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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

Prolific experimentation of Blockchain on FX forward transaction by Commerzbank and thyssenkrupp

May 24, 2018 14:13 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Fintech Insights & Views Commentary

Weve been seeing the newly invented advanced technologies on a constant basis, now the Blockchain can have a large impact on the way transactions and ownership are recorded, it is important to note that there are actually...

Blockchain Revolution Series

EY Americas tax to organize Fintech day in Boston

May 24, 2018 12:16 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Fintech Insights & Views Commentary

The buzz around fintech has gained the substantial attention of traditional financial institutions in the recent times, start-ups, venture capitalists, and regulators. Banks and regulators are hard-pressed to revisit their...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain startup Block.one announces $1B venture fund ‘EOS VC’

May 24, 2018 09:20 am UTC| Digital Currency

Blockchain startup Block.one has announced a venture capital initiative to foster the EOS ecosystem. The company has announced EOS VC and committed to investing more than $1 billion into funds focused on the growth of...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Digital Currency Revolution

Acquisition of ‘Paradex’ rebrands ‘GDAX’ to ‘Coinbase Pro’

May 24, 2018 07:53 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech Insights & Views

One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the U.S., Coinbase is presenting a group of new and advanced features to their crypto empire which was a trading platform GDAX previously, now rebranding to Coinbase...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Hackers Attack Verge; $1.7 Million Taken

May 24, 2018 07:45 am UTC| Technology

The blockchain technology has been praised for many reasons. However, similar to all things, it isnt a perfect platform and is still vulnerable to hackers. And these hackers have struck again, with their skill-set aimed...

Blockchain Revolution Series

IBM to Expand Blockchain Research Division

May 24, 2018 07:40 am UTC| Technology

The explosion of blockchain technology has created a high-paying job market thats paying around $130,000 to $150,000 annually. In 2012, companies researching this innovation have been collectively handed over $2 billion....

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain Startup Slapped with Cease-and-Decease Order

May 24, 2018 07:36 am UTC| Technology

The state of South Carolina slapped a cease-and-desist order to a blockchain startup due to an alleged statute violation. The company is called ShipChain and is involved in freight product tracking using ethereum-based...

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Economy

FxWirePro: President Trump’s announcement on further tax cuts likely to support S&P500

Speaking earlier this week, President Trump dropped a hint that more tax cuts in coming. According to him, his administration will be unveiling more tax cuts proposal sometime prior to November and it would be something...

U.S. Treasuries nearly flat ahead of few FOMC speeches; May meeting minutes keep yields under pressure

The U.S. Treasuries remained nearly flat Thursday in a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance. However, the hawkish FOMC May meeting minutes kept yields under control, skewed to the...

UK gilts slump after April retail sales surpass market expectations; investors eye BoE Governor Carney’s speech

The UK gilts slumped Tuesday after the countrys retail sales for the month of April beat market expectations as well as rebounding from the last release in March. Investors will now be focussing on the Bank of England...

German bunds suffer after Q1 GDP remains unchanged; eyes on ECB’s account of monetary policy meeting

The German bunds suffered during European session Thursday after the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of this year, released early today, remained unchanged. Investors will now be focusing on the...

New Zealand’s April trade surplus remains stronger than market expectations; NZD/USD trades tad higher

New Zealands April trade surplus of NZD263 million was stronger than expected with broad-based strength across most sectors.By market, the Great China region was again influential, but there remains broader based support...

Politics

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

Would America vote for Oprah for president?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she...

Lawyers keep secrets locked up – so they get asked to do the dirty work

Lawyers seem to at the center of lot of scandals lately. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose office and hotel were raided by the FBI, is only the latest example. Harvey Weinsteins law firm...

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

Debate: On secularism in the 21st century

In January 2018 the French commemorated the Charlie Hebdo attacks that occurred three years earlier. The expression of American solidarity then toward the victims in France was quick and unwavering just as it was in the...

Science

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Scientists Want To Make Dogs Live Longer

Dogs are some of the most endearing creatures on the planet and one of the most tragic things about them is their short lives, at least when compared to humans. Depending on the breed, they can live from 7 to 15 years, on...

700,000-Year-Old Find Proves Early Humans Settled The Philippines Longer Than Previously Thought

Archeologists recently made a monumental discovery in the Philippines that pushes back the earliest period of human settlement in the region that was previously thought by over 600,000 years. Rhino bones and tools that...

States Sue EPA Over Rollbacks Of Environmental Protection Regulations

The Trump administration might not believe in climate change and could not care less about the environment, but the rest of the US does. This is why 18 states so far are now suing the Environmental Protection Agency for...

Technology

Report: Apple Settles With Volkswagen For Electric Self-Driving Cars Project

While Apple stays mum about their plans in producing electric self-driving vehicles, there have been several reports indicating that the Cupertino-based tech giant is not abandoning its efforts on this field. Most...

Scary Malware 'VPNFilter' Infects Over 500,000 Routers Worldwide

A new and scary malware, now dubbed as VPNFilter, has been recently discovered and has infected more than 500,000 routers in at least 50 countries around the world. Ciscos Talos Intelligence Group had been investigating...

The Pros and Cons of Blockchain in the Energy Industry

Since its introduction to the mainstream market, Blockchain has disrupted a lot of sectors. From financial, insurance, and shipping industry to government agencies and even the cattle market, the technology has varying...

'Battlefield V' Developers Confirm There Will Be No Loot Boxes

Developers of the upcoming first-person shooter video game Battlefield V confirmed they are not going to release in-game loot boxes. The announcement and big reveal of Battlefield V is one of the most talked-about...

Blockchain Can Ease the Process of Immigration: Tim Draper

Prominent investor Tim Draper has predicted that Bitcoins impact on humanity will surpass staggering milestones in the past such as the Iron Age, Renaissance, and the Industrial Revolution. In a recent statement, he said...
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