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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

Champions Crowned at 4th TADS Awards 2023: A Triumph for Tokenization

Dec 29, 2023 14:38 pm UTC| Digital Currency Business Technology

Hong Kong, Dec. 29, 2023 The global stage for Tokenized Assets and Digitized Securities (TADS) witnessed a glittering celebration as the winners of the 4th Annual TADS Awards were unveiled. In a nod to exceptional...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Harnessing Blockchain to Combat the Epidemic of 'Fake News'

Oct 23, 2023 14:16 pm UTC| Business Technology

Fake news has resurfaced in the limelight, and its a term that refers to the deliberate creation or manipulation of information with the goal of achieving political or economic gain, even when it is known to be false. The...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Hindustan Petroleum Partners with Zupple Labs to Streamline PO Verification Through Blockchain

Oct 20, 2023 10:07 am UTC| Digital Currency Business Investing

Indias state-run refiner, Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL), launched a blockchain system to revolutionize the verification of purchase orders (POs). Through a partnership with Zupple Labs, HPCL is integrating its...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain-Powered Web 3.0: A User-Centric Internet Revolution

Oct 03, 2023 01:12 am UTC| Technology Insights & Views Business

The internet, often referred to as the web (Web), is a global information space that allows people to share information through computers connected to the internet. While the definition of the web may sound unfamiliar,...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Are NFTs really dead and buried? All signs point to 'yes'

Oct 02, 2023 06:23 am UTC| Technology

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are in dire straits. With the market in a severe downturn, its safe to assume the NFT bubble has well and truly burst. It was never clear why these digital collectables traded for such large...

Blockchain Revolution Series

PUBLISH Launches Global Version of News Thomas Web3 App, Offering News Rewards in Tokens and NFTs

Sep 21, 2023 08:28 am UTC| Business Technology

- The app rewards users when they read and share news articles. - News Thomas is now available in 9 more regions, including the US. Global tech media company PUBLISH, Inc. announced on the 21st that it has launched the...

Blockchain Revolution Series

PUBLISH, Inc. and Pukyong National University Collaborate for Media Startup Creation and Education in Blockchain Technology

Jun 15, 2023 06:46 am UTC| Business

Blockchain-based tech media company PUBLISH, Inc. and Pukyong National University announced on June 13th that they have signed a business agreement for media startup creation and education. The two organizations held a...

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Economy

China’s doom loop: a dramatically smaller (and older) population could create a devastating global slowdown

China has announced that in 2023 its population declined from 1.4118 to 1.4097 billion people. Forecasting by the UN suggests Chinas population will dip to 1.313 billion by 2050 and then down to about 800 million by 2100....

The private sector housing experiment has failed: Ottawa must now step up on social housing

Politicians of all stripes say that housing affordability is a top priority. But few are saying much about social housing the kind thats needed for low-income households in greatest need of affordable rental...

Wholesale power prices are falling fast – but consumers will have to wait for relief. Here’s why

Wholesale power prices are falling steeply in Australia, following two years of surging prices after the Ukraine war triggered an energy crisis. New data shows annualised spot prices for power in Australias main grid fell...

Mortgage and inflation pain to ease, but only slowly: how 31 top economists see 2024

A panel of 31 leading economists assembled by The Conversation sees no cut in interest rates before the middle of this year, and only a slight cut by December, enough to trim just $55 per month off the cost of servicing a...

South Africa’s military is expected to do more than ever with tighter budgets: how the force has declined over 30 years

The South African National Defence Force marks 30 years this year, having been established on 27 April 1994. Its as old as the countrys constitutional democracy, the result of a negotiated political settlement that ended...

Politics

200 million voters, 820,000 polling stations and 10,000 candidates: Indonesia’s massive election, by the numbers

Indonesians are going to the polls to elect a new president today. There are three candidates running, alongside their vice presidential candidates. According to opinion polls, the favourite is Prabowo Subianto, leader...

How Muslim teachings support political dynasties in Indonesia

President Joko Jokowi Widodo is the latest high-profile political figure in Indonesia to attempt to build a political dynasty, loosely defined as a concentration of political power involving family members. Jokowis...

Russia’s next election is likely to put Putin in power for longer than anyone since Peter the Great

Presidential elections will be held in Russia in March. It is inevitable that the incumbent president, Vladimir Putin, will win. Putin has been in power (whether as president or as prime minister) since 2000. If he wins...

Rwanda deal: why the media should focus more on the policy and less on the politics of immigration

Heading into an election year, the governments handling of migration continues to dominate headlines. Much of the coverage has been about the plan to send those who enter the UK without legal paperwork to Rwanda. This...

Biden’s ‘hard look’ at liquefied natural gas exports raises a critical question: How does natural gas fit with US climate goals?

The Biden administration has frozen pending decisions on permit applications to export liquefied natural gas, or LNG, to countries other than U.S. free trade partners. During this pause, which will last for up to 15...

Science

The brain is the most complicated object in the universe. This is the story of scientists’ quest to decode it – and read people’s minds

In the middle of 2023, a study conducted by the HuthLab at the University of Texas sent shockwaves through the realms of neuroscience and technology. For the first time, the thoughts and impressions of people unable to...

Synthetic human embryos let researchers study early development while sidestepping ethical and logistical hurdles

Embryonic development, also known as embryogenesis, is a cornerstone in understanding the origins of life. But studying this marvel of intricate and layered biological processes in people faces considerable challenges....

Genetic diseases: How scientists are working to make DNA repair (almost) a piece of cake

I have always been fascinated by genetics, a branch of biology that helps explain everything from the striking resemblance between different members of a family to the fact that strawberry plants are frost-resistant. Its...

Orbital resonance − the striking gravitational dance done by planets with aligning orbits

Planets orbit their parent stars while separated by enormous distances in our solar system, planets are like grains of sand in a region the size of a football field. The time that planets take to orbit their suns have no...

Why now is the time to address humanity’s impact on the moon

Humans have always looked at the sky, using the stars as navigation guides or for spiritual storytelling. Every human civilization has looked to the stars and used celestial movements to measure time and find...

Technology

Nintendo Switch 2 to Debut in March 2025: Report

Nintendo will release the successor to its Switch console as early as March 2025, according to a report published on Monday by Nikkei. Nintendo Switch 2 Launch Delayed to 2025, Shares Dip Amidst Market...

Zuckerberg to Discuss Mixed Reality Headset with LG in South Korea Visit; Attends Indian Wedding Amid Asian Business Tour

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive officer of Meta, is set to visit South Korea and meet with LG Electronics boss, Cho Joo Wan. They are expected to discuss possible collaboration for developing advanced mixed-reality...

Lenovo Unveils Futuristic ThinkBook Laptop With See-Through Screen

Lenovo Group Limited, a technology company specializing in designing, manufacturing, and selling consumer electronics, is one of the participants at the Mobile World Congress 2024 (MWC), which is currently being held at...

AT&T Offers $5 Credit to Customers After Service Outage in Major US Cities

ATT telecommunications company said it will compensate its customers affected by last weeks service outage. It will offer a $5 credit to each of them, and thousands are expected to benefit. According to The New York...
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