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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

Libra: four reasons to be extremely cautious about Facebook's new currency

Jun 23, 2019 14:21 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Facebook has unveiled libra, a cryptocurrency that will enable users to make international payments over Messenger and other group platforms like WhatsApp perhaps from as soon as 2020. Heres how it looks likely to...

Blockchain Revolution Series

With cryptocurrency launch, Facebook sets its path toward becoming an independent nation

Jun 19, 2019 02:06 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Facebook has announced a plan to launch a new cryptocurrency named the Libra, adding another layer to its efforts to dominate global communications and business. Backed by huge finance and technology companies including...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Facebook claims Libra offers economic empowerment to billions – an economist is skeptical

Jun 19, 2019 02:05 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Facebook is joining the cryptocurrency craze. Should we be concerned? The social network site on June 18 said its launching a new cryptocurrency called Libra with the help of 27 partners, including MasterCard, Visa,...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Creatives in the country? Blockchain and agtech can create unexpected jobs in regional Australia

Jun 12, 2019 23:51 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are said to make many jobs redundant due to automation. BeefLedger, a QUT research project with a focus on blockchain and agtech (agricultural...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain can help break the chains of modern slavery, but it is not a complete solution

May 02, 2019 17:29 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology Digital Currency

Theres a good chance the device on which you are reading this contains cobalt. Its an essential metal for batteries in phones and laptops. Theres also a chance the cobalt was mined by slaves. Almost two-thirds of the...

Blockchain Revolution Series

The future of blockchain according to experts in the energy sector

Mar 06, 2019 14:01 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Blockchain technology is a decentralised digital ledger that keeps public but encrypted records of peer-to-peer transactions. All members of a blockchain network can verify whether a transaction occurred or not, rendering...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Accenture's Global Payment Managing Director Looks Optimistic on Ripple's Overseas Transaction Services

Feb 26, 2019 06:28 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

Accentures Global Payments head, Gareth Wilson, orated about the future prospects that the payments industry could foresee in 2019, as per Accentures banking blog, dated February 18, 2019. Wilson mentioned that he...

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Economy

Australian bonds narrowly mixed ahead of June employment report amid muted trading hours

Australian government bonds remained narrowly mixed during Asian session Wednesday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the countrys employment report for the month of...

U.S. Treasuries slip ahead of June retail sales, Fed Chair Powell’s speech

The U.S. Treasuries slipped during Tuesdays afternoon session, ahead of the countrys retail sales for the month of June and Fed Chair Jerome Powells speech, scheduled for today by 12:30GMT and 17:00GMT...

UK gilts surge despite better-than-expected growth in average wages in May; June CPI eyed

The United Kingdoms gilts surged during European trading hours Tuesday as investors turned deaf towards a stronger-than-expected growth in average wages for the month of May as participants still await the results of the...

German bunds jump after ZEW economic sentiment disappoints in July; Eurozone June CPI eyed

The German bunds jumped during European session Tuesday after the countrys ZEW economic sentiment data for the month of July, disappointed market sentiments in July, while investors still eye the eurozones consumer price...

New Zealand Q2 CPI rises by 0.6 pct, matching market expectations

New Zealands consumer price index (CPI) for the second quarter of this year rose by 0.6 percent in the June quarter, in line with what market participants had anticipated. Almost half of the increase was due to short-term...

Politics

Melania Trump might have requested a better prenup since 2016 election

Various White House representatives have previously assured the public that the marriage of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in good status. But rumors and insider reports keep...

Donald Trump denies being racist

To hear that United States President Donald Trump is going on a Twitter tirade, no matter what time of the day is nothing new. But his recent tweets directed at four congresswomen telling them to go back to their countries...

Why developing nuclear weapons is an unrealistic option for Australia

In his latest book, strategist and defense analyst Hugh White has gone nuclear, triggering a debate about whether Australia should develop and maintain its own nuclear arsenal. But developing and sustaining modern...

Refundable tax credits would help alleviate poverty

We have entered a new election cycle, and it appears that a discussion about tax policy will consist primarily of bickering and court challenges around the introduction of a carbon tax and the associated Climate Action...

Book reignites rumors of Melania Trump sleeping in a separate bedroom as Donald Trump

The marriage of United States first lady Melania Trump and president Donald Trump has repeatedly been the subject of several articles and stories. Some of them put the first couple in a good light while others spark...

Science

3,800 patients to test promising HIV vaccine

Several significant developments in the field of HIV/AIDS cure studies have been reported this year. Now, adding to that is an HIV vaccine entering human trials after it has been in development for more than 30...

CAR-T therapy could be the world’s first cancer cure

Numerous cancer research is taking place around the world at this moment. While some of it has already shown promising results, there remains an undeniably long work ahead before at least one of them can be officially...

Curious Kids: how does electricity work?

Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question youd like an expert to answer, send it to [email protected] You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS...

How solar heat drives rapid melting of parts of Antarctica's largest ice shelf

The ocean that surrounds Antarctica plays a crucial role in regulating the mass balance of the continents ice cover. We now know that the thinning of ice that affects nearly a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is...

Neuroscience and artificial intelligence can help improve each other

Despite their names, artificial intelligence technologies and their component systems, such as artificial neural networks, dont have much to do with real brain science. Im a professor of bioengineering and neurosciences...

Technology

‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ will need every support from its hardcore following

Warcraft 3: Reforged might come out in November, which means that the beta version will be arriving soon. Although nothing has been announced by Blizzard just yet, theres a high chance that the remaster will arrive during...

Pocophone F2 might come out somewhere between August, September

Theres still no new information about the Pocophone F2 despite July 17 now upon us. With the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro maintaining its name after hitting the Indian market, it appears that the device will indeed be another...

‘Age of Empires 4’ release date: Franchise in good hands as Microsoft’s commitment has been redoubled

Theres still no confirmation from Microsoft what event is going to feature Age of Empires 4. Adam Isgreen, the series creative director, said that the game would either make an appearance in Gamescom or XO. Although...

iOS 13 bug allows unauthorized access to stored credentials

Apple recently described non-developer users who were looking forward to joining iOS 13s public beta program as thrill seekers, and it was for a good reason. For one, they will be exposed to some security vulnerabilities...

PlayStation 5 accommodates physical media lovers

The introduction of new and high-powered specs on a next-generation such as PlayStation 5 is a given. But since new hardware products are often anticipated to adapt to changes in the technological trend, some gaming fans...
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