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A block chain or blockchain is a permissionless distributed database that maintains a continuously-growing list of transaction records hardened against tampering and revision. It consists of blocks, holding batches of individual transactions. Each block contains a timestamp and an information linking it to a previous block. The block chain is seen as the main technical innovation of bitcoin, where it serves as the decentralized public ledger of all bitcoin transactions. This original design has been the inspiration for other cryptocurrencies and distributed databases. In this series, we cover latest development stories related to blockchain and its applications around the world.

Blockchain Revolution Series

Australian Open offers fans chance to get art ball NFTs with real-time match data

Jan 10, 2022 23:48 pm UTC| Sports Digital Currency Economy

Australian Open organizers have partnered with Decentraland, Run It Wild, and Metakey to offer tennis fans the chance to purchase non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that automatically update with metadata collected from the first...

Blockchain Revolution Series

How Covid broke supply chains, and how AI and blockchain could fix them

Jan 10, 2022 13:05 pm UTC| Technology

When the coronavirus crisis erupted in 2020, it became apparent that the medical emergency was accompanied by severe shortages, especially in some medical devices. The pattern was first observed for ventilators: demand...

Blockchain Revolution Series

PUBLISH announces first cohort of PUBLISHalliance members to participate in closed beta of PUBLISH Link

Nov 13, 2021 07:07 am UTC| Business

PUBLISHalliance, a blockchain media consortium spearheaded by PUBLISH Inc, is pleased to welcome its first cohort of members that will participate in a closed beta of PUBLISH Link, an API enabling news media organizations...

Blockchain Revolution Series

TikTok is partnering with a blockchain start-up. Here's why this could be good news for artists

Aug 22, 2021 01:33 am UTC| Technology

On August 17, TikTok announced it will partner with Audius, a streaming music platform, to manage its expansive internal audio library. Audius was not the obvious choice for partnering with the short video giant. A...

Blockchain Revolution Series

NFTs hit the big league, but not everyone will win from this new sports craze

May 06, 2021 02:33 am UTC| Technology Digital Currency

Some buy sporting memorabilia for love. Others for money. The world record for most money paid for a sports-related item goes to the original Olympic manifesto written in 1892 by International Olympic Committee founder...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security

Apr 11, 2021 12:30 pm UTC| Technology Digital Currency

Global food supply chains proved brittle during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading for calls to boost the resilience of global food supply chains through improved efficiency in production, distribution and consumption of...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Digital Currency Revolution

How nonfungible tokens work and where they get their value – a cryptocurrency expert explains NFTs

Apr 04, 2021 10:23 am UTC| Technology Digital Currency

Takeaways · Nonfungible tokens prove ownership of a digital item image, sound file or text in the same way that people own crypto coins. · Unlike crypto coins, which are identical and worth the same,...

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Economy

McDonald’s Japan’s launches Canadian Maple Custard Pie, Belgian Chocolat Pie, McNuggets Garlic Pepper

McDonalds Japan has added new food items to its menu list, and they are all delectable. Starting from the Canadian Maple Custard Pie to the Belgian Chocolat Pie and Spicy Chicken McNuggets Garlic Pepper, all new items are...

Rio De Janeiro to invest 1% of treasury in cryptocurrency

Rio de Janeiro will invest one percent of its Treasury in cryptocurrencies to turn the city into a cryptocurrency-friendly hub, according to its mayor, Eduardo Paes Other tax incentives will also be applied to achieve...

Burger King Malaysia debuts Japanese Curry Salmon Sandwich

Burger King Malaysia launches a new sandwich that features the flavor of Japan. The fast-food chain is offering the new Japanese Curry Salmon Sandwich to Malaysian customers, and this could be another bold flavor addition...

Nike Jordan golf shoes cause huge commotion in S. Korea as customers lineup to get them first

Nike dropped a limited edition Nike Jordan golf shoes, and it literally caused chaos in South Korea. The sneaker stores across the country where the new item is sold were inundated with fans and shoppers as they wanted to...

Politics

Russia-Ukraine conflict: US official says Moscow looking for 'excuse' to invade

Tensions remain high between Russia, Ukraine, the US, and NATO, along with fears of an invasion. A US official claims the recent cyberattack on Ukraine was Russia looking for a reason to carry out an invasion. Speaking...

Nancy Pelosi's office received calls from Capitol insurrectionists asking for a 'lost and found'

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was among the lawmakers being targeted by the pro-Trump mob during the January 6 Capitol insurrection. According to Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, following the insurrection, the...

Donald Trump attempted to influence Census Bureau for political gain

Over time, more reports have revealed the desperate attempts made by now-former President Donald Trump to gain a political advantage or stay in power leading up to the 2020 elections and beyond. Another such attempt was...

Jovenel Moise assassination: Former Haitian senator apprehended in Jamaica

The investigation into the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise continues, with authorities bringing in possible suspects. Jamaican authorities recently apprehended a former Haitian senator who is also...

Science

Keio University doctors use iPS-derived cells to treat spinal cord injury

Keio University researchers have successfully transplanted into a patient with a severe spinal cord injury two million neural progenitor cells derived from other peoples iPS cells as part of a clinical study, offering hope...

Virtual moon landing experience offered at Tottori Sand Dunes

Tokyo-based Amulapo, Inc. is offering a tour at the Tottori Sand Dunes for experiencing a simulated landing on the lunar surface for up to 20 participants on Saturday nights until the end of March, during good...

Unilever calls for better plant-based diet through public health strategies

Unilever scientists are prompting public health officials to facilitate the transition to a balanced diet with more diverse nutrient-dense plant foods through consumer education, food fortification, and...

IBS develops photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon

The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has developed a photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide into useful hydrocarbon energy. The study was done in collaboration with the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and...

KEPCO to share CO2 decomposition tech to Korea National Railway

Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) had signed an agreement for joint use of the sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) decomposition technology with the Korea National Railway as part of efforts to limit carbon dioxide...

Technology

‘WWE 2K22’ covers to feature Rey Mysterio

Long-time fans of WWE and pro wrestling may have more reasons to look forward to WWE 2K22. A new leak claimed both editions of WWE 2K22 will feature the legendary Rey Mysterio on the cover. A couple of images claimed to...

iPad Air 5 is expected to launch with iPhone SE 3 in spring 2022

The first half of 2022 might be a busy one for Apple based on the rumored products to launch in the coming months. The fifth generation of iPad Air is expected to be one of them, and a new report suggests it could be...

iPad Pro 2022 to get MagSafe charging even without an all-glass back panel

Apple might be just a few months away from its first product launch event of the year, where the 2022 iPad Pro series could be unveiled. The upcoming premium tablets are still expected to launch with support for MagSafe...

Samsung could unveil the Galaxy Tab S8 series with the Galaxy S22 phones

Samsung might announce its new lineup of flagship tablets earlier than the usual schedule. A new report speculates that the Galaxy Tab S8 series could be announced at the same Unpacked event where the Galaxy S22 phones are...
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