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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

Introducing “PUBLISH” – Next generation blockchain-powered news publishing software protocol

Sep 15, 2018 18:17 pm UTC| Digital Currency

The team behind TokenPost, the largest blockchain news media in Korea, and Kchain, a leading Korean blockchain consulting group, has launched a new project that aims to bring the benefits of blockchain technology and token...

Blockchain Revolution Series

CULedger on track to raise $10M in Series A for credit union-focused DLT platform

Aug 28, 2018 09:17 am UTC| Digital Currency

CULedger, a credit union service organization (CUSO) focused on distributed ledger technology (DLT), has announced that it has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding, which will continue through November 18,...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Trust and regulatory uncertainty biggest hurdles to blockchain adoption: PwC Survey

Aug 28, 2018 06:33 am UTC| Digital Currency

In a recent survey, PwC has found trust and regulatory uncertainty as the biggest obstacles to blockchain adoption. The new research, Blockchain is here. Whats your next move? surveyed 600 executives in 15 countries and...

Blockchain Revolution Series

The Associated Press inks two-part deal with blockchain-based journalism startup Civil

Aug 28, 2018 05:23 am UTC| Digital Currency

Blockchain-based journalism startup Civil has entered into a two-part agreement with The Associated Press, DigiDay reported Founded in 2017, Civil aims to power sustainable journalism by employing a decentralized model...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Digital Currency Revolution

Iran works on national blockchain platform and cryptocurrency

Aug 28, 2018 03:31 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

Iran is developing a national blockchain platform which will enable the country to build a money transfer network with its allies, an official at the Central Bank of Iran was recently quoted saying. Speaking during a...

Blockchain Revolution Series

BankSign: Samsung SDS announces blockchain-based co-verification platform for banks

Aug 27, 2018 10:58 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

Samsung SDS, an IT subsidiary of South Korean tech giant Samsung Group, has developed a blockchain-based certification system, Yonhap News Agency reported. Dubbed BankSign, the platform has been set up in collaboration...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Microsoft, Tech Mahindra collaborate to curb spam calls menace in India using blockchain

Aug 27, 2018 10:04 am UTC| Digital Currency Technology

Tech Mahindra is collaborating with Microsoft to build a distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based solution to address Unsolicited Commercial Communication (UCC) conforming to the regulations issued by the Telecom...

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Economy

Business as usual? The Sustainable Development Goals apply to Australian cities too

We are still settling Australian cities on unceded Aboriginal lands. With the global agreement on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, development has finally come home to the developed world....

FxWirePro: U.S. equities continue to decouple from rest of the world

As the U.S. economic and foreign policies decouple from the rest of the world (President Trumps stance on Jerusalem, NATO, Iran nuclear Agreement, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Paris Climate Accord), so do its economy and...

Cryptocurrency Brief: Bitcoin breaks below 6,500 mark on increased regulations, ASIC suspends five ICOs since April – Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices remained on the downside during late European session Tuesday, for the fourth consecutive day, following increased level of regulations from various financial authorities. The cryptocurrency broke...

U.S. Treasuries plunge ahead of 5-year auction, Fed’s monetary policy decision

The U.S. Treasuries plunged Tuesday ahead of the countrys 5-year auction, scheduled to be held today by 17:00GMT. Also, this weeks two-day FOMC meeting that concludes on Wednesday, will be closely eyed. The yield on the...

German bunds suffer in silent trading session; 5-year auction, ECB President Draghi’s speech in focus

The German bunds suffered during European session Tuesday amid a silent trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance. Investors will now be eyeing the countrys 5-year auction and European Central...

Politics

Michael Foot spy allegations and why MI6 should come clean about the past

According to The Times the late Michael Foot, the former leader of the Labour Party, was a Soviet confidential contact on the payroll of the KGB to the tune of 37,000 (in todays money). This might come as something of a...

What two books have to say about the political lifespan of South Africa's ANC

No political party can govern forever. In democracies with free and fair elections, no political party has been in power longer than half a century. So is the African National Congress (ANC), the party that governs South...

Chequers plan: why Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint is not quite dead

The informal meeting of EU leaders in Salzburg on September 19 and 20 was not intended to be primarily about the UK or Brexit. The EU faces serious challenges around internal security and migration that come much higher up...

Quotas are not pretty but they work – Liberal women should insist on them

It is an historic moment for Liberal Party women. Individual complaints of sexist bullying invariably end with the lone complainant being isolated and getting crunched. But since the Liberal leadership spill, several...

Super. If Labor really wanted to help women in retirement, it would do something else

When it comes to the gender gap in retirement incomes, symbolism appears to matter more than actually achieving something. Labors plan to add super contributions to government-funded parental leave was heralded by...

Science

Low levels of carbon monoxide poisoning can be very difficult to spot – and can cause brain damage

Carbon monoxide (CO), like many gases, cannot be detected by our human senses. We cannot see it, smell it or taste it. But unlike many gases, small amounts are extremely harmful to us. In 2015 (the most recent year for...

Ten years of Large Hadron Collider discoveries are just the start of decoding the universe

Ten years! Ten years since the start of operations for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), one of the most complex machines ever created. The LHC is the worlds largest particle accelerator, buried 100 meters under the French...

Game-changing resolution: whose name on the laws of physics for an expanding universe?

Astronomers are engaged in a lively debate over plans to rename one of the laws of physics. It emerged overnight in Vienna at the 30th Meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), in Vienna, where members of...

Do dogs have feelings?

If you live with a dog you just know when its happy or miserable, dont you? Of course you do. Even the scientific community, now admits that dogs have emotions even if scientists cant directly measure what they are...

How hydrogen power can help us cut emissions, boost exports, and even drive further between refills

Hydrogen could become a significant part of Australias energy landscape within the coming decade, competing with both natural gas and batteries, according to a new CSIRO roadmap for the industry. Hydrogen gas is a...

Technology

Do you 'zombie check' your phone? How new tools can help you control technology over-use

Technology has undoubtedly become essential for productivity and communication in our professional and personal lives. However, the most prominent reason users of all ages reach for their device is not to work, but to...

Three things we can all learn from people who don't use smartphones or social media

Many of us spend hours every day tethered to our devices, pawing at the screen to see if it will deliver a few more likes or emails, monitoring the world and honing our online presence. Social networking platforms such as...

AI could help us manage natural disasters – but only to an extent

In the last few years, AI has become ever more powerful. It can diagnose diseases, book restaurants, fake presidential speeches, and even compose hit music and produce trailers for horror movies. So in this new era of big...

AI could help drones ride air currents like birds

Birds have long inspired humans to create their own ways to fly. We know that soaring bird species that migrate long distances use thermal updrafts to stay in the air without using up energy flapping their wings. And...

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Gameplay, Development: Skrillex Co-Writes Opening Theme of Upcoming Installment

The past few weeks saw a goldmine for footage of Kingdom Hearts 3 as Square Enix bombarded fans with one teaser clip after another. Among those that caught the attention of fans is the battle between Sora and Aqua, Comic...
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