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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

Fintech firm t0 to offer U.S. securities trading during non-U.S. trading hours

Jan 16, 2017 06:50 am UTC| Fintech

t0.com, Inc., a majority-owned subsidiary ofOverstock.com, has announced that it will offer U.S. securities trading after the close of U.S. capital markets. The announcement comes as t0 announced the formation of Blue...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Brian Behlendorf to provide Hyperledger Blockchain Project update at Open Source Leadership Summit 2017

Jan 16, 2017 05:35 am UTC| Digital Currency

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancingprofessional open sourcemanagement for mass collaboration, has announced the program for Open Source Leadership Summit, scheduled to take place on February 14-16in Lake Tahoe,...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Russian Perm Winter School to host blockchain and fintech event in February

Jan 16, 2017 05:14 am UTC| Digital Currency

Perm Winter School, a community that focuses in areas like quantitative finance, risk management, and fintech, announced that it will host acomprehensive program on blockchain and fintech this year. Every winter, the...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Centrelink data-matching problems show the need for a government blockchain

Jan 13, 2017 14:54 pm UTC| Technology

Governments across the globe are experimenting with the blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, as a way to reduce costs and provide more accountability to the public. In Europe alone, the United Kingdom, Ukraine and...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Russian RosEvroBank develops blockchain prototype to create remote customer identification

Jan 13, 2017 10:47 am UTC| Digital Currency

RosEvroBank, a privately-owned Russian bank, announced that it has developed a prototype on remote customer identification system that is based on blockchain technology from Microsoft. The prototype system intends to...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Mojix to showcase blockchain technology solutions at NRF Retails Big Show 2017

Jan 13, 2017 06:29 am UTC| Digital Currency

Mojix, Inc., a Los Angeles-based sensor networks provider, has announced that it will showcase hands-free RFID, inventory analytics and blockchain technology solutions at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in...

Blockchain Revolution Series

SWIFT launches proof of concept to test blockchain for real-time nostro database reconciliation

Jan 13, 2017 04:57 am UTC| Fintech

SWIFT, the global provider of secure financial messaging services, is stepping up its efforts to explore blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT). It has announced the launch of Proof of Concept (PoC) to...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Major driving forces of obstinate INR – Bullish and bearish scenarios and hedging vehicles

Indian rupee is the only EM Asia currency that has not risen against the USD since the start of the year. While it is down only slightly against the USD, it has nevertheless underperformed the broader USD trend. The...

FxWirePro: Among APAC space, Aussie looks vulnerable against Kiwi dollar

We noticed the two main risks to the bearish AUD view are that (1) the currency is dragged higher in a more sustained re-rating of the global growth outlookand that (2) better global news and some signs of housing...

S&P affirms New Zealand’s ‘AA’ credit rating, keeps outlook stable

The Standard Poors, credit rating agency affirmed New Zealands AA foreign currency rating and AA+ local currency long-term sovereign credit rating and said its outlook remains stable. The Standard Poor said in an...

ECB maintains stimulus program unchanged, remains dovish despite higher inflation

The European Central Bank in its first monetary policy meeting of 2017 on Thursday maintained interest rates and its bond-buying program unchanged, as expected. Also, the European Central President Mario Draghi concluded...

Chart of the Day: Fraudsters

This chart shared by Financial Times shows a glimpse from business investigation firm Krolls annual global fraud report that speaks of a business trouble in China in 2016; frauds. More than 80 percent of the Chinese...

Politics

5 Best Inauguration Day 2017 Quotes From Past Presidents

An incoming US Presidents inaugural address is regarded as a leaders promise to the people, and often used for checks and balances once the presidents new administration policies role out. That is why on Friday, January...

Donald Trump Presidential Inauguration Speech 2017 Live Stream Recap: Protests, An Awkward Moment With The Obamas, And Future Plans

Oh, what a day. The official Inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America was filled with a lot of drama. Prior to the inauguration ceremony, Trump and his wife Melania met with the...

Inauguration Day 2017 Facts: What To Expect The Weekend Donald Trump Swears In As Next US President

Whether you like it or not, Donald Trump will be officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America on Friday, January 20th. However, official inaugural ceremonies will begin the day before. Here...

How to read Theresa May's Brexit speech

Almost seven months after the vote to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has finally given some much needed clarity on how Brexit will happen. Or has she? May cast an optimistic tone on the vote to...

Theresa May confirms it'll be a hard Brexit – here's what that means for UK trade

Today, Theresa May confirmed that the UK government intends to leave the EUs single market and customs union. The consequences of this decision from a trade perspective should not be underestimated. The single market...

Science

Science must grow young advocates if it wants to connect with the real world

Science needs more academic hybrids: scientists who buck the stereotype of working in silos. This way of thinking must be broken if the narrative around the reality of sciences role in improving society for future...

Why we should send Bill Gates to Mars

Bill Gates, along with a few of his billionaire friends, has launched a US$1 billion fund to support research into energy technologies that will help us address climate change. The idea behind Breakthrough Energy...

Bee Makes Endangered Species List, Scientific Community Alarmed

Bees are often considered the single most important pollinators in the natural world, helping to spread life all across the land by coming in contact with pollens and spreading them everywhere. Now, one species of these...

Scientists Create Li-Ion Batteries With Built-In Fire Extinguishers

Following the wake of widely covered incidents involving exploding lithium-ion batteries in products like the infamous hoverboard and the unfortunate Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the fire hazard posed by the power source has...

Astronomers spot strange, bow-like structure in Venus' atmosphere

Venus is known both as the planet of love and the Earths evil twin. And although research suggests its environment is more hellish than romantic, theres actually a lot we dont know about our celestial neighbour. Now...

Technology

Nokia 6 Sold Out In One Minute In Flash Sale, Has Over A Million Registrations

A new report said all units of the new Nokia 6 during the smartphone companys first flash sale were all sold out. Anzhuo.cn reports that the demand for Nokias 2017 flagship phone on Chinese e-commerce platform JD.com was...

Government Green Lights Building Of Atlantis, Construction Begins in 2019

When talking about cities of the future, most people often think of major landmasses floating in the sky. Before getting there, however, it seems engineers are looking at solving the floating aspect first and they are...

Mind-Controlled Robot ‘Teleport Helps The Disabled Move Around

It would seem that the world of robotics is progressing at an exponential rate, with advances in artificial intelligence and cybernetic mimicry leading the charge. Now, machines that can be controlled via neural interface...

Meitu App Makes Users Look Like Cute Anime Characters And Vulnerable To Data Mining

There is a new app in the market that is skyrocketing in popularity of late because it can turn any user into a cute anime character. While the benefits may seem appealing, particularly to a certain otaku-ish segment of...

LG Patent Foldable Smartphones Too; Company Receives Tablet Hybrid Patent

LG seems to be seeking a dominant position in the smartphone market with its foldable phone model. GSMInfo first reported that LGs patent showcases a new smartphone model looking likea merger of two, different parts. The...
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