Blockchain Firm Insurwave Signs Agreement With China’s Zhuhai Port Holdings

Blockchain firm Insurwave has partnered with China-based Zhuhai Port Holdings to collaborate on shipping logistics and marine insurance to promote frictionless trade using blockchain technology. Insurwave, the result of a joint venture between EY and Guardtime, is a blockchain platform to support marine hull insurance. It leverages blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, Microsoft Azure infrastructure, and ACORD data standards to […]

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Why There is a Need to Upend the Blockchain Model and Prioritize Privacy over Anonymity

Privacy vs. anonymity – A dichotomy? With the increasing adoption of technology, data breaches have become more frequent, with user information often misused to serve a company’s interests. This was demonstrated by the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal in early 2018, which saw the latter harvest the personal data of millions of Facebook users without their consent in order to inform political […]

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Poland’s Top University Teams With Billon And Microsoft To Bring Blockchain Into Academia

Billon Solutions, a fully owned subsidiary of Polish blockchain firm Billon Group, has signed a cooperation agreement with the University of Warsaw’s blockchain research center. Billon Solutions, which uses its blockchain enterprise system to provide a number of payment services, will be working with the Center for Research on Legal Aspects of Blockchain Technology, operating at the Faculty of Law […]

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The Blockchain Industry is Developed with Women in Mind

Whether we like to admit it or not, the technology world has been under male dominance for a long time. Too long it seems. Unlike most of the other technology-based industries, blockchain is raw and unestablished. This is both a promise and a challenge for women in the industry. Blockchain technology is incredibly different from other industries because of how distinctive […]

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Blockcahian DApps May Qualify As Money Transmitters, Says FinCEN

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau within the US Treasury Department, has issued an interpretive guidance that outlines why Decentralized Applications (DApps) may qualify as money transmitters. The guidance was issued to remind persons, subject to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), how FinCEN regulations relating to money services businesses (MSB) apply to certain business models involving money transmission […]

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Orchid Labs Wants to Build a Natural Internet | BTCMANAGER

Orchid Labs let its audience in on their recent developments in a May 8, 2019 blog post. This included a successful $43 million funding round, its probabilistic micropayments feature, the Orchid app and more, that will contribute to their motto of a natural Internet, May 08, 2019. The Need for Open and Accessible Internet The Internet acts as a perfect […]

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World Economic Forum Teams With Over 100 Organizations On New Blockchain Project

Swiss not-for-profit organization the World Economic Forum (WEF) is working with over 100 organizations to accelerate blockchain deployment across supply chains. Founded in 1971, the WEF primarily focuses on developing entrepreneurship and corporate governance system throughout the world. It conducts various programs and events focusing on health, agricultural trade, corporate governance, social investing, global competitiveness, energy, and pension reforms. In […]

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Blockchain Anti-Spam Call Solution Introduced By Indian IT giant Tech Mahindra

Indian IT giant Tech Mahindra will be rolling out a blockchain-powered anti-spam call solution that, it claims, would impact over 300 million mobile subscribers in India. Tech Mahindra provides information technology (IT), networking technology solutions, and business process outsourcing (BPO) to the telecommunications industry, which includes Fortune 500 companies. The company has over 200,000 employees across 100 countries. Business Today […]

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