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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

Libra: four reasons to be extremely cautious about Facebook's new currency

Jun 23, 2019 14:21 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Facebook has unveiled libra, a cryptocurrency that will enable users to make international payments over Messenger and other group platforms like WhatsApp perhaps from as soon as 2020. Heres how it looks likely to...

Blockchain Revolution Series

With cryptocurrency launch, Facebook sets its path toward becoming an independent nation

Jun 19, 2019 02:06 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Facebook has announced a plan to launch a new cryptocurrency named the Libra, adding another layer to its efforts to dominate global communications and business. Backed by huge finance and technology companies including...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Facebook claims Libra offers economic empowerment to billions – an economist is skeptical

Jun 19, 2019 02:05 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Facebook is joining the cryptocurrency craze. Should we be concerned? The social network site on June 18 said its launching a new cryptocurrency called Libra with the help of 27 partners, including MasterCard, Visa,...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Creatives in the country? Blockchain and agtech can create unexpected jobs in regional Australia

Jun 12, 2019 23:51 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are said to make many jobs redundant due to automation. BeefLedger, a QUT research project with a focus on blockchain and agtech (agricultural...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain can help break the chains of modern slavery, but it is not a complete solution

May 02, 2019 17:29 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology Digital Currency

Theres a good chance the device on which you are reading this contains cobalt. Its an essential metal for batteries in phones and laptops. Theres also a chance the cobalt was mined by slaves. Almost two-thirds of the...

Blockchain Revolution Series

The future of blockchain according to experts in the energy sector

Mar 06, 2019 14:01 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Blockchain technology is a decentralised digital ledger that keeps public but encrypted records of peer-to-peer transactions. All members of a blockchain network can verify whether a transaction occurred or not, rendering...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Accenture's Global Payment Managing Director Looks Optimistic on Ripple's Overseas Transaction Services

Feb 26, 2019 06:28 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

Accentures Global Payments head, Gareth Wilson, orated about the future prospects that the payments industry could foresee in 2019, as per Accentures banking blog, dated February 18, 2019. Wilson mentioned that he...

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Economy

UK gilts surge after June CPI remains unchanged, meets market estimates

The United Kingdoms gilts surged during European trading hours Wednesday after the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of June, released today, remained unchanged from that in May, also meeting market...

German bunds jump despite better-than-expected rise in Eurozone June CPI

The German bunds jumped during European session Wednesday despite a better-than-expected rise in the eurozones consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of June, released early today. The German 10-year bond yields,...

Singapore’s non-oil exports slump more than expected in June, feeblest growth since February 2013

Singapores non-oil exports (NODX) slumped more than expected by 17.3 percent y/y (-7.6 percent m/m sa), as electronics exports plunged 31.9 percent y/y. This is the feeblest NODX growth pace since February 2013, and the...

Fed’s dovish stance provides scope for BI to deliver rate cuts, says Scotiabank

The Federal Reserves dovish stance provides scope for the Bank Indonesia (BI) to deliver rate cuts. Meanwhile, a steady Chinese yuan has cleared the way for the Indonesian central bank to lower its policy rate without...

Australian bonds narrowly mixed ahead of June employment report amid muted trading hours

Australian government bonds remained narrowly mixed during Asian session Wednesday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the countrys employment report for the month of...

Politics

Melania Trump might have requested a better prenup since 2016 election

Various White House representatives have previously assured the public that the marriage of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in good status. But rumors and insider reports keep...

Donald Trump denies being racist

To hear that United States President Donald Trump is going on a Twitter tirade, no matter what time of the day is nothing new. But his recent tweets directed at four congresswomen telling them to go back to their countries...

Why developing nuclear weapons is an unrealistic option for Australia

In his latest book, strategist and defense analyst Hugh White has gone nuclear, triggering a debate about whether Australia should develop and maintain its own nuclear arsenal. But developing and sustaining modern...

Refundable tax credits would help alleviate poverty

We have entered a new election cycle, and it appears that a discussion about tax policy will consist primarily of bickering and court challenges around the introduction of a carbon tax and the associated Climate Action...

Book reignites rumors of Melania Trump sleeping in a separate bedroom as Donald Trump

The marriage of United States first lady Melania Trump and president Donald Trump has repeatedly been the subject of several articles and stories. Some of them put the first couple in a good light while others spark...

Science

3,800 patients to test promising HIV vaccine

Several significant developments in the field of HIV/AIDS cure studies have been reported this year. Now, adding to that is an HIV vaccine entering human trials after it has been in development for more than 30...

CAR-T therapy could be the world’s first cancer cure

Numerous cancer research is taking place around the world at this moment. While some of it has already shown promising results, there remains an undeniably long work ahead before at least one of them can be officially...

Curious Kids: how does electricity work?

Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question youd like an expert to answer, send it to [email protected] You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS...

How solar heat drives rapid melting of parts of Antarctica's largest ice shelf

The ocean that surrounds Antarctica plays a crucial role in regulating the mass balance of the continents ice cover. We now know that the thinning of ice that affects nearly a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is...

Neuroscience and artificial intelligence can help improve each other

Despite their names, artificial intelligence technologies and their component systems, such as artificial neural networks, dont have much to do with real brain science. Im a professor of bioengineering and neurosciences...

Technology

Torrent users are once again easy targets of a malware campaign

Korean drama shows have garnered immense popularity even in regions outside South Korea. Local and international fans often resort to downloading media copies through torrent and pirate sites. This method is illicit...

Some fans still think LeBron James is overrated

Aside from the virtual experience of building their own NBA franchise through the NBA 2K series, video game players and basketball fans care so much about its version of players rankings. The top 20 players of NBA 2K20...

‘The Elder Scrolls 6’ gameplay reveal might not be until 2024

The Elder Scrolls 6 is speculated to come out in 2024 at the earliest. This isnt surprising since Bethesdas manpower is currently being taken by Starfield, a new IP for the studio. But since gameplay reveals or a teaser...

‘Shadowbringers’ director doesn’t want to distract developers with crossover

There are two most talked-about titles within the Final Fantasy franchise currently: Final Fantasy 7 Remake and the Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers expansion. The latter was just released earlier this month, and these...

‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ will need every support from its hardcore following

Warcraft 3: Reforged might come out in November, which means that the beta version will be arriving soon. Although nothing has been announced by Blizzard just yet, theres a high chance that the remaster will arrive during...
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