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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

BLOKTEX blockchain event to be held in Malaysia from 7 – 9 April

Mar 17, 2017 07:20 am UTC| Digital Currency

Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) will co-organize a three-day regional premier blockchain event BLOKTEX at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 7th to 9th of April 2017. The event will...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain could make financial markets and services more efficient, says Deutsche Bundesbank President

Mar 17, 2017 06:08 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

New technologies like blockchain, robo advisors or crowd funding could have the potential to make financial markets and services faster, more efficient, more convenient, and more inexpensive for everyone, President of the...

Blockchain Revolution Series

40 firms come together for Blockchain Intellectual Property Council

Mar 17, 2017 05:11 am UTC| Digital Currency

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a trade association dedicated to promoting digital assets and blockchain technology, has announced a new initiative that aims to address intellectual property issues relating to blockchain...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Fintech startup INVICTUS collaborates with IBM to leverage blockchain and Bluemix technologies

Mar 17, 2017 04:34 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

Singapore-based fintech startup INVICTUS is teaming up with IBM to leverage IBM Blockchain and Bluemix technologies to help SMEs raise their productivity and competitiveness. The startup willleverage IBM Cloud and...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Bloq launches BloqLabs to link enterprises with open source blockchain projects

Mar 17, 2017 04:11 am UTC| Digital Currency

Blockchain technology provider Bloq announced the launch of BloqLabs in a move to connect enterprises with the expansion of its ongoing sponsorship and support of critical open source projects in the blockchain...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Illinois’ financial regulator joins R3 blockchain consortium

Mar 17, 2017 03:54 am UTC| Digital Currency

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has joined the blockchain consortium initiative led by financial innovation firm R3 and has become the first state level regulator to join the group. R3...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Japanese Bankers Association to build platform for blockchain tests

Mar 16, 2017 11:29 am UTC| Digital Currency

The Japanese Bankers Association (JBA) said that it will build a platform for major and regional banks by the end of 2017, in order to conduct blockchain tests together, Nikkei reported. With the platform, small and...

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Economy

Australian bonds sharply rebound tracking firm U.S. Treasuries

The Australian bonds sharply rebounded on the first trading day of the week Monday as investors poured into safe-haven assets tracking firmness in U.S. Treasuries amid losses in riskier equities and oil. Also, the...

Surprisingly positive Eurozone PMIs fuel rate hike speculation

Eurozone economic growth gathered further momentum in March, bolstering optimism over the region in the face of Brexit. Businesses across the euro zone ramped up activity at the fastest pace in almost six years, a survey...

New Zealand bonds close flat as investors shrug-off worse-than-expected February trade deficit

The New Zealand bonds closed flat Friday as investors largely shrugged-off the worse-than-expected trade deficit for the month of February. The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond, which moves inversely to its price...

Australian bonds snap rally tracking weakness in U.S. Treasuries, higher equities

The Australian bonds snapped rally on the last trading day of the week, tracking weakness in the U.S. counterpart and as investors poured into riskier assets, including equities and crude oil. Also, upbeat retail sales...

RBNZ expects outlook to be shaped by considerable uncertainty, to stay pat until mid-2018

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) at policy meeting on Thursday, left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent and reiterated that interest rates will remain low for a considerable time. The policy statement...

Politics

US under Trump Series: Message from Mnuchin loud and clear

There are lots of uncertainties surrounding the new administration in the United States led by President Donald Trump. While it can be sometimes noisy surrounding Trump given the level of theatricals in the media, one can...

“Sesame Street” To Introduce Its First Autistic Muppet; Is The PBS Defunding Move Due To The Show’s Parody Of Donald Trump For Years?

Early this week, Sesame Street officially debuted its first Muppet with autism. Julia, a red-haired shy Muppet, was first introduced last year in digital form for Sesame Workshops Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in...

Can Silicon Valley's autocrats save democracy?

In late February, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an essay that laid out the social networks vision for the coming years. The 5,700-word document, immediately dubbed a manifesto, was his most...

A clarion call for a new kind of popular politics

If the rising sense of alienation from the political process is to be reversed in the long term, it will require more than a quick dose of populist rhetoric or tinkering with the way politics is organised. The British...

Rodrigo Duterte relaunches Philippine drug war despite calls for investigation

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to continue his war on drugs in spite of growing calls for an investigation into his role in it. On March 6, the Philippine government lifted its suspension on police...

Science

Complete Synthetic Genome Creation Within Reach

Genetic manipulation is an incredibly touchy subject that many scientists would love to dive into headlong, but which the rest of the world has been preventing them from doing. As a result, researchers have had to make...

The decoupling delusion: rethinking growth and sustainability

Our economy and society ultimately depend on natural resources: land, water, material (such as metals) and energy. But some scientists have recognised that there are hard limits to the amount of these resources we can use....

Scientists Create DNA Computer With Potentially Infinite Memory And Processing Capacity

One of the biggest challenges confronting humanity right now is the impending wall that technology will eventually hit when it comes to the memory and processing capacity of computers. One of the avenues that scientists...

Scientific theories aren't mere conjecture – to survive they must work

The evidence is incontrovertible. Global warming is occurring. Climate change is real, is serious and has been influenced by anthropogenic activity. The scientific evidence is clear: Global climate change caused by human...

Comets or volcanoes? Scientists are changing their mind about how the Earth's water got here

The Earth has been the blue planet for as many as 3.8 billion years. Ancient sedimentary rock deposits and lava that cooled into characteristic pillow shapes provide irrefutable evidence that liquid water has existed at...

Technology

UK Pressuring WhatsApp To Give Up Encryption Secrets After London Terror Attack

Following the recent attack in Westminster, London, UK officials have been scrambling to provide its citizens with a measure of security and assure the public that it is doing everything it can to prevent future attacks....

Twitter Confirms Plans To Offer Paid, “Enhanced” TweetDeck For Power Users

Twitter has just confirmed that they are planning on a subscription-based offer for power users of its soon-to-be premium version of Twitter. A spokeswoman told The Verge that the company is indeed conducting a survey...

Messenger Gets Both Mentions And Reactions

Facebook has had the Mentions and Reactions features on its main platform for years, but not on its Messenger app. Now it will, which should help add some spice to conversations and cut through the clutter. The Reactions...

Instagram Starts Censoring Users, Blurs Pictures

It was inevitable. With so many people posting sensitive and even disturbing images on Instagram, it was only a matter of time before the popular social media platform started censoring users. Now, whenever Instagram deems...

JonTron Dropped As Yooka-Laylee Character Due To Racist Views

YouTuber JonTron or Jon Safari has been removed from the list of people affiliated with the game Yooka-Laylee, where he voiced one of the characters. The game by studio Playtonic is a spiritual successor to platformer...
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March 24 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Annualized*

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9.0 %

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9.6 %

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144.6 %

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145.5 %

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111.0 %

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111.0 %

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104.3

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104.0

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118.3 %

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118.4 %

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4.9 %

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2.3 %

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2.3 %

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