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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

A token sale: Christie's to auction its first blockchain-backed digital-only artwork

Feb 26, 2021 14:45 pm UTC| Digital Currency Technology

Since May 2007, US-based digital artist Mike Winkelmann (who goes by the name Beeple) has posted a new artwork online every day. He posted the 5,000th one in January, and has now packaged them into an enormous digital...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain Revolution Series: India’s Leading IT Giant TCS Launches Quartz Smart Solution For Cryptocurrency Trading

Jul 09, 2020 09:14 am UTC| Digital Currency Commentary

TCS has recently come up with B⍺NCS the financial solutions under the flagship company of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), who pioneered the worlds first overseas securities settlement deploying Quartz blockchain. For...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Three ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis

Jun 13, 2020 11:07 am UTC| Technology Digital Currency

The world has failed to halt global warming. Four years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, most experts predict global warming will exceed the agreed thresholds, with disastrous consequences. As much as the world...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchains can trace foods from farm to plate, but the industry is still behind the curve

May 20, 2020 15:33 pm UTC| Technology

Food supply chains were vulnerable long before the coronavirus pandemic. Recent scandals have ranged from modern slavery in Vietnamese fisheries to the persistent problem of child labour in the cocoa industry. Perhaps the...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain Revolution Series: WEF To Give Blueprint For Decentralised Economy

May 14, 2020 09:17 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency

The World Health Organization (WHO) scheduled a media briefing yesterday to give update the public on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Lockdowns are not one-size-fits-all, nor a comprehensive solution for fighting...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain Revolution Series: Xpring To Give New Dimension To Ripple

Apr 16, 2020 08:04 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency

XRP ledger has various versions, namely, xRapid, xCurrent, their development team at Ripples Xpring, has now, designed and developed latest features to the XRP protocol with an objective of enhancing blockchain-based use...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain Revolution Series: Lukka Partners With US Accounting Giant RSM

Apr 13, 2020 08:05 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

Lukka has partnered with RSM to provide crypto tax software solutions to the firms tax clients. Lukka, which is blockchain-based firm is associating with RSM, which is US-based renowned accounting firm, to serve their...

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Economy

Imported commercial vehicle sales in S. Korea rise 15% in January

Sales of imported commercial vehicles in South Korea rose 15 percent to 436 units last month from 379 the year before, according to the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association (KAIDA). The increased...

S. Korea's 5G users up by 1.02 million in January

South Korea registered 12.87 million 5G subscriptions as of end-January, up 1.02 million from the previous month, according to the data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. It was the first time for the increase in 5G...

Mitsubishi to pull out of $2 billion coal project in Vietnam

Mitsubishi Corp. will pull out of the $2 billion, 2-gigawatt Vinh Tan 3 power plant project in Vietnam as it shifts away from carbon-intensive businesses in the face of climate change. The Vinh Tan 3 project is located...

Japan leans on Asian LNG production to lower purchase costs

Japan will support Asian countries liquefied natural gas (LNG) production for use in power generation in the hope of reducing procurement costs for the energy source. The efforts to lower purchasing costs and ensure...

Biden addressing computer chip shortage via executive order

US President Joe Biden will sign an executive order addressing a global semiconductor chip shortage that has forced US automakers and other manufacturers to cut production. Biden will also discuss the chip shortage...

Politics

Joe Biden addresses the emergency use authorization of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Two COVID-19 vaccines are already being widely distributed to Americans all over the country and now a third vaccine may be on the way. President Joe Biden addressed the authorization of the Johnson Johnson vaccine while...

Nancy Pelosi rips into Mitch McConnell for criticizing Capitol riots commission

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi previously announced plans to establish an independent, 9/11-type commission to investigate the Capitol riots. Pelosi recently pushed back against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnells...

Kamala Harris talks about the future of spaceflight with NASA Astronaut Victor Glover

Vice President Kamala Harris made history as the first Black, first South Asian, and the first woman to become the countrys vice president. This week, Harris spoke with NASA astronaut Victor Glover over spaceflight and...

Donald Trump attacks Joe Biden and Republican critics during address at CPAC

Former President Donald Trump made his first public appearance since leaving the White House as a speaker on the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference. Upon taking center stage, Trump blasted his GOP...

Science

Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

Wood is an ancient material humans have been using for millions of years, for the construction of housing, ships and as a source of fuel for burning. Its also a renewable source, and one way to capture excess carbon...

Pigs can play video games, scientists discover

Pigs might not be able to fly, but they can play video games. In a new study, researchers from Purdue University in Indiana, US have shown that pigs can use a digital screen and joystick, operated by their snout, to move a...

Einsteinium: 100 years after Einstein's Nobel Prize, researchers reveal chemical secrets of element that bears his name

A century ago, an upstart German physicist by the name of Albert Einstein turned the scientific world on its head with his discovery of the photoelectric effect, which proved light to be both a particle and a wave. Awarded...

New CRISPR technology could revolutionise gene therapy, offering new hope to people with genetic diseases

The day a muddled mob stormed the US Capitol building, a team of American researchers published a paper in Nature that signified a landmark in gene therapy. The head of the US National Institutes of Health, Francis...

In the rush for coronavirus information, unreviewed scientific papers are being publicized

COVID-19 has not only upended our personal lives, it has dramatically changed scientific research. In response to the rapid spread of the virus, scientists around the world have had to find new ways to collaborate and...

Technology

‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ and ‘Pokémon Diamond and Pearl’ remake add to franchise's 25th-anniversary offerings

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Pokémon, and the franchise is not holding back with the celebrations. Two upcoming games Pokémon Legends: Arceus and the remake of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl ...

‘Starfield’ leak that turned out to be fake doesn’t stop speculations of looming release date announcement

Starfield has been in the news lately, and most recently, it was because of an alleged in-development screenshot that leaked online. However, the photo was later identified as fake. Latest Starfield turned out to be...

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ amiibo cards featuring Sanrio characters launches March 26

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting new villagers this month, and they not just any characters as well. Nintendo recently announced the Sanrio collaboration pack that will launch later this month. Animal Crossing:...

Where to find PS5 consoles in March?

For many video game fans, the journey of getting a PlayStation 5 console continues nearly four months since it launched last November. The good news is several sources indicate that console drops can be expected throughout...
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