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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

Three ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis

Jun 13, 2020 11:07 am UTC| Technology Digital Currency

The world has failed to halt global warming. Four years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, most experts predict global warming will exceed the agreed thresholds, with disastrous consequences. As much as the world...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchains can trace foods from farm to plate, but the industry is still behind the curve

May 20, 2020 15:33 pm UTC| Technology

Food supply chains were vulnerable long before the coronavirus pandemic. Recent scandals have ranged from modern slavery in Vietnamese fisheries to the persistent problem of child labour in the cocoa industry. Perhaps the...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain Revolution Series: WEF To Give Blueprint For Decentralised Economy

May 14, 2020 09:17 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency

The World Health Organization (WHO) scheduled a media briefing yesterday to give update the public on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Lockdowns are not one-size-fits-all, nor a comprehensive solution for fighting...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain Revolution Series: Xpring To Give New Dimension To Ripple

Apr 16, 2020 08:04 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency

XRP ledger has various versions, namely, xRapid, xCurrent, their development team at Ripples Xpring, has now, designed and developed latest features to the XRP protocol with an objective of enhancing blockchain-based use...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain Revolution Series: Lukka Partners With US Accounting Giant RSM

Apr 13, 2020 08:05 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

Lukka has partnered with RSM to provide crypto tax software solutions to the firms tax clients. Lukka, which is blockchain-based firm is associating with RSM, which is US-based renowned accounting firm, to serve their...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain Revolution Series: Citigroup Ventures With Ethereum-Based Komgo To Target Trade Finance Domain

Mar 23, 2020 07:20 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency

One of the reputed global banking giant, Citibank has geared-up with its investment in the Ethereum-based decentralized trade financing start-up Komgo. The global head of commodity trade finance at Citigroup, Mr. Kris...

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Blockchain Revolution Series: Toyota Unveils Blockchain Lab On Extensive Research

Mar 17, 2020 05:57 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency

The prime objective of Toyotas expedition into the budding blockchain technology appears to be transforming their target towards becoming an extensive and holistic Mobility Company, rendering wide-range of services in...

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Economy

OPEC insists it did not intend to drive US shale out of business

OPEC Secretary Mohammad Barkindo said the group did not intend to drive US shale oil producers out of business, in response to US barrels price briefly turning negative in April. In April, the group agreed on the single...

Korean shipbuilders suffer 67% dip in new orders

South Koreas shipbuilders posted 1.18 million compensated gross tons (CGTs) of new orders in the first half of 2020, 67 percent less from the 3.58 million CGTs last year. Globally, new shipbuilding orders plunged 57...

Shanghai shopping event induces consumption in city

Shanghai municipal governments May 5 Shopping Festival helped the citys total consumption over the past two months to return to the same level last year. The festival attracted over 520,000 online sellers and nearly...

Japan's May exports to S. Korea down to 11-year low of 3.66-T won

Japans exported 3.66 trillion won worth of goods to South Korea in May, down 18 percent from last year, which is lowest in 11 years due to the pandemic and trade dispute between the two countries. Japans shipments of...

US refrains from slapping antidumping duties on S. Korean cold-rolled steel

The US refrained from imposing antidumping duties on cold-rolled steel from Hyundai Steel Co. and POSCO, which would help boost trade between the two countries. The US Department of Commerce determined that cold-rolled...

Politics

Joe Biden says he will reverse Donald Trump's withdrawal of the US from WHO

President Donald Trump has taken the United States out of several global agreements as part of his America First agenda, which has received widespread criticism in turn. Recently, former vice president Joe Biden has said...

Michelle Obama partners with Meghan Markle in global conference for young women

A star-studded virtual conference is happening next week with Michelle Obama as one of the speakers at the event. She will also be joined by Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. Michelle Obama, Meghan Markle speaks at...

Why Manny Pacquiao vs. Conor McGregor is more plausible than fans think

It has been close to a year since fans and sports experts started speculating on who should be the next to challenge Manny Pacquiao. The Filipino champ has been paired with the biggest names in boxings welterweight...

Melania Trump: FLOTUS's statue in Slovenia set on fire

As Americans pushing to end racism in the country are also calling for the removal of names and statues of historical figures that are known to be racist, the Trump administration has called to retain these symbols. First...

Science

Paleontologists discover pocket-sized ancestor of the dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are more commonly believed to be large living beings, from being similar in size to a child to as massive as a house or even a small building. However, paleontologists recently discovered fossilized remains of...

Dilophosaurus shown in 'Jurassic Park' is more bird-like than lizard, says scientists

The Dilophosaurus was made famous through the Jurassic Park movie and is shown as having a similar appearance to a lizard. However, a new study finds that the actual Dilophosaurus did not resemble a lizard, but looked more...

NASA: Hubble Space Telescope detects a galaxy moving away from Earth

When it comes to galaxies, many often hear about these celestial objects merging with one another. However, the opposite is not heard about as much. Recently, the Hubble Space Telescope was able to witness just that, with...

New study suggests Cerne Abbas Giant actually dates back to the Medieval period

The Cerne Abbas Giant has been met with some debate regarding its history among archaeologists. Now, a new study suggests that the historic figure may not be as ancient as many may believe it to be. Researchers,...

Technology

‘World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’: Blizzard confirms release window in fall

Video game companies, for much of the first half of 2020, learned to adjust to new workplace setups due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Even then, Blizzard Entertainment assures fans that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is...

Poco M2 Pro: $200 smartphone with a quad camera and 33W fast charger

After months of leaks and speculations, the Poco M2 Pro has finally been announced by Poco India. Most of the expected specs and features have now been confirmed for the device, and so is the one caveat that some tech fans...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’: The role of Judy Alvarez and Evelyn Parker in V’s upcoming missions

Night City Wire has done its job of keeping the hype up for Cyberpunk 2077, but a welcome bonus was the unveiling of two non-playable characters named Evelyn Parker and Judy Alvarez. Online discussions prove their brief...

‘The Last of Us 2’: Naughty Dog condemns myriad of online death threats targeting cast and devs

The launch of The Last of Us 2 has been bittersweet for Naughty Dog in the few weeks that the game is out in the wild. Aside from high scores from critics, the developers and cast members have been receiving vile comments...
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