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Bringing Renewable Energy to the World Using Blockchain Technology

Modern energy services are vital to human well-being and to a country’s economic development, yet according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), globally 1.2 billion people lack access to electricity. It’s thought that around 95 percent of these people are in either sub-Saharan Africa or developing Asia, with 80 percent in rural areas.Ethereum-based platform ImpactPPA […]
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Nokia Launches Blockchain-Powered IoT Sensing as a Service for Smart Cities

Nokia is launching a set of services, based on Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, and blockchain technologies, for economically and environmentally sustainable “smart cities.”In the emerging IoT, billions of connected devices and sensors will generate vast amounts of data. Smart cities will need to retrieve, process, interpret and act upon real-time environmental data in […]
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Faces Pivotal Support as Bulls Exhaust …

After seeing a rally to the $11,000s, bitcoin has managed to pull back to the $9,000 range and has left many bullish investors confused. The initial bullish rally seemed promising as it broke the macro, descending channel that governed much of the market over the last two months:Figure 1: BTC-USD, 6-Hour Candles, Descending ChannelThe breakout […]
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Riot Blockchain Gets Hit by Another Shareholder Lawsuit

After changing its name to Riot Blockchain in October to include the word “blockchain,” the public company watched its stock skyrocket from $8 a share to more than $38 during a cryptocurrency rally at the beginning of the year.The first significant problem was the company did not have any real focus on blockchain technology. Before […]
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Week in Review for February 23, 2018: Sidechains, Stings and Venezuela

In the past week, news from Venezuela was at the forefront, where crypto mining is way up due to cheap electricity. But their stab at launching their own crypto, the Petro, is not looking like a great plan so far.Good news in regulation, however, is coming from the state of Wyoming as the House unanimously […]
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Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 Is Released: Here’s What’s New

Today marks the official release of Bitcoin Core 0.16.0, the 16th generation of Bitcoin’s original software client launched by Satoshi Nakamoto a little over nine years ago. Overseen by Bitcoin Core lead maintainer Wladimir van der Laan, this latest major release was developed by some 100 contributors over a span of five months.As is usual […]
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Chinese E-Commerce Giant JD.com Launches Blockchain Accelerator

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com, a member of the Fortune Global 500 headquartered in Beijing, is launching AI Catapult Accelerator (AICA), an accelerator program designed to unlock the transformative potential of startups demonstrating cutting-edge talent in the blockchain space.JD.com is one of the two largest business-to-consumer (B2C) online retailers in China by transaction volume and revenue, […]
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European Commission Urges Nations to Embrace Blockchain Tech but …

Following remarks made by Valdis Dombrovskis, vice president of the European Commission (EC), after a roundtable on cryptocurrencies, it appears that the European Union (EU) is prepared to take steps toward regulating cryptocurrencies.While acknowledging that European nations should embrace blockchain technology in order to remain competitive in financial markets, Dombrovskis also cautioned that they should […]
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Circle Leaps Into Exchange Business With Poloniex Acquisition

Circle, a mobile payment app company backed by Goldman Sachs, has announced it is buying U.S.-regulated cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex Inc. — a move that will transform Boston-based Circle into one of the biggest players in the industry.According to Fortune Magazine, Circle paid $400 million for the exchange, which handles a trading volume of around $1.5 […]
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Op Ed: What Do We Mean When We Talk About the “Blockchain Ecosystem”?

Ethereum has just announced its Ethereum Community Fund (ECF) grant program, an initiative launched by a collection of major players in the Ethereum world that is designed to accelerate the development of blockchain infrastructure apps and services. The stated aim of the ECF is to bring about “an environment where teams and ideas can thrive, […]
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