAppKit将认为自己已经启动,这有时需要一段时间。你可以了解如何加快速度,但对于玩具演示应用程序,不需要实现任何额外的优化。

该工具包上有访问器,可以访问它配置的底层对象。在类启动或启动过程之前,你不能调用它们(它们将断言),因为不会创建对象。

应用程序启动后,你会注意到应用程序运行的目录中有两个文件:.wallet文件和.spvchain文件。他们走在一起,决不能分开。

处理交易

我们想知道什么时候收到钱,所以我们可以转发它。这是一个交易,与bitcoinj中的大多数Java API一样,你通过注册事件侦听器event listeners来了解交易,事件侦听器只是实现接口的对象。库中有一些交易监听器接口:

  • WalletEventListener:用于发生在钱包中的事情。
  • BlockChainListener:用于与块链相关的交易。
  • PeerEventListener:用于与网络中的对等方相关的交易。
  • TransactionConfidence.Listener:用于与交易具有的回滚安全级别相关的交易。

大多数应用程序不需要使用所有这些。因为每个接口都提供一组相关交易,你可能并不关心所有这些交易。

kit.wallet().addCoinsReceivedEventListener(new WalletCoinsReceivedEventListener() {
    @Override
    public void onCoinsReceived(Wallet w, Transaction tx, Coin prevBalance, Coin newBalance) {
        // Runs in the dedicated "user thread".
    }
});

bitcoinj中的交易在专用的后台线程中运行,该线程仅用于运行事件侦听器,称为user thread用户线程。这意味着它可以与应用程序中的其他代码并行运行,如果你正在编写GUI应用程序,则意味着你不能直接修改GUI,因为你不在GUI或main主线程中。但是,事件侦听器本身不需要是线程安全的,因为交易将按顺序排队并执行。你也不必担心使用多线程库时通常会出现的许多其他问题(例如,重新进入库是安全的,并且可以安全地执行阻塞操作)。

关于编写GUI应用程序的说明

大多数小工具工具包(如Swing,JavaFX或Android)都具有所谓的线程关联,这意味着你只能在单个线程中使用它们。要从后台线程返回到主线程,通常会将闭包传递给某个实用程序函数,该函数调度在GUI线程空闲时运行的闭包。

为了简化使用bitcoinj编写GUI应用程序的任务,你可以在注册事件侦听器listener时指定任意Executor。将要求该执行程序运行事件侦听器。默认情况下,这意味着将给定的Runnable传递给用户线程,但你可以像这样覆盖:

Executor runInUIThread = new Executor() {
    @Override public void execute(Runnable runnable) {
        SwingUtilities.invokeLater(runnable);   // For Swing.
        Platform.runLater(runnable);   // For JavaFX.

        // For Android: handler was created in an Activity.onCreate method.
        handler.post(runnable);  
    }
};

kit.wallet().addEventListener(listener, runInUIThread);11

现在,listener上的方法将自动在UI线程中调用。

因为这可能会重复且烦人,你还可以更改默认执行程序,因此所有交易始终在你的UI线程上运行:

Threading.USER_THREAD = runInUIThread;

在某些情况下,bitcoinj可以非常快速地生成大量交易,这在将块链与具有大量交易的钱包同步时是典型的,因为每个交易都可以生成交易可信度confidence更改交易(因为它们隐藏的很深)。未来钱包交易的工作方式很可能会改变以避免这个问题,但是现在这就是API的工作方式。如果用户线程落后,则当事件侦听器listener调用在堆上排队时,可能会发生内存膨胀。为避免这种情况,你可以使用Threading.SAME_THREAD作为执行程序注册交易处理程序,在这种情况下,它们将立即在bitcoinj控制的后台线程上运行。但是,在使用此模式时必须格外小心——代码中出现的任何异常都可能会解开bitcoinj堆栈并导致对等断开连接,同样,重新进入库可能会导致锁定反转或其他问题。通常你应该避免这样做,除非你真的需要额外的表现,并确切知道你在做什么。

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kit.wallet().addCoinsReceivedEventListener(new WalletCoinsReceivedEventListener() {
    @Override
    public void onCoinsReceived(Wallet w, Transaction tx, Coin prevBalance, Coin newBalance) {
        // Runs in the dedicated "user thread".
        //
        // The transaction "tx" can either be pending, or included into a block (we didn't see the broadcast).
        Coin value = tx.getValueSentToMe(w);
        System.out.println("Received tx for " + value.toFriendlyString() + ": " + tx);
        System.out.println("Transaction will be forwarded after it confirms.");
        // Wait until it's made it into the block chain (may run immediately if it's already there).
        //
        // For this dummy app of course, we could just forward the unconfirmed transaction. If it were
        // to be double spent, no harm done. Wallet.allowSpendingUnconfirmedTransactions() would have to
        // be called in onSetupCompleted() above. But we don't do that here to demonstrate the more common
        // case of waiting for a block.
        Futures.addCallback(tx.getConfidence().getDepthFuture(1), new FutureCallback<TransactionConfidence>() {
            @Override
            public void onSuccess(TransactionConfidence result) {
                // "result" here is the same as "tx" above, but we use it anyway for clarity.
                forwardCoins(result);
            }

            @Override
            public void onFailure(Throwable t) {}
        });
    }
});

在这里我们可以看到当我们的应用收到钱时会发生什么,我们打印出我们收到了多少,使用静态实用程序方法格式化为文本。

然后我们做了一些更先进的事情。我们称之为这种方法:

ListenableFuture<TransactionConfidence> future = tx.getConfidence().getDepthFuture(1);

每个交易都有一个与之关联的confidence对象。confidence的概念体现了比特币是一个全球共识系统这一事实,该系统不断努力就全球交易顺序达成一致。因为这是一个难题(当遇到恶意行为者时),交易可能会被双倍花费(在比特币术语中我们说它已经dead)。也就是说,我们有可能相信我们已经收到了钱,后来我们发现世界其他地方不同意我们的看法。

Confidence对象包含我们可以用来做出基于风险的决策的数据,这些决策是关于我们实际收到钱的可能性。它们还可以帮助我们在信心变化或达到某个阈值时学习。

Futures是并发编程中的一个重要概念,bitcoinj大量使用它们,特别是我们将Guava扩展用于标准的Java Future类,称为ListenableFutureListenableFuture表示未来某种计算或状态的结果。你可以等待它完成(阻止调用线程),或者注册将被调用的回调。期货也可能会失败,在这种情况下,你会收到异常而不是结果。

在这里,我们要求depth future。当交易被链中的至少那么多块掩埋时,这个future就完成了。深度为1表示它出现在链中的顶部块中。所以在这里,我们说“当交易至少有一个确认时运行此代码”。通常你会使用一个名为Futures.addCallback的实用工具方法,虽然还有另一种注册监听器的方法,可以在下面的代码片段中看到。

然后,当发送给我们钱的交易确认时,我们只调用一个我们自己定义的方法叫做forwardCoins

这里有一件重要的事情需要注意。depth future可能会运行,然后交易的depth变为小于future的参数。这是因为在任何时候比特币网络都可能经历“重组”,其中最着名的链从一个切换到另一个。如果你的交易出现在新链中的其他位置,则depth实际上可能会下降而不是向上。处理入库付款时,你应确保如果交易信心下降,你会尝试中止你为该资金提供的任何服务。你可以通过阅读SPV安全模型了解有关此主题的更多信息。

处理re-orgs和double spends是一个复杂的主题,本教程未涉及。你可以通过阅读其他文章了解更多信息。

发送比特币

ForwardingService的最后一部分是发送我们刚刚收到的比特币。

Coin value = tx.getValueSentToMe(kit.wallet());
System.out.println("Forwarding " + value.toFriendlyString() + " BTC");
// Now send the coins back! Send with a small fee attached to ensure rapid confirmation.
final Coin amountToSend = value.subtract(Transaction.REFERENCE_DEFAULT_MIN_TX_FEE);
final Wallet.SendResult sendResult = kit.wallet().sendCoins(kit.peerGroup(), forwardingAddress, amountToSend);
System.out.println("Sending ...");
// Register a callback that is invoked when the transaction has propagated across the network.
// This shows a second style of registering ListenableFuture callbacks, it works when you don't
// need access to the object the future returns.
sendResult.broadcastComplete.addListener(new Runnable() {
    @Override
    public void run() {
         // The wallet has changed now, it'll get auto saved shortly or when the app shuts down.
         System.out.println("Sent coins onwards! Transaction hash is " + sendResult.tx.getHashAsString());
    }
});

首先,我们查询我们收到多少钱(当然,由于我们的应用程序的性质,这与上面的onCoinsReceived回调中的newBalance相同)。

然后我们决定发送多少——它与我们收到的相同,减去费用。我们不需要附加费用,但如果我们不这样做,可能需要一段时间才能确认。默认费用很低。

要发送比特币,我们使用钱包sendCoins方法。它需要三个参数:TransactionBroadcaster(通常是PeerGroup),发送比特币的地址(这里我们使用我们之前从命令行解析的地址)以及要发送多少钱。

sendCoins返回一个SendResult对象,该对象包含已创建的交易和一个ListenableFuture,可用于查明网络何时接受付款。如果钱包没有足够的钱,sendCoins方法将抛出一个异常,其中包含一些关于缺少多少钱的信息。

自定义发送过程和设置费用

比特币交易可以附加费用。这对于反拒绝服务机制很有用,但它主要是为了在通货膨胀率下降时激励系统后期的采矿。你可以通过自定义发送请求来控制附加到交易的费用:

SendRequest req = SendRequest.to(address, value);
req.feePerKb = Coin.parseCoin("0.0005");
Wallet.SendResult result = wallet.sendCoins(peerGroup, req);
Transaction createdTx = result.tx;

请注意,在这里,我们实际上设置了每千字节创建的交易的费用。这就是比特币的工作原理——交易的优先级由费用除以大小决定,因此较大的交易要求较高的费用被视为与较小的交易“相同”。

写在最后

bitcoinj还有许多其他功能,本教程不涉及这些功能。你可以阅读其他文章以了解有关完整验证,钱包加密等的更多信息,当然JavaDocs还详细介绍了完整的API。

我建议你浏览我们的区块链教程和区块链技术博客,深入了解区块链,比特币,加密货币,以太坊,和智能合约。

  • java以太坊开发教程,主要是针对java和android程序员进行区块链以太坊开发的web3j详解。
  • php比特币开发教程本课程面向初学者,内容即涵盖比特币的核心概念,例如区块链存储、去中心化共识机制、密钥与脚本、交易与UTXO等,同时也详细讲解如何在Php代码中集成比特币支持功能,例如创建地址、管理钱包、构造裸交易等,是Php工程师不可多得的比特币开发学习课程。
  • java比特币开发教程,本课程面向初学者,内容即涵盖比特币的核心概念,例如区块链存储、去中心化共识机制、密钥与脚本、交易与UTXO等,同时也详细讲解如何在Java代码中集成比特币支持功能,例如创建地址、管理钱包、构造裸交易等,是Java工程师不可多得的比特币开发学习课程。

这里是原文 



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          Report: How Blockchain Can Transform the Energy Sector      Cache   Translate Page      

    The Energy Web Foundation (EWF) recently announced the release of a new white paper, The Energy Web Chain: Accelerating the Energy Transition with an Open-source, Decentralized Blockchain Platform. The paper offers insight into the first open-source blockchain designed specifically for the energy sector. The report ... Read more...

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          ­Protect data in use with the public preview of Azure confidential computing      Cache   Translate Page      

It has been an incredible year for Azure confidential computing, working with partners and customers, that has culminated in our confidential computing offerings becoming publicly available. At Ignite, we announced our intent, and I am excited to say that just two weeks later we are delivering on our promise of releasing the DC-series of virtual machines and open sourcing the Open Enclave SDK.

As a quick recap, Azure confidential computing protects your data while it’s in use. It is the final piece to enable data protection through its lifecycle whether at rest, in transit, or in use. It is the cornerstone of our ‘Confidential Cloud’ vision, which aims to make data and code opaque to the cloud provider.

Today, we are excited to announce a public preview of the DC-series of virtual machines in US East and Europe West. Years of work with our silicon vendors have allowed us to bring application isolation technology to hardware in our datacenters to support this new VM family. While these virtual machines may ‘look and feel’ like standard VM sizes from the control plane, they are backed by hardware-based Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs), specifically the latest generation of Intel Xeon Processors with Intel SGX technology. You can now build, deploy, and run applications that protect data confidentiality and integrity in the cloud. To get started, deploy a DC-series VM through the custom deployment flow in Azure Marketplace.

Customers like Christopher Spanton, Senior Architect for Blockchain at T-Mobile, have already started making use of the infrastructural building blocks.

“Leveraging the latest generation of trusted execution environments through Azure confidential computing has been an exciting opportunity for us to increase both the security and efficiency of our solutions. Specifically, we are working to deliver the next-generation of our internal Role-Based Access Control platform (NEXT directory) in the cloud and the Azure confidential computing platform provides a uniquely powerful platform for running blockchain protocols, such as Hyperledger Sawtooth, on which our solution is based. Our three organizations, T-Mobile, Intel, and Microsoft together have the technology, expertise, and commitment to deliver this kind of complex hybrid-architecture blockchain solution.”

Infrastructure is an important building block, but as you may be aware, enclave-based application development is a new programming paradigm. We are therefore excited to announce that we have open sourced the Open Enclave SDK project that provides a consistent API surface and enclaving abstraction for your confidential computing application development.

At its core, we wanted to ensure the Open Enclave SDK was portable across enclave technologies, cross platform – cloud, hybrid, edge, or on-premises, and designed with architectural flexibility in mind. The current version of Open Enclave SDK (v0.4), supports Intel SGX technology for C/C++ enclave applications, using mBedTLS. Subsequent versions will bring support for Arm TrustZone, additional runtimes, and Windows support. To learn more about the SDK, visit the Open Enclave project webpage and the API documentation.

We are committed to creating a collaborative community to help standardize secure enclave-based application development. Customers and partners in preview have already tested the Open Enclave SDK out and provided initial feedback.

One of those customers was Matthew Gregory, CEO and Founder of Ockam. Matthew shares how the Azure confidential computing platform, combined with Open Enclaves SDK, were able to help improve his organization’s development experience.

“Azure confidential compute uniquely enables Ockam Blockchain Network, a public blockchain, to reside in a public cloud infrastructure and to reap the broad benefits of Azure. The Azure confidential compute platform creates a simple 'as-a-service' developer experience that abstracts away complexity, which accelerates go-to-market time, simplifies ongoing operations, and increases availability. By running Ockam Validator Nodes on the Azure confidential compute platform we can better manage validator keys and verify the chain of trust in a decentralized network."

Whether you are interested in viewing the source code, contributing to the project, or providing feedback on new features and functionality, visit the project’s GitHub repository.

Infrastructure and development environments provide you the building blocks to build enclave-based applications that protect data and code confidentiality and integrity. Based on the feedback from our private preview customers, we have started to invest in higher level scenarios of confidential computing such as confidential querying in databases, creating confidential consortium networks that scale, and secure multiparty machine learning.

Eddy Ortiz, Vice President of Solution Acceleration and Innovation at Royal Bank of Canada is using confidential computing for a few of these scenarios.

“We are always looking to harness the potential of emerging technologies. When we were first introduced to the Azure confidential compute platform, we were intrigued by the possibility of adding a new layer of security and confidentiality to our solutions. We’re currently exploring ways to share and analyze data across different institutions, while maintaining security and confidentiality. We are currently piloting a confidential multiparty data analytics and machine learning pipeline on top of the Azure confidential compute platform, which ensures that participating institutions can be confident that their confidential customer and proprietary data is not visible to other participating institutions, including RBC. So far, the results have been promising.”

We will continue to work on these scenarios across our Azure service offerings and will provide you with more updates over the coming months.

We are excited to be providing you with the building blocks of the next wave of cloud computing. If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to us by posting on our Azure Virtual Machine MSDN forum for the DC-series and filing an issue on GitHub for the Open Enclave SDK.

Getting started

We recommend getting started by deploying through Azure Marketplace. The custom deployment flow deploys and configures the virtual machine and installs the Open Enclave SDK for Linux VMs if selected. Many of the basic VM deployment configurations are supported through the Confidential Computing VM Deployment workflow, including: (1) Windows/Linux VM; (2) New or existing resource group; (3) New or existing VNet; (4) Storage/disk type; (5) Enabled diagnostics, and other properties.

There are a few areas we will continue to improve during public preview, including regions, operating system images, and queryability.

Regions

Regions support has expanded from US East in private preview to also include Europe West in public preview. We are working on expanding our investments into other regions.

Operating system images

The DC-series of VMs are the first set of Generation 2 virtual machines. As such, we have specially configured operating images that are required with these virtual machines. We have worked with our operating system partner teams to enable Generation 2 support for Ubuntu Server 16.04 and Windows Server 2016 Datacenter. These images are automatically used when deploying through the portal. Custom images are not yet supported. DC-series VMs will not show up in the size selector for arbitrary marketplace images, as not all images have been updated yet.

Queryability

It is also possible to programmatically deploy DC-series VMs. If going the programmatic route, it is important to note restrictions and not try to deploy these VMs with arbitrary or custom images. The Generation 2 enabled Ubuntu Server 16.04 and Windows Server 2016 images will not be listed through programmatic API calls as they are meant to be used only with DC-series VMs. If you want to reference the image outside of the template programmatically, they image identifiers are:

Publisher: Canonical; Offer: confidential-compute-preview; SKU: 16.04-LTS

Publisher: MicrosoftWindowsServer; Offer: confidential-compute-preview; SKU: acc-windows-server-2016-datacenter

If not using the marketplace offering, you will then need to follow the steps to install the Open Enclave SDK or Intel SGX SDK. For instructions on how to install on a machine with the latest generation of Intel Xeon processor with SGX technology whether in Azure or on-premise, follow the instructions on GitHub.


          Unlocking the Full Potential of IoT Farming - [BTC Media Sponsor]      Cache   Translate Page      

Unlocking the Full Potential of IoT Farming - [BTC Media Sponsor]You don’t need to be an agriculture expert to see the writing on the wall. Current farming methods just aren’t working anymore for most farmers of the world.There are 2 billion smallholder farms managing fewer than five acres (PDF). They are growing most of the world’s food, but if you have ever visited China, India or any African country, you will have seen the challenges of their reality: yields aren’t what they used to be; climate change, drought and pesticides are getting stronger; and kids are moving to the city. For these farmers, the difference between a good and a bad crop can mean the difference between survival and starvation for them and their families. With even a modest improvement in productivity, lives can be dramatically impacted.  It’s not just farmers themselves who have a stake in improving the system. Improving agricultural practices has also become a key political issue in many countries, such as India, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed to double the income of its 200 million farmers by 2022. The government of Vietnam has pledged incentives to help the country’s farmers remain competitive while managing the ever-growing challenge of climate change.Politicians today can make these promises because they know they are on the cusp of a tech revolution. Low-cost sensors coupled with the internet have created an industry called IoT, or the internet of things. It’s where your hardware can go online and interface with the internet. Most people know Alexa as one of the most common home solutions; self-driving cars are soon to be in the same league.So what about self-driving farms? Ones where hundreds of sensors listen to the plants and automate critical parts of the process, helping farmers avoid a locust invasion or tumbling prices at the market. Farming solutions can easily monitor soil temperature, water levels and other critical metrics that can be delivered as simple insights to help farmers understand and respond to environmental conditions with precision never before possible. One step further and farms can eventually plant and manage themselves. It’s not a far-fetched dream.But, when it comes to putting IoT farming technology into practice, there remains a steep challenge. To date, most of the “smart” farming devices that exist are only accessible to big chemical and food corporations. They are siloed technologies in that the data they collect stays in very specific buckets, not to be shared with humankind, ever. These technologies are prohibitively expensive and complicated to use.There is a reason why analysts label companies like Monsanto, an agriculture behemoth with revenues of $15 billion a year that was acquired by Bayer this year, the “best internet of things” stock investment. Historically, these corporations have held the power of IoT-assisted farming almost solely in their hands, leaving the world’s small-scale farmers to toil away with the same technology they have used for centuries. Megacorps like Monsanto and Syngenta like the deal because this is where so much revenue comes from: the toil and struggles of the small-hold farmer who must use augmented seeds and pesticides to match those seeds. If they don’t “buy in,” there will be no crop.Individual solutions are popping up everywhere, from smart drip irrigation to optimal fertilizer use, yet they are continually being developed in silos instead of taking into account all potential interactions. Ninety-nine percent of these companies are built to be sold to tech giants. The founders of these companies see an opportunity to greenwash “environmental advancements” for lucrative commercial opportunities. They don’t care about, nor do they see, the big picture.At Flux Protocol, a team of passionate dreamers and dedicated doers believe that this state of affairs is finally set to change. By developing MICO, a low-cost, open-hardware platform that connects to any quality analog or digital sensor paired with a data encapsulation standard and an incentivization layer for distributed storage and intelligence, the Flux solution will extend the benefits of smart farming to everyone and unlock a future of abundance for all. The Problem With IoT FarmingAs far as IoT farming goes, we have the technology. What we don’t have is a good way to place it in the hands of the people who need it most.That’s primarily because the lion’s share of smart device development for the agriculture industry is controlled by large corporations. Their goal — understandably enough to them (not to us) — is to leverage IoT devices to improve yields for their own crops, and those of their partners, including big banks and despots. As a result, smallholder or subsistence farmers are left out of the equation.Small-hold farmers, the very farmers we are rooting for here at Flux, have yet to realize a direct benefit from the IoT revolution as a whole. Existing IoT and blockchain implementations have mostly been centered around supply chain solutions collecting information only after their products have been harvested and left the farm.Small individual farmers have benefited relatively little from these supply chain solutions. It’s fairly intuitive to use technology to monitor the inventory of a harvested bushel of fruit. It’s much harder, and more expensive, to acquire and maintain IoT sensors that will continuously collect data from their natural systems, like soil temperature, humidity, carbon sequestration, water retention, etc. With Flux, however, these marginalized farmers are able to comprehensively track the process from seed to harvest, or from calf to bull. Not only do these insights help increase harvest yields and reduce input expenditures, Flux-enabled sensors also aid in verifying organic or grass-fed status, earning the farmer significantly more revenue. MICO and the Democratization of IoT FarmingMICO-based solutions, which are being developed by the Flux team, promise to change this.You can think of MICO as the Raspberry Pi or military-grade Arduinos of IoT farming. They are small, flexible and extensible electronic boards that serve a variety of purposes and use cases. With 16 inputs and outputs (IOs) that connect any off-the-shelf analog or digital sensor combined with mesh networking capabilities, MICO-based solutions provide any grower with an opportunity to collect natural data points regardless of their location or the size of their growing operation.By deploying MICO-based devices, farmers can start collecting the exact data points needed to improve their future harvest(s). This could be rainfall levels for a farmer struggling to keep crops irrigated or air temperature for a home grower concerned with optimizing growing conditions in an artificial environment. It could be water salinity levels for an aquafarming site or benchmarking fields for growers trying to determine which part of their land is suitable for the upcoming season.With a base price of around $25, MICO circuit boards will be affordable for anyone, not just big agricultural companies. As the project evolves, Flux will be creating a number of MICO-based solutions directly aimed at empowering farmers with a variety of different needs. Developer-Friendly IoT FarmingThe power of MICO-based devices goes further than just providing an affordable way to collect natural data. These solutions are just one component of a larger framework that empowers developers to create custom applications that transform natural data into AI-derived insights and value.Part of that framework is a new data standard that Flux is developing, and which the newly hatched TARA Alliance will be evangelizing to any individual or entity collecting environmental data. By making it easy to share data, the protocol will help farmers build solutions that can help their peers maximize the collective value of the data being captured. On top of its open data standard, the TARA Alliance will promulgate its standard and solutions addressing a wide range of issues that NGOs, governments and academia are seeking to impact.With this in mind, Flux incentivizes farmers to collect data and build new MICO-based solutions via a native token, FLUX. When collected data is used to produce insights on the platform, the creators of that data will be rewarded in FLUX tokens on a pro-rata basis. Additionally, developers are encouraged to build new applications and solutions on the open market, thanks to bounties hosted on the protocol.What about farmers or developers who lack the capital to develop novel IoT-assisted farming solutions? Flux has an answer for these people, too. Flux’s Proof of Impact program provides funding to help them get off the ground and further accelerate ecosystem network effects.In all of these ways, Flux is striving to unlock a future of abundance for everyone. By combining modern IoT farming technology with an incentive to collect data, Flux is positioning our global society to make good on its vision of improving the work of farmers everywhere. This promoted article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.



          C++ Developer - David Aplin Group - Halifax, NS      Cache   Translate Page      
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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          Virtual Human Agent for Smart City      Cache   Translate Page      
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018. 4:30 PM.
Location: Skilling Auditorium, 494 Lomita Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

The Virtual Human Agent is a virtual character that possesses senses such as sight and hearing, emotions and intelligence. It is able to react to images and situations in the real world, converse, operate electrical appliances, think and communicate as a human would.

To date, Couger has been providing “Street”, a learning simulator that teaches AI and robots to understand circumstances in which humans act and behave, to universities and companies such as Honda Motor Company, Ltd.. Within this simulator, the 3D virtual character performs decision-making based on the given circumstances, and behaves as a human would. By expanding the character’s input process, such as image and voice, they can evolve it into a form that is able to communicate with humans.

Couger strives to develop a new interface that links AI x AR x Blockchain with society.  

Join us to hear more about this exciting technology!

Speakers:

Atsushi Ishii, CEO, Couger

Kazuaki Ishiguro, Chief Blockchain Architect, Couger

Atsushi Ishii, CEO, Couger

After being involved in the development of various services at IBM, Atshushi Ishii developed multiple large-scale search engines at Rakuten and Infoseek. He founded Couger and led the teams in Japan, US, and South Korea for developing multiple top-selling online games. He has also provided technical cooperation to one of the top teams for Amazon Robotics Challenge, provided AI learning simulator to Honda, and led the development of Cloud Robotics for a Japanese government-backed AI research project.

Atsushi is currently leading the development of "Connectome" using AI, AR and Blockchain. Also had given a speech at Ethereum’s global conference "EDCON" and one of biggest technology conference "Tech Open Air" in Berlin.

In June 2018 he joined the University of Electro-Communication as a Visiting Research Fellow.

Kazuaki Ishiguro, Chief Blockchain Architect, Couger 

After graduating from high school in Japan, Kazuaki Ishiguro went to university in Los Angeles and started his career as a DJ. He worked at multiple clubs in Hollywood as a regular DJ and started programming when he created music and video content for live music. He later went back to Japan and worked as a software developer at CTI-startup. He eventually taught himself blockchain development.  At Couger, he currently leads the blockchain development of “Connectome” and has given a speech at Blockchain EXE’s event and Ethereum’s global conference, EdCon. He is also a contributor of BigchainDB.

This seminar is part of a weekly seminar series on “Topics in International Technology Management: AI in Smart Physical Systems: Will Asia Lead the Way?” from September 27 - December 6.  Click here to see US-Asia Technology Management Center's speaker line-up.


          Finance - CoolBitX and Changelly partnership is an important step toward mainstream crypto adoption      Cache   Translate Page      
As we continue to find ways to make cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies relevant to mainstream audiences, many hardware wallet solutions are vying for market share. A...
          Conozca la tecnología detrás del Petro y los cambios que introducirá en la economía      Cache   Translate Page      
Como todo criptoactivo, el Petro funcionará con una “blockchain” o cadena de bloques que valide las transacciones que los usuarios realicen.
          ¿Y si el cambio climático es el responsable de la evolución humana?      Cache   Translate Page      
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La evidencia de un clima variable y progresivamente más seco coincide con un cambio importante en las habilidades de fabricación de herramientas líticas y la aparición del Homo sapiens moderno.
          Aquí en la Onda C. Valenciana 10/10/2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Aquí en la Onda Comunitat Valenciana, Eduard Ureña ens conta les notícies i després amb Palmira Benajas parlem d'innovació amb Climathon, un desafiament que buscarà a Las Naves a València idees per combatre el mosquit tigre i del màster en blockchain de Innsomnia i GeeksHubs
           - 165,38 Ether weg – Hack bei Porno-Blockchain SpankChain      Cache   Translate Page      
Unbekannte haben am 7. Oktober die Porno-Plattform SpankChain um rund 165 Ether erleichtert. Deren Entwicklerteam, das mit anderen Dingen beschäftigt war, entdeckte den Diebstahl erst nach einer Stunde. Die Plattform bleibt bis zur Aufklärung des Vorfalls offline.
          Cryptocurrency Startup Creates a Decentralized ‘Pirate Bay’ Alternative      Cache   Translate Page      

A new cryptocurrency startup that popped up recently aims to offer an indestructible alternative to torrent sites. With Quality Magnet Coin (QMC) the platform's users all share the torrent database, with help from the blockchain. Add in some incentives for quality contributors, as well as spam control, and Hollywood may have a scary problem on its hands.

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          Origin launches protocol for building cheaper decentralized Ubers & Airbnbs      Cache   Translate Page      
The sharing economy ends up sharing a ton of labor’s earnings with middlemen like Uber and Airbnb . $38 million-funded Origin wants the next great two-sided marketplace to be decentralized on the blockchain so drivers and riders or hosts and guests can connect directly and avoid paying steep fees that can range up to 20 […]
          Origin launches protocol for building cheaper decentralized Ubers & Airbnbs (Techcrunch)      Cache   Translate Page      
The sharing economy ends up sharing a ton of labor's earnings with middlemen like Uber and Airbnb . $38 million-funded Origin wants the next great two-sided marketplace to be decentralized on the blockchain so drivers and riders or hosts and guests can connect directly and avoid paying steep fees that can range up to 20 [...]
          Streamr Partner With Daisy AI to Enhance Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning      Cache   Translate Page      
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