Google Introduces New Startups To Launchpad Studio, Partners With Four Indian Banks

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Google just introduced a new group of startup businesses into Launchpad Studio, the tech behemoth’s accelerator it launched last year that matches top machine learning startups and experts from Silicon Valley with Google – its people, network, and advanced technologies. While the accelerator’s first group was meant to gather new insights from medical data, this most recent one is meant to shake up well-known financial markets and systems. Accurately reviewing and … Read More →

Blockchain Personalities Speak out on Hard Fork

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21.co used the 21.co/blockchain list to survey influential individuals in the blockchain space. “The list includes Bitcoin Core developers and Bitcoin Unlimited supporters, as well as a host of investors, executives, and founders,” writes 21.co on its Medium account.  Related: Microsoft Head of Decentralized Identity Says Bitcoin is Under Attack The survey turned up aggregate numbers on “what this sector of the community thinks,” as well as responses from people who … Read More →

Royal Mint Experimenting with Blockchain-based Gold Trades

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The Royal Mint partnered with markets operator CME Group to build a gold market with blockchain technology as a means of broadening London’s hip-factor when buying and selling gold bullion. The Roya Mint, owned by taxpayers, plans to accept trades from the middle of next year on the Royal Mint Gold platform, intended to log each transaction using blockchain.

R3 Sends Cease-and-Desist to Bitcoin Developer Peter Todd

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Bitcoin and banks were never supposed to go hand-in-hand. So, in 2015, when the world’s largest financial institutions began investigation the technology behind Bitcoin, blockchain, it took many people by surprise. Now, approximately two years after those efforts began in earnest, it seems there’s somewhat of a clash taking place between Bitcoin and the consortium through which the world’s largest banks investigate blockchain technology, R3.

Did Bitcoin Already Have A Block Crisis?

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As developers for Bitcoin called for a temporary halt to Bitcoin transactions on 3/11/2013, many members of the community began holding their breath. Many of these individuals had only just entered into the realm of decentralized, online currencies. Could it be that they were watching the end of the BTC experiment before their very eyes? Others acted in contribution to a sharp sell-off resulting in the currency briefly falling 23 … Read More →

Bitcoin: A New Age For Money

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While it is true that countries are likely to impose “harsh taxes and capital controls,” if recent trends in financial regulation are a clue, there are some key misunderstandings of the nature of the world wide web and Bitcoin in the above-quoted Time article.  Anonymity – indeed, even pseudonymity –  through either medium, the internet or Bitcoin, is a difficult state to achieve. This misunderstanding is understandable. Bitcoin and other … Read More →

The SEC Has Monitored Blockchain Technology Since Before Ethereum Attack

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has been keeping a close eye on blockchain technology. Such crowd funded blockchains seemingly operated under a so-called “good deal exception,” in which investors, who are satisfied because they are making money, do not complain to authorities. That didn’t stop the SEC from pondering how securities law might apply.

Public, Private & Confederated Blockchains

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There are different types of blockchains. The only true use case for a blockchain, at the current time, is Bitcoin. Nonetheless, many of these other blockchain models, still experiments, could power finance, and some experts believe relatively quickly.

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