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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

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission joins R3 blockchain consortium

Feb 13, 2017 07:41 am UTC| Digital Currency

Hong Kong regulator Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission has announced that it has joined R3CEV blockchain consortium. The regulator is working with the consortium member banks and technology providers in order to...

Blockchain Revolution Series

B9lab introduces first blockchain online course for CTOs

Feb 13, 2017 05:23 am UTC| Digital Currency

B9lab, a blockchain training, advisory and research provider, has announced Certified CTO Blockchain Course, the first comprehensive online course targeted on CTOs that covers blockchain and decentralized...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Microsoft and technology companies to form Enterprise Ethereum Alliance – Report

Feb 10, 2017 07:05 am UTC| Digital Currency

IT giant Microsoft, along with other major technology companies, is working to form an alliance aiming to foster the adoption of Ethereum blockchain, sources familiar with the effort told Bloomberg. According to the...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain firm ChronoBank, WAVES platform partner to create ChronoWAVES wallet

Feb 10, 2017 06:55 am UTC| Digital Currency

ChronoBank, a blockchain-focused project backed by leading Australia-based labor hire organization Edway Group Ltd, announced its partnership with WAVES, a decentralized blockchain platform, in a move to create ChronoWAVES...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Indian banking giants and NSE test blockchain technology for KYC

Feb 10, 2017 06:07 am UTC| Digital Currency

(The article has been modified with respect to recent updates) The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE), HDFC Securities, a Mumbai-based brokerage, along with a number of Indian banks ICICI Bank, IDFC Bank, Kotak...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Senior executives see blockchain in everyday use in financial services industry by 2026: Survey

Feb 10, 2017 05:15 am UTC| Fintech

In a recent survey, Synechron, a global consulting and technology organization, found that majority of senior executives believe that blockchain technology will be in everyday use in the financial services industry within...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Qtum Blockchain Project releases Economy Whitepaper

Feb 10, 2017 04:44 am UTC| Digital Currency

The Qtum Foundation, the organization overseeing the development of the Qtum Blockchain project, released their economy whitepaper. Titled Qtum Blockchain Economy Whitepaper, it outlines the Foundations structure, the...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Driving forces of Asian growth in 2017 - Option trading radar in Asian EMFX pool

Asia focus: 2017 growth drivers: With GDP growth for the final quarter of 2016 rolling in from around the region. As per the JPMs projections, EM Asia GDP grew 5.8% in 2016, in line with their expectations at the beginning...

ECB likely to stretch QE beyond March 2017, says Commerzbank

The European Central Bank is expected to extend its quantitative easing programme beyond March 2017 at its last monetary policy meeting this year, scheduled on December 8. Also, the Italian constitutional referendum, to be...

Dutch election: Complicacy and political limbo

Netherlands, the first European country to hold a generalelection this year is undoubtedly heading for a political limbo as the polls show a more fragmented parliament than ever. Three decades ago, top three Dutch parties...

Philippines likely to continue with strong economic growth in near-term, says ANZ

The Philippines robust economic growth is expected to sustain, according to an ANZ research report. However, it also weakens the external accounts. The Philippine authorities have taken a benign view of the situation as...

NZD/USD likely to trade marginally lower this year, says Commerzbank

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand wants a lower exchange rate given the dampening impact of the stronger currency on the pace of inflation. In February, the RBNZ stated that depreciation is required in the exchange rate. The...

Politics

In latest skirmish of western land wars, Congress supports mining and ranching

Republicans in Congress are enthusiastically using the Congressional Review Act to overturn regulations finalized during the last weeks of the Obama administration. One measure on their list is the Bureau of Land...

How social media stars are fighting for the Left

In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. elections, numerous accounts surfaced of nefarious content creators profiting by posting fake content on social media. The most successful engaged in anti-Clinton fervor, promoted Donald...

Oroville dam danger shows how Trump could win big on infrastructure

Disaster was narrowly averted after Americas tallest dam threatened to release a deluge of water over thousands of homes on February 12. Dramatic scenes of water cascading from the Oroville dam emerged after a hole the...

Dems Want To Probe Trump Over Lax Security Practices

Just to add to Donald Trumps increasingly full plate of political troubles, House Democrats are now pushing for an investigation into the new presidents tendency to practice weak security measures. The representatives are...

Science

Scientists Think The Arctic Can Be Refrozen If They Had $500B

A lot of climate experts, global leaders, and financial giants have already declared Climate Change as the single biggest threat that humanity is facing as a species. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of people and...

Bioterrorism To Kill 30M In The Near Future, Warns Bill Gates

He might be most well-known for founding the international tech behemoth Microsoft and for having the title of richest man in the world several times, but Bill Gates is also an active player in the health industry. Most of...

Scientists Created Foldable Shields That Can Stop Bullets, Light And Portable Protection

Law enforcement officials are facing constant danger as part of their duties, which is why they need all the protection that they can get. Body armor, helmets, and padding are all provided to police officers, FBI agents,...

Organoids - the future of medical research

Most of the research behind new medical advances is carried out using either animal tissues or cancer cells. Both tools have their problems: results from animals and humans do not always match up and cancer cells grown for...

Five of the most explosive non-nuclear chemicals ever made

A chemistry department at a British university was recently evacuated after a student made the known explosive, TATP. The chemical, tri-cyclic acetone peroxide, or TATP, was made by accident as the product of a...

Technology

This Teddy Bear Recorded Millions Of Voice Messages, Which Got Leaked

In the age of the Internet of Things, households are now more vulnerable to data breaches than ever before. Take the case of the toys that were made by a company called CloudPets, which can receive and play messages by...

Twitch To Become Video Game Retailer With Streamers Getting A Cut

As the go-to live-streaming platform for gamers, Twitch has a pretty significant influence in a community that number in the hundreds of millions. Now, the video hosting site is about to widen its horizons by also becoming...

‘Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’ Pirated Before Launch, Images And Videos Posted

Everyone is already aware of how heavily Nintendo is betting on the success of the Switch in order to rally from the disaster brought about by the failed Wii U. One of the biggest titles that are supposed to sell the...

"Middle Earth: Shadow Of War" Confirmed, Epic Trailer Released

Recently, reports started circulating about the sequel to the critically-acclaimed video game published by Warner Bros., which a leaked Target listing exacerbated. Along with the games title, several key details were also...

Nokia And BlackBerry Bet On Nostalgia To Generate Buzz, Experts Concerned

There was once a time when both Nokia and BlackBerry ruled the roost as the top providers of mobile devices in the world. Everybody wanted a phone that they made, with Nokias 3310 and BlackBerrys 9900 garnering some...
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