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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

Government of Kaliningrad to trial blockchain technology in social payments

Feb 20, 2018 09:37 am UTC| Digital Currency

The Government of Kaliningrad region is collaborating with Vnesheconombank (VEB) on a blockchain pilot project in the field of social payments. The government and VEB have inked an agreement on cooperation in a number...

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Citi and Credit Agricole buy stakes in blockchain startup SETL

Feb 20, 2018 06:15 am UTC| Digital Currency

London-based blockchain startup SETL has announced that Citi and Credit Agricole have joined Computershare, S2iEM, and Deloitte as shareholders in the company. In addition to Citi and Credit Agricole taking stakes in...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Indian PM launches NASSCOM’s FutureSkills platform amid blockchain push

Feb 20, 2018 03:08 am UTC| Digital Currency

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), the trade association of Indian IT BPM industry, has launched a new platform for skill development in eight varied technologies. Indian Prime...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Digital Currency Revolution

Inaugural TOKEN2049 conference in March to pool crypto experts

Feb 19, 2018 11:02 am UTC| Digital Currency

The inaugural TOKEN2049 conference is going to be held on March 20-21, 2018 at Kerry Hotel, in Hong Kong and will bring together entrepreneurs and industry enthusiasts from across the globe. The conference will be...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Digital Currency Revolution

Announcement: Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference India offers discount on registrations

Feb 19, 2018 07:44 am UTC| Digital Currency

Blockchain Bitcoin Conference India is a large-scale conference dedicated to blockchain, cryptocurrency, and ICO technology. The best experts and enthusiasts who are changing history today. Relevant topics and an...

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Digital Currency Revolution

Croatia gets self-regulating blockchain and cryptocurrency organization ‘UBIK’

Feb 19, 2018 06:28 am UTC| Digital Currency

A self-regulatory organization in the field of blockchain and cryptocurrencies registered last week in Croatia, CoinTelegraph reported. The Croatian Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Association (UBIK) aims to create a...

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Digital Currency Revolution

Malta launches public consultation on blockchain and cryptocurrency bills

Feb 19, 2018 03:10 am UTC| Digital Currency

Malta has launched a public consultation on three proposed laws that aim to position the country a world leader in economic innovation, according to Malta Today. Speaking at the launch of the public consultation,...

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Economy

Japanese bonds trade nearly flat as investors eye January inflation data

Japanese bonds traded nearly flaton Wednesdayas investors eyed January consumer inflation data scheduled to be releasedon Thursdayat23:30GMT. Also, the market now look ahead to the marquee event for the week in...

Japanese bonds trade nearly flat as investors eye January inflation data

Japanese bonds traded nearly flaton Wednesdayas investors eyed January consumer inflation data scheduled to be releasedon Thursdayat23:30GMT. Also, the market now look ahead to the marquee event for the week in...

Australian bonds snap losses on short-covering despite rise in Q4 wage price index

Australian bonds snapped losses Wednesday as investors covered previous short positions despite a better-than-expected wage price index data for the fourth-quarter of this year, released early today. The yield on the...

German bunds fall after ZEW economic sentiment index beats expectations in February

The German bunds fell Tuesday after the countrys ZEW economic sentiment index for the month of February beat market expectations; however, the downside was limited as investors await the manufacturing PMI for the similar...

Comic-explainer: How does Islamic finance work?

Interest fuels the financial world. The money sitting in your bank account accrues it, and the credit cards in your wallet charge it. If you ever want money quick, youre going to being paying a decent amount of interest...

Politics

Hunger in the lucky country – charities step in where government fails

The non-profit organisation Foodbank released its report Fighting Hunger in Australia this month. Like earlier research it reported that around 15% of Australians experienced food insecurity an extraordinary figure...

For black celebrities like Oprah, it's impossible to be apolitical

Oprah Winfreys rousing Golden Globe speech has many speculating whether the media mogul will become a presidential candidate in 2020, with some pundits questioning the merits of another celebrity president. But to...

Politicians are inflating the evidence used to justify tax increases

Chris Doucouliagos, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Deakin Business School and Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University Many government policies are flawed because...

GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the middle class

The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and home, doing better than ones parents, and retiring in comfort are all hallmarks of a middle-class...

What does Ramaphosa's victory mean for South Africa's economy?

A great deal is expected from Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as the president of South Africas governing party, the African National Congress (ANC). This positions him to become the countrys president in 2019. Sibonelo...

Science

UBI Helps People Be More Productive And Work More, Study Claims

The topic of universal basic income (UBI) has been a hot-button issue among economists, financial experts, legislators, and tech industry giants for years. Some say that it will increase productivity while others claim the...

Startup Raises $250M To Use Placenta To Extend Life And Cure Cancer

Companies have been trying to unlock the secrets to regenerative medicine for years and one startup just raised $250 million by intending to use human placenta to do so. The company believes that using the disposable...

Ozone Layer Update; Not Recovering As Expected For Unknown Reasons

In the late 90s, the issue regarding the hole in the ozone layer was big in the public consciousness, but it quickly faded in light of a new gigantic threat in the form of climate change. In recent years, scientists have...

Early Britons Had Dark Skin And Curly Hair, Research Claims

Most people have gotten used to the idea that the British Isles have always been populated with light-skinned, straight-haired humans that are predominantly found in todays UK. However, research indicates that this was...

Scientists Wants To Use Poison As Male Birth Control

The pharmaceutical industry or indeed the drug market has historically used a variety of organic substances and resources to create medicine for various applications. Several poisonous plants, for example, have been turned...

Technology

Valve Slams The Ban Hammer On Developer Over Fake Reviews

Fake reviews have been around for a long time, but companies have been largely successful at stamping them out to the point that they are no longer an epidemic. A recent example of how online entities now deal with fake...

Tesla's 'virtual power plant' might be second-best to real people power

The South Australian government and Tesla recently announced a large-scale solar and storage scheme that will distribute solar panels and batteries free of charge to 50,000 households. This would form what has been...

SpaceX Internet Is One Step Closer To Reality, Satellite Launch Backed By FCC Chair

Elon Musks private space agency, SpaceX has been considering launching satellites into space with the main goal of delivering high-speed broadband internet connection. This ambition is now one step closer to becoming a...

Facebook Sinks To New Lows, Uses Two-Factor Authentication To Spam Users

The two-factor authentication system is meant to provide users with extra security to protect themselves from threats like getting hacked or getting spammed. Facebook, like many other tech companies these days, employs...

Facebook Slammed For Offering VPN That Does The Opposite Of What VPNs Do

Virtual private networks (VPN) are supposed to help users get away from the usual data-tracking schemes that both tech companies and governments have been cooking up. They basically cover the users tracks, thus allowing...
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